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KITESURF IN MAURITIUS

Key Facts
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SEA...SUN...SAND... KITE SURF

The Republic of Mauritius, situated in the middle of the Indian Ocean is a Volcanic Island. The island is 65 km long &  45 km wide with about 150 km of white sandy beaches surrounded by the coral reef (recognized as the world's third-largest).

Mauritius has been an Independent Country since 1968. The Tropical Island (including Rodrigues, Agaléga, and St. Brandon) stands about 2000 kilometers off the southeast coast of the African Continent with 2,011 km2 in total with a Coastline of  177 km.

Known as a pricy honeymoon destination with white sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, five stars hotels, and all-inclusive resorts... however this Rainbow Nation offers a concentration of different cultures, reasonable accommodation prices, and lots of fun activities.

POPULATION
Mauritius has a population of approximately 1.3 million.

With more or less 50% of Men & 50% of women on the island.

Population aged 0 to 14 : 23%
Population aged 15 to 65 : 71%
Population aged over 65 : 6%
 
MAURITIANS ORIGINS
Indian Origin 65%
African Origin 27%
Chinese Origin 3%, 
French Origin 2%

LANGUAGES

Official language : English

Other languages :

French 

Mauritian Creole 

Bhojpuri

RELIGION

49% of Hindus

32% of Christians

17% of  Islamics

2% other religions

LOGISTICS & FLIGHTS

18 international airlines fly from

25 airports to

Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport - (MRU)

DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM

Europe : 10 to12hrs

Middle East : 6 to 8 hrs

East & South Africa : 4 to 5 hrs

Asia : 6 to 10 hrs

Western Australia : 8 hrs

TOURIST VISA

Visa free :

114 countries up to 90 days

Visa on arrival​ :

5 countries up to 60 days

Visa before arrival :

17 countries

Special Visa :

Mauritius Premium Travel Visa

CURRENCY & ECHANGE RATE

Mauritian Rupees

1 Eur / 1 Chf = 48 Mur

1 Usd = 46 Mur

1 Aed = 13 Mur

1 Zar = 3 Mur

   Check the latest Covid Update for Mauritius

Covid rules and regulation in Mauritius

ACTION OR FARNIENTE DURING YOUR HOLIDAYS?

Kiteaholic Bastard Mauritius - Rodrigues shore and boat drone shot

WHY KITESURFING IN MAURITIUS IS GREAT?

Why is Kitesurfing great in Mauritius?
KITEAHOLIC BASTARD MAURITIUS | Kitesurf in Anse La Raie Kite Spot

Consistent Trade Winds

KITEAHOLIC BASTARD MAURITIUS | Foiling in Anse La Raie Kite Spot

Beautiful Kite Spots

&

Safe Lagoons

KITEAHOLIC BASTARD MAURITIUS | Kitesurf in Anse La Raie Kite Spot

Warm

&

Crystal Clear Lagoons

KITEAHOLIC BASTARD MAURITIUS | Kitesurf in Anse La Raie Kite Spot -Beginner Lesson

Kite Lessons

For

Beginners

KITEAHOLIC BASTARD MAURITIUS | Kitesurf in Anse La Raie Kite Spot - Kite lessons for independent kiteboarders

Kite Lessons

For

Independent

Kiteboarders

Kiteaholic Bastard Mauritius - Lifestyle Kite trip V1 Rodrigues - Kite session in Rodrigue

MAURITIUS IS WINDY
ALL YEAR LONG

Windy all year long in Mauritius

At what period of the year are you free to travel?
Our kitesurfing season in Mauritius is all year round.

KITESURFING SEASONS IN MAURITIUS

Why is it so windy in Mauritius?

Mauritius island is perfect for kiteboarding and kitesurfing. It is possible to practice kitesurfing safely on the island because of the easy and safe conditions in different lagoons along the coast. Kiteboarders can choose between flat & choppy water or wavy spots.

Our tropical island is windy all year long because of the trade winds. The wind is blowing from the poles (high-pressure areas) in the direction of the equator (low-pressure area) and we are exactly on the way.

The exchanges of atmospheric pressure (Hectopascal is the measure of the weight of a column of air per square meter) plays also a big role in the weather that we have in Mauritius.

A typical wind day in Mauritius: Wind is starting to blow progressively around 9h/10h and increases during the day. In the late afternoon you often have the possibility of doing a last sunset session before the wind drops.

WHICH SEASON IS THE BEST TO KITESURF IN MAURITIUS ?

Wind season in Mauritius
The Summer Kitesurf Season in Mauritius
The Winter Kitesurf
Season in Mauritius

November to April

June to September

Average Wind Speed

15 knots (varying between 10 knots to 20 knots)


Summer Water Temperature 

Between 24 - 27° C.


Summer Air temperature 

Between 26 - 32° C .

Wetsuit recommendation

No Wetsuits

Tides

Between 0.3 or 0.8 m

Average Wind Speed

20 knots (varying between 15 knots to 25 knots)

Winter Water Temperature

Between 22 - 25° C

Winter Air Temperature

Between 20 - 27° C

Wetsuit recommendation

Between 2 to 4mm

Tides

Between 0.3 or 0.8 m

The Mid Seasons Months in Mauritius

October & May

These months are transition periods from winter to summer and vice versa.

The most pleasant time of the year according to us :

Great temperatures & still good wind... No wetsuits are needed at all.

Kiteaholic Bastard Kiteschool Mauritius - Kite & Explore V1 2022 - Kite camp Le Morne Kite

MAURITIUS KITESURF SPOTS

Kite spots in Mauritius

Why Kitesurf spots in Mauritius are great ?

Kiteaholic Bastard Mauritius - Chase the wind to find the best kite spots in Mauritius

Chase the wind!

Easy-to-change spot:

Maximum of 2 hours drive to get from one spot to another

Kiteaholic Bastard Mauritius - Le Morne Brabant Mountain

Various types of spots :

  • Flat water in the bays the lagoons

  •  Waves with only reef breaks

Kiteaholic Bastard Mauritius - Le Morne - One eye kite spot and waves

Various types of wind directions :

  • Onshore

  • Side onshore

  • Side Shore

  • Offshore

Kiteaholic Bastard Mauritius - Le Morne -Le Paradis & Benitiers Kite spot

Easy spot to learn

& take lessons

 

Easy to progress at all levels

Kiteaholic Bastard Kitesurf trip - Rodrigues South coast line

Safe in the lagoons

 

 

No sharks

Kiteaholic Bastard - Le Morne Kitesurf spot

Wind all year long:

 

  • Wind strength will vary from the  Winter season to the Summer season

Regions & Main Kitesurf Spots

Kiteaholic Bastard Mauritius - Kite spots regions and main spots map in Mauritius

East Region

Poste Lafayette Lagoon

Belle Mare & Palmar Lagoon

South East Region

Pointe d'Esny Lagoon

South West Region

Le Morne Lagoon

South Region

Bel Ombre Lagoon

KITE SPOTS
FLAT WATER
WAVES
CHOPS
POINTE D'ESNY
AVERAGE
NO
Yes
BELLE MARE / PALMAR
AVERAGE
NO
Yes
BEL OMBRE
YES
YES - SIDE OFF
Yes
LE MORNE
AVERAGE
WORLD CLASS - OFFSHORE
Yes
POSTE LAFAYETTE
AVERAGE
YES but not clean
Yes
ANSE LA RAIE
YES
YES - OFFSHORE
Yes
Kiteaholic Bastard Kite School Mauritius - Kite spot Anse La Raie - Beach and Bay in Mauritius North
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