Roches Noires Public Beach (Black Rocks)

Continent
Africa
Country
Mauritius
Next Big City
Port Louis
Next Town
Roches Noires
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Ships, Reefs, Corals
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
High tide

Very big lagoon (several km). The lagoon is very beautiful with very clear water and a bit choppy because of its size. Not really a spot where you will be able to ride the waves as the wind is sideonshore and there is a ripping current in the passes.

Beach

Type:
Rocks
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Rocks, Trees, Concrete
Beach Users:
No information

The public beach is for general access, but this unfortunately is fairly rocky and you will have to be a top rider to enter the water safely. Careful for the general prevailing wind is of sideonshore nature, and quite a few kiters have had trouble at the launch.

Wind

Best Months:
June, July, August, September, October
Wind Type:
Trade
Best Direction:
NE, ENE, E, ESE, SE
Main Direction:
SE

Best period is during SE trade wind period. Summer with less wind, unless there is a cyclone in the area (beware of their gusty winds). Sideonshore wind conditions most of the time.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
No walk

By rental car or taxi. In the Northeast of the island. Parking right next to the beach.

Extra information

Rules
None

You need to be a good kite launcher to launch your kite here.

Nightlife

None.