Trou d'Eau Douce

Continent
Africa
Country
Mauritius
Next Big City
Port Louis
Next Town
Trou d\'Eau Douce
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Medium wave, Big wave
Hazards:
Reefs, Corals
Quality:
No information
Best Tide:
High tide

The lagoon is huge here, with onshore conditions. A few tacks upwind to the reef will bring you to discover the pleasures of the spot known as 'Joy Ride'. This a super smooth speed track, just inside the breaking surf of the reef. It should be avoided at low tide because of the odd coral head that will annihilate your gear.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Rocks
Beach Users:
No information

This spot is pretty special due to its position in relation to the main pass just a few hundred yards upwind of it. Forget the public beach for the launching of kites, this is way to tricky with the numerous rocks above and below the water. On the northern side of the public beach is a fairly wide beach that can accommodate kite launchings. The best and most common practice though, is to hire a boat here for the day, and to cruise over to 'Ile aux Cerfs', a few km away, where you will be rewarded by many small white sanded coves to launch and land your gear with ease.

Wind

Best Months:
No information
Wind Type:
Trade
Best Direction:
NE, ENE, E, ESE, SE
Main Direction:
NE, ENE, E, ESE, SE

Best winds from May to August. During cyclone season it can blow 15-25 kts many days per week.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Get to the east of the island and to Trou d'Eau Douce.

Extra information

Rules
None

From Trou d'Eau Douce you can ride all the way to Blue Bay 24km south, but be sure to scout the course first as there are many hot areas to be avoided.

Nightlife

Got to Grand Bay.