Continent
Africa
Country
Mauritius
Next Big City
Port Louis
Next Town
Belle Mare
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
School, Rental, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Swimmers, Animals, Currents, Ships, Reefs, Corals
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
High tide

Flat to choppy water. Fairly shallow waters possible. Beware of the outer areas of this lagoon as the bottom is covered with fragile and sharp "stag horn" types of corals. To the left is a pass (La Passe "Du Puis") in the reef here, that offers surfable waves in summer when the winds are slack. This wave is a right hander, fast and tubular in shape, and no place for beginners. The current in the channel is potent, and has to be avoided at all costs when paddling back in.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Trees, Bystanders
Beach Users:
None

One of the more popular spots for kiting is in a big moon shape, with lots of hotels and touristic activity both on and off the water. Trees next to the beach.

Wind

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

Most common conditions here are side to onshore. Best winds from June to October. During cyclone season it can blow 15-25 kts many days per week.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
No walk

Get to the east of the island and to the public beach of Belle Mare. Park directly next to the beach.

Extra information

Rules
None

This is a very big public beach and bathers and boating activity has to be respected here, to insure hassle free access.

Nightlife

None.