Isle aux Cerfs

Continent
Africa
Country
Mauritius
Next Big City
Port Louis
Next Town
Trou d\'eau Douce
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Medium wave
Hazards:
Currents, Reefs
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
No information

Very intricate and big lagoon. A very big variety of setups exist in this lagoon, from choppy dangerous passes, to incredible flat smooth water speed run spots. The lagoon is to big too explain all the risks and specificity, so prudent trial runs will soon unveil all the options. Parallel and close to the reef is a very good smooth water run, with long reform swell lines giving the possibility for mega boosting jumps or just plain high speed flying.

Beach

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

The access from the beach is tricky, as the public areas are very rocky. Best is to take a taxi boat out Isle aux Cerfs for the day. There numerous sandy beaches allow trouble free entry to the lagoon.

Wind

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

SE trade winds from June to October are the best. Light wind in summer.



How to get there

Transport
Boat
Access
Short walk

Trou d'eau Douce can be reached from the North or South, and the usual, taxi or car rental will get you there.

Extra information

Rules
None

Isle aux Cerfs is very greatly exploited from the tourism point of view, so take care and behave properly if you do not want to cause banning for everyone. Always be extra careful in lagoons when approaching channels and passes, the current will surprise you very often and you will get sucked out to sea before you know it. Usually sharks also like to hang around there, as they can just sit and gobble up the morcels that come ripping past. Around the island there are a lot of fish, so every boat has its rod or hand line for fishing which is constantly in use, so do not pass to near boats as you might get caught up like a fish. Behind moving boats there are often trawling lines, these are a great trap.

Nightlife

None.