Poste Lafayette

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

Water

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

You can sail all through the bay which is approx. 2.5 km wide. In the middle of this lagoon is a small wave spot that has reforming little breaks on a sandbar at high tide, making it ideal for first jumps and rides. At high tide it is possible to ride over the reef out to sea, but this should be avoided unless you are a crack and in need of a special rush.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Rocks
Beach Users:
None

Very nice moon shaped public beach which is ideal for launching both by kite and windsurf. It is situated on the most northern part of the bay. The beach here is very wide and placed in a side onshore position, making it a well frequented spot for launching by the locals.

Wind

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

Best winds June to October. During cyclone season it can blow 15-25 kts many days per week.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Located in the Northeast of Mauritius.

Extra information

Rules
None

Stay well clear of the main channel going out the reef (called “la passe Canon”), it has serious currents and any rescue operation would be pretty hazardous.

Nightlife

None.