Riambel (Sir S. Ramgoolam Beach) Search Add Picture Edit

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

Water

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

Very wide and shallow lagoon that can only be ridden at high tide, but this is quite a unique experience as the water is still fairly shallow. This gives for very smooth conditions and hardly any chop even in the strongest of winds. Make sure to ride there only on the highest tidal levels, as some fields of urchins nearer the reef will make you regret it if you don'’t. Beware of the westerly, or downwind area of this lagoon, here the current gets strong towards the channel in the reef, and has sucked out many unaware bathers.

Beach

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

Long, sandy beach. The access to the water is no problem at all, the whole beach, which is pretty long and side shore, is public.

Weather

Spring:
Shorts
Summer:
Shorts
Fall:
Shorts
Winter:
Shorts, Shorty

The best season stretches from May to November with water temperatures between 22°C and 26°C and air temperatures between 22°C and 30°C. Short rain showers possible all year round.

Wind

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

Best winds from June to October. During cyclone season it can blow 15-25 kts many days per week. This bay works well on most east oriented winds and can accept wind shifts better than further down the coast.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

South of the island, get to Riambel. Park next to the beach.

Extra information

Rules
None

Too shallow on low tide.

Nightlife

None.