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

Water

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

Very big lagoon (several km). The lagoon is very beautiful with very clear water and a bit choppy because of its size. Not really a spot where you will be able to ride the waves as the wind is sideonshore and there is a ripping current in the passes.

Beach

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

Most of Roches Noires is beautiful sand, but these beaches are hard of access as the land along the coast is all privately owned and built up with cottages and bungalows.

Weather

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

Winter in the 20°C and summer 25-30°C.

Wind

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

Best period is during SE trade wind period. Summer with less wind, unless there is a cyclone in the area (beware of their gusty winds). Sideonshore wind conditions most of the time.



How to get there

Transport
Car, Boat
Access
Short walk

By rental car or taxi. Or get to the beach by boat. In the Northeast of the island.

Extra information

Rules
Zones

Access only if you know people or rented a cottage. Or access via boat. 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 morsels 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. Good for a downwinder from Roches Noires to finish at Cap Malheureux 20km further down the coast.

Nightlife

None.

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

Water

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

Very big lagoon (several km). The lagoon is very beautiful with very clear water and a bit choppy because of its size. Not really a spot where you will be able to ride the waves as the wind is sideonshore and there is a ripping current in the passes.

Beach

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

Most of Roches Noires is beautiful sand, but these beaches are hard of access as the land along the coast is all privately owned and built up with cottages and bungalows.

Weather

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

Winter in the 20°C and summer 25-30°C.

Wind

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

Best period is during SE trade wind period. Summer with less wind, unless there is a cyclone in the area (beware of their gusty winds). Sideonshore wind conditions most of the time.



How to get there

Transport
Car, Boat
Access
Short walk

By rental car or taxi. Or get to the beach by boat. In the Northeast of the island.

Extra information

Rules
Zones

Access only if you know people or rented a cottage. Or access via boat. 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 morsels 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. Good for a downwinder from Roches Noires to finish at Cap Malheureux 20km further down the coast.

Nightlife

None.