Mauritius

Mauritius Winter Escape

Mauritius is well known as a world-class wave destination, but the lesser known Point D'Esny, offers epic flat water and perfect foiling in a safe and beautiful lagoon

From Perth to Mauritius

At Action Sports WA we love the thought of the endless summer, and while Foilboards, Foil kites and other light wind gear can extend the season for Perth kiteboarders, it does get the point, sometimes usually in June, when even the most optimistic kiter starts to look to warmer and windier climes.

Action Sports WA feels the cold as much as anyone and the best way to cancel the winter doldrums and cold is the form of mid-winter escape. While some of our Asian neighbors can provide a break from the rain, they usually do not come with wind attached!

With direct 8 hour flight from Perth, Mauritius is the perfect antidote to those winter blues. Firstly Mauritius is windy, secondly, it has so much variety that whatever your level or preference for conditions this island in the Indian Ocean will tick all your boxes.

You can choose the type of holiday you want and at a budget to suit your pocket or needs. Our resident kite traveller Darren, has explored most of Mauritius and knows the best locations to stay and kite.

You can choose from the following three locations.

Pointe D’Esny 14th - 27th July 2019

Open Lagoon for foilers and twin tip freeride and freestyle.

 

 Best suited for those looking for pure kiting without distractions

 Quiet flat water lagoon location away from the crowds

 Beautiful beaches and clear waters with no surf

 Stay in the Self contained House on the beach.

 Kite lessons or foil lessons with Specialised Kiteboarding.

 2 way radio Foil coaching with Darren

 Variety of off-site activities and tours available

 Day trips and downwinders available

 Kite, board or foil hire available at the beach

 

Point D'Esny enjoys unobstructed trade winds straight off the ocean so it blows 24hrs a day making morning and/or afternoon sessions your choice.  Arguably the most beautiful location in Mauritius, the sandy beaches and crystal clear waters certainly add to the feeling of being away in paradise.  The waters of Pointe D'Esny are protected by the outer reef, so the water is always quite flat, and very smooth right behind the outer reef.  This idylic spot is best suited to foilboarding and twin tip riding.  Unlike LeMorne, there are no crowds, in fact, very few people kite here outside of the local school and the odd visitor.  It is also the destination of the Mauritius Kite Foil Pro Tour event in August.  With affordable self contained accomodation right on the beach and world class kiting conditions, what are you waiting for?

Very limited numbers so that we don't crowd out the spot.  Call us now and book your spot.

 

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Anse la Raie

Open Lagoon for freeriders, foilers, and waves on outer reefs. Beginner to advanced.

 

 Huge lagoon with clear water, protected by an outer reef

 Waves for twin tip riders and surfboard riders

 Beautiful resort with all facilities just 5 minutes from Kite Beach

 Family friendly with amazing restaurants and buffet

 Kite or Windsurfing Lessons from ION Club

 Variety of “off-site” activities and tours

 Less crowded than Le Morne

 

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Le Morne

Wave kiters of intermediate to advanced wave skills.

 

 Incredible waves in perfect conditions

 Family friendly with amazing restaurants and buffet

 Kids Clubs, pools gym spa etc

 Variety of other “off-site” activities to do

 Nightclub, live music, shows, and bars

 Stay right on the kite spot

 Kite lessons available and ION club

 

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If you are interested in any of our winter tours, we will be finalising details for the 2019 season in November, with departure dates in July 2019.
We will be taking Bookings for Pointe D'Esny for 14th to 27th July 2019.

Travel FAQ’s

Mauritius is just 8 hours away from Perth, flying direct with Air Mauritius.
June, July, and August is the Mauritian winter where they get constant trade winds. Daytime temperatures are usually between 24 and 28 degrees with water temp around 24-26 degrees depending upon month you visit. Overnight temperatures are around 20 degrees.
All you need is kiting gear, summer clothes, a passport, and sunscreen. All our trips are catered so you don’t need to worry about cooking or leaving the accommodation. The resorts have bars and restaurants on site, Pointe D’Esny accommodation comes with a chef and cleaner included with the house.
No visa is required for Australian citizens and passport holders.
Mauritius has an average wind speed range of around 15-25 knots but can exceed 30 knots at times. You will need kites for 15-25 knots for most days and perhaps a high wind kite. You can hire kites at all locations we frequent at a cost-plus. Expect around $75AUD/4hrs.
There are loads of tours to places like Climbing Mt Brabat, the sugar cane museum, rum factory, Zoo, Zip Lining, Swimming with Whales and Dolphins, Hiking through waterfalls, fishing, spelunking, Botanic Gardens and much more. All these tours are additional cost depending on group size and a requirement for a guide or bus/boat.
Each location is different depending on accommodation level, length of stay and which inclusions you need. Each holiday destination is designed for different budgets. Call us to get more details!