Le Morne Lagoon - Mauritius
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Kitespot Le Morne Lagoon: What to Expect?

Located on the picturesque island of Mauritius east of Madagascar, kitespot Le Morne Lagoon is a must-visit destination for all kiteboarders, both beginners and experts alike. With a crystal clear water lagoon, steady trade winds, and a stunning view, this kitespot offers everything you need for an unforgettable kiteboarding experience.

If you want to work on your wave skills you can also visit the nearby β€œLittle reef” or β€œOne Eye” when you're an advanced wave rider.

The spot is most suitable for groups or families because it's a pretty calm area.

Wind

One of the biggest draws of kitespot Le Morne Lagoon is the wind which is reinforced around 5 knots by the Le Morne Brabant Mountain. The best months to visit are from April to mid-October, with wind speeds of 15-30 knots on average. June through August are the peak wind months, with days of 35 knots. During the other months, the wind speed drops to 10-20 knots, which is still enough to enjoy a good session.

The wind direction is primarily southeast, hence the name of South Easterly Trade Wind, with thermal winds blowing from December through March, which are not visible in the forecast, but happen because the air above water is a bit cooler than the heated land. This same period is also the rainiest period at Mauritius, with February being the wettest.

Kite Sizes

The wind speeds at kitespot Le Morne Lagoon are suitable for kites ranging from 7m to 12m (80kg).

Water Conditions

The water at kitespot Le Morne Lagoon is crystal clear, shallow and usually flat, but it can get choppy with strong winds accompanied with currents, especially when the large swell hits. As a beginner it's advised to stay out of the water with strong currents.

Also be aware of water hazards like reefs and corals, and make sure to wear booties if you're a beginner.

Launch Area

You can launch at the grass area which is of medium size but gives plenty of room to get your kite in the air. Remind yourself to be aware of the trees.

Lessons & Gear

If you're new to kiteboarding or just looking to improve your skills, there are plenty of schools and instructors in the area who can help. Many of these schools offer gear rental and lessons, so you can get started without having to invest in your own equipment.

Hazards

Like any kitespot, kitespot Le Morne Lagoon has its own set of hazards that you should be aware of. The water hazards like reefs at the side of the lagoon and corals at the bottom are something to keep in mind. The trees on the beach can also be a hazard if you're launching or landing your kite, so be sure to keep a clear path and avoid getting tangled.

Level of Riding

Kitespot Le Morne Lagoon is suitable for all levels of riders, from beginners to advanced. The shallow, flat water makes it an ideal spot for beginners, while the stronger winds and nearby wave spots can challenge the advanced rider.

Facilities

In addition to the launch area, school, and parking, there is also a food truck near the beach, so you can grab a bite to eat or refuel after a long session on the water. There are probably not many beach users to worry about, so you can enjoy the peace and solitude of this stunning location.

Other activities

Hike Le Morne, surf, stand up paddle, snorkel, visit waterfalls and enjoy the beatifull surroundings.

How to Get There

Kitespot Le Morne Lagoon is located in the town of Le Morne, a 75 min drive from the capital city of Port Louis or Mauritius airport. There are plenty of transportation options available, including taxis and rental cars, so you can easily get to and from the beach.

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Nearby kitespot

Make sure to also check kitespot Le Morne Point.



FAQs

From April to mid-October is the best time, where June through August is the best of best.

Flat to choppy and shallow inside the reef, and waves outside the reef.

Yes, from December through March.

No, however it's advised to bring a 2mm shorty just in case your feeling cold and a UV-lycra to protect you a bit from the sun.