Anse La Raie is a nice spot suitable for beginners to expert kitesurfers. This spot offers you flat water to learn and waves for those with some more experience.

The map of Anse La Raie

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It is located
  • North East Coast of Mauritius
Best time to go
  • “Works” almost all year round
  • The best months are between June and October
Beach
  • Clean water
  • Many corals at the beach and at the bottom of the sea
  • The bottom of the sea have many rocks and urchins
  • When you enter the water at the main spot, there is a very narrow channel of sand, which has been created by the locals to access the water without stepping on stones
Water temperature
  • Summer: 25 to 28 °C
  • Winter: 23 to 25 °C
Winds
  • Main direction is South East
  • On and Side on shore
  • 12 – 18 knots
Kite size
  • 9 to 12 m²
Waves
  • The waves you will find in the reef, maybe 1 or 2 km from the coast, with waves of 0.5 to 2 meters you will surely have lot of fun
  • It is more suitable for experienced kitesurfers as they are very shallow waves breaking on coral
Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
Dangers
  • Many rocks, fragile and sharp corals and urchins at the bottom of the sea
  • With Low Tide, it can get tricky with the rocks
  • Trees
  • If you are looking for waves, you will find them in the reef, but be careful, this reef  is not visible from the coast
  • Always beware when approaching channels and passes, the current can be very strong
Infrastructure
  • You have public toilets
  • You have a kiteschool directly on the beach, they have showers and toilets
  • Sometimes ice cream vans
Additional infos
  • Some of the Kiteschools teach in this spot, but there are many stones, the path to the water can be a bit dangerous and normally beginners launch their kites in the water
  • The lagoon stretches 3 km until it reaches the reef that forms a barrier to the open sea and extends up to 20 km down the East coast making it the ideal place to experience some of the best downwinders and excursions

Anse La Raie, Kitespot in Mauritius

Wind forecast

Pros and cons in Anse La Raie

 High probability of wind
 Not very crowded spot
 Very flat water
 No boat traffic
 On no wind days, lots of other activities

 The wind can get gusty
 Narrow beach with trees to launch and land your kite
 Many rocks, corals and urchins at the bottom of the sea

Kitespots near Anse La Raie

  • Bain Boeuf – Only works with North Wind
  • Belle Mare
  • Cap Malheureux – You can easily take advantage of almost all wind directions and have fun
  • Kuxville Beach
  • Poste Lafayette – Quiet and beautiful kitespot at the north of Mauritius
  • Rodrigues – Every year they have a nice kite festival

Here you can find a complete list of the kitespots in Mauritius.

More infos about Mauritius

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