Kitesurfing season: bring your gear free of charge
It’s the best time of year for kitesurfing in Mauritius and from 18 June – 30 September you can carry one piece of kitesurfing equipment free of charge on your Air Mauritius flight.*
While there are kitesurfing opportunities at various points around the island, the kiting hub of Mauritius is at Le Morne lagoon, where the conditions are suitable for both amateurs and professionals wishing to test their skills. During the windy winter season over 80% of days have kitable strength winds, with challenging spots like Manawa and One Eye attracting some of the most high profile boarders in the world.
Some of these pros will feature at this year’s Kiteival, the island’s annual kitesurfing festival, which takes place from 26 July – 4 August. Kiters of all abilities are eligible to take part, with stages to be held in different ‘downwinders’ around Mauritius. The festival also includes a wave contest and freestyle event, culminating in a massive party and prize-giving ceremony for all participants.
* Not exceeding 23kg. If dimensions exceed 200cm or the number of pieces or weight exceeds the baggage entitlement, the rate applicable (one way) will be at 50% off the normal applicable rate.