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VIC
112 Posts
Posted 18/5/2013, 2:05 pm        Report
Anyone been there in July-August? What thickness wetsuit would I need?
SA
806 Posts
Posted 18/5/2013, 2:52 pm        Report
Board shorts. Maybe a spring suit. The reefs are sharp so you may also need to take your boots.
VIC
160 Posts
Posted 18/5/2013, 6:01 pm        Report
Yep Ive been there. Board shorts. Yes booties are a must.
VIC
291 Posts
Posted 22/5/2013, 7:30 am        Report
I'm going there in the first two weeks of July - I'll let you know - or maybe I'll see you there - can't wait!
VIC
112 Posts
Posted 22/5/2013, 8:09 pm        Report
Any tips on where to stay, where to eat? The plan is to go in July and get over the beginner's hump at Club Mistral.
NSW
486 Posts
Posted 22/5/2013, 8:52 pm        Report
I haven't been there but this a decent review with some info on accom. http://www.boardseekermag.com/travel_features/windsurfing-in-mauritius/le-morne-mauritius-125.html
VIC
112 Posts
Posted 22/5/2013, 10:20 pm        Report
Man, some of those TripAdvisor reviews of LeMorne hotels are pretty brutal. "Managed by the same people who brought you the 2010 Commonwealth games" springs to mind.
SA
806 Posts
Posted 23/5/2013, 1:57 pm        Report
Some Pic's from our trip.
NSW
4443 Posts
Posted 23/5/2013, 2:14 pm        Report
Looks great!
VIC
112 Posts
Posted 23/5/2013, 5:45 pm        Report
Zubby, Wow, just, wow! What part of the year was that? Where did you stay? Did you rent from Club Mistral? How was the gear? How was the internet connection? (I'm asking since the sun sets there before 6 in July, and there is not much to do at night, I heard).
SA
384 Posts
Posted 23/5/2013, 8:00 pm        Report
there is not much to do at night, I heard oooh yes there is sonny, tropical island, warm climate, romantic setting ..... use your imagination nice pics zubby
SA
806 Posts
Posted 23/5/2013, 8:32 pm        Report
MrCranky said... Zubby, Wow, just, wow! What part of the year was that? Where did you stay? Did you rent from Club Mistral? How was the gear? How was the internet connection? (I'm asking since the sun sets there before 6 in July, and there is not much to do at night, I heard).
We stayed at the Indian Resort in July of two week. The wind didn't stop blowing for the whole time we where there. The swell was always there, some days bigger an others. The best holiday I have ever had! Hired gear from Club Mistral which was in near new condition, so no problems there!! They even rig and pack up for you!!! Night life in the resort was good with shows on every night. We where always stuffed from sailing all day, so didn't head out to the smaller towns. Good times
VIC
112 Posts
Posted 23/5/2013, 9:41 pm        Report
Zubby said..
MrCranky said... Zubby, Wow, just, wow! What part of the year was that? Where did you stay? Did you rent from Club Mistral? How was the gear? How was the internet connection? (I'm asking since the sun sets there before 6 in July, and there is not much to do at night, I heard).
We stayed at the Indian Resort in July of two week. The wind didn't stop blowing for the whole time we where there. The swell was always there, some days bigger an others. The best holiday I have ever had! Hired gear from Club Mistral which was in near new condition, so no problems there!! They even rig and pack up for you!!! Night life in the resort was good with shows on every night. We where always stuffed from sailing all day, so didn't head out to the smaller towns. Good times
Awesome! Thanks!
WA
70 Posts
Posted 23/5/2013, 10:10 pm        Report
I went in Oct last year. Stayed at Mornea Hotel (next door to Indian - which was being refurbished at the time - and run by same people). Wife and I found it fine. As previously suggested, Club Mistral gear was good and service there great. Had to sit in the bar to get internet, and was a it slow at times, but no major problem. Wind blew 9 out of 10 days. I went on a Simon Bornhoft clinic for 10 days. Couldn't recommend highly enough (www.windwise.net) - if you want any detail pm me. With strong A$ it worked out an excellent value windsurfing holiday.
TAS
1607 Posts
Posted 24/5/2013, 10:08 am        Report
OMG, that looks like heaven! That wave that someone is riding looks perfect
WA
1172 Posts
Posted 24/5/2013, 11:05 am        Report
the outer reefs are heavy and consequential if something goes wrong - I would say its possibly too much to handle for most wave sailors when its on. I have heard that due to currents they lose a few kiters / windsurfers every year - i am not sure if this is true there is a closer more onshore low risk set up that looks like small corros like fun. There is flat choppy blasting inside the reef too. The Local rum is amazing Local food is great- go the food van on the point - cheap and awesome flavours and you cant beat the back drop. It is quite a magical island!
SA
806 Posts
Posted 24/5/2013, 12:03 pm        Report
Reflex Films said.. the outer reefs are heavy and consequential if something goes wrong - I would say its possibly too much to handle for most wave sailors when its on. I have heard that due to currents they lose a few kiters / windsurfers every year - i am not sure if this is true there is a closer more onshore low risk set up that looks like small corros like fun. There is flat choppy blasting inside the reef too. The Local rum is amazing Local food is great- go the food van on the point - cheap and awesome flavours and you cant beat the back drop. It is quite a magical island!
Club Mistral will not let you go out the back if the channel is closing out. I nearly got smashed in the channel by a rouge set. Manawa is one of the best breaks I've sailed. Yes, the lunch truck in the car park was unreal. If you book you accommodation online (for the Indian Resort) I think they throw in full board, which also includes your booze.
NSW
225 Posts
Posted 24/5/2013, 12:42 pm        Report
Jem Hall does clinics there too, went on his clinic there two years ago, same experiences as others talk about above, awesome location to get away for a bit and just windsurf. Indian resort was 4* I think? not sure but excellent full board including drinks on the trip I went on, the food was amazing, including pancakes for afternoon tea. The rooms were on basic side age-wise, but clean and comfortable. Nice spa in the hotel too. There was a kite comp on at the same time, but plenty of water for everyone. That chanel getting out through the reef was very hairy some days, I managed to get rinsed in there and pushed back in over the reef, not my best day. Mistral set up excellent. Air Mauritius flight from Sydney was fine too, it was party central on the way over with several wedding groups on board who got stuck into the trolley service, coming back was a nightmare flying through night-time with screaming babies in every row it seemed, took the holiday shine off a bit, but I would definitely go back.
 
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