Windsurfing One Eye, why it's so good!

"If you’re surfing the break, and you look up to the rocky mountain
behind the park, along the right hand side there’s a perfectly round
hole in the rock, impossible to reach - hundreds of meters high"
If you own wave gear, as windsurfer, you’ve dreamed about a wave like ‘One Eye’. It’s a peeling left hander that sweeps down the edge of a reef, with perfect cross offshore wind and a deep channel to kick out into at the end of a run. But it’s fast, really fast, and coming unstuck almost guarantees broken bones, masts or ego’s, as you bounce along the reef below.

But if you sail it right, time your turns, avoid that throwing lip, and don’t hit the bottom with your fins, ‘One Eye’ produces some incredible shots, and heart pumping windsurfing that dreams are made of. Fanatic team riders Klaas Voget and Victor Fernandez will attest to this, scoring a logo high session this winter with barely anyone else on the water.

Check out the video below to see it for yourself, but have you ever wondered why the wave is so good? Here’s three key elements that combine to make Le Morne, and in particular, One Eye, such a perfect windsurfing wave.

1: One Eye breaks in exactly the right direction. Although it’s a left-hander, and natural footers are faced with sailing on their switch foot, One Eye is perfectly cross offshore in the trade winds that blow 9 out of 10 days a week. Because it’s on the corner of the island, the wind is smooth, never gusty!

2: One Eye is hollow. With the whole of Le Morne Lagoon draining out through one single channel, One Eye benefits from strong tidal influences, causing hollow and FAST waves. Just don’t get stuck in the outgoing tide with broken gear!

3: One Eye is in Mauritius! How much more beautiful a location could you ask for on a windsurfing holiday? Crystal blue water, wind every day, and a thriving watersports culture that basically keeps the area of Le Morne in business, it’s a windsurfers paradise!

Ever wondered why the spot is called ‘One Eye’? There’s a couple of different stories, but the most popular is that if you’re surfing the break, and you look up to the rocky mountain behind the park, along the right hand side there’s a perfectly round hole in the rock, impossible to reach - hundred of meters high. It’s so narrow, that you can only see it from an exact spot in the lineup, or from one section of the road to the lagoon.