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Anse la Raie Bay and Lagoon

Flat Spot

Water: Dark - Clear

Beach: Grass

Level: beginner

Description of Anse la Raie Bay and Lagoon (Mauritius)

Anse la Raie is an excellent kitesurfing location in the northern region of Mauritius, offering riding opportunities in a variety of wind directions. While perhaps less well-known than the popular spots in the island's southern areas like Le Morne and One Eye, Anse la Raie has some distinct advantages that make it an attractive option for kiters.

One key benefit is the ability to ride in numerous wind directions at this spot. The bay's orientation and coastal geography allow for on-shore winds from multiple angles, providing kiters with flexibility in their sessions depending on the prevailing conditions on a given day. This versatility is a major draw, as it means riders can often find suitable winds even when other spots might not be as favorable.

Compared to the larger southern spots, Anse la Raie is a more compact location. This can be seen as both an advantage and a disadvantage - on the one hand, the relatively smaller size means it tends to be less crowded, offering kiters more personal space on the water. On the other hand, the smaller scale does limit the overall riding area somewhat.

For those new to the sport, Anse la Raie's conditions make it a great spot for lessons and progression. The onshore winds and shallow, sandy bottom in much of the bay allow beginner and intermediate riders to safely practice their skills, with the ability to stand and walk in the knee to waist-deep water depending on the tide. This makes it an ideal location to learn the fundamentals of kitesurfing.


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Spot characteristics

Spot Type

Flat

Rider Skill

beginner

Crowd.

Few people on the spot

Beach Type

Grass

Water Quality

Dark - Clear

Tide Influence

Rideable with low tide

Suggested Equipment

Shoes, 3mm wetsuit Max in winter

Dangers

Rocks, trees, boats, wind shadow


Location

Map

spot map
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Closest City

Grand bay

How to get There

Follow the coastal road by car, motorbike, taxi or public transport.

Access

Public beach, free access


Wind Conditions

Wind Range

From 5 to 30 Knots

% of Windy days per month

Main wind directions

Forecast on windy.com


Local Kitesurfing Schools

Following you can find links to the page of the kitesurfing schools which operate on this spot. From there you can contact them through our form or directly via email or phone (if it was provided by them on the page).

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