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Windsurfing holiday and clinics in Le Morne, Mauritius - Perfect lagoon and optional small, medium & large waves

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what YOU GET

Get ready for a trip of a life time with a stunning flat water lagoon, luxury hotel and optional small medium and large Indian Ocean waves.

This is an exceptional windsurfing experience and Windwise adventure that also ticks the non-windsurfing partner boxes too.

  • Course spread between 11-18th Oct

  • 7 nights All-Inclusive Luxury Hotel

  • Fab location & gorgeous pool

  • 8 days windsurfing & kit hire

  • Group airport transfers (1.15hrs)

  • Fabulous socials & stunning sundowners

THE COACHING

  • Full Windwise Skills Training System

  • Proven results in perfect learning conditions

  • 100% guaranteed progression & enjoyment

  • Simon Bornhoft expert guidance & support 

Le morne Mauritius

Travel dates:
10 - 18 Oct 2024 (SOLD OUT)
Style: Freeride + Freewave
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Availability: (Get on the list for 2025
Coach: Simon Bornhoft
Price from: £2299.00

Based on shared room & excluding flights

£999.00 for Non-windsurfers

£245.00 Single supplement

WHAT TO EXPECT

Stunning Lagoon + Optional waves

It’s like three stunning locations in one venue

location and conditions

Conditions: Flat water freeride, bump & jump + optional waves
Water state: Shallow lagoon + optional waves
Wind direction: E-SE
Wind strength: F4-5+
Sail range: 4.5-6.5m

Windsurf centre: ION Duotone/Fanatic

Course criteria: Waterstart + sail sub 130L board

Non-windsurfing partner rating: Perfect!

Other activities: SUP, surfing, winging, riding, biking & hiking, waterfalls, dolphins, whales, giant tortoises, zip wires + tree top canopy bridges.

Freewave Heaven

in the Indian Ocean

Flat water lagoon & waves

WHY MAURITIUS

PROGRESSION THROUGH adventure

Situated on the southern tip of Mauritius, Le Morne offers quite possibly the most varied conditions of any resort in the world.

There’s beautiful flat water to scud over in the massive turquoise flat-water lagoon and then totally optional and accessible waves like ‘Comfy Pillows’ (super easy), small reef and, for the ride of your life in Manawa.

THE perfect playground

Safe easy flat water Freeriding and optional waves

it’s like sailing in a brochure…

FLAT WATER LAGOON

Plus Stunning Waves

NON WINDSURFERS

PLENTY MORE TO DO

SUP – Surf – eBikes – Eco tours – Swim with dolphins

KEEPING EVERYONE HAPPY

Your Windwise experience in Le Morne will be a mix of super welcoming socials,  proven professional coaching developing your knowledge, confidence and skills on the flat water and optional wave experiences on the outer reefs.

We’ve got plenty of optional additional adventures and activities including:

  • Stand up paddleboarding

  • Surfing & Diving

  • Eco tours & Waterfalls

  • Whale watching 

  • Swim with dolphins

  • Taste sensations at Wapalapam

  • Night time socials

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your COURSE

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learning with WINDWISE

Simon Bornhoft’s expert experience, 1-2-1 guidance and the proven Windwise Skills Training System provides the very best in professional coaching.

  • Personalised proven assistance guarantee progression and a boost to your skills base

  • Increase your confidence, efficiency and enjoyment on the water

  • Plus local knowledge  to enhance your Windwise Le Morne experience

proven coaching system

Specific skill enhancing exercises 

WHAT you’ll get

1-2-1 Coaching

Amaury Lamy be guided down Manawa

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In brief

Windwise expertise throughout your holiday, all at a pace to suit you.

  • Group and 1-2-1 dedicated Windwise coaching

  • Try out different kit, and try my Severne gear too!

  • Perfect new techniques… and plenty of fun, memorable sessions

What level do you need to be

If you’re used to sailing a sub 130L board, you’ll be fine in Mauritius. If you sail 85-115L boards, you’ll want to stay forever!

Flexible teaching method

Our approach to guarantee a professional coaching experience that includes:

  • Fully proven progression with an easy to follow system

  • Breakaway individual sessions/tuition to focus on skills

  • Video and photo analysis

  • 1-2-1 feedback and personal progression plan

  • Windwise Skills & Drills, easy to follow demos on and off the water

MASTER YOUR GYBES

Full gybe variations to suit all conditions

Your Course

Mauritius has everything you dream of

and keeps on giving from start to finish.

SKILLS WE COVER

LEARN to ride waves

Much easier than gybing

Freeride & wave skills

We’ll develop this fundamental Windwise skill and ethos, that is the DNA of windsurfing progression. It’s the missing link for all your windsurfing moves!

  • Kit tuning and setup for the conditions

  • Use the ‘Warrior’ for all transitions

  • Improve your shortboard control

  • Work on gybe variations

  • Develop wave selection and timing

  • Improve your jumping and wave riding

WINDWISE WAY

VISION

Become better looking!

OPPOSITION

How to create your ultimate counterbalance.

TOUCH POINTS

Specific consistent foot & hand placements

BE MORE WARRIOR

Learn the DNA of how to turn a board

ENHANCE YOUR ‘7’

Learn how to truly use body mechanics

SKILLS & DRILLS

Rig@90 + Talk to the mic + Rig rotators + Upwind downwinders

a typical day

Each day rips

Action packed with Windwise skills and drills to suit your needs, increase your knowledge and abilities together with loads of personal attention to get the most out of your time on the water.

  • Morning ‘Team talk’ & objectives for the day

  • Windwise Skills & Drills on land + Kit selection

  • Hit the water, to put things into practice

  • 1-2-1 ‘on-the-fly’ feedback and diagnosis

  • Break for re-fueling and maybe check some video

  • Afternoon lagoon or Manawa sessions to suit the conditions

  • Well deserved sundowner followed by a debrief and an evening feast

Gain skills & confidence

We’ll help you become a wiser windsurfer

eat sleep live

Loving Le Morne life

Wake up in a gorgeous Indian Ocean hotel, maybe a morning swim, then fuel up with a fabulous breakfast before heading to one of the worlds best windsurfing spots for a day of expert tuition.

The stunning windsurfing, expert coaching, luxury accommodation, delicious food and Mauritian vibe makes it a trip of a life time!

 Fabulous Restaurants

All inclusive hotels but optional local eateries too

RIU Turquoise HOTEL

RIU Turquoise Hotel

Hotel and windsurfing centre on the beach

THIS IS WHERE YOU’LL STAY

  • All inclusive luxury hotel

  • Swimming pools, gym, spa and activities

  • Various onsite restaurants, bars and sundowners 

The stunning RIU Turquoise Hotel is the perfect base for the course, you’ll love it!

From the airport you’ll have an incredibly scenic transfer (1.15hrs) along the idyllic east coast, which is beaming with beautiful coral reefs, lush tropical palm trees, cane fields and bustling local villages.

As you approach the southern part of the island you will see the magnificent Le Morne rock surrounded by a stunning lagoon –You’ve truly arrived! 

The RIU Turquoise is a completely new build hotel in the foothills of Le Morne with the ION windsurfing centre along the same beach.

SLEEP & LIVE

RIU Turquoise HOTEL

After a fabulous day on the water, it’s a short walk back to the hotel rooms, usually via a stunning sundowner photo opportunity. Then we’ll select one of the various restaurant options to refuel, including all inclusive bar.

Delicious food

Quality cuisine with a mix of International food and local Indian feasts, plus the option to check out some local Windwise favourites like Wapalapam.

A perfect Windwise experience to bring a non-windsurfing partner.

facilities

RIU Turquoise is our fabulous HQ as a stunning beach side Indian Ocean hotel. All inclusive massive breakfasts, re-charge lunches and dinners ocean views, post sail beers & cocktails, team talks, video playback and chilled evenings around the pool.

  • 5 minutes from ION windsurfing centre 

  • Swimming pool + Gym + Spa

  • Optional mountain eBiking + riding + hiking

  • Balcony sunsets + special  bars & restaurants 

other activities

Surf, SUP Bike & more

As well as the truly stunning windsurfing location with the amazing backdrop of Le Morne, we have loads going on.

  • Swim with dolphins and maybe whales too

  • Surfing + SUPing + eBike rides + Horse riding

  • Waterfall walks + Giant tortoise park

  • Stunning zip wires & Tree-top canopy bridgewalk

  • Le Morne Mountain walk with Instagram views

Loads More To Do

Hiking + Biking + Waterfalls + Dolphins + Zip wires 

GALLERY

LOCATION

Le Morne Lagoon & wave spots

Straight off the beach is a shallow flat-water lagoon, which is perfect for skills training, blasting, gybe practice and safe, easy flat-water wave riding practice.

Then there’s the optional waves of varying sizes, (swell dependant) for those who want to learn or enhance their Freewave / Wave skills.

Le Morne Lagoon

One of our most stunning Windwise experiences

Easy Flat Water Lagoon

Easy, safe, shallow water gybertrorium

LAGOON & Waves

No shore break! Just a beautiful lagoon for blasts, gybes and flat water wave training.

Optional waves range in size depending on the swell forecast.

We go in October, because the balance of wind and waves is about as good as you can get in Mauritius.

When the swell is working, choose between small, medium or larger waves depending on how far you  venture out past the reef.

What about rescue?

We use ION centre which has rescue cover for those who sail within the designated area.

The Perfect Playground

Three locations in one 

Flat water lagoon and optional waves for all levels

Comfy Pillows

keeping it gentle

We named this small reform break inside the lagoon as a bit of a joke, but it seems to have stuck.

It’s basically a super gentle wave for your first ride be that on a WindSUP or short board, in total safety of the lagoon.

SUPER SAFE EASY

A small reform wave inside the lagoon

small reef

Jump & Ride

Accessible waves to learn the basics

Small & Perfectly formed

On the outer edge of the lagoon, Small Reef is ideal place for easy jumping and an introduction to down-the-line wave skills.

There’s an upwind channel to get out through the break without having to go through white-water.

manawa

THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE

Despite it’s size and social media status, Manawa is actually a very accessible wave.

Whether you sit off the shoulder to avoid the breaking white water or get deeper into the section, you’ll ride a wave bigger than you ever thought possible. Plus, there’s a channel to get out so no punching through breaking white-water.

We’re there to guide you and help you have the ride of your life!

Ride MANAWA

We’ll teach you to ride this beauty

one eye

Watch one EYE

One of the fastest waves in the world

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

Famous around the world, One Eye travels with the length and speed of a runaway train, wrapping perfectly around a distant arching and incredibly shallow reef.

This is for experts only and no rental kit. Yes there's someone bottom turning on the wave!

vital info

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PLEASE READ THROUGH

Below is a list of everything you need to  know about your holiday in Mauritius.

Go step-by-step through everything and use it as a checklist: Flights – Transfers – Accommodation – Communications – What to Bring.

1. flights and transfers

flights & transfers

  • The group flights listed below are the ones we recommend, so you can join the group transfers in Mauritius

  • Please book your own flight as soon as possible. Check for best options with Air Mauritius / BA / Emirates

  • If you want to take a different flight or extend your trip, a private airport transfer is around £60.00 each way

10 – 18 Oct 2024

Group flights 

Outbound 10th Oct

Air Mauritius: Heathrow-Mauritius

Flight: MK

Dept: 16.00  – Arr: 06.10 (11 Oct)

Inbound 18th Oct

Air Mauritius: Mauritius-Heathrow

Flight: MK

Dept: 21.45  – Arr: 07.00 (19 Oct)

Transfers

Group Transfer

Meet everyone at the luggage conveyor belt area, then head out to meet the driver

Look for the Windwise sign near the welcome barrier

Private Transfers

If you’re not on the group flight, either grab a taxi or if you’ve booked a driver, then meet them at the welcome barrier.

Accommodation

RIU Turquoise Hotel

Le Morne, Mauritius

Comms

Telephone

Simon Bornhoft +447764574201

WhatsApp

Click here to join this WhatsApp group – we’ll set up comms closer to the course.

2. INSURANCE

cover

It is compulsory to have third-party  and personal insurance for the duration of the course, covering injury to self and others.

Travel insurance is also recommended to cover any possible issues that may arise.

rya

RYA insurance definitely does not cover you overseas for rental gear, third party accidental cover or kit damage.

3rd party

Third party insurance is optional. Some holiday companies will cover you for this. TWS also have a local insurance you can take out with Safety Tool.

https://cp.vdws.de/safetytool/

Insure 4sport

If you don’t already have third-party windsurfing insurance, you can contact Insure4Sport  for year-round cover.  

3. WHAT TO BRING

Flights TRANSFERS INSURANCE

Join the weeks WhatsApps group 

Your TO Do LIST

  • 3mm shortie or even a long-leg summer suit (If you feel the cold). A neoprene top for the warmer days

  • ION Club have wetsuits and harnesses available

  • Surf booties. Very strong sun block and hat

  • Driving license & round pin travel plug

  • Hoodie for alfresco evenings 

  • Take credit card, euros and Mauritian rupees

  • Cash point right near accommodation 

  • Waterproof watch to not miss any vital  sessions

Dietary & Health Needs

Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or health issues we need to know about.

Payments and Balances

  • Please complete the form and enter details into all necessary fields including names of all persons attending be they windsurfers or non-windsurfers, family or friends. You can add any medical details, allergies or questions in the comments box at the next stage.
  • You can secure your place with a 50% deposit of your total holiday price.
  • The balance will be due 12 weeks in advance of departure.
  • When booking within 12 weeks of departure a full balance is payable.
  • You must have holiday insurance including 3rd party windsurfing cover when attending the course.

Be aware

  • Windwise will do its best to ensure your safety and enjoyment on the water.
  • There will be times when you’re being coached individually, in a group or free sailing. Plus there are times when you’re free sailing.
  • You are required to sail responsibly, within the designated areas and keep to the internationally recognised sailing and windsurfing rules of the sea.
  • If for any reason, Simon Bornhoft is unable to attend, your Windwise course and holiday will go ahead with an alternative Windwise coach.
  • Any dispute before, during or after the holiday will be held under UK law in the UK.

BOOKING FORM

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FAQS

About Windwise

You get an unparalleled experience

You’re getting the knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm of one of the worlds most experienced coaches, Simon Bornhoft.

Simon has personally coached well over 6,000 windsurfers. He’s seen, tried and coached just about every single windsurfing style, tip and technique out there.

His intuitive ability to instantly identify where things are going wrong, is matched by the ability and desire to give you the exact solution, skill set and the quickest progression path to match your level, style and aspirations.

The Windwise system has been published in articles all over the world. But there’s nothing better than getting it live on the water with Simon and his team.

Check out more about Simon and his team here.

 

Which course is right for you?

Beginners to Improver

If you’re new to the sport or you’re looking to lock down the real basics, these courses are perfect for you. 

Run by our trained Windwise coaches, they can assist you through the beginning and early stages of the sport using proven Windwise windsurfing coaching techniques to speed up your learning curve. We have 1 to 2 day windsurfing courses and our very popular overseas windsurfing holidays.

  • Good Locations: Bonaire / Alacati
  • UK Course: Any Hayling Beginner-Improver Courses 
 

Improvers to Intermediate Freeride Courses

Introducing, explaining and building the essential windsurfing skills using the Windwise coaching system. 

Simon Bornhoft we’ll help you develop and improve all areas of your windsurfing.  Quick beach and waterstarts, relaxed stances, quality control, the earliest of planing, controlled harnessing and blasting in the straps, better upwind sailing, quicker tacking and learning how to gybe.

  • Good Locations: Bonaire / Alacati / Prasonisi
  • UK Course: Any Hayling Improver – Intermediate Courses 

 

Intermediate to Advanced Freeride Courses

Want to break that plateau, extend your wind range, increase speed and consistency in those gybes and learn other achievable short board skills and moves? Then this is the course for you.

Simon Bornhoft will guide you through sailing smaller boards, tacking in stronger winds/lower volume boards, cranking up those carve gybes, control-jumping over chop, or having some fun with optional feasible freestyle like flat water wave riding, duck gybes, helitacks, up and downwind 360’s etc.

  • Good Locations: Bonaire / Alacati
  • UK Course: Any Hayling Intermeediate – Advanced  Courses 

 

Freewave, Wave & Loop Courses

If you’re looking to get into waves or develop existing wave sailing skills you wave then our Freewave & Wave courses are the perfect environment to take you to the next level – which is far more accessible than you might think.

We run through high wind control, sailing sub 100L boards, uphauling, tacking and hovering on semi submerged boards.

  • Good Locations: FeelViana / Mauritius & Prasonisi (has optional wave beach)
  • UK Course: Any Hayling  Freewave Courses or our West Cornwall Daymer & Gwithian Experiences

Common questions

If you’re new to the sport or you’re looking to lock down the real basics, these courses are perfect for you. Run by our trained WINDWISE coaches, they can assist you through the beginning and early stages of the sport using proven WINDWISE windsurfing coaching techniques to speed up your learning curve. We have 1-2 day windsurfing courses and our very popular overseas windsurfing holidays.

Booking conditions

Terms & Conditions

Windwise will do their best to ensure your safety and enjoyment on the water. There will be times when you’re being coached individually and in a group. There will also be times when you are freesailng by yourself, just like a regular windsurfing holiday-resort.

Windsurfing is, potentially, a dangerous sport and you must agree to sail in a responsible manner and in the designated areas outlined to you in resort.

In the event that Simon Bornhoft is not able to make the clinic/holiday or course due to illness or unforeseen circumstances, your Windwise booking and holiday are still valid and the course/holiday/adventure will still go ahead and another Windwise coach will be provided for you.

  • It is compulsory that you have third party windsurfing insurance
  • It is highly recommended to take out holiday insurance in case you have to cancel your holiday for any reason
  • Any disputes between Simon Bornhoft Windwise and it’s clients will be governed by UK law
  • Windwise balance payments for all holidays must be made 12 weeks prior to your holiday date.

 

Holiday Cancellation & Refund Policy

Being a small operation we have to pre-pay hotels and centres to get rates, plus there are associated costs for putting these courses on overseas.

So if for any unforeseen reason you’re unable to attend the clinic or experience holiday cancellation, airline cancellation, personal health issues, injury or any other personal reason or unforeseen circumstances that prevent you from joining the course, you will still be required to pay for your holiday. You can transfer your place to another person, but if you need to cancel and cannot find a replacement we will offer compensation under the following guidelines.

  • If Holiday is cancelled 3 months before departure a full refund is possible.
    (If we have pre-paid for a particular hotel or centre in your name and we cannot get a refund from them, then this amount will still be due)
  • Loss of full deposit if holiday is cancelled 2 months prior to departure.
  • 75% of holiday cost is still due if holiday is cancelled within 8-4 weeks before departure.
  • 100% of holiday cost is due if holiday is cancelled within 4 weeks before departure.