Perfect lagoon and optional small, medium & large waves…..
what YOU GET
Welcome to one of our favourite Windwise destinations. Get ready for a trip of your life we a stunning lagoon and optional waves!
Le morne Mauritius
14 - 22 Oct 2023
Style: Freeride + Freewave
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Availability: 1 possible place
Coach: Simon Bornhoft
Price from: £2199.00
Based on shared room & excluding flights
£999.00 for Non-windsurfers
£399.00 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, giant tortoises, zip wires + tree top canopy bridges.
in the Indian Ocean
Flat water lagoon & waves
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
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:
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.
proven coaching system
Specific skill enhancing exercises
WHAT you’ll get
Amaury Lamy be guided down Manawa
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Windwise expertise throughout your holiday, all at a pace to suit you.
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:
MASTER YOUR GYBES
Full gybe variations to suit all conditions
Mauritius has everything you dream ofand 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!
Become better looking!
How to create your ultimate counterbalance.
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.
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 view apartment. Fuel up with a breakfast on the balcony and then head to one of the worlds best windsurfing spots for a day of expert tuition.
Local taste sensations and once in a life time experiences
Boutik Ocean Villas
Our stunning base for this magical trip
THIS IS WHERE YOU’LL STAY
The stunning Boutik Ocean Villas are our perfect base for the course, you’ll love it!
You’ll take 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 Boutik Villas are 5 mins from the windsurfing beach in the foothills of Le Morne. You’re presented with stunning ocean views one way and lush mountainous terrain behind.
SLEEP & LIVE
After a fabulous day on the water, we’ll drive back to Boutik Villas to kick back and relax. We’ll do a mix of BBQ’s, the famous cook off night and eating out locally. As always, you can relax and socialise as hard as you like…
Quality cuisine with a mix of International food and local Indian feasts including Windwise favourite, Wapalapam, right next door.
Boutik Villas is our fabulous HQ. Simply stunning self catering apartments, with balcony breakfasts looking over the ocean, post sail beers & cocktails, team talks, video playback and chilled evenings around the private pool.
Surf, SUP Bike & more
As well as the truly stunning windsurfing location with the amazing backdrop of Le Morne, we have loads going on.
Loads More To Do
Hiking + Biking + Waterfalls + Dolphins + Zip wires
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.
Three locations in one
Flat water lagoon and optional waves for all levels
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
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.
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’ll teach you to ride this beauty
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.
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
14 – 22 Oct 2024
Outbound 14th Oct
Air Mauritius: Heathrow-Mauritius
Dept: 17.05 – Arr: 08.10 (15 Oct)
Inbound 22nd Oct
Air Mauritius: Mauritius-Heathrow
Dept: 20.05 – Arr: 08.00 (23 Oct)
Meet everyone at the luggage conveyor belt area, then head out to meet the driver
Look for the Windwise sign near the welcome barrier
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.
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 insurance definitely does not cover you overseas for rental gear, third party accidental cover or kit damage.
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.
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
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.
- 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.