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Perfect lagoon and optional small, medium & large waves….. 

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what YOU GET

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  • 7 nights luxury SC villa accommodation

  • Fab location with a gorgeous swimming pool

  • Windsurfing kit hire

  • Group airport transfers (1.15hrs)

  • Daily beach transfers (5 mins)

what YOU GET

  • Windwise Skills Training System

  • Professional quality photo and video analysis

  • Guided coaching sessions in the lagoon & waves

  • Fabulous socials & stunning cocktail sundowners

  • Guaranteed progression & enjoyment

  • Lifetime of memories.

Perth Australia

Travel dates:
14-22rd Oct 2023
Style: Freewave + Freeride
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Availability: 2 Places remaining!
Coach: Simon Bornhoft
Price from: £2099.00

Based on shared room & excluding flights

  £999.00 for Non-windsurfers

  £399.00 Single supplement

WHAT TO EXPECT

The trip of a lifetime

one of our most stunning Windwise experiences

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.

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.

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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.

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The trip of a lifetime

one of our most stunning Windwise experiences

“Mauritius is like sailing in a brochure”

THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE

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NON WINDSURFERS

The trip of a lifetime

one of our most stunning Windwise experiences

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 additional adventures and activities including: 

  • Stand up paddleboarding

  • Surfing

  • Eco tours

  • Waterfalls

  • Swimming with dolphins

  • Lifetime of memories.

  • Taste sensations at Wapalapam

  • Night time socials

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your course

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learning with us

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

  • Personalised and dedicated assistance to help you boost your skills base

  • Increase confidence, efficiency and enjoyment on the water

  • Local knowledge and advice to make your time in Le Morne a great experience

The trip of a lifetime

one of our most stunning Windwise experiences

WHAT you'll get

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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 I 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!

The trip of a lifetime

one of our most stunning Windwise experiences

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.

The trip of a lifetime

one of our most stunning Windwise experiences

Your Course

in the Indian Ocean

Flat water lagoon & WAVES!

SKILLS WE COVER

Freeride or Wave Skills “It’s your choice”

We’ll develop this fundamental Windwise skill and ethos, that is the DNA of windsurfing progression.

We’ll help you learn it and use it for your level. 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.

The trip of a lifetime

one of our most stunning Windwise experiences

WINDWISE WAY

VISION

Become better looking!

OPPOSITION

How to create your ultimate counterbalance.

TOUCH POINTS

Become better looking!

BE MORE WARRIOR

How to create your ultimate counterbalance.

ENHANCE YOUR '7'

Become better looking!

SKILLS & DRILLS

How to create your ultimate counterbalance.

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 land + Kit Selection

  • Hit the water, to put things into practice.

  • 1-2-1 'On-the-fly' feedback and diagnosis

  • Break for re-fueling. Maybe check some video.

  • Afternoon lagoon or Manawa sessions to suit the conditions.

  • Well deserved sundowner, debrief, and evening feast! 

The trip of a lifetime

one of our most stunning Windwise experiences

eat sleep live

Loving life

Luxury hotel, stunning Indian Ocean sunsets, fabulous feasts, endless alternative activities and amazing adventures on and off the water.

Luxury hotel, stunning Indian Ocean sunsets, fabulous feasts, endless alternative activities and amazing adventures on and off the water.

The food, the place and the atmosphere are second to none.

The trip of a lifetime

one of our most stunning Windwise experiences

RIU CREOL

What's it like

The Riu Creol Luxury Hotel, is your destination and accommodation for the week.

Take the scenic transfer (1.15hrs) along an idyllic coastline, which is beaming with beautiful coral reefs, lush tropical palm trees, cane fields and bustling villages.

As you approach the southern part of the island you’ll see the magnificent Le Morne rock surrounded by a stunning lagoon–You’re there!

The RIU Creol hotel snuggles in the foothills of Le Morne, ocean views one way and a lush mountainous terrain behind you.

  • All inclusive food and drinks 24-7.

  • Varied restaurants, bars and chill out areas right on the beach.

  • Swimming pools, games, gym and cinema/entertainment.

  • Luxury Spa and treatments for post sailing recovery.

The trip of a lifetime

one of our most stunning Windwise experiences

accommodation

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After a long days sailing, The Olde House is the perfect place to kick back and relax, when you’re hanging with your fellow windsurfers and getting ready for another epic session.

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Facilities

The Olde House is where we’ll enjoy post sail beers, team talks, video playback, communal breakfasts, the odd ‘cook off’ and is just a short walk to a fabulous pub!

  • Just 15 minutes from the beach

  • Swimming pool + jacuzzi + sauna

  • Tennis courts + Games Room + BBQ

  • Mountain Biking + eBiking

  • Sunset local restaurants + secret bars

  • Sunset local restaurants + secret bars

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.

The trip of a lifetime

one of our most stunning Windwise experiences

GALLERY

LOCATION

The Lagoon

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 optional waves of varying size (swell dependant of course) for those who want to learn or enhance their Freewave / Wave skills.

The trip of a lifetime

one of our most stunning Windwise experiences

The trip of a lifetime

one of our most stunning Windwise experiences

Tell me about the waves

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.

We’ve been coming here for 12 years,which says it all.

Effectively, when the swell is working, you can choose between small, medium or  larger waves if you venture onto the outer reefs.

What about rescue?

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

Let's show you around

in the Indian Ocean

Flat water lagoon & WAVES!

comfy pillows

learn more

We named this small reform break inside the lagoon.

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

small reef

learn more

On the outer edge of the lagoon ‘Small Reef’ is great for jumping and an introduction to down-the-line wave skills.

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

manawa

learn more

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!

one eye

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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, but you can take a look from a distance!

vital info

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PLEASE READ THROUGH

* This info is vital and will help you prepare for your windsurfing trip to Le Morne, Mauritius.

You can relax, safe in the knowledge that you’ve covered everything and focus on enjoying the warm waters, waves and flat lagoon.

It’s possible to arrange different flights and transfers, but these are the suggested dates and flights to match the group transfers. 

1 . BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS

flights & transfers

  • Flights listed below are the ones we recommend so you can be on the group transfers in Mauritius.

  • Please book your own flight as soon as possible.

  • If you want to take a different flight or extend your trip, a private airport transfer is about £50-70.

3-10 feb 2024

Group Flights

Outbound

 EasyJet Gatwick-Tenerife

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Dept: 08.50  – Arr: 19.50 (23 Oct)

Inbound

EasyJet Tenerife-Tenerife

Flight EZY12345

Dept: 08.50  – Arr: 19.50 (23 Oct)

 

Transfers

Group Transfer

  Meet up in the luggage conveyor belt area. Simon will have windsurfing kit with me so easy to spot!

  We’ll then head to Los Balos in group taxis.

Private Transfers

  If you’re not on the group flight, just grab a taxi to Los Balos. Access is available early evening.

Accommodation

Los Balos Apartments

C. la Gaviota, 25, 38612 El Médano

Comms

Telephone

Simon Bornhoft +447764574201

WhatsApp

Please join the WhatsApp group so you’re always in touch during your holiday. +447764574201

3 . INSURANCE

cover

** It is compulsory to have third-party insurance for the duration of the course, plus we strongly suggest you take out holiday insurance to cover any unforeseen situations. Please check your insurance and make sure you’re covered for any injuries to yourself or others.

rya

Please note that the RYA insurance does NOT cover for overseas rental kit.

3rd party

Ensure your holiday insurance covers you for windsurfing with 3rd party cover!

4sport

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

4 . WHAT TO BRING

The trip of a lifetime

one of our most stunning Windwise experiences

details

  • 3mm shortie (or even a long-leg summer suit, if you feel the cold).

  • Harness (ION Club has wetsuits and harnesses available).

  • Surf booties Very strong sun block and hat.

  • Round travel plug.

  • Can be hoodie weather if outside in the evenings.

  • Credit card and euros at the hotel.

  • Rupees out and about, but once you are there, you won't spend any extra money.

  • Waterproof watch (so you don’t miss any on-water 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.

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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.