Lagoon Bel Ombre

Bel Ombre – the ultimate Kite Spot

Bel Ombre is located in the South Western part of the island. It is a small, pristine Mauritian fishing village. Kite spot and KiteGlobing center are located at the edge of the village at the C Beach Club of the 5* Telfair Hotel and 4.5* Awali Hotel.

Why choose this spot?

Bel Ombre is the ideal spot for beginners, advanced kitesurfers, freestylers and those with a soft spot for waves. Families too will love this spot as our kite center is affiliated to the C Beach Club, i.e. various amenities are available: modern changing rooms with warm water, sunbeds, pool, restaurant and bar, beach volleyball court, pool table, table tennis, playground etc.

We offer the latest Duotone equipment for rental or use in the course of your kitesurf lesson. We teach in small groups of no more than 2 learners. For more information please go to kitesurf rental or kitesurf lesson.

We also offer Downwinder from Bel Ombre to Le Morne for advanced kiters on a regular basis.

Storage room for your own equipment as well as rescue boats and rescue services are available as well. Apart from kitesurfing we offer a variety of other watersports such as windsurfing, Stand Up Paddeling, wakeboarding or boat trips.

The area

The wind is usually sideshore left, sideways onshore. The more Eastern the wind, the gustier the launching conditions. Here, you should go for the 10hrs position with your kite and run approx. 10 – 20 meters towards the lagoon before taking off. The entire area is surrounded by a belt of reefs as most of Mauritius is. Bel Ombre is divided into two areas: one wave spot and a huge standing range with shallow water. The standing range is ideal for beginners and encompasses about 700 m x 300m. Please wear shoes for protection against corals.

Scanning the beach and its surroundings you will see a slightly darker, drawn-out strip of grass (approx. 20×60). This is where most of our courses are held. Next to it we are facing deep yet turquoise water, ideal for kiting shallow waters or instructing learners from a boat. Here, a strip of corals with a length of 80 meters and width of 8 meters is lining the shore, a red buoy distinguishing it. You can skid over it but shouldn’t jump and avoid at low water. After passing the lagoon, you will be confronted with the reef, which needs close attention when the tide is low.

Beyond the reef, you will be facing the open sea with waves for beginners and advanced kiters if headed towards lee (waves comparable to One Eye). Waves between 1 and 4 meters can be found here – ideal for kiters and breaking wave beginners. Please note, that very high swell can entail strong current. As we, KiteGlobing, hold the exclusive right to use this spot, it is never crowded.

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