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Rodrigues Islands, Indian Ocean & SE Asia

Rodrigues offers kitesurfing, windsurfing and scuba diving holidays with a huge lagoon, mostly waist deep, with enough space for beginners, freestyle and speed sailing with kite surfaris on offer. Positioned almost 400 miles north-east of Mauritius, Rodrigues emerges from the Indian Ocean from within a vast, emerald-blue lagoon. This tiny, undiscovered island, just 11 miles by 5 miles, has an unspoilt charm and beauty rarely seen. Dramatic rock strewn mountains and a Caribbean style atmosphere make it totally different from the sophistication of Mauritius. The island is ringed by the coral lagoon that influences the whole nature of Rodrigues and its truly Creole inhabitants.

Sailing Spot & Conditions
Tucked away at the end of the south-east coast road, is the tiny village of Mourouk which borders the edge of the lagoon. Pure white sand stretches alongside the warm, crystal clear water. This really is a watersports paradise, with constant cross-shore winds, flat warm water, dive spots that have never been seen and water playground that goes on forever. The huge lagoon, mostly waist deep, offers space for training, freestyle & speed sailing. The quality of the conditions is what makes this place special. The easterly trade winds start around 3-4 beaufort in the morning building to force 5-6/7 in the afternoon during the peak months. With near world record speeds recorded here, this really is somewhere very special.

Culture & Activities
From the moment you arrive you understand why this place is so special; the warmth and freshness of the trade winds, the friendliness of the people and the simplicity in the way they live. It feels as though time and the modern world have passed this secret hideaway by.  Part of Mauritius, it has remained away from the main tourism development with a few hotels and undeveloped. The resort at Mourouk is set overlooking uninhabited islands. From the hotel you can enjoy excursions to the uninhabited islands, taking canoe style boats with other guests for sociable beach BBQs followed by exploring the islands. Exlore the islands through the natural hiking trails, fishing boat trips, scuba diving or SUP. During the day hang on the beach watching the locals spectacular skill on the water and finding out the best spots by joining a guided downwind excursion. In the evening, the entertainment is low key. After a sundowner and dinner overlooking the lagoon, sampling some of the local dishes such as cono-cono shellfish salad,  guests mix  at the bar or watch the  weekly “sega tambour” dancing band. What more could you want after a perfect day in paradise?

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Fact File

Sailing Conditions

Winter On Shore Winter Off Shore Summer On Shore Summer Off Shore

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Freestyle 

Wave 

Great Reasons to go to Rodrigues Islands, Indian Ocean

Best Time: All Year (windiest June-Oct)
Launch: Large sandy beach.
Wind Direction: South East Trades, Cross shore from left to right.
Wind Type: Consistant trade. Lower strength November - March.
Shorebreak: Minimal shorebreak.
Water Conditions: Flat water lagoon.
Reef break with waves during season (10k out with excursion from centre) experts only.
Suitability: All levels.
  • Huge, 200 square km flat water lagoon.
  • Windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing & diving.
  • Most popular board size 90 - 130 L.
  • Most popular sail size 5.3 - 6.2 M.
  • Quiet, peacefull & away from it all.
  • The secret hideaway island.

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With over 30 years experience Sportif has become the UK's leading specialist windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing and dive holiday company. As a fully bonded ATOL license holder you can be reassured that all elements of your holiday are fully secured and your money safe. Sportif are the original windsurfing and kitesurfing tour operator, established in 1982 and now offering over 50 of the best destinations around the world to enjoy your chosen sport.

 

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