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Bel Ombre, Mauritius

GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Mauritius 2019

Bel Ombre

One of the most picture-perfect kiting destinations on the planet. Mauritius has countless world class waves and this year the tour heads to Bel Ombre, home to yet another epic left-hander with a huge flat water lagoon for freestyle.

The first GKA Kite-Surf World Tour event in Mauritius happened in 2016. That first year, Airton’s unexpected loss to local rider Jeremy Chan left room for Matchu Lopes to make a push and win the event before stealing a tour win from under his friend’s nose at the next (and final) event in Dakhla.

In 2017, Airton was denied a clean sweep on the way to his GKA World Title as well when he was knocked out in the semi-finals by Sebastian Ribeiro before Keahi de Aboitiz went on to take the win.

The GKA Kite World Tour didn’t visit Mauritius in 2018, so it’s going to be epic when the tour hits Bel Ombre this year!

Event Info

Confirmed

Yes

Contest dates

06 - 15th September 2019

Discipline

Kite-surf

Country

Mauritius

Spot

Bel Ombre

Stars

4 stars

Prizemoney

€25.000,-

Livestream

No

International TV Coverage

Yes

Wind forecast

Host/sponsor

Sponsor details to be confirmed.

Prevailing winds

Southeasterly trade winds hit Le Morne from the left with wind strengths from 15 to 25 knots. The trades have travelled over 4,000 miles by the time they reach the island, so they’re very constant and make for awesome cross-off wave riding conditions on the reefs around Le Morne.

Water conditions

There’s a huge flat water lagoon that the riders kite across on the way out to the reef. Once there, knowledge of the spot becomes key as you need to know where to pass through the reef - particularly on a low tide. Once you’re out there though you have three waves to choose from. There’s the relaxed and rolling Manawa on the left, then Chameau and to the right the infamous One Eye - which is where the riders compete.

Competition history

Le Morne, and particularly One Eye, has been frequented by World Tour wave events for a long time now and the GKA Kite-Surf World Tour has visited the spot twice.

Race Notice

Registration Dates

26th July - 23rd August 2019

Registration Form