Comments for inMotion Kitesurfing http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com Kitesurfing Articles, Photos, Videos and great tips and tricks! Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:49:40 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.7 Comment on Mauritius East Coast Kite Spot Guide by Bernardhttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2013/mauritius-east-coast-kite-spot-guide#comment-239156 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:49:40 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=8377#comment-239156 Hello Barbara,
If the hotel allows it, you can launch on its beach, except if it is too South. Walking down the beach up to the Golf course (see it on Google earth) will make launching easier if the wind is not “clear” enough in front of the hotel.

If you are autonomous, the lagoon is safe everywhere; just avoid the area near the passes; (there’s only one near the Long Beach and anyone can show you where). For very local advice, the people from the boat house at the hotel may be able to help. For pure kitesurf advice, there is a guy call Alois, living near the St. Géran hotel. He is an instructor despite his 80-ish age… He often kites off the golf course. I can give you his number if you contact me by e-mail.

If you do not feel safe in the region of the hotel, then drive around the bay down to Poste Lafayette Beach; it’s the safest and easiest spot for beginners and great for all.

Re. your kites
6m² will definitely be too small; 9m² is fine.
See you hopefully on the water
With best regards

Bernard

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Comment on Mauritius East Coast Kite Spot Guide by Barbarahttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2013/mauritius-east-coast-kite-spot-guide#comment-239084 Sun, 30 Aug 2015 08:35:40 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=8377#comment-239084 Hi Bernard
Great info here. I may have the opportunity to go at the end of September staying at Long Beach Hotel, what spot is the best from there? I’m planning to take my gear (6m and 9m) just in case there is wind. I’m autonomous but still beginner so will practice my turns and upwind skills and maybe try a jump. I was wondering if there is a place where I can go for information on the beach, wind and currents from local experts as I won’t be taking lessons. I was in Zanzibar in February with lagon and reefs areas although I never made it to the reef… Local information is great to be aware of any hazards.
Thanks!

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Comment on Mauritius East Coast Kite Spot Guide by Mortenhttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2013/mauritius-east-coast-kite-spot-guide#comment-238087 Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:58:34 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=8377#comment-238087 Hi Bernard,

My email for facebook is skooghat@hotmail.com
Could be nice if you invite me.
thx

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Comment on Mauritius East Coast Kite Spot Guide by Bernardhttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2013/mauritius-east-coast-kite-spot-guide#comment-237892 Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:22:51 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=8377#comment-237892 Hi Morten,

I am also looking for a (second hand) board, a twin tip that works on waves. There is a shop and another reseller in Grand Bay; one for Airush and the other for Cabrinha. For other brands you will need to go to le Morne. I will be leaving Mauritius for a kite trip in the second half of October; what are your dates?

In the meantime, have a look at this FB page https://www.facebook.com/groups/264019870297284
it’s people looking to buy and sell kite stuff. There is a guy I know selling a Naish 2014 twintip 138 X 41. I am going to try it next time.

Contact me on my website to leave me your mail or FB page so that I can invite you to the group.

Best regards

Bernard

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Comment on Mauritius East Coast Kite Spot Guide by Mortenhttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2013/mauritius-east-coast-kite-spot-guide#comment-237860 Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:28:58 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=8377#comment-237860 Dear Bernard,
Thanks for this blog. Very usefull and good info!
I am comming with my family in sep-oct 2015
I Will bring my own kite, hairness pump etc. But i will need to buy or rent a board.
If I buy it I would like to sell again when im leaving.
It dosent have to be a new board – second hand would be fine.
Do you think this is possible?
My first week will be at friday attitude hotel on the eastcoast.
Where is the closest kiteshop from there?
Best regards and thanks again
Morten

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Comment on Mauritius East Coast Kite Spot Guide by Bernardhttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2013/mauritius-east-coast-kite-spot-guide#comment-236324 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 06:31:18 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=8377#comment-236324 Dear Randy,

It’s been a long time I haven’t been in that region and I am going this pm in fact. The people at Shandrani will be able to give you information as there is a kite school there. Normally, you should be able to launch just from the upwind beach of the hotel. From there, you will easily reach the flat waters on Pointe d’Esny; within 1 minute.

The public beach across the bay is not a solution as there are many people and it is slightly sheltered if wind is east.

For weather conditions, Windguru and Windfinder remain the best alternative although since a few years, owing to sea-warming I guess, they are far less on the spot as regards to clouds and precipitation.

Enjoy your stay

Bernard

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Comment on Mauritius East Coast Kite Spot Guide by Randyhttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2013/mauritius-east-coast-kite-spot-guide#comment-236303 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 03:15:05 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=8377#comment-236303 Hello,
I am coming to mauritius this week, sunday the 7th through sunday the 16th of august.
I am staying at the shandrani. Is there kiting at the public beach just south of there? Also, is there a place to park at pointe d’esny if I go there?
Who would be the best kite shop to call for the best condition report day to day?
Thank you for your help!

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Comment on 5 Top Kitesurfing Destinations You Must Experience by johnhttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2014/5-top-kitesurfing-destinations#comment-236224 Wed, 05 Aug 2015 14:15:04 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=9206#comment-236224 Bulaobog, Boracay from November to April is Kitesurfing heaven and direct flights from Asia hubs 2016 to avoid Manila! This place is gorgeous and the best party island ever, just 7km long and with something for everyone! Really inexpensive too, with plenty of affordable options for surfers right on Bulabog beach. Then after a surf-fest…just 10 mins walk to everything on offer on Whitebeach (surfing May to September). Enjoy.

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Comment on Mauritius East Coast Kite Spot Guide by Bernard Cayeuxhttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2013/mauritius-east-coast-kite-spot-guide#comment-233581 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 08:37:45 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=8377#comment-233581 Dear Regev,
Nice plan. As you could understand from my previous replies, I am not a fanatic of Le Morne; especially for beginners. You will be fighting your way among tens of other beginners in a big anarchy. The bay of Poste Lafayette is by far the best to learn as the wind is on / side and the curve of the beach allows one to start several meters away from the beach as well.

The downside is that there are less choices in terms of where to stay if you are looking for a room to let. The villas I propose must be rented entirely, so not good you, except if you think that apartment Merina is what you like. Have a look at it on our website http://www.bookmauritius-villas.com/bungalows-Mauritius/self-catering-merina. You can also rent a room at http://www.lamaisondete.com/la_maison_dete/en/index.php#!home
What is better in Le Morne is that in the nearby village of La Gaulette, there are plenty of kitesurfers like you, alone or in groups so much better for spending evenings. The East is very calm.
If you have a 10m² it is ideal for Poste Lafayette but too big for Le Morne. You may contact Patrick at highfive@myt.mu . He is the reseller of different brands like North and Airush. He will give you advice and you can buy the kite anywhere; even on the beach.

Re. the car.
If you are in Le Morne and do not stay in one of the hotels, you will need to either rent a car or make a pool with some other people on the spot. If you are in Poste Lafayette, La Maison d’été, you may not need one.

Hope this helps
Let me know if you come to the East, I can help you or indicate you a person who can teach you in the waves.

Regards

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Comment on Mauritius East Coast Kite Spot Guide by Regevhttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2013/mauritius-east-coast-kite-spot-guide#comment-233519 Wed, 15 Jul 2015 18:53:02 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=8377#comment-233519 Hi,

I’m planning to be in mauritius in september – october.
I am traveling alone – is there a place that has shared rooms for kitesurfers? or anyone planning to be there at that time? I am independent, but pretty much a beginner. looking for the lagoons in the begninning and waves later on. where do you suggest me to stay? east coast or le morne? where do you buy kite equipment in mauritius? I have a 10m kite and a board I’d be bringing with me, but I might need a smaller kite to buy aswell – who can I contact to understand prices? do I need to rent a car or most spots are walking/bicycle distance?

Thank you,
Regev

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Comment on Beginners Guide to Kitesurfing: Getting Started by inMotion Kitesurfinghttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2011/beginners-guide-to-kitesurfing-getting-started#comment-233259 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:53:57 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=529#comment-233259 Hi Jared,

Yes, I would recommend starting with a trainer kite, but you don’t need to buy one yourself. Since most importantly of all, you need to take a few lessons with an instructor, he will provide you with an appropriate trainer kite for the early stages of your lessons.

You will very quickly progress from the trainer kite, which is why I don’t think you need to invest in your own one. Rather save the money for your first real kite.

I hope this helps, and I wish you all the best.

Brendon

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Comment on Beginners Guide to Kitesurfing: Getting Started by Jaredhttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2011/beginners-guide-to-kitesurfing-getting-started#comment-233256 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:00:34 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=529#comment-233256 Would you recommend starting with a trainer kite or do you think trainer kites are not necessary?

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Comment on Kite Designs: Types of Kitesurfing Kites Simplified by longboardloverhttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2012/types-of-kitesurfing-kites#comment-232369 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:07:58 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=4525#comment-232369 Old post, but very helpful for beginners who getting involved or buying a Delta kites,thank you for your valuable input.

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Comment on Mauritius East Coast Kite Spot Guide by Bernard Cayeuxhttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2013/mauritius-east-coast-kite-spot-guide#comment-231396 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 06:03:27 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=8377#comment-231396 Hi Stephen,

Belle Mare might be a bit tricky. Some parts of it more than others. If you will be at Belle Mare Plage hotel or at that end it will be better but until you become an expert you will need to body-drag about 25 to 40 meters away from the beach and try not to drift downwind. If the wind turn to the East / SE it will give you a much longer ride along the beach.
In other places it will be OK too but with shorter riding distances.

In Le Morne, where people learn it is not possible but starting upwind from the point where everyone else starts it will be easy as long as others leave you some space.

Hope it will work

Have a nice week.

Bernard
https://www.facebook.com/VillasinMauritius

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Comment on Mauritius East Coast Kite Spot Guide by Bernard Cayeuxhttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2013/mauritius-east-coast-kite-spot-guide#comment-231395 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:53:08 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=8377#comment-231395 Hello Deborah,

First, I wish to apologize for not responding sooner but I had not seen the message alerting me of a new question. I have tested 3 of the many schools in Le Morne and they all deserve recommendation although quite different.
Club Mistral: the biggest one and international. Very professional, nothing to say. Eventually they might be too busy / less flexible but there is no fact about this.
Yoaneye: Very involved and dedicated
Sonofkite. Also a small structure, more leaned on the fun experience than pure technique. In some cases, if you go through the first stages they may take you up the lagoon in their boat to let you learn away from the many learners, which is I think a plus.

Hope my advices do not come too late
Enjoy your rides,

Bernard
bookmauritius-villas.com
https://www.facebook.com/VillasinMauritius

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Comment on Mauritius East Coast Kite Spot Guide by Stephenhttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2013/mauritius-east-coast-kite-spot-guide#comment-231337 Sun, 28 Jun 2015 22:40:51 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=8377#comment-231337 Hi Bernard,
I’m coming for 2 weeks in October. 1 week Belle Mare, 1 Week Le Morne.
I want to learn to hydrofoil if possible – I have one I can bring.
Where will be deep enough ?

Thanks
Stephen

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Comment on Western Australia: Kitesurfing the Wild Wild West by Martina Manninghttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2014/western-australia-kite-spot-guide#comment-229995 Fri, 19 Jun 2015 01:08:13 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=9390#comment-229995 Hi Fernando
There are plenty of flat water spots in WA – if you are looking for a spot near Perth, I would recommend Safety Bay. You can get a beach house near Rockingham which is an hour south of Perth. It gets pretty busy at this spot – but it is really nice!
Otherwise if you want to head North – there is flat water at Lancellin, Cervantes (Thirsty Point), or Sandy Bay – which is about 1.5 hours from Exmouth. This will be a bit less busy for sure!
Let me know if you need any other advice!
cheers
Martina

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Comment on Mauritius East Coast Kite Spot Guide by debshttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2013/mauritius-east-coast-kite-spot-guide#comment-229753 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 10:09:05 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=8377#comment-229753 Dear Bernard
Can you advise, we arrive on 5th July staying in the Le Morne area for 2weeks, we are 6 beginners and want to have lessons in Kitesurfing. Can you recommend a school?
Kind regards
Deborah

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Comment on Western Australia: Kitesurfing the Wild Wild West by Fernandohttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2014/western-australia-kite-spot-guide#comment-229688 Tue, 16 Jun 2015 21:23:55 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=9390#comment-229688 Hi
I am writing from Argentina
I am planning a family vacation at Australia , this summer
My idea is to find at western region , a place for beginners , maybe a lagoon or a quiet bay
I try to get a beach resort for my family and a kite spot for me , no more than one hour drive
Can you help me ?

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Comment on Katie Chandler: MIGK Follow Up Interview by anselmohttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/katie-chandler-follow-up-interview#comment-227963 Fri, 05 Jun 2015 17:08:02 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?page_id=8605#comment-227963 one day appeared a rainbow over the ocean,a few minutes later appeared you at the sun set time walking along the Taiba beach with yours dogs,there on “beco da paz” , i’m sad now that iknow that i couldn’t see you again.

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