The KSP One Eye Pro is currently being held in Le Morne, Mauritius in big swell and great wind conditions ! The quality of the waves and wind is creating a spectacle of speed and skill as kite surfers compete in 7 – 10 foot conditions breaking far out on the reef.
Watch the video of Day 5 in some of the best waves and conditions seen in a long time !
The recently formed World Championship Tour, sanctioned by the IKA ( International Kiteboarding Association ) is the first of what KSP hopes will develop into a worldwide tour of professional riders. The KSP Professional Wave Tour group now has the support of the head body recognising the events as the sports world championship tour
Kite Surfing in Mauritius, and the Indian Ocean has seen a massive rise in popularity in recent times. If you get out and about with a car you will find operators at beaches offering lessons and rentals. Some resorts in Mauritius may have arrangements with a local operator for guests who wish to try kite surfing. Check out an old video post on kite surfing in Mauritius
Although hugely popular on the south coast of Bel Ombre, and the peninsula of Le Morne, you will see kite surfing all over the island throughout the year. Check out an old video post featuring Le Morne from mountain, a helicopter and fishing off the coast !
Mauritius’ hundreds of lagoons, enclosed by offshore reefs make it perfect for kite surfing. In many places the reef protects an area of hundreds of meters allowing surfers huge areas to reach super fast speeds and perform huge aerial tricks !
The World Tour event is a wave riding competition as you can see from the video – a hybrid form of the sport that looks really cool ! Check out the event on Facebook or follow them on Twitter | Watch LIVE Footage of the event on the stream
What do you think ? We think this kind of annual event in Mauritius is a fantastic idea for Mauritius tourism ! The event has the support of the Indian Resort in Le Morne, as well as the MTPA and a world wide media audience ! Well done to the organisers !
Do you kite surf ? Do you kite surf on waves like these guys or just in the calmer water ? We would love to hear your thoughts below