It is long we know but we feel even if you are not a surfer or kite surfer that you will enjoy it. Very well shot and put together, the opening scenes of this great video shows our stunning island of Mauritius in all its glory from the top of Mt Brabant and leads into some great kite surfing action at the premier break in Mauritius – One Eye.
The second part of this great video ( the documentary part ) features “The One Eye Story” ! Mauritius’ world famous surfing/kite surfing break is known all around the world. It is now home to a world series event held annually at the break – the KSP Pro.
Jeff Lindshau – Aussie pioneer in surfing in Mauritius talks of borrowing a car and driving the length and breadth of the island looking for waves and explains how they came to start surfing One Eye.
There are several great stories around the breaks name as well as the trouble around getting to and surfing the break, mainly the local farmer not wanting surfers crossing his land to surf the break and persuading them with a shot gun !! Definitely worth watching !
Keep watching until the end ! After the interviews there is some wonderful footage of the island, its diverse people and cultures that is worth watching also !
This weeks top pics on Twitter and Instagram !
Cape Malheureux – stunning pic thanks to @hypatie81
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Walking with Lions ! Great pic thanks to @jennib2b
Island Life – We think this great pic thanks to @iamtherealsonja really captures the relaxed mood of most people after spending a week on the island ! And the sentiment of wanting to return !
Have you heard a different story about how One Eye got its name ? Maybe you have surfed at One Eye ?? We would love to hear about it !
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