Ocean, Harold Quinquis's Trip in Maurice
My Friend Harold Quinquis is a Takoon Pro
rider and went to Maurice, Indian Ocean last summer for a
big trip with amazing waves and wind. He brought
back amazing photos and stories about this tropical paradise.
All photos by Stephane Fournet / Takoon.
"Mauritius was made first, and then heaven; and heaven
was copied after Mauritius" written by Mark Twain
over 100 years ago.
The famous writer was not wrong. Bizarre mountain peaks,
magnificent palm-fringed beaches, colourful coral reefs,
shimmering azure lagoons, and wind the whole year! What more
could kitesurfers wish for?
The seasons in the southern hemisphere are the opposite
of ours. Winter in Mauritius is from June to September; this
is when the trade winds are at their best, but even in the
remaining months of the year, the trade winds still offer
windsurfers excellent conditions to ride in the ultimate
Generally, the trade winds blow from east to southeast.
From December to April, relatively heavy rain showers can
be expected, which soon blow over.
With almost 300 days of wind per year, what other destination
can compete with Mauritius?
The cultural influences in Mauritius are just as diverse
as the composition of its population, and you should definitely
also take the time to explore the delightful countryside
and fascinating culture.
Imagine an island lost in the medium of the Indian Ocean;
caves, mysterious inscriptions on the rock, treasures of
pirates, spots perfect....
Four corsairs with the search of a
fabulous treasure: Herve Bouré the hunter of waves,
Niccolo Porcella, Italian raised with the swell hawaiien,
Tuva Jansen for the female key and Harold Quinquis the
The signs are revealing, ball of gun, bones human, rock
in the shape of tortoise, the western southern coast of Maurice
would abound in treasure and the island was regularly visited
by the pirates.
Officially no treasure was found to date but our 4 riders
came sought another nest egg! Our first seek will be delayed
in the Western and what a surprised South!
The Dull Brabant, imposing basalt mass, culminating to 558
m, advances in the ocean in the extreme south-west of the
All at the end of a road, appears a
small public beach which gives "vis-a-vis" to a" turquoise" lagoon
ideally been windy thanks to a venturi effect. Imagine a
large lagoon, a point of white fine sand, wind directed perfectly
and with far a glassy wave which breaks on a sharpened reef...
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