GKA KITE WORLD CUP MAURITIUS 2019

AT HERITAGE BEL OMBRE

 

THE WIND IS UP, THE WAVES ARE GOOD AND MAURITIUS IS CALLING!



Heritage Resorts, in collaboration with the GKA (Global Kitesports Association), an association formed by the largest kite boarding brands, hosted the GKA KITE WORLD CUP MAURITIUS 2019, gathering local and international riders in the south-west of the island, in Bel Ombre, a hidden jewel low on crowds but with awesome kiting conditions.

 

Held between the 6th and the 15th of September 2019, this international competition saw professional kite surfers compete at one of Mauritius’ finest kitesurfing spots, on the public beach next Heritage C Beach Club. This competition featured two different disciplines; twin-tip freestyle and wave riding.

A FABULOUS PLAYGROUND TO UNLEASH YOUR KITE SPIRIT!

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VENUE

The South coast

The wild and vibrant nature of the South is an invitation to slow down the pace and make space for oneself. With its beautiful coast, enchanting mountains, nature reserves and picturesque villages, this part of the island is certainly worth the visit - if not the stay. In fact, it is the ideal hideaway for those who need a blast of fresh air and a break from this restless world to reconcile with their inner selves.

 

The South brings about a whole range of emotions: the bird's eye view from the Morne Brabant - a UNESCO World Heritage site - will take your breath away; the scenic route from Baie du Cap to Bel Ombre, dotted with quaint fishermen villages, will fill your heart with a sense of serenity; the wistful charm of Gris-Gris, where time seems to slow down, will leave you in a contemplative state; the fiery waves of Le Souffleur crushing upon the cliffs will stir up new energies within you…

 



DESTINATION

Heritage Bel Ombre

The Mauritius Kitesurf World Cup took place on Heritage Bel Ombre, a splendid domain snuggled between the island's southernmost hills and the ocean. This fabulous playground shelters one of the most beautiful lagoons of the island and a 1,300-hectare reserve.

 

Accommodation on Heritage Bel Ombre includes two five-star resorts – Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort, a wellness resort spread over a large area of tropical gardens ensuring privacy, Heritage Awali Golf Spa Resort labelled as the best 5-star all-inclusive in Mauritius - and Heritage The Villas catering as a hotel residence for larger groups and families and offering stunning views over the adjoining nature reserve and the Indian Ocean. Heritage Resorts guests gain access to a championship golf course, spa facilities, a variety of restaurants and bars, nature activities, as well as a gourmet restaurant and wine cellar set in a historic 19th century mansion.

 

The spot

With consistent winds, large flatwater lagoons, some of the best waves in the world, Mauritius becomes the ultimate kitesurfing destination from June to October.


Bel Ombre spot showcases one of the most unspoilt and healthy lagoons in Mauritius, with amazing underwater biodiversity, protected and overlooked by local NGO Reef Conservation.


This spacious lagoon offers protected flat water on the inside as well as waves further out on the reef which protects the entire bay. The wind here generally blows side to side-on shore from the left and the combination of the flat-water lagoon and waves make Bel Ombre suitable for a range of skill levels and riding styles, with a windy season carrying on until a little later in the year.


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