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Mauritius weather

Postby MikeMikeMike » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:09 pm

I am going to Mauritius next week
Do I need to bring a 3/5 suit or a 1mm shirt is enough?

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Re: Mauritius weather

Postby Nico » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:14 am

Depends how soft you are : )
Temps around the mid 20s but if you hit a new anticyclone spell the chill effect is there.
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Re: Mauritius weather

Postby Feng » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:39 am

I am going to be in Mauritius two weeks end of September.
I will only take a 1mn lycra for sun protection.
On the other hand, I kite in UK with a 2/3 wetsuit so I believe that I should be able to handle the extreme Mauritius cold water :-)

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Re: Mauritius weather

Postby russzim » Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:26 pm

what is the wind like in April in Mauritius?

how consistent and what is the average speed?

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Re: Mauritius weather

Postby vasco » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:58 pm


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Re: Mauritius weather

Postby Nico » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:14 am

MY rough guesstimate is at about 25% probability of getting kiteable conditions.
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Re: Mauritius weather

Postby briansuntrax » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:21 pm

Definately take a 2mm shortie suit - at the very least a 1mm NEOPRENE vest, not lycra.
Have been 4 x times to Le Mourne Sept/Oct and always used the 2mm.

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Re: Mauritius weather

Postby MikeMikeMike » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:03 pm


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Re: Mauritius weather

Postby Feng » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:20 pm

I arrived in Le Morne 2 days ago and everyone seems to have a full wetsuit 3/2 or at least a shorty. Fortunately I could find one wetsuit.
The only riders without a wetsuit are russian windsurfers (but they do not count :-)


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