Le Morne has an enormous lagoon perfect for flat water kiting. Its warm water is about 26 degrees in winter. The lagoon is around 7km long south of Le Morne and around 1km wide. Its generally around waist deep with some spots deeper and some shallower. There is always plenty of space in the lagoon to find a big area for yourself and friends. Most of the lagoon is completely empty of kiters all the time.
There are three main areas for flat water kiting (click here for the gallery):
Kite Lagoon or “Beginner Bay”
This is where our local partners operate their kite schools. It has onshore winds, sandy bottom and very flat water. It’s a really great place to learn, being safe, easy and the perfect consistent depth. Freestyle riders looking to progress their skills also ride here chasing the perfect flat water without any current.
The Upwind Area – Fly Solo
This is the least used area in the lagoon. It’s a huge area, empty and stunningly beautiful place to kite. The rugged green mountains set the backdrop behind the blue and green waters of the coral lagoon. Passe St Jacques to the south offers a narrow deep section with azure blue waters and the occasional manta ray or turtle. There’s a shallow sand bar and also some sections with coral heads to avoid.
The Western Area – Freeride Alley
Spectacular sunsets, cranking wind and a good spot to sit and watch the pros.