MAURITIUS FREERIDE CHALLENGE 2018
For its 7th year, the Mauritius Freeride Challenge will be held from the 10th to the 15th of July with some amazing races around the island.
This year the Mauritius Freeride Challenge will focus on long distance slalom combining windsurf, kitesurf & foil.
Obviously there will be an individual ranking, but the main focus as every year will be on the team result. This year we have already confirmed teams from South Africa, Australia, Seychelles, France, UK and Switzerland. We want this event to become the world team Pro/AM Championship.
A team consist of a minimum 3 riders and maximum of 5. Only the best 3 results will count.
This year the race director will be Mr Philippe Bru from the famous DEFI WIND. Last year we did many races and one of them was the Arnaud de Rosnay Mémorial Cup. This marathon race was an incredible 80km long.
This year if the conditions are as good, he will be launching the longest windsurf & kitesurf marathon race ever organised, an amazing 100km race inside the beautiful lagoons of the east coast from Pte Desny to Ile aux Cerfs. Not all riders will be able to do it so there will also be a 50km and 20km to suit all levels of challengers.
During the 6 days of the event, various kinds of races will be organised to suit all tastes & level. From flat downwind speed slalom to long distance slalom. Depending on the wind conditions, the best possible race course will be chosen to give a maximum of fun to all.
No wind? No worries, some activities will be organised to discover the green side of the island either by MTB or hiking.
Light wind in Pte Desny, we will all move for the day and discover the other spots. Le Morne & Anse la Raie offers increvable wind acceleration.
The prize giving will be held at CNPE on the 15th.
Our goal is YOUR FUN !
1> Pte DESNY (South-East)
The Club Nautique of Pte Deny will be our base camp. This is the best freeride spot of Mauritius. Not only because it is the biggest lagoon of the island, but also because the launching area for kites & windsurf is amazing.
The clubs infrastructure is just perfect and probably one of the best Yatching club in the world.
The lagoon offers so many different varieties of possible races that any direction of wind has its perfect race to suit all levels.
The wind being always onshore, even if you break something, you will always end up ashore.
2> LE MORNE (South)
Mostly known for its world class waves, Le Morne is also a fabulous spot for slalom. The race we organise there is also known as being THE CLASSIC. The start is a le mans style and this race is unique in the world as it is held only a few metres away from the beach where hundreds of spectators can enjoy the show.
This is a fast & intense race!
3> ZILWA ATTITUDE (North-East)
Anse la Raie is the windiest spot in Mauritius with a huge magnificent lagoon where we will be doing some long distance downwind slalom with great cross shore wind.
All races are designed to make you have a maximum of fun...
No need to be a champion !!!