FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Who are we?
We are passionate amateur windsurfers and kitesurfers who want to share our love for our sports. Living in Mauritius, one of the most beautiful spots worldwide, we were seduced by the idea of creating the first ever championship, whereby international teams of amateur and professional kiters & windsurfers would compete against each other and discover the best places around the island.
The Mauritius Attitude Freeride Challenge, whose first edition was in 2013, was quite successful and won the hearts of many international surfers thanks to amazing freeride spots and favourable surfing conditions without forgetting the famous Mauritian hospitality.
We are proud to have partnered with Attitude Hotels Group for the next 3 years. The Group has most of its hotels located in the north and East coast of the island, near the most beautiful spots where kitesurf and windsurf can be practiced.
2. What is a freeride race?
Freeride is the most popular kitesurfing and windsurfing style. Freeride windsurfers and kitesurfers enjoy soul riding full speed & carving nice turns.
If you find yourself enjoying cruising downwind exploring new spots, freeriding might just be your style.
3. What are the requirements of the race?
- Kiters & windsurfers able to go upwind can participate in the race
- Minimum age: 13 years old - waterstart level
- MYA licence required (included in inscription fee, but we need 2 passport photos and a doctors clearance)
- Personal insurance cover
4. What equipment is required to participate in the race?
3 sails/2 boards are the maximum you are allowed to use during the event.
Wind are mostly light to medium, from 12 to 30 knots.
5. How much? Where to pay for inscription?
For the Freeride Challenge, the fee is 150€ for the 4 racing days.
This includes :
> your event Lycra + souvenir T-shirt + some surprise goodies
> Your transfer for the Zilwa Hotel to the race spots for all races
> Security during all the race days
> Special deals from Air Mauritius & Zilwa Attitude
Once finalised, we will send you a bank a/c to pay in advance.
6. Where can I get additional info on the competition and the different packages?
You can contact us via the website or on the Facebook page of the event: https://www.facebook.com/MauritiusFreeride
7. What is the Race days ?
All races will be on waiting period in order to maximise the best conditions of wind for each specific race.
8. Who are our partners ?
Attitude Hotel Group: www.hotels-attitude.com
Swan : www.swangroup.mu
Phoenix beer: http://www.phoenixbeverages.mu/index.php
Malibu : http://www.scott.mu/wines_spirits.htm
Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority : http://www.tourism-mauritius.mu
Helios : https://www.facebook.com/heliospolarized
Garmin : http://www.garmin.com/en-US
Rentacolor : http://www.rentacolormauritius.com/
Air Mauritius : http://www.airmauritius.com/
JPH Boathouse : http://www.jph.mu/
9. Ranking: how does it work?
First = 0.7 pts.
Second & more = place (2nd = 2 points...)
Did Not Finish (DNF) = Number of participants + 1
Did Not Start (DNS) = Number of participants + 2 (is usually + 1)
Disqualified (DSQ) = Nombre de participant + 10 (usually + 2)
Five first riders for each nation (kitesurf & windsurf combined), per race
Overall team rankings: top 5 individuals
10. Where can I view the results?
The results are available on the website: www.mauritiusfreeride.com/results