A huge “lagoon” makes this place incredibly beautiful and suitable for most riders. It should be noted, however, that the “lagoon”, which covers an area of about 5 km2, is mainly reserved for beginners who go there by boat with the school.
For more advanced riders, it is possible to reach the lagoon by going crosswind (or upwind depending on the wind direction) for about 2 km, and this only at high tide.
A suitable place for everyone, thanks to the safety boats and the side-on shore wind direction. At low tide, you ride in front of the beach, and the wind is more gusty, and you must be able to ride upwind. Beginners must take a class and be accompanied to the “lagoon”.
The water is generally flat, but tends to become choppy when the wind picks up. In the “lagoon”, the sea conditions depend on the tide, so it can be calm or agitated depending on the depth and the wind strength.
In front of the take-off area, the zone is in deep water and, when the wind is side on, the wind is steady and the sea not too rough, while if it turns side off, the wind becomes gusty.
The spot is ideal for freeriding or for perfecting freestyle or old school maneuvers.
Facilities: on the beach, there is a kite school, Osmosis kiteboarding, which offers a storage service, surveillance and security with boats, as well as kite lessons for beginners. The spot is located in a hotel where there is a restaurant (not so good). If you don’t eat there, you can order food and have it delivered by asking the school.
Dangers: the take-off area is not very safe, but the beach boys are very experienced and will give you the best advice, as well as the school manager, Sylvain, who offers a briefing of the spot to each newcomer.
Beware also of the corals and the reef. There are two main areas to avoid absolutely at low tide.
Warnings : to reach the “lagoon”, it is necessary to check the tides. Normally we take as reference, depending of course on the coefficient of the day, 1h30 before and after the low tide peak. If you leave or enter the lagoon within this time frame, you may not be able to pass or you may get stuck.