Anse La Raie in the North of Mauritius provides an incredible environment for your learning experience in kitesurfing. The wide open spaces and lessons carried out from one of our specially equipped boats means that you have plenty of space to practice without the confines of a short run to the beach and a walk back to your teacher. Lessons are run with radio helmets at the points where the instructor feels appropriate so all you need to do is practice and listen to your experienced instructor guiding you. All our instructors at the club in Anse La Raie are internationally licensed with either VDWS or IKO certifications and have a lot of experience in teaching kitesurfing.
As with all of the ION CLUB rental and lesson programs kitesurfing lessons can be pre booked with the usual price advantage compared to the local prices.
Your Lesson Experience
No matter which of our partner hotels you are staying, Zilwa, Sensimar Lagoon or Paradise Cove your experience will start directly from the beach. On arrival you just need to contact the ION CLUB centre from your hotel to confirm you have arrived and to arrange your lesson start time based on your level and the weather conditions. The team will explain the pickup point at your hotel if you are staying in Zilwa or Paradise Cove and will then collect from there at the designated time by boat. If you are staying in Sensimar Lagoon Hotel you are only a short walk from our ION CLUB which is situated under the privilege bar and restaurant.
The team will get you booked into the club, organise your safety equipment, helmet, wetsuit, floatation vest, shoes and then start you off on your kitesurfing experience.
Beginner Lessons Structure
N.B. As different students learn certain skills over different amounts of time the below should be taken as a general guide as to what you could expect when enrolling on a beginner course.
2.5 hours learning how to setup and fly the kite and understanding the safety systems involved. This is often done in a classic Group Lesson but the option is there for Semi Private (max two students) if you would like to be alone with your friend or partner. Two people share a kite during this session and once the kite is setup and you are ready to go, the flying aspect of this session is done in the water. This is possible at our spot as we have standing water depth almost all of the time.
2.5 hours of Body dragging in the water and learning how to re-launch the Kite. These two and half hours are either still done in a Group Lesson or in a Semi Private lesson. In Semi Private lessons the number of students is limited to two and as soon as you have the required level of control you no longer have to share a kite with another student.
2.5 hours of Water starting and riding. These two and half hours need to be done in a Semi Private lesson, since group lessons stop being effective from this level onwards and will usually be carried out from one of our specially equipped boats further out in the lagoon to give you the maximum amount of training space once you have the control to place your board on your feet while controlling the kite. From this level on the instructor will give you a radio helmet so you can easily hear the instructions being passed to you while you are in the action!
2.5 hours of riding in both directions. These two and half hours need to be done in a Semi Private lesson, since group lessons stop being effective from this level onwards and will usually be carried out from one of our specially equipped boats further out in the lagoon to give you the maximum amount of training space. From this level on the instructor will give you a radio helmet so you can easily hear the instructions being passed to you while you are in the action!
2 hours of supervised Kite rental. Supervision is a great way of building comfort in your own riding skills and gain more independency. During Supervised rental, your instructor will make sure that you can practice safely at all times.
Please note lesson structure may change based on the number of students and weather conditions. The above is a guide to our product range to help you when making a booking.