End May Windsurfing Travel Update From Planet

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End May Windsurfing Travel Update From Planet

With lockdowns being lifted, we are starting to see some travel and restrictions relaxed around the world. With some light at the end of the tunnel, we take a look at what’s happening in some of our top windsurfing spots around the Planet:

Magical Mauritius Is COVID-19 Free!

Mauritius has been on a very strict lockdown since the 21st of March. On the whole, the island seems to have managed the virus well. Whilst the World Health Organisation predicted more than 20,000 cases and 1,139 deaths, there have been only 332 positive cases and 10 deaths – of which only five directly related to the coronavirus – recorded for the entire population. Right now there are no active cases. Lockdown will be lifted on the 1st of June but strict social distancing rules must be maintained. Some hotels are looking to partially open from the 1st of July, with others looking at a reopening date on the 1st of August. Locals are hoping to be allowed back on the water in June!


In the meantime, your instructors are trying to stay fit at home with home workouts and yoga! “The conditions have been epic here in Mauritius. Our winter trade winds have started blowing earlier and with more consistency than the last few years! We can’t wait for the lockdown to be over so we can go back in the water,” says Jerome Bonieux from on the ground in Mauritius.


It’s Windy In Golf De Roses

Things are different this year, however, our centre in Golf de Roses hopes to be back to some more normality for summer. Camps and hotels now plan to open on the 19th of June after 8 weeks of lockdown.


“The last weeks we have already had extremely hot weeks and surprisingly very few Tramuntana days. The wind has been more from the South. Watersports are slowly being allowed, however, the schedules don’t always work wind wise. But things are getting more flexible and we notice a tiny little bit of extra freedom day by day! You can see everyone enjoying nature a bit more. Dolphins have also been spotted more often in our bay and we hope to be able to enjoy and share our spot again soon with our guests. This year for sure it will be a bit more tranquil!” says our Golf de Roses Windsurf Centre.


The Sun Continues To Shine in South Africa

The lockdown was not what anyone was expecting to happen this year, we all had our ideas and travel destinations in mind. South Africa being at the top of many a list. As luck would have it, now that we are in lockdown, Langebaan has the most beautiful sunny days, with lovely sunrises and super sunsets but with the winter chill biting a little bit more every day. The wind has gone to rest for the season, but it will be back by September as probably will normal life.


“For us living in a small beautiful village that is always buzzing with tourists and water enthusiasts, it was quite the change to have the village turn to a semi-ghost town. But all is not lost! We are utilising this time to focus on the small things we usually do not get to and the bonus is we get to work and be with our families simultaneously. Normally we would now be going into low season, the time of year when we light the lovely fire inside our restaurant, Breeze and enjoy a hot chocolate after an early morning windless SUP. This year we are skipping ahead and focusing on when the sun and wind returns. We do believe that everyone cannot wait to get back to the ocean since currently, nobody can surf, kitesurf or SUP due to the lockdown. Everyone would love to make up for the lost time on the ocean so this season will be action-packed,” says Windtown Hotel, one of our favourite properties in the area.

We believe that in the not too distance future, things will be up and running again and when that time comes, we are here to help you plan that dream windsurfing holiday!