Most known for its crystal clear, reef-bound waters and barrelling powerful waves, Mauritius has suddenly been pushed into the headlines worldwide amid news of an ecological disaster of unprecedented size.
On July 25th the MV Wakashio, ran aground on a coral reef close to shore. Attempts were made to float the vessel but unfortunately failed, and may have led to the cracked hull from where the oil is now leaking.
Even though the oil spill is limited to the south-eastern shore of the island, meaning world-renowned kite spots like Bel Ombre and Le Morne with their prestigious waves and lagoons remain untainted, Mauritius still needs your help.
Let’s join hands in the fight for our beloved kite paradise Mauritius.
Local organizations and the Mauritian people are working hand in hand with the authorities to remove the oil from the environment and return the underwater habitats and beautiful beaches of the bay of Mahebourg to their previous state.
Here’s what you can do right now:
We are looking forward to returning to Mauritius, one of kitesurfing’s favourite playgrounds, and the people of Mauritius are looking forward to welcoming you for your next kite holiday soon! Please join us in making sure this nature paradise is preserved in all its glory for future generations!