By and younger.

Standing nearby in dreadlocks and dark glasses, Thomas Cocquelet, a 20-year-old Frenchman who was world champion in 2005 and is still one of the world's top 10 kiters, says he rates Mauritius highly.

Greg Thijsse, a laid-back 22-year-old from South Africa, has been competing at top levels for several years.

"It can be dangerous if you