Waves are the dominant influence on coastal morphology and ecosystem structure of tropical islands. The geographical positioning of Mauritius near to the Tropic of Capricorn ensures that the eastern regions benefit from the persistent southeast trade winds which influence the incoming surface waves. In this study, we present the high dependence of the wave regimes of windward offshore site on the trade winds. The higher occurrence of incoming waves in the winter season directed in the southeast direction indicates that the trade winds are more prevalent in the winter season. Storms within the extratropical South Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans generally propagate towards the east such that extratropical South Atlantic swell energy spreads through the entire Indian Ocean. Since waves are very directional and tend to get shadowed by land masses, Mauritius situated in the line of sight from those sources end up in the shadow region due to the geographical location of Reunion island. In this study, we support the explanation on how the western region of the island gets influenced by episodic swell events. A detailed wave energy resource assessment is provided for different targeted coastal environments around the island. It is revealed that the mean wave power observed in the summer season at one of the sites can attain 28.8 kW/m and is found to be lower as compared to the winter season (31.7 kW/m).