Kitesurfing In Vietnam: An Essential Guide To Vietnam Kitesurfing
Thinking about going kitesurfing in Vietnam? Here's some things you need to know.
Why Should You Go Kitesurfing In Vietnam?
The kitesurfing in Vietnam is widely considered to be the world's very best. Reliable winds, warm weather, idyllic beaches and cheap beer make it, for the many people who've been, the ultimate destination for a kitesurfing adventure.
Once you've had some fun at the best places to go kitesurfing in the UK, why not hop on a plane to Vietnam and see if it lives up to the hype? If what we're told is true, the kitesurfing experience offered by Vietnam is a kitesurfing experience like no other.
Where Should You Go Kitesurfing In Vietnam?
Whether you're looking for a Vietnamese location that offers good kitesurfing for beginners or something that's more suited to experienced kiteboarders, Mũi Né is probably the best place to base yourself. The resort town, situated by the South China Sea in the Southeastern part of Vietnam, has a really chilled and friendly vibe.
There's apparently a good mixture of locals, kiters on holiday, and travellers making their way through Asia in Mũi Né. It's long beach, lined with palm-trees, and steady wind conditions make it a great place for windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing, and numerous other water-based sports.
Due to where it's situated geographically, Mũi Né is a popular weekend getaway for people living, working, or visiting Ho Chi Minh. The town is well equipped to handle visitors with its various hotels, restaurants, and shops. If you're looking to travel round Vietnam and try a spot of kitesurfing while you're at it, get this destination on your itinerary.
When Should You Go Kitesurfing In Vietnam?
The best months for a Vietnamese kitesurfing holiday are November, December, January, February, and March. In the summer months, winds in Mũi Né aren't as vigorous. Because of this, it's probably a time of year more suited to beginners.
Rainy season is July and August in Vietnam. This means the weather conditions can be refreshingly cool. If you're concerned that a rainy season might dampen your fun, it's worth bearing in mind that Mũi Né gets some of the lowest rainfall figures in all of Vietnam.
Occasionally, between September and December in particular, the waves can get alarmingly high. It is not advisable for beginners to head out when the conditions are like this. Most of the time, however, there's always a chance for novice kiters to head out into the water.
Kitesurfing Lessons In Vietnam
If you're a kitesurfing beginner, a middling intermediate who's a bit out of practice, or a seasoned veteran looking to polish up your skills - you'll be pleased to know that the Southeastern corner of Vietnam is a hotbed of kitesurfing schools and tuition facilities.
Those looking for kitesurfing lessons while in Vietnam should check out the services offered by Windchimes. Windchimes, a five-star international kitesurfing school based in Mũi Né, has 10 professional certified instructors and offer lessons in seven different languages (English, German, Polish, Dutch, French, Russian, and Vietnamese). They're capable of coaching the full spectrum of skill level, and their kitesurfing equipment has been endorsed by German, French, and English sports tour operators.
Organising Your Vietnam Kitesurfing Holiday
Because of Mũi Né's reputation as a mecca for kitesurfing, travel agents and holiday operators now offer packages geared specifically towards this destination. Planet Kitesurf, for example, is a website bursting with great accommodation options and advice to keep in mind when planning your kite-based adventure to the Bay of Phan Thiet (within which, Mũi Né is situated).
The flight time to Vietnam, from London or Manchester, is approximately 13 hours. The transfer time from Ho Chi Minh, by road, is about four hours. From Nha Trang or Da Lat, it's about five hours.