Nha Trang is the hangout of Vietnamese celebrities, and a serious backpacker stop off for those zipping up or down Vietnam’s east coast.
The best surf spot is at Bai Dai Beach, some 20km south of the city. Still, if you’re staying in Nha Trang proper, transport there should be less than $5, and you can rent a wide range of boards (including paddle boards) at The Shack Surf School for about $10 an hour. Private lessons with an English speaking instructors costs more like $25 an hour.
Bai Dai is Vietnam’s longest beach (the secret’s in the translation of the name), and underdeveloped, so you’ll find plenty of secluded spots to surf. The surf is best through the Winter.
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