Kitesurfing Mui Ne
Welcome to Mui Ne Vietnam, one of the best kitesurfing locations discovered in Asia so far. This site has been set up by experienced Mui Ne Kitesurfers for those wanting to know more about the kitesurfing scene here in Mui Ne. Kitesurfingmuine.com is COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT and is not connected to any kite school or hotel in Mui Ne Vietnam. We do not charge for the information given, so you can be sure to get unbiased news and updates. We even have a review section so you can get involved and help inform others of your experiences and maybe offer a couple of tips yourself.
We are in Vietnam 365 days of the year and keep our fingers on the pulse of Mui Ne. The wind has only really been discovered by kitesurfers in the last few years, but as is the case with the best spots, the word is spreading rapidly. Mui Ne beach has safe learning conditions in the morning/early afternoon, building to something a little more challenging . This means that this location can cater for all kitesurfers, whether your wanting to learn, have had some experience before, or your a veteran to the sport, Mui Ne can offer something for everyone. Mui Ne has every thing that you could wish for on your Kitesurf adventure, nice hotels, great food, kite schools, kite shops, friendly people and all at price that is easy on the wallet.
Please take your time looking round the site, and if there is some information you are unable to find then please visit our forum and place your questions there.
Before you choose a kitesurfing school, here are some Key safety points you must be taught (please ask your instructor/school to cover all of the below) if you are unaware of any of the below then you are not safe to kite:
Mui Ne offers the best conditions in all of Vietnam for wind/water sports and has an average of 227 days per year of wind over 12 knots. November through March (Dry Season) is the windiest. Dry Season ranges between 18-30, with gusts up to 40 knots. Don't forget your small kites. 2010/2011 season was a little slow to get going, the wind didn't really give us anything constant until the beginning of January 2011. Then things settled down and we had acceptable wind, but a lot of people were caught out by its late arrival, this is not the first time this has happened. Something to bear in mind.
For further information please post your questions on Mui Ne Forum
In this fast developing sport one thing stands out, that is safety. Kitesurfing is safe if treated with a little respect for the sport and other beach/sea users. Below you will find general does and do not’s, which if followed will enable Kiters in Mui Ne to be able to have stress free sessions on the water. We know there seams to be a lot to take in but if we all follow these guidelines we will all have more fun.
1. Launching and Landing:
- Launch with the kite at the edge of the water maintaining at least a 100 ft. safe zone downwind. (this is not always possible in Mui Ne but make sure at least that no one is down wind of your kite or any where inside your wind window)
TEMPRETURE: 20-25 degrees
The sea conditions in Mui Ne during no wind times are beautifully flat, getting choppy when the wind speed increases. When the swell picks up the shore break can be challenging for beginners. Kite schools generally will cancel lessons if the shore break gets too large (less kiters on the water), but for most kitesurfers in Mui Ne this is where the fun really begins.
Mui Ne has a few different bays to kite from, all offering a little something different. Any kitesurfer who is still learning or feeling a little shaky then we advise you rip it up on Mui Ne Main Beach. Its has the safest learning conditions in Mui Ne and there are always plenty of people to help you should you need it. The other locations can get a little serious and you may not have a second chance if you crash your kite there.
The Cemetery is particularly dangerous and should only be kited by experienced riders. The Cemetery is very close to the Mui Ne head land and it is very rocky there, as well as a pretty punishing swell, which if you are not 100% will rip up your kite and leave you on the rocks.
High season wond direction: Cross onshore (more onshore than cross).