Mui Ne Water
High - Low Season
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.
DANGERS & ANNOYANCES
Mui Ne is located in a sheltered bay, with sandy sea bed. For the most part there is no reef or rocks to be found in the kiting areas, but kitesurfers should be wary of kitesurfing to close to the down wind rocky point (please see map) as there can be a larger swell crashing in to the rocks, leaving no safe place to lad your kite.
Certain climate changes in Mui Ne can attract these creatures. No need to panic as the variety of jelly fish found in Mui Ne are not of a high risk to humans. If you are unlucky enough to get stung a quick rinse with vinegar (supplied by most kite schools) will help relieve the stinging pain. A typical sting will give some red blotches to the effected area and some discomfort, not to dissimilar to a nettle or a bee sting (may be a little more painful). The discomfort usually last for a few hours but can be avoided by wearing any man made materials covering exposed areas, ie rash vests, kite pants etc. But most Mui Ne kitesurfers manage to escape the wrath of these wobbly little menaces'.
All in all Mui Ne's waters are quite safe and enjoyable if treated with the relative respect.
Don't forget your 30+ sun cream. Most kitesurfers aren't aware of the damage that can be caused by the sun in Mui Ne. We advise to cover up as much as you can on the water, wearing high factor sun cream as well as wearing good quality eye protection.