KITESCHOOL IN VIETNAM
In 2012, during a 3 months kite trip through southeast Asia, almost by accident, we ended up in a place
that did not appear in Google searches with the words kitesurfing, wind and Vietnam.
As a consequence of the experience we decided to take our chance and create a kitesurfing school in Vietnam
The reason of it: during that trip we discovered Vung Tau city and his inexplicably well-kept secret
Since that time we’ve visited the kitespot every year and since two years ago
our winter kitesurfing school became a reality.
There are other well known kite destinations in Vietnam but so far none of them gather the various reasons
to make us choose Vung Tau as our predilect winter kitesurfing destination.
During Spring and Summer seasons our kiteschool in Vietnam it’s not operative due to the uncertain
wind conditions and the rainy season.
Between the months of April to September our kiteschool in Mallorca SPAIN it is fully operative.
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Between the months of October and March, South Vietnam receives the monsoon winds
from the East and South East direction.
This are constant winds that gives way to the dry season, with little or almost no rain
and cooler temperatures between 26 and 34 degrees Celsius.
125 Kms towards the East of the city of Ho Chi Minh lies the city of Vung Tau.
Vung Tau it is a kitesurfing paradise
The great beach of Bai Sau offers a perfect combination of waves and flat water at different parts of the beach, which guarantees all kind of kitesurfing possibilities. Flat water for kite students or beginner kiters and manoeuvre freaks and also wave riding and perfect ramps for flying high.
WIND IN VIETNAM – VUNG TAU
Vung Tau has an approximate population of 325,000. The city is a coastal city
with an elegant design in its avenues, offering 2 beaches, back and front beach.
One of them, the biggest one, our favorite, is of 14 km of extension, name’s Bai Sau. Back beach or Bai Sau is a great wide and long beach oriented to the winter monsoon winds. Vung Tau is situated the most consistent coastal wind area of the country.
The expected amount of windy days between 12 and 25 kts during the Autumm/Winter months
is of 80%, that is approximately of 24 days out of 30.
OUR VIETNAM KITE BEACH – BAI SAU beach
Bai Sau view towards the right, Vung Tau beach – Vietnam
Bai Sau view towards the left, Vung Tau beach – Vietnam
Bai Sau beach is oriented to the South China Sea, receiving nice gentle waves. Only the first 3 km of the beach are visited by tourism and local bathers, leaving 75 percent of the beach practically deserted without swimmers or other beach users who might be disturbed by the use of kites.
In low tide you can ride a motorbike on the beach until the kiteschool spot
At the left end of the beach there’s a river mouth where we will find flat shallow water perfect for kitesurfing lessons.
A big empty space free of any obstacles, knee to waist deep where to practice kitesurfing without any danger.
In Vung Tau there is a small but friendly kiters community that during weekends is slightly increased
by some of the inhabitants of the city of Ho Chi Minh who take advantage of their weekends and days off
to visit Bai Sau, Vung Tau main beach.
The atmosphere is relaxed and it is easy to make friends with both locals and the many expatriates who have settled there.
The city has several shopping centers as well as 2 boulevards that run along the beach, where the local community of Vung Tau, along with the visitors enjoy relaxing walks by the seaside.
In the city we find 3 hills, all offering beautiful panoramic views. One of them offers a thematic attractions park. The second hill offers a famous statue of Christ that can be accessed inside by stairs that reach a viewpoint in the arms.
On the third hill -my favorite- there is a lighthouse and is the perfect place to relax, sitting on a couple of different bars offering the great vievs of the city from two different angles.
Vung Tau offers a huge choice of accommodation suitable for all budgets. You’ll be able to find accommodation between 6-8 euros per day, 15-20 euros and the most luxurious establishments around 100-120 euros per day.
A flight to Vietnam from Europe has a cost between 550 euros to 800 for a round trip. The trip is of 14 hours duration that generally takes place in two flights of approximately 7 hours of duration each one plus some time on the ground between planes.
Once in Ho Chi Minh you will reach Vung Tau, by bus -6 euros-, hydrofoil boat -12 euros- or by taxi -60 euros-
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