Between the months of October to April, Southern Vietnam receives the winter monsoon winds
from East and North East direction.
This are constant winds which give way to the dry season, with little or almost no rain
and days of cool temperatures between 26 and 32 degrees Celsius.
125 Kms towards the East of the city of Ho Chi Minh lies the coastal city of Vung Tau.
Vung Tau is a kitesurfing paradise
The 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 maneuvre freaks.
Also wave riding and perfect ramps for those who like flying high.
WIND IN VIETNAM – VUNG TAU
Vung Tau has an approximate population of 325,000.
It is a coastal city with elegant design on its avenues, offering 2 beaches,
back beach 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 facing the most consistent Monsoon winter winds
on the windiest part of the country.
The expected amount of windy days receiving between 12 and 25 knots during the Autumn and Winter months
is of 80%, that is approximately 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 kite-school 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 it’s 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 beach, Vung Tau main beach.
The atmosphere is relaxed and it is easy to make friends with both locals and 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 (Ho May Park).
The second hill offers a famous statue of Christ that can be accessed inside by stairs
that reach a viewpoint in the statue arms.
On the third hill -my favorite- there is a lighthouse and is the perfect place to relax,
where you can choose between sitting on a couple of different bars which offer great views
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 an 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 650 euros to 800 for
a round trip. The trip is of 14 hours duration which 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-
A BIT OF HISTORY
OUR 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 that, 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
Since that time we’ve visited the kite spot 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 kite school in Vietnam it’s not always operative but
depending on the wind and sea condition, wind direction and the rainy season.
Between the months of April to September our kite school in Mallorca SPAIN it is fully operative.
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VUNG TAU BEACH ON A 25 KNOTS WINDY DAY
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