KITESCHOOL IN VIETNAM
When we decided to create our kitesurfing school in Vietnam far from Europe’s winter, we took into account a number of options to choose from among several countries. Different factors that would make of this decision the best and the most successful in every way.
After analyzing all that factors, it was decided to reward the light and medium wind option, from 12 to 20 knots, the flat water conditions needed for the best outcome of your kitesurfing lessons
Considering as well, the possibility for more advanced raiders which may prefer kitesurfing in waves, not far from our kitesurfing school spot
The answer to all these requirements was the city of Vung Tau, situated 125 kilometers southeast of Ho Chi Minh city.
KITESURFING IN VIETNAM
Between the months of mid September and mid April, Southern Vietnam starts to receive winds from East and North East direction -with some exceptions which may last few days, depending of the incidence of possible tropical storms which may affect Central Vietnam on their path East/West during the last year’s quarter
nearest kitesurfing spot to Ho Chi Minh city – Vung Tau beach
This are constant winds which occurs during the dry season, almost no rain and days of cool gentle 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. The beach of Bai Sau in Vung Tau offers a perfect combination of waves and flat water at different parts of the beach, which guarantees all kind of kitesurfing possibilities
Our students take advantage of the medium winds and achieve a good progression, being, generally, able to stand on the board and ride within the second and third day of practices.
WIND IN VIETNAM – VUNG TAU
Vung Tau has a population of 325,000, and it is a coastal city with elegant design on its avenues, offering 2 beaches, Back beach and Front beach.
Back beach, our favorite, it’s of 14 km of extension, name in Vietnamese is Bai Sau. Back beach or Bai Sau is a great wide, large beach oriented to the winter Monsoon winds from October to end of March.
Vung Tau is situated 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 80%, that is approximately 24 days out of 30.
OUR VIETNAM KITE BEACH – BAI SAU beach
Only the first 3 km of the beach are visited by tourism and local bathers, leaving 85 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 our beach, there’s a river mouth where we will find flat shallow water perfect for kitesurfing lessons.
Vung Tau kitespot is Bai Sau beach, offering a big empty space free of any obstacles, knee to waist deep, where to learn and 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.
Vung Tau city
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 there is Vung Tau Lighthouse and is the perfect place to relax, where you can rest in a bar with 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 10 euros per day, 20 euros and the most luxurious establishments around 100-200 euros per day.
A flight to Vietnam from Europe has a cost between 750 to 800 euros 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 limousine bus -6 euros-, hydrofoil boat -12 euros- or by taxi -60 euros-
A BIT OF HISTORY
OUR KITE-SCHOOL 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 well-kept secret
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 kitesurfing destinations in Vietnam but so far none of them gather the various reasons to make us choose Vung Tau as our winter kitesurfing destination.
During Summer season our kite school in Vietnam it is always operative, depending on the wind force and wind direction as well as sea condition, as it is the time of Monsoon winds from Southwest and with it, the rain season, most intensely in the months of July and August, though choosing the hour and the day, lessons are also possible
By taking kitesurfing lessons at our Vung Tau school. Once your lessons are over, you have the opportunity to stay connected with our school, our monitors and also with other kitesurfing students, who, like yourself, have concluded their tuition, in order to make everything easier.
Therefore, you can be part of our kitesurfing club.
Kitesurfing Vung Tau is a club-association without commercial interest of which you can become a former student of the school www.kitesurfinglessonsvietnam.com
Our goal is to create a community of kiters in our kitesurfing area, in which people who are part of the club can interact, helping each other, changing opinions, sailing together, buying and selling kitesurfing equipment and in general staying connected as a collective, which is an obvious advantage when it comes to practicing safely, as well as to continue learning and improving your level of kitesurfing navigation
Information about the Kite club-Association , its members and its activities will be uploaded through the page related to the email address of firstname.lastname@example.org
As well as the Google my Business page: Kitesurfing Vung Tau also possible to find us on Google Maps: Vung Tau kitesurfing or also following the next link KITE CLUB VUNG TAU by typing: kitesurfing Vung Tau in the search box in the upper left margin
You should consider also that between the months of April to September our kitesurfing school in Mallorca SPAIN it is fully operative.
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