I. Why should you go windsurfing in Mui Ne?
Geographical features and weather
Mui Ne has more than 220 days with wind speed over 12 knots. The best time to go windsurfing in Mui Ne for a beginner is from May to November. This time of the year experiences pretty gentle waves with the light side-onshore winds blow in the morning so it is advisable for a novice to try windsurfing in the waters in such conditions.
In addition, Mui Ne is a relatively moderate shore break and the beach is wide and uncrowded with almost no reef or rocks; therefore, you will always have some ideal spaces to improve your skills with the coach. You may not know this but in fact, Mui Ne has been chosen several times to be the venue of many international windsurfing contests under careful assessment of professional windsurfers.
Services and prices
Because Mui Ne is the center of watersports in Vietnam and the venue of many windsurfing contests, its services are guaranteed to bring the best experiences to either foreign and domestic visitors. You can find numerous windsurfing clubs/centers in Mui Ne that have modern windsurfing board and equipment for rent, well-qualified coaches who have worked in this field for plenty of years promise to deliver fun and exciting lessons to you. Keep reading to see the list of recommended windsurfing clubs and centers.
II. How to go windsurfing in Mui Ne
1. Choose the time
Even though Mui Ne offers the best conditions whatever your level, you still have to consider the best time to go windsurfing in Mui Ne. Morning is more suitable for beginners to get used to the surfing board than in the afternoon as at this time of the day, the sea is calmer and the wind is quite gentle. Also, late morning/afternoon is time you had more practice now that the wind has become stronger, it is more recommended to intermediate to advanced level surfers.
2. Join a short course on windsurfing (in case you have no idea of what windsurfing is)
Myriad places offering windsurfing services but just some of them are qualified enough to provide them. Here are 4 centers that you should consider when going windsurfing in Mui Ne:
- Jibe’s Beach Club: Jibe offers lessons to learners at every level with the latest equipment and experienced instructors. This the very first windsurf center in Vietnam!
Address: No.90 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Ham Tien Ward, Phan Thiet City
Opening Hour: 08:00 – 20:00
Price Range: VND 200,000 – VND 500,000/person/hour (with or without a coach)
Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5
- Sportif Travel: This enterprise has many branches all over the world but its agency in Vietnam is based on the grounds of Saigon Mui Ne Resort Hotel. Having over 3 years of experience, Sportif Travel is one of the leading UK specialists in providing windsurfing courses and equipment.
Address: No.56 – 97, Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Ham Tien Ward, Phan Thiet City
Opening Hour: 08:30 – 18:00
Price Range: VND 500,000 – VND 5,000,000
Tripadvisor rating: 4.0/5
Website: Sportif Travel
- International Windsurfing School (Surf4you): Surf4you is a Russian watersport center in Mui Ne Vietnam. You may think the price is too high compared to other windsurfing schools; however, if you choose surf4you’s services, you will have your own beach and a complete absence of waves which is absolutely perfect for beginners.
Address: No.90, Huynh Thuc Khang Street, Ham Tien Ward, Phan Thiet City
Opening Hour: 09:00 – 17:00
Price Range: VND 900,000 – VND 13,000,000
Tripadvisor rating: 4.0/5
Now that you have got a list of prestigious windsurfing centers, it is time for you to learn how to do windsurfing in case you are an amateur in this field. Windsurfing is a very challenging and demanding sport; therefore, it is important that you receive qualified lessons and instructions on how to do it properly and safely. It is possible that you will feel exhausted at first since you fall off the board all the time and may get a little bit bored but remember: Practice makes perfect and the moment you get to stand confidently on the windsurfing board, you are going to love this activity. Most people who have never done windsurfing before say that learning windsurfing takes time but it is way easier than learning to kitesurf. Actually, it took them about a couple of hours to stand upright on the board.
3. Rent windsurfing board, other pieces of equipment and enjoy it!
Windsurfing is one of the most preferred activities for visitors when traveling to Mui Ne, Phan Thiet. Equipment renting for this activity takes around 200,00 to 500,000 depending on the quality and the renting time or season (Renting price might increase during high season). Nevertheless, it is worth spending your money on such an amazing sport that can bring you the feeling of freedom as if you are flying above the water surface and all the stress is going to disappear. Just watching those colorful windsurfing board moving swiftly on the open ocean and feeling the wind blow through your body will stir up your desire for something new and adventurous. This is the chance to not only test your physical and mental limits but also to improve your health during your holiday. It is really killing two birds with one stone right?
Windsurfing is the best activity that you should take if you are planning to go on a holiday to Mui Ne, Vietnam. Summer is the greatest time to enjoy the coolness of the sea and forget about the burning heat of the land so I think that now you know where to head to this summer vacation. Master the sailboard the way you master your life, strongly and confidently!
Address: No.456 Lac Long Quan Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone: (+84) 4 3927 4120
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Hotline: (+84) 1234 68 69 96