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 Post subject: Mui ne vietnam
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:56 pm 
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Hello,

I'm going to mui ne, vietnam in mid april.

Is it easy to rent gear in this place?
Will I need Kitecert to rent equipement?
What's the price for a day of rental kite + board?

thanks for any tips!

/Jakob


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 Post subject: Re: Mui ne vietnam
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:53 pm 
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It is super easy to rent the gear and everything is super cheap.
I don't know the prices for renting, but you can google for some kite schools and shops.
I thing the best season for hope you will have some wind also in mid April.
I am here now and we are kiting every single day. The wind starts around 11am and growing until 3pm. Than easy going down until 6pm (sunset).
The conditions are not very easy. On the main spot - Miu Ne Beach is chopy with shore break, but nice to practice some wave riding also.


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 Post subject: Re: Mui ne vietnam
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:14 pm 
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Rental is not very cheap, but easy to do. There are lots and lots of kite shops.

Not sure how good the wind will be in April. That is already towards the end of the season.

I've been twice in November and December and the wind was good. Not amazing.


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 Post subject: Re: Mui ne vietnam
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:45 pm 
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Hi,

That sounds good. Found some kite rental prices on the net and it looks to be afordable.

Did you bring your own equipement?

If I bring equipment with me, I'll have a 145cm 'golf bag' to transport.
Is it feasable to get it from saigon to mui ne without too much pain?
Do you know about extra airfees to vietnam?

/Jakob


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 Post subject: Re: Mui ne vietnam
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:31 am 
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The rental price is 80 - 120 $ a day. You can rent it much cheaper from me but I dont know if I will be here so late at the season.

Morten


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 Post subject: Re: Mui ne vietnam
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 12:49 pm 
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moffemand wrote:
The rental price is 80 - 120 $ a day. You can rent it much cheaper from me but I dont know if I will be here so late at the season.

Morten


Finally brough my own equipment over there, don't regret it the surf / wind is really good!!
Bring small kite as the wind gets very strong in the afternoon!!


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 Post subject: Re: Mui ne vietnam
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 1:31 pm 
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Hey Kitetraveller123, how was your trip? I'm really interested in Vietnam. To visit there one day and get to kite too would be icing on the cake for me. If you have time, write us a trip report. I have looked at most of the Vietnam posts, but some of us really appreciate more detail and what you did besides kiting too.

Thanks

Larry


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 Post subject: Re: Mui ne vietnam
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:53 pm 
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lcal wrote:
Hey Kitetraveller123, how was your trip? I'm really interested in Vietnam. To visit there one day and get to kite too would be icing on the cake for me. If you have time, write us a trip report. I have looked at most of the Vietnam posts, but some of us really appreciate more detail and what you did besides kiting too.

Thanks

Larry


Hello Larry,

I can really recommend Mui ne for kiting. You should go nov - mars to be sure to get wind. We were there in mid april and I catched the last week of wind so I was very lucky!! My first week it was blowing like crazy every day then suddenly after the 6-7 day someone pushed a button and the wind just disappeard!
We stayed in Pandanus resort (you can search for: "Pandanus Resort Phan Thiet, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, Vietnam" on google maps) It's not at the main kitespot and tourist area. So you have the beach nearly for yourself! It's both positive and challenging: I had to do 2 self launches and I usually don't like that. But the wind is very smooth, the beach is wide so quite safe, except in the afternoon then the wind is too strong for self launch...
It's not a beginner spot, waves are building up quickly. I felt like a rooky in the beginning despite 10 years of kitesurfing. (I'm not used to waves, at home I only have sea waves not breaking waves)
Water is 27-28Celcius so you only need to protect against the sun that is nearly 90degrees above. There're some sandmosquitos that can bite you, especially if your blod is O- like me they'll like you a lot. After some days it starts to itch.
Off kitesurfing you can go:
1 - to a small desert with red sand
2 - to a little canyon
3 - walking on the main street... it's very long
4 - take some cableway to some hill
5 - check out a monastery
In the local area there's not so much to do so I would recommend to combine with some city sighseeing (we stayed a few days in Saigon) or hiking around in the near region.
Vietnam people are very friendly and helpfull!


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 Post subject: Re: Mui ne vietnam
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:51 pm 
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Jakob, thanks for the info and tips. I will try and plan to visit before the last day of wind. Sounds like you had a good time.

Good winds to you!

Larry


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 Post subject: Re: Mui ne vietnam
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:35 am 
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Just wanted to say that it is true, the main spot in Mui Ne is not easy, rather choppy but there are many spots close by and all you need is a cab ride or a scooter and you have anything from super flat water to rocking waves. Check out the spots here: http://www.alwayswindy.com/blog/vietnam-kite-spots/


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