Danish Wave riding champion Jakob Appel sent us a story on his recent trip to Vietnam.
“I was recently in Vietnam, mainly to visit my girlfriend, but I brought my 5’10 LF wave board and my brand new Envy 5, 7 and 9. Kitesurfing in Vietnam may not sound like the best of ideas but there are actually places where you can free-ride and catch some waves. The spot where this happens is called Mui Ne and is known for wind, sand dunes and its dry climate. In fact, the driest throughout Vietnam, which means that there it is nearly 30 degrees (celsius, 86 F) and sunny all year round, even during the rainy season, and nice warm water.
There are plenty of wind and I only used my Envy 7 and a 9.
The spot at Mui Ne beach was not my favorite spot, because it was choppy and there were 70-100 kites on the water, so I looked for other places.
Nearby we found a spot with side-on winds and really nice waves. We were there three times and had 1-3 meter long waves. It’s not super clean but it’s fun and easy to catch many waves and perfect for practicing new moves.”