Storm Kiteboarding Center, The Sailing Club Resort, Mui Ne, Vietnam.
Storm Kite boarding Vietnam www.stormkiteboarding.com is a 100% dedicated kite boarding center. Located beachside of the internationally renowned Sailing Club Resort,Mui Ne, Vietnam. We offer some of Best facilities in South East Asia for learning to kite board as well as offering a great selection of conditions for the intermediate and advanced kite surfer.
With close to all year round winds Mui Ne is fast becoming a Mecca for the kite boarding enthusiast. Mui Ne has eleven kilometers of beach set in a half moon bay with constant cross on shore winds from the north east and south west. Adventure for the independent kite surfer can be found within a 20-40 minute drive north or south of the Sailing Club where you can be in any one of a multitude of secluded bays with varying conditions from shore break to overhead rollers on a good day for the wave riding enthusiast.
The Sailing Club is a luxury boutique resort set within beautiful lush gardens where you’ll find private beach bungalows and rooms with un-parralelled service and food from our world class chef Lizette Crabtree from South Africa. www.sailingclubvietnam.com
Adjacent to the bar and restaurant right on the beach is the Storm Kite boarding Center. Our beach shop and school operates over 350 days a year, stocked full with the latest kite boarding equipment and accessories available from around the world.
After a hard days kiting the Storm crew will help you pack up clean and store your kites so you can sit back in luxury have a nice cold beer or cocktail and watch local guys busting their moves only meters away as they pass by on a late afternoon 20 kilometer down winder to Phan Thiet City.
With storage services, beach assistants, shower and compressor we can cater to your every need. We believe we have a unique dynamic here at Storm Kiteboarding Vietnam that not many places in the world can offer. This is why we are proud to be aBest School Premier Destination.
We also offer a great selection of water sports activities for those no wind days. Wakeboarding, Surfing and Body boards to name a few. Come and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, personal service, great food and good friends.
- Do you want to discover a true kiteboarding experience?
- Whether you are a total beginner or just want to take your kitesurfing skills to the next level. Our kitesurfing lesson programs are designed to safely lead you into a whole new world of harnessing the power of the wind and waves.
- With our multi-lingual professional team of internationally qualified IKO instructors we’ll show you all the key basics and take you under our wings. Go from being complete novice to getting up on the board in a matter of hours. Our passionate and enthusiastic team will guide you every step of the way as we introduce you to the exciting and exhilarating world of Kiteboarding.
- At Storm Kiteboarding we use the latest Best equipment video and training techniques to date. Offering comprehensive lesson packages tailored to suit all levels and abilities.
Mui Ne is an all year round destination for kite surfing. Our main high season is November to April. With North East monsoon generated winds, you can expect daily winds ranging from 10 to 20+ Knots, ideal for kite surfing and learning.
Lessons are in two sessions of 2 hours each. The first session, Level 1 is ground school where we cover all the basics: Suitable locations, weather conditions, kite set up, terminology, basic flying skills using a 2 line 3mtr Best foil kite and a 4 line Best Guroo. We cover safety systems, depowering the kite, self rescue, twisted lines, landing and launching of a four line LEI kite, assisted and un-assisted. Finally water re-launch.
We only require a minimum of around six-eight Knots for the level 1 lesson. We will not be going in the water.
The second session, Level 2 will comprise of a series of body drags, flying and controlling a four line LEI kite through the power zone and at the edge of the wind window whilst in the water. Once complete and you show a good level of skill flying the kite, we can then progress and concentrate on developing board technique and finally showing you how to get up on the board.
10 Knots and over are required to successfully complete the level 2 course, the session will be stopped should the sea swell and wind conditions become too much (over 25 knots) or too little (under 6 knots) in the winds case. The final decision is at instructors discretion, generally 25 knots is the threshold for teaching safely.
Lessons will comprise of a maximum of 2 students per session, normally one instructor one student is the rule. This ensures we can concentrate on the individual needs of each student.
Storm Kite boarding will provide all the necessary equipment and safety aids for the training sessions, with the exception of wet suits which are not required due to the lovely warm water temperature.
How to get there:
Weather your travelling independently or with a group it’s super easy and cheap. Mui Ne is situated about 180km (4 hours drive) outside of Ho Chi Minh (aka Saigon). Buses leave daily from the main tourist area’s for about $6.00 per person, don’t worry if you’ve got all your kite gear with you as the local drivers will fit you in. Alternatively you can get a private cab or minibus from the airport for around $90.00. The Sailing Club resort can arrange all this for you and advise on accommodation rates and availability.
Things to do:
Mui Ne has grown over the years from a sleepy fishing village into a vibrant town with a multitude or seafood restaurants and bars. Your never short of things to do or buy as you cruise the streets viewing the vendors wares and checking out the restaurants with their daily catch of seafood on display. Although there is no real night life as such you can always find the local kite surfing fraternity hanging out in some of the local beach bars swapping tales of their days sparring with mother nature in the open seas. The biggest bonus of all is the price, you can buy a cold beer in a bar for around $1.00 and eat dinner for around $5.00. Vietnam and Mui Ne are in a unique position it’s great value for money, super safe for the individual traveler / holiday maker and unaffected by the vices of the western world. To top all that off we have great winds, waters warm and sunny days for 90% of the year.