Mui Ne is quickly becoming a South East Asian Mecca for kiteboarding
and windsurfing. Mui Ne has the best conditions in all of Asia for
water sports because it has Asia's strongest and most consistent
cross-onshore winds and the lowest rainfall in Vietnam. Every day is a
perfect day. You may ask why you haven't heard of it, if it's so great?
The reason is the tourism industry has only existed for about 10 years
in this province. The development is new, and this best-kept secret has
only just been discovered.
The area is often referred to by the water sports industry as "Mui Ne Bay," although the bay is more correctly the "Bay of Phan Thiet" (Phan Thiet is the provincial capital of Binh Thuan Province and lies in the center of the bay). Depths in the bay are irregular, and a bank with depths of less than 5.5 m, extends 1.5 miles west of Mui Ne. The true name of Mui Ne Beach is actually "Rang" but the tourist industry refers to it as Mui Ne, after the village on the point.
There are currently about 10 or so Kiteboarding centers* in Mui Ne, although some are better than others, and the competition is fierce. Resorts have taken note of the popularity of the sport, and new teaching centers are bound to pop up all over the beach. Just a few years ago you might see just a couple of kites and sails on the water during an afternoon. These days it can be quite a spectacle.