Mui Ne over it’s short life has become a South East Asian Mecca for kite-boarding and windsurfing and now has quite a healthy surf and SUP culture as well. It has the best conditions in all of Asia for water sports because it has Asia’s strongest and most consistent cross-on shore winds fed by the huge thermal winds created by it’s sand dunes and the lowest rainfall in nearly all of Vietnam.
The wind generally starts to blow around midday and steadily increases in strength throughout the afternoon. 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 15 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 5.5m, 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.