After spending 3 winter seasons only kitesurfing in Mui Ne, Vietnam, we finally decided to try out a new spot in Phan Rang since Phi built a new facility there. It was well worth it - Phi's spot
was great with plenty of seating, storage and bathroom facilities, and a restaurant that serves good food at really fair prices!
Since the wind forecast in Mui Ne was low, Chris Miserva decided it would be best to join in on the 3-day trip, along with Gaston, Natasha, Felix, Phu and many other wind-seeking kiters. We had great company, yummy BBQ, lots of fun, and great wind (albeit surprisingly light for Phan Rang where the wind is typically very strong).
One of the unique things about Phi's spot is the shallow flat water in the bay. In order to go kiting, you have to wait until high tide which was around 13:00. Dom was always anxious to get out asap and went a little too early one day resulting in a few scrapes and scratches on the bottom of our board (but hey, this is exactly why we decided to buy an old used board!). Once the tide is high enough, you have 250 meters of super flat warm water until you reach the small kickers around the coral reef. As you continue past the kickers you reach the shore break where you can have fun in the waves. It's a really great spot since there is a little something fun for everyone... you just need to have patience waiting for the tide... :)
In February, Surfpoint also organized a big group trip out to Phi's spot for 2 days, with nearly all of the staff and friends of Surfpoint.
Dom did a beautiful, scenic downwinder with the Surfpoint crew.
Thanks Phi and Surfpoint for all of the fun times!