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Da Nang is the epicenter of surfing in Vietnam, thanks to its warm climate and long stretches of beach with great waves that break all year round. Surf season in Da Nang is around September to March, where average water temperatures are 80°F (27 °C). My Khe Beach, also known as China Beach, has a long sandy coast that stretches 18 miles (30 kilometers) southward from Da Nang center. The beach is the most popular area for surfing among expats and is growing in popularity among the locals. The conditions are perfect for beginners to learn the sport, but there are occasional dangerous rips for thrill-seekers. Nam O Point and Non Nuoc Beach are two other popular spots in Da Nang with high-quality waves to get your surf on.
There are many surf shops lined up along the beach where you can rent boards for as low as 5.00 USD for an hour. If you are new to surfing and would like to learn, check out Danang SurfSchool that offers classes that are of international standards. They also offer Stand Up Paddle (SUP) lessons if you are intimidated by the waves at first.
Danang SurfSchool, Vo Nguyen Giap, Son Tra, Vietnam, +84 121 666 6722
Mui Ne is one of the best places to kite surf in the whole of Southeast Asia, as there is a lot of wind, so the waves here are generally wind swell. That is, unless there is a monster storm somewhere close by, which can be pretty likely because, well, Vietnam.
Hon Rom Beach is the most popular beach in the city, and the waves here work best during October to May. The strip is also large enough to find your own spot to surf at, but a key to finding the best waves is to look for other surfers so you can join them. The best spot to surf at is Suoi Nuoc Beach, which is on the way to the white sand dunes. The waves here are best from July to October. The conditions are great here during that time, with fantastic swell and wind, and the annual surfing and stand up paddling competitions have been held here by Jibes Beach Club. Jibes (also a restaurant and bar) offers lessons and rentals for surfers and soon-to-be surfers. The pros here can get you to catch your own wave in no time!
Jibes Beach Club, 90 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Mui Ne, Vietnam, +84 252 3847 405