This year Oceanbirdz expands during the winter season with a new camp: welcome to Vietnam, the kiteboarding gem of Asia!
Our camp will be from the 6/7th till the 22nd of February, exists of a 14 day package and will be hosted by Vincent, our new dutch coach, IKO teacher and travel agent. He already spends his winters for 5 years in Vietnam and knows all ins and outs on both spots that will be visited : Mui Ne and Phan Rang. Check the location tab above for full program details and the crew tab for more info about Vincent.
Vietnam offers, next to great food and a lovely climate, a couple of amazing kitespots!
We will take you to the 3 best kitesurf spots in the area, the spots variate from waves to flat water and will be suitable for all level of riders. On each spot, our team will be there to supports you and, as always, gives coaching sessions to bring you to the next level of riding.
After a long day on the water, we will enjoy the beautiful sunset that Vietnam has to offer, at night we will go to eat at one of the nice restaurants to experience the well known Vietnamese kitchen. Do you still have some energie left after days like these? Than you can visit one of the bars in mui ne for a nice drink or party.
After a couple of days kiting in Mui ne and Malibu we move to Phan Rang. An upcoming kitespot that started about 5 years ago, a huge shallow lagune, about 800m wide, and around the lagune is a reef where you can find some nice waves, the ideal kitespot to book some progression for all!
We will stay in Phan Rang city, about 20min away from the kitespot where we can, if interested, go and explore the city in the evening hours. Accommodation at the spot (very quiet) can be booked upon request and availability. For sure kiteboarding is the main focus of this trip, but of course we will show you some nice places around like the waterfalls, etc.
Imagine, a nice 4 star resort with pool to stay in, an amazing lagoon at both of the spots, good facilities, different day trips, intens progression kite coaching with BB talkin and video analysis, many cultural experiences, transport to the 2nd spot, cool other kite minded travelers, what do you want more? Join us!
Level : beginner / intermediate / advanced
Vietnam is kissed by tropical seas –
Program of the trip below-
A country in the throes of massive change, Vietnam’s heady mix of colonial heritage, beautiful landscapes and incredibly friendly locals make it a beguiling destination. But the tropical isle has only cropped up on travellers’ radars in recent years, with more tourists heading to Vietnam every year, now is the perfect time to visit. Vietnam offers, next to wonderful kite conditions, also a rich cultural history and many places to visit. Places Vincent will show you during this trip.
Planning 7-22 Feb 2020
6-7 feb bus from Ho chi minh to Mui ne
Mui ne – 7 nights
4/5 days kitesurf at mui ne and 1/2 dagen to Malibu beach
At Mui Ne we plan at least one downwinder and offer daily group and private kitecoaching incl.
Daytrips – we can arrange: fairy stream, sand dunes, sunset bars, nightlife, etc.
Day 7 : Transport to Phan Rang
8 Nights at Phan Rang 4star resort.
Here we will take you to the Phan Rang lagoon to have loads of kitesurfing.
Extra’s we can organize; Waterfalls, local markets, sightseeing over the rice fields, etc. At Phan Rang we will bring a local guide as well, who can take care of translations etc etc.
Day 15 : Bus from Phan Rang to Cam Rang Airport.
Flight from Cam Rang to Ho Chi Min city, included 32kg kite board bag
– The best is to adjust your flight home to this national flight to Ho Chi Min –
Kitecoaching daily included, we work with bbtalkin and can help you with twintip, directional and hydrofoiling.
In Februari the wind blows with 16-33 knots, sometimes a little gusty and most of the times nonstop. At the main spot on Mui Ne on average 8/9m are common to use. Phan Rang offers a few knots extra, here 6/7m are very common. Bring you smaller kites, bigger than a 12m you will not need ;)
On both spots we will be staying in a 4* star resort including pool and breakfast.
Prices are based on 2p per room, upgrades can be booked as long as available.
The flights are not included in the trip. Like always, we are more than happy to help and advise you with flights, as ou coach has done the trip before.
You need to book your flight to Hi Chi Min airport (saigon). The most popular airlines are Quatar, Turkish Airlines and Aeroflot. Of course this also depends on your country of departure. The flights are available from €600,- both ways. Don’t forget to check the luggage prices when bringing your own gear!
Rules for your kitegear at Qatar airways, Turkish airlines, Aeroflot.
One piece of luggage per person.
Maximum 30kg, this can be a kiteboardbag
Maximum total lenght L+W+H 217cm.
From October till April you can take an extra bag
One of these can be your kiteboardbag, max 23kg.
2x 23 kg luggage total
We offer transfers from Ho Chi Min airport to Mui Ne and fly you back to Ho Chi Min on return. Please do take into account we combine transfers with other camp visitors and we do advice to arrive a day earlier to set back a bit before we move to Mui Ne.
Visa & Travel documents:
For an entry to Vietnam you need a visa. But do not worry, it is included and Vincent will manage this for you! Your pasport needs to be valid for more than 6 months after entrance and we need an empty page in your pasport + an extra passport photograph.
Most VISA’s are valid for 4 weeks, which can be important if you decide to travel around after or before the camp, please inform us if you do so, so we can adjust it.
Our coach and travel agent at Vietnam.
After a couple of years of windsurfing I discovered kitesurfing in 2003 and i gave it a go! It took me some days to get the control but after making the first jumps twice as high as a windsurfer there was no way back. From the first moment on I was hooked and start to build my life around kiteboarding, some years later I opened my own kiteschool at Cadzand, NL.
During wintertime I started looking for warm places to kite and ended up traveling to Brazil, Egypt, Canary islands, Tarifa, Panama, Phillipines and after all the travels; I fell in love with Vietnam. Kiting whole year around and in the wintertime in your boardshort; yes, dreams can come true! I love to share my passion, push you to the next level and show you around in the kitelifestyle on the most beautiful places on this planet; Vietnam. From winter 2020 on I will be guiding the progression kitecamps at Vietnam for Oceanbirdz, hope to meet you there! Sea you on the water?
INCLUDED IN THE TRIP:
– Accommodation 2p per room 4* resorts
– Daily private and group coaching & Downwinder trips at Mui Ne
– Airport transfer from Ho Chi Min to Mui Ne
– Visit of 3 different kite spots including all guiding
– Transport to and from spots and locations
– Ticket from Cam Rang to Ho Chi Min city incl 32kg
– VISA to enter Vietnam
– Gear Storage and beach boy services
– 24hrs per day service by Vincent and a local collegue
EXTRA OPTIONS TO BOOK:
– Upon request private accommodation can be offered
– Flights from and to Vietnam
– Bring your own equipment
– No wind excursions
– Lunch and Diner (€3/7,- a day)
– Other local spendings
15 days package €995,-
We only have max 10 spots per week, to keep the trip exclusive and give all the attention needed. Wanna be certain of a spot? Email us via firstname.lastname@example.org . As the camp is hosted by Vincent, we don’t need a minimum of participants. Please take into account this means there can be a smaller group than normal.
* We have a no wind policy on lessons and gear rental. In case there is no wind we will offer other board sport options or replace the lessons when possible.
After a couple of trips with Oceanbirdz, and others, I can confidently say that Oceanbirdz offers the best service by far. Things are well organized, the progression/coaching sessions really help to progress further and it's a lot of fun with like-minded people. Hope to see Oceanbirdz shine for many more years to come! 🤙read more