Surfing in Mui Ne
Though Mui Ne is not a dream spot for surfers, you may have a real good time if you are there at the right moment...
There are a few things to know about Mui Ne.
First and very important, you should get up early... the waves are best between 5.30am and 9am... after, it is a mess, due to the wind blowing.
There are roughly 3 spots for surfing, depending on the season.
From May to November (when wind is coming from the south), you would better go somewhere from Jibe's to Sailing club resorts. The best of all is just in front of Coco Beach Resort...
During the windy season (from December to April), it turns out to be a big short break, “surfable”, assuming that you pull out before landing on the sand. It is better to go on the other spot, called the cemetery... To go there, you need to pass Mui Ne village and go to Malibu resort (for instance); you will see a good surf along the whole coast over there anyway...
The third spot is Suoi Nuoc. It is quite nice all over the year. You will find the Jibe's Beach Club Suoi Nuoc there where you can rent surf-board from 6am (I did it drunk on my bachelor day :-). Suoi Nuoc gets nice waves, a bit smaller than muine but cleaner.
A good indication to know where you would have the best waves, check where the fisherman's boats are. If just before Mui Ne village (coming from Phan Thiet), then go the cemetery.
Waves are usually not long, closing rapidly, but sometimes, you'll get very nice ones. Most of the time, waves don't have much power though high; they stay high for quite a good time, so never think you are late, just drop it!
If you don't have any surfboard, you can rent some at Jibe's Mui Ne (opening at 7am) and Jibe's Suoi Nuoc (opening at 6am) throughout the year. As the surf is working well in the early morning, think of renting them the day before to avoid waiting in front of a closed door to get a board... During the windy season, our friend Rob also rents boards... to find him, ask the “locals” (foreigners living there) where he is staying, because he is changing places every season.