Kitesurfing Distributors and Shops in Mui Ne
Shop and Surf!
The development of Mui Ne from a remote fishing village to one of Vietnam’s famous beach destinations is closely linked to the ever-growing kitesurf crowd. There are a few schools and shops of international standard that accommodate kitesurfers who come from around the world to harness the power of the wind in Mui Ne.
The oldest kitesurfing shop is “Jibes”, owned by Frenchman Pascal Lefebvre, one of the early pioneers of the kitesurfing scene in Mui Ne. Jibes not only offers a choice of kitesurf equipment of the French brand F-One, but also windsurf boards and sails.
Perhaps the biggest kitesurfing shop in Mui Ne is Kiteboarding Ananda, located at Ananda Resort. This shop has a wide selection of kitesurf equipment and accessories from leading companies such as North Kites, Cabrinha Kites, Mystic harnesses and other travel gear. Kiteboarding Ananda also has a specialised team that repair kites and boards, something that comes handy with the strong winds and high waves during the high season. Prices here tend to be significantly lower than anywhere else in the world. Thus, many kitesurfers come to Mui Ne without gear and will kit up with new kites and boards at Kiteboarding Ananda.
Rip Curl has a large shop in Mui Ne (near Phan Thiet) as well as Nha Trang. While they sell mostly beach and swimwear, they also have a small selection of surfboards.
There are smaller kiteboarding shops such as Africa Surf and Bombora, which cater mostly to surfers, and Sailing Club Kite School (former Storm kiteboarding) which sells mostly kiteboarding accessories.
All in all, should you come to Mui Ne and need a spare part or a new kite or board, you will be in good hands at one of the many kite shops!
Adresses (all on Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street):
- Jibes: 90 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, http://www.windsurf-vietnam.com
- Kiteboarding Ananda: 8 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, http://www.ananda.vn
- Rip Curl Kite School: 103B Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, http://ripcurl.com.vn
- Africa Surf & Kite Test: 44 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, http://africa-kiteschool.ru
- Bombora: 68 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, http://www.bomboragroup.com
- Sailing Club Kite School (former Storm) : 24 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, http://www.stormkiteboarding.com