Phu Quy Island / Skate Park

Continent
Asia
Country
Vietnam
Next Big City
Ho Chi Minh City
Next Town
Phan Thiet, Phu Quy Island
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Food

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
Reefs
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
No information

Clear water, flat and wave.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
None

Long, white sandy beach, no shadow.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, April, November, December
Wind Type:
Trade
Best Direction:
NE, ENE, E, ESE, SE
Main Direction:
NE, SE

Main wind November to April: sideonshore 20-45 knots. Wind is nearly daily above 20-25 knots some times up to 35-40 knots. Wind is usually North Eastern. During the rest of the year 10-15 knots some time up to 20 knots sideonshore Southeastern wind. It's in the open sea, so add a couple of knots to the general wind speeds of Mui Ne. I was there for 3 days with 3 days of 30 knots average! But there is no sea breeze effect like in Mui Ne.



How to get there

Transport
Boat
Access
Short walk

Take the road to Phan Thiet, then a 7 hour ferry ride from there to Phu Quy Island. Bring your passport! Once on the island get to the very south end. I would arrive early to get seat and make sure your luggage goes on and comes off when you get to island. Ferry usually goes at 8:00 am but takes time to load all the cargo so pretty full when the ferry is going to the island.

Extra information

Rules
Zones

Keep the place clean. Bring your passport! Do not kite towards the north end of the bay. That's where the locals like to spearfish and they've warned us not to kite up there. Instead kite closer to the village.

Nightlife

Only karaoke with locals. If you can find them and most place seem to close down by 8:00 pm. Can be tricky to find places to eat after 8:00 pm.