Surf Trip Across Vietnam | La Gi 3

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Banh mi in the town of La Gi, Binh Thuan

There are food stalls and local eateries everywhere in La Gi, and the food tastes good. There was no need to worry about food. Motorbike is a must.

Barbecue in La Gi town, Binh Thuan province

Barbecued pork and banh mi in the morning. Total cost about 170 JPY.

Scallops, La Gi town, Binh Thuan province

Buy scallops for 500 JPY in the street. Seafood can be bought at local prices. The town is known for its seafood.

Banh canh, La Gi town, Binh Thuan province

Binh Thuan also has many banh canh stalls. Light soup and thin, chewy noodles seem to be the standard.

Banh canh of the town of La Gi

Banh canh, VND 20,000 (95 JPY).

After surfing in La Gi, Binh Thuan province

It was another windy day, but just right for exercising a dull body. It’s a bit risky, but I’m grateful to be able to surf in the empty ocean.

Ducks in the town of La Gi, Binh Thuan province

In the town of La Gi, ducks are quite common, as are buffaloes, chickens and dogs. It is soothing to see so many animals. There are a lot of insects, though.

Herd of buffaloes in Binh Thuan province

There are grasslands everywhere and cattles are used to semi-grazing during the day.

Fishermen's street, La Gi Town, Binh Thuan Province

Asphalt roads are not well maintained yet. When it rains, they are sloppy, uneven and difficult to drive on.

Fishing traps in La Gi, Binh Thuan

Fishing traps are being repaired. Children are often seen helping their families.

La Gi town fishing port, Binh Thuan province

The area around the fishing port is the centre of life and the centre of the town. Markets and banks are concentrated in this area.

Fishing town of La Gi, Binh Thuan

After fishing, all the people work together. The fish caught in the nets are collected in baskets and the nets are folded. The carpet of rubbish in the image sinks into the sea at high tide. Styrofoam and other debris floats in the sea inside the fishing port.

Vietnamese fishermen and nets

They successfully bundled the nets and prepared for the next fishing trip. Again, there were children at work here.

Ducks in the market

Ducks for sale in La Gi market.

Binh Thuan Province La Gi market food

Vietnamese style breakfast at the market. Fish, squid, pork, all tasty. Costed VND 40,000 (180 JPY).

Binh Thuan La Gi's Vietnamese dessert che

Che is a classic Vietnamese dessert. Get che with rice cake and sweet bean paste for VND 10,000 (45 JPY).

Vietnam La Gi Town surf spot

A good, slightly stronger swell came in that day and the onshore monsoon wind was light, so we did a surf spot search.

Vietnam La Gi Surf Spot Search

It is always exciting to see a wave that looks like it could be surfable for the first time in a new place. Even if it is onshore. In today’s world where the internet has spread and the surfer population has increased, a place where there are no surfers is precious.

Coco Beach Camp, La Gi town, Binh Thuan province

There was a faint hint of a surfing culture here. One surfer was also found.

Buffalo and La Gi town of Binh Thuan

水Buffalo driven wagon. This area seems to be a tourist attraction for locals.

Surfboard rental, La Gi town, Binh Thuan province.

This appears to be surfboards for rent. There are waves that look rideable, but there are no surfers. There may be surfers depending on the time of year.

La Gi town of Binh Thuan beach stalls

Seafood stalls are crammed onto the beach. Vietnamese karaoke is also going on. I think this is another local tourist attraction.

Buffalo and La Gi waves

It is soothing to be in rural Vietnam, where animals are frequently seen. This spot was a place where I would have wanted to do one round of surfing if I had a surfboard. Let’s come back next time.

(Surf trip record: La Gi, Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam – August 2019)

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