- Nha Trang’s 1st class reef break, Hon Chong Beach
- Go-to restaurants in Nha Trang
Nha Trang has a flow rider that creates artificial waves. This facility allows side-riding exercise even when there are no waves.
Typhoon swell hits Nha Trang
View from the hotel. Typhoon swell has arrived in Nha Trang. Let’s go surfing to the reef break at Hon Chong Beach.
Check out the waves from the beach in the centre of town. It’s pretty big.
Massive shorebreaks hitting the beach of Nha Trang.
It looks rideable, but no one is doing it. Nha Trang has very few surfers, so with class 2 wave quality like this, it becomes an empty surf spot.
The waves here seem too rapid and difficult.
We’ve arrived at our destination, Hon Chong Beach.
Good waves are breaking.
Good right break wave.
What about other waves?
The angle of the incoming waves is not right here. Let’s go back to Hon Chong Beach and surf.
Nha Trang has a good reef break on the north coast of the city. When the swell comes in, there is a decent current, making it easy to paddle out and enjoy clean waves due to the mountainous surroundings. The left break waves are gentle enough for beginners to try. The regular waves at the other two locations are less dangerous, although there is a risk of reef collisions. Many levels of surfers could surf here if they adjust their wave waiting and take-off positions according to the sea conditions. This is the only first-class reef break in Vietnam, and one of the rarest in the world, located in the city. It is not a hard break at all.
Go-to restaurants in Nha Trang
From the second week of my stay in Nha Trang, I was able to stay in a hotel with good hosts, located in the centre of the city. This was a relief, because if the accommodation was no good, life would be a mess. Life on the move in Vietnam relies heavily on the comfort of ‘accommodation, food and transport’, but there are problems in everything else. There are always people behind the problems. These can be called problems in Japan, but in Vietnam they would often be called a part of everyday life. Vietnamese people have the ability not to care and to forget quickly. This is an ability that many Vietnamese have, and sometimes it is enviable.
Got up early in the morning and decided to go for stroll to the beach which is just a few walks away from the hotel that I was staying at.
Nha Trang also has a skateboarding culture.
The city of Nha Trang has heavy coastal erosion and the sea is deep, so be careful when swimming. Bathing is best at low tide when the wind and swell are weak.
Nha Trang’s city centre.
Market in Nha Trang’s city.
Foreign franchise bakery, BreadTalk.
Nha Trang has restaurants that are as good as those in Da Nang. Nha Trang Center has a good selection of restaurants for a shopping mall. There is one Indian restaurant called Ganesh Indian Restaurant serves authentic Indian curry.
Japanese restaurant Kiwami 2 offers delicious Japanese cuisine.
Alpaca Homestyle Cafe was a delight. I would like to come back here again.
From Nha Trang to next destination, looking forward to the November wave
Honda Lead, with a 15,000 km mileage.
Scooter maintenance. Getting some parts replaced during this time.
Indefinite travel across Vietnam, day of travel north from Nha Trang. It will be a pleasant drive in nature, November is one of the best months for waves in many parts of Vietnam. Looking forward to good waves at the next location.
(Surf trip record: Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam – October 2019)