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Vung Tau (Back Beach) ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.9

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Vung Tau (Back Beach) break guidePhoto by: Michael Barrs

Vung Tau (Back Beach) Surf Guide

Vung Tau (Back Beach) in Ba Ria-Vung Tau is a beach break that is usually a safe bet. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the west. The best swell direction is from the east. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Water quality is rather poor here.

Vung Tau (Back Beach) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
29.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Vung Tau (Back Beach):

The best conditions reported for surf at Vung Tau (Back Beach) occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Vung Tau (Back Beach) (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Vung Tau (Back Beach) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 9% of the time in November while 85% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Vung Tau (Back Beach) Location Map

Interactive Vung Tau (Back Beach) surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Vung Tau (Back Beach) is Tansonnhat International (Ho Chi Minh City) Airport (SGN) in Viet Nam, which is 71 km (44 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Vung Tau (Back Beach) is Pochentong International (Phnom-penh) Airport (PNH) in Cambodia, 280 km (174 miles) away.

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Vung Tau (Back Beach) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 18 October 2021, 01:14 Local Time
SunMonday 18
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Vung Tau (Back Beach)

Surf stats for Vung Tau (Back Beach), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Vung Tau (Back Beach)

Wind stats for Vung Tau (Back Beach), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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