The 2016 Kiteboard Tour Asia - X-Championships began in Ninh Chu on the central coast Thursday. Ninh Chu is 150km from Mui Ne, the tournament host in 2012.
The event warmed up with a starboard standup paddle surfing competition.
The event also offers a chance for Ninh Thuan to promote its beautiful 7-km-long tropical beach.
Vietnam's Nguyen Quoc Hoa finished first in the starboard standup paddle surfing race.
Germany's Marine Duprat finished first in the women’s race.