Wakeboarding in Thailand Article

Choosing the Best Wakeboarding Location in Thailand

Thailand is enjoying the reputation of being one of the best wakeboarding destinations in Asia and visitor to the country are spoiled for choice when it comes to deciding where to go wakeboarding in Thailand. We look at some of the best wakeboarding companies in Thailand and look at some of the reasons why you should visit!

Thai Wake Park

Located to the North of Bangkok in Pathumwan district, Thai Wake Park is one of the most popular wake parks in Thailand, thanks to the relatively close proximity to the capitol as well as Suvarnabhumi international airport. Thai Wake Park has a loyal following of Thais and Westerners and also sees a steady stream of visitors to Thailand looking to do some wakeboarding on their travels. The aim of Thai Wake Park is to give riders of all levels the opportunity to experience the sport and features a 5-tower Rixen cableway system that makes turning a breeze! The cable is at the ideal height and tension for wakeboarding and wakeskating. Further more, Thai Wake Park constructed an island in the middle of the lake to create a smooth water surface making it easier to pull tricks and more comfortable for beginners. Thai Wake Park is ideal for die hard wakeboarding fans with it’s on site accommodation and various facilities such as massage and restaurants.

Shamballa Resort

Shamballa Resort is located on the scenic Dok Krai lake in Rayong province, 2 hours from Suvarnabhumi airport and 2.5 hours from downtown Bangkok. The resort is set among a protected eco-system which remains completely un-developed and unspoiled. Shamballa offers wakeboarders the flagship of the Nautique range, a Super Air Nautique 230, which provides incredible wake offer smooth transitions and boosting air that no other boat can. The lake is a massive 15km in length, meaning wakeboarders can ride endless glassy waters surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful countryside. After a day wakeboarding, visitors can enjoy the lakeside retreat with a range of accommodation and on site restaurant.

WakeUp! Wakeboarding

The leading wakeboarding operator in Southern Thailand and located in Koh Phangan in the Gulf, is WakeUp! Wakeboarding, which remains the only professional wakeboarding organization in the area. WakeUp! has been established for over 7 years offering visitors the chance for wakeboarding in Thailand in one of the more idyllic locations. Wakeboarding is done on Chaloklum bay, a quiet fishing village in the North of the island and an ideal location with protection from the elements provided by the surrounding mountains. Qualified native English speaking instructors offer wakeboarding on their Mastercraft X Star wakeboarding boat, with wake towers and ballast that carves monster wake! WakeUp! Wakeboarding is generally considered one of the best places for wakeboarding in Thailand and is particular popular with foreign visitors who combine a wakeboarding trip with the popular full moon parties held on the island. The airport opening in 2014 will no doubt boost the popularity of wakeboarding in Koh Phangan further.

This represents a small sample of the wakeboarding locations in Thailand, with many more throughout the country. Wakeboarding events are also held every year in the various destinations, which also feature professional wakeboarders from around the world.