Wake-Up Wakeboarding – Koh Phangan

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On the beautiful bay of Chaloklum, North Koh Phangan, resides the only Wakeboarding school on the island.

Wake-up Wakeboarding have been established for a number of years and are blessed with an outstanding ex-pat English instructor Jamie.

Ironically it was my Kite Surfer instructor who recommended giving it a go given I had up until that point absolutely no board sport experience. I was standing within 4 attempts (or maybe 5 😉 ) but once through that hurdle it all comes down to technique. Alas I was unable to do more than three 20 minute sessions due to a dislocated shoulder experienced whilst climbing (read all about it here if you’re interested) but after three sessions (at 1200 baht per session) I was feeling confident, found myself spending more time on the board than in the water and most importantly having an absolute blast. The below video is taken from my third lesson –

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I would thoroughly recommend wakeboarding to anyone who is considering the sport and by all accounts Koh Phangan is one of the cheapest places on the planet to give it a go. Jamie is an excellent instructor and you get to visit one of the most beautiful bays on the Island.

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Information on Wake-Up Wakeboarding can be found at this link. The location of the associated cafe and bar is higlighted below –

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