Here is something for the more adventurous amongst you to try. Get off your backside and make your way to Soi Chaiyapon Withi 25, close to Highway 7 and try something completely different in the form of Wakeboarding.
This venture is one of three parks owned by Aey, originally from Bangkok. The other two parks are in Korat and Lumluka, with the latest one being opened in Pattaya.
The Pattaya park is opened to people of all ages and experience, for full training and equipment are supplied, making it ideal for beginners through to experts.
And if you book online, they even provide a shuttle bus, saving you the hassle of driving or booking taxis. They will pick you up and drop you back at your hotel or place of residence.
The park opened in April 2017 and is growing rapidly in popularity with sports enthusiasts and holidaymakers.
Currently they employ 12 staff, who take care of every aspect of your visit from the minute you arrive.
What Is It?
Wakeboarding or Cable Skiing, is a method of water skiing but instead of being pulled by a speed boat, you are dragged along by a powerful electric driven cable.
The cable is usually suspended above the water and can pull skiers along at amazing speeds. Wakeboarders, put their feet into special boots, which are attached to a board, hold on to the handle of the rope and then enjoy the traction of the cable. Many will learn how to perform tricks once they learn the basic under the guidance of experienced instructors.
What Is On Offer
Customers do not have to own their own board or equipment for it is all provided for you as part of the service. The board, life jacket, helmet and free training will help you enjoy this amazing adventure on the water.
It is open to people of all ages and both sexes. Tutorials are available on their website in the form of guides and videos, letting you prepare, if you have never taken part before. Beginners can start off with Kneeboarding training and work their way up through various levels of tuition.
You can book online, arranging transport at the same time and simple turn up and enjoy a great day Wakeboarding.
Daily specials are available – check their website for full details of prices, age restrictions or courses available.
Food & Drink
This can be an all day affair, so the owners offer a range of western and Thai food. French Fries, Burgers, Seafood, Sandwiches, Pastas, snacks and full meals are all available from their restaurant.
From the bar you can enjoy a cold draught or bottled beer plus many other drinks including alcohol free soft drinks.
So when the hunger strikes, you can partake of a snack and drink before venturing back out onto the water.
If you fancy a few days of entertainment, you could book into the Long Lake Hill Resort, which is located next to the water park. They offer affordable bungalow style accommodation, where you can relax before and after you exciting day wakeboarding.
For those who wish to take the sport to the next level, you can purchase boards and other gear from their Intensity Pro Shop. You will find a range of clothing and accessories to select from.
Although Pattaya has many wonderful tourists attractions and excellent nightlife facilities, this venue offers tourists, locals and expats, something completely different.
It is affordable and well worth attending. Get involved and book a day here and see what all the fuss is about.
We have only touched the surface of what is on offer here. Check their website for videos, images and a lot more information.