In Short

If you’re looking for a heart-pumping adrenaline hit out on the water, look no further than the wakeboarding parks of Phuket. It is a relatively new sport in the country, but it’s catching up. And with such beautiful beaches on the island and some great inland water outlets, wakeboarding in Phuket is perhaps one of those sports that will thrill the adventurer in you.

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Best For: Adventure, thrill seekers 
Cost: From THB 800 for 2 hours

What’s So Awesome About It

If you’re not the type to sit still on vacation, you can step up the pace with a shot at wakeboarding. Water-skiing’s even edgier cousin, wakeboarding across the inland waters of Phuket is sure to get your heart pumping. There are a couple of wakeboarding parks to choose from, where you can spend a day on the water tackling assault courses or learning the basics from a qualified instructor.

What’s The Catch

Like most water sports, a degree of balance is required to get the most out of wakeboarding. If you’re prone to clumsiness this might not be the sport for you.

Things To Keep In Mind

Always make sure operators have up-to-date safety certificates and fully trained instructors.

Where You Can Book It From

There are two Wake Parks in Phuket where you can try your hand at this extreme sport. Both are based around natural lakes in the centre of the island. Anthem Wakepark is not too far from Patong. Phuket Wake Park is inland between Kata and Phuket Town and specialises in cable wakeboarding. Sessions at both can be booked through local vendors in Patong, Kata, and Phuket Town, but for the best rates book through each park’s website.

Pro Tip

It may look difficult, but wakeboarding has a surprisingly quick learning curve, so you’ll be showing of your skills like a pro in no time.

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