The 20 hour run in of the new engine on the X Star is complete. Everything is running smooth, oil change completed and now she is ready to ride. Look forward to taking you all out on the X Star again after a long 6 months out the water. Just so you know however, I’m riding first 🙂 Great to have her back on the water!!!
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The Mastercraft X Star is back in the water after a long period of repair. Had 2 hours of water testing with the new Chevy V8 engine and so far so good. Needs another 18 hours to run in then a quick oil change, but if all is good, by the end of the week we will be riding behind the X Star again 🙂
Hey everyone. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news on the X Star. After losing power I have done a full check on the X Star engine and after overheating there is damage beyond repair. So she is in need of new engine which is already on the way to Thailand. However it is so big it must come by boat, so it means a long wait 🙁
Looks like she will be out the water for at least a month, but I will keep you updated on developments.
Sorry for the bad news, but don’t worry, the old work horse boat Roberta is still going strong, and we have ballasted up the boat for the biggest wake.
Woke up to calm glassy waters in Chaloklum Koh Phangan today. Looks like that could be the end of the monsoon 🙂 Hope to see you up here soon at Wake Up! Wakeboarding Koh Phangan!!!!
Happy New Year everyone! Thanks to all of you for another great year of riding out in Chaloklum bay 🙂
I would like to start this year off with a little promotion of one of the more environmentally aware businesses here on the island. The Center for Oceanic Research and Education (CORE Sea), Koh Phangan’s first and only marine conservation and research facility in Thailand. They offer volunteering opportunities, courses for research, marine-biology and much more.
It is great to have these guys here on the island making an effort to preserve and look after the beutiful corals and sea life of the Gulf of Thailand. If any of you guys are looking for a worthwhile activity that will not only give you a fun and educational experience, but will also benefit the planet and environment then this is a perfect option for you. And don’t worry, there will still be plenty of time for wakeboarding 😉
Check out more details on their website here: http://www.coresea.com/
Hope to see you all out here again for another great year in 2013.
Jamie Wake Up!
Happy Songkran (Thai New Year) to all Wake Up! Wakeboarding riders. Thanks for an awesome 2012 High Season! Things are calming down now as we head into the low season, but we at Wake Up! will still be here carving monster wakes all through the year! April sees the wind turn behind the island which provides Chaloklum bay with calm, glassy waters for the next 6 months, so head on over to Koh Phangan Thailand for some tropical water shreding!
The water is perfect here at Wake Up! Wakeboarding Koh Phangan! We recently went through some of the craziest storms I have ever seen on the island, huge waves and floods all across the South of Thailand. But one week on and it is like nothing happened, flat glassy water and sunshine everyday.
April onwards is the best time of year for wakeboarding here, very low offshore winds leave our playground perfect with nothing but the occasional ripple disturbing the surface of the water. April is also the start of the low season, so the island is very quiet and peaceful, this also gives us loads of time for each set out on the water, we can relax, take plenty of breaks and chill out with a cold drink while drifting across the bay.
I look forward to seeing you all soon here at Wake Up! Wakeboarding Koh Phangan.
Wake Up! Wakeboarding Koh Phangan has just updated all our equipment with brand new stuff, including, mens/womens bindings, wakeboards and vests. We have also added a Ronix Wakesurf board to our kit as the sport is growing in popularity all over the world. Check our our gear page to see the new toys!!
Great to see the flat water return to the bay! I have been out testing the boat today and it is running great and ready to start the season.
It has been a long six weeks out the water, can’t wait to get out there again, so come find us and play.
To get the season started we are doing special discount prices! Only 1000bht per set 🙂
See you all soon!!!!!