Throughout The monsoon season (July to October) Thailand’s lush jungles turns into a white water adventurers dream, with heeps of small creeks and drainage’s pumping from the seasonal rains.
Thailand and S.E.Asia haven’t been know for its whitewater .. solely till a number of years in the past has Thailand’s White water began attracting each novice and skilled whitewater paddlers from around the globe.
S.E. Asia’s white water was “found” again within the 1990’s when A white water outfit in Malaysia organized a multi-country white water comp. That was held in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. The competitors attracted a number of the the World’s finest professional paddlers comparable to Eric Southwick, Sam Drevo, & Nate Nash. The compitetion appeared to get off to an ideal begin nevertheless after they reached Indonesia the federal government would not pay up the prize cash and all hell broke free!
In Thailand there are actually lots of if not 1000’s of runnable creeks and rivers. It appears that evidently many of the “higher runs” are located within the North of Thailand round Chiang Mai, Chaing Rai, and Nan Provinces however there are some round Bangkok and the South of Thailand.
Lately there have been “crews” of paddlers coming over to paddle the world class white water. In 2006
a number of the world’s high white water professional’s comparable to Steve Fischer, Ben Brown, and Thailand Native Eric Southwick the place right here to movie an episode of “Targeted” which was shot by Scott Lindgren & Nate Nash of SLP Productions.
This system “Targeted” is actuality primarily based journey collection that concentrates on excessive sports activities and them within the motion of constructing of paddling the rivers, getting there and getting away safely.. Within the Thailand episode New Zealand’s Ben Brown finally ends up braking his again on his first drop of the journey. Not too fear, Steve Fischer & Eric Southwick proceed there Journey By the jungle’s of Thailand for some extra critical whitewater adventures.
Final Yr one other set of paddlers got here out, this time a youthful group from the UK and NZ. Paddlers Josh Neilson, Will Clark and Sam Ward. These guys bought about 10+ first descents on some unbelievable whitewater and waterfalls in and round Chiang Mai and Chaing Rai in addition to in Nan.
To sum this all up, Thailand provides a variety of Whitewater for novices and superior paddlers alike, to not point out, nice meals, nice folks, low cost lodging & Journey and a beautiful Tradition.
See you on the water!