My trip in dec 2012 was my 3rd to Thailand to go to a wake camp. My previous 2 camps were fun but I found the level of coaching was poor some coaches were more bothered about looking cool and calling everyone dude. I was told by a friend that deans style of coaching was 'old school' as he's been involved in the sport since day one. I'd describe deans style of coaching as the best I've ever had. Any one can drive a boat not anyone can coach. My visit was the first time I'd ridden following knee surgery and dean was quick to put the confidence back in my knee and get rid of my fears by changing my ride style and landing. Dean has an excellent understanding of sports psychology and uses it well in his coaching. He's a very positive person and riders push themselves to achieve new tricks confident that the coach will be there whether you land it and get a thumbs up or have a big crash.
Sarah is like mother hen. She takes care of everything else you need and keeps the camp running smoothly. The bungalows are back to basic which I really liked but if you want hot showers sky tv and room service this may not be the place for you. This is a place for riders to live the dream on a massive lake of water. You can ride for 5 mins without the boat turning, you won't get that at many other places!
Love from space rail man x
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lake side water sports retreat comprising of 6 exclusive waterfront on suite villas surround by Eucalyptus trees.Ideal for families and couples and single people. Experience our world acclaimed coach's SixthSense coaching program available for Wakeboarding, wake-surfing, waterskiing,behind the most up-to-date marine crafts. Also free use of paddle boarding, kayaking for lake explorations, fishing. A place to come and unwind from everyday life.Pamper yourself in massages, Yoga sessions, get a pump on in our jungle gym.Enjoy the finest tasting Thai food by our chef meticulously prepared by only using the finest daily fresh produce. In Visiting Shamballa you will experience the collective dream of “Doing what ‘you’ want to do when you ‘want’ to do it”. Shamballa enables you the time to practice giving and graciously receiving the ‘GIFT OF TIME’. Shamballa reminds and stimulates how your TIME is your most precious possession.Shamballa’s is a unique and exclusive hideaway location freeing you from the masses in the world.Shamballa empowers you to ‘mindfully’ give this precious time to yourself as a downtime like no other place.Shamballa Play Time, Fun Time, Exercise Time, Indulgence Time, "Being-a-kid-again Time." Visiting Shamballa is your way to disconnect once in a while, sharing a common connection with the people around you to flow within the activity, the pleasure of intrinsic motivation that transforms you from a western life system of what you ‘HAVE’ to do into the Shamballa life system of what you ‘WANT’ to do. Shamballa will inspire you like no other. “Live your Life by Living your Dreams”. ... more less