TE Wake N Ski
Padiwat Jeamjan "BOMB!"
Coach and Driver.
Wakeboard Pro Tour Overall Champion
Reef Wakefest Thailand
May 27th, 2006
This one day Slider and Kicker Cable event was held at the
Cable Park located just outside of Pattaya. A great party
atmosphere all day as the mainly Thai competitors battled it out for
Thailand has had 4 Cable parks
for more than 15 years, and the Thai cable riders are some of the
best in the world. Without any practice and only a few rides
on the cable in the last year, Bomb was only able to take 8th
A great time was had by all at Wakefest Thailand 2006
Kong, June 17th and 18th, 2006
REEF and X-Games in Hong Kong went all out to put on a huge
weekend event with all level of riders competing from Beginners to
the Pro's. First boat competition of the year for Bomb, and
eager to show off his new tricks. A great first pass, but
unfortunately broke his board on the first trick on his 2nd pass.
(The ONLY CONCRETE WAKEBOARD he has broken in over 1 year).
His fantastic first pass scored high enough to get him into Sundays
finals, but now he needed to spend Saturday evening looking for a
new board!!! Thanks Zuki.
With the level
of competitors so high, Bomb had to settle on 6th place unfamiliar
with the new equipment on Sunday. Next time he tells us....
Reef Wakefest Hong Kong 2006
Singapore, July 22nd
& 23rd, 2006
The final stop for REEF in 2006, Bomb finally
made it to the podium. This was Bomb's second year to
Singapore for Reef Wakefest and he was hoping to improve over his
3rd place finish in 2005. Men and Women riders were competing
in a variety of categories on Saturday, with Men's Open getting a
chance to enjoy the day off.
Sunday was a
full day with the pro's hitting the water at 9:00 for qualifiers.
Bomb had a great morning ride and qualified 1st for the semi-finals
without having to go through LCQ at mid-day. Being familiar
with the boat and the location, Bomb felt very confident. Bomb
again placed 1st in the semi finals and would be ridding last in the
finals. Victory!!! Bomb's first win and paycheck at age
Asian Wakeboard Tour 06 1st Tour Stop
September 17th-18th, 2006
After a two
month break from competition, The Asian Wakeboard Pro Tour got
started for 2006 in Osaka Japan. The three tour stop would
finish in November at Bomb's home turf outside of Bangkok after
to Japan a week early so he would be able to help Concrete with a
clinic in Nagano before heading to Osaka for the competition.
When the AWPT
2006 kicked off, Bomb was ready to go. Unfortunately, a
typhoon that was in the area was making the conditions scary for the
first few days in Osaka. Luckily the weather improved enough
for the weekend tournament.
open came at the end of the day, and by luck, Bomb was to be the
last one to ride for the day. As the day came to an end, the
weather and water conditions improved dramatically and Bomb advanced
to the finals.
the advantage of being the last rider on Sunday, the water gods
seemed to want to help Bomb. His consistent pass won Bomb his
2nd trophy this year and another nice prize check to spend shopping
HSBC Wakeboard World Cup
Sept 31 & Oct 1, 2006
What a treat and a privilege for Bomb to be
invited to the final stop of the Wakeboard World Cup for 2006.
A great big thank to the Singapore Waterski and Wakeboard Federation
(SWWF) and Master Craft who invited Bomb with their last spot.
Arriving Thursday afternoon Bomb meet up with
fellow TE coach Abel Vergter and got to know his fellow competitors
quickly. In no particular order, the top dogs included Brett
Eisenhaur, Morgan Krause, Chad Sharpe, Dan Nott , Jeff Weatherall ,
Phillip Soven, Keith Lidberg, Andrew Adkinson, Rusty Malinoski,
Danny Harf and many other top rated wakeboarders from around the
Friday the guys and Pro Women spent the day at
the lake with photo's and practice. Hanging out and practicing
with the best in the world was an incredible learning experience.
The evening it was off to Q-Bar for the opening evening, and then an
early night to bed.
Saturdays preliminaries didn't go that great
for Bomb and after coming off Two wins, Bomb was humbled when Brett
Eisenhaur and Morgan Krause eliminated him from Heat 1. Bomb
was the first rider of the competition after a several hour rain
delay, how about that for
After the first heat, the weather changed for
the better and Bomb enjoyed the rest of the weekend enjoying the
event and getting to know everyone. One of the many
highlights would be all of the Men Wakeboarders staying at the event
site Saturday and trying to finish all of the free beer provided,
which they almost accomplished.
Sundays finals was an fantastic display of
wakeboarding and water ski jumping. Hopefully with a little
luck, Bomb will be invited back again for the 2007 Wakeboard World
And then the Floods Came!!!
Bomb spent the end of October fighting the rising water
levels around TE. Nov 3rd we lost the fight and had to
evacuate and shut down.
Even worse than all the hard work evacuating
equipment, boats, the AWPT on the 24th, and customers, no
wakeboarding or practice until Singapore.
Asian Wakeboard Tour 06 2nd Tour Stop
November 17th - 18th
This was a
much needed vacation for Bomb away from Thailand and the floods and
work in Bangkok. The Singapore stop of the AWPT is always a
great get together with all of the riders from around the region,
and this year was no exception. Friday was an easy evening
with practice scheduled for Saturday morning. With everyone
here (Except Lota) the level of competition was at it's highest
level. Making the top 3 would be difficult with any
Saturdays practice went well and Bomb was familiar
with the Kallang Riverside Park as it was the same location for Reef
Wakefest earlier in the year. Late afternoon the men
preliminary's got underway and Bomb qualified for the semi-finals on
More coming soon........
Asian Wakeboard Tour 06 3rd Stop
November 24th & 25th
The AWPT comes to TE Wake N Ski. For
Bomb, our lead instructor, this meant a lot of work organizing the
competition, at a new lake just to make things more difficult.
Everyone from the AWPT Singapore competition started arriving the
Monday for practice. Coach Moto and Shintoro where here
to help out and the week went by very quickly with so much to do.
Saturday, with Bomb's mother in attendance,
Bomb rocked. Not only did he take 1st place in his heat 3, he
also had top score of the day just slightly beating out both Aey and
Lota winners of their respective heats..
After a wild night at the tournament venue,
featuring 3 bands and a lot of beer, the Pro-Men were the first to
take the water in the semi-finals. The top 12 riders from
Saturday would be reduced to 8 Riders for the finals. Again,
Bomb did well and advanced to the finals. Terumasa led the
semi-finals with the best score followed by Aye, and Lota and Bomb
tied for 3rd.
For the finals, the top eight would go head to
head. Each rider would have to complete another 3 tournament
runs to win.
In the first round, Bomb eliminated Toshiki,
Lota beat Masayoshi, Aye took out Manabu, and Terumasa ending
Shuntaro's competition. The four lead guys from the semi
finals would continue on.
In the next pairings, it would be Bomb vs. Lota
and Terumasa vs. Aye. If Bomb can beat Lota it will assure he wins
the overall title for 2006 and is guaranteed top 2.
Unfortunately for Bomb, Lota completed his 3rd no fall run of the
day, and with Bomb having one fall Lota advanced to the finals and
Bomb would have to compete for 3rd place. Aye had an excellent
run and Terumasa had a fall and Aye advanced to the finals.
In the finals for first place, Lota was going
up against Aye. Lota's cat like performance ended with his
first fall of the day, while Aye pulled off the perfect pass for the
Normally an anticlimactic event, Bomb and
Terumasa would compete for the 3rd and 4th place but this had more
ridding on it than that. The winner would be crowned overall
tour champion. When the judges were finished, it was Bomb
taking 3rd place and ultimately fulfilling his goal of #1 in Asia
Check out the video of the final run of
Terumasa and Bomb here.
Bombs goal for 2007? To be the top 10 in
the world, and he is not joking about this. Stay tuned to see
how 2007 and works out.