Name= Padiwat Jaemjan “Bomb”
Birth of date= August 25th, 1988
From (Born in)= Ratchaburi, Thailand
Now, Live in= TE Wake N Ski, Pratum Thani, Bangkok, Thailand
Sri Pratum Longstay Resort - Wakeboard Alley.
Switch 720, Switch 313, Dum Dum
What do you prefer spin tricks or inverts?
A little of both.
What tricks do you want to learn in 2007?
900's and blind 720's consistently. Wirly 540, Moby Dick
How often do you practice? I
normally take One 30-minute set each day. Some days
I will take a 2nd set with an occasional day off.
What is your goal for 2007? I
want to be the #1 wakeboarder in Asia, and rank in the top 10 in
When did you first start wakeboarding and how did
you get to today's level?
started waterskiing and knee boarding in 1994, at 6 years
old at a cable ski park in Ratchaburi, I fell in love with being
pulled across the water, and my family was very supportive
bringing me to the cable. My father passed away later that
year and I didn't go waterskiing again until I was eight.
At 8 years old I started wakeboarding and waterskiing again
almost everyday. I would go to school in the morning and
then come home and help my mom at her shop for 1 hour and then
she would take me to Lake Point for ridding the rest of the day.
Lake Point Cable would bring me home after dark. Weekends
were spent at the cable park. This was the schedule until
I was 12 when I got a motor cycle and started a new school.
At 12 years old I started secondary school. I tested very
well and was accepted at the top school in Ratchaburi Province.
This meant I would have to travel 30km to school each way
everyday, having a motorcycle was very helpful getting there.
Being a little older, my Mom put me to work before and after
school, but I still had time to go to the cable park on most
days. I would play other sports at school, but being on
the water is what I always wanted to do.
at age 14, I also started to race jet skis as well as
wakeboarding. The cable park had a professional jet ski
team that competed around Thailand. Wakeboard and Jet ski
competition were always different dates, so I would spend one or
two months just doing one sport or the other to get ready to
compete. My Jet Ski pro career highlights are a 2nd and
3rd place in the Men's Limited Stand Up category.
2005 I decided to pursue a jet ski career, and spent time in
Bangkok with a racing team, and then a few months with the
Flamingo Racing Team in Pattaya. I was only 14 and 15
years old and being away from home was difficult. Jet ski
racing is very expensive and with not having money for the
best engines and ski's, talent could only get me so far.
missed wakeboarding. In May of 2005 I gave my friend Lota,
who worked at TE Wake N Ski a call and asked if I could have a
job. Growing up I would see Lota dominating all of the
Cable competitions. He then switched to the boat, and had
traveled the world wakeboarding. He always gave me advice
and offered help if I wanted to pursue wakeboarding.
14th, 2005 I took a bus from Pattaya to Bangkok, and then hired
a tuk-tuk to take me to TE Wake N SKi. The 45 km journey
was over 3 hours long through monsoon rains completely lost.
I eventually arrived at Sri Pratum Longstay Resort and that has
been my home since that day and loving every minute of it.
rest is history.
Japan WakeSeries 1, Wakamaya
Rail Jam Singapore
Reef Wakefest – Thailand (Cable) 8th Place
Reef Wakefest – Hong Kong 6th Place
Reef Wakefest – Singapore 1st
Wakeboard Tour – Japan 1st Place
Asian Wakeboard Tour – Singapore 5th Place
Asian Wakeboard Tour – Thailand 3rd Place
Asian Wakeboard Tour Overall Men’s Open Champion.
Cup – Singapore Eliminated Saturday Round.
What was BEST in 2006?=
So many positive things happened in 2006. I achieved my goal
of taking the Overall Asian Wakeboard Pro Tour Title. Invited
to the World Cup event in Singapore was a highlight being
involved with the best wakeboarders in the world and getting to
meet them. All of this was possible because of all the
great experiences and great people I meet over the year.
What was WORST in 2006?=
In hindsight, not much. I was disappointed a few times at
tournaments because I did not do as well as I would have liked,
but it was all a great learning experience. Not everything is
going to go perfect all of the time. For example, I was
disappointed with my performance at the World Cup in Singapore, but hey, I was
invited and it was a great experience getting to meet the worlds
top riders, drivers and judges.
Our lake flooding was a big
disappointment, but some things you can’t control. Deal with it
and move on.
What do you
want to do when you are 21 years old?=
That is still 2 years away? In addition to competing in
Asia, I will hopefully be joining the Pro Tour's in America,
Europe and Australia. Being a competitor, I want to compete against the
best in the world. I also want to continue to be apart of
the growing Asian Wakeboard Community, promote Thailand as the
ultimate wakeboarding destination, and keep close to some spicy
Hungary World Cable Championship ; Hungary (Cable)
3rd Place Reef Wakefest 2005, Singapore
4th Place, Asian Wakeboard Pro Tour 2005; Singapore
7th Place, Asian Wakeboard Pro Tour 2005 ; Phuket
7th Place, Overall, Asian Wakeboard Pro Tour 2005
1st Place ,Taco Pro - wakeboard competition; Thailand
2nd Place , Taco Kicker Contest ; Thailand (Cable)
2nd Place, Lake Point Kicker Contest; Thailand
1st Place ,Lake Land Pro Trick Ski Contest; Thailand
1st Place ,Lake Point Open Mono Ski Contest; Thailand
1st Place ,Lake Point Intermediate Wakeboard
Competition; Thailand (Cable)
Anybody you would like to thank?
My Mom and family.
Without them and their continued support none of this is
possible. All the time they spent taking me to the cable
when I was younger will never be forgotten.
Total Entertainment, TE Wake N Ski for giving me a chance to
Concrete International for supplying me with top of the line
Past Sponsor, The Boardshop (SNG) Batam Cable, Ten-Eighty
for helping me out when I was just beginning.
wakeboard community in Thailand and around Asia. The guys
running the cable in Ratchaburi. Lota, Nong, Didi, Aey,
Ton and the rest of the Thai wakeboard crew that has always
Shuntaro from Japan and Johnson form Hong Kong. All
great friends and coaches.
All the great people who run the various
wakeboard associations around the region promoting the sport,
and making competitions possible.