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KITESURF CHALLENG FROM PAK NAM PRAN TO GOLOK RIVER ON MALAYSIAN BORDER

An epic journey indeed over in Thailand.

Led by Asian Champions Yo Narapitchit Pudlua, the 5 man team of Tim Acton, Gum, Karl Tindel and Andreas Mair set off on the challenge between 15th November – 5th December 2016.The challenge was expexted to take up to 10-14 days to complete, travelling along a stretch of the Gulf of Thailand that  passes the Angthong National Marine Park.

Follwing the daily progress it all looked to be an amazing adventure, that took the boys through some stunning locations and delt with some challenging conditions. In the end after 16 days storms wold sadly bring the challenge to a end, just short of their final objective.

As the log from the day reads:

Everyone awoke with a huge electrical storm with heavy rain and thunder throughout the night. To save themselves from electrocution the kites stay grounded. So the morning was spent trying to find a positive weather prediction, but for the next 8 days it showed nothing but thunderstorms with no wind all the way down south. Then at lunch time Yo received a message from the navy advising not to continue into the deep south, with only 3 days remaining until the cut off point the team made the difficult decision to turn round. So the next step is to head north to visit the sand dunes of Chumphon for a bit of free riding.

A tough break for everyone after achieving so much, but rumour has it they will be back next year to final nail this one, so stay tuned for the next chapter of ‘Off the Knots’ – http://offtheknots.com/

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