Thursday, July 28, 2011

JACK 'n JILL Thrill3r Project: River Boarding

By far, River Boarding is the coolest sport ever! Sorry cheerleading kau turun satu anak tanggaッ
But I still love you though☺

What do I get to do?
Rip down fast rapids in a terrain that's ever changing. Its not as easy as you think.

I'm not a swimmer, can I do the activity?
Participants need to be confident in fast flowing water and must have some basic swimming abilities.

Adventure Rating and Remarks
Whitewater riverboarding is the ultimate river sport for the extreme sports junkie. The collection of bruises and tumbles will get you all charged up!
Suitable for ages 15 years and above. All teens require parent/guardian consent. *Guides may reject your participation if they find you unsuitable for the activity in terms of health and skill.

Rates (in Malaysian Ringgit and per person)
RM220, Single run
RM250, Two runs
Minimum 5 pax, maximum 8pax per run
Please inform them your shoe/dive bootie size, body weight, height and wet suit size (estimate)

Wanna get the chance to do this kind of activity for free?
Join me at now!

Itinerary - Single Run
0900 Meet guide at Gopeng Toll Exit 135 (Recommended) or another designated location for convoy to starting point.
0930 Arrive at starting point and gear up. A thorough training on riverboarding and safety plus water confidence will be conducted.
1020 After warm up, you will kick your way down river and into the rapids under the guidance of the instructor.
1200 Arrive at the end point. Transfer to lunch area.

*If 2 runs, end time may be extended til 1pm for lunch. It will also depend on water level and flow which is unpredictable. Times mentioned above are approximate only

What does it include?
Instructor, river guide/ rescue, riverboard, riverboarding gear(helmet, full body wetsuit, booties, fins), safety equipment, training, 1 lunch

What does it exclude?
Insurance, snacks
What do I need to wear/bring?
You will be given a full wet suit (amongst other safety gear) so for males, wear swimming trunks or thin layered shorts. For ladies, you may wear a swimsuit. Bikini's your choice.
Bring an open mind, patience and a smile. You will also need a change of clothes, towel, insect repellent, sun-block lotion, toiletries, personal medication and snacks if you get really hungry fast.
Best time to visit
All year long. As trainers and guides do not do this full time, please enquire 3 weeks ahead.
Getting there
KL - Gopeng approximately 2 hours. Go north to Ipoh on PLUS highway. Look out for Gopeng exit 135 (after Tapah Exit). T-junction turn right to go Gopeng town. You will drive through 1 set of traffic lights and within few minutes you will be in Gopeng.
Private overland transfer from KL or Ipoh can be arranged upon request at additional charge.

Person to contact

The lady boss, Adeline! @ 019 556 1113 or 017 572 1113.

Rumah Rehat Adeline'sLot 13302, Mukim Teja, Kampung Geruntum, Sungai Itek, 31600 Gopeng, Perak

P.S, You'll be River Boarding from Sungai Kampar to Sungai Itek! It is exhausting but fun! fun! fun! all the way down ;)