We hire out the equipment, without a member of staff to accompany you, for people who have already done unsupported river trips and understand the safety and planning aspects of SUP on rivers. We charge ฿1000 per board per day (reduced to ฿700 per day for trips of 7 days or more). You can generally pick up from 7am, but you need to return the board and equipment before sunset on the same day. You will need to look after the board, including not damaging the fins or leaving it in the sun (where it might explode)!
For these unaccompanied hires, we will also require that you leave with us a passport or Thai driving license / ID card. Alternatively, you can give us a copy of this document plus ฿5000 deposit, all of which we will secure on our premises and will be returned upon return of the equipment.
Note that we will require you to demonstrate an expert level of competency on the board, on the river, prior to allowing this type of rental. To be clear YOU WILL NEED TO SHOW EVIDENCE OF COMPETENCE AND EXPERIENCE WITH RIVERS IN FAST FLOW. An example of this might be a record of paddles on the Paddlelogger App. Also, we will still brief you on safety and hazards to avoid.
What is included?
Board (ready to go), paddle, leash and personal flotation device.
What do you need to bring?
Bring board shorts or just PE shorts and a T-shirt or long sleeved shirt. Slap on a hat and slop on some sun cream and you’ll be good to go. Bring a towel as there is a chance you might get wet. Bring a water bottle so you can take a drink. A dry bag is useful for phones and wallet – if you don’t have one, we have them in our shop at the base.