With great sadness we share with you the passing of Frankie Kowaas, but share with you the unstoppable passion and adventures he has inspired in so many. Frankie was the founder of Manado Adventure & Waraney Rafting. It was down to Frankie’s determination and hard work that he established the 1st branch of the Indonesian Rafting Federation (FAJI) in North Sulawesi, Indonesia (Pengprov FAJI Sulawesi Utara) and the 1st Rafting Operator in North Sulawesi (Waraney Rafting).
It was under Frankie’s direction that Indonesia competed for the first time at the 2001 IRF World Rafting Championship in West Virginia, USA.
Not resting with rafting alone, Frankie also established a mountain trekking company to climb one of the Seven Summits, Carstenz Pyramide (Papua, Indonesia). Again setting his sights high, he become the 1st BASE jumper in Indonesia and shared his love of heights through his paragliding activities.
Frankie will be greatly missed by his family, friends and customers. In his name we ask you to live life to the best you can be and share your passions with all who you encounter.
Frankie Kowaas will always be one of our River Family
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