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Surf-Style Flowrider Indoor Surfing Wave Machine

311 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33767
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Ranked #37 of 69 activities in Clearwater
Type: Water sports
Owner description: The FlowRider Indoor surf machines let surfers practice without subjecting them to the dangers of strong undertows, jagged rocks, and sharks that... more » Owner description: The FlowRider Indoor surf machines let surfers practice without subjecting them to the dangers of strong undertows, jagged rocks, and sharks that denounce the value of a college degree. Amid Surf Style's cavalcade of retail shops, the rushing tides of the FlowRider artificial surf machine lures thrill seekers of all ages. A combination of surfing, snowboarding, and skateboarding, FlowRider, which has been featured in the St. Petersburg Times, challenges wave gliders to balance atop surging currents reminiscent of Mother Nature's towering waves. A soft riding surface absorbs inevitable wipeouts, and windows flank the sides of the surf center, allowing onlookers to peer in during each radical carving session. Catering to experienced boarders and rookies alike, FlowRider affords enough riding space to practice tricks, hone skills, and pump veins with more adrenaline than the amount that results from making friends with a T-shirt cannon.Free parking is available inside Surf Style's sprawling garage, which touts a 44-foot-tall marine mural crafted by Guy Harvey. Although not included with today's Groupon, visitors can also take advantage of the beach emporium's retail shops, restaurant, and convenience store. « less
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Palm Harbor, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Flowrider staff is good and helpful. Experience is fun. Don't care for the general manager, Ed, though.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Don't give these rude sub human mongrels 3 cents. The owners of this tourist rip off sell child slave labor trinkets, exploit their workers, and have no respect for anyone. Overpriced Chinese Junk. Toxic poisonous food and drink items.. they don't care if you poison yourself as long as they profit ten cents. Horrible horrible horrible can't even type the... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Kids had a blast. Staff was very nice and helpful. Spent hours there, surfing and shopping! Went with group from youth so we had 3 sessions.

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Ripley, Tennessee
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

For the most part, our experience was pleasant. My daughter completely enjoyed the body board. Our experience with the staff was fine. The only issue we had was with opinionated onlookers. The staff could have done a little more as far as identifying inappropriate behavior/comments and not tolerating this. Fortunately my 7 year old was surfing so she was not... More

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Newnan, Georgia
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

The flowrider was FUN! My husband had a blast the poor review is for the staff....rude and not very helpful whatsoever. We were in the store a couple times during our visit and any interaction we had with the staff was same....rude and not helpful.

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Orlando, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

In all candor, the concept deserves 5 stars. The problem, as you can tell from the other reviews, is in the application and the customer service. Here is the concept: Patrons are put in line and each gets a turn. Beginners' turns usually last between 2 seconds and 30 seconds, and involve a lot of wobbling/holding on for dear life.... More

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SurfStyleRetail, General Manager at Surf-Style Flowrider Indoor Surfing Wave Machine, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback and sincerely apologize for your experience at our store. You are welcome to file your complaint with the Corporate office at Surf Style where the situation can be handled appropriately and measures can be taken to assure that this doesn't occur again. The refund which you are speaking of has been issued but as with any... More

Blue Ridge, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

The kids really enjoyed this attraction and had a great time. The customer service at the check in desk was very disorganized and did not seem well trained or motivated. I had made an online reservation and received a confirmation email. Upon arrival for check in I was told the confirmed time slot was not available and the did not... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I purchased advanced tickets online, before our vacation. They were running a sale, so I went ahead and took a chance. My kids loved it. They did an hour of surfing and knee boarding. The kids who run it are fine. The only bad thing was that my husband, who I had purchased an advanced purchase ticket for, hurt his... More

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Dublin
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We booked this last summer for my daughter and while she enjoyed it I didn't find the experience satisfactory at all. She was new to surfing and hadn't ever tried it before. She was in a group with expert surfers and they basically got to stay on the board until they fell. Her 1 hour session got her on the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

My experience at this store was horrible. We spent 50 minutes waiting to check out in a line of 3 people because one of your employees were too busy "flirting" with fellow employees to take care of other customers. Then, they did not know the obvious sales that were going on throughout the store. We had to direct the employees... More

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