We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 311 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33767
Phone Number: +1 888-787-3789
Website
Description: The FlowRider Indoor surf machines let surfers practice without subjecting...
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 80 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Fun experience for kiddos!

Great surf/boogie board experience while visiting the Clearwater area. Instructor was great with my 12 year old. He had 30 minutes alone and had a blast learning to maneuver in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
RikkiLeeFishers
,
Fishers, IN
Add Photo Write a Review

80 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff. Surfing is great. A must do during your Clearwater visit in Florida. Be preparws to get wet.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jennifer M, Guest Relations Manager at Surf-Style Flowrider Indoor Surfing Wave Machine, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your time in the tank! We hope to see you again on your next visit to Clearwater! More 

Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My family and I live right across the bay but decided on a beach vaca for spring break this year. My youngest daughter (10 yrs old) begged me to try this simulator. I was really concerned that it wasnt going to be very much fun because there was no way she was going to be able to stand up and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jennifer M, Guest Relations Manager at Surf-Style Flowrider Indoor Surfing Wave Machine, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. We are so glad you had a great experience, we will be sure to let the FlowRider staff know! Hope to see you again on your next visit to Clearwater! More 

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Worst place to ever park. .....my car gets vandalized in their parking structure and all the manager says is tough luck pay for the parking. Never Never park at this place.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Fishers, IN
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great surf/boogie board experience while visiting the Clearwater area. Instructor was great with my 12 year old. He had 30 minutes alone and had a blast learning to maneuver in the waves.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jennifer M, Guest Relations Manager at Surf-Style Flowrider Indoor Surfing Wave Machine, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your time on the Flowrider! Hope to see you again on your next trip to Clearwater! More 

Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I have always wanted to try this and figured this would be the perfect experience. You have to sign a safety waiver that you won't sue them if you get hurt. Unfortunately I ripped my finger nail off after slamming into the wall bleeding all over the place. The "kids" running the wave machine handled the entire experience completely unprofessional.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I had an awesome time doing this and you definitely need to book more than 30 minutes. The staff were great and really made it an enjoyable experience. I will definitely be back in the future.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jennifer M, Guest Relations Manager at Surf-Style Flowrider Indoor Surfing Wave Machine, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your time at the Flowrider! Hope to see you again on your next visit to Clearwater! More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Our kids (12, 10, & 7) had such a great time we will be going again today --- this time for an hour. Staff was terrific.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Jennifer M, Guest Relations Manager at Surf-Style Flowrider Indoor Surfing Wave Machine, responded to this review

We are glad your kids had such a great time on the Flowrider! Thank you for the feedback. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My kids (13&10) absolutely loved the surf rider!! They would have gone every day. My ten year old even said she would love to have one near home so she could have her birthday party there.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Jennifer M, Guest Relations Manager at Surf-Style Flowrider Indoor Surfing Wave Machine, responded to this review

We are so glad your kids enjoyed the Flowrider! Thank you for the feedback. Hope to see you again on your next trip to Clearwater. More 

Midway, Pennsylvania, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My son loves this flowrider. We found it last year and he had to go back this year. They trie to teach you how to surf but they also have body boards to use if you just can't get the hang of it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jennifer M, Guest Relations Manager at Surf-Style Flowrider Indoor Surfing Wave Machine, responded to this review

We are so glad you returned to the store and your son enjoyed the Flowrider! Thank you for the feedback. Hope to see you again if you return to Clearwater! More 

Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Husband and son did this for an hour. Plenty of time! We have a boat that we surf behind so they thought this would be easier then it was! It was great to get a break from the sun! The guides were not very enthusiastic and seemed bored with their job.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Jennifer M, Guest Relations Manager at Surf-Style Flowrider Indoor Surfing Wave Machine, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your time in the tank! Please accept our sincerest apology for the instructors attitude, we will be sure to speak with them. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Clearwater! More 

Travelers who viewed Surf-Style Flowrider Indoor Surfing Wave Machine also viewed

 

Been to Surf-Style Flowrider Indoor Surfing Wave Machine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Surf-Style Flowrider Indoor Surfing Wave Machine and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Charleston, South Carolina

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Surf-Style Flowrider Indoor Surfing Wave Machine staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?