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Surf-Style Flowrider Indoor Surfing Wave Machine

311 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33767
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Ranked #23 of 64 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Booked three kids ages 12, 10 and 7 for their first time. Online offered extra session for $10 but wanted to make sure they could even do it. Within 3 minutes of them starting I knew they would want to continue. I was told it would be an additional $60 and that the online offers weren't available in store. I... More

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Loved the fact that this was an activity that my 7 year old could do and he enjoyed. Very friendly staff!

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Rio de Janeiro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Had a great time trying the flowride. Although I surf since I'm 10 years old, this experience was a lot more difficult then I expected. It's a fun harmless ride, wich can be awesome for people of every age. There were only me and two more guys, so it was great 'cause I didn't have to wait too long between... More

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Hastings, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

flow rider was very entertaining. Lot of fun to watch. The store is a one stop shop for all of your souvenir/beach/surfing/boarding/blading needs. Lots of reasonably priced merchandise. I wish I could purchase their store jingle, I would like to use it for my cell phone ringtone! Its catchy and annoying at the same time.

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Lakenheath, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I saw a flyer in the hotel we were staying and wanted to try it out. Not sure what day we would be able to go we didn't book it online. I watched a couple times the livestream and was very excited to go! We decided to go after dinner and since it's an hour drive we got there at... More

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

Hi Jennifer, I am really sorry about the experience you had with our FlowRider. Our website does show our correct hours of operations but our voicemail was not updated. We accept full responsibility for this and sincerely apologize for this incident. We are fixing our voicemail to clear up any future confusion. I would like to invite you back for... More

chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

Something to do on a cold rainy day fun thing to watch great location and great shopping as well! Plus writing all this gets you $2 off!

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MICHIGAN
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

WARNING: Stayed for a couple of nights next door at the Hyatt and wandered over here for my teenagers to see about using our Groupon and do some surfing. 3 separate times we stood at the "booking / reservation" desk and watched the store personnel take a reservation. There is a RESERVATION SCREEN monitor on the desk that FACES the... More

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

Hello Haydevin, Thank you for bringing this process to our attention. I assure you it was not our intent to display customer’s credit card and other sensitive information to the general public. I completely agree with you that displaying personal information is unacceptable and bad business. We have recently updated our software at the FlowRider desk. It was our intent... More

St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Just took the kids to go indoor surfing at Surf Style and that was crazy fun. We used a groupon deal and had a blast for a great price. I am 30 years a real surfer, and while this was NOTHING like real surfing, it was still a blast. It was also very safe as I took what I thought... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

It was supposed to be a great birthday present, but unfortunately I didn't read the posts. I agree 100% if you use a groupon you might as well stay home. As a parent of a very excited 10 year old I can not say how disappointed& appalled by the treatment of her. She had 2 hours of surf fun, but... More

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

Hello, I truly apologize for your experience when using the FlowRider with a groupon. I would like to speak with you about what happened in the hopes that I can improve the customer experience. Please contact me at erin@surf-style.com at your earliest convenience and I will take care of you. Thank you for your feedback and apologies again. More

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