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Surf-Style Flowrider Indoor Surfing Wave Machine

311 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33767
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Ranked #29 of 73 Activities in Clearwater
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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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.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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

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Miami, Florida
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15 helpful votes 15 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.

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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.

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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
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3 helpful votes 3 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.

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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
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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.

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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

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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.

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My daughter had surfed as a teenager but at age 26 I was initially concerned but the staff are great, courteous and helpful, am early is the best time for beginners and at a little over $25 it was just the right amount of time in the water.. Be prepared if you have a daughter make sure she wears shorts... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My niece's boyfriends did this and it was awesome to watch! They had a lot of fun! If only I were 20 years younger, I'd be tempted to give it a shot. I still am, but I didn't go through with it. Even if you don't surf, you can stand around and watch everyone else try!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Great, friendly staff. We, especially my son, enjoy visiting Flo rider every year when we visit Clearwater Beach.

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Clearwater
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Kids lived the surfing! Great items at fair prices. A lot to do and a lot to see. Will come back again.

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