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Address: 39 Camp Street, Queenstown 9437, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-442 5262
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Experience the thrill of body boarding down the Kawarau River with the...

Experience the thrill of body boarding down the Kawarau River with the original riversurfing company! Forget about any white water activity you`ve ever seen. This is Serious Fun Riversurfing. The most exciting, exhilarating and interactive water activity on the planet. Each trip begins in a calm section of the river; the guides give you a full safety briefing and teach you the basics in riversurfing before you set off on your white water adventure. We have the world’s most experienced and qualified guides and 100% safety record since 1989. Where did it all begin? Jon Imhof, a surfer from Hawaii, came to Queenstown to go snowboarding and he liked Queenstown so much that he decided to stay for summer. Missing the waves of the ocean, he looked for an alternative and came up with the crazy idea to follow the rafters down the Shotover River and surf waves on his body board. Although the rapids were great, he found it was too shallow and decided to go down the Kawarau River instead, and the sport of riversurfing was born.In 1989, with riversurfing in high demand, Jon established Serious Fun Riversurfing, the original riversurfing company. A few years later, after looking for other suitable locations around the world, Jon started a sister company on the Zambezi in 1995 and some of the African guides took the sport up to the White Nile in Uganda, and to this day, these are the only three places in the world you can go riversurfing!

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One of the best experiences ever

An intense adventure riding those waves. I'll never miss it having done that water experience with this very Professionals guys. Tip: You must be fit starting this adventure. Not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An intense adventure riding those waves. I'll never miss it having done that water experience with this very Professionals guys. Tip: You must be fit starting this adventure. Not like me coming tired from a 8 hours mountain hike. ;) Thank's Dallas and Rose and... I forgot the name. Thank's a lot to all. Stefan

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This definitely took me out of my comfort zone. It was physically demanding staying in the flow of the river. However the guides are more than excellent at looking after the clients, both with their continual instructions and hand signals, and with towing anyone who is struggling a bit. I enjoyed the rapids the most because the speed means you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guides were very professional and friendly at the same time, made the experience very enjoyable! Although the weather wasn't perfect, the scenery was stunning in the slow parts and the rapids were very fun to navigate. Photos could be cheaper, to be honest.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't really know what to expect from this as I haven't met anybody that had done it before and I hadn't heard of the sport before coming to Queenstown. I wish I had have done this earlier! The first time I got in, the rapids took me a bit by surprise and there were a few hairy moments at... More 

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EpicQueenstown, Manager at Serious Fun Riversurfing, responded to this review

Thanks Chris, we are glad that you enjoyed the trip and appreciate the feedback. More 

Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

My husband really wanted to do this, and I hadn't researched it at all prior to signing us up, thinking it can't be too hard, I boogie back home in Florida at the beach all the time. This riversurfing shouldn't be too hard! They asked me if I was a strong swimmer when I made the reservation, and I said... More 

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EpicQueenstown, Manager at Serious Fun Riversurfing, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post a review tammlynn. We are stoked that you enjoyed the trip. More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Wicked fun day river surfing on body boards.. Not ideal weather but the fun made up for it. Friendly and funny tour guides made it worth it too.

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Thank you for the feedback lioneld987 More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We had great day. Very good and funny guide (BK). They know what they're doing. Would recommend this trip to everybody.

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EpicQueenstown, Manager at Serious Fun Riversurfing, responded to this review

Thank you for the recommendation Samuel. We are glad that you enjoyed the trip. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Me and my friend took a shot at this activity when we were visiting queenstown. I was loathed to get in a raft and do it let alone be in Rapids on a body board. Guides show you the ropes in the water and get you used to being in Rapids before you set off for the first run. Everyone... More 

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Thank you for posting a review Ross More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

After spending a few days in the Remarkables it was just good to have some fun on the river. Good times, you get to do it twice. The guides are very professional. Thanks for an awesome day guys, see you next time 👍🏻

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Thank you for the review Xtremepete More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

Heaps of fun surfing some pretty hectic water and rapids. The guides were awesome and felt really safe with them tailing us in the water. Pretty cold but wet suits did the job! The second run was more full on! Gutted we didn't buy photos!

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Thank you for the feedback Chlosungys More 

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