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Surf-Style Flowrider Indoor Surfing Wave Machine

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Address: 311 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2445
Phone Number: +1 888-787-3789
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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.

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My son loved this. He is not the most adventurous, but it is a great place to learn body boarding or surfing in a controlled environment! We go back each year!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have used the flow rider before it will be good for you however I definitely do not recommend this place for beginners I had a half an hour session and all together I probably got a minutes worth on it the member of staff who was running the session was not helpful and he was on it more... More 

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2 Thank billybob4567
Jennifer M, Guest Relations Manager at Surf-Style Flowrider Indoor Surfing Wave Machine, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We apologize for your poor experience. Please email tara@surf-style.com with details about this situation. We are going to look into this as everyone in the 30 minute session should be riding for the same amount of time. More 

East Sussex, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here yesterday and quite frankly it was awful. The shop is nice and carries a good selection - the problem lies in the flo-rider. If you aren't an experienced surfer or a local don't even bother with this... They change you a huge amount of money for a half an hour session - but neglect to inform you... More 

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2 Thank Eats22
Jennifer M, Guest Relations Manager at Surf-Style Flowrider Indoor Surfing Wave Machine, responded to this review

Sorry to hear about your experience. We want our new riders to have a positive experience and everyone should be given the same amount of time to ride. Please email tara@surf-style.com and we will see what we can do to ensure you have a better experience next time. More 

Davie
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son loved this. He is not the most adventurous, but it is a great place to learn body boarding or surfing in a controlled environment! We go back each year!

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Thank Miriam B
Jennifer M, Guest Relations Manager at Surf-Style Flowrider Indoor Surfing Wave Machine, responded to this review

Thanks for continuing to visit us on your vacation! We are glad to hear about your positive experience! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great surf shop with everything you need had a few trips here as my son loves the selection and the skateboard shop. Tried the flo rider which could be fantastic if it was managed correctly. For a half hour session he only had the joy of a minutes ride and the rest of the time queuing. Maybe it would... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never will be visit this store again in the food department. Bad attitude lack of communication to the COUSTUMERS.

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1 Thank Samantha R
Jennifer M, Guest Relations Manager at Surf-Style Flowrider Indoor Surfing Wave Machine, responded to this review

Hi! We are so sorry to hear about your experience. We would like to learn more about what happened. Please email tara@surf-style.com. More 

Kernersville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place looked like a lot of fun for someone in good shape that liked to surf.. watched several people do their thing.. enjoyed watching.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Great experience definitely recommend but one thing the day after you will be sooooo sour and it will hurt and I only did it for 30 mins

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Newburgh, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

My 14 year old son loves the water and wanted a chance to surf. What better way to have chance to do it here in Clearwater where the waves are minimal!! Great fun!!!

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Took our 10year old grandkid there. Staff was super curtious and helpfull. One hour wasn't enough for him but fine by us. He want to go back. Store is very well supplied. Thumbs up.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Totally awesome. Going to do over again. So much fun and great staff that helps out to help teach you and make sure you are having a good time. I did great as adult on my knees. Easy to do. They taught my son to stand and he did great

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Thank kblewitt
Jennifer M, Guest Relations Manager at Surf-Style Flowrider Indoor Surfing Wave Machine, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback! Glad to hear you will be joining us again! More 

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