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The latest product in the FlowRider lineup continues FlowRider’s legacy of engineering prowess, stationary wave expertise, and takes the stationary wave into deep-water. FlowSurf is inspired by river waves. However, instead of riding the wave on a board, guests ride it on a surfboard.

The FlowSurf Experience

FlowSurf is the result of more than 30 years of experience in stationary wave surfing. However, it's a little different from other products in the FlowRider range. FlowSurf uses a deep flow of water to allow guests to surf a never-ending wave.

"We all surf at FlowRider. We live, eat and sleep there. FlowSurf doesn't simulate real surfing, because it's not in the ocean. It takes out the hardest parts of surfing," Marshall Myrman, president at FlowRider, says. "FlowSurf was inspired by river waves and provides a unique and enjoyable experience on a board where you can cut and carve a continuous, deep flow wave. This wave is great for all levels of surfers.

FlowSurf can be used by all levels of skill. A bar can be used by beginners to increase their confidence and for skilled surfers to have the unrivalled experience of riding a wave that never stops pumping.

Engineers are inspired by nature

Nature is often a source of engineering inspiration, and the Waimea River Wave was the inspiration for FlowSurf. Surfers create this wave when the Waimea River flows into the ocean. It is smooth and easy to carve.

"We realized that we had to recreate the smooth flow of river waves to get the best ride experience. This is difficult in a stationary wave system because pumps can cause turbulence. Eliza Dawson is FlowRider's design and development engineer. "We took inspiration from nature to solve this problem. The roots of mangrove trees have a smoothing influence on water, which led to the water smoothing-technology that was used in this ride.

Surfing's Growth

Surfing is one the fastest-growing sports. Global surfing markets are expected to grow at 12% per year and reach $3.1B in 2026. FlowSurf is a way to make surfing more accessible for people living in the tropics or near the ocean. Surfside bars are hard at work all day to deliver a high ROI. They are one of the most popular new trends in entertainment that is location-based. FlowSurf is sure to be the focal point of these venues and will captivate a crowd.

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