FlowRider

  • This surf-simulation machine - the only of its kind in the area - crosses snowboarding, skateboarding and wakeboarding into an exciting ride with plenty of challenges and a whole lot of fun! Guests must be 42-inches tall to ride the boogie boards and 52-inches tall to ride the stand-up boards.

    Open surf
    Our FlowRider technology creates an everlasting wave for guests to "hang ten" and surf the night away (in a shark free environment). Rain or shine, FlowRider continues to produce the ultimate wave. You can perfect your style with practice, ride the tide on your belly, or pull up a chair for prime wipeout views. Open surf sessions run for 1 hour and 45 minutes and are booked on a first-come, first-surf basis. Limit 20 guests per session.

    Flow lessons
    Learn to ride the wave like the pros. This exciting class gives youth the opportunity to spend daily time learning basic FlowRider skills from instructors in a closed-session and low student-to-teacher ratios. Safety, boogie board riding, flowboard basics, moves like spins, dips, standup jumps, drop-in entries and other tricks may be covered as the student progresses.

    • Beginner: Students must be at least 42-inches tall, body boarding and knee boarding will be covered, 8 students per instructor.
    • Intermediate/Advanced: Students must be at least 52-inches tall, advanced body boarding and stand-up surfing will be covered, 8-10 students per instructor.
    • Adult: This class is for adult students. Students must be at least 52-inches tall, advanced body boarding and stand-up surfing will be covered, 8-10 students per instructor.

    Classes that do not meet the minimum enrollment requirements may be combined, rescheduled or canceled. Guests can expect communication at least 48 hours prior to the first class if adjustments are necessary.

    FlowRider parties
    Looking for the perfect place to celebrate birthdays, graduations and all your special occasions? Book your next party at our FlowRider, Snohomish’s indoor surfing experience and make your celebration one to remember. Visit our Welcome Desk, email us at parties@snohomishaquatic.com or call us at 360-568-8030 for more information.

    Private rental
    Looking for some quality all-you-can-ride FlowRider time? This is the opportunity for you. Visit our Welcome Desk or call us at 360-568-8030 for more information.

    How it works
    The FlowRider generates a thin sheet of water which flows over a hill-like shape in the form of a flawless ocean wave. The resulting wavelike shape and fast running water gives athletes of all ages the thrill of surfing. The FlowRider is a unique innovation in water rides that is fun for everyone from kids to adults, but especially for that 13-29 age group; those who are so historically hard to impress, but who become addicted to the thrill and challenge of riding the FlowRider.

    The FlowRider appeals to a variety of board-sports athletes – surfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, skim-boarding, skateboarding – and the learning curve takes time, but is steep as riders progress from riding in a prone position on bodyboards, to standing up on flowboards, to doing flip tricks. The first ride on a FlowRider can turn into a life-time addiction, as first-time riders become repeat riders, and repeat riders become lifetime loyalists.

    What is flowboarding?
    Flowboarding is a hybrid board sport, which has been evolving since the 1980s. The sport combines the progression, maneuvers, and skills from the core action sports of skateboarding, surfing and snowboarding and to a lesser extent, wakeboarding and skim-boarding. These board sports have a strong influence on flowboarding’s direction, style, and energy. Amateur to top professional action sports athletes find flowboarding to be one more pumping board sport to fix their adrenaline needs, as well as an epic cross-over sport.

    Imagine not having to wait for swells or perfect surf conditions – not having to wait in a lift line or for a winter storm to cover your mountain. And, one of the best benefits - there’s no more cement to cause the dreaded “road-rash.” FlowRider provides an endless ride with the ability for athletes to perform a variety of skate tricks and carves. 

    The disciplines of flowboarding include stand-up riding and bodyboarding. While the core followers may be 13-29 years old, there are rippers of all ages world-wide. It is truly a versatile sport for all ages that can meet the diverse needs of each of its participants. While some of the more advanced riders are driven by adrenaline and trick progression, others find enjoyment in a ride grounded in exercise. From a kickflip to a rodeo flip, flowboarding is quickly progressing and gaining traction around the globe.

    Waiver
    All guests participating in any FlowRider activity or program must have a signed waiver on file. Before riding the FlowRider all guests are required to complete the waiver. There are no exceptions to this rule. Minors (anyone under the age of 18) are required to have a parent/legal guardian sign the waiver (family friends, grandparents, relatives or anyone other than their parent/legal guardian cannot sign waivers).