Flowboarding, a very popular sport that appeals to 70 million enthusiasts worldwide, is a combination of three fastest growing sports in the world – surfing, skateboarding, and snowboarding. Flowboarding uses the boards similar to wakeboarding looks like your are surfing if standing or body / boogie boarding when lying down.
The FlowRider attraction is essentially a ride that generates a thin sheet of water that flows in the form of an endless, perfect ocean swell and is made of a composite membrane that absorbs falls at all times. The resulting wave-like shape permits riders of all ages to experience the thrill of riding waves regardless of location. It is very safe since you won’t drown in inches of water and you fall into a soft membrane like a cushion.
I have tried a flowrider at Wild Wadi Water Park in Dubai, UAE and really enjoyed it and keep coming back to the attraction given a chance.
It is a skill based ride meaning the better you are on it, the more you enjoy the ride compared to just thrill rides that you just enjoy the ride. This sets the FlowRider apart from other attractions. The more you ride, the better you become, making you push harder and develop your skill. There is a sense of accomplishment that comes with all your efforts. The sport of flowboarding delivers both challenge and reward, which translates to a solid base of repeat riders.
Here is a video of the feature by Solar Sports (courtesy of their youtube channel):
Flow House is an entertainment venue pioneering the fusion between flowboarding, food and beverage, retail, and events. It brings sport and entertainment together with great food, beverage, and retail in an inviting atmosphere, giving guests a healthy, safe and enjoyable taste of the board sport lifestyle.
Some of the FlowRider destinations are Bangkok, Phuket, Singapore, San Diego, Mallorca, and Durban. The latest addition to this list will be Flow House Manila, which will be fully operational by April 1, 2015, complete with the FlowRider, food and beverage, retail, and events. It will be the first of several Flow House destinations that will be built around the Philippines in the next few years.
Flow House Manila is located at the Seasons Mall in Molino Boulevard. It is about a 30-minute drive from Makati and about a 15-minute drive from Alabang.
Flowriding fee is Php 650 for an hour. They open from 10am to 10 pm.
For more information on Flow House Manila, check out their website www.flowhousemanila.ph, their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages, or send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.