Flow House Bangkok is an artificial wave machine and beach club in the heart of Bangkok that provides a great way for the whole family to have fun, keep fit and cool off – all while learning a new sport. Flowriding is basically an amalgamation of surfing and wakeboarding on an inflatable ramp which has a thin sheet of water pumped up and over it to simulate a perpetual breaking wave.
Experienced boarders of any variety will soon pick it up and enjoy practicing flicks and grabs, while children can jump straight into it – literally – with a body board. Staff are on hand to guide you with a rope at first, and continually offer you advice, correct your posture, and generally give encouragement.
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For 550THB (650THB after 18:00 or on weekends) you get an hour of constant surfing in groups of up to seven, which will usually include riders of mixed ability. But it’s a real easygoing affair and there’s a camaraderie built within the group with everyone clapping and cheering for each other as they manage to stay upright for the first time. Visitors at Flow House Bangkok typically range from eight to 48-years-old – although the young-at-heart would also surely jump at the chance – and there’s a fairly even split between genders.
Falling is a shock the first time but feels no more painful than losing your balance on a bouncy castle. It’s actually quite funny as the water propels fallen riders up the ramp, with or without the one-metre long board. Flowriding is an activity that elicits a lot of laughter, some great photos, and it’s seriously addictive; proven by the communal moan when they turn off the jets promptly on the hour.
Good To Know
Flow House Bangkok
Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm (last Flowride commences at 9pm)
Address: Flow House, A-Square, Sukhumvit Soi 26, Klong-Toey, Bangkok 10110, Thailand.
Tel: (+66)2 108-5210
Price Range: 550THB (650THB after 18:00 or on weekends)