Flowrider is water park ride system with submersible propeller pumps that inject a three-inch sheet of water over a smooth, composite membrane riding surface. As a result, it produces a stationary wave – or sheet wave – that allows riders to surf its continuously flowing face. Contrary to popular opinion, the Flowrider is not a wave machine even though it also creates a man-made, artificial wave. The majority of wave pool surf lagoons use plungers, paddles, or pressure systems to create a moving mass of water that peels across the pool.
In contrast, Flowrider constantly pumps thousands of gallons of water out. This creates a thin wave that allows the rider to surf it – in theory, endlessly.
We have seven different models of Flowrider for sale ranging in size: 5.48 meters wide (18 feet), 13.11-meter long (43 feet), 12.8 meters wide (42 feet) up to 16.25 meters long (53 feet). Flowrider has a THRC (theoretical hourly ride capacity) between 120 and 720 riders per hour and display a tank capacity from 60,500 liters (16,000 gallons) to 212,500 liters (56,000 gallons).
Many flow riders have a small capacity. This means just one guest gets to ride at a time and a long line usually accumulates, especially on sea days on cruise lines. Our flowriders have very short lines due to their higher capacity. In fact, most times there is no line at all.Not only does this mean less of a wait, it means you can get back on the Flowrider quicker and get better at it. Just like your parents always told you, practice makes perfect, and the more times you can hop on your surf board, the quicker you can master surfing.