Does the idea of tackling a current make you crave the waves? Perfect for those with a sense of humour and determination, whether you're a seasoned surfer or complete beginner, this experience is sure to be memorable one.
Surfing is a fantastic challenge and great fun for everyone and not to mention it makes you look pretty cool. But sometimes, the not-so-tropical temperatures, sand, sea gulls, sharks and stones can understandably result in second thoughts when it comes to braving the surf. Indoor surfing will take the waves out of Mother Nature’s hands, enabling you to enjoy the ultimate surf free of any distractions. By concentrating solely on the rush of the current, rhythm of the waves and your own style of surf, you will have a chance to put your endurance skills to the test!
Your surf session will take place on an innovative piece of technology named The Flowrider®, which simulates a real wave, in a safe indoor environment, guaranteeing sand free socks and no sharks in sight. Combining features from surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding and wakeboarding, this experience is a truly unique way to gain the ultimate adrenaline rush. High-powered submersible pumps fire a constant 100,000 litre film of splash to create the 10 meter wide continuous sheet wave. The water is also only a few inches deep and simply travels over the taught rubber surface that acts as a cushion for any falls.
On arrival, you will be welcomed at reception, before being checked-in and changing into your wetsuit, but remember to bring your own swim wear for underneath. You’ll then receive a safety briefing and short practice session, delivered by your expert instructor. You and your group will then have the opportunity to test out your surfing skills, with one hour riding the waves. As a reminder of your experience, you will be able to take home a USB memory stick documenting your surfing experience.
Whether this experience sounds ideal for you or a fellow water baby, you will be sure to leave with a smile.
This experience is available Wednesday to Sunday, throughout the year, subject to availability and change.
Allow 2½ hours at the venue. Sessions are 1 hour long with customers taking it in turns to ride.
This voucher is for one person, you will be in a group with up to 12 other people.
You are able to bring along spectators to watch.
The minimum age is 5 years old, under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.
You must be reasonably fit to participate in this experience. It is not suitable for those with glasses, back, neck and shoulder problems, osteoporosis, heart problems or if you are pregnant. The minimum height is 132cm (4ft 3").
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
Twinwoods Adventure, Milton Ernest, Bedfordshire
Anne from Marketing, July 2019
I booked my experience online using the Twinwoods adventure booking system, all I needed was the Activity Superstore voucher number. The staff were very lovely and briefed us on safety procedures and how to take on the wave. We rehearsed all the tricks and turns beforehand which made it easier once we were on the FlowRider.
Once the wave got going, we got started with bodyboarding and slowly progressed to standing. Everyone was challenged to the best of their abilities, 5 out of 7 people in the group had never participated in any board-based watersport before but equally enjoyed it. There was plenty of options and tricks for everyone to try out from flips, jumps, turns, knee stunts and just relaxing and enjoying the wave. The wave felt real and did get the adrenaline going, great way to surf without the cold weather.
I definitely recommend this for anyone who wants to do something different or as a family activity as most ages can ride.
Try it all, challenge yourself. The falls don’t hurt, in fact, that’s where all the fun is! All the surfaces are padded.