If you want to catch a flawless wave all the time, regardless of the weather, try flowboarding. It’s a sport that involves riding a stand-up or bodyboard on the flowrider – an artificial wave-producing machine that shoots out water at speeds of 20 to 30 mph over padded surfaces that mimic the shapes of waves. As such, it produces a stationary wave known as a sheet wave. For surfing, you actually have to lean forward to maintain your balance. For flowboarding, you have to keep your weight on the rear foot. What’s more, flowboarding boards are different – they’re completely smooth underneath and lack the fins wakeboards and surfboards have. Flowboarding boards are smaller, too (about the size of a small wakeboard), since moving water has greater surface tension and can support a smaller board. The flowboarding sport has grown and you can compete as an amature or pro in the Flowboarding competitions. As a beginner in this sport you will want to start with a flow bodyboard. The best body board which has the best durability and overall riding experience is the WCB board. You will see many other brands out there (we have tried them all) and find the WCB to be the best overall board. For other great watersports on the water, head back to our Water Sports Gear and find other options.
Here are the best Flowrider Indoor Surfing boards:
For over 20 years, World Class Bodyboards has been an innovator in the flow and bodyboarding industry. Their main goal is to continue to innovate in the industry and to make quality boards for riders of all ages, sizes, and experience levels. They have introduced designs of the highest tier, specializing in customs, production, and private label brands. WCB has pioneered many design concepts that have paved the way for today’s high performance riders. They are very passionate about their boards and truly hope you have as much fun riding their boards as they did creating them. Of course, the less expensive the board, the more for the beginner it is. Go here for WCB Bodyboards, and for the more experienced bodyboarder visit this link. My son uses the Rodeo LTD and loves it.
One stand-up flowboard to consider is the Ash Flowboard. Ash Flowboards are built to order. You will need to allow additional time for production. My son's took about 2 weeks to get after ordering, which seemed like an extreme amount of time for him. Because they are built to order, you can choose the color and design. It really is best to order your board from the manufacturer. For Ash Flowboards visit here.
They build and sell Flowboards for the flowrider. They believe they have built the #1 flowboard in the world. Again, you can customize your board and they are built to order. Because they are built to order, you can choose the color and design. For Mak Flowboards visit here.
Wham-O Mach 7 Body Board
The Mach 7 is the most iconic and recognizable board in the world. With its classic shape, PE Core, and Crescent Tail the Mach 7 delivers strength and versatility for a variety of riding styles and waves.
Items You Will Need For Your Board
Sticky Bumps Tropical Surf Wax
Bodyboard Wax is a slightly different formula that works better on softer surfaces like bodyboards and flowboards. Tropical Surf Wax is an all natural surf wax specially formulated for warm to tropical termperatures. All bars of wax are scented to remind you of the favorite flowrider that you want to travel to.
Curve Bodyboard Bag
This is a great quality, well constructed and superbly considered design that will fit one or two bodyboards. Backpack style shoulder straps plus detachable padded shoulder strap and side carry handle
Sticky Bumps Wax Box & Comb Kit
Keep your wax clean and neat with the Sticky Bumps Wax Box/Comb combo. The box holds 1 bar of wax and 1 wax comb. Keep your wax from getting on your car or full of sand.
Mr. Zoggs Sex Wax
This is the brand my son uses. He likes it over Sticky Bumps. Both are very popular. Sex Wax was originally formulated in 1972. This wax formula provides effective levels of traction.
Kanu Surf Men's Rash Guard Shirt
The Kanu Surf rashguard shirt is quick dry and feature a UPF 50+ rating to block out the sun's harmful rays, Kanu Swim Tees are designed for surfers of all levels as well as the recreational athlete
GoPro Hero 5 Black
With its stunning 4K video, one-button simplicity and voice control, HERO5 Session may be the ultimate combination of performance and small size. Liquid-smooth image stabilization, waterproof design and go-anywhere durability help capture life as you live it. And when it’s time to edit and share, HERO5 Session can automatically upload footage to your GoPro Plus cloud account, providing easy access on your phone. Then you can use Quik, the GoPro editing app, to automatically create videos that wow.
SEAWAG Universal Waterproof Case for Smartphone
The Seawag waterproof case for smartphone will be your ideal partner during your aquatic activities to protect your smartphone. All our products are completely waterproof and tested to a depth of 25 meters (80 feet), even resistant to sand, dust and snow. Its design allows easy access to all functions of your smartphone without having to remove it from the case. Featuring a transparent screen at the back of the cover, you will have the opportunity, even in the water, to take pictures and record videos. Universal, suitable for all sizes of phones.