THE WORLD'S MOST EXCITING BOARDSPORT!
Carve a name for yourself today! Born from the roots of surfing, skateboarding and body-boarding, FlowRider is the ultimate fusion in board sports.
Bookings essential - We can sell out so book your session online before you arrive or as soon as you enter the park.
*BYO towel, swimwear and wetsuit. FlowRider is heated in winter. Guests with medical conditions or disabilities are encouraged to review our Disability Guidelines.
FlowRider generates a thin sheet of rushing water that flows over a stationary form allowing riders to drop in on their own unbroken wave, slide down, carve a turn, cut back and ride up the padded surface.
But you don't have to be a pro to be in the know, regardless of age and skill, everybody can now experience the rush of riding a wave.
Step 1: Belly on board
Place the base of the board just below your waist.
Step 2: Gentle entry
Place the board onto the flow and ease yourself into the water.
Step 3: Pull up, go up
To go up pull on the board.
Step 4: Push down, go down
To go down on the ride, push down on the front of the board.
Step 5: Use your feet as brakes
Pull your feet up to stop.
Step 6: Learn to turn
Point your board in the direction you want to go and then lean in that direction.
Step 1: Feet positioning
Postion feet shoulder width apart with back foot at the back of the board.
Step 2: Entering the water
With back to the water, push away from the edge of the mat using hands whilst using a 'shuffling' motion with feet.
Step 3: Going up and down
Put all your weight on your back foot to go up, and weight on your front foot to go down - be careful not to put too much weight on your front foot or you will wipe out!
Step 4: Learn to turn
Put weight on heals to move backwards, and weight on your toes to move forward.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Girls - We recommend a one-piece swim suit. If you choose to wear a 2 piece be sure to wear a t-shirt or rashie and we recommend board shorts. It is very easy to lose loose fitting swimmers with the rush of the water!
Guys - We recommend tighter board shorts or ones with drawstrings- if the shorts are too loose you may lose them!
*Denim shorts or use of underwear as swimmers not permitted. Items of clothing with rivets or sharp objects also not permitted.
Don't forget your towel!
Q: Who Can Ride?
A: FlowRider is able to be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Riders must be in good physical condition and free from any physical limitations to participate. It is a bit of a strenuous ride. Pregnant women and persons with a history of heart, back, neck, shoulder or joint problems should not ride.
If you have any special concerns regarding your physical condition, please consult a staff member.
Q: How Does it Work?
A: The attraction operates by high volume pumps generating a continuous sheet of flowing water (approximately two-and one-half inches thick be up to thirty-four feet wide) over a specially designed soft riding surface. This stationary “sheet wave” can be ridden just like a similarly shaped wave that moves in the ocean. Gravity allows the rider to ‘drop in’ from the crest of the wave and slide down to the wave trough. The rider can ride up the wave surface by setting an edge and letting the water pressure push him/her back up the inclined wave surface. Skill is required to control one’s position on the wave, and a movement too far in any one direction will result in a ‘wipe-out’, i.e., out of the power-flow and into the ride exit areas. However, in just a few rides, the novice can quickly learn how to turn, drop and climb on the wave face, and perform maneuvers, e.g., carving turns.
Price: $10 per person or 4 fortnightly payments of $2.50 with
Dreamworld Entry Ticket or Pass is required.
Sessions: Available daily every 30 mins from 11am (final session begins at 3:30pm)
Max 8 people per session
Rider Restrictions: Minimum height requirements is 107CM for body boarding sessions and 122CM for stand-up sessions. Children under 10 years of age must have parental / guardian consent to ride and parental / guardian must be present during the session.
FlowRider (Including NightRider) Terms and Conditions: FlowRider and NightRiders need to register at the Administration Buildings Booking Centre 20 minutes prior to their booking time. Dressing room facilities are available at FlowRider. Guests are advised to wear board shorts and wet-shirts whilst riding. Flowboards are provided by Dreamworld. Personal boards are not permitted. Wetsuits are not provided by Dreamworld. NightRider Sessions after 6pm are available by phone if the previous sessions are sold out - 07 5588 1111. Subject to availability. Passes do not include access to other Dreamworld rides, attractions or events. Booking is only valid for the nominated session and cannot be changed to an alternate session. Cancellation fee is 100%. Guests must be over 107CM for body boarding sessions and 122CM for stand-up sessions to ride. Each rider may only book one place per session. Children under 10 years of age must have parental / guardian consent to ride and parental / guardian must be present during the session. Children between 10 - 18 years of age must have parental / guardian consent to ride stand up and parental / guardian must be present during the stand-up session. Participants must follow directions of operators, signage and announcements. Purchase of a Flowpass is conditional on the acceptance of the inherent risks detailed on the Warning and Safety Notice. Participants subject to the conditions of entry published at www.dreamworld.com.au/general/terms-and-conditions.