If you love the beach and have always dreamt of catching a wave, consider showing off your moves at Surfing on Central. Located in downtown Phoenix at CityScape, experience flowboarding on the FlowRider® Mobile, a wave simulator that creates never-ending waves with over 38,000 gallons of perfect surf, ideal for beginners and experts.
For this surfer’s paradise, Patriots Square park has been transformed into a 400-square-foot ripping ride space allowing surfers to learn, do tricks and have fun. Flowboarding is a hybrid boardsport that has the look of surfing, the ride of snowboarding, the tricks of skateboarding and the boards derived from wakeboarding. It looks like a blast!
In addition to the FlowRider, Surfing on Central is home to live music, movies, a tiki bar and more. Throughout the summer, there are “Beach Blanket Movie Nights” where guests enjoy surf movies under the stars and on Saturday nights, Listen to “Airwaves” from 7pm until 10pm featuring a local DJ spinning the hottest summer hits and watch pro-flowboarders showing off their skills. Ladies Night is every Thursday from 6pm until 10pm where ladies buy one ticket, get one free.
For a unique summer staycation, Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Phoenix is offering a “Toes on the Nose Surfs Up!” package from $119/night that includes deluxe accommodations, two tickets to FlowRider and a 20 percent discount at LUSTRE Rooftop Garden for guests with a FlowRider ticket. Reservations can be booked at www.hotelpalomar-phoenix.com or 602-253-6633 (rate code: FLOW).
Surfing on Central is open seven days a week from 10am until 10pm through September 1. The event is free and open to the public, with the exception of FlowRider which is available for $25 per person for 30 minutes with a maximum of eight guests per half hour. Riders can also test their skills on “The Mechanical Wave,” which is $5 for five attempts. Surfers must be at least 42” tall. Party packages and memberships are available with discounts for multiple sessions purchased, like the Blue Membership where riders receive two free sessions with the purchase of five sessions for $125.
Reservations are required to purchase tickets for the FlowRider. For more information about Surfing on Central and to book a reservation, visit www.cityscapephoenix.com/flowrider. Underground parking is available and validated by many retailers.
Cool off this summer at Surfing on Central and remember a bad day surfing is better than a good day working.