Can’t decide between a city escape at the best hotel in Sukhumvit or catching a few waves? Travellers can now get the best of an urban vacation as well as a beach getaway thanks to Bangkok’s wave sensation, the Flow House. Situated in the heart of Bangkok, the Flow House is a great destination for the whole family and is within easy reach of some of the biggest hotel names in the world, including the Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok which is just 15 minutes away.
The Flow House features an artificial wave machine called the Flow Rider where water is pumped over an inflatable ramp, simulating a perpetual perfect breaking wave. Flow boarders attempt to “ride the wave” and perform tricks where your only limit is your imagination and determination. Flow boarding evolved from the 1980’s and is a culmination of a number of board sports from surfing to skateboarding and body boarding, and is inclusive to all ages and does not require any experience, although those familiar with board sports will find this one easy to pick up. Even if you can’t pick it up right away, there are plenty of professional staff on hand to help you out and give you tips on how to improve.
For about 750THB, travellers can expect an hours’ worth of constant surf time within groups of up to seven with varying degrees of ability. There is a general sense of sportsmanship about the whole experience with flow boarders cheering each other on and the occasional friendly competition. Falling down is part of the fun as well and feels a lot like falling on an inflatable bed while the thin jets of water propel you along. Once you’ve had your fill of boarding there’s plenty of other facilities including a fantastic pub, plenty of spaces to soak up the sun, a kids pool and a surf shop. The Flow House is open every day from 10am to Midnight, even on public and religious holidays.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.