Although the FlowRider attraction is a lot of fun for all ages and can be very addicting, it isn’t as easy as it looks- or as flowboarders may make it seem.
Now, try riding the wave and performing your best in front of an enthusiastic crowd, friends, family and judges.. doesn’t make things any easier!
Over Easter weekend, hotel guest and spectators at Boca Raton Resort & Club had the opportunity to showcase their flowboarding skills on the FlowRider Double during a fun flow competition along with other activities to entertain spectators, their in house guests and club members. This was the venues first annual FlowRider Expo event.
“It was an AMAZING turnout of participants and riders; they wanted to give a shout out to the Flow House team, and everyone involved for putting together this great event!” Explained Jackie Biro, the Resort Director of Operations.
3x World Flowboarding Champion, Xana Nash and 2015 US FLOW Tour Jr. Bodyboard Champion, Joel Stevens were onsite at the Boca FlowRider for the day to perform wave demonstrations, help participants learn to ride and improve their skills on the wave! In addition, Xana and Joel were 2 of the guest judges for the FlowRider competition.
“It was an outstanding event, being our first, the information and personnel provided by FlowRider was essential. Can’t thank their team enough. We are pleased and send our gratitude to the FlowRider team” mentions Richard Marin, FlowRider and Pool Operations Manager.
Participants had two chances to win. Riders were aiming to impress the judges with their best tricks and best style on the wave. Hank, Xana’s father and flowboarding coach was the third judge who helped settle the scores. Competitors with the high scores in each category at the end of the day were awarded epic prizes for their efforts, including brand new Outlaw Flowboards from FlowRiderShop.com
In the best trick category, Jarret top the charts with a 23.6 out of 30 points to take first place and win a brand new flowboard! Following him in second was Ian (22.5 points) and in third was Justin (21.8 points)
On the other side of the board, Paul was awarded the best style, scoring 23.1 points for his riding and also took home his very own flowboard! Second and third place finishers Jonathan (21.5 points) and Julia (20.4 points) also scored some cool prizes to take home and show off to their friends and family.
If you and your friends or family are looking for a five star get away, Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort offers luxury with an edge, with activities for the whole family, including the popular FlowRider surf simulator. In addition, the Resort offers an outstanding selection of dining options, many activitiess for kids and parents to be active outdoors along with private/customized events and weddings so be sure to check out their Social Media following and website for all the details!