FR Team Additions


After announcing several new riders to the FlowRider FLOW Team earlier in the summer (Daniel Tarapchak & Elan Nichol) along with the revamping of the performance bodyboard line on (FlowRider Shop Presents..) the FR Team has two new recent additions to their program; you guest it.. they are both boogie boarders!

The first addition,

2015 European Bodyboard Champion, Sam Powell from the UK. “Sam is heavily involved with the Flowboarding Community in his region, stays active on social media and has really taken his riding to the next level” explains GM of Merchandise and Sales at FlowRider Shop, Rob Chalfant.

Sam resides in England and is always open to making new friends. Outside of flowboarding, Sam enjoys playing guitar, some video editing and keeping in shape to perform at his highest level. Powell has been competing for about 4 years and recently was crowned the European Pro Bodyboard Champion. Sam looks to defend that title this upcoming weekend at Surf Lounge Ibiza.

We asked Sam what kept him motivated and working hard to achieve his goals and he simply responded, “There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.”

Be sure to  follow @FlowPowell and  join Sam on his flow journey to the top.

The second addition,

The FR Team is happy to welcome the young gun and rising star, Kobe Woods (15) from the North East (PA). Kobe saw the “WANTED” Poster from FlowRiderShop stating they were looking for new Team Riders to join the Flow Ambassador squad and further promote the brand, lifestyle and sport. Needless to say, Kobe jumped right on the opportunity and sent in his video submission (Watch below).

Kobe quickly got the nod and was welcomed to the FR Team. “I recently heard of Kobe through the FLOW Tour events and how he was raising the bar in the Jr. Bodyboarding Division.” Rob Chalfant mentioned. “In addition, from what I heard and the video he sent in, the kid is so humble and really just wants be a positive influence in the flow community.”

“I’m stoked to be involved and on the Team, Flowboarding isn’t like anything else and very unique” Kobe stated. “I really like the competitions and the friendships that come from it”, he added.

Be sure to keep your eyes out on and off the wave for the newest FR Team additions and gear up with next time you need boards, apparel, gear and more!