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Ride the wave!

Try the unique FlowRider™ during your stay!

Surfing is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. For many, 'riding a wave' provides the ultimate adrenaline rush.

Now guests at the Merton Hotel can experience the thrill of surfing, whatever the wind and weather conditions. The FlowRider™ allows anyone to ride a wave without fear - no wind, no tides, just fun!

What is the FlowRider?

'Flowboarding' is a sport that combines the look of surfing, the ride of snowboarding and the tricks of skateboarding. The FlowRider™ sends a thin sheet of water up a sloped, cushioned ride surface to create a wavelike flow of water. It's fun, safe and perfect for beginners, intermediate and advanced surfers.

How do I ride the FlowRider™?

After a safety briefing and a few tips for a successful ride from our fully trained instructors, you can set off standing up (flowboarding) or lying down (bodyboarding). Carve, try tricks and otherwise show your stuff as spectators cheer you on from the surrounding viewing platform.

The FlowRider™'s bottom layer is made of soft material and when water flows over it, it feels just like a judo mat. Falling hardly hurts at all and this makes flowboarding a safe sport. If you fall off, just get up and go - again, again and again!

Please note: minimum height restrictions apply: 

  • Bodyboards  42 inches, 1.06m, 3 feet 6 inches.
  • Flowboards   52 inches, 1.32m, 4 feet 4 inches.

The FlowRider™ webcam

This is a live webcam - so there might not always be something going on! The best way to see the FlowRider™ in action? Come and give it a try!

Please note: The FlowRider webcam is temporarily out of action - check back soon!

Daily Timetable

Safety briefings

9.30am - 10.00am
13.30 - 14.00

Surf sessions

10.00am - 13.00
14.00 - 17.00


Book and pay for FlowRider™ sessions at the pool reception

Half day pass - 3 hours AM or PM


Full day pass


Three day pass


Seven day pass



FlowRider enquiries

+44 (0) 1534 767 774

"the FlowRider scored 10/10 for entertainment!"
GoodworthClatford23 - TripAdvisor