Surf’s Up In Downtown Phoenix!


FlowRider 1_lowThis summer, CityScape Phoenix hosts Surfing on Central, a 13-week, family friendly event offering a wave simulator and a variety of free events every week. To kick things off, CityScape is hosting a flow jam from 7pm until 10pm Saturday, May 31, with professional flowboarders Sean Silveira, Adam Muller and Daniel Tarapchak showing off their shredding skills and signing autographs along with Red Bull DJs, games, prizes and plenty of beach-themed fun.

Open daily from 10am-10pm starting June 1 and running through Labor Day, September 1, CityScape’s Patriots Square Park will transform into a surfer’s paradise with the FlowRider Mobile from FlowRider, Inc., a wave simulator that creates never-ending waves with over 38,000 gallons of perfect surf, ideal for beginners and experts. With 400-square-feet of ripping ride space, surfers will hang 10 in a whole new way while learning to surf, do tricks and have fun. A wave Flowrider 2simulator session costs $25 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. Hours and pricing may vary throughout the summer. The most up-to-date information will be available online. Surfers must be at least 42” tall.

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.
FlowRider 3In addition to the FlowRider, Surfing on Central will be home to lounge chairs, a tiki bar and more. Throughout the summer, there will be “Beach Blanket Movie Nights” where guests can enjoy surf movies under the stars and on Saturday nights catch “Airwaves” from 7pm until 10pm featuring a local DJ spinning the hottest summer hits and pro-flowboarders showing off their skills. Ladies Night is every Thursday from 6pm until 10pm where ladies buy one ticket, get one free.

For those looking for the ultimate 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 by calling 602.253.6633 (rate code: FLOW).

Reservations are required to purchase tickets for the FlowRider. For more, visit www.cityscapephoenix.com/flowrider. Easy, convenient and ample underground parking is available and validated by many retailers.

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