Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Bracing the Waves in Sytle on the Flow Rider @ Sunway Lagoon

Nowadays 'going with the flow' may not be sufficient. The people that I met that morning prefer to RIDE on the flow! And, Sunway Lagoon has just the perfect thing for them to do that. Sunway Lagoon's Flow Rider, Malaysia's first surf simulator, is literally making waves. 
Good morning!
It was  the stage for an enthralling display of flips and leaps of the Asia Flow Tour Finals 2016. For the first time ever, the finals of the region's premier flow boarding competition was held right here in Sunway Lagoon. 
Asia Flow Tour Finals 2016
What is flowboarding (or flowriding)? It is a late 20th century alternative board sport incorporating elements of surfing, bodyboarding, skateboarding, skimboarding, snowboarding and wakeboarding.
Surf boards on stand by
The best flowboarders from Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia converged to make their skills seen under the light of the sunny day. The best of these countries will represent Asia at the upcoming World Championships in Singapore in October 2016.
Participants from Thailand
Participants from Malaysia
Finals attended by Yang Berhormat Elizabeth Wong, Selangor Executive State Counsil Member of Tourism, Consumer Affairs and Environment
Selangor Executive State Council Member of Tourism, Consumer Affairs and Environement, Yang Berhormat Elizabeth Wong applauded Sunway Lagoon's continuous efforts to keep tourism attractions in Petaling Jaya engaging. In my opinion, I am glad too that we have Sunway Lagoon to depend on for fresh and world-class concepts of entertainment.
Participants from Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia vying in the competition
Flowboarders ride on artificial waves comprising of a three-inch layer of water pumped at high pressure. The water flows upwards the slope and over surfaces engineered to replicate the shape of ocean waves. These are called 'sheet waves'. Sheet waves are stationary and do not move forward as natural waves do, requiring surf techniques to be metamorphed to better suit the modern sport. Flowboarders garner their speed from the energy of the water flowing at them, rendering them the ability to perform beautiful and near-acrobatic stunts in a confined area.
Swift moves
Cool motions
Display of flips and jumps
Acrobatic stunts
Participants of Flow Rider competition
With the youngest participant from Singapore. She is only 10 yrs old
Chilling with sister at the surf beach
Keep cool. Go surfing
Sunway Lagoon always thrives to bring the best in entertainment and fun
Despite being a relatively newcomer to the sport, Malaysia is already making waves in international flowboarding circuits. Check out how you can be a flowrider too by contacting Sunway Lagoon at 03-5639000 or log on to www.sunwaylagoon.com and www.facebook.com/SunwayLagoonMalaysia

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