Riding the waves at Flowhouse — Photo courtesy of Dave StamboulisSurfing is known as a pretty laid back and fun party sport. However, especially in urban Asia, one has to travel to the waves, wait for the breaks, and certainly in the case of Australia, think about the sharks.
Welcome to Bangkok's latest urban activity, flowboarding, at Flowhouse, an urban beach club complete with a flowrider wave generating machine, where city surfers can ride their boards and then hop over to the bar for some food and drink! The flowrider machine creates a perpetual sheet wave perfect for surfing and body boarding, and the surface is made from soft plastic, ensuring that one too many margaritas at the bar wont result in a total wipe out.Looking cool at Flowhouse — Photo courtesy of Dave Stamboulis
In addition to the drinks, there is plenty of pizza, pasta, burgers, and even pad thai, plus more at Flow, along with an air-conditioned indoor area to escape the heat, not to mention a sports bar with a pool and soccer table, making this the coolest urban beach hangout this side of California. Flow riding lessons are available, in addition to plenty of locker room space and showers for the busy urban warrior with other engagements.Boogie boarding at Flowhouse — Photo courtesy of Dave Stamboulis