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“A treat for son in law & two teenagers.”
Review of FlowRider

FlowRider
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: No need to worry about the surf report when you come to Retallack. Now you can surf the perfect wave every day of the year on Cornwall’s only FlowRider. FlowRider brings the waves to you. Combining the experience of surfing, snowboarding and skateboarding, this is the coolest new sport around. By generating a sheet of water no more than 3 inches deep, the FlowRider’s waves are safe and easy to ride, giving you a chance to learn to surf in totally safe surroundings. Our instructors will have you standing up in no time and riding the waves like a pro.
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful experience & lots of fun. Initially £25 pp for 1 hr, seemed a lot of money, but it was well worth every penny. There were a maximum of 10 people & the instructor was amazing. Unfortunately, didn't get his name. Each person had lots of "goes", both body boarding & surfing. Lots of fun had by all. The instructor geared it to individual, both age, height etc. There is a hot tub for jumping into, whenever, to warm up.
Lots of seating, for watching. Ideal for taking lots of photographs.
Important to book, especially at peak times, as open to all, not just residents of Retallack. Would highly recommend.

Thank jebbin
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RetallackResort2016, Guest Relations Manager at FlowRider, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Dear jebbin,

Thank-you for your lovely review. The FlowRider is amazing fun and I am so glad you enjoyed it. I will pass on your kind words to the team, who will be very pleased with your review! Please come visit again soon.

Kind regards,
Guest Relations Manager

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Plenary of parking, book ahead as gets busy, wetsuit hire available, bar and hot tub for those taking part to keep warm in. Really enjoyed this and good for spectators too!

Thank jon c
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RetallackResort2016, Guest Relations Manager at FlowRider, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Dear jon c,

Thank you so much for such a positive review and for letting future guests know what to expect before they arrive, we really do appreciate it. We hope to welcome you back to FlowRider again soon!

Kind regards,
Guest Relations Manager

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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent fun with good tuition to help you see improvement. Worth every penny. Easier than it looks

1  Thank ParetoOptimal
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RetallackResort2016, Guest Relations Manager at FlowRider, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Dear ParetoOptimal,

Wow! We couldn't ask for a better review than this. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Kind regards,
Guest Relations Manager

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Excellent, great on rainy day, kept us entertained. Only two of us on there so had all the help as I had never done it, great instructor. Great position too being able to watch from restaurant.

1  Thank catherine b
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RetallackResort2016, Guest Relations Manager at FlowRider, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Dear catherine b,

Thank-you for you taking the time to leave this review. We are so delighted you had such a excellent time. I will pass on your kind words to the team who will be so pleased to hear your feedback.

Please come visit again soon.

Kind regards,
Guest Relations Manager

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Reviewed 7 July 2017

We took a punt and booked this up as a last-day-of-holiday surprise treat for our children (7/11/13/15). The middle two were both a bit worried about the whole prospect but once they got the wet suits on they were fine, the initial scepticism of our 15 year old was literally washed away once he got wiped out on his first attempt (caught on camera!) and our youngest just couldn't wait to get going!

10 participants per session so everyone got plenty of surf time and all our children had a fabulous time. The trainer was excellent and knew exactly how to pitch his level of help to all the group, adults and children alike.

At first sight the pool looks maybe a little small but the water flow is (very) strong and all the activities were clearly well tested. Great fun and they all liked the dip in the hot tub too when waiting to try a stand-up surf. By the end our 15 year old was doing tricks (forward and sideway rolls) and the others were smiling more than any other day on the holiday! There is an excellent viewing area where you can sit with a drink and catch the action on film.

We're back in Padstow next year and will doubtless return here. One point to flag, the restaurant next to the pool looked good but was booked up; we didn't realise it was there so a good idea to book ahead.

1  Thank Chris P
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RetallackResort2016, Guest Relations Manager at FlowRider, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Dear Chris P,

Wow! Being described as brilliant is lovely. Thank you! So pleased the children had such a great time especially when you can capture the best wipe out moments on camera! I will pass your kind words on to the team, who will be so pleased with your review.
Maybe next time we can persuade you to have a go too?!

Hopefully see you soon.

Kind regards,
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