Surfing requires both balance and poise, just like logrolling down your wedding aisle. Ride in style with this Groupon.
$20 for One-Hour of Play in Fun Center ($40 Value)
Designed for kids, Aqua Shop's fun center incorporates cannon blasters that launch soft plastic balls; the Thrill Zone, an inflatable-obstacle course; and The Big Wave, a mechanical surfboard.
Inside Aqua Shop, a wakeboarder cuts a wave to the delight of spectators standing mere feet away outside a glass encasement. Under new ownership, the 13,000-square-foot store has become a mecca for thrill seekers with its attractions, as it’s one of the only retail stores around with an indoor FlowRider surfing machine. Elsewhere, a cannon-ball blaster sends foam payloads at targets, and soon visitors will be able to stay dry while hanging 10 on a mechanical surfboard. While overseeing more than 50 birthday parties a month, Aqua Shop's experienced staff helps kids of all ages to ride the FlowRider. In addition to the shop's attractions, guests can peruse a recently expanded inventory of clothing and surfwear that now includes longboard, skateboard, and cardboard departments.
Aqua Shop is in the business of defying physics; inside, water flows uphill. The FlowRider wave machine—an attraction usually reserved for theme parks or cruise ships—projects a frothy current blasted up a slanted ramp, emulating a wave for surfers, wakeboarders, and ambitious belly floppers to catch anytime, regardless of tide conditions.