What You'll Get
Before ocean surfing, thrill seekers were forced to sneak onto a rock-concert stage and leap board-first onto waves of angry humans. Learn to ride waves that can’t punch you in the head in retaliation with today's Groupon: for $23, you get two 30-minute indoor wave-machine sessions plus an additional 25% off any retail purchase at Fantasy Surf (up to a $47 value) in Kissimmee.
A conch shell’s throw from Orlando's theme parks, Fantasy Surf utilizes a patented FlowRider system that combines the look of surfing, the feel of snowboarding, and the trick potential of skateboarding. Every hour, 25–30 riders can navigate immense indoor waves hanging 10 on provided Flowboards. Three inches of surfable water flow over walls, floors, and faux beach—all of which are padded to prevent catastrophic wipeouts and shark attacks. After conquering manmade mega-waves, grab a burger or slice at the Lull café, or head to the Offshore Surf Shop, where you can use today’s deal to receive a 25% discount on brand-name surf gear and apparel.
- Created using a high-pressure pump that pushes a 3-inch sheet of water up an incline at 30 mph, the indoor wave, called a FlowRider, allows riders to experience the thrill of surfing without the sunburns and sand of the beach. – Jon Busdeker, Orlando Sentinel
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person. Must be at least 42" tall for Bodyboard and 52" tall for Flowboard. Must sign waiver. Must use in 1 visit; may split sessions between 2 people. Board included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Fantasy Surf
Though it's miles from the shoreline, Fantasy Surf's wave is ready to ride all day, every day—even when it's raining. The indoor FlowRider system keeps the water flowing constantly to simulate the action of riding a wave on a surfboard or gliding behind a powerboat on a wakeboard. The wave is also friendly enough for small riders, making it a fun outing for the entire family. Even kids as young as five can grip onto bodyboards to navigate the rushing water with the joy and ease of a half-man, half-dolphin. On-site instructors teach safety precautions, the fundamentals of wave manipulation, and nifty tricks to guests based on their individual ability levels.