Thursday, 29 September 2016


FLOW RIDER, Malaysia’s First Surf Simulator.

Flow boarding or flow riding, as it is also generally known is an alternative board sport which gained popularity in the last 20 years incorporating elements of surfing, body boarding, skateboarding, skim boarding and wake boarding. Flow boarders ride on artificial waves comprising of a three-inch layer of water pumped at high pressure. The water flows up and over surfaces engineered to replicate the shape of ocean waves. These “sheet waves”, as they are known, are stationary and do not move forward as natural waves do. Flow boarders garner their speed from the energy of the water flowing at them, rendering them the ability to perform basic to sophisticated turns and tricks within a relatively small area.

SUNWAY Lagoon’s FLOW RIDER, Malaysia’s first surf simulator, was the stage for an enthralling display of flips and jumps at the ASIA FLOW TOUR FINALS 2016. For the first time ever, the finals of the region’s premier flow boarding competition was held in Malaysia.

Launching by Yang Berhormat Elizabeth Wong Keat Ping, Selangor Executive State Council Member of Tourism, Consumer Affairs, and Environment with Calvin Ho, Senior General Manager of Sunway Theme Parks.

The best flow boarders from Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia take to the waves vying for the opportunity to represent Asia at the upcoming World Championships in October 2016Flow boarders competed across 6 categories that comprised of,
Pro Men and Women Flowboard, 
Pro Men’s Bodyboard, 
Open Men and Women Flowboard, and 
Open Men Bodyboard.

Cheers on our Malaysian flow boarders. 

Open Women’s Flowboard
  1. Zaalim – Thailand
  2. Bam Insinee – Thailand
  3. Zara Dhanji - Thailand

Open Men’s Flowboard
  1. Isara Singto - Thailand
  2. Ridhwan Salleh – Singapore
  3. Panpoth Mahasaranon - Thailand
Open Men’s Bodyboard
  1. Kobe Dhanji - Thailand
  2. Hezro Babad – Malaysia
  3. Syed Auzy Rizvi - Malaysia
Pro Women’s Flowboard
  1. Nur Alysha – Singapore
  2. Melissa Kamil – Singapore
  3. Annissa Flynn - Thailand

Pro Men’s Flowboard
  1. Nazri Salim – Thailand
  2. Trongklod BM – Thailand
  3. Siva O - Thailand
Pro Men’s Bodyboard
  1. Nazri Salim – Thailand
  2. Ismaizal Ismail – Malaysia
  3. Syuqri - Malaysia
Best Teams
  1. Team Thailand
  2. Team Singapore
  3. Team Malaysia

Winners on the day will go on to represent Asia at the World Championships at Singapore in October 2016. Among the highlights of the tournament were Thailand’s flow boarder Nazri Salim defending his title as champion in both the Pro Men’s Body board and Flow board categories, and Nur Alysha from Singapore making history as the youngest flow boarder to represent Asia at the upcoming World Championships in Singapore. Also our Sunway Lagoon Malaysia lifeguard Hezro for bagging the 2nd spot in the Open Men’s Bodyboard category. Congratulations and good luck to them in their next championships.

On the hot weather day, I was so impressed on how their can display their skills and stunts amazingly. Look like my next round to SUNWAY Lagoon is to try on flow boarding although I'm scared to do that..Haha..Alright, here's the end enjoy your days in SUNWAY Lagon.


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