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The ‘Easy’ franchise, founded in Bangkok in 2004, is proud to announce the successful opening on Koh Samui of their brand new addition to the already highly popular ‘EasyKart’ and ‘EasyFly’ activities with the much eagerly awaited ‘EasySurf’ flowriding experience.

EasySurf – Koh Samui Making A Splash.. | News by Samui Times

Flowriding, or Flowboarding is a late 20th century alternative boardsport incorporating many elements of surfing, bodyboarding, skateboarding and snowboarding that takes place on an artificially generated wave. At EasySurf Koh Samui the bespoke wave design can be adapted to three levels of intensity depending on the guests experience from beginners, through intermediary, to expert. Over 60,000 gallons of recirculating water per second are pushed up a padded inclined surface at speeds from 32km/h up to 48km/h.

EasySurf – Koh Samui Making A Splash.. | News by Samui Times

The Samui Times was recently invited to come along and test out one of the most thrilling watersport activities currently available on the island. Our test pilot for the day was our nephew Rob, an already highly accomplished surfer and bodyboarder who was more than keen to give this experience a try and take on a new challenge. Upon arrival at the EasySurf venue, Rob was taken under the wings of the two very competent and professional onsite trainers, Bee and Anna, who guide all first time flowriders through their paces explaining all the aspects of the sport with a twenty minute lesson on dry land concerning board control, balance and safety before eventually taking the plunge for real.

EasySurf – Koh Samui Making A Splash.. | News by Samui Times

Unlike regular surfing where all the kinetic energy is behind you, Rob was soon to discover that this is indeed quite a different experience altogether. Generally, surfers move in a downward direction as the wave moves forward. Flowriders however get their speed from the energy of the water flowing at them, and can perform basic to more sophisticated turns and tricks within a relatively small area. The curved surface of the Flowrider machine matches the actual curvature of a regular wave, and this curvature changes throughout the surface in order to produce a more realistic wave. The biggest difference between the machine and an ocean wave, as our nephew was to dicover, is that the massive flow rate of the water being pushed up the slope is much larger than an actual wave. After a couple of tentative starts, but with the continued encouragement and advice of Bee and Anna who were always on hand throughout, Rob was soon to be found in his element twisting and turning in all manner of shapes and directions and quite evidently having the time of his life.

EasySurf – Koh Samui Making A Splash.. | News by Samui Times

Conveniently located at Chaweng lake at the same facility as the franchise’s ‘EasyKart’ Go Karting and ‘EasyFly’ Indoor Skydiving, this new addition to complete the trilogy of fantastic activities on offer is sure to be a huge attraction to those fun seekers wishing to experience a new thrill and guaranteed adrenalin rush. So if you or your family are looking for a completely different adventure over the coming festive period and the most spectacular ride of a lifetime, then ‘EasySurf’ comes highly recommended for adults and children alike. All levels of experience are welcomed from first timers to pros.

Opening Times:

EasySurf – Flowriding,

Daily sessions every hour from 10am to 6pm. There is an eight person maximum for any one session and check in must be done at least 20mins before the allotted session time.

For any further information please visit the EasyKart website; https://easykart.net/koh-samui/

Neil Cretney.

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