Gateshead is the home of North East surfing and body-boarding. We might not have a coastline or sea breeze, but we have FlowRider® and that means waves for days!
FlowRider® is the ultimate surfing and body-boarding experience suitable for children and adults, and holds up to eight people at a time, so all your friends can all get involved.
Forget Malibu Beach and the Gold Coast, Heworth Leisure Centre is where the real surf is!
FlowRider®'s innovative design helps to simulate an authentic surfing environment thanks to high-powered submersible pumps that generate a three-inch sheet of water.
The shallow depth makes waves safe for children and adults to ride, with a soft rubber membrane to cushion falls.
FlowRider® is a widely accessible attraction for swimmers and non-swimmers, but there are some restrictions.
You must be:
Shorts and a t-shirt to wear over your swimsuit, and a towel. We'll take care of the boards and swimsuits.
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