A week ago, we visited the Wild Wadi WaterparkTM to experience a day in the life of a professional flowboarder.
For those of you who don’t know, flowboard is a surf like sport, in which basically you surf on artificial waves.
Under the supervision of the professional flowboarder Alfian Affandi, we were introduced to the technical aspects of flow surf.
Alfian is a professional flowboarder, sponsored by Billabong, with numerous achievements in his biography.
Mostly, he is quite remarkable for being the first Asian flowboarder to be sponsored.
Except participating in international contests, Alfian is also “wave manager”, coaching flowboard enthusiasts all over the world.
The experience was exceptional, with high levels of adrenaline and a huge effort to balance yourself and stay steady on the board without make others laugh (the last one was not successful).
In the highlights was of course the free pass to Wild Wadi WaterparkTM for the rest of the day!
Wild Wadi WaterparkTM is conveniently located on Jumeirah Beach Road and it offers breath-taking views of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Madinat Jumeirah.
With over 30 rides and attractions, we had plenty of choices to choose and endless fun.
Don’t forget to visit the exciting Tantrum Alley and the Burj Surj with your whole family, and the Flood River for unceasing relaxation.
For the bravest, Jumeirah Sceirah offers the ultimate adrenaline rush, with a race down the slide at 80km per hour!!
After long hours of fun, you can enjoy a well-deserved meal at one of the many restaurants included in the theme park.
We don’t know about you, but Dubai Cat seemed to enjoy herself at Wild Wadi WaterparkTM, even if she rode a camel instead of the waves XD.
An article by George Dimakis from WhereInDubai
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