Surf Lounge Ibiza, San Antonio, Ibiza
Surf Lounge Ibiza is a great place to lose an afternoon or two taking part in the activities on offer or just sitting back and watching from the sidelines.
Situated on the beachfront in San Antonio next to Ocean Beach, it combines a relaxed open air environment with a range of activities, the most impressive of which being Ibiza’s only Flowrider.
The Flowrider is an artificial wave machine which allows you to safely learn how to bodyboard and even surf (tuition is on hand at all times) or for those who are more competent it allows them to ride the wave and show off their skills to the watching crowds.
The only restriction is that participants need to be 1.1m tall, but it is open to everyone from the very young to the very old.
We booked a 1 hour session for our daughter and Rosey (well someone had to stay dry and take the pictures) neither of whom had tried any form of bodyboarding or surfing before.
They were given simple instructions in body boarding initially and were riding the wave within minutes. As the session continued further instructions were given and mid-way through both progressed on to the surfboard.
Our little one took to it like a duck to water and was on her feet in no time riding the board correctly whilst Rosey was also on her feet but after a few falls and wipeouts, which are inevitable, reverted back to bodyboarding. It appears that the surface under the water is really soft, springy and forgiving so you really don’t mind falling off.
After the hour they had both mastered the basics thanks to the fantastic instruction which was perfect and tailored to their individual needs. It was just enough to help them get the hang of it and have a great time but not too much to baffle or overwhelm them.
Across the site there is also a swimming pool, artificial beach and new for 2016 the Beach Box Gym which is a fully self contained gym open to all visitors.
For those who wish to relax and just watch the action they have Balinese Beds, sun loungers, chairs and tables as well as serving a great selection of food and drinks.
It is also an excellent spot to watch the sunset and with special events across the summer including a European round of the Flowboard Championships (24 – 25 June) it is a great place for the whole family to enjoy some down time or take to the waves and learn a new skill.
You can book a varitey of tickets for the Flowrider at Surf Lounge Ibiza here ibiza-spotlight.com/activity/surf-house-ibiza