Rapids Water Park hosts bodyboarding competition on Saturday

New attraction at Rapids Water Park

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. - There's surfing and boogie boarding, but what happens when you're itching to catch a wave and there aren't any out in the ocean?

You can bodyboard or flowboard.  Rapids Water Park in Riviera Beach played host to the first ever Pro/Am U.S. Flow Series Tour on Saturday.

The Flowrider Double is a new attraction at Rapids Water Park. The wave simulator moves thirty-thousand gallons of water per minute allowing riders to take turns in the curl riding waves at speeds of 35 miles per hour.

This isn't a sport only for the young, 66-year-old Richard Ruvido took his turn.

"Age has a lot to do with the body but my mind is still young and I invite all those guys out there my age to come out and enjoy it," said Ruvido.

Rapids Water Park is one of seventeen U.S. locations on this tour.

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