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Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Great America
Chicago, Illinois
Surf Rider
Surf Rider

Surf Rider

The Surf’s Always Up at Surf Rider!

Ever wanted to learn how to surf? You’re about to get your shot in this mind-blowingly authentic surfing experience. We’ll make the waves and you’ll ride them, with water pulsing through at a whopping 50,000 gallons per minute.

You’ll body surf or ride your very own boogie board into this mini-ocean of crazy cresting waves. The vast sloping walls will give those waves some shape and an ultra-realistic motion. As you bob through the wavy pool at 30 miles per hour, you’ll ride the rushing ocean spray high up the five-foot crests faster than you can say “Cowabunga!”

The wave simulator is double-sided, so two surfers can take on the challenge together. You can even stand on your board or take surfing lessons if you’ve got what it takes: agility, balance, and bravery! But just hanging on tight and staying in one place is every bit as fun, as the relentless wave action pushes against you with all its might. It’s just like this in an actual ocean.

Additional fees may apply.

By The Numbers

2 minutes
Wave Loch

Closed for the Season

Water Park Ride
Thrill Level

Minimum Height

52" for stand up surfing
Location in Park: 

Hurricane Harbor

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