Leonia launches “Flow Rider”, India’s first surfing ridge
05/24/2010

Leonia Holistic Destination today has made a mark of its own in India with the launch of “FLOWRIDER” India’s first surfing ridge. Flowrider double with Lazyriver will take enthusiasts on a thrilling & chilling journey making them live an out of the world experience.

Online PR News – 24-May-2010 – – Hyderabad, 24th May’10: Leonia Holistic Destination has made a mark of its own in India with the launch of “FLOWRIDER” India’s first surfing ridge. Flowrider double with Lazyriver will take enthusiasts on a thrilling & chilling journey making them live an out of the world experience. ‘The FlowRider’ at Leonia provides a complete Entertainment transforming location for a Water Sport destination offering the fusion between Surf, Food, Music, Beverages and luxury resort amenities. It is a perfect place to hang out, a place to ride and a multifaceted lifestyle venue for families, group parties and corporate parties.

The Flowrider is the first wave technology that offers fun and excitement of surfing and skateboarding. A 21st Century Alchemy that has the feel of Surfing, the ride of snowboarding, the trick of skate boarding and wake boarding. This new sport is not just for spectators but a treat for all sports lovers who want to try something new this summer!

To make the dream come true and demonstrate the innovation, three international professional surfers from the US. Leonia enjoys the support of these surfers: Mr. Andrew Thatcher, Miss. Krista Glauner and Mr. Richard Alleshouse, have been instrumental not only in setting up the entire process of FlowRider but also its commissioning. All these surfers left the audience spell bound by their energetic and entertaining performance at the launch event.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Raghu G, Director, Business Development, Leonia Holistic Destination said, “Leonia enjoys a successful history of pioneering first of its kind facilities and amenities in the hospitality and leisure industry in India. Flowrider is a step towards our ambition to provide world class entertainment options to the people in India. We at Leonia are committed towards the development of the sector and providing best lifestyle and comfort options for our guests.”

With the temperature shooting up consistently, all that comes to mind is having a splash in the water. This experience really becomes alive at Leonia. All you need to do is slide down a ramp on a wake board into the curl of the wave. It may wipe you out but you’ll get back again. Research has proved that ‘FlowRider’ is not only a calorie burner but also a great stress buster and acts as a anti-depressant.

The FlowRider is a wonder in Indian Sports, located amidst the Nature’s beauty, in an ambience of casual luxury, warm hospitality and richness of integrated services. Savour the experience of all your fantasies and build a cache of cherished memories! Leave all your worries and head straight to Leonia!

About the Surfers:
Mr. Andrew Thatcher is an avid surfer, snowboarder and flow boarder. Surfing is his second nature and thus he has an extensive experience with Surfing Machines. Surfing for him is like an essential part in his lifestyle. It would be a difficult thing for him to imagine his life without surfing. His determined focus towards surfing was instrumental in his long association with Wave Loch for 10 years and is now the Director of Sales. His occupation with surfing inspired him to add value to the spread of sport around the world. He is a regular professional surfer and participates in various surfing competitions being held across the USA. He has also won many laurels for his technique in surfing. Andrew is visiting Leonia to ride the waves with his board.

Miss. Krista Glauner holds a degree in Sports Management from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. As a sports enthusiast, she has been associated with UW-L Women's Rugby, and Sports Activities Club Council. She used to sleep, eat and drink sports since her school days to college days, particularly the water sports, surfing. She is a surfing freak, who is currently working as Operations Manager at The Wave House, San Diego. She has been instrumental in taking the sport to new heights by organizing several wake board competitions at the Wave House, both for men and women. Also she's is a globe trotter participating in various surfing competitions across the world and is one of the leading surfing champions among the female contestants. She is now raring to go and surf the waters at the bay of Leonia!

Mr. Richard Alleshouse is a qualified engineer who has graduated from University of California, Berkley, a city that falls in east bay, which is an urban shoreline consisting of many cities. His love for the sport of surfing has made him occupied with waves day and night. His passion for surfing made him learn new things associated with the sport. His interest for water sports since his college days has made him to stick to the industry of recreational facilities and services. Though, he is currently an engineer at Waveloch Inc, Greater San Diego, he was a surfing champion in his college days and has won many competitions. The same spirit also continues even today, which keeps pushing his adrenaline to get involved more with surfing in order to implement successful turnkey projects of recreation. He is first a surfer and then an engineer who has contributed for the popularity of ‘Flow Rider’.

About Leonia:
Leonia is a unique destination catering to the leisure needs of different fraternities like – Business, Corporate, Couple, Family, Kids and bubbly Youth. It has become the most enthusing place in India to be visited at least once in a lifetime. Aesthetically designed amidst the verdant Deccan plains of India with lush greenery around, Leonia Holistic Destination is easily accessible from around the world through the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. In Leonia’s vicinity is spread the historic city of Hyderabad with many world famous tourist attractions viz., Golconda Fort, Charminar, Salarjung Museum etc.

The destination hosts a variety of amenities and facilities ranging from – elegant Celestia Suites to the most lavish Presidential Suites, scrumptious multi-cuisine Restaurants to cozy Bars; state-of-art Conference Halls to multi-facility Convention Arenas; online Gaming Zone to adventurous Euro Bungy; serene Water Lagoon to ecstatic Paint balling; Night-delight Pubs to tranquil Water’s Edge; Aesthetic Spa to advanced Grooming Care; live entertainment to regal Sports; Theatres to Screens; Business Conclaves to Royal Weddings and more in the offering, all you need to do is just ask for it and it is done with a smile.
Let your dreams come true and be fun-filled!