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Surf's up at new Bedford attraction

FlowRider
Image caption The facility is aimed at beginners as well as the more advanced surfers

A facility which allows people to surf indoors has opened in Bedford.

The operators of FlowHouse say it is the UK's first indoor surfing attraction, aimed at surfers, skaters and complete beginners.

The centrepiece is FlowRider where people can try 'flowboarding', which bosses say is influenced by surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding.

It uses technology that allows riders to surf on a "high-energy film of water".

Construction of the facility began in October 2009 and members of the public can ride the wave for the first time on Sunday.

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