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Grab a Drink and Catch a Wave: WaveHouse

By Elisha Neubauer

In San Diego, WaveHouse takes the surfing lifestyle to a whole new level. Not just an event venue, WaveHouse is a man-made beach environment that exemplifies everything about the sun-and-surf way of life, with sand, music, barbecue, spirits - and plenty of waves. The centerpiece? The FlowBarrel- a barrel-shaped surfing simulator that attracts pros and surfing enthusiasts eager to show off their skills.

"Here at the WaveHouse in San Diego you get to experience the best of both worlds," says WaveHouse General Manager Renato Deluca. "We are located right on the boardwalk of Mission Beach which allows our customers to be exposed to the beauties of the open ocean while also enjoying the benefits of an impeccable wave no matter the wavecast." With a wide variety of dining experiences alongside the entertainment, those who would rather sit out the surfing can simply enjoy the show.

And it is a show. "The WaveHouse San Diego's inspiration stemmed from creating the perfect endless wave to boost the sport of flowboarding by both providing a venue for pros and hopefuls to showcase their talent" says Lauren Naughton, Event and Promotions Assistant. "This vision inspired the WaveHouse's dynamic atmosphere that combines the relaxing elements of its beachfront location with its high energy appeal of the FlowBarrel."

Online reviewers haven't stopped raving since the doors opened. Everything has been praised - from the food to the bathrooms, and of course, the surfing. During cooler weather, there are three fire pits towards the front. You can have a drink, dip your toes in the sand, and people-watch on the beach. "Love everything about it!" says one reviewer. "Great food and awesome view, not to mention fun environment with watching surfers!" Another says, "The wave generators are great! It was so much fun and the food/drinks were awesome."

In June 2015, WaveHouse brought the sport of "FlowBoarding" to the next level - with the first annual U.S. Open of Flowboarding event. The event drew thousands of onlookers, as well as surfers from all over the world - including the U.S., Singapore, Abu Dhabi, South Africa, Chile, and Spain.

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Elisha Neubauer is a freelance editor, ghostwriter, book reviewer, and author. She is...

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