They are fun and if you know how to ride a boogie board you can play around on them for a while. I don't surf so never tried with a surf board. I haven't two guys have their trunks ripped off, no one wants to see that...LOL. Both happened to be tall and skinny, not much butt to hold them on I guess? The girl's are given a shirt if they are wearing a two piece bathing suit so I assume that a few tops have come off in the past. They all wear the shirts they have there, don't know if it's mandatory or what? I think the capacity would be so low that it's not worth being at VB and as you said I would like to see something original or at least out of the ordinary. We have 3 flowriders within an hour and half from me.