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Taming the Tsunami: Tips for Riding the Waves at Tsunami Bay

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Taming the Tsunami: Tips for Riding the Waves at Tsunami Bay

Looking for a way to beat the heat this summer? Cool off at Hurricane Harbor Rockford! Located in Cherry Valley, Illinois, it’s the ultimate water park destination, with thrilling slides, exciting water play zones, and a fantastic wave pool!

The Tsunami Bay Wave Pool is the place to go if you want to get tossed around the sea without ever leaving the pool! As the largest wave pool in all of Illinois, Tsunami Bay boasts 707,000 gallons of water.

It’s the perfect place to play and relax with friends and family of all ages. Check out these tips to make the most of the surf zone this summer!

Know Your Abilities

Be honest about your swimming abilities. If you or someone in your group is not a strong swimmer, consider wearing a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket or staying in shallower areas.

Use the Buddy System

Even advanced swimmers benefit from the buddy system. Keep a close eye on children at all times. Make sure young children are wearing a life jacket and are within arm’s reach even if you are just playing in shallow areas.

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Take Breaks

Swimming is a blast but it can be tiring, especially for young swimmers. Keep an eye on any kids in your group and take a break when you need one.

Did you know that you can rent private cabanas and wave pool chairs right next to Tsunami Bay? They are ideal relaxation stations for family and friends!

Many people like to use a cabana as a gathering spot during their day in the park. It’s a great place to stash your stuff, grab a bite to eat and soak up the sun. The Queen Cabana includes private seating and tube rentals for up to six people!

Fuel Up For Fun

Whether you need a cool drink or something to eat, there are lots of restaurant and dining options at Hurricane Harbor Rockford. Check out Paradise Pizza, Shark Bites, or Surfside Cafe for tasty treats and kid-friendly fare.

All Hurricane Harbor Rockford restaurants offer bottled water, so be sure to stay hydrated on hot days! Dippin Dots are a perfect way to cool down.

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Go With The Flow

Tsunami Bay is a popular place. Keep a safe distance to avoid colliding with others.

If you’re hoping to beat the crowds, head to the towering slides and thrilling attractions when the park opens and lines are short. Once you’ve conquered slides like Riptide Rush and Bermuda Triangle or floated your way through Castaway Creek, you’re bound to be ready for a little rest and relaxation! Rent an inner tube and feel all your cares drift away!

Protect Against The Sizzling Sun

However you choose to spend your day, you’ll want to apply sunscreen. Set a timer on your phone or waterproof watch to remind you when it’s time to reapply! Hats, sunglasses and sun protective or UPF clothing will also help shield you from the sun’s powerful rays.

Are You Ready To Tame The Tsunami?

When temperatures rise, Hurricane Harbor Rockford is the coolest place to be! Grab your Season Pass and enjoy the fun all summer long.

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