Australian science teacher gives daughter her first FlowRider experience using snowboard and shade cloth

Nine-year-old Mikalah Strickling was a bit fearful about trying the FlowRider – a surf machine that simulates riders riding a wave – so her father prepared her for it in their own backyard.

In the video, her father, Jacob Strickling, is seen pulling his daughter down the hill with a rope while she stands on a snowboard. A piece of cloth is laid on the grass, creating a smooth surface for her to glide down.

The clip then shows the girl on the FlowRider while on a Royal Caribbean cruise with her family, falling over a few times while attempting to balance.

"Mikalah later said that the real FlowRider was so much better then the homemade version!" Strickling told Newsflare.