Be prepared to get wet as you join the S.Q.U.I.D. team on a jet ski adventure...
|Theme Park||Legoland Windsor|
|Park Area||Adventure Land|
|Opened||2000 (as "Wave Surfer")|
2012 ("S.Q.U.I.D. Surfer" retheme)
|Closed||2019 (replaced by Hydra's Challenge)|
Riders board their jetskis as they take to the water, joining an adventure with the Submarine Quest Undersea Investigation Department (S.Q.U.I.D.).
S.Q.U.I.D. Surfer features two turntables, each with six two-person "jet skis". These spin around quite fast, with riders using a steering wheel to control how far away or close to the turntable their jet ski travels.
With a bit of skill and a bit of practice using the steering wheel, it can be quite fun to produce some hefty waves of water.
Riders need to watch out though: there are underwater "water bombs" which can be set off by spectators pressing large buttons and guaranteeing a soaking for unwary jet ski pilots.
The ride was originally known as Adventurer's Wave Surfer (or simply Wave Surfer) before undergoing a minor retheme and rename to SQUID Surfer for the 2012 season. It was closed for the 2020 season due to construction work for the new 2021 Lego Mythica land, undergoing a more substantial refurbishment and retheme into Hydra's Challenge for 2021.
One of the two turntables
A SQUID Surfer Jet Ski
Sunny skies over SQUID Surfer
Release the water bomb!
The ride in its days as Wave Surfer
Wave Surfer riders