For many this has been a holy grail of surfing, to produce a realistic wave away from the ocean. Well it looks like Wave Garden have done it, installed in an existing lake or a purpose built lake, this technology can produce super clean, barreling waves with consistence. The wave can also be adjusted at any point to add some variation to the ride.
We don’t think this is going to replace the waves of the sea, but that doesn’t seem to be their intention. The Wave Garden have the potential to bring this great sport to people who have no access to the ocean, school groups, learners, cooperate events with a difference.
“Our vision gives people of all ages and surfing levels the ability to enjoy a beach environment and a real surfing experience…beyond the oceans of the world. Wavegarden’s cutting edge technology allows for the creation of a broad and customisable range of authentic surfing waves in a safe and natural environment. This cost effective and environmentally friendly wave generation technology is now available to the public and for the first time makes economically-viable inland wave sports and lifestyle facilities possible.”
The Wave Garden have even gained support from surfing professionals.
“Found a goofy footers dream yesterday!!!!!! Let me put it like this…the window never closes!!!!!!!!! hahaha.”
Bobby Martinez, Profesional surfer, USA
“Wavegarden has helped me to improve my technique to take on championships. This wave is a great tool for learning and for perfecting your style.”
Aritz Aranburu, Profesional Surfer, EUK
All the images and videos are showing the prototype, this summer Instant Engineering are launching a version that will produce shoulder high waves.
Visit wave-garden.com for more details!
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