Submitted by indo-dreaming on Tue, 05/30/2017 - 18:37
Has this one been posted before?
Surf Lakes Limited has invented a revolutionary, proprietary method of produce high quality surfing waves in a controlled lake environment. The Surf Lakes™ technology will be capable of producing a variety of waves that closely mimic natural ocean waves. Furthermore, because of the way Surf Lakes works, not only will it have the lowest energy cost per wave compared to other technologies, but be capable of producing up to 2,400 surfable waves per hour. This is over 20 times more than any current or proposed wave technology around the world.
The company have built several large prototypes and will soon commence construction of a full scale lake in 2017.
Due to many limiting factors, less than 1% of the worlds population has ever surfed. By creating perfect waves, on demand 24/7 and delivering them to the masses globally, Surf Lakes has an exciting future. And with surfing admitted to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, the potential for Surf Lakes globally is significant."
I think i have a crush on Debra Soh.
Now were being promised 2,400 waves per hour .
Occy has been appointed Surf Industry advisor.
"I've always loved the ocean........that's why I want to surf in a lake!" Credibility? Zero.
Sounds like there trying to sell this bullshit to some dumb rich bastard.......biggest load of crap ....10ft barrels ...........mmmmm sure.
hahahaahahahah. what the fuck. i got a chuckle from clicking on the 'team' tab. just marketing people in suits
I am the bone
They were holding a meeting in Manly tonight. Spruiking for investors?
@ Blindboy Ha ha really?.
Nothing to do with me, just came up in Facebook feed, maybe that's why.
No, a long way to go yet with this one. The proof of concept has to be built. Hence looking for investors.
Concept is interesting and most likely aimed for fun parks - that's the largest target group.
Another proposed wave pool on Tuesday night's news...Somewhere in Tweed Heads?
(Trash Talk) Toxic Marine Debris Island could be 196th country?
SBS (VICELAND )Tuesday 19th Dec 9:30 pm....That's less than half an hour, gotta go!
TBB...I've heard some talk to the same effect...a partially govt funded via Surfing Australia Slater wavepool in Tweed with a purpose to work in tandem with the HPC in preparation for 2020 Olympics...
Tell me it ain't so...
How good would it feel as a taxpayer to pay for a man made wave that you weren't allowed to surf ?
Best Evers ?
Apparently it will be open to the public but Surfing Australia have obviously hitched their gravy train wagon to the Olympic hoo-ha...
Maybe Northcoast TV news got crosswired on Tuesday night...Sorry Guys! (Pool's on hold!)
Same TV News(Tonight)+Tweed Daily News (Today Friday 22nd Dec) revealed a new story.
It could be a surf reserve proposal for a legendary Northern NSW bigtime surfbreak....?
I won't reveal more cause I reckon Swellnet are onto this + Local skegz are keen to shout it.
Same region does have other fresh news about north coast shark nets/drones.
Busy year on North Coast with councils barricading Super Heroes surf spots.
Silly Seasonings Neighbours! Happy double New Year to you too.
With a bit of luck , the Fed Govt will shut down the HPSC , and withdraw funding for the Olympics as the KPI's say that's what is destroying Australia's Competition Surfing Culture , so enough with the pools , especially Kelly's (25M$ USD just for a license!
Agree! Pro' surfing aids to assist professional surfers for amateur Olympics is a non event.
I hear on the grapevine that the wave pool at Rockhampton/Yepoon is having its first run this week with a few invited pro surfers to trial it ??
it's not official until lurker and creep of Instagram UDO has made it known
Surf lakes has just dropped a pretty impressive video on Facebook, IMHO looks as good as Kelly's just a different type of wave. (could have got someone to make the take off though)
See surf lakes is going to open a wave pool on the Goldie......hows Gregs wave pool going?
Two wave pools on the goldie..hmmm..i guess no lack of surfers in that region.
Let's see if they can turn them profitable. Snowdonia's been running as one of the longest, and their scheduling system adapts immediately, making sure their overheads are kept as low as possible.
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TheMaharadscha (Snowdonia' Pool is a model for all the wrong reasons).
First: Some of the longest Wavepool operators...
1912-28 Budapest Gell'ert Wavepool is beyond WSL Divas dream setup! (open!)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbHj22VyM1g
1936 Portobello Wave Pool (6,000 seat surfboardriding Arena) WSL dream!http://porty.org.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/mm_pc_432-1.jpg
1939 Palintus Wave Pool runs surfboard-riding lessons.(Sill open!)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMU_v6HUma4
Snowdonia Wavepark impacts 20km of Nat Park + 20-30 kms of river reserve.
Wavepark has shut 5 x & drained the Wavepool 4x.
Mountain Reservoirs pipe to Hydro Plant taking 18 hrs to refill 6m gallon pool.
Wavegarden say "Dumping a Megaload of 'uv treated' water into river is fine!"
Maybe so, if it were anywhere else than Conwy river being UK #1 Floodway...
Wavepool takes 24hrs to drain the 6 million gallons into Conwy River.
Wavegarden's 1m ltrs/hr wastewater impacts on WH Castle/Royal Bird Reserve
Upstream release wastewater impacts on a Sovereign Nation's Grade 1 Castle.
note: Each daylong Wavepool dump supplies over a 1/4 million UK residents.
Snowdonia has wasted 2m residents drinking water supply (4x water in/out)
Humans utilise/recycle UV treated water. Snowdonia can't pond it so waste it!
Draining a pool of Town water is just not an issue as they don't pay for it in/out.
20th Century wave pools were fine only 21st century whiteshoe pools fail.
Surfer's logo on each Pool all wasting the world's water mid drought.
I've said it before. Wavepools suck more water than Nuclear power plants.
Pool operators claim Wave Parks are on Par with Golf Course water waste.
Ranch wastes 5x Golf Courses of water a day (1m ltrs-Wash & Evaporation)
Chlorine is fine for old school concrete Wavepools but eats thru Pool liners.
Chlorine affords water to pond but UV water must reticulate a fresh supply.
How URBNSURF turns PFAS & Airport runoff into Cheese & wine...Who Knows?
Good post, Weber's pool will dump into Logan river which hosts major aquaculture in it. If Slater puts a pool down on the Tweed, this hosts significant oyster farming. Would be interesting to hear what those farmers might have to say about the potential impact of all that pool slop being dumped in their farms.
What about all the power these wave pools are going to use. Maybe the developers/operators should use some of their millions investing in renewable energy. Then one day we may have wave pools running on power created by harvesting ocean wave energy. Oh the irony.
only way forward, to turn shitty wasted waves into better ones. or convert whole sections of energetic but onshore plagued coasts into groyned points. Lots of ways to do that, work with nature.