Wavegarden raises the bar with Japan announcement
Another week, another big announcement from the nocean industry. This time it's Wavegarden who in conjunction with a Japanese licensee have announced not one, not two, or even three new wavepools, but a somewhat random seven wavepools in the next seven years.
This equals the amount of pools Wavegarden currently have in operation, though they also have a further five pools in the planning/construction phase, including Sydney.
Wavegarden claim to have 47 more pools 'under development', though this can be anything as airy as an MOU or an EOI, both of which mean SFA.
That last statistic aside, by virtue of their finished projects Wavegarden are clearly leading the wavepool race. The nearest contender is American Wave Machines with two finished pools: Waco, Texas, and the more recent minipool at Shizunami, Japan.
Seeking brand differentiation, each company claims to have the most variety in their artifical waves, while Wavegarden claim to have the lowest energy and water consumption. Here to convince you is this video: