Technology and the Sport of Surfing the Wavegarden
Our close friends at Honokea just shot us over this great video by Dr Jeremy Sheppard, a sports scientist from Australia about the implications of Wavegarden technology on the sport of surfing. As the host mentions at the beginning of the edit, we are indeed frothing at the mouth to have Wavegarden technology available in the U.S.
Currently, there is a Wavegarden park located the Basque Mountain Valley and it looks pretty bad ass! Wavegarden is the industry leader in the design and creation of the worlds longest artificial surfing wave and can generate 120 waves per hour, with typical rides up to 20 seconds long. Sounds too good to be true, right? Wrong!
Honokea Surf Parks, based out of O’ahu Hawaii, is working to develop surf parks throughout the U.S. as partners of Wavegarden. Their mission in sharing surfing is to inspire healthy lifestyles, a healthy planet, and healthy communities. Their mantra: Think Green, Dream Blue. Personally, I can’t wait and can only hope one gets built in Utah.
In the meantime, here is some more Honokea & Wavegarden stoke for your eyeballs:
Wavegarden Highlights - Roxy Pro Biarritz 2013WATCH the Roxy team head to surf a secret spot nestled in the Basque Mountain Valley, the Wavegarden. Here, they surf the longest artificial wave in existence.
HURLEY GIRLS AT WAVEGARDENWith flat surf in France canceling the Roxy Pro, Carissa and Lakey were left with some free time to venture over to the Wave Garden for some man-made fun.