GOLD COAST, Australia, July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Surf Lakes has entered the final phase of construction of Australia's first full-scale surfing wave pool. When in full operation, it will be capable of producing up to 2,400 waves per hour with waves of up to 2.4 metres (8ft) face height.
The lake and reef shaping is complete and machinery has arrived on site, ready for installation in what will become the world's largest wave machine. It will generate powerful concentric swells that radiate out across four reefs, each with a left and right wave, making 8 breaks in total -- more than any other wave pool. Each wave is shaped differently, thus creating waves of multiple sizes and types simultaneously -- a world first.
Below is an artist's impression of what a typical commercial facility might look like. However the first site will not contain infrastructure as it will initially be used as a demonstration site to refine the technology and provide demos to potential licensees, media and shareholders.
Former surfing world champions Mark "Occy" Occhilupo and Barton Lynch are on board as Ambassadors and will be amongst the first to surf it once complete. Commissioning and testing is expected to begin in September.
OCCY VISITS CONSTRUCTION SITE (VIDEO)
Occy recently joined CEO Aaron Trevis and Director Reuben Buchanan onsite to view the progress.
Full Video above.
This first site will not be open to the public and will be used to demonstrate the multi-wave technology potential licensees from around the world. Over 100 enquiries from regions including USA, Asia, Europe, UK, Middle East, Brazil and within Australia. Surf Lakes plans to license the technology to operators around the world.
Below are recent high-res images showing construction progress and the equipment on site.
BACKED BY INVESTORS
Surf Lakes is backed by its Board and around 100 individual investors. Over A$11m has been raised which has been used to fund the development, design and construction of what will soon be the worlds largest wave pool. The capital raise was managed by Director Reuben Buchanan, who is also the company's second largest shareholder.
SOURCE Surf Lakes International Limited (Australia)