The perfect wave…
in a Basque mountain valley

 

Wavegarden, industry leader in the design and manufacture of wave generation systems, has built a full-sized demo center in Northern Spain. This first of its kind facility will be used strictly for fine-tuning, testing and as a showroom and is not open to the public.

Located at Wavegarden’s research and development site, the new surfing lagoon generates perfectly formed tubing waves that peel for more than 220 m without losing power or shape. It is the longest artificial surfing wave in existence, and the wave quality, shape, and speed, are suitable for the highest levels of performance surfing.

Every minute two identical waves break simultaneously left and right with barreling point break type rides up to 20 seconds long. Once the waves reach the bay area, the left and right hand waves transform into smooth rolling whitewater waves; perfect for children, longboarding and surf lessons.

The technology is designed to generate 120 waves per hour with an average power of 270 kW and has proven capable of making waves of any size and length, depending on the size of the lagoon.

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1. Beach and swimming area
2. Beginners area
3. Experts area
4. Pier
5. Skatepark and playground
6. Buildings
7. Lakeside path

 

Wavegarden offers a dynamic business opportunity with countless possibilities, where the centre piece is a world-class wave designed and adaptable for all surfers and wave sports. Wavegarden is ideal as a stand-alone facility or as a central feature in large scale mixed-used developments. It is the perfect anchor attraction for resorts or leisure parks and creates a completely new and singular destination built around surfing and the always alluring beach life.

At the expert area two identical waves break simultaneously left and right with barreling point-break type rides up to 20 seconds long. Once the waves reach beginners area at each end of the lagoon, the left and right hand waves transform into smaller more playful whitewater waves, the perfect size for all ages to learn and improve their skills. Once the wave cycle is complete, the system turns around creating another set of perfect waves that break in the opposite direction along the lagoon and into the other bay.

The patented Wavegarden technology provides two breaking waves every 60 seconds with a capacity of 50-100 surfers in the lagoon at one time. The lagoon’s large capacity and frequency of waves finally allow inland wave sport facilities to be economically viable, as well as create an atmosphere of plentiful and realistic waves necessary to gain traction with the typically very demanding surf market.

 
for more information check out their website http://www.wavegarden.com/

 

 

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