Wavegarden: The Latest And Greatest In Wave Pool Technology?

Have we finally arrived to the day and age where wave pools actually produce fun and rippable waves? Maybe…

Just this morning, a wave pool called “Wavegarden” that is the brain child of two European surfers was unveiled on the Web. Even this wave pool pessimist who has been let down so many times over the years is excited about Wavegarden (that sound you just heard was a 5’10″ epoxy being ordered). While details are scant regarding how the wave is created, Wavegarden’s research and development team has focused “on creating the new technologies required to minimize energy consumption, thus limiting the costs of ongoing maintenance and continued investment.”

Here’s what Bobby Martinez had to say via Twitter about the Wavegarden after testing it late last year, “found a goofy footers dream yesterday!!!!!! let me put it like this…the window never closes!!!!!!!!! hahaha”

Bobby Martinez doing some RnD at the Wavegarden in the Basque country.

Bobby Martinez doing some RnD at the Wavegarden in the Basque country.

Although the wave is only waist high at max, the crew at Wavegarden has told us that we can expect something bigger by this summer. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available…


Above: Basque surfer Aritz Aranburu ripping the Wavegarden.

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