La Vague Grand Paris: the new wave pool by WhiteWater

May 19, 2020 | Surfing
La Vague Grand Paris: the new wave pool by WhiteWater | Photo: WhiteWater

WhiteWater launches Endless Surf; the wave selected for the €250m development at La Vague Grand Paris.

The world's largest designer and manufacturer of water parks announced the construction of a wave pool facility in Paris, France.

WhiteWater presents Endless Surf, an inland surfing technology that will make its debut in the 250-million euro La Vague Grand Paris.

Featuring powerful, efficient, and customizable waves, this inland surf pool technology is backed by WhiteWater's four decades of expertise in aquatic engineering and experience design.

"We developed our first surf pool, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, in 1989. Now, with Endless Surf, we are introducing a next-generation wave pool technology," explains Geoff Chutter, CEO of WhiteWater.

"WhiteWater wants to create the world's best man-made wave. Our goal is to develop an authentic surfing experience that enables tens of thousands to discover the thrill of riding for the first time."

"Twenty-four million people identify themselves as surfers. While it is now a mainstream consumer aspiration, few have regular access to ocean waves."

WhiteWater is based in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

They own FlowRider since 2012, the company that created static wave pools technologies like FlowRider, FlowBarrel, FlowCurl, Wave-in-a-Box, and WaveOz.

Since 1980, WhiteWater has developed dozens of water slides, interactive water play centers, water rides, and wave pools across the globe.

"Inland surfing frees surfers from the whims of Mother Nature and proximity to the coast by providing man-made surf," continues Chutter.

"However, as the demand to surf continues to surge, consistently reliable inland surf remains in short supply."

Endless Surf: the new wave pool technology will pump 26-second end-to-end rides | Photo: WhiteWater

What is Endless Surf?

Endless Surf is a surfer's dream of on-demand waves.

Its organic, heart-shaped pool design is scalable in size, with a width of up to 1,000 feet (300 meters) in a 2-hectare (5-acre) pool and can provide up to a 26-second end-to-end ride.

Patent protected proprietary programming, accessed through its Wave Doctor interface, gives the operator the control to change the wave pattern in real-time based on the session requirements and guests in the pool.

Importantly, Endless Surf can run multiple wave types at one time so that beginners, intermediates, and experts can surf alongside each other, providing huge operational flexibility.

"Our reliable pneumatic technology creates endless rolling sets, designed for operational success; being flexible, high capacity, and above all else, safe," notes Paul Chutter, chief business development officer at WhiteWater.

La Vague Finds Their Wave

These were some of the factors that convinced the developers of La Vague Grand Paris to select Endless Surf for their world-class development.

Set to become the beating heart of water sports in Europe, La Vague Grand Paris will be a high-end entertainment venue.

It will feature an Endless Surf ES4800 surf pool, a skate park, family-focused aquatic amenities, a cycle track, beaches, water park, basketball courts, a music stage, and an urban boardwalk incorporating restaurants, bars, and retail facilities.

La Vague Grand Paris will be at the heart of an extraordinary development program called Terre d'Eaux, a 30-hectare complex set on the Montceleux lands of Sevran which includes housing, nature, leisure, culture, and sports open to all.

This 250-million euro development will additionally give back to the community, providing free surfing access for local schools and some social housing as part of the residential development.

"Our vision is bold. Everything elevates this venue into the extraordinary, from landscaping by the famous French landscape architect, Thierry Huau, to this incredible wave pool which will be open in advance of the Paris 2024 Olympics," adds Numa Mieli, project director at Linkcity,

Located in perfect proximity to Olympic venues, La Vague Grand Paris could see the world's very best surfers showcasing their skills as they prepare for the planet's largest stage on Endless Surf.

The creation of the next generation of surf parks and the potential for the industry lies not just in the ability to create Olympic quality waves, but an authentic surf experience and lifestyle for destinations and guests worldwide.

WhiteWater and Linkcity aim to create an iconic land-based surfing experience at La Vague Grand Paris that will draw guests of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to share the stoke.

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