Machine repairs underway at Surf Lakes to create "full-sized wave faces"

April 9, 2019 | Surfing
Surf Lakes: a concentric wave pool concept | Photo: Surf Lakes

Surf Lakes that they are rebuilding the wave generating machine installed in their testing site at Yeppoon, Queensland, in Australia.

After a soft launch that revealed a new wave pool concept based on a concentric wave formula, Surf Lakes is ready to step up their game.

"With external investigations and associated testing to the prototype now completed and the redesign efforts also finished, the re-build of the machine is now underway," notes Mal Borgeaud, CEO of Surf Lakes.

"Due to numerous external factors potentially affecting scheduling, i.e., weather, we are not in a position to communicate an exact date for when the machine will be online again."

According to the Australian wave pool company, the works are well on track for completion of repairs and phase two testing before June 30, 2019.

"We are taking our time with the redesign and rebuild to ensure we do everything possible to eliminate the risk of further delays," added Borgeaud.

"It has taken a bit longer, but we would rather spend the time now being more thorough, in the lead up to phase two testing."

Surf Lakes: featuring the 5 Waves technology | Photo: Surf Lakes

Long Head-High Waves

Surf Lakes is expected to produce full-sized wave faces and length when they finally test the machine at maximum capacity.

Meanwhile, the firm's 5 Waves technology continues to receive inquiries from around the globe, now edging close to 300.

According to Aaron Trevis, the founder of Surf Lakes, inquiries have been from large development companies looking at creating larger residential and retail precincts, through to sole operators who wish to create stand-alone surf and action sports parks with an eye on the glamping market.

"The interest in Surf Lakes 5 Waves tech shows no signs of slowing down," states Trevis.

"As more people are exposed to artificial wave technology, be it us or any other technology in the market place, we are finding there is more demand due to non-surfing people being genuinely excited about the prospect of being able to try surfing."