The surf pool powered by human muscles

March 3, 2014 | Surfing
Fred's Wave: muscle-made wave pool

An entrepreneur has developed a prototype of a surf pool that only uses human muscles to pump waves.

"Fred's Wave" is a one-man show. The dream of building an inexpensive, eco-friendly artificial wave has been growing somewhere in Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia.

The idea started with a very small-scaled model and later evolved into a small wave pool for beginners. The man behind this unusual artificial wave has been uploading videos of his technology since 2008.

In 2012, "Fred's Wave" managed to build an half-size prototype with $85,000. The 20-meter wave pool produced a two-footer that could be ridden for 10 seconds.

With a few tweaks, "Fred's Wave" got better. Now, inventor/entrepreneur wants to attract Indonesian investors for its completion. The low-energy wave pool will also add sand bags to improve the quality of the ride. uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more on our About section.