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-scale 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 a half-size prototype for $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, the inventor/entrepreneur wants to attract Indonesian investors for its completion.

The low-energy wave pool will also add sandbags to improve the quality of the ride.

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