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Overview

What are the wave heights and ride lengths at the surf parks?


The advanced waves have a max wave height of 6 feet and last for an average of 17 seconds. The bay waves have a max wave height of 3 feet and last for an average of 11 seconds.




How many waves are generated per hour?


The patented Wavegarden 'Cove' technology can provide breaking waves in the 'Reef' zone and the 'Bays' up to every 4 seconds, resulting in over 1,000 surfable waves per hour.




Is it easier to learn to surf at your surf park?


In short, 'Yes!' Beginners experience a vastly accellerated rate of learning in a Wavegarden 'Cove' compared to the ocean. The predictability of the waves generated in the 'Bays', the length of rides, and the removal of other distractions allows beginners to focus on technique, whilst enjoying closer supervision from surf coach staff.




What about progression for experienced surfers?


Just like tennis or golf, progression in surfing depends on practicing; which is linked how regularly you surf and the number of waves you get to ride. Unlike other sports, surfing requires the right weather conditions being present, and for that to occur in daylight hours, at a time and place you are free to participate. At our surf park these inconveniences are removed, allowing surfers to surf as regularly as they choose, at whatever time best suits them. Wavegarden is also the ideal laboratory to advance your surfing with instant video feedback, consistent waves, training programs with advanced and elite surfers, the advice of sports scientists and coaches, shapers and surf companies experimenting with new gear and technologies all under controlled conditions.




What other activities will be available at the surf park?


You will be able to surf, but also enjoy a wide range of additional activities and services that will create a fantastic destination for surfers and non-surfers alike. Activities that may be offered include various rock climbing opportunities, recoil-free base jumping, zip lining, mega water slides, splash pads and playgrounds for young children, beach styled family pools, yoga classes, and group fitness training.




What will it cost to surf?


There will be different pricing offered depending upon which zone of the lagoon a guest is surfing within, whether it is summer or fall, and whether the guest is an adult or child.





Development

In what context can a surf park be developed?


Our surf parks are ideal as a stand-alone, community based, sport, recreation and leisure facility, or as a central feature in large scale, mixed-use, or residential development. It creates a completely new destination built around surfing and a beach based lifestyle.




How long does it take to build a surf park?


About 12 months from the commencement of works on site to the first waves being ridden by our guests.




How much does it cost to build our surf parks?


The costs associated with the development of a park will vary depending upon the location and technical complexity of the site, and the scale of the development. The intention is to make sessions affordable so that surfing can be experienced by as many people as possible as regularly as possible.





Environment

In what context can a surf park be developed?


Our surf parks are ideal as a stand-alone, community based, sport, recreation and leisure facility, or as a central feature in large scale, mixed-use, or residential development. It creates a completely new destination built around surfing and a beach based lifestyle.




How long does it take to build a surf park?


About 12 months from the commencement of works on site to the first waves being ridden by our guests.




How much does it cost to build our surf parks?


The costs associated with the development of a park will vary depending upon the location and technical complexity of the site, and the scale of the development. The intention is to make sessions affordable so that surfing can be experienced by as many people as possible as regularly as possible.





Operations

What are the wave heights and ride lengths at the surf parks?


The advanced waves have a max wave height of 6 feet and last for an average of 17 seconds. The bay waves have a max wave height of 3 feet and last for an average of 11 seconds.




How many waves are generated per hour?


The patented Wavegarden 'Cove' technology can provide breaking waves in the 'Reef' zone and the 'Bays' up to every 4 seconds, resulting in over 1,000 surfable waves per hour.




Is it easier to learn to surf at your surf park?


In short, 'Yes!' Beginners experience a vastly accellerated rate of learning in a Wavegarden 'Cove' compared to the ocean. The predictability of the waves generated in the 'Bays', the length of rides, and the removal of other distractions allows beginners to focus on technique, whilst enjoying closer supervision from surf coach staff.




What about progression for experienced surfers?


Just like tennis or golf, progression in surfing depends on practicing; which is linked how regularly you surf and the number of waves you get to ride. Unlike other sports, surfing requires the right weather conditions being present, and for that to occur in daylight hours, at a time and place you are free to participate. At our surf park these inconveniences are removed, allowing surfers to surf as regularly as they choose, at whatever time best suits them. Wavegarden is also the ideal laboratory to advance your surfing with instant video feedback, consistent waves, training programs with advanced and elite surfers, the advice of sports scientists and coaches, shapers and surf companies experimenting with new gear and technologies all under controlled conditions.




What other activities will be available at the surf park?


You will be able to surf, but also enjoy a wide range of additional activities and services that will create a fantastic destination for surfers and non-surfers alike. Activities that may be offered include various rock climbing opportunities, recoil-free base jumping, zip lining, mega water slides, splash pads and playgrounds for young children, beach styled family pools, yoga classes, and group fitness training.




What will it cost to surf?


There will be different pricing offered depending upon which zone of the lagoon a guest is surfing within, whether it is summer or fall, and whether the guest is an adult or child.





Waves

What type of waves can be generated?


The lagoon is capable of generating a variety of waves, from gentle, spilling beginner waves, right through to high-performance barrelling waves up to 6 feet in height. The size and speed of waves in the lagoon can be varied, making it suitable for all skill levels, from beginner to expert.




How are the waves made?


Waves in the lagoon are generated by moving water over a shallow profile that causes a wave to form, and then fold on itself - just like an ocean swell becomes a breaking wave when it moves over a reef or a sand bar. In the case of the Wavegarden 'Cove', water is moved by a mechanical device located along the central axis of the lagoon. The device displaces over 30 tonnes of water, and gets it moving at over 20 feet per second to create a perfectly formed surfing wave.




Are the waves always the same size and type?


Waves in the 'Peak' zone and the 'Bays' can be mechanically identical in the size and shape (which creates an ideal training environment), but can also change to some degree in height and speed, and can also 'section'. These variations can be created in real time during the course of a ride. Additionally, removable features can be added to the floor of the lagoon which create close out sections to enable airs and floaters to be performed.




Is the wave powerful, does it have 'push'?


The beauty of the Wavegarden 'Cove' wave generating technology is that energy is constantly imparted into the wave through the movement of the wave generator as it completes a cycle. This ensures that waves have consistent power, shape, height and speed through the full ride.





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Energy

How much energy is needed to generate waves?


The Wavegarden ‘Cove’ wave generator is the most energy efficient surfing wave generator available. Our surf parks require about the same amount of energy per annum as would typically be used by a small, indoor aquatic centre.