Ben Gravy takes in the PerfectSwell New Jersey opening

Surfing’s uber-stoked grown-up-grom Ben Gravy ducked into the official opening of the American Dream Mall in East Rutherford New Jersey. Sister site to Waco’s PerfectSwell waves, this smaller, chlorinated indoor version was dogged by construction delays and COVID which pushed back its opening nearly one year. But did the rescheduling and wait (or anything else for that matter, my god the dude is so positive!) deter Mr. Gravy?

“Surfing this thing is a dream! The surf it produces isn’t world class by any means, but we have to realize why this thing was built…for people to swim in,” says Ben. “So the fact that we get to shred in this pool is absolute stoke for me! Huge thanks to Will Skudin for having us for the morning.”