Feature: The many layers to Surf Lakes’ stone-in-a-pond concept

The test pool in Yeppoon is known by a lot of names: The Mad Max Wave, The Plunger Wave, Apocalypse Wave, That Giant Donut Thing … Surf Lakes makes a huge visceral impression. Arguably more than any wave technology out there at the moment. While concrete and software-synced air-powered swimming pools become the Dave Mathews Band of the surf park landscape, Surf Lakes’ giant wavemaker shocks, awes and impresses as few can. It’s big. It’s loud. It’s the AC/DC of wave pools. There is something so wonderfully simple about it. You don’t need an engineering degree to get how it works. Anyone who has tossed a rock into still water and watched the ripples fan out comprehends the Surf Lakes system. Mix in elementary bathymetry knowledge and each one of us believes we could design such a machine. But we can’t. While the Surf Lakes wave pool looks simple, it’s … Continue reading Feature: The many layers to Surf Lakes’ stone-in-a-pond concept