American Wave Machines, Inc., the leading wave technology innovation company, is to supply the world’s largest standing wave surfing machine for an indoor surf park planned at SkyVenture in Nashua , New Hampshire.
Set to open in 2013, Surf’s Up New Hampshire will be an extension of the popular indoor skydiving venue at SkyVenture, and the first dedicated indoor surf park in the US. American Wave Machines will supply the SurfStream® model SS5032 for Surf’s Up New Hampshire, the first multi-sport venue with both surfing and skydiving.
Connected to SkyVenture’s skydiving facility by a retractable glass roof, the SurfStream® will be operational all year round with a seasonal open air option. The extension design includes glass walls to allow spectator viewing and surfside lounging by the café.
Rob Greer, owner of SkyVenture NH, said, “We can already teach anyone to fly, now we can teach anyone to surf. SurfStream® is a tremendous value proposition with broad appeal. That’s what convinced us to invest and that’s essential for our bottom line.”
American Wave Machine’s patented SurfStream® is the world’s first standing wave machine – a technology breakthrough that delivers authentic surf and wave riding capabilities. The SurfStream® model SS5032, the world’s largest standing wave surfing machine, has programmable controls and modular inserts which creates multiple wave types in one machine. Experienced surfers have the 5′ barreling signature wave with 28′ of face to carve on. This set of wave modules can be assembled in both right and left breaks accommodating goofy and regular foot riders. The appeal of the SurfStream® is extended with training and intermediate waves operating at lower power.
The versatility of the SurfStream® has allowed Laurie and Rob Greer to develop a robust pay-for-surf revenue model which includes interscholastic surf team packages to help develop local high school surf teams.
Bruce McFarland, founder and CEO of AWM said, “Laurie and Rob are visionaries. Their expertise in action sports facility marketing and operations, not to mention their passion, has contributed greatly to the success of this project. They really do believe in the development of extreme sport talent.”