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American Wave Machines and Skyplex Bring Sky Surf Park to Orlando’s I-Drive


American Wave Machines, the world’s leading wave pool, surf park, and wave technology company producing authentic surf experiences, has announced the first “surf park in the sky” – Skyplex Sky Surf Park on Orlando’s I-Drive. 

Sky Surf Park will include three of the biggest standing waves in the world.

American Wave Machines is bringing the stoke of surfing to central Florida with the addition of ‘Sky Surf Park’ to Orlando’s Skyplex™ entertainment complex featuring SurfStream® surf machines.

American Wave Machines has announced that the new out-of-ocean surf venue is scheduled to open in 2018. Sky Surf Park will be an unprecedented premiere attraction 10 stories up at Skyplex, with plans to include a casual beach and surf atmosphere for surfing and hanging out in the sun with full food and beverage services, lounges and cabana options. A beachside café with large patio seating will offer a front row seat to the surfing along with craft beers, and signature cocktails. Guests looking to surf can choose from three of the largest surf machines each running different waves ranging from family bodyboarding, fun face waves, and overhead barreling waves.

American Wave Machines: Billabong Pro Surfer Rob Kelly threading the barrel on SurfStream

“With surfing as one of the most aspirational of all sports and recreations, and with Orlando being one of the most visited cities in the world, Sky Surf Park will become a leading out-of-ocean surf destination, ” said Bruce McFarland, founder and president, American Wave Machines. “The iconic concept put forth by SkyPlex Orlando owners aligns with our vision for premium surf destinations in urban environments.”

“Sky Surf Park in Orlando has incredible potential to provide locals with tools for surf education never seen anywhere else, ” said Todd Holland, surfing legend and owner of School of Surf, Cocoa Beach, FL. “People of all abilities will be able to get the fundamentals down and develop their skills in a cool setting. I’m stoked it’s coming so close to Cocoa Beach.”

SurfStream® technology invented and manufactured by American Wave Machines includes programmable controls and modular inserts creating multiple wave types in one machine, and is made in U.S.A.  For experienced surfers the signature wave is a 6′ + barreling wave with 35′ of face to carve on.  Both right and left breaks accommodating goofy and regular foot riders are included.  The systems also include broad face waves, training, and intermediate waves which operate at lower power.  With the versatility of SurfStream, Sky Surf Park can host everything from sanctioned surf contests to interscholastic surf team packages that develop local school surf teams to beginner surfing lessons. Memberships will become available.

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