World-leading surf technology company, American Wave Machines, has announced that it is providing its SurfStream® technology to Australia’s first indoor surf venue.
The all-season Aloha Surfhouse in Joondalup will focus on health and fitness and is slated to open in 2017.
The new venue selected AWM’s SurfStream for its easily programmable controls and modular inserts that offer multiple wave types in one machine.
The system can create anything from a classic standing 6′ barrel with a 20′ face for experienced surfers, right down to training and intermediate waves which operate at lower power so the wave size can progress along with the riders’ skill.
The flexible SurfStream technology can also create a 4ft deep water wave which replicates the hydrodynamics of river surfing.
Above: Aloha Surfhouse Exterior Rendering
“By making surfing available 7 days a week, 365 days a year, Aloha Surf is not only growing the sport, but creating a unique experience for surfers and spectators, ” commented Adam Blackwood, owner of Aloha Surfhouse.
“People of all abilities will be able to get the fundamentals down and develop their skills while non surfers can just relax and enjoy the scene.”
The venue features a surf-themed bar and restaurant so that diners can check out the surf action while enjoying a healthy menu.
Bruce McFarland, President & Founder of American Wave Machines, praised Blackwood for his ‘compelling vision for out of ocean surfing in Australia’:
“This is the first of a series of our small footprint indoor surf venues opening in Australia in the coming months and adding to our growing worldwide commercial out of ocean surfing network.”
Top image: Surfer Kalani Chapman
Images kind courtesy American Wave Machines