Polin has supplied Cowabunga Bay waterpark, Las Vegas, with two new thrilling waterslides: Surf Safari and Family Rafting Slide.
Surf Safari: "Wild Surf"
“Wild Surf”, Cowabunga Bay’s Surf Safari waterslide was created exclusively for the waterpark by Polin, and boasts the world’s largest manmade parabolic wave. Cowabunga Bay is Polin's first turnkey waterpark project in the United States
At nearly 195 feet (29.25 meters) the Surf Safari drops riders 55 feet (16.76 meters) through an enclosed flume then into the huge wave where they twist, turn and hang along the ride's path before shooting through the wave's crest and a water shower from the lip of the wave before sliding forwards and backwards to an exit splash.
Commenting on the unique new ride, Cowabunga Bay’s general manager Shane Huish says, "The Surf Safari is unlike any other waterslide we'd ever seen. Not only does the Surf Safari give guests a longer ride than other slides I've seen with similar features, but it has supercreative extras. And it all starts from the moment guests reach the top of the slide tower. Up there, the adrenaline really gets pumping, because they get a bird's-eye view of what's ahead of them. They can look down into the funnel and see the dizzying ride below. And when they hit splash down? All we hear is, 'Wow! I've gotta do that again!'"
Surf Safari can be made in a variety of configurations, including with half-open, half-closed and fully closed tunnels with our without the waterfall feature.
Family Rafting Slide: "Beach Blanket Banzai"
In addition to the Surf Safari, Cowabunga Bay has also added one of Polin’s Family Rafting waterslides: "Beach Blanket Banzai".
The Family Rafting Slide delivers Nevada's longest adrenaline rush with guests splashing along a 9-degree slope at 8.5 miles per second and through more than 600 feet (188+ meters) of twists and turns, wild "S" curves and an overall 60-foot (16.76-meter) change in elevation.
A key factor in Cowabunga Bay’s decision to work with Polin was the company’s patented Magic Shine Finish achieved with RTM (Resin Transfer Molding) technology. The waterpark’s beach theme with bright colours and graphics have been incorporated into the waterslides by Polin for a bespoke finish that will look good in the long term.