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Australia’s first wave pool produces 2,400 waves per hour

Australia is set to introduce the world’s first man-made wave pool which lets riders surf in five different breaks all at once.

Surf Lakes International will soon open the exclusive man-made lake, where riders can surf up to 2,400 waves an hour, near Yeppoon on Queensland’s Capricorn Coast.

Surfers will be able to test the pool’s ‘5 wave’ technology, which produces five different levels of waves simultaneously around the lake.

The five different levels of waves all vary in of difficulty, size, and length and are colour-coded so beginner surfers through to moderate and advanced surfers can enjoy wave riding.

Surf Lake’s ‘5 wave’ technology creates the most breaks in a man-made pool with ten separate waves in total – four on the left hand side, four on the right and two beginner waves.

The wave pool can fit a capacity of up to 240 surfers and learners each hour with different abilities, which avoids the problem of waiting for different sessions to run.

The world-first technology has the highest wave productivity as hundreds of surfers are able to catch up to ten waves each per hour.

Surfers will be able to test the pools’ ‘5 wave’ technology, which produces five different levels of waves simultaneously around the lake

A variety of waves can accommodate for a range of watercraft.

Intermediate waves are suitable for short boards, long boards, stand-up paddleboarding and surf skis.

Advanced and expert waves are suitable for short boards and knee boards.

Australia’s first man-made surfing wave pool was founded by Aaron Trevis, part of the Surf Lakes team. 

The world-first technology has the highest wave productivity as hundreds of surfers are able to catch up to ten waves each per hour

The world-first technology has the highest wave productivity as hundreds of surfers are able to catch up to ten waves each per hour

The wave pool has gained strong demand, with over 150 enquiries from more than 25 countries

The wave pool has gained strong demand, with over 150 enquiries from more than 25 countries

PhD engineer and Surf Lakes Director Chris Hawley oversaw the build and design of the pool.

The project was funded by private investors and finance expert and fellow Director Reuben Buchanan.

The wave pool has gained strong demand, with over 150 enquiries from more than 25 countries.

‘After years of dreaming, designing, testing and building, to see those first few waves role across the reefs was quite a site,’ said Mr Trevis.  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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