webber wave pools

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  1. noah

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    Hey boneyard any updates, are you close to "shovel ready"?

    Looking forward to surfing this mechanical beast. :p
     
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    boneyard Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Slow and steady wins the race.........

    Sunshine Council STILL need to have more boxes ticked.

    The DA has been approved.

    It now seems that a BA needs to jump the hoops.

    The latest pool model now has a different set up at each end to make even more waves per hour.

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    Greg is in contact with many others in the pipeline who want to build a WWP, but Greg is fussy about who he will draw up a contract with.


    The only other competition is from WAVEGARDEN who have almost finished the first pool in Northern Wales

    http://www.surfsnowdonia.co.uk/

    I have been watching them for about one year and they hope to open in 3 months.

    The council approval for them was fast compared to SC council.

    Here is a pic of the construction in Wales.

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    The main difference will be WAVE RATE.

    Greg always has said he is not concerned about being first to market, but being BEST to market.

    Below is a clip from 2011 that I just reviewed again to remember the journey may be slow but the goal is within sight.

    https://scontent-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/h...=749af18266fe95a67f2c7079cf174d4e&oe=552DC39C

    And finally an amusing photo from Bells this Easter.

    It seems that Kelly has got Greg to shape him a few boards.

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    Great to see Tassie contributed some of the research and development in the area of wave technology.

    We've come a long way since Big Surf in Arizona.

    The demand these days by many surfers for wave size and quality will be a determining factor for it's success as a wave pool.

    Seems like Gregg Webber has nailed it in terms of the best and up to date technologies to produce the goods.

    Keep us all updated boneyard, great stuff happening here and put me on the short list for opening day :p
     
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    boneyard Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Surf Park Insider Greg Webber on Designing Surf Spaces

    http://www.surfparkcentral.com/surf-park-insider-greg-webber-on-designing-surf-spaces/

    a 3 minute clip of chat about design of the pools.


    This, the transcendence of perfect waves and the surfing experience itself over and above extraneous factors, is the point that Greg makes in the context of surf pools.

    "The experience of surfing is fundamentally a transformation of your sense of place because while you're doing it your sense of time is distorted and place is irrelevant in the moment'".

    For this reason Greg thinks aesthetics will not dictate the success or failure of a surf park, he thinks it will simply come down to the quality of the waves on offer.

    "Are the waves good, or are they not good?" Simple as that.

    The pool in SEQLD has not had any dirt moved yet.
     
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    boneyard Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    https://vimeo.com/149396475

    Kelly Slater has built his pool design.

    This is every surfers dream.

    3 minute clip.

    Hope Greg gets his WWP going soon
     
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    Near perfect waves, huge step forward in wave pool design and technology there!

    Water color though...
     
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    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    What are you talking about, looks perfectly normal to me. :lol:

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    pretty much :lol:
     
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    boneyard Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    thanks for the post.

    Wavegarden are the opposition....

    Greg has always said "Rather be best to market, not first to market".

    Wavegarden has plans for 10 pools in Oz.

    1st in Melbourne, 2nd one will be Sydney.

    They can have their day in the sun, but WWP will be the Gold at the end of the rainbow.

    All boils down to WAVE RATE.

    WWP will leave Wavegarden in its wake........
     
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    Slowly, slowly...
    South East Queensland.
    Sunshine Coast.
    Whole park is $450 million.

    Park will be called Actventure

    http://www.actventure.com.au/

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    boneyard Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    http://oceansportsdevelopment.com/


    ABOUT OSD
    OCEAN SPORTS DEVELOPMENT, INC., a privately held Florida-based corporation,

    is proud to hold the USA exclusive license to the Webber Wave Pool system invented and patented by Greg Webber.

    A peerless surfboard designer, Webber has been setting the world standard for shaping boards since the 1990s. With the Webber Wave Pool, he is now poised to set the world standard for shaping waves as well.

    The unique patented Kelvin wave drive mechanism and pool bottom will provide the perfect pipeline with numerous wave height and shape variations. Simplicity of design means we can make surfing pools in multiple sizes and shape configurations, including round, half-moon, straight, looped linear, and rectangular. The stadium sized looped linear and rectangular designs generate waves in four separate zones of the pool, thereby providing rides for the advanced professional surfer to the child novice without interference to any surfer in any other zone of the pool.

    OSD acquired the exclusive rights to this wave pool technology in order to create the NATIONAL SURFING LEAGUE™ surfing park resorts across the USA and to help develop the sport of surfing as an Olympic and NCAA sport. The fact that we can create a world-class hollow barrel on demand provides OSD with the ability to create unique sports television programming content. Our stadium resort locations make the proliferation of surfing possible by enabling municipalities, non-profits, high schools, NCAA, and the Olympics with the exact same training equipment which is economically feasible.

    Our group’s real estate, engineering, construction and operation experts will see your project through from site acquisition and custom pool design, to build-out, long-term management and league participation. Our technological niche and manufacturing expertise logically position Ocean Sports Development and the NATIONAL SURFING LEAGUE™ for long-term growth.
     
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