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 05/12/2018 01:48 PM
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dingpatch

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http://americanwavemachines.com

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 05/12/2018 03:19 PM
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Stillasurferin2016

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Where......is.....THAT????? 

 

 

 05/12/2018 03:33 PM
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dingpatch

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Ready for this , , , , , Waco, Texas
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Cuz

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I think they released this footage to the public the same day or the day after the Founders Cup.
 05/13/2018 09:10 AM
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Same day. Brilliant. Competition in the artificial wave sector is real...!!!



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 05/13/2018 09:20 AM
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I can't think of a better place than Central Florida to do the r&d and have a market ready and starving for consistent waves. While I don't have exact figures I can imagine the demand in our area is exponentially higher than Waco. Maybe someone can enlighten me as to why they spend all this money for a pool out in the middle of nowhere, with a surf population that probably doesn't exist. I know land is probably cheap, but there are endless acres available west of I95 to develop one of these. Hell, you could probably put 6 - 8 of these pools throughout Florida and have enough demand to keep them running all day.
 05/13/2018 05:10 PM
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Yeah, and set it up so ENE wind makes the waves glassy!



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 05/13/2018 05:35 PM
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the story on Stab said the wave was good , but the crowd was bad , with loads of wave hoppers dropping in on each other. Unless they can police this , it's going to turn into another situation like 1st peak in the late 70's with the wave regulators punching out a few guys.
 05/14/2018 05:41 AM
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Plan B

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Originally posted by: Kimo63  Unless they can police this , it's going to turn into another situation like 1st peak in the late 70's with the wave regulators punching out a few guys.

 

Finally an interesting wavepool 



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Looks like I may have to move back...



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 05/14/2018 09:34 AM
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Cole

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So much for Typhoon Lagoon. lol

That looks super fun, but the water looks like blue Pepto Bismol?

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Originally posted by: foam ball

I can't think of a better place than Central Florida to do the r&d and have a market ready and starving for consistent waves. While I don't have exact figures I can imagine the demand in our area is exponentially higher than Waco. Maybe someone can enlighten me as to why they spend all this money for a pool out in the middle of nowhere, with a surf population that probably doesn't exist. I know land is probably cheap, but there are endless acres available west of I95 to develop one of these. Hell, you could probably put 6 - 8 of these pools throughout Florida and have enough demand to keep them running all day.



A surf population that doesn't exist?

In Texas?

There ain't no surf in Texas, right?

WRONG.

I've spoken to several who have surfed in the last few days. They are loving it, but it is not the leg burner that Lemoore is (I think the ride is something of a rodeo- 8 seconds long), and when the newness wears off, I think it will wane a bit.

We'll see how it plays out.

 05/14/2018 03:36 PM
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oldsufr3

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Needs this filtering system : https://www.local10.com/news/florida/first-man-made-crystal-lagoons-park-in-us-opens-in-florida-1

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Originally posted by: weldertom2

Originally posted by: foam ball



I can't think of a better place than Central Florida to do the r&d and have a market ready and starving for consistent waves. While I don't have exact figures I can imagine the demand in our area is exponentially higher than Waco. Maybe someone can enlighten me as to why they spend all this money for a pool out in the middle of nowhere, with a surf population that probably doesn't exist. I know land is probably cheap, but there are endless acres available west of I95 to develop one of these. Hell, you could probably put 6 - 8 of these pools throughout Florida and have enough demand to keep them running all day.






A surf population that doesn't exist?



In Texas?



There ain't no surf in Texas, right?



WRONG.



I've spoken to several who have surfed in the last few days. They are loving it, but it is not the leg burner that Lemoore is (I think the ride is something of a rodeo- 8 seconds long), and when the newness wears off, I think it will wane a bit.



We'll see how it plays out.


The Lagoon, all these years later, is booked constantly. No waning. And it's the pool version of wind swell, mushy, not top to bottom hollow.

Everything else is now top to bottom, barrels, longer rides, and now multiple set waves with multiple riders. At what point will either of these new pools wane?
 05/15/2018 04:47 AM
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that looks so sick!!!!!!!!!

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 05/15/2018 05:10 AM
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DaveFL76

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Wow, that looks so much more 'natural' than the California pool. I wonder if they're able to change the bottom to vary the wave faces.
 05/15/2018 01:41 PM
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dingpatch

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I did not thoroughly review their WEB site, but I believe that they change the "shape" of the wave by changing the workings of the generation chamber.
 05/20/2018 07:18 AM
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Northjetty101

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Originally posted by: Plan B

Originally posted by: Kimo63  Unless they can police this , it's going to turn into another situation like 1st peak in the late 70's with the wave regulators punching out a few guys.




 




Finally an interesting wavepool 



That's the spirit!
 05/21/2018 06:00 AM
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AndreaCaloiaro

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Yes, I want to surf it. Yes, I'd love access to this in FL. But yes, surfing's about the chase, unpredictability, and I'd rather spend $60/hr. on adventure. 

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