People are a bit apprehensive of wave pools because it takes out the ocean from surfing. Some would say that the sport must remain pure and unpredictable and with wave pools pumping barrels after perfect barrels, its purity is lost. But what if you can incorporate the ocean in the wave pool technology?
Enter Unit Surf Pool.
In a time where wave pools are popping out and (sort of) dividing the surfing community, a German company may have come up with a solution – the world’s first floating outdoor surf pool. The Unit Surf Pool is the newest addition to the growing family of stationary waves. But unlike its brother, it sits atop a body of water like a river or lake and uses the natural water flow to generate waves.
The surf pool generates two kinds of waves – a four-foot wave for beginners, and a five-foot wave for more advanced surfers, comes in five width options (8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 meters), only takes two weeks to install upon delivery, and promises to be the “most efficient artificial wave in the world.”
Unit Park Tech, the creator of Unit Surf Pool, explains how the floating pools work on their website, “once above water level, the force of gravity creates a powerful stream accelerating down a ramp, into the wave generating section of the Unit Surf Pool, where the stream meets the body of standing water.” So where does the water end up after being used to create waves? Back to the ocean, lake, river, or to whatever body of water it was installed on.
According to the company, “The Unit Surf Pool provides you with a safe and powerful wave machine that can be adjusted to your needs, and represents the perfect centerpieces of a modern and dynamic business concept.”
Unit Surf Pool is set to open on March 1 in Langenfeld, Germany.
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