21 Mar, 2017

Webber Wave Pools

21 Mar, 2017

Legendary Australian shaper Greg Webber has shifted his focus to wave pools ever since he began surfing the wake made by a friend’s fishing trawler as he blasted by a shallow sandbank in the Clarence River in 2008. Legal battles and several re-designs later and he seems to be getting close to building his first surfable wave pool. The technology promises something similar to Kelly Slater and Wavegarden pools, except his design has hydrofoil-generated waves circling the central pier continuously in the same direction. According to Greg, his hydrofoil design is superior because it creates a trough in the wave, which is how natural waves break. The design also incorporates the wave energy recycling concept that creates beginner waves simultaneously.

  • Wave generation style: Hydrofoil Displacement
  • Phase of Technology: Concept
  • Quality of wave for surfing: Unknown
  • Frequency: Unknown
  • Energy cost per wave: Unknown
  • Construction Cost: Unknown
  • Footprint: Unknown
  • Projects: Queensland (?)
Webber’s original ring concept
Greg’s latest concept imagery for the Queensland project
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