The Webber Wave Pool: Everything you need to know about it.

The Webber Wave Pool is a new form of surfing wave pool that generates continuously breaking waves, capable of providing surfers with infinitely long rides around a central island.

 

HOW IT WORKS

The Webber Wave Pool generates waves by driving a series of hulls along the outer edge of a ring shaped pool.


Each hull generates two waves, which advance across the channel, peeling as they break around the island in the middle of the pool.


The drive system is hidden within the edge of the pool.


Wave height increases as a result of the wakes being compressed by the inward curving path of the hull.

Webber Wave Pool
The turbulence from the first wave has no influence on the second wave, because the water level recedes behind it, causing the next wave to break further out.


The crescent shaped version of the Webber Wave Pool increases the wave height ratio to the wave pool’s maintenance and building costs.

The distinguishing characteristics of this design are:

Continuously breaking, never ending waves
Ability to accommodate multiple surfers at once
Wave height and shape can be altered within seconds
Low energy cost

Between 2001 and 2011, the population of surfers increased worldwide from 26 to 35 million. This rate of growth indicates that the global surfing market will reach US$13.2 billion by 2017.

To capitalise on this growth, the Webber Wave Pool offers:

  • high quality waves, all day, every day.
  • high frequency of waves.
  • high degree of control over wave shape,
  • catering to all standards of surfing ability, within the one pool at the same time.
  • high degree of scalability to suit different business models (e.g. water parks, surf stadiums, developments), in terms of the size of the waves and how many waves are breaking at the same time.
  • low cost per wave.
  • a new style of surfing contest that is much easier for the general public to understand, because the contestants ride identically shaped waves, making it easier to compare different performances.
  • an ideal venue for surf brands to connect with customers.

Below is a video of a the small scale webber pool in action, they even have a barbie with an endless ride on the wave.

FAQ:
How big is the pool?

The following diameters cover the range of pool sizes.
100m, 150m, 200m

How big are the waves?
1m, 1.5m, 2m – Wave height varies depending on pool size.

How many waves are produced?
6, 8, 10 – The number of waves is governed by the number of hulls operating.

How long does it take each wave to circle the island?
45sec, 60sec, 90sec – The length of ride for one lap is roughly 3 times the pool diameter.

How deep is the pool?
3m, 4m, 5m – The pool is deepest at the outer perimeter, rising gradually toward the island.

How big is the island?

The diameter of the island depends on the width of the channel surrounding it. 60m, 80m, 120m

How wide is the channel?

The width of the channel depends on the diameter of the island it rings. 20m, 35m, 40m

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