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Jamie Obrien Oasis Open Surf Contest

Pro Surfer Jamie O’Brien performs for the crowd on American Wave Machines’ SurfStream wave machine during Canada’s first ever indoor surfing competition at Oasis Surf in Montreal.

The Oasis Open – Canada’s First Ever Indoor Surfing Competition

April 1, 2016

Solana Beach, CA – It was a Good Friday for Surfing as some of the world’s top professional surfers showcased their skills on American Wave Machines’ SurfStream®  technology in the first ever indoor surfing competition held in Canada at Montreal’s Oasis Surf.

At the Oasis Open, there was competition for all skill levels with multiple competition classes. Among the 60 competitors, the crowd was treated to top professional surfers including Jamie O’Brien, Cheyene Magnusson, Keenan Flegel and more.  Winners included Yann Roy in the 18+/barrel class and Frederic Asselin in the open class.

Jamie OBrien barreled at Oasis Surf during Oasis Open Surf Contest

Jamie O’Brien gets barreled on American Wave Machines’ SurfStream wave machine at Oasis Surf in Montreal.

“It was amazing to be a part of the first indoor surfing competition in Canada on American Wave Machines’ SurfStream,” said Pro Surfer Cheyne Magnusson. “The performances from amateurs of all ages and the top pros who traveled north of the border were totally epic and the atmosphere was electric all day long! It was rad to see how surf culture can thrive in a freezing, landlocked, area of the world! I can’t wait to see what else American Wave Machines has up their sleeves!”

American Wave Machines’ SurfStream technology generates natural feeling standing waves. Located within the Quartier DIX30 mall, the SurfStream at Oasis Surf has a 24-foot channel that can produce two- to six-foot waves, including barreling waves that challenge even experienced surfers.

“The Oasis Open was an incredible celebration of surfing at Canada’s first indoor surf park with the highest level of out-of-ocean surfing competition on display,” said Bruce McFarland, founder and president, American Wave Machines. “In a short period of time, Oasis Surf has established itself as a true surfing destination in Montreal with SurfStream providing surfable waves 365 days a year.”

American Wave Machines also has patented technology that creates an infinite variety of waves that replicate point break, beach break, and reef break without long waits. Called PerfectSwell®, it is the first and only air-pressure system to recreate naturally occurring ocean swells for an authentic world class surfing experience.  American Wave Machines are currently operational, with several more currently undergoing installation, expanding the sport of surfing into new locations around the world.

About American Wave Machines, Inc.

American Wave Machines, Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures and develops world-class surf parks, wave systems and surf pools. Founded in 2000 by California surfer Bruce McFarland, the company looks to nature to design patented and proprietary technology that delivers authentic surfing experiences using real surfboards. SurfStream®, the world’s first standing wave machine, and PerfectSwell®, the first large-scale surf pool that programs custom waves, are ground-breaking technologies replicating ocean-like waves. American Wave Machines technology is found in surf parks, water parks and resort destinations across the globe, including Montreal, Sweden, Peru, Turks & Caicos, Taiwan, East Durham, NY and Nashua, NH. For more information, visit

About Oasis Surf

Located within the Quartier DIX30 mall, Oasis Surf is Canada’s first indoor surfing venue. The 24’ SurfStream standing wave machine delivers an authentic out-of-ocean surfing experience with a variety of waves from 2’ training wave to 6’ barreling waves for experienced surfers. A 150-seat dining and bar area makes Oasis Surf the perfect destination for surfers and spectators to enjoy the California boardwalk themed food and vibe. For more information, visit

Katherine Guertin Surfing at Oasis Open 2016 | Photo by Yann Roy

Surfer: Katherine Guertin at the Oasis Open. Photo: Yann Roy

Frederick Asselin carving at the Oasis Open | Photo by Yann Roy

Surfer: Frederick Asselin at the Oasis Open. Photo: Yann Roy

Keenan Flegel Boosting | Oasis Open | Photo by Yann Roy

Keenan Flegel Boosting during the Oasis Open. Photo: Yann Roy

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