American Wave Machines is making big moves. Their Perfect Swell tech already powers surf pools in New Jersey and Texas, and they’ve recently announced new projects in Japan, Virginia Beach, and Australia.
Now, we can add Florida and California to the AWM watchlist.
According to an American Wave Machines press release, “two PerfectSwell® projects were approved on the same day. The Riverside County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the Thermal Beach Club luxury development project. That same day the New Smyrna Beach Commissioners added and approved a PerfectSwell® wave pool amendment to the existing MDA for the Ocean Gate Commerce Center, a 180-acre multi-use commercial development project.
Near the West Coast, Thermal Beach Club is located on 240 acres of Kohl Ranch land in the Palm Springs area. It offers beachfront living in the desert with a boardwalk surrounding the lagoon, with PerfectSwell® delivering ‘on-demand’ surf for recreational and competitive surfing.
On the East Coast, Ocean Gate is located on the heavily traveled I-95 corridor in New Smyrna Beach, FL, ranked fifth-best surfing town in the USA. Featuring hotels, restaurants, and sports entertainment venues, Ocean Gate is the gateway to Orlando’s beachgoers close to the world’s best water sports destinations and #1 surf location on the East Coast.”
While the Thermal Beach Club will join a growing list of exciting surf pools in Palm Springs, including the Palm Springs Surf Club and DSRT Surf, the Ocean Gate project will be the first surf pool of its kind in Florida, and will undoubtedly draw a ton of interest. New Smyrna Beach is one of the most passionate surf towns in America, and home to plenty of talent, including the high-flying Geiselman brothers and Aaron Cormican.
“Two project approvals on the same day speaks loudly and clearly about the dominance of PerfectSwell in the space of out-of-ocean surfing,” Mike Lopez, project developer and AWM Senior VP continues.”With projects in Brazil and Japan coming online in 2021, California and Florida not far behind, PerfectSwell® will be located in the global drivers of surfing and surf culture. Australia next.”
About American Wave Machines
American Wave Machines, Inc. is the leading surf technology company covered by a broad US and international patent portfolio producing authentic surf experiences. SurfStream® venues have capacity of 100’s while PerfectSwell® surf pools are 1 acre plus with capacity in the 1,000’s. Since 2007 over 3,000,000 sessions have been enjoyed at American Wave Machines locations around the globe.
About Ocean Gate Commerce Center
Ocean Gate Commerce Center, located in north central Florida 40 miles east of Orlando, is a mixed-use commercial project featuring hotels, convention center, sports entertainment venues, open-air retail village, and Point Break Restaurant & AWM Surf Bar with special indoor wave feature SurfStream® along with 15-acre PerfectSwell® surf pool.
About Thermal Beach Club
Thermal Beach Club (TBC), located in the Coachella Valley, will be the first private residential community in the U.S. with a man-made lagoon offering AWM PerfectSwell® technology. The 20-acre lagoon will be surrounded by 326 high-end homes, six-acres of white sand beach, spa and fitness center, sport courts, retail, pool and swim-up bar, dining facilities and more. TBC, a multi-generational private club, sits on 240 acres of Kohl Ranch Land being developed by WhiteStar Development.