Occy Gets Drafted For The Wave Pool War – Australian startup claims to be building a Teahupool, and the former world champ is backing it

Occy Gets Drafted For The Wave Pool War – Australian startup claims to be building a Teahupool, and the former world champ is backing it

According to Fox Sports Australia, Brisbane startup Surf Lakes has plans for a multi-break surf park, differentiating their technology from Kelly Slater’s Wave Pool and Perth-based Wave Park Group’s “The Cove” by seeking to offer a variety of waves. “Developers say versatility will be the key, with a capability for up to eight breaks of varying size and length running simultaneously, from those suitable for beginners to “extreme” barrels…Surf Lakes then hopes to license the technology around the world to theme parks, resorts and property developers.

Occy, sounding both confident and patronizing, talked to Fox Sports Australia about Surf Lake’s technology and the wave pool war. “The other wave pools we’ve seen out there, they’re pretty good, but this one is next level,” Occhilupo says in the article. “That (footage of Slater’s wave) was incredible and, I’m not being biased, but I really think this is going to outdo it.

While construction of a testing and demonstration pool is said to be underway, Surf Lakes, unlike its competition (The Cove, Kelly’s Wave Pool), has not provided any visual evidence to verify the company’s technological capabilities – just a few photos of waves of unknowable origin and size, and an artist’s rendering of Occhilupo purportedly surfing his namesake freshwater peak.

Read more here: Surfer Mag

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