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SurfLoch SurfPool™ is available in two versions: SurfFlume™ and Malibu10™.  SurfFlume™ is an upgradeable surfing wave pool particularly appealing to waterpark customers.  Malibu 10™. has competition-class waves, as well as beginner and intermediate breaks, and appeals to the more seasoned surfer as well as “groms”.  Each model can be customized to meet site and client requirements. Below are standard specifications and requirements, as well as sample layouts for comparison purposes.

SURFLOCH SURFPOOL™ SurfFlume ™ SERIES

Surf Culture for all. Surf Loch’s SurfFlume™ Series is our most economical SurfLoch SurfPool™ product with the smallest footprint.

 

SURFLOCH SURFPOOL™ Malibu10™ SERIES

Surf Loch’s Malibu10™ Series has all the capabilities of the V Series, with added pressurized caissons to generate a primary break of two, three, or even four meters high! These competition class waves are designed for the more seasoned surfer who wants to be barreled, test new maneuvers, and fly down the line.

The X Series will bring competitive surfing to the masses and revolutionize how the sport of surving evolves. The larger waves provided by the X Series are perfect for making the SurfLoch SurfPool™ the centerpiece attraction of a resort, real estate development, or sports center. Notwithstanding the larger wave generating capacity offered by the VX Series, after its first break, the following second and third breaks perform identically to the V Series described above.

 

REQUIREMENTS

These requirements are Wave Loch’s guidelines in response to Frequently Asked Questions, and are provided to give potential SurfLoch SurfPool™ customers a general idea of what is required for the purchase and operation of a SurfLoch SurfPool™.  Requirements will vary depending on the specific design specifications of the SurfPool™ selected by the customer, and site location.

  • Area – Size of a SurfLoch SurfPool™ is primarily a function of wave height, ride duration, and number of breaks – the bigger the wave, the longer the ride duration and the more follow-on wave breaks, then, the bigger size pool.
    • Example 1: a 4’ (1.2 meter) high wave with a 10 second duration, the required pool size is:
      • Water Surface: 30,000 sq.ft. = 2,787 sq.mts. = 2/3 acre. Total Area – 35,000 sq.ft. = 3,251 sq. meters = .8 acre including dry space for mechanical/ storage/ control and sanitation. Due to local site demand, additional area may be required for restrooms and changing area, lockers, food and beverage, retail, event space, etc.
    • Example 2: a 6.5’ (2 meter) high wave with a 10 second duration, and a second break at 3’ (1 meter) high, the required pool size is:
      • Water Surface: 78,300 sq.ft. =7,274 sq.mts. = 1.8 acre.

Total Area – 98,000 sq.ft. = 9,104 sq. mts. = 2.5 acres: which includes dry space for mechanical/ storage / control and sanitation.  Due to local site demand, additional area may be required for restrooms and changing area, lockers, food and beverage, retail, event space, etc.

  • Water – Water character can be either salt or fresh.  Water volume is a function of wave height, ride duration and number of breaks – the bigger the wave, the longer the ride duration, and the more follow-on wave breaks, then, the bigger size pool.
    • In Example 1 above, the pool water volume is: USGallons 1.5 million = 5,700 cu.mts.
    • In Example 2 above, the pool water volume is: USG 4.1 million = 15,500 cu. mts.
  • Power – SurfLoch SurfPools™ can operate on electrical power or natural gas.  Power required is a function of wave height and ride duration – the bigger the wave, the longer the ride duration, then, the bigger size pool.
    • In Example 1 above, the power required is:
    • In Example 2 above, the power required is:
      • Electrical: Nameplate of 3.6 megawatts.  Power consumed is a function of wave operations.
      • Natural Gas: 320 Therms per hour max rate.  Power consumed is a function of wave operations.
  • Property – The underlying real estate needs to be properly “entitled” as defined by the customer’s city/local, state/provincial, regional or country regulatory or government bodies. These entitlements may include such things as planning consents, land covenants, community development rights, permits, proper zoning, etc.
  • Financing – A SurfLoch SurfPool™ can cost US$4 million or more, not including the underlying real estate. Developers should already have financing mechanisms in place: private equity, loans, government support, etc.