GENERAL FAQs

 

HOW DOES SURF LOCH'S WAVE TECHNOLOGY COMPARE TO OTHER PROVIDERS?

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF ENGINEERING MECHANISMS FOR CREATING WAVES SUITABLE FOR SURFING, E.G., PLOW, PADDLE, HYDRAULIC, PNEUMATIC; AND, SURF LOCH HAS RESEARCHED, TESTED, AND EVALUATED THEM ALL.

 

THE KEY ELEMENTS THAT DEFINE SURF LOCH'S SOLUTION ARE:

1) AUTHENTICITY

2) SUSTAINABILITY

3) FLEXIBILITY

4) SAFETY

5) COMMERCIAL VIABILITY

 

SURF LOCH'S COMPETITIVE POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION IS:  WE REFUSE TO HAVE ANY WAVE GENERATING EQUIPMENT TOUCH THE WATER. RATHER, TO CREATE OUR WAVES, SURF LOCH USES A NON-MECHANICAL SYSTEM WHICH USES CONTROLLED AIR FLOW INSIDE CONCRETE CHAMBERS TO MIMIC AND MANIPULATE AUTHENTIC OCEAN SWELL PATTERNS & PERIODS.

 

HOW MUCH LAND AREA IS NEEDED TO ACCOMMODATE A SURF LOCH SURF POOL / LAKE / LAGOON?

SURF LOCH'S WAVE TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS FOOTPRINT FLEXIBILITY WHICH CAN BE SCALED UP OR DOWN TO ACCOMMODATE VARYING CLIENT BUDGETS, BUSINESS MODELS, AND LAND-SIZE LIMITATIONS.

 

IN TERMS OF TOTAL REQUIRED AREA FOR THE SURF POOL FOOTPRINT, WE HAVE DESIGNED VENUES AS SMALL AS 22,000 ft2 (1/2 ACRE); AND AS LARGE AS 215,000 ft2 (5 ACRES), BUT WE CAN GO AS BIG AS BUDGETS WILL ALLOW.

 

HOW BIG ARE THE WAVES?

4FT to 10FT+. HOWEVER, THE MOST ECONOMICAL AND ENERGY EFFICIENT WAVE HEIGHT EQUIPMENT PACKAGE IS IN THE 4FT – 6FT range.

 

CAN WAVES BE CUSTOMIZED?

ABSOLUTELY. SURF LOCH'S WAVE CONTROL SOFTWARE ALLOWS AN OPERATOR TO INSTANTLY MODIFY WAVE HEIGHT, DIRECTION, PEEL ANGLE, FREQUENCY, SPEED, AND PERFORMANCE VIA AN EASY TO USE DIGITAL INTERFACE. THE OVERALL GOAL IS TO ENABLE A MULTITUDE OF DIFFERENT OPERATING SCENARIOS AND CREATE WAVES BEST SUITED TO MATCH ALL RIDER ABILITY LEVELS.

 

HOW FAST CAN WAVES BE GENERATED?

TOTALLY CUSTOMIZABLE. ULTIMATELY, SURF LOCH WAVE SYSTEMS HAVE THE FUNCTIONALITY TO CREATE WAVES IN SETS AND/OR A SINGLE WAVE ON DEMAND AT THE PUSH OF A BUTTON. THE FASTEST RECOMMENDED OPERATIONAL WAVE FREQUENCY IS 1 WAVE PULSE EVERY 8 SECONDS, BUT THIS CAN BE SLOWED DOWN AS NEEDED. HAVING THE ABILITY TO MODIFY WAVE FREQUENCY IS CRITICAL TO ENSURING RIDER SAFETY, ADAPTING TO OPERATIONAL ATTENDANCE, MINIMIZING WASTED WAVES, REDUCING ENERGY CONSUMPTION, AND OFFERING AN ENJOYABLE SURFING EXPERIENCE. WE UNDERSTAND THAT “RAPID FIRE MODE” ISN'T ALWAYS THE BEST OPTION, BUT IT'S THERE IF YOU NEED IT.

 

HOW LONG ARE THE RIDES?

RIDE LENGTHS AND DURATION ARE DIRECTLY INFLUENCED BY THE POOL DIMENSIONS, WAVE HEIGHT, PEEL ANGLE, AS TEMPERED BY CAPITAL AND OPERATIONAL BUDGETS. A COMMERCIALLY ACCEPTABLE RIDE LENGTH/DURATION IS APPROXIMATELY 7 to 12 SECONDS IN EACH DIRECTION. BUT IF YOU WANT A LEG BURNER…. WE CAN DELIVER.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PURCHASE, DEVELOP, AND BUILD A SURFING VENUE UTILIZING SURF LOCH'S WAVE TECHNOLOGY?

PLEASE SUBMIT A DEVELOPMENT INQUIRY FORM AND COMPLETE THE QUESTIONNAIRE AND WE'LL EXPLORE

THIS TOGETHER.

 KEEP MAKING WAVES!