Solana Beach, CA (November 23, 2020) –American Wave Machines, Inc. (AWM) announces 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.
“We’re thrilled to work with AWM and offer perfect conditions in an ocean-like environment with continuous days of desert sunshine and a safe beach experience,” said Brian Grantham, Whitestar Development. “We’re proud that Thermal Beach Club will bring jobs, tax revenue, and the ability create a robust infrastructure for the area.”
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.
“Two project approvals on the same day speaks loudly and clearly about the dominance of PerfectSwell in the space of out-of-ocean surfing,” said Mike Lopez, project developer and AWM Senior VP. “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.”
Check out New Smyrna Beach locals Eric and Evan Geiselman along with Rob Kelly taking PerfectSwell® through its paces. Video Link
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.