PerfectSwell® by American Wave Machines is the first and only air-pressure system to create naturally occurring ocean swells for authentic world class surfing. With PerfectSwell®’s capabilities, it is now possible to produce professional surfing events while simultaneously operating as a business where anyone and everyone can enjoy surfing. PerfectSwell® technology is scaleable and can be customized to fit most geographical bounds. With Infinite Ocean™, wave pools can be constructed without walls or boundaries and have a natural organic shape and beach area.
The PerfectSwell® surf experience is similar to what you would find at the ocean. Skills like paddling out, duck diving (going underneath passing waves) and positioning for a wave round out the experience and transfer directly to ocean surfing. Just like in the ocean, advanced surfers will paddle out further and select more dynamic waves and beginners will surf closer to shore to learn popping up and balance. Spectators and beach goers can hang out underneath an umbrella and take in all the action from the Infinite Ocean™ beach.
Frequently Asked Questions
What makes PerfectSwell® unique?
PerfectSwell® is the first air-powered system to create an authentic surfing experience through natural-like ocean waves. Before PerfectSwell only large, hinged paddles driven by hydraulic rams could do this. These “direct displacement” systems were abandoned some time ago for safety, energy, and reliability reasons.
How big are the waves?
Waves can be engineered to any size and shape specification. American Wave Machines typically acts as the wave pool design consultant so that the customer gets the proper specification for the business plan.
How long is the ride?
The ride length is only limited by the pool size.
How many waves per minute?
PerfectSwell® technology can easily generate 10 large waves per minute (a wave every 6 seconds). Although producing that quantity isn’t recommended, the amount of waves per minute depends on amount of surfers in the water and their respective skill levels.
What type of waves?
PerfectSwell® can create a wide range of wave types. The size, shape, and patterns of waves are all adjustable. PerfectSwell® offers more types of waves than any technology on the market. Just make a list: point break type peeling waves, left and right, and sets of lefts or rights. Peaks, single, double, triple, etc. “Customs”, a barrel into a peak close-out. You name it.