American Wave Machines, Inc. (AWM) announces a project with Surf Stadium Japan (SSJ) in Shizunami. The project is underway with surfing anticipated in June 2020. The project location is not far from Makinohara in Shizuoka Prefecture which was chosen to host training facilities for the U.S. and other surfing teams.
SSJ will feature PerfectSwell® technology, the world’s premiere performance wave pool. SSJ chose PerfectSwell® to facilitate competitive training as well as foster a rapidly expanding and enthusiastic surf community. PerfectSwell® SSJ will include the full repertoire of wave types from pro favorites like the “Air Section” to the beginner friendly “Malibu”.
“This project is the realization of a vision 4 years in the making. Our goal has always been to contribute to the deep and vibrant surf culture in Makinohara.” said Tooshihiko Adachi, CEO of SSJ. “Surf Stadium Japan will expand the surfing community by offering recreational surf and at the same time contribute to athlete development.” “In the near future wave pools will be a key part of optimal training by providing repeat, made-to-order waves.” said Kimifumi Imoto, Director of the Nippon Surfing Association.
“PerfectSwell® Surf Stadium Japan will offer international Surf Teams the opportunity to train in an environment that closely mimics ocean conditions with natural sets at similar wave and set frequencies found in the ocean.”
“We are well aware of the level of effort to have surfing approved for the 2020 Olympics. Hats off to the International Surfing Association for this extraordinary accomplishment.” said Bruce McFarland, CEO of American Wave Machines, “Surfing will be on the world stage in Japan. AWM is extremely honored to work with the visionaries at Surf Stadium Japan and participate in the growth of the local and global surf community.”
The Project was publicly announced in Shizunami on Dec. 20.