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SOLANA BEACH, Calif., May 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — American Wave Machines, Inc. (AWM), world leader in artificial wave technology for the emerging surf parks market, announces their selection as supplier of a 35,000 square foot PerfectSwell® Model 1672 wave pool for the Sheksna Resort, nominated as Russia’s Leading Spa Resort by World Travel Awards.

PerfectSwell® is an entirely new approach to generating large waves in pools with the emphasis on wave quality and the surfing experience. With no moving parts in the water, sophisticated computer controls modulate wave shape, ride duration, frequency and energy efficiency. Analogous to a phased array design, PerfectSwell® wave size is unlimited. Three simultaneously barreling waves across the width of the pool can be generated at intervals as short as six seconds.

The system includes innovative sanitation and a green heating system extending the operating season with no additional energy usage. “For my resort, I want a pool that will cater to active families and allow them to learn to surf. The design is great for contests, events, and shows,” said the owner. “AWM has provided excellent project support working with my local requirements.”

“This is a great opportunity for my company to work with a visionary client focused on his customers’ quality of experience,” said Bruce McFarland, President of AWM. “PerfectSwell® completely changes the economics of surf parks. We’re ramping up to deploy systems worldwide including in the resurgent U.S. market.”

About American Wave Machines, Inc.

American Wave Machines, Inc. (AWM) designs, engineers, manufactures and sells world class wave pools, wave systems and surf centers. Founded in 2000 by California surfer Bruce McFarland, the company is committed to delivering authentic surfing experiences in a safe and controlled environment. SurfStream® is the world’s first standing wave machine that delivers a stationary surfing experience (on real surfboards) scalable to various spaces. PerfectSwell® is the first air-powered system to create an authentic surfing experience through natural-like ocean waves. From the Caribbean to Sweden, American Wave Machines has developed more than 15 small and large-scale installations exclusively for surf parks, waterparks, resorts, malls and research institutions. www.AmericanWaveMachines.com

About Sheksna Resort

Residing on 14 hectares of landscaped parkland in one of the most picturesque and ecologically clean places on the Black Sea coast, Sheksna resort sits atop a hillside with magnificent views of the sea and mountains. The resort offers a range of amenities geared for families with European standards of service and comfort. www.sheksna.ru