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March 26, 2014

March 25, 2014 – Fortune

Indoor surf parks aim for big money March 25, 2014: 5:00 AM ET The CEO of Body Glove is leading the effort to bring surfing indoors — and maybe to a mall near you. By Shawn Tully, senior editor-at-large FORTUNE — In a lifetime of promoting the sport he loves, Robbie Meistrell has long sought […]

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March 25, 2014

February 20, 2014- Surfline

AMERICAN WAVE MACHINES BRINGS SURFING INLAND SurfStream and PerfectSwell are changing perceptions, stoking investors and inviting the whole world to take the ride By Matt Pruett Published:February 20, 2014 In case you hadn’t noticed, our global subculture is heading toward a mechanical renaissance — a bona fide robotic revolution in artificial wave technology that lists […]

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January 18, 2014

January 16, 2014- ESPN X Games

 Read the full article and watch the interview on ESPN X Games site here Recently, the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) and the International Surfing Association (ISA) have been vocal in their push for artificial waves, seeing it as a tool to either grow the surf market or get the sport into the Olympics. Thanks […]

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December 20, 2013

December 20, 2013- Quartz

QUARTZ | 12-20-2013 By: Todd Woody at Quartz Bruce McFarland’s San Diego office is just a skateboard ride from some of California’s prime surf spots. And right now, McFarland is gazing at the perfect wave—a glassy, barreling wall of water. But it’s breaking inside his building, and McFarland, an engineer and surfer, is controlling the […]

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November 22, 2013

The future of surfing: No ocean required

  REUTERS   |  11-22-2013 By: Richard Valdmanis on Reuters.com (Reuters) – A surfer drops down the face of a crashing swell, crouches low and stalls his board into the tube, achieving the sport’s ultimate goal of a ride inside the barrel. But instead of being on a sunlit beach in Hawaii or southern California, this […]

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November 8, 2013

Discovery Channel Goes Surfing

Lucas Cochran, host of Daily Planet on the Discovery Channel Canada, got an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at our SurfStream® SS6032 system being installed at the Surfs Up surf park in Nashua, New Hampshire. The TV crew spent the day with us to capture an under-the-hood view of our technology at the largest stationary wave surfing […]

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October 9, 2013

Surf Park Market is Here | Authentic Surf Outside the Ocean

The Surf Park market is here. John Luff, business development staff at AWM was interviewed about the surf park market and sustainable tourism in a compelling article in Transworld Business seen here.  AWM continues to lead the way in the development of surfing beyond the ocean with existing installations around the globe and planned openings in New Hampshire, Montreal, South […]

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June 19, 2013

A Man to Be Remembered: RIP Bob Meistrell

Bob Meistrell dies at 84; co-founder of surfwear firm Body Glove Meistrell and his twin, Bill, made wetsuits that enabled surfers to stay in the water longer and more comfortably than ever before. The firm does more than $200 million in business each year. By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times June 17, 2013, 8:33 p.m. […]

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June 4, 2013

American Wave Machines Commissions Latest PerfectSwell

Continuous Surf – Any Shape and Size   SOLANA BEACH, CALIF. (June 3, 2013) - American Wave Machines (AWM), the technology leader in out of ocean surf recently completed installation and commissioning of the latest PerfectSwell® wave generating invention in East Durham, New York. Adding to the PerfectSwell® suite of innovations, including the patented reflecting wave […]

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April 25, 2013

Body Glove Signs Contract to be Distributor in Peru

PRESS RELEASE Body Glove Signs Contract with Wave Pool SAC to be Distributor at La Ola Movistar Wave Machine in Peru Redondo Beach, CA [April 24, 2013] -  Body Glove International is excited to announce they have signed a contract with Wave Pool SAC, to be an authorized distributor of Body Glove products. Wave Pool SAC began […]

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April 11, 2013

American Wave Machines Brings World Class Surfing to Water Parks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Wave Machines Brings World Class Surfing Experiences to Water Parks Across the U.S. Company expands U.S. footprint with SurfStream® installation in South Dakota SOLANA BEACH, CALIF. (April 10, 2013) – American Wave Machines, the company behind the highest-quality, scalable wave technology systems – SurfStream® and PerfectSwell™ – announced today a new […]

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February 21, 2013

Swell Idea Coming to Resort

By: Tawny Maya McCray UT San Diego Published Feb 20, 2013 (Updated Feb 21, 2013) A Solana Beach company founded by the great-nephew of San Diego surf legend Charles Wright has created what it says is the world’s largest standing wave machine — producing waves with a 5-foot barrel and a 28-foot face — that […]

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February 7, 2013

Nation’s Largest Standing Wave Machine Being Built in Nashua, New Hampshire

By: KIMBERLY HOUGHTON Union Leader Correspondent Published Feb 6, 2013 at 9:24 pm (Updated Feb 6, 2013) NASHUA – This fall, the nation’s largest standing wave machine is expected to attract expert and novice surfers to Nashua. Currently under construction, Surf’s Up New Hampshire is being built at the existing SkyVenture New Hampshire site at […]

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January 3, 2013

App on Board: Company Gives Surfers a Real Wave Selection

Originally published in the San Diego Business Journal on December 31, 2012 TECH:  American Wave Machines Can Offer Custom Rides By: Brad Graves There is now an app for making waves. American Wave Machines of Solana Beach designs pools with technology that creates waves big enough to surf on. They can bring the familiar sport to places that […]

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December 11, 2012

AWM Announces Surf Pool Innovative Breakthroughs

  American Wave Machines, Inc. (AWM), the leader in artificial wave technology for surf parks, announces three technological breakthroughs for PerfectSwell™, an innovative approach to generating large waves with the emphasis on wave quality and surfing. PerfectSwell is the next generation of artificial wave pools with its patent pending PerfectSwell Wave App™, patented Reflecting Wave […]

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August 27, 2012

World’s First Skydiving and Indoor Surf Park to Debut in Nashua, New Hampshire

First dedicated indoor surf park in US developed by leading wave machine company to open at SkyVenture New Hampshire in 2013 American Wave Machines, Inc. (AWM), the leading wave technology innovation company, announced the debut of the world’s largest standing wave surfing machine, the SurfStream® model SS5032, in Nashua, New Hampshire. This will be the […]

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June 12, 2012

AWM Awarded Contract for Juice Box Surf Center Design and Pre-Development

First surf retail center will be online in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 2013 American Wave Machines, Inc. (AWM), world leader in artificial wave technology for the emerging surf parks market, announces their selection to carry out the conceptual design and pre-development work and technology supply for the Juice Box Surf owners group in Virginia Beach, […]

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May 15, 2012

The Wave of the Future

A Former TRW Engineer and California’s First Family of Surfing Team Up to Bring Surfing on Shore by Kevin Cody Easy Reader News- The Drop Zone, May 2012 Download PDF of The Drop Zone Open publication – Free publishing – More body glove

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May 8, 2012

AWM Awarded Contract for Surf Pool in Sochi, Russia, Site of the 2014 Olympics

PerfectSwell® Surf Pool Opening Summer 2014 at Sheksna Resort 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 […]

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May 7, 2012

Man’s love of surf leads to wave machine technology

by Lilian Cox The Coast News SOLANA BEACH — Surfer Bruce McFarland has achieved much success as the founder of American Wave Machines where he has developed wave technology for applications in both research and recreation. Moreover, he’s followed in the family business. Great uncle Charlie Wright promoted surfing in San Diego in the beginning of […]

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February 28, 2012

Not Your Average Surf Trip

Central Florida Power Couple Todd and Lauren Holland Visit Sweden to Test Out the Latest in Standing Wave Technology by Allison Arteaga Eastern Surf Magazine Most couples looking for a winter getaway this time of year are probably headed straight for the tropics — someplace warm and sandy where they can defrost and sip embarrassing […]

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January 2, 2012

Riding the crest of a surfer’s dream

by Diane Mastrull Philadelphia Inquirer For those who awaken thinking the New Year’s holiday holds no parade of relevance but the Mummers’ march, an engineer for a Burlington County small business has this to share: A dog will surf on what is being billed as the world’s longest and heaviest float – Guinness Book certification […]

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November 22, 2011

AWM Making Waves for Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade Float

Tillman the bulldog will be surfing down Orange Grove Boulevard on an American Wave Machines system developed specifically for the Rose Parade Solana Beach, Calif. – November 21, 2011–American Wave Machines, Inc. (AWM), the leading wave technology innovation company, announced the successful implementation of the world’s first wave machine for the 2012 Tournament of Roses® […]

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August 25, 2011

AWM appoints Body Glove CEO, Robbie Meistrell, to its Board of Directors

Solana Beach, Calif. – August 25, 2011- American Wave Machines, Inc. (AWM), the leading wave technology innovation company, announced the appointment of Body Glove International CEO, Robbie Meistrell, to the Board of Directors. The appointment of a surf industry leader affirms AWM’s commitment to delivering an authentic surfing experience in AWM surf machine and surf […]

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March 23, 2011

Artificial wave arena gains traction in Lima, Peru

By Ethan Stewart ESPN Action Sports The wave pool arms race has just escalated. One hundred kilometers south of Peru’s capitol city of Lima, in a massive outdoor mall facility, the California-based American Wave Machines recently unveiled a wave park of epic proportions. Being touted as the “biggest standing wave in the world”, the Ola […]

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February 7, 2011

Catching the Wave: the Next Generation of Surf Simulators

February 4, 2011 – Blooloop.com “If everybody had an ocean, Across the U.S.A., Then everybody’d be surfin’, Like californ-I-A….” Well what can you do if you don’t have an ocean and endless summers? You can easily get some “baggies” and “Huarachi sandals” too, and it’s a matter of personal choice whether you feel you can […]

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February 4, 2011

American Wave Machines Helps Scientific Community

February 2011 – FUNWORLD Magazine To anyone in the amusement industry, the term “wave machine” is usually associated with surf generators used at waterparks. But to the scientific community, it means something quite different, as American Wave Machines (AWM) of Solana Beach, California, is well aware. AWM was recently contacted by the Ocean Energy Research […]

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January 27, 2011

World’s First Surf Arena, ‘Ola Movistar’, Debuts at Boulevard de Asia, Peru

Grand Opening Event Sponsored by Movistar and Quiksilver Solana Beach, Calif. – January 27, 2011 American Wave Machines, Inc. (AWM), the leading wave technology innovation company, announced the debut of the world’s first surf arena featuring the AWM SurfStream® model SS5024 at the grand opening of the ‘Ola Movistar’ surf arena in the Boulevard de […]

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September 7, 2010

SurfStream® Barreling Wave Machine debuts in Europe

at QuiksilverTM and Red Bull sponsored event Solana Beach, CA. – September 7, 2010 American Wave Machines, Inc., an innovator in artificial wave technology, today announced the successful commissioning of the first modular surfing system delivering multiple wave types including a left and right breaking barrel option. Surfers are lining up to ride real surfboards […]

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August 21, 2010

Wave of the future: Technology helps Zoom Flume visitors beat the heat

By Susan Campriello Hudson-Catskill Newspapers Published in The Daily Mail: Saturday, August 21, 2010 2:14 AM EDT EAST DURHAM — The Riptide Cove Wave Pool, which debuted this summer has been a success, according to park General Manager Ed Kerrigan. Kerrigan said “99.9 percent” of the feedback has been positive. “People really love it,” he […]

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July 7, 2010

American Wave Machines Announces the First Commercial Installation of PerfectSwell Wave Technology

American Wave Machines, Inc. (AWM), an innovator in artificial wave technology, announced today that it has installed their first commercial wave pool at Zoom Flume Waterpark in East Durham, New York. In keeping with their core mission of innovative artificial wave development, this is the first installation of an AWM proprietary pneumatic wave system in […]

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June 8, 2010

AWM to Develop Wave Making Technology for Ocean Energy Research Lab at UT Brownsville

American Wave Machines, Inc. Is Selected by University of Texas at Brownsville to Develop Wave Making Technology for Ocean Energy Research Lab AWM wave generator will be designed and built for energy harvesting research American Wave Machines, Inc. (AWM), an innovator in artificial wave technology, today announced that it is developing a wave generator for […]

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May 26, 2010

Local Wave Machine Company Successfully Invalidates Competitor’s Patents

The Cabrera Firm, APC and the Law Offices of Manuel de la Cerra Announce Local Wave Machine Company’s Successful Invalidation of Competitor’s Patents The Cabrera Firm, APC and the Law Offices of Manuel de la Cerra, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has invalidated each of the 27 patent claims […]

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July 18, 2009

Surfer Magazine – New Free-Standing Wave Machine to Debut in Sweden

You can surf in a lake. Or in a river. Or in a pool. That’s right, American Wave Machines (AWM) has unleashed a brand new technology, allowing for the first free-standing wave machine that creates artificial lefts, rights, and even barrels in the comfort of a pool. “You’re in a standing wave in one place. […]

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July 1, 2009

Sundsvall Arena Selects SurfStream for its New Indoor Adventure Pool Facility in Sweden

Sundsvall Arena Selects SurfStream® by American Wave Machines for its New Indoor Adventure Pool Facility in Sweden First Patented Standing Wave Surf Machine in Europe Provides Authentic Surf American Wave Machines, Inc. (AWM), an innovator in artificial wave technology, today announced that the first standing wave surf machine in Europe will debut at the Himlabadet […]

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May 27, 2009

AWM President Bruce McFarland attends Surfing China First International Summit as guest speaker

On 27th May, 2009, Surfing China – the 1st international summit was held in Hangzhou. More than one hundred people from China and abroad got together to discuss how to develop the surfing industry in China. It was presented by the Water Sports Administration Centre and Administration of Sports and organized by Wabsono /GSM. Mr. […]

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