SurfStream® is the world’s first standing wave machine that delivers an endless surfing experience on real surfboards. Scalable to various spaces, indoor or outdoor, minimal energy consumption and ease of operation make SurfStream® the ideal wave system for venues of all types. SurfStream® is the only wave machine with modular capabilities that delivers multiple wave types. This flexibility enables all ages and experience levels to learn, practice and improve in a safe and welcoming environment.
SurfStream® works like a half pipe in a skate park. A group of riders come together for a session and to improve, learn, practice and have fun surfing. Depending on the group, different wave types can be fitted to give riders more specific surf options. Barreling waves and the ability to get covered up in the tube or standing waves to work on wake surf tricks can all be done in the same system.
Frequently Asked Questions
What makes SurfStream® unique?
SurfStream® is the FIRST and BEST patented surf machine that allows surfing on a surfboard with fins. You can even use your own surfboard or bodyboard. SurfStream delivers all the wave types needed to reward everyone from first-time surfers to experienced and competitive surfers seeking the longest barrel ride of their lives.
How big are the waves?
Waves can be engineered to any size and shape specification. Typically, waterpark/resort waves are in the 2-3’ range and surf park waves are in the 3’-6’ range. Size and cost are related, but surfability is a quality of every SurfStream® wave.
How many people can ride at a time?
Even the smallest SurfStream® can support up to 5 riders at once. We don’t designate a “single” or a “double” because ALL SurfStream® models can accommodate multiple riders.
How much space is required? How big is the machine?
The smallest footprint is about 22’ x 65’ or 1,430 square feet including minimum deck space. Larger units are up to 40’ x 80’ or 3,200 square feet. There is no limit on size; the tradeoff is power and cost.
What about the cost?
The system is highly engineered including molded fiberglass, stainless steel weldments, industrial controls, and infrastructure scale pumps. Think strength, safety, and durability at a fair price. Prices range from $700K to $3M depending on system specification. Call AWM to discuss your project goals and determine the best system for your venue.
What type of maintenance is required?
SurfStream® is designed to have the minimum amount of maintenance possible. The amount of “soft” materials has been minimized. Soft materials stretch and wear out. Our molded fiberglass is the industry standard material for long life and low maintenance. Boards and other gear are heavily used and need occasional replacement. Water quality must also be maintained with typical pool cleaning and chemical balancing.
Is it safe?
SurfStream® can be adjusted and operated to provide a high degree of safety for almost anyone with or without padding or helmets. Slow water speeds and a deep cushion of water are keys to safety as well as trained operators. Skill needs to increase with wave size and speed for safety. Similar to skate parks, municipal SurfStream® installations often require helmets be worn for stand up surfing (not required for bodyboarding).
Is this wave like a river wave?
River waves come in an infinite variety. The variety potential of SurfStream® waves is finite, but growing. Some are very similar to certain types of river waves. The primary commonality is the constant stream of water allowing quick learning and long rides.
Would this work in a retail store?
Absolutely. The compact footprint that delivers real surfing and allows for use of real surfing equipment makes SurfStream® perfect for attracting customers in a competitive retail marketplace.
Can the waves be mobile?
We can build any type of mobile surf machine or wave machine desired. We are the only engineering team that has designed and engineered a patented mobile surf machine.
What does the future look like for American Wave Machines?
You can count on us to continue to create innovative and cutting edge wave technology.