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Wavepool produces 2,400 waves per hour.
« on: November 11, 2018, 06:15:18 PM »
Sorry if this is old news to anyone, but it's amazing to me.  This wavepool in Melborne supposedly produces 2,400 waves per hour and supports a number of peaks breaking at the same time.  I don't know much about this stuff, but this technology seems like it would be much more cost-effective than the Kelly Slater system.  What do you think?


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Re: Wavepool produces 2,400 waves per hour.
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2018, 06:51:05 AM »
Looks promising but not anywhere close to the quality of Kelly's wave
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Re: Wavepool produces 2,400 waves per hour.
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2018, 12:31:27 PM »
I can't wait as I only live minutes from there, just hope the entry is cheap ;)

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Re: Wavepool produces 2,400 waves per hour.
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2018, 01:14:07 PM »
Oops, it's in Queensland, not Melborne. 
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Re: Wavepool produces 2,400 waves per hour.
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2018, 02:31:07 PM »
 :)
we're getting one as well https://urbnsurf.com/melbourne.html

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Re: Wavepool produces 2,400 waves per hour.
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2018, 05:31:27 PM »
I wish we were getting one in North Carolina.  At 2400 waves per hour, everyone should get enough waves. 
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Re: Wavepool produces 2,400 waves per hour.
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2018, 07:09:20 PM »
Paying for waves?????? ::) If you're land locked, I could see that. Could be a major Kooksville with guards blowing whistles and people getting kicked out? You might even have to pass a test to be on the better waves, or foamies only? Actually a swimming test wouldn't be a bad idea.   

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Re: Wavepool produces 2,400 waves per hour.
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2018, 08:45:48 PM »
2400 waves per hour . Really?.   Did I miss something in the video, it's a single point source wave generator that produces a circular wave from a pump agitator. Is the pump going up and down at 40 RPM?  It looks slower in the video so wondering where they get the 2400 figure.   I heard they are saying it affects 5 different breaks so maybe divide that 40 RPM by 5 and you get  8 waves per minute or a period of  7.5 seconds.  Meh.

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Re: Wavepool produces 2,400 waves per hour.
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2018, 04:27:55 AM »
Pretty sure that vid is a scene cut from the original Mad Max film..  8)

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Re: Wavepool produces 2,400 waves per hour.
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2018, 07:15:06 AM »
Two vids. The first one isn't embedding for some reason but the link works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=21&v=vpkrye42F3Q

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Re: Wavepool produces 2,400 waves per hour.
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2018, 10:14:34 AM »
That circular wave pool produces very short waves (length and timewise), but looks good for beginners.
It should be good for the kiddies, better than miniature golf.
It takes a quiver to do that.