Artifical Waves has been around in Europe since the year 1994.
The advantage of artifical waves is that they start at the push of a button and shoot a constant water film driven by turbines over a wave form.
Besides the classic standing surfing, you can also surf with body boards.
Bodyboarding on the standing wave is also great fun for inexperienced surfers and children.
The first stationary surf wave was developed by the american company Waveloch. In America we also find the highest density of installations. In Europe, however, there are currently more installations of European surf equipment manufacturers to be found.
Special surfboards are required for the standing wave. With normal surfboards you can't surf in the artificial wave - they have too much buoyancy are too wide and therefore not navigable.
Artificial wave boards are shorter, narrower and thinner. The board doesn't have to have any buoyancy here because it is always on top due to the strong water thrust. Also fins are not needed and would also disturb because there is only a water film of 10-15cm.
Basically this sport is very similar to skateboarding. Many skaters quickly have a good sense of balance on the wave and soon do similar tricks to skateboarding.
Where the locations of the waves are you can see in our SURF MAP.