The First Outdoor Artificial Surfing Machine is in plans to be built in London by 2011. Surfers in the London area usually ride to the coast on weekends to surf the sea so this will be great for them! Having an Artificial Surfing Machine in close proximity will make surfing more often easier to achieve. How much is this going to cost? Pay £30 ($60) and enjoy an hour’s session that will offer at least 10 waves per rider, each rolling more than 100 meters in the first ever Outdoor Artificial Surfing Machine. The surfing park even plans for an artificial beach with palm trees, boardwalks and rentable fire-pits and barbecues for post-surf relaxation. Other Pro's? The wave machine can make the surf break left-and-right from a central peak, and poses less chances for a clash. Not everyone seems to be convinced though....
"But Drew Kampion, the associate editor of The Surfer’s Path seems to be unconvinced, clear from his words, This is not surfing except in its most limited sense. It may replicate real waves and it can teach riding and balance. But 90% of surfing is paddling out among the elements, breathing in the negative ions in the sea air - and wave machines fail to capture any of that."
We think that people will welcome this venture. Sure it's not the real thing, but it seems that it will be great place to hang out! Plus, there's no chance of getting your leg bitten off by a shark! That's always good!
January 11, 2008 1:50 PM | Surfing