The Wave Bristol Project
Wave Loch’s sister company, Surf Loch, was selected to supply the SurfPool™ for The Wave Bristol, in Bristol, England. It will be a man-made surfing lake in the midst of gardens, an education center, food and beverage, and outdoor activities. The project is winning accolades: far exceeding its crowdfunding goal, and earned a place in The Finals for Sir Richard Branson’s Pitch To Rich award. Opening is projected for 2016.
The City of Rotterdam held a citywide voting contest to award redevelopment funds to the best urban initiative. Out of 26 different projects, the Rif010 Project, using Surf Loch SurfPool™ wave generating technology to create a surfing wave pool in an abandoned canal, was selected as the winner. Opening is projected for 2016.
America’s Coolest Man-Made Thrill. CLICK HERE to view the article.
World Waterpark Association
Best of Show.
IAAPA – International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions
Best New Product Waterpark Ride Attraction: Swatch/Wave Loch Mobile Tour.
Honorable Mention Most Outstanding Exhibit of New Major Ride.
Honorable Mention Best New Product.
The County of San Diego issued a Proclamation Honoring Tom Lochtefeld for introducing the simulated surfing machine. They named June 3, 2004 as “Tom Lochtefeld Day” throughout the County of San Diego.