World leader in surfing wave technology.

SurfLoch SurfPool™

A Money-Making Wave MachineSurfPoolTM


Rendering, RiF010  (opening Summer 2016) Rotterdam, Netherlands


With 25 years of experience, Wave Loch is the world leader in artificial surf technologies. We now introduce the next generation of surfing pools…


Forget the troubled, inefficient wave machines of the past. SurfLoch SurfPool’s™ innovative design offers: consistent, quality waves with unprecedented frequency in the smallest physical footprint, and with the greatest energy efficiency. While the few surfing wave pools in existence have struggled to make ends meet, Wave Loch has dedicated over 10 years to the development and refinement of our proprietary SurfLoch SurfPool™ technology to make what was once infeasible, now financially viable and ready to deploy.



  • Proprietary wave-generating system produces multiple surfable waves in seconds rather than minutes.
  • Higher frequency results in greater customer throughput, maximizing the return on large pool capital investments.
  • Understanding the science of waves allows Wave Loch’s hydrodynamic computer and physical modeling systems to validate and enable customization to each unique customer location.
  • Contrary to traditional waterpark wave pools, which utilize random chop and reflecting waves, a surfing pool prefers a glassy smooth surface
  • Wave Loch’s proprietary dampening systems eliminates adverse surface chop and rip currents while facilitating perfect wave formation.
  • Our multiple reef system allows multiple waves of varying heights to break simultaneously. This allows an operator to accommodate riders of all skill levels simultaneously. In addition, an operator can choose to operate the smaller break as a swimmers-only traditional wave pool, like you would see in a water park.
  • As an operator, Wave Loch understands that stable financial return is not only a function of revenue generated from the attraction, but factors in the attraction’s ability to hold a crowd and create ancillary food, beverage, and retail income as well as hospitality room and real estate value.
  • Wave Loch, through its sister company Wave House, has a proven track record in operating wave attractions and has a verifiable database of historical financial performance to offer real-world economic feasibility comparables applicable to your site.
  • We incorporate energy recapture technologies throughout our pool designs.
  • 3 for 1: our unique reef design creates up to three wave breaks of progressively increasing duration for the same amount of energy.
  • Using natural gas-powered cogeneration we can simultaneously create waves and heat the pool.


Click full-size icon (top right) to view enlargement of SurfPool™ InfographicSURFLOCH SURFPOOL™ “V” SERIES

Surf Culture for all. Wave Loch’s V Series is our most economical SurfLoch SurfPool™ product. Able to be enjoyed by multiple surfers at a time, this wave breeds new and repeat business.


Wave Height: 1.5 meters (4.9 ft)
Wave Frequency/Period: 7.5 seconds and up
Length of Ride: 10 seconds each wave
Break Direction: Left/Right – A Frame
Break Count: 2-6 waves
System Types: Vacuum
Energy Source: Electric or Natural Gas


Single Reef: 50m (164′) by 100m (328′) and 3m (10′) max depth
Double Reef: 50m (164′) by 150m (492′) and 3m (10′) maximum depth
Triple Reef: 50m (164′) by 200m (656′) and 3m (10′) maximum depth


Primary Wave = 100% wave height – Expert
Secondary Wave = 50% wave height – Intermediate
Tertiary Wave = 25% wave height – Beginner


Wave Loch’s VX Series has all the capabilities of the V Series, with added pressurized caissons to generate a primary break of two, three, or even four meters high! These competition class waves are designed for the more seasoned surfer who wants to be barreled, test new maneuvers, and fly down the line.

The X Series will bring competitive surfing to the masses and revolutionize how the sport of surving evolves. The larger waves provided by the X Series are perfect for making the SurfLoch SurfPool™ the centerpiece attraction of a resort, real estate development, or sports center. Notwithstanding the larger wave generating capacity offered by the VX Series, after its first break, the following second and third breaks perform identically to the V Series described above.


These requirements are Wave Loch’s guidelines in response to Frequently Asked Questions, and are provided to give potential SurfLoch SurfPool™ customers a general idea of what is required for the purchase and operation of a SurfLoch SurfPool™.  Requirements will vary depending on the specific design specifications of the SurfPool™ selected by the customer, and site location.

  • Area – Size of a SurfLoch SurfPool™ is primarily a function of wave height, ride duration, and number of breaks – the bigger the wave, the longer the ride duration and the more follow-on wave breaks, then, the bigger size pool.
    • Example 1: a 4’ (1.2 meter) high wave with a 10 second duration, the required pool size is:
      • Water Surface: 30,000 sq.ft. = 2,787 sq.mts. = 2/3 acre. Total Area – 35,000 sq.ft. = 3,251 sq. meters = .8 acre including dry space for mechanical/ storage/ control and sanitation. Due to local site demand, additional area may be required for restrooms and changing area, lockers, food and beverage, retail, event space, etc.
    • Example 2: a 6.5’ (2 meter) high wave with a 10 second duration, and a second break at 3’ (1 meter) high, the required pool size is:
      • Water Surface: 78,300 sq.ft. =7,274 sq.mts. = 1.8 acre.

Total Area – 98,000 sq.ft. = 9,104 sq. mts. = 2.5 acres: which includes dry space for mechanical/ storage / control and sanitation.  Due to local site demand, additional area may be required for restrooms and changing area, lockers, food and beverage, retail, event space, etc.

  • Water – Water character can be either salt or fresh.  Water volume is a function of wave height, ride duration and number of breaks – the bigger the wave, the longer the ride duration, and the more follow-on wave breaks, then, the bigger size pool.
    • In Example 1 above, the pool water volume is: USGallons 1.5 million = 5,700 cu.mts.
    • In Example 2 above, the pool water volume is: USG 4.1 million = 15,500 cu. mts.
  • Power – SurfLoch SurfPools™ can operate on electrical power or natural gas.  Power required is a function of wave height and ride duration – the bigger the wave, the longer the ride duration, then, the bigger size pool.
    • In Example 1 above, the power required is:
    • In Example 2 above, the power required is:
      • Electrical: Nameplate of 3.6 megawatts.  Power consumed is a function of wave operations.
      • Natural Gas: 320 Therms per hour max rate.  Power consumed is a function of wave operations.
  • Property – The underlying real estate needs to be properly “entitled” as defined by the customer’s city/local, state/provincial, regional or country regulatory or government bodies. These entitlements may include such things as planning consents, land covenants, community development rights, permits, proper zoning, etc.
  • Financing – A SurfLoch SurfPool™ can cost US$4 million or more, not including the underlying real estate. Developers should already have financing mechanisms in place: private equity, loans, government support, etc.

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