Okahina Wave: the floating atoll ready to revolutionize surfing
The Okahina Wave is a low-energy-consumption floating atoll that produces a long barreling wave every 15 seconds.
The artificial wave concept is developed by Waveriding Solution, a company with headquarters in Bordeaux, France, and led by Laurent Hequily.
Hequily and his multidisciplinary team conceived a light and flexible structure that can be installed in lakes, ports, rivers, and urban water bodies.
The Okahina Wave can be installed in a couple of weeks and doesn't require the construction of a pool or lagoon.
"It all started when I started thinking it was ridiculous to build a wave pool made of concrete," explains Laurent Hequily.
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