On September 13th, the Surf Park Summit was held in Laguna Beach, California. The event is likely to become an annual event that includes surf art, historical surfboard displays, and numerous presentations on the surf park industry.
At the Surf Park Summit, American Wave Machines owner Bruce McFarland reported that AMW has been contracted to build the largest wave/swell generating pool in history. The pool will be located in Meadowlands, New Jersey – a short drive from Manhattan. In the contract, AMW has agreed to build a seven-and-a-half foot wave, with rides ten to twelve seconds long. The waves are expected to mimic that of an actual ocean in terms of particle motion in a pool roughly the size of a football field.