If all goes according to plan, there will be 21 brand new perfect waves scattered around the planet within the next couple years. The contracts are signed and in various stages of development, though we all know a business deal ain’t done ’til the money is in the bank. And it’s already begun in Spain, Wales, and Austin, Texas. What’s next?
Wouldn’t we like to know.
It requires an extraordinary and unique set of talents to do what Josema Odrioloza, an industrial engineer with a background in building municipal skateparks, has done. In order to build a perfect, surfable wave, its creator must have a masterful understanding and passion for several impossibly nuanced topics – with surfing at the very top of the list. That already eliminates 99% of the planet. Next, physics and engineering. Well, now you’re dealing with a infinitesimal slice of the world population. Throw in high-level business acumen, a powerful network of investors and mentors, and the exceptionally rare drive required for a starry-eyed entrepreneur to convert an ambitious dream into a viable commercial reality, and I swear we’re looking at a unicorn getting barreled under a rainbow. These types of people don’t come along