Bruce McFarland Presentation at Surf Park Summit 2 (Teaser Version)
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Teaser version of Bruce McFarland’s presentation at Surf Park Summit 2 on September 7, 2016. This talk provides an update on the Surf Park project activities of American Wave Machines and discusses the challenges involved in designing surfboards that are used 12 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.
Bruce McFarland is the inventor of SurfStream® and PerfectSwell®. He has had an ongoing distinguished mechanical engineering career spanning over three decades and many industries. Institutional clients have included U.S. Department of Defense, NASA, and top tier U.S. Aerospace and Defense corporations. Industries served include aerospace, defense, shipping, medical, and amusement/leisure. Specific project roles span the U.S. Space Station to Wild Wadi Water Park to the Swatch mobile wave. Bruce is a leading authority on the relationships between water, air, waves, steel, fiberglass, and concrete.
American Wave Machines designs, engineers, manufactures and develops world class surf pools, wave systems and surf parks. Founded in 2000 by California surfer and engineer Bruce McFarland, the company looks to nature to design patented and proprietary technology that delivers authentic surfing experiences using real surfboards.We are committed to delivering experiences that encompass the best of beach culture and the surf lifestyle. We have two ground-breaking technologies replicating ocean-like waves that create ideal conditions for surfing in a safe and controlled environment, any time of the year, anywhere in the world. PerfectSwell® is the first surf pool system capable of creating an authentic surfing experience that delivers 100% real ocean dynamics found in nature. SurfStream® is the world’s first standing wave machine that delivers a deep water stationary surfing experience (on real surfboards) scalable to various spaces.From the Caribbean to Sweden, American Wave machines has developed more than 15 small and large-scale installations exclusively for surf parks, water parks, resorts, shopping centers and research institutions.