ASB MAGAZINE: With external investigations and associated testing to the prototype now completed and the redesign efforts also finished, the re-build of the machine is now underway. Due to numerous external factors potentially affecting scheduling (ie weather) we are not in a position to communicate an exact date for when the machine will be online again. In saying that, we are well on track for completion of repairs and Phase Two testing before June 30.

“We are taking our time with the redesign and rebuild to ensure we do everything possible to eliminate the risk of further delays,“ said CEO Mal Borgeaud. “It has taken a bit longer, but we would rather spend the time now being more thorough, in the lead up to Phase Two testing.” We can’t wait to see full sized wave faces and length when we finally test the machine at maximum capacity!

Meanwhile, Surf Lakes license enquiries continue to flow in. Aaron Trevis and Wayne Dart have been swamped with enquiries from around the globe, now edging close to 300. Enquiries have been from large development companies looking at creating larger residential and retail precincts, through to sole operators who wish to create stand-alone surf and action sports parks with an eye on the glamping market.

We are confident that as soon as imagery of the expected full-size waves are beamed through digital and broadcast channels after Phase Two testing, the level of interest will increase even more dramatically.

“The interest in Surf Lakes 5 Waves tech shows no signs of slowing down,” said Aaron. “As more people are exposed to artificial wave technology, be it us or any other technology in the market place, we are finding there is more demand due to non-surfing people being genuinely excited about the prospect of being able to try surfing. We can’t wait to act upon our motto of Everyone Gets A Break!”