Aquatic Development Group (ADG) introduced their new “EpicSurf” stationary surf wave during the virtual Surf Park Summit that took place on June 24, 2021, and was hosted by Surf Park Central. The event brought together leaders from around the world within the surf industry to discuss the latest developments in the market and introduce new and advancing technologies on all things surf.
EpicSurf, engineered and manufactured at ADG’s headquarters in Upstate New York, is a true deep-water stationary surf wave that is designed to appeal to both the expert and novice surfer alike.
Differentiating it from other stationary waves on the market, the compact EpicSurf produces a real wave of water with a depth that can be adjusted from between 3-5 feet for a more authentic surfing experience versus on a stationary ride that produces only a thin sheet of water that is pushed over a formed surface.
“There are other manufacturers out there who are approaching stationary surf waves with thinner films of water but at ADG we wanted to go all in and create a wave that gives riders a truer surf experience,” says Jim Dunn, President of ADG. “EpicSurf is an opportunity for experienced surfers to get on and use real ocean boards and have lots of room to carve and perfect their skills, but at the same time it also offers a platform for beginners, giving them the chance to learn and advance, growing the sport for everyone.”
Images courtesy of Aquatic Development Group.
“This is the perfect wave for surf lessons,” notes Phil Jackson, Executive Director of Surf Dreams Foundation who brought a group of youth surfers with him to visit the EpicSurf and try out the ride. “The EpicSurf wave is a real game changer for the surf industry.”
EpicSurf marks the latest development in wave design and engineering from ADG, a company long known for its innovation, creativity, and wave system products.
“EpicSurf is not the first deep-water surf ride to hit the market,” noted Dunn, “but it is the first to be designed and manufactured in North America and backed by a company that has been making, installing and servicing waves for more than 50 years.”
ADG is also the team responsible for the development, manufacturing and installation of more than 125 FlowRiders across North America. ADG joined Surf Park Central in January of this year.