Conceived as a means to showcase Wave Loch’s flagship product – the FlowBarrel®, Wave House first opened its doors in Durban, South Africa in 2001. Founder of Wave House, Wave Loch, and Surf Loch, Tom Lochtefeld, holds over 100 patents world-wide and has installations spanning the globe. Wave House is the lifestyle company and Wave Loch and Surf Loch are the technology companies.
It’s Wave House’s physical connection to the California beach lifestyle, and Lochtefeld’s 30 years of experience as an inventor / designer / owner / operator, that offers enduring value to a venue. Take the time to understand our service and product offerings, and how our multi-revenue-streamed beach lifestyle approach can generate reward beyond a financial return. We LIVE what we do and look forward to sharing our passion with you.
9747 Olson Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Wave House Founder & CEO Tom Lochtefeld
Tom Lochtefeld is the founder and CEO of Wave House, Wave Loch, and Surf Loch, and is the most successful “wave maker” in the world. As of this writing, his wave attractions are installed in over 200 installations in 35 countries. He is the inventor of the sheet wave attractions FlowRider® and FlowBarrel®, the Olympic destined SurfLoch SurfPool®, the global sport of Flowboarding®, and the Wave House® and Flow House® venues currently operating in several locations around the world. Mr. Lochtefeld has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, FORBES, Men’s Journal, Los Angeles Times, ESPN The Magazine, National Geographic, and many trade and local publications. His inventions have been featured in two major motion pictures, music videos, the Discovery Channel, CBS Sports’ College Championships, and MTV. He holds over 100 patents worldwide, and his inventions have set the bar and become the standard for all artificial waves. Honing his skill at “Big Rock”, the California surf-trepeneur spent the first years of his life riding in the tube at this famous La Jolla surf break – and the rest of his life working to re-create that thrill and export it to the world.
Click HERE to read a message from our founder as he talks of the development of Wave Loch and this great technology
Invented by a surfer, inspired by surf history and showcasing the future of simulated wave technology, Wave House, our turn-key entertainment venues, epitomize the surfing lifestyle: sand, music, sunshine, sunsets, barbeque and spirits, overlooking a magnificent man-made beach environment.
Forget the troubled, inefficient wave pools of the past. Wave Loch’s sister company, Surf Loch LLC, offers real, surfable, ocean waves in a viable business model for the first time: SurfLoch WaveSystems™ innovative design offers: consistent, quality waves with unprecedented frequency in the smallest physical footprint, and with the greatest energy efficiency. While the few surfing wave pools in existence have struggled to make ends meet, Surf Loch dedicated over 10 years to the development and refinement of its proprietary SurfLoch WaveSystems™ technology to make what was once infeasible, now financially viable and ready to deploy. Learn more HERE about this amazing new entertainment sensation! Read and view a case study showing a fascinating SurfLoch SurfPool™ transformation of a town center in the Netherlands.
Wave Loch FlowBarrel® and FlowRider®
The most successful artificial wave in the world, with over 200 installations (including several Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships), FlowBarrel® and FlowRider® sheet wave technology was invented by Tom Lochtefeld, and provides a wave riding experience for beginners and experts alike in the space of a backyard swimming pool. These sheet waves spawned the birth of the international sport of Flowboarding, and every year competitors from around the world meet for the annual FLOW Championships on a FlowBarrel®.