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Every Wave House is an island of surf, fun, music, sun, things to eat and drink and world class shopping. The Wave House archipelago is up to four now, and like an island chain in the Pacific, it is heated up and increasing, year by year.
There are Wave Houses in Durban, San Diego, Santiago and Singapore – with more on the horizon. At the center of every Wave House is the wave-riding experience. Whether it's beginners getting their feet wet for the first time on a FlowRider® or some of the world’s best board athletes on the FlowBarrel®, we've got a break that suits you. Wave House brings the ocean experience to everybody, across the USA and around the world.
Dotted around the world are dozens of locations, islets of water parks, cruise ships, shopping malls and other installations which feature some kind of Wave Loch sheet wave. From the Northern extremes of Experium in Sweden to the ocean bound Oasis of the Seas or the very real oases of Wild Wadi in Dubai and Wahoo water park in Bahrain, our extended family covers the planet.
Spin the globe above to find a Wave House installation near you, or spin it a little harder and find one in some distant exotic land, and go there to experience the Wave House way of life.
Durban is one of the biggest surf towns in South Africa, so when Wave House opened there in November 2001, it seemed like importing sand to the Sahara. Eight years later, Wave House Durban is going stronger than ever as part of the Gateway Theater of Shopping. A massive, Tony Hawk-designed skatepark complements the wave. There are two FlowRiders and the double-barreled Durbanicus Rex (DRex) where a left FlowBarrel and a right FlowBarrel face each other.
Up to two million people visit annually and their member database is over 12 000. Over 100,000 ride sessions for waves and 75,000 sessions in the skate park have been sold annually.
Wave House South Africa recently expanded its space from 5,000 people to 7,000 people to accommodate larger gigs, bigger artsts and the ever growing crowd of people who are mesmerized by the “future of nature”.
Wave House San Diego was the second island in the chain, but it is world headquarters for the Wave House lifestyle and the source from which all the new ideas and innovations flow.
In 2004, Wave Loch founder Tom Lochtefeld invested $4 million of his own money, borrowed another $4 million and put in a lot of sweat equity to restore the 18-acre, 70-year-old Belmont Park to its historic luster. He invested another $5 million and made a home for the FlowBarrel Bruticus Maximus – which had toured Europe and the world on SWATCH Wave Tour. The Bruticus took center stage and around that they built bars, restaurants, music stages and a lifestyle: sand under foot, sun and stars above.
Wave House San Diego is unique in the world of waterparks, but it’s more than that. The Royal Palace of Youth Culture has become one of the most popular beach party venues in San Diego and California. This is the fun lifestyle Wave House is exporting to the world. View Live Webcam of the FlowBarrel in San Diego.
“Olas buenas” means “good waves” in Spanish, and that is an expression you will hear often in Chile. This South American country has more than 2,600 miles of coastline, and there are perfect waves from north to south.
Now there is a perfect wave in the middle, with the opening of Wave House Santiago at Mall Sport, a 100,000 square foot retail complex dedicated to board sports in northeast Santiago. More than an hour from the ocean but the next best thing, Wave House Santiago has a FlowBarrel left that is undoubtedly “Buena ola.”
Santiago surfers who can’t get to the beach – and even a few coastal Chileans looking for a challenge – are honing their skills and pushing the limits on the “future of nature” – 100,000 gallons of water flowing at 30 MPH – with the city’s best pizza place on the shoulder. “”Que Buena!”
The fourth island in the Wave House archipelago is actually an island – just south of Singapore. For centuries it was known as Pulau Blakang Mati – which meant “death from behind”. Not a good name for an island designed to accommodate tourists, so in 1972 the name was changed to Sentosa: which means “peace in tranquility” in Malay.
Good call, although the peace and tranquility of this island of fun was rattled a bit when Wave House Sentosa cranked things up to 11. There's a FlowBarrel® left and a double FlowRider® at the center of a music, entertainment and retail complex in a place that has been blessed by nature: beautiful beaches, tropical sun, palm trees, spectacular sunsets and azure water.
All that was missing was waves, but the people of Singapore are in for a treat when they get a taste of the “future of nature.”