Frequently asked questions
What is a Pacific Surf Designs surf simulator?
Are your attractions safe?
Safety is our utmost concern and we adhere to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F3133, Practice for the Classification, Design, Manufacture, Construction, and Operation of Standing Wave Systems. One of our owners, Richard Alleshouse, co-chaired the ASTM committee that drafted the standards.
Standard twenty (20) foot length rear recovery sections - dramatically reducing impacts with the rear wall.
NO roller bars anywhere on any Pacific Surf Designs attraction.
Head impact rated padding and matting covering the entire exposed attraction.
Angled side walls to minimize impacts with hard 90 degree corners.
What kinds of waves do you offer?
While we custom-designed all of our products and we will work with you to design a product that makes sense for your venue. If the wave needs to fit within a certain footprint, we will make you your own one-of-a-kind attraction.
How long does it take to install a surf simulator?
While each wave will have different lead times depending on the project scope and location, generally we require 5-6 months as a lead time from signing the deal to commissioning the attraction. On site installation by our experienced team ranges from 2-3 weeks or more for our larger attractions.
What types of venues feature surf simulators?
A surf simulator works for any venue that seeks to attract a captive audience. This includes waterparks, hotels, FECs, theme parks, shopping malls, and standalone locations that feature just a wave and F&B component.
How many riders may ride at one time?
Depending on your needs, we will custom-design a wave that may have one ride lane to many ride lanes. Each ride lane will accommodate one rider at a time with an inflatable divider preventing riders in different lanes from running into each other. Remove the dividers and your riders will have a larger surface to perform.