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Sationary standing surf waves
Author : MARKUS AUFLEGER(1), VALERIE NEISCH(2), ULRICH HAUTZEL(3 ), DEREK Oˇ®NEILL (4)
ABSTRACT
Surfing is much more than sport. Surf waves created by complex hydraulic processes are the base for the way of life in
many coastal areas and tourism. Against this background, the surfing industry developed significantly. Since many years
there is a strong trend, to expand surfing towards inland regions and to make waves easier accessible and more
attractive. By carrying out a number of physical model tests and numerical simulations at the Innsbruck University, a
technology was developed to create stationary standing surf waves. Using an adjustable wave structure it is possible to
configure waves of different sizes, shapes and surf ratings. Thus the creation of river waves under changing natural
conditions will be possible. For the successful completion of the project was the collaboration between hydraulic engineers
and professional surfers of utmost importance.
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Category : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT
Article : Water engineering
Date Published : 12/08/2015
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