FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is YourWave?
YourWave is a revolutionary new system for creating waves to surf, boogie board or body surf. Due to YourWave's patented air-form technology, that is used to create different wave shapes, YourWave is the safest and most versatile standing wave on the market.
What's involved in the YourWave system?
Our patented system uses chambered air-filled wave forms - akin to a bouncy castle. Inflating these forms with varying pressure allows YourWave to create custom shaped waves. Combined with the ability to alter the speed of the flow, it gives YourWave the ability to create a huge variety of waves. Lefts, right, front-on, slow, fast, mellow, steep and breaking waves.
How safe is YourWave?
As safe as playing in a bouncy castle. Just add water.
How easy is it to learn?
Surfing can be a difficult sport to learn in the ocean a; made even harder by the fact one has to develop the fitness to paddle out and then there's the crowd to deal with before you can even get a wave. Once on a wave you sometimes have only a few second to work on your style and moves. YourWave speeds up the process by enabling you to have a wave to yourself, no paddling required and more time standing on the wave.
What kind of boards can be used?
YourWave uses a thick bed of smooth water for a real surf feel, this allows us to uses proper surfboards with proper fins.
Most beginners and intermediates will prefer to use our range of softboards for stability and lightweight maneuverability.
How much water does YourWave use and require?
Depends on the size of the unit. We can design a unit to your needs and a water filtration system to minimise water usage.
Who Manufacturers the YourWave?
Ross McCarthy, the founder, oversees the engineering and manufacture of all components that make up a YourWave unit.
What's different with YourWave compared to other standing wave machines?
YourWave is able to create custom wave shapes and change the wave in almost real time using our patented chambered air-filled waves forms. Utilising high end inflatable technology, YourWave is the safest way to learn to surf.
If I'm opening a new theme park, why would I want to invest in a YourWave over other entertainment rides/activities?
YourWave with its air-filled forms is super safe. Add to that a super exciting ride that caters to everyone - swimmers, body surfers, boogie boarders, surfers - from learner to expert and you've got a winner for your surf park or water theme park. It offers a premium, high fidelity surfing experience but at a fraction of the real estate footprint of surf lakes and at an even smaller fraction of the capital expenditure, making for a quicker and easier path to profitable operation.
Who can have a go on an YourWave?
In a word, anyone. Hard to think of anyone who wouldn't be able to enjoy YourWave.
How easy is it to change the wave and how long does it take?
YourWave uses the one inflatable wave-form which can be manipulated at the push of buttons creating a myriad of different waves and altering them in almost real time.
What is the cost to run the YourWave?
Depends on the size of the YourWave unit and thus the size of the pumps needed. Electricity cost in your area and country is also a factor of course. It also depends on the speed of the water flow. Higher water flow speeds for faster more expert breaking waves use more power and thus kilowatts than gentle waves for learners. Enquire here to find out more.yourwave.surf/contact-us
How many people can ride/hour?
Ticketing and how many people are riding in any session is up to each individual operator and the size of each unit.
YourWave Hawea caters for 4-8 people per hour in an open public session.
How much is a YourWave unit?
Prices vary depending on unit size and style. Enquire here for more information.yourwave.surf/contact-us