Wave pools are coming. Scratch that, wave pools that you want to surf are coming. The gutless-knee high wave pools that we are all used to are nothing new. Imagine surfing a wave pool that offers perfectly formed tubing waves that peel for more than 220 m without losing power or shape. The wave pool that we are speaking of is the Wave Garden, located in the Basque Country of Northern Spain. The creators of the Wave Garden claim, “every minute two identical waves break simultaneously left and right with barreling point break type rides up to 20 seconds long….
Watch this excellent video below, explaining how shaping machines work.
It seems like it was just yesterday when the majority of surfboards were hand-shaped. And while it’s still possible to get a hand-shaped board from your local backyard shaper, the majority of today’s top shapers utilize digital shaping systems. The reason for this is that digital shaping systems provide improved accuracy, consistency, and flexibility. At Paragon Surfboards, we have embraced the future of surfboard design through our digital shaping system. We use computer aided design (CAD) software that provides us the flexibility to alter a variety of factors (e.g. outline, dimensions, rocker, concave, fin placement, etc.). Through this process we…