Wavegarden: the future of surfing?


Imagine this: you’re riding a wave, surfboard expertly feeling the wave’s every undulation, adjusting almost without your experienced legs showing it the way. The water below a dark, gurgling mass… or is it?

What if LED could illuminate the energy and power of the waves beneath you? That’s what Wavegarden, a pioneer in man-made wave technology, is experimenting with in its Northern Spain indoor surf center. The lights follow a surfer as she rides the waves helping her see the wave formation and water texture. Not only can this new technology offer unique opportunities for the sport of surfing, it creates a magical underwater funnel of color to excite onlookers as well. What do you think – is the sport of surfing ready for LED technology?