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Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalEra: 1970-1979DateCreated: 19691500 N. McClintock Dr.TempeState: AZZip: 85281Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/who-we-are/engineering-history/landmarks/252-big-surf-waterpark, https://www.asme.org/wwwasmeorg/media/ResourceFiles/AboutASME/Who%20We%20Are/Engineering%20History/Landmarks/252-Big-Surf-Waterpark.pdf, http://bigsurffun.com/Creator: Dexter, Phil

The first wave pool in North America to consistently generate 3-5 foot spilling waves suitable for surfing

Big Surf Waterpark uses 15 gates that empty water into a 2.5 acre lagoon with contours that replicate a natural beach. Waves are produced by pumping water to a pre-selected height and released through underwater gates. The water released breaks over a baffle (similar to a natural reef), forming one wave per cycle. Water is recirculated to the lagoon through pumps.

YearAdded:
2013
Image Caption: Designed by Phil Dexter, the facility uses 15 gates that empty water from a reservoir into a 2.5 million gallon lagoon with contours that replicate a natural beach.
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