thechimp wrote:On reading the article by Matt Clark, i started to think about wave count, i surfed First point the other day and got 4 waves in just over an hour, crap, i hear you say but its summer, kids holidays, it was packed, mostly longboards a few Sup's, clubbies on a break on rescue boards, a very limited take off zone, so 4 set waves was'nt so bad. It was no way as crowded as Polzeath in August.
The wave garden has one wave every ninety seconds, so on both sides of the central strip thats 80 an hour, i'm just thinking how will the proposed one's in Bristol and Wales be managed?
Will you book a time slot? or will there be a huge queue on weekends and flat spells (on the coast)
I think the way they plan to do it is by sessions, IE 1 or two hour time slots with a cap on the amount of people per session.
I appreciate all the arguments with regards to it not being the same experience as surfing in the ocean etc but personally I find the prospect of being able to catch a guaranteed shite load of waves an hour on a consistent clean wave irresistible. To be able to work on my turns in the same way I can work on tricks at the skatepark and then transfer my skills to ocean waves fills be with so much excitement. These waves will never ever come close to replacing the experience of surfing quality waves in a remote natural spot but as a compliment to it I think its going to be amazing.
Do me a favour. Just kick my ass, okay? Kick this ass for a man, that's all. Kick my ass. Enjoy. Come on. I'm not asking, I'm telling with this. Kick my ass.