Weʼve raised £2 to Create an artificial wave break at Compton Beach on the Isle of Wight
- Funded on Friday, 1st March 2019
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We've heard a lot of plans to build artificial surf reefs over the years.
Introducing Troy Bottegal from Perth in Australia. He's come up with the AIRWAVE. It's basically a giant 20m wide inflatable bubble attached to the sea bed.
When swell passes over the top of it, it will theoretically create a pitching wave that will peak and break, creating a perfect A-frame wave on a beach that previously had no surf.
"We could have decent waves in flat beach breaks like Hastings or Great Yarmouth"
Sounds pretty good, right? We could have decent waves in Hastings or Great Yarmouth. But how does to hold to the sea floor? After all, the sand is constantly shifting and a giant air bubble is naturally going to be seriously hard to pin down.
Well, Troy claims that they can use helical sand anchors that are strong enough to keep a 40ft boat down in a category three cyclone.
My vision is to create an artificial surf break at Compton Beach on the Isle of Wight. This beach often features in the Top Beaches around the world lists and the addition of a surf break would attract additional tourists generating much needed income for the area. It would also provide a haven for surfers looking for somewhere idyllic and serene to enjoy their favourite pastime.
- 2 years ago
Gareth Mault2 years ago
Thank you so much for your interest in this campaign to raise funds for an artificial wave break at Compton Beach in Isle of Wight. This project is still very much in the planning stage and I am very keen to hear any comments or ideas that you may have with regard to this project.
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Nov 4, 2018
Keep on going! Hang loose bro !
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