Our guest this week, Troy Bottegal, has a truly incredible idea that could change beaches all over the world. Introducing Airwave, the world's first inflatable surf reef.
What is Airwave?
Airwave is an inflatable surf reef that can bring waves to every beach with a swell in a simple, safe and eco-friendly way. Visit https://www.waveco.com.au/ for more details.
Where Will the First Airwave Be Installed?
This amazing technology is expected to be set up at a beach in the south-west town of Bunbury, Western Australia, in November 2019. Mr Bottegal said it would be trialled for at least 12 months.
Besides the Waves, What Are the Benefits?
Airwave has a number of unique benefits including:
- Added value to local real estate, boost local beach usage, stimulate tourist revenue and attract more population to the areas where an Airwave is installed
- Easily installed and removed
- The top of the Airwave is filled with air, so it is softer than hard reef or sand (therefore providing a safer surfing alternative)
Listen to the full podcast to learn more about this incredible idea!