Tuesday, 19 October 2010 22:08

Looking for Star Shaped Waves? This Japanese Wave-Shaping Pool Can Make It [Video]

I have no idea about the science behind it but the video is pretty amazing.

In Japan they have developed a wave machine that can create perfectly shaped well, shapes including hearts, starts and even a musical note.

From Gizmodo: It uses computer-controlled actuators that move the water in perfect synchronization. The computer software uses fluid dynamics algorithms to calculate the necessary motions.

Not sure how practical it could be to make better waves in the Great Lakes for kayak surfing but I’m willing to volunteer to try to figure it out.

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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