USA and Japan Olympic Surf Teams to Train on PerfectSwell®

SOLANA BEACH, Calif., July 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — American Wave Machines, Inc. (AWM) announces that Olympic training for the Japan and USA surfing teams will take place on PerfectSwell® Shizunami  (静波サーフスタジアムPerfectSwell®) located in Makinohara, Japan.  The athletes will be training on never before seen waves and PerfectSwell® innovations.


Fast Facts

Venue Size: 2.3 acres
PerfectSwell® Size: 2 acres

Standout New Waves:

  • Drainer: Two 3 second+ barrel rides on the same wave
  • WedgePop: The biggest air section yet
  • Highball: A professional surfer’s dream canvas providing opportunities for a variety of maneuvers and a massive finishing move
  • Roundhouse: Soft in the middle for traditional cutback practice that rolls into a wedge barrel
  • Wedge (Updated): A stretched out slab that leads to improved time in the barrel.

Mahina Maeda laying down a frontside hack in preparation for surfing’s Olympic debut.Technology Advancements: Wave size, additional Wave Design Parameters, Key Software Improvement; Temporal Distortion creates exceptional precision.

Schedule: July 12-13 Japan Olympic Team Training, July 16-19 USA Olympic Team Training

The punch and variability of PerfectSwell® waves along with the repeatability presents an unprecedented training opportunity for professional athletes in a safe controlled environment to ensure the highest degree of health and safety in compliance with government restrictions.  During training, PerfectSwell® will be able to mimic wave conditions and competition format forecasted for the Olympics which will be held in the ocean at Tsurigasaki Beach, also known as Shidashita Beach, in Chiba, near Tokyo. The Olympic surfing contest is scheduled for July 25- July 28. In a format similar to the sailing program, surfing will have a waiting period of 16 days (July 25-August 9) to run the ladder competition.

Mahina Maeda riding the barrel in preparation for surfing’s Olympic debut.About American Wave Machines
American Wave Machines, Inc. surf technology is protected by 39 patents in 11 jurisdictions. SurfStream® venues have capacity of 100’s while PerfectSwell® surf pools are 1 acre plus with capacity in the 1,000’s. Since 2007 over 4,000,000 sessions have been enjoyed at American Wave Machines locations around the globe.

Hiroto Ohhara smashing the lip and releasing his fins in preparation for surfing’s Olympic debutAbout PerfectSwell® Shizunami Surf Stadium
PerfectSwell® Shizunami Surf Stadium is founded on principals of community and giving back. PerfectSwell® Shizunami will further the strong surfing spirit that is already thriving in Shizunami.

Shun Murakami bottom turning to set up his next maneuver in preparation for surfing's Olympic debut.Photo –
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Amuro Tsuzuki backside bottom turn on a peeling left in preparation for surfing's Olympic debut.Photo –
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