WavePoolMag – Legacy Wave Pool Company Creates EPIC Wave.
WAVES AROUND THE WORLD
Aquatic Development Group, or ADG, has its pneumatics in several wave pool systems across the world. You just might not recognize them. On the surf culture side, the opening scene from the classic The North Shore was filmed at Oasis in California at one of ADG’s pools. In our view, this totally cements the company name in the wave pool hall of fame.
On the biz side, ADG is a team of builders, engineers, designers all with, as the company says, skills for observing and bringing their proven business acumen into the picture.
Through the ‘80s and up to today, ADG has had its hand in everything from aquariums to movie sets, all powered by their WaveTek wave systems. Their technology can be found in projects including large wave pools of all shapes and sizes to shallow kid’s pools and traveling river waves. Boiled down, it’s the same engine used to power wave pools around the world.
ADG recently launched EpicSurf, a stationary deep water wave that allows users to session on traditional surfing equipment – full-sized boards with fins. The company notes that they are excited to bring EpicSurf to market and do their part to make surfing more accessible.
Jim Dunn, ADG’s President, shared with us the history of the company’s wave pools, how the space has evolved, and where he sees the industry may be headed.