Wave House Sentosa is the fourth and newest installation in a chain of Wave Houses that stretches from Durban in South Africa, San Diego in California, to Santiago in Chile. This latest addition is located on the sandy beaches of Sentosa, a small island off the Singapore mainland, the southernmost tip of the Asian Continent.
Singapore has long been a crossroads for surfers seeking the perfect waves at beaches around Southeast Asia. However, the island itself lacks the giant waves that surfers desire. So Wave House provides a huge, 10-foot barrel wave that rivals those at the beaches of Uluwatu, Grajagan or Macaronis ó Indonesian coasts that boast some of the best waves in the region.
The centerpiece of Wave House Sentosa is ìThe Wave,î a fully flowing, FlowBarrel sheet wave that approximates a roaring, 10-foot wave when itís operating at maximum. This wave-simulation attraction is designed to pump water at a high speed over stationary, curved walls to generate barreling and smooth waves. The wave form is a proprietary composite membrane ride surface that is designed to absorb the energy of impacts.
Since it opened in 2009, Wave House Sentosa has attracted local surfers, skaters, skimboarders and even snowboarders. But thereís more on the property than just ìThe Wave.î Surrounding the FlowBarrel is a Flowrider Double Wave Machine, and several food and beverage options, including two beach bars. Thereís also a pool, and space to dance and listen to DJs or live music.
The diverse amenities make this an ideal venue for all kinds of gatherings, ranging from private events, such as birthday parties, to school trips and corporate gatherings.
NUTS & BOLTS
Cost: Approximately $15 million
Aquatic space: 70,000 square feet
Dream Amenities: FlowRider Double; FlowBarrel 10; pool; restaurant and four bars; and retail store
- Dream Designer: Wave Loch
- Project Architect: Scott Bernet Architects
- Project Aquatic Designer: Wave Loch
- Project Design / Development: Wave House Global
- Pool Builder: Planar One
- Interior Design: Ezra Architects
- Chemical Industries (Far East):Chemicals
- Hydrotechs M&E Service Pte: Filtration
- Wave Machine Equipment: Wave Loch