Honokea Surf Parks is the first company to secure U.S. rights to the Spanish-engineered patented Wavegarden technology. Wavegarden Spain had created wave-generating technology designed for surf parks that offers both high performance surfing waves and smaller waves to teach people to surf.
Based in Oahu, Honokea will initially develop its surf parks in Hawaii and in Southern California. Company founders Kenan J. Knieriem Jr. (Keno) and Brian Keaulana are committed to sharing surfing in a safe way while promoting education, healthy living and sustainability."Honokea's goal is to operate surf parks in communities so participants can be active, healthy and happy through surfing and outdoor activities," said founder Knieriem.
Honokea Surf Parks are anchored by a surfing lagoon, scalable in size, generating surfing waves that cater to different levels of surfers, beginner to professional. By eliminating variables and dangers typically associated with surfing in the ocean, the technology provides the highest quality waves independent of weather conditions for year-round participation.
Wavegarden's® latest prototype was built in Spain's Basque Country and generates perfectly formed tubing waves that break for more than 900 feet without losing power or shape, making it the longest man-made surfing wave in existence..