American Wave Machines (AWM), a world leader in the manufacturer of wave pool and surf park technology, is to create a PerfectSwell surfing facility in Shizunami, Japan.

The PerfectSwell facility will be installed at Surf Stadium Japan (SSJ) and will provide for the region’s rapidly growing surfing community by hosting competitive training. The facility will cater for different levels of surfers, ranging from beginners to professionals.

Tooshihiko Adachi, SSJ’s CEO, commented on the new PerfectSwell facility: “This project is the realisation of a vision 4 years in the making. Our goal has always been to contribute to the deep and vibrant surf culture in Makinohara.

“Surf Stadium Japan will expand the surfing community by offering recreational surf and at the same time contribute to athlete development,” Adachi added.

Bruce McFarland, CEO of American Wave Machines, said: “We are well aware of the level of effort to have surfing approved for the 2020 Olympics.

“Hats off to the International Surfing Association for this extraordinary accomplishment. Surfing will be on the world stage in Japan. AWM is extremely honoured to work with the visionaries at Surf Stadium Japan and participate in the growth of the local and global surf community.”