Ripped seam puts world’s first inflatable surf reef on hold

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The installation of the world’s first inflatable surf reef has been put on hold at Back Beach, in Bunbury, Western Australia.

According to Troy Bottegal, the inventor of the Airwave, the device has been torn at the seam while being lodged on the ocean floor, 50 meters from shore.

“A very deep swell that we weren’t expecting created an undertow that was pushed through the lineup. The current – going back and forward – put some pressure on that particular seam,” explained Bottegal.

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