Trunks and glassy ramps in the middle of a dirty Jersey winter.
The five-billion-dollar New Jersey mega-mall American Dream in East Rutherford, eight miles from Time Square if you’re wondering, opens its indoor wavepool to the public on April 1.
The pool is a smaller version of the fabulous Waco pool and the operator will rent you the entire pool for an hour for $US1800 on weekdays and $2100 on weekends.
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"Private Dream Sessions” Now Available @skudinsurfad What is a Private Dream Session? • 1 hour private group • Up to 20 people • Work directly with Operator to customize a wave playlist • 2x Coaches on site during surf experience • Bring your own boards or try something new with our complimentary surfboards • 100-160 waves per hour • 85° air & water • Indoor clear water arena Link in Bio & story Perfect for… • Friends surf session • Corporate events • Birthday parties • Holiday parties • Team building • Before & After Metlife • NYC visits • And much more ! Link @skudinsurfad
You get twenty pals in the pool and it’s going to cost around a hundred bucks apiece. The joint spits out between 100 and 180 waves in an hour depending on the setting. The wave menu includes “the A- frame wave, under-the-lip-take-off barrel, or a perfect air section.”
The session is run through Will Skudin’s surf school. Will is a noted big-wave charger from Long Island, New York who once kissed a Nazaré lip and lived to tell the tale. A smart backing with hopes that Will’s street cred will impress both the core and the unbaptized.
Surf coaches, lifeguards and wave technicians are all included and it is recommended that advanced shortboarders bring a board two-to-five liters above normal volume. Fresh water etc.
Also, according to the website the wave pool is “Perfect for Team Building, Bachelor and Bachelorette parties, before and after NYC and Corporate events.”
Some notes to remember.
In New Jersey, right now, the water temp is hovering around forty-one degrees (five celsius) and today’s wind chill brings us to about nineteen degrees (minus eight C) outside. The temp inside the wavepool, which is indoors, is seventy-five degrees (twenty-four C). No wind either. Pure glass.
Also worth noting is the the pool is located to the left of the Kung Fu Panda Water Temple of Awareness and just behind the Thrillagascar fifty-foot freefall.
Post-Session, you can “live it up like royalty at King Julien’s Pineapple Jam Swim-up Bar”.