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AU$ 4,314 pledged of AU$ 100,000 goal
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By troy bottegal
AU$ 4,314 pledged of AU$ 100,000 goal
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About this project

I need your help to fund the manufacture and installation of the worlds first AIRWAVE at a beautiful beach in Perth. I have permission from the local council, a dive team and sail manufacturer and I am ready to go.

All I need are sufficient funds. I have the drive to do the rest. 

This project is about making possible, the first ever installation of an air inflated dome-like structure, in shallow water, to produce an A- frame with a rideable face, where previously there was only a closeouts! All without detrimental effects to the environment.

If this project is successful, it will completely alter the way we think about creating waves artificialIy. I have invented and patented, the world's first  inflatable surf reef.

Imagine how amazing it would be if you could quickly install a wave - producing surf reef underwater, by merely anchoring a uniquely shaped sail on the bottom, blowing it up with air and then waiting for the next swell to produce waves on it! Imagine how quick and easy for there to be no waves at your local beach the day before and the next day a perfect peak. 

My patent covers all shapes for these inflatable, underwater structures, so the possibilities for changing ocean swells to waves in millions of locations worldwide, are endless

Risks and challenges

The unique challenge is the unknown factors the ocean brings to the installation and testing, such as erosion of the sand around the anchors, corrosive effects on the chosen sail material, effects of sand movement at the site and the advent of storm occurrences on the installation. I am committed to testing the installation over a two month period to figure out all these issues as they arise. We also have available, the assistance of a major ocean engineering firm to provide additional testing and data management. This will allow us the ability to professionally capture all data to ascertain improvements needed accurately.

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    Pledge AU$ 10 or more About $9

    For your pledge, you receive an encoded secret password to view footage live streamed from the secured official test site and of the end of test dance party on the beach. You will also be included in the draw to win the chance to the very first person to surf over the worlds first ever inflatable surf reef. All $10 AUD contributors will have their name on the official test documentation and a certificate of contribution to this world first.

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    Pledge AU$ 30 or more About $27

    For your pledge, you receive a VIP entry ticket to the secured official test site and the opening week beach dance party. All contributors will have their name on the official test documentation and a certificate of contribution to this world first.

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    Pledge AU$ 200 or more About $177

    For this pledge amount you will be granted one of 100 VIP platinum pass ticket holders to have unlimited entry to the official open test week, beach party AND to mingle backstage beach party day with DJ's, band members,surfing pro's and surf industry invitees .

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    Pledge AU$ 500 or more About $443

    For this pledge amount you will be granted one of 50 VIP gold pass ticket holders to be the worlds first surfers to surf on the AIRWAVE tm test site. This also allows entry into the Official opening beach party.

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    Pledge AU$ 5,000 or more About $4,426

    You obviously mean business and see potential in this concept. Own a piece of the action and share in the excitement, satisfaction and rewards of all revenue derived. You shall be contacted privately to discuss terms. You are definitekly invited to testing.

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