ADG Wins IAAPA’s Brass Ring Award for Innovative Boogie Boarding Surf Ride

ADG Wins IAAPA's Brass Ring Award for Innovative Boogie Boarding Surf Ride

Ken Ellis (CEO) and Jessica Mahoney (Marketing Manager) of Aquatic Development Group accepting Brass Ring Award

Orlando, FL:  Aquatic Development Group, Inc (ADG) is proud to announce the receipt of the IAAPA’s Brass Ring Award for their new water ride, Breaker Beach™, a unique and innovative Boogie Boarding Surf Ride, the first of its kind in North America. The award was presented today during this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando.

ADG’s Breaker Beach™ ride premiered this season at Water World Water Park just outside of Denver, Colorado under their branded name “Cowabunga Beach™”.

“Having a boogie boarding wave pool in a land-locked state has brought a unique experience to our guests,” says Joann Cortez, Water World’s Director of Communications. “We pride ourselves in offering variety to our guest experience and ADG has provided us with a unique addition to our diverse offering of family fun attractions and the project has been a resounding success!”

The Breaker Beach™ Ride is powered by ADG’s exclusive WaveTek™ wave generation system and produces continuous 3 ft spilling breakers that provide riders with the perfect boogie-boarding wave every 4 seconds. An innovative dual launch peninsula doubles rider capacity for a continuous throughput of 700 plus riders per hour.

“We designed Breaker Beach™ to respond to the need for parks to continue to differentiate with new and innovative ride options,” says Jim Dunn, Executive VP for Aquatic Development Group. “Our new water rides are unique in that they offer parks an alternative to adding another slide package by not only creating an exciting and different ride experience, but by expanding beyond the edge of the water to keep guests interacting with the ride, and in the park, for longer periods of time.”

As a leading designer and builder of water parks and attractions, ADG drew on their decades of experience to create their all-inclusive approach to water ride development.  Focusing on both in-water and out-of-water guest experience their rides all feature reduced or no rider wait times, and include detailed layouts for ample decking space to maximize capacity and incorporate areas for F&B and retail for incremental revenue generation.

“We love that ADG is so far ahead of the curve in the attractions they design,” says Cortez.  “We have a new beach in Colorado and our guests are loving it!”


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