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The sea was angry that day, my friends--like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli.

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It's allegedly going to be built in the Meadowlands area, and by American Wave Machines:
http://www.theinertia.com/surf/american-wave-machines-set-to-build-largest-wave-pool-in-history

I'm pretty sure the waves they make are more like "stationary waves", as opposed to the more traditional looking artificial waves of a place like Wave Garden.., but still, it would be a cool option to have.

Anybody ever surf one of these flowboard waves?

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Yeah I worked a flowrider for a few years in college in Virginia.  Its fun, but NOTHING like surfing.  Much more similar to snowboarding.  It honestly looses its fun factor pretty quickly.  They did get a liquor license install a bar a year after it opened which only added to the hilarious wipe outs that are oh so common. 

Now i would love to see a wave garden or KS whirlpool design around here!