Surf Lakes - Wave Machine Technology

Surf Lakes is a local company taking on the world with its wave machine technology. Join us to learn about the product development journey
Surf Lakes - Wave Machine Technology

Surf Lakes - Wave Machine Technology

Surf Lakes is an Australian based company developing a unique technology to bring surfing to the masses. Using a concentric wave generating machine and uniquely profiled lake, Surf Lakes can cater for all levels of surfer at the same time, providing a through-put and a rider experience unmatched by other wave machines.

From humble beginnings, the design has developed through several stages including small scale prototypes, to the full-scale prototype used for demonstrations at Yeppoon, and the commercial design soon to be rolled out in several locations globally. This project has used a number of SE Queensland-based Engineers and is an exceptional example of local innovation.

Kit Sidwell, Director of Inventmech, has been involved in the design from its early days. Kit’s presentation will outline the product development process and some of the key challenges that were overcome in developing the mechanical and structural designs.


Meet Our Speaker:

Kit Sidwell - Director, Inventmech

Kit Sidwell is the Director of Gold Coast-based company Inventmech. Kit has worked as a mechanical design engineer and consultant in a wide range of industries and across broad project scope. His background includes a variety of applications such as hovercraft, aircraft, surfboard manufacturing, minerals processing equipment and consulting in a variety of industrial fields.

Kit is the mechanical designer of the Surf Lakes™ machine, and has been involved in its development from early stages taking it from idea to full-scale prototype.

06 / 04 / 2020 - 05:30 pm to 07:30 pm
Registration Closes
05 / 04 / 2020 05:00 pm
Engineers Australia Queensland
Brisbane Auditorium
Level 9, 340 Adelaide Street
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
Key Speaker(s)
Kit Sidwell
Structural College, Queensland Branch & Mechanical College Queensland Branch
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    1300 653 113
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