Wave Shaper: Patented Technology
The shape and the velocity of the water creating desired features rely on the amount of water in the channel and the shape of the river bed … unless you have a Wave Shaper to create the hydraulic shape you want, when you want it! This patented device focuses and shapes flowing water unlike any other product on the market, and can create significant waves from very modest flows. Paddlers, surfers, stand up paddle boarders and tubers can experience tall waves or large breakers suited to their needs, and beginners can enjoy great rides or learn new skills on high quality, low risk features.
Waves are created as water flows over fixed rocks and ledges, and you want yours to be high quality through as wide a range of flows as is possible. You’d like eddies to be calm for getting in and out of the river, and it may be important that the drops allow fish to swim up, around and through the structure without creating any hazards for people.
Several factors impact the quality of whitewater created by fixed features, so they need to be designed to meet your unique site needs. MWDG engineers analyze design and predict performance to a level unequalled by others in our field. We design features that perform as planned, last for the life of the materials, and can look so natural they are undistinguishable from the rest of the river channel.