On July 15-16, 2016 Ben Nielsen shared experience and thoughts on the future of river surfing wave design at the Forum Flusswellen in Nuremberg, Germany. The McLaughlin Whitewater Design Group’s division of Merrick & Company was the only U.S. firm invited to this conference, hosted by Bavarian Chamber of Civil Engineers.
We were honored to be given this opportunity to discuss what we have learned with the best minds in European river wave design, and hope our expertise can help advance the industry and sport. Our invitation was no doubt influenced by the success of the Boise River Wave, which has transformed the river surfing community there, and the success of the whitewater park in Columbus, Georgia.
We are psyched for Ben to have been invited, and to share and learn from fellow fans of river waves across the pond! See more photos at the MWDG Facebook page.