It's about life - not "lifestyle"
Here is a little more from a recent email from Y, formerly known as Tom Morey:

"Meanwhile, surfing's spread has still only scratched the surface. Twenty million, maybe thirty million surfers of a total of six billion people on the planet is only 1/2 of 1%. Hardly anyone.

Surfing today is confined to the coasts with the exception of perhaps 100 wave attractions...which unfortunately are mostly like side shows in water parks which primarily feature kuk activities like going down a fool proof slide. Surfing is just barely starting inland.

However, I have recently changed my own focus to cause it to spread inland big time. Neptune willing, it will do so. I've teamed up with the WaveCannon guys, Richie, Troy, and Cary to develop wave riding parks that take full advantage of their excellent patented wave delivery system and have incorporated several unique new pool designs of my own to bring what will be revolutionary fun new kinds of waves to everyone. Here is something that will require you "old timers" of tomorrow to become club pros...just like in golf. Here is the vehicle by which we work together and take surfing into ANY town in the WORLD that has clean running's the start of wave centers that pay for themselves, provide excellent education and opportunity, to coincide with actual decent surf in order to try to eek out a little surfing enjoyment amongst the hassles of polluted waters, sharks and vana covered rocks...

-Y (formerly Tom Morey)"
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What you see in the photo above is a R&D test wave generated in this project. Who can argue in the summer of 2002 that more capacity in surf zones is desperately needed? Given the bad press seawalls are getting in places like California, it is unlikely that underwater artifical reefs are going to happen any time soon, and in any significant numbers. There are too many variables in regard to ocean life and coastal erosion.

Surfing is about riding waves. Sure, the ocean has been an intergal part of the experience. However, recent increased knowledge about pollution, and the incredible influx of new wave-riders, have been building a wall between the act of riding waves and the ocean. Suppose you could live in a place and be assured you could get your share of waves all year... would it matter that it was in a somewhat controlled enviroment, or fresh water? Wouldn't fresh water in an inland wavepark with real respectable waves beat leftover scraps at Malibu, where half the organisms in the water began life as Taco Bell burritos in the Valley?
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