Aloha Surfhouse, which has recently opened in Joondalup, is Australia’s first indoor wave pool facility.
Whether you are a complete novice or more advanced in the waves, Aloha Surfhouse has a wave set suitable for everyone and fantastic experienced staff to get you started.
Sessions are bookable online with 12 spots available in every 30-minute session. You need to arrive half an hour before your book session time to be fitted with helmets and go through the safety induction. Surfboards are provided.
We were on The Riverwave, a wave designed for beginners to help find their feet to the intermediate surfer. More advanced riders can practise their skills on the never-ending wave. This is the most popular wave and has the most session times. To find out which wave is making an appearance on what day you can check on the Aloha Surfhouse website and select a session for your favourite wave.
After a quick run through of some hints and tips by the side of the pool, it was time to grab a board and hit the waves!
The staff were fantastic! They were extremely patient and hands-on with helping the kids with balancing, where was the best place to put the board and body position.
After a few attempts on the surfboards, they decided to give the bodyboards a go.
My youngest was very nervous about getting hurt if she fell. To reassure her staff members took her to the back of the pool so she could get used to the water and have a splash around. Even after faceplanting her first attempt, once she realised the water and ground were soft, she was right back on and pretty quickly she was on the board and cruising across the waves, and having a great time.
When our session was finished, they changed the plates and ramped the waves up to “The Sweet Spot”. The Sweet Spot is designed for those who have more experience with surfing and want to work on their skills.
The third setting is “The Barrel”, a 6ft barrel perfect the experienced surfer. There will be events and competitions being held on this setting but outside of this there are also limited session times available to book.
Aloha Surfhouse uses the Surfstream technology developed by American Wave Machines. Surfstream is the world’s first standing wave machine that offers various different wave sizes for all skill levels to enjoy. Riders can use real surfboards with fins on a deep cushion of water that creates an endless wave. Safe, compact, indoor or outdoor, SurfStream brings surfing anywhere.
There were lots of smiles and laughs from everyone who gave it a go including the sponsored surfers who called in on their way home to Dunsborough after competing in the surf competition at Trigg Beach. Lots of fun!
Along with the Aloha Surfhouse wave pool, you will also find WA’s first Clip ‘N Climb with over 20 climbing challenges, Aloha Boutique stocking a wide range of men’s and women’s clothing plus a range of surf and lifestyle products including boards and the Aloha Coffee House which does a fantastic latte and stocks a good variety of sweet and savoury food options.
3/7 Winton Rd,
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