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UNIT Surf Pool is Building the Largest Indoor Rapid Wave in the World


UNIT Surf Pool Begins Largest Indoor Rapid Wave in the World

Havelwelle will feature a UNIT Surf Pool coming Summer 2023

Potsdam, Germany, a beautiful city over 1000 years old, known for its remarkable palaces, gorgeous lakes, and rich historical significance will be the home of UNIT Surf Pool’s first indoor wave.

This extraordinary new establishment is being brought to life by the passionate duo, Enrico and Ginette Rhauda, whose dream is to bring the joy and sport of surfing to everyone!

“UNIT Surf Pool offers the most energy-efficient and powerful deepwater wave on the market and is expanding into many new locations around the World. Its unique design creates authentic surf that can be tailored for all skill levels and makes learning to surf more approachable than ever. Unlike any other technology, the UNIT wave can be integrated into an existing body of water as a floating installation or designed into a custom lake or pool like it will be here in Potsdam, at Havelwelle’s indoor surf facility,” states Hannes Degenhardt on the project.

Ginette and Enrico Rhauda with Johannes Degenhardt at UNIT wave in Milan, Italy.

POTSDAM, GERMANY, JUNE 22nd 2022- UNIT Surf Pool officially announced today that Havelwelle will feature an embedded 14 meter wide UNIT Surf Pool, the largest indoor rapid wave in the World to date at 46 feet of surfable face. The development team is focused on building out this facility with sustainable design, eco-friendly construction, and creating a year round surf haven unaffected by seasonality.

The space will offer a large bar and restaurant, a beautiful green oasis overlooking the wave, a relaxing outdoor wine patio, and 12 overnight Slube Home rentals to ensure you can always catch an early dawn patrol session or surf until your legs give out!

“We are happy to have an awesome partner with UNIT on our side. This wave technology offers a glassy, fun ride for everyone. We have tested waves all over Europe and the UNIT wave technology has been our absolute favorite! We are looking forward to building this amazing 14 meter indoor wave pool and showcasing all of our creativity in this heartfelt project for the city of Potsdam and all of Brandenburg!” states CEO of Havelwelle, Ginette Rhauda.

In a perfect urban location, Havelwelle is situated adjacent to the main train station of Potsdam Rehbrücke which will allow for easy low-emission transportation from all around the city. It also neighbors a newly developed innovation campus that specializes in healthy living, handcraftsmanship, medical, and leisure facilities.

Havelwelle's indoor unit wave facility rendering

In close communication with the Rapid Surf League and the German Surfing Federation, Havelwelle will host local and national surfing events. Alongside showcasing some of the best pro-competitive surfers on their wave, they will also offer private rentals for businesses, schools, and groups to come out and surf for their next event.

Havelwelle is thrilled to offer genuine surf spirit and authentic surf culture to the city of Potsdam with emphasis on living green, creating an inclusive and approachable environment to learn, promoting a healthy active lifestyle, bringing a strong passion for waves, and introducing people to the happiness and excitement surfing brings to everyday life!

Havelwelle Leadership Team on the move through development

Havelwelle plans to open their doors to the public in 2023. To stay up to date on their development progress, news, and exciting updates follow Havelwelle and UNIT Surf Pool on Instagram and LinkedIn.