Surfin’ Dogs Rose Parade Float Wins Trophy, Breaks Guinness World Records

2017 Tournament of Roses Surfin' Dog Float, sponsored by The Lucy Pet Foundation and American Wave Machines. Source: American Wave Machines.
2017 Tournament of Roses Surfin' Dog Float, sponsored by The Lucy Pet Foundation and American Wave Machines. Source: American Wave Machines.

With Sponsoring Partner, The Lucy Pet Foundation, The American Wave Machines Float Wins Extraordinaire Award and Broke the Guinness World Record For Longest and Heaviest Float

By Mary Schmidt-Krebs, APR

American Wave Machines, Inc. (AWM), the world’s leading wave pool, surf venue, and wave technology company for the emerging out of ocean surfing market, created the wave machine for surfing dogs that won the Extraordinaire Trophy and broke two Guinness World records for the longest and heaviest float for the 128th Annual Tournament of Roses that took place today.

The Extraordinaire Trophy is awarded to the most spectacular float including floats that do not retract to 55′ in length.  The float, sponsored by the Lucy Pet Foundation, weighed in at 148,250 lbs. and measured 126 feet. The AWM wave machine was designed specifically for the float using its proprietary PerfectSwell® technology.

Themed Lucy Pet’s Gnarly Crankin’ K-9 Wave Maker, the float carried 5,000 gallons of water and featured eight surfin’ dogs selected in a nationwide competition.

“We exceeded our expectations by breaking the two Guinness World records and winning the Extraordinaire Trophy.  We couldn’t be happier or prouder,” said AWM Founder and President, Bruce McFarland.  “Our contributions to this float are part of our ongoing corporate charity efforts.”

Since 2000, American Wave Machines has been designing, engineering, manufacturing and developing world class surf pools, wave systems and surf parks. The company looks to nature to design patented and proprietary technology that delivers authentic surfing experiences using real surfboards.

American Wave Machines has two ground-breaking technologies replicating ocean-like waves that create ideal conditions for surfing in a safe and controlled environment, any time of the year, anywhere in the world.  PerfectSwell® is the first surf pool system capable of creating an authentic surfing experience that delivers 100% real ocean dynamics found in nature.  SurfStream® is the world’s first standing wave machine that delivers a deep water stationary surfing experience (on real surfboards) scalable to various spaces.

American Wave Machines is the world’s leading wave pool, surf venue, and wave technology company producing authentic surf experiences. SurfStream® 5-15K square foot venues have capacity of 100’s while PerfectSwell® surf pools and surf parks are 1 acre plus with capacity in the 1,000’s. Since 2007 over 3,000,000 surf sessions have been enjoyed at American Wave Machines locations around the globe. To get surfing, contact AmericanWaveMachines.com.

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