How Wave Pools Are Deploying AI as a Revenue-Producing Tool

October 30, 2023

Wave parks seem to be the first to deploy artificial intelligence in a practical way connected to surfing. And it’s immediately being promoted as a revenue tool for them.

Wavegarden announced this week that it’s using an AI-based video tracking program, which will allow park guests to track their sessions and individual waves without the need for wearable technology like smartwatches or any kind of tracking device. The Wavegarden application, CheckMySurf, relies on facial recognition to monitor individual surfers in its pool. They advertise it to potential developers as a revenue creator because the technology can then make clips and data available to park guests for purchase, but it’s not the only tech in this wheelhouse. The Inertia