Intelligent Wave Attenuation at a Lower Cost

Wahoo Wave is an efficiently designed wave attenuator that incorporates heavily-tested, mass-produced components and utilizes the water itself to provide mass. A 60-inch pipe will contain 1,100 pounds of water per linear foot.

Wave attenuators minimize wave energy and decrease wave height, thereby protecting watercraft and facilities from potential damage and reducing shoreline erosion. Floating wave attenuators have been used for many years and come in various forms, from hollow concrete structures to floating docks. Wahoo Wave is built from durable materials that will not degrade in fresh or salt water and remain effective, as well as aesthetically appealing, over time.

Anchored using traditional cable weights, Wahoo Wave incorporates its Ocean Spring elastic mooring lines to adjust to fluctuating water levels. Ocean Spring is twenty times stronger and has more dynamic dampening properties than any other market leader.

Engineered for Excellence


The integrated ribs of the double-walled surface provide strength and rigidity to the assembly while also creating wave turbulence. This redirects energy and saps overall wave strength. The tubular shape of the attenuator also disrupts the natural flow of the wave.


With Ocean Spring elastic mooring lines and a mass similar to concrete wave attenuators, Wahoo Wave offers maximum energy absorption.


Wahoo Wave provides a solid barrier, up to four feet in depth, which reflects wave energy.

Safer Alternative

The low profile of the Wahoo Wave is safer for boaters, unlike other wave attenuators that sit higher above the water level.

Utilizing an engineered, double-walled, plastic corrugated pipe, Wahoo Wave is kept afloat either by the pipe itself or by flotation billets placed inside of the pipe, eliminating the need for external buoyancy. The result is a highly effective wave attenuator which is only 30-60% the cost of a traditional wave attenuation system.

When dual-purpose functionality is needed, such as the attenuator serving as a walking surface or docking facility, a dock can be designed on top of the Wahoo Wave.


  • Double-walled corrugated HDPE  pipe, enhancing strength and floatation.

  • 100% stainless steel fasteners and 3/8“ stainless steel cables.

  • Solar powered, U.S. Coast Guard approved, lights – lasting up to 9 days without sun and 2 miles of visibility.

  • Ocean Spring mooring lines.

  • Marine-grade aluminum end caps.

  • Custom configured size tubing engineered to fit your specific conditions.

  • Any length in 20 foot increments.

  • Minimum of 100 feet.
  • 1-year warranty, life expectancy of 10 to 20 years.

A competitor’s timber dock system was damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017. It was replaced with a Wahoo Xtreme dock built atop the Wahoo Wave attenuator system. It came through unscathed by Hurricane Elsa in 2021