Intelligent Wave Attenuation at a Lower Cost

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.

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.

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

Turbulence

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.

Absorption

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

Reflection

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

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.

Specifications

  • Double-walled corrugated plastic 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.

  • Integrated winches, winch mounts, and blocks for anchoring.

  • Ocean Spring mooring lines.

  • Marine-grade aluminum end caps.

  • Available in 36 inch, 48 inch, & 60 inch diameters.

  • Any length in 20 foot increments.

  • 3-year warranty, life expectancy of 10 to 20 years.