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|Industry||Water attraction manufacturer|
|Headquarters||210 Westbourne Street, La Jolla, California, 92037, United States|
|Area served||Product Installations Worldwide|
Wave Loch Inc. is a water ride manufacturing company responsible for such water rides as the FlowBarrel and FlowRider in addition to Wave House franchises.
During the 1980s, Tom Lochtefeld was a partner in the development of Raging Waters water parks in the United States. He then tried to build a water park attraction to simulate the riding of waves in the ocean. In 1988, a patent was taken out on the concept of a sheet wave, the basis of most of Wave Loch's rides.
The first FlowRider opened in 1998 at King Island Waterpark in Cincinnati, Ohio. This flowrider is called a Retro. This was followed by the first FlowBarrel at the Summerland Resort in Norway two years later.
- "Wave Loch – A short history of Wave Loch and Wave House & Surfing Machines". Wave Loch. June 23, 2010. Retrieved June 27, 2010.