Improving surfing conditions with floating wave filters
Tutor / director / evaluatorGironella Cobos, Xavier
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
The objective of this thesis is to introduce Floating Wave Filters (FWF), which are floating structures anchored to the sea bottom that aim to block short-period waves and transmit long-period waves in order to improve surfing conditions. Short-period waves are generated by local winds, their periods do not exceed 4 seconds and wave heights are less than half a meter. Long-period waves refer to swell waves, with periods longer than 8-10 seconds and variable heights.