We’re literally on the crest of a wave with our latest containerised project.

Now we’ve completed a pump housing container for an unusual new surfing experience – reputed to be the world’s first-ever inflatable flow surfing ride called Surf-Air®. Surf-Air® is the brainchild of Murphys Waves Ltd and has created the opportunity for everyone to get up and have a go at surfing. We provided the pump housing container for the ride and undertook detailed design and manufacture of the container element of the project, from customer concept drawings, including ventilation, pump mountings, framework and brackets.

Murphys Waves Ltd is based in Glasgow, not generally recognised as the centre of the surfing world, but already Surf-Air® has seen action in locations in Spain and Italy.

Neil Walsh, project engineer at Murphys Waves Ltd, said: “The patented Surf-Air® is the world’s first ever inflatable flow surfing ride”, explaining how “the ride requires absolutely no construction and can be inflated and made fully operational in only a few short hours, making it the perfect surfing attraction for water parks, campsites and shopping malls etc.”

“S Jones designers quickly understood what we wanted and rose to the challenge magnificently, providing us with a quick and easily brandable solution for our customers.”

“We found that working directly with the manufacturer made a key beneficial difference to the progress and final outcome of the project.”

Les Newick, our technical sales and design manager, said: “This was a fun project to work on but one with some serious design challenges”, explaining how “we are always delighted to be tasked to come up with solutions for yet another use of a container.”

The flow of the ride is controllable to provide fun for all ages, and would-be beach boys can hone their skills surfing down the wave inflatable against the flow of water being pumped from the container under high pressure.

As well as mainstream container sales and hire, our specialist design engineers use 3D CAD technology to transform shipping containers into highly sophisticated containerised solutions for leisure, events and hospitality markets – for music festivals, nightclubs, enclosures, pop-up restaurants and cafes and housing.

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