• They claim they can change a wave’s shape, which is misleading. Their pools are divided into zones, and each zone has a set break pattern as per the bottom shape. So, within each zone only the size – not the shape – of the wave can be changed.


  • OSD can change both the size and shape of each wave in every zone of the pool.
  • They use a blower system with huge fans to inject air pressure into the caissons, a process which is extremely loud and power-consuming.
  • OSD’s system operates with minimal noise, comparable to an electric vehicle.
  • Their blower system injects unfiltered air into the water column, which can result in particle contamination of the pool water and potential toxicity to humans.

  • The Webber hull creates no in-water contamination. We use state-of-the-art BAC-Erad filters and real-time monitors, UV, Ozone and light chlorination with filter flow to ensure every drop of water is treated every few days.

  • Their pools are extremely shallow at the break, which pushes the surfer to the shore. This has led to numerous injuries and broken or damaged boards.

  • The Webber Wave Pool basin is 5′ deep at the break, thereby avoiding shallow bottom surfing and the potential for injury and board damage.


  • They use a custom-made module drive system to generate waves, and if one component fails, the entire system goes down.


  • OSD integrates off-the-shelf mass-manufactured components and parts, allowing for fast, cost-effective maintenance and replacement.
  • They can only generate waves in one direction, so after each ride the surfer must get out of the pool and walk around it to catch the next wave.
  • We generate waves in both directions or in a looped linear configuration. Our bi-directional wave drive keeps the surfer in the pool.

  • Because their wave-generation system stops halfway down the pool basin, the waves are small, and the bulk of the ride is on a dying wave.

  • Our system offers a start-to-finish ride under full drive power.

  • They report a power consumption of 455kWh per hour of operation and claim energy efficiency over Competitor A.

  • Our Wave Drive Truck uses a single 480-DCV electric motor which consumes 100kWh max per hour of operation, per manufacturer’s specs.


  • Their system uses a cable drive. Upon any component failure, the system goes down.


  • As noted above, OSD’s off-the-shelf components allow for fast, cost-effective maintenance and replacement.
  • Their system uses a submerged foil to move the entire water column and can only produce one wave every 4 minutes. This makes the system inefficient and not commercially viable.

  • In our system, each hull can generate between 3 and 9 waves per minute, depending on the refraction setting. Even in our smallest pool, we can double the number of hulls and thereby double the break rates.