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Making Waves


What makes Westlake Wave Co. so special? The key difference between Westlake Wave Co. and the competition is the profit-first mentality. The Company specializes in fun surfing waves at affordable prices. Other key differentiators include the following:

  • Small footprint

  • Patented dual pool technology

  • High surfing capacity

  • Robust economic model

  • Tested and reliable wave technology

  • Low operating costs



Westlake Wave Co. is the first artificial wave pool specifically designed for beginner and intermediate surfers.


The company was borne out of an incubation effort at Westlake International, a venture firm with a 30-year track record of investing in early stage companies in various sectors including real estate, consumer branded products, professional sports, media and entertainment and life sciences. Westlake International looks to build companies in spaces they already have synergies in. Westlake International’s sister company, Westlake Realty, is a full-service owner-operator-developer in the Greater Bay Area.


Westlake Wave Co. has paired real estate development expertise, engineering know-how, and a passion for surfing to create the perfect artificial wave experience. Westlake Wave Co. has taken an innovative profit-first approach to wave pool development providing real estate developers with an attractive amenity for mixed use projects that will pay itself back in a matter of a few years.




About Us


Our standard configuration is a 4.6ft tall, right and left point break, with a 10-12 second ride time.  Further information on custom dimensions and wave heights is available upon request.







Every facility has two basins. Each basin has the capacity to produce a unique wave profile. Clients can choose any two from the options below:

Lowers Right

A playful, skate ramp-like right that mimics the world-famous Lower Trestles. Perfect for intermediate and advanced surfers practicing turns and aerial maneuvers.

Lowers Left

A playful, skate ramp-like left that mimics the world-famous Lower Trestles. Perfect for intermediate and advanced surfers practicing turns and aerial maneuvers.

Waikiki Wave

A slow, gentle peeling straight wave where beginners can practice pop ups and learn

the basics of surfing.

Recreational Wave

A slow, gentle peeling straight wave where beginners can practice pop ups and learn

the basics of surfing.

Wave Profiles

Footage from scale prototype



Design of overall site (inclusive of all asset classes of real estate) and pool schematics including required geometry, expected loads, and interfacing requirements for the wave generator.


Site-specific financial analysis to ensure profit and a quick payback period for the developer.


Full service turn-key solution from design to fabrication and installation.


Our wave profiles are specifically designed to teach people how to surf. We include our custom curriculum which includes lesson plans, online videos and training material for coaches.


Training for all roles including on-site support during facility opening.




Kristina Chang

Kristina serves as the President of Westlake Realty, Westlake Urban, Westlake Wave Co., and Westlake International. She manages operations and helps set the strategic direction for all four companies. She brings to Westlake a depth of experience in all aspects of the real estate business including portfolio management, acquisitions, and property management.


Prior to Westlake, Kristina held various operational positions with several consumer companies including Frends, RAEN Optics, and VNDA. Kristina also served as a senior analyst at Equity One (NYSE:EQY) where she worked on acquisitions, dispositions, and portfolio management. As the President of Westlake International, Kristina leads the Company’s efforts in early stage investing. She led the firm’s investments in Pressed Juicery, Buck Mason, Sufferfest Beer Company (acquired by Sierra Nevada), Hard Fizz, Sproutling (acquired by Mattel), Kopari Beauty, Katerra, Numilk, Chatmeter (acquired by Providence Equity), Soloshot, Bare Bones Broth, Hylete, Carbitex, and St. Frank. Additionally, she leads the business incubation efforts at Westlake including Westlake Wave Co., the first artificial wave pool specifically designed for beginner and intermediate surfers.


Kristina holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and received her bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard College. Kristina is a member of YPO San Diego.

Oriol Vicente

Originally from Barcelona, Spain, Oriol brings with him over 17 years of experience developing artificial waves and surfing-related attractions, with a passion for innovation and to develop world-class attractions. As part of the founding team at Westlake Wave Co. he serves as Vice President leading all business development efforts to bring the Westlake vision to market.


Prior to Joining Westlake International as an Entrepreneur in Residence, Ori was part of the Kelly Slater Wave Co. team where he helped design and build the Surf Ranch wave and then transitioned into more strategic roles as product manager and leading several business development opportunities and projects in Latin America, Europe and the Middle East.


Earlier in his career, he spent 12 years as an integral part of the Wave Loch’s team. Joined the company in 2003 during the installation of the first Flowrider and left the company in 2015 with over 170 Flowrider installations operating worldwide. As a mechanical engineer, he oversaw the design, fabrication and construction of multiple international projects. He is the inventor of two granted patents that led to the creation of several new attractions.


Ori holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and an M.B.A. in international business from University of San Diego.


John Dascomb Ph.D.

Dr. Dascomb is a mechanical engineer with over 15 years of experience designing complex energy systems. As Westlake’s Engineer in Residence, John manages the design and fabrication process for all physical products. He is a co-founder of Westlake Wave Co. where he currently serves as the Chief Technical Officer. Prior to joining Westlake, John served in senior engineering roles at Southern California Design Company, Interra Energy, and XR Sciences. John received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Florida State University where he specialized in renewable energy. John’s work included reducing the cost of solar thermal energy and studying hydrogen generation via thermo-chemical conversion of biomass.

Lino Campanile

Lino joined the team in early 2018 and serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the Westlake companies, including Westlake Realty, Westlake Urban, Westlake Wave Co., and Westlake International. He oversees all financial operations, including accounting, tax planning, forecasting, and cash-flow monitoring.


​Lino brings with him twenty years of experience in the real estate industry, with knowledge of multi-family residential, single-family residential, office, retail and mixed use. Most recently before joining Westlake, Lino served as the Chief Financial Officer for Dwell Finance, which was sold to B2R, a unit of Blackstone in 2015. Prior to Dwell Finance, Lino was the Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis at Carmel Partners, a premier full-service real estate company that specializes in acquisition, development, renovation, and management of multi-family assets. His responsibilities included oversight and management of the long and short-term cash flow planning for four active funds in various stages.


Before his time at Carmel Partners, Lino was an integral member of the Lennar Corporation’s Bay Area Urban Division. While at Lennar (NYSE:LEN), he managed the financial performance of a diverse Bay Area portfolio, including some of the region’s largest master planned and mixed-use communities. Prior to Lennar, Lino began his career at Arthur Andersen, where he served several clients in the real estate industry.


Lino graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting from San Francisco State University, and is a Certified Public Accountant (Inactive).


Justin Heit


Director Professional with over 16 years of experience leading a dynamic team of strategic brand, product, digital and environmental designers to make marketing and product strategies tangible & bring brand experiences to life. He created start-up brands in consumer goods, including RAEN, a premium handmade eyewear with a clean, classic aesthetic. As Creative Director and co-founder, he has developed the brand’s DNA from the ground up, leading RAEN’s overall vision from concept to execution and beyond. In 2020 Justin co-founded FIZZ, Australia’s first hard seltzer brand, continuing his brand-building passion.

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Westlake Wave Co. is a wave pool built by developers for developers. The Company provides full service support through the project life cycle including fee development services.


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