Silver Spring, Maryland: Atlantic Surf Fountain

Artist Jim Sanborn's ultimate geek outdoor wave fountain receives live data from the Massachusetts sea coast, then instantly recreates the waves in miniature before they crash into a rock wall.

Address:
1301 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD
Directions:
On the north side of East-West Hwy about a quarter-mile east of Colesville Rd. Set back from the road, in a little green plaza in front of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Science Center.
Hours:
Warm weather only Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Free
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Wave Pool

Jim Sanborn's wave pool fountain, is on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration campus, in front of the NOAA Science Center. It mirrors actual wave action from Woods Hole, Massachsetts.

[Eva Whitley, 03/30/2014]

The NOAA monitoring station at Woods Hole, Massachusetts, records wave heights on the Atlantic coast, then transfers that information instantly to the pool, which recreates the waves in scaled-down form before they crash into a rock wall.


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