The goal of our project is to make a scaled down version of a perfect wave. A perfect wave must have perfect shape. In most surfers eyes perfect shape for a wave is one that peels and barrels. This means that the wave is following the reef, sandbar, or point and breaks for a long time. The barrel of the wave means that the wave is making a tube that a surfer can ride inside of. Our research is prodded by our experiences in waves and interest in surfing. We have learned that usually a larger change from deep to shallow in the sandbar or reef means a more hollow or barreling wave. This also means the smaller the change in depth will usually make a more mushy wave. Overall, we are building our wave tank to find the impact of swell power and ocean floor shape on wave height.