@JL_Frusha … Thanks. I found a more recent paper on the “Wave Bridge” … written for open seas, as opposed to shallow-water application.
It also addresses the problem of hortizontal force that I raised in the “Breakwater” thread.
Btw, Richie Sowa addresses this problem with his “flippers” scheme … which transfers surface waves into propulsion. Not currently practical, but creative.
My perspective - this “Bridge Wave” concept intends to be minimally invasive to the oceanic environment, which probably isn’t necessary unless national environmental regulations mandated it for some reason.
IMO, a floating mangrove forest or a kelp field accomplishes the same objective (of surface wave refraction) at a cheaper cost, and probably with better additional benefits.