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owen wright at wavegarden cove

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Big man in the kiddie pool – Owen Wright at The Cove

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Why Wavegarden R&D Facility is a Wave Pool, uh, Kiddie Pool.  So all that amazing footage we see of pros blasting at the Wavegarden Cove test facility in Spain is done in a terribly tight space. We don't really consider this during our daydreaming YouTube minutes. But these surfers are pros, trained to fit in as many manoeuvres as possible

Why Wavegarden R&D Facility is a Wave Pool, uh, Kiddie Pool.  So all that amazing footage we see of pros ...Continue ›


City Wave Germany

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What the hell is surf park management?

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 Why the coming wave pool boom needs to consider the cost of a pizza slice... Artists mock-ups are the backbone to the coming wave pool boom. But they are big, dumb pretty things that make surfers daydream and investors (hopefully) get out their checkbooks. Mockups neglect the finer details, the important stuff that will see if wave pools stick around

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Surf Lakes wave

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Surf Lakes announces 10 ‘shovel ready’ wave pool projects

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Want to invest? For a cool $100K AU you can bro-out with Occy and session the Yeppoon test facility this February. Australian wave pool company Surf Lakes asserted their investment value this week in a press statement citing new projects and plans. The company emphasised that the agreements aren’t “pie in the sky” projects either. “Interest has risen dramatically and we

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Adaptive Surfers

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Adaptive surfers anticipate coming wave pool scene

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Adaptsurf Brazil on how the coming wave pool boom will be a boon to adaptive surfers... The topic of accessible wave pool surfing is trending. As the ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championships prepare to launch in La Jolla California, and Huntington Beach hosts an Adaptive Challenge, the chatter on everyone’s social feeds is about wave pools. More specifically, how they

Adaptsurf Brazil on how the coming wave pool boom will be a boon to adaptive surfers... The topic of accessible ...Continue ›


softboards in a wave pool

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Fun without losing an eye: Softboards wave pool romp

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A little knowledge via some digital softboard wave pool candy Softboard surfboards speak all languages. From Dude, “they are, like, totally f’ckin fun bro,” to sales associate, “Softboards are so hhhhottt! right now!” to an inebriated Yank doing a fake Aussie accent, “These are the feckin sh*t mate!” – softboards might be the perfect wave pool accompaniment. Thanks to the

A little knowledge via some digital softboard wave pool candy Softboard surfboards speak all languages. From Dude, “they are, like, ...Continue ›


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Wetsuit Lining – why what’s inside matters

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Wetsuit lining is the new frontier in performance as companies create innovative ways to insulate surfers. Previously the inside of your suit was just a nylon polyester stretchy material that was there to soften the stickiness and abrasion of raw neoprene rubber. In the last few years wetsuit makers started using textured interior linings for improved insulation. Go to a

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Party at planned wave pool

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7 planned wave pool mockups that excited, lured or disappointed

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Wave pool images fuel our froth. Everyone gets excited about a planned wave pool. There’s just something about developer mockups that fire our imagination and stoke. But finding good ones is hard work. We’ve all emerged after a healthy dose of web browsing for the latest wave pool images and news (or maybe it's just us?) only to note that

Wave pool images fuel our froth. Everyone gets excited about a planned wave pool. There’s just something about developer mockups ...Continue ›


wave pool surf guide

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Wave Pool Surfing Guide – All the places you can session today

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These are surf-able wave pools ready to go. Today. The Wave Pool Mag Surf Planner is a growing Wave Pool Surfing Guide listing all ride-able and soon-to-be-ride-able wave pool surfing locations across the globe. This comprehensive guide will provide you with all the information you need, including pricing and hours, so you can plan a totally new kind of surf

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Scott Bass profile image by Steve Lippman

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Where is the best wave pool in the world? Expert tells all

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Wave Pool Connoisseur Scott Bass Compares Wave Pools We found the best wave pool in the world thanks to Scott Bass – founder and creator of The Boardroom International Surfboard Show and podcaster of the Boardroom and SPIT! shows – who is fast becoming a wave pool connoisseur. The uber-stylish San Diego County regular foot has had the pleasure of

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stephanie gilmore tubed at kelly's wave pool

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Wave pool barrel maven Steph Gilmore claims world title

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Remember Stephanie's 30-second tube at the Surf Ranch? Of course we do Stephanie Gilmore, who fired off one of the best clips ever from Kelly's wave pool, claimed her seventh world title today at Honolulu Bay on Maui. The Australian regular foot has now equaled the record for the most women’s world titles. Steph becomes one of only three surfers

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london wave pool plan

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London added to growing list of wave pool cities

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The Wave Bristol confirms plans for new wave pool London project There could be two wave pools in London. Hot on the heels of Surf Lakes' listing of new locations that included London, The Wave Bristol announced plans to open a Wavegarden Cove facility in the English capital. "We have some exciting news to share with you,” the Wave Bristol

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Waco Night Surf

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Waco night surf belies tragic occurrences

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The world is full of sorrows. But we can choose to live in joy. Waco night surfs help Sometimes real life gets in the way of smooth surf edit. The creatives at What Youth put together an A-List team of punters for a Waco film. Having scripted and filmed B-Roll, the crew had stopped shift gears after more tragic U.S.

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World Map with Surf Lakes sites

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Six new Surf Lakes locations announced – is one near you?

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Since the debut of their Yeppoon facility Surf Lakes location, the company has been flooded with inquiries. More than 200 to be exact. Of those, six are putting their money where their mouth is and looking to break ground in 2019. You could be surfing a new Surf Lakes break in the next 100 weeks if you live in California,

Since the debut of their Yeppoon facility Surf Lakes location, the company has been flooded with inquiries. More than 200 ...Continue ›


planned surf snowdonia project

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Wave pool business model flexes muscles with Surf Snowdonia’s latest

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Surf Snowdonia hotel approval signals options in upcoming wave pool business models Local authorities approved plans for a new 100-plus room hotel at Surf Snowdonia Adventure Parc. After some resistance, the wave pool got the nod from the Conwy Council planning committee. Those opposed to the four-story hotel and activity center said the development would be too ‘urban’ in an

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empty wave at 5 waves wave pool

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5 new facts about the Surf Lakes wave pool

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Surf Lakes wave pool CEO Aaron Trevis dishes details on future projects 2018 has been a great year for wave pools. Wavegarden’s Cove technology went viral, BSR Surf Resort threw out fun wedges in the deep end, Kelly’s Wave saw a CT event and the latest from Surf Lakes has warmed the world to plunger technology. After millions of social

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dutch indoor wave pool

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Europe’s first indoor wave pool for surfing to open in 2019

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SurfPoel indoor wave pool will offer 3-to-4-foot rights and lefts in The Hague, Netherlands Europe’s first indoor wave pool designed for surfing is on track to open early next year. The new wave pool in the Netherlands follows a “hull” wave generating design similar to Wavegarden’s Lagoon tech and the Kelly Slater Surf Ranch. The new facility will pump out 149

SurfPoel indoor wave pool will offer 3-to-4-foot rights and lefts in The Hague, Netherlands Europe’s first indoor wave pool designed for ...Continue ›


stab high wave pool contest

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World’s best aerialists? Stab wave pool contest warm up clip

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Was Stab wave pool contest more fun than Kelly’s wave event? This just-launched warm up clip from Stab’s wave pool contest highlights the world’s best non-WSL aerialists hucking it in the BSR Surf Resort. The Waco Texas facility doesn’t feature the Kelly Slater wave pool technology, instead, the crew opted for American Wave Machines’ PerfectWave tech. The symphony of compressed

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First Wave at Surf Lakes

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First waves roll out at Surf Lakes

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In a social media post, the Australian company Surf Lakes released the first images of waves at their Queensland facility. “The wait is over... here's a sneak peek at our "5 Wave" surf technology,” the company said. “More to come in the next few days!” The new facility creates five different waves simultaneously as a central hub wave-maker (often referred

In a social media post, the Australian company Surf Lakes released the first images of waves at their Queensland facility. ...Continue ›


Filipe Toledo using Wavegarden's new slab wave pool setting

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Pros try new slab wave pool setting at Wavegarden Cove

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Christmas in October as Wavegarden plays Santa with new wave pool settings During some down days at the Quiksilver Pro France Filipe Toledo along with friends, Miguel Pupo and Ian Gouveia tested Wavegarden’s brand spanking new Cove settings. The new high-performance waves, which include a barrel wave, a slab, and an aerial section, reaffirmed to the touring pros that a day trip

Christmas in October as Wavegarden plays Santa with new wave pool settings During some down days at the Quiksilver Pro ...Continue ›


Chippa Wilson wave pool event in Waco

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BSR Surf Resort says water quality meets safety standards

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The BSR Surf Resort made an announcement today regarding their water quality. The Waco Texas wave pool stated that CDC water tests of their facilities have “come back clean”. The statement did not specifically mention Naegleria fowleri, the brain-eating bacteria that caused the death of Fabrizio Stabile. In the social media post BSR said their water met safety standards, and

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image of nose plug

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How to avoid brain-eating bacteria in a wave pool

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Will nose plugs become a standard wave pool surfing accessory? or How to avoid brain-eating bacteria While you can surf safely in a wave pool knowing there’s no risk of shark attack, like most threats the biggest danger comes from a microbe. In the wake of the Waco wave pool death (note: BSR has not been confirmed as the source)

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Naegleria fowleri amoeba

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Suspected wave pool death turns focus to deadly amoeba

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Rare brain-eating amoeba suspected in surfer's death weeks after visit to wave pool The BSR Surf Resort in Waco Texas remains closed following the death of a New Jersey surfer. Fabrizio Stabile contracted a brain-eating amoeba known as Naegleria fowleri and died on September 21. He surfed BSR Surf Resort on September 8. BSR hasn't been 100% confirmed as the

Rare brain-eating amoeba suspected in surfer's death weeks after visit to wave pool The BSR Surf Resort in Waco Texas ...Continue ›


Artist design for new Tunnel Visions Wave Pool

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New pool planned with Webber Wave Pool technology

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World's first commercial Webber Wave Pool sights on Queensland location Greb Webber, shaper, surfer and designer of Webber Wave Pools technology has licensed his services to Tunnel Vision Wave Park on the Gold Coast. According to news from the Tunnel Vision Wave Park, the new facility will be an Australian first, delivering up to 500 waves per hour peeling both

World's first commercial Webber Wave Pool sights on Queensland location Greb Webber, shaper, surfer and designer of Webber Wave Pools ...Continue ›


wave pool contest surf snowdonia

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Surf Snowdonia wave pool contest crowns new champs

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Miles Lee-Hargreaves and Emily Williams win latest wave pool comp The Uk’s only wave pool contest stoked surf fans and curious onlookers deep in the Conwy Valley in Northern Wales, as the UK Pro Surf Tour held it’s annual Surf Snowdonia Pro Surf Challenge. Touted as hosting the UK’s best surfers, the unique inland surf competition went off against a

Miles Lee-Hargreaves and Emily Williams win latest wave pool comp The Uk’s only wave pool contest stoked surf fans and ...Continue ›


Eithan Osborne Stab High wave pool event

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Stab High wave pool event puts fun back into competition

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Ground Zero for innovative wave pool event The first of its kind air-specific wave pool event went down in Waco this weekend courtesy of the creatives at Stab Magazine. The uniquely formatted event awarded Noa Deane the top prize and $25K for his main event win. The other events-within-event winners were Ethan Osborne who took home $20K for the highest

Ground Zero for innovative wave pool event The first of its kind air-specific wave pool event went down in Waco ...Continue ›