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The lowdown on buoyancy in a wave pool

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There is so much theory tossed back and forth about why surfing in freshwater feels so different than it does in salted waves. We did some digging to mythbust Fresh vs. Salt buoyancy rumors and answer some basic questions. Guess what we found out? Yes, salt water is more buoyant than freshwater. But it’s a bit more complicated than that.

There is so much theory tossed back and forth about why surfing in freshwater feels so different than it does ...Continue ›


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New Wave Pools hit Cairns, Regensdorf and Mongolia

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In this monthly Surf Planner installment, we cover Sevran (Paris), Cairns (Australia), The Arizona Desert and we learn more about Surf Lakes’Gold Coast location. To top it off we’ll explore how landlocked stoke-dens Regensdorf and Mongolia plan to get wet. The WavePoolMag Surf Planner is currently up-to-date with nearly 50 projects worldwide. How do we do it? How do we

In this monthly Surf Planner installment, we cover Sevran (Paris), Cairns (Australia), The Arizona Desert and we learn more about ...Continue ›


The proposed wave pool design in Cairns

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Architecture firm spills the beans on Cairns wave pool

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Tropical Australia a natural choice for human-made barrels An Australian architecture firm released designs for a wave pool in Cairns Australia recently. CA Architects says their design will appeal to the large number of tourists who choose Cairns as a resort destination. Tropical Australia seems a natural choice for a wave pool. Weather averages remain steady between 80 and 90

Tropical Australia a natural choice for human-made barrels An Australian architecture firm released designs for a wave pool in Cairns ...Continue ›


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What wave pools can learn from the river surfing movement

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Quirin Rohleder shares how surfing in a tight space in the middle of a city, spawned standing wave pools and a professional tour. Did river surfing start the whole wave pool movement? In some ways, yes. At least for small spaces. If you haven’t walked through Munich Germany on a nice, summer day it’s really incredible. Tour past the beautiful

Quirin Rohleder shares how surfing in a tight space in the middle of a city, spawned standing wave pools and ...Continue ›


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Surf Lakes pushes on with plunger perfection

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What's a conrod? Apparently something super important to Surf Lakes machinery. The company just announced they are in the process of a rebuild of the one at their Yeppoon test facility. When Surf Lakes launched footage of its first waves last October everyone frothed over and saw the potential of the new technology. While everyone's energy was focused on the

What's a conrod? Apparently something super important to Surf Lakes machinery. The company just announced they are in the process ...Continue ›


Sebastian Zietz at BSR Surf Resort

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Quick Hit: Digital BSR Surf Resort round up

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What’s up down in Texas? Heaps. Including a couple new waves, less Play Doh looking water and some of the biggest airs ever. Some fun moments from the BSR wave pool so far this year included sessions with Sebastian Zietz, Chippa Wilson, Olvier Kurtz, Sam Piter and Dean Vanderwalle. The park reopened in late March following a heavy duty water

What’s up down in Texas? Heaps. Including a couple new waves, less Play Doh looking water and some of the ...Continue ›


wave pool mongolia

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With coming wave pool boom MonGOLDia is born

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In a page taken right out of the Jamaican Bobsled playbook Mongolia lets fly with Olympic dreams. The International Surfing Association signed up Mongolia as its latest member this week, banking the country’s surfing future on yet-to-be-built indoor wave pools. With recognition from the Mongolian National Olympic Committee and ISA membership approval, the Mongolian Surfing Federation can now organize wave

In a page taken right out of the Jamaican Bobsled playbook Mongolia lets fly with Olympic dreams. The International Surfing ...Continue ›


The Navy wavepool at carderock

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Discover the world’s most sophisticated wave pool

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Unfortunately the most advanced wave pool is not for surfing, but for frogmen and ships... Waco! Lemoore! Carderock? Contrary to popular belief, America’s most sophisticated wave pool is not in Texas or California. It’s out on US Government property in Maryland. The US Navy owns and operates an indoor 240 feet wide and 360 feet long wave pool that holds

Unfortunately the most advanced wave pool is not for surfing, but for frogmen and ships... Waco! Lemoore! Carderock? Contrary to ...Continue ›


UK Pro Surf Tour event at Snowdonia

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Survey Says: UK to produce real-life Rick Kane before USA or Australia

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Why future British champs might be from London or Birmingham In forecasting the UK’s wave pool future, yes, we know Bristol, Edinburgh and London are getting Wavegarden Coves and Wales already has Snowdonia’s Lagoon technology, but how do these locations mesh with the actual surfer population? We’ve just discovered that these wave pool hot spots are where the density of

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Nikki Van Dijk at Wavegarden test facility: Photo Sloane

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Urbnsurf forced to find new location for Perth wave pool

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The Western Australian State Government has rejected Urbnsurf’s application to use public land at Alfred Cove to build a Wavegarden Cove and their Urbnsurf Perth project. At issue is a portion of the project at Tompkins Park in the City of Melville that requests a section of public land. Urbnsurf’s plan was rejected by Lands Minister Ben Wyatt. In a

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Sam Piter

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Television: Air game training in BSR’s new water

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Didier Piter coaches son and friends through Perfect Swell ramps Uber-grom Sam Piter dialed in the BSR wave pool’s air section this week under the tutelage of his dad, former European champion and international surf coach, Didier. The French grom sessioned with mates Noa Dupouy, Tiago Carrique and Max Michalewski in the newly filtrated water at BSR. The session was

Didier Piter coaches son and friends through Perfect Swell ramps Uber-grom Sam Piter dialed in the BSR wave pool’s air ...Continue ›


Barton Lynch at Surf Lakes

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Barton Lynch shares his Surf Lakes plans

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Grom comps, coaching and simply soaking up the view… Surf Lakes unveiled their wave pool technology at a test facility in Yeppoon, Queensland last October. Since then the company confirmed a Gold Coast commercial project, meaning we could all be splitting peaks in late 2020. Surf Lakes works thanks to a giant donut, or plunger mechanism. The device pushes out

Grom comps, coaching and simply soaking up the view… Surf Lakes unveiled their wave pool technology at a test facility ...Continue ›


Sierra and Josh Kerr (Credit Wavegarden and Pacotwo)

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Television: Can’t wait for Melbourne

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Video homage to patience and Urbnsurf's full-size Wavegarden Cove… Once upon a time there were posters of kittens suspended by their front paws with the words “hang in there baby.” There were several varieties and knock-offs but all were ubiquitous to school offices in the 1980s. Wave pool enthusiasts are counting the days until Urbnsurf Melbourne is finished and the

Video homage to patience and Urbnsurf's full-size Wavegarden Cove… Once upon a time there were posters of kittens suspended by ...Continue ›


BSR Cable Park

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Waco shows off new waves, water

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Waco wowed the world with its matte torquoise wedges and programmable air section throughout last year. BSR Surf Resort became the de facto Instagram air clip canvas and went as far as to host the Stab High air contest. Now the park is open with a new, elaborate and intensive water treatment system. The impetus for the water filtration system

Waco wowed the world with its matte torquoise wedges and programmable air section throughout last year. BSR Surf Resort became ...Continue ›


Melbourne Cove wave pool

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Can Filipe and a total newbie surf the same wave? ‘Yes’ says Urbnsurf

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CEO Andrew Ross walks us through just how, exactly, the new Melbourne wave pool will provide surf for several ability levels. Earlier this year Urbnsurf announced they plan to complete, test and open the doors to their Melbourne wave pool around Easter. And while there have been heaps of questions flung through the social media sphere regarding pricing and access,

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Kelly Slater at his wave pool

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Non surfer nails Kelly’s wave pool despite blowing several waves

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Beta Test host Lexi Savvides typically examines things like Teslasuits, robots, exoskeleton suits, more robots and other fringe high-tech inventions. In a recent episode, she turned her focus on Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch and fell on several waves, sending collective groans from surfing viewers. "Millions of surfers gagging to ride this and they're pushing first timers in," Henrik Menassian said

Beta Test host Lexi Savvides typically examines things like Teslasuits, robots, exoskeleton suits, more robots and other fringe high-tech inventions. ...Continue ›


John John Florence at the Kelly Slater Wave Company

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John John Florence does physical therapy at Kelly’s wave pool

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World sees the value of wave pools for rehabilitation as John John Florence and coach Ross Williams perfect post-injury technique. Last year John John severely injured his knee, cutting short his bid for a third world title. Almost a full year of webcasts without JJF was difficult for surf fans. His approach to waves is joyful, something often lacking in

World sees the value of wave pools for rehabilitation as John John Florence and coach Ross Williams perfect post-injury technique. ...Continue ›


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Be Kind Rewind: Our 10 favorite Wavegarden clips

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From knee-high peelers in a pond lined with black plastic to crystal clear Cove barrels, as part of our Be Kind Rewind Series we showcase the top 10 Wavegarden video edits. Since 2010 we’ve been fed a steady stream of digital amazement with clips of Wavegarden wave pools. Footage of touring pros at the beta version of the Wavegarden Lagoon

From knee-high peelers in a pond lined with black plastic to crystal clear Cove barrels, as part of our Be ...Continue ›


Nikki Van Dijk

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Four clips to celebrate International Women’s Day

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Today on International Women’s Day we celebrate the best women’s surfing in Wave pools with four stellar clips. IWD honors the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women globally while calling for actions leading to gender parity. Think about some of the performances we’ve seen in the past few years - from Stephanie Gilmore’s 30-second tube at the Kelly

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Felicity "Flick" Palmateer at Surf Lakes

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Surf Lakes to build and run Gold Coast 5 Waves facility

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Founder Aaron Trevis explains why you won't find meat pies at their new 5 Waves facility This week Surf Lakes announced they will take on both the construction and running of their upcoming 5 Waves facility at an undisclosed Gold Coast location. "Rather than licensing off to a third party, our plan is to build, own and operate a fully

Founder Aaron Trevis explains why you won't find meat pies at their new 5 Waves facility This week Surf Lakes ...Continue ›


Vintage Big Surf Arizona

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Be Kind Rewind: America’s first surfing wave pool

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How marketing dollars from the Clairol Hair company launched America's first wave pool and culture, and why Big Surf is still a viable spo option today... Waikiki Beach at Big Surf in Arizona launched the wave pool revolution 50 years ago. Well, kind of. The world’s first look at wave pool surfing, while scoring high on the novelty scale, mistimed

How marketing dollars from the Clairol Hair company launched America's first wave pool and culture, and why Big Surf is ...Continue ›


Mike Rodriguez

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The amoeba problem. What’s being done? A lot actually.

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From Australia to Europe to Texas, Wave Pools are working as hard at crafting perfect barrels, as they are at killing bacteria... Urbnsurf in Melbourne went to great lengths to ensure their wave pool water is near drinkable. BSR Surf Resort announced the work on their comprehensive water treatment is almost done. Like most things wave pool related this is

From Australia to Europe to Texas, Wave Pools are working as hard at crafting perfect barrels, as they are at ...Continue ›


Pacha night wave pool surfing and coffee

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Video Mashup: Urban Melbourne collides with wave pool culture

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Is your friend a new wave performance artist? Are you itching to surf the URBNSURF wave pool in Melbourne? The worlds of hip-urban culture and surfing will collide fantastically this Easter when URBNSURF opens their Wavegarden Cove pool. And for a brief, shining moment there will be no other place on earth where you can watch artisanal bottle dancing, drink

Is your friend a new wave performance artist? Are you itching to surf the URBNSURF wave pool in Melbourne? The ...Continue ›


parent and child wave pool surfing

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Protect yourself before you wreck yourself: Complete guide to sun blocks and creams

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In this Natural Sunscreen Guide for Surfers and Sensitive Skin by James Marshall we learn what works and what doesn't in blocking out the sun and potentially, skin cancer... Everyone loves summer. Think about it for a minute; the long, warm daylight hours, holidays, good times with good friends and family and everything else that comes along with it. Of

In this Natural Sunscreen Guide for Surfers and Sensitive Skin by James Marshall we learn what works and what doesn't ...Continue ›


Surf Lakes wave pool

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Surf Lakes confirms Gold Coast location

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Public Surf Lakes "5 Waves" facility will be somewhere on the Goldy, but company won't say where Surf Lakes Holdings Ltd, announced today that their first commercial Surf Lakes 5 Waves facility will be on the Gold Coast. The company did not specify where, just that it would be "centrally located." Surf Lakes is headquartered in Robina, a master-planned development

Public Surf Lakes "5 Waves" facility will be somewhere on the Goldy, but company won't say where Surf Lakes Holdings ...Continue ›


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