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An elephant near Sun City South Africa

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Chlorine and chaos in deepest Africa

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Steven Michelsen walks us through his wild trip from way back when with Mikey February and crew to South Africa’s only wave pool... South African Steven Michelsen is a skilled videographer with stacks of urls in his portfolio. He’s worked for Bong, Quik, Monster Energy, Red Bull and all the brands that tend to pay their invoices on time. His

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Shane Beschen Citywave

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Why is Shane Beschen promoting standing wave technology?

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Shane Beschen’s wave pool concept could bring more waves to more people... Shane Beschen is one of the more successful post-pro career stories out there. His illustrious competitive life peaked in the ‘90s and included several domestic titles (back when the USA had a tour), three perfect 10s in one heat and an infamous unmasking of Kelly Slater’s darker side

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Wavegarden Korea Project

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Seoul Arch: World’s largest wave pool slated for South Korea

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Wavegarden just announced the addition of their Cove technology to a massive 2.1B€ mixed-use development in South Korea. The announcement comes mere hours after URBNSURF Melbourne formally proclaimed they will open by Easter this year. Wavegarden said the South Korea project has already begun and is calling it “the world’s largest man-made surf park.” The highly developed resort will be

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URBNSURF Wave Machine

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Melbourne’s wave pool to open in 5, 4, 3, 2… Easter

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Turn on the Machine! Australia’s first public wave pool readies URBNSURF Melbourne is counting down the days to flicking the switch on Australia’s first public wave pool for surfing. The company said construction activities are near completion and the first public waves are expected at the Tullamarine airport location around April 21st (Easter). The opening conveniently coincides with the world’s

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Be Kind Rewind: 10 (semi) rare Surf Snowdonia clips

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That looks fun eh? - 10 clips that show why Surf Snowdonia still sizzles... Remember when surfers collectively salivated at each new Surf Snowdonia video clip? It’s only been a few years since the world’s first surf-specific-human-made-wave facility opened up. And now look. The wave pool clip-o-sphere has hit hyperspace. So much so that we’ve been digitally blinded by wave

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Intermediate surfboard templates

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Find the perfect “not-beginner-but-almost-intermediate” surfboard

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No longer a beginner? A minimal is a great intermediate surfboard, but an oversized shortboard will be more useful to you in the long run. Here’s why… The beauty of learning to surf in a wave pool is that you will progress at a steady pace. Hit it like you’d hit the gym and you’ll progress rapidly. For the ocean-dependent

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china wave pool

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Chinese wave pool clip teases world with scant details

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The mystery wave pool machine has more bulk than Kelly’s Surf Ranch, but produces smaller waves... Wave pool tech is notoriously secretive in the early stages. Each new pool’s marketing value is lashed to interest in that product. A great way to keep mystery and therefore stoke public interest is to show everyone a clip of your new pool. And

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palm springs wave pool

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Wave pool slated for re-imagined Palm Springs waterpark

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Mystery technology to transform pool from the cult classic "The North Shore"... Instagram has become a wire news service for surfing. Hot on the heels of Kalani Robb posting buddy Cheyne Magnusson counting off steps in an empty pool, the surf world salivated at the prospect of a secret new pool. Secret because it wasn’t announced through the usual main

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Citywave

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German stationary wave finds first home in the USA

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Citywave design to be built at existing Washington state waterpark... German company Citywave will see its first project land in the USA as Slidewaters, LLC announced plans this week to build and operate the first American deep-water stationary wave. Designed in the land of Eisbach River surfing (Munich’s most famous wave and home to a professional rapid surfing league), this

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splash house wave pool in Indiana

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America’s well-known and unknown wave pools

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Ben Gravy takes us on a vloggy adventure through the States to list his top 5 wave pools... The world’s favorite novelty surfer and blogger Ben Gravy gives us his list of America’s top 5 wave pools. Even with the glaring omission of NLand. we are tickled because we discover some new novelty gold, at a place in Indiana. Splash

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Eli Hanneman

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BSR confirms new water filtration system on track

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Surf Resort also opens application process for new crew members... BSR Cable Park confirmed this week that work on their massive new water filtration system is on schedule to be open in the spring. “We are beyond stoked for our second season of surf,” BSR said. “We are currently on track to open up the waves in early-mid-March.” The impetus

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koby abberton wavegarden

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Cold, cold Cove: Wavegarden hosts two underground legends

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Friendly rivalry heats up freezing Winter session in the Basque Country... Winter wavepool surfing logged another clip this week when Eneko Acero and Bra Boy Koby Abberton took to Wavegarden’s Cove test pool. Basque first-generation pro Eneko, brother to Kepa Acero, traded kegs with Abberton in a friendly January surf off. The duo have compeeted against each other since they

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Grom at NLand Wave Pool

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7 clips that show our collective stoke for the NLand wave pool

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Premature retrospective? We look at NLand, America’s OG Wave Pool, as it changes hands... After Surf Snowdonia opened their doors in Wales, America threw out a collective shout of “Us Too!” Doug Coors fulfilled our wish by purchasing160 acres of land in Austin Texas. When he flipped the switch, launching the Wavegarden hydrofoil and throwing out the first freshwater surf

Premature retrospective? We look at NLand, America’s OG Wave Pool, as it changes hands... After Surf Snowdonia opened their doors ...Continue ›


NLand wave pool

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WSL buys NLand Surf Park

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America’s first Wavegarden facility sold to KSWC subsidiary... The WSL just purchased Doug Coors’ pride and joy, the NLand Surf Park in Austin Texas. The sale follows an inverted purchase pyramid of sorts, with WSL at the top, absorbing the property through Tumbleweed Opco, a Delaware-registered LLC. In the middle is the Kelly Slater Wave Co who operates Tumbleweed. According

America’s first Wavegarden facility sold to KSWC subsidiary... The WSL just purchased Doug Coors’ pride and joy, the NLand Surf ...Continue ›


Waco wave pool BSR Surf Resort

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Wave Pool Year in Review: WPM’s top stories for 2018

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What happened this year? Polite answer is “heaps.” The more real answer is “shit tons.” To help keep track of this rapidly expanding universe, we noted (chronologically) some of the major milestones that went down in the wave pool world this year. But remember, while 2018 is by far the biggest year in wave pool news ever, expect it to

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Luke Davis in the tube

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TV: Under-the-radar pros hit the Waco pool

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We love the RVCA surf team. They are low-key and a bit off-kilter. Ford Archbold and Luke Davis are pro surfing misfits who shy away from the limelight yet somehow collect a paycheck from their sponsors. How? We think it’s their electric surfing and kinetic energy in the ocean or a wave pool. Joined by Hawaii’s Noah Beschen, the team

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kelly's wave pool with paige hareb

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William Finnegan’s profound insight into Kelly’s Wave Pool

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Pulitzer Prize winner digs in deep to explain surfing’s latest existential funk in 8 quick minutes It’s rare that surfing enjoys the intellectual chops that come with a writer like William Finnegan. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author explored Kelly’s wave pool for The New Yorker in a lengthy written piece and in a podcast. Finnegan explores “The Perfect Wave” phenomenon, or

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the wave pool break known as Occy's Left

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USA, Brazil, Europe and the Middle East kick off Surf Lakes race

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Surf Lakes founder Aaron Trevis recounts road to Yeppoon, announces plans for 2019, names key executive hires... The inspiration came when Aaron was skipping stones and pining for a surf. There was something about the ripples pushed out by the pieces of rock. After years in the test lab and tweaking designs in the mud, the affable engineer came up

Surf Lakes founder Aaron Trevis recounts road to Yeppoon, announces plans for 2019, names key executive hires... The inspiration came ...Continue ›


Dion Agius at wave pool in Dubai

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Top 5 chlorine wave pools for surfing

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Wanting to go wave pool surfing but still waiting for an invitation to Kelly Slater’s pool? Don’t hold your breath. But know that waterparks and hotels have built some pretty sweet pools for decades now. Typically this first generation of wave pools were chlorinated monstrosities designed to undulate tourists between mai tais and $15 smoothies. In short, they were designed

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home made wave pool

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7 Simple and Not-So-Simple Wave Pool Hacks

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Didn’t make the investor or guest list for Surf Lakes or Wavegarden? Not on the CT or invited to Kelly’s Wave? Don’t worry. We live in an era where makers are celebrated and everything from hand-crafted whiskeys to crocheted shoe inserts are available on Etsy. Wouldn’t it be great to see surfers apply some of that creativity and elbow grease

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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

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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

 Why the coming wave pool boom needs to consider the cost of a pizza slice... Artists mock-ups are the backbone ...Continue ›


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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Mateus-Herdy surfing the wavegarden cove

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Where will the new Wavegarden Cove wave pools be?

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We've put together a comprehensive Wavegarden Cove guide along with everything we know about the Cove wave pool tech The first public Wavegarden Cove wave pools are currently under construction on opposite sides of the globe. Ground has broken in both Melbourne and Bristol and the company has plans for 16 additional locations. You're stoked if you live near Coachella,

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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

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