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 |  News, Television

It’s Bobby, Bethany, Parker and Jett season in Waco

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Ever wanted to twiddle the dials at the BSR wave pool? Launch airs with Bethany? Throw heavy middle-aged hacks with Bobby Martinez? The slick production of the Coffin Brothers known as Young Wise Tales got to do all that. In their latest edit Parker Coffin travels to Waco Texas for a little behind-the-scenes and a whole bunch of flaring. “I’m

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Can I learn to surf in a wave pool? Yes. Easily

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From fear of sharks to saltwater allergies, we all have our reasons for learning to surf in a wave pool. The most common one? “I don’t live near a beach.” Learning to surf in a wave pool is one of the quickest ways to advance. Students can learn the basics in a controlled environment. “Some people fall in love with

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BenGravy surfing at the kelly slater wave pool

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BSR, Kelly’s and Big Surf tour with YouTuber Ben Gravy

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We live in wonderful times. It’s a time when YouTubers can earn six figures dolling out makeup tips. It’s a time when a grown man in his parents’ basement makes bank for detailing his video game exploits. It’s a time when one of surfing’s favorite YouTubers Ben Gravy earns advertising coin to go surf wave pools. What does he do

We live in wonderful times. It’s a time when YouTubers can earn six figures dolling out makeup tips. It’s a ...Continue ›


The location of the Jolster wave pool

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Norway project continues European push for “natural” wave pools

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A project slated for Norway’s Jølster embraces a new frontier in nature style wave pool facilities. Set for the Jølstraholmen Camping development, the wave pool will be green powered and enjoy the dramatic Kvamsfossen River valley as a backdrop. Norway’s nature tourism is big business. Norweigan Cruise Lines’ Aurora Borealis journeys book out early while World Heritage Sites like Geirangerfjord

A project slated for Norway’s Jølster embraces a new frontier in nature style wave pool facilities. Set for the Jølstraholmen ...Continue ›


Mason Ho Waco wave pool doing a christ air

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Stab forges unique vision of future wave pool comps

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Stab High will return this year with their wave pool event in Waco Texas. Later this year they will chuck yet another comp at a secret spot in Australia. (They are intentionally vague on Aussie comp details.) Stab's not the first to jump into the deep-end of controlled environment surf contests. Munich's Rapid Surf League is building a tour through

Stab High will return this year with their wave pool event in Waco Texas. Later this year they will chuck ...Continue ›


jackson dorian screengrab

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Clip Candy: Shane Dorian and son Jackson’s wave pool tour

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It seems an odd swap, the lava and deep blue of Hawaii for the cattle-lot and roadside expanse of inland America. But Shane Dorian and son Jackson have ditched Island salt for wave pool fresh recently. Lured from their home by the Mainland’s best, the Dorians recently scored both Kelly’s and Waco. In a series of YouTube posts last year

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Occy at Surf Lakes wave pool

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Surf Lakes wave pool coming to Bournemouth

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This week a group of UK business minds officially launched plans for their Surf Lakes facility in Bournemouth. The wave pool project, officially named The Lagoon, will be surrounded by a range of indoor and outdoor activities a la Snowdonia Adventure Parc. Along with the adventure attractions, plans call for a mix of guest stays. A modern 145-bedroom hotel will

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surfboard for wave pool

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Board design goes soft to counter hard hitting wave pools

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Soft boards will never surf the same way as your favourite high-performance shortboard. But one man is trying to change that. Wave pools are notoriously hard on surfboards. There is more concrete and metal at your local wave pool than at the beach. Consequently, your chances of encountering said material with our precious board are increased. Factor in a hurried

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1969 Arizona Big Surf

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In 1969 Australia sought Queensland location for wave pool

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Professional surfing’s first world champion and bon vivant Peter Townend dropped a bomb in our inbox recently with an old newspaper clip. “Was researching in the PT collection over last weekend and found this Aussie newspaper column on the Tempe, Arizona wave pool,” said Peter PT Townend. What was this bombshell? It appears that Queensland, currently the site of three

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Greg Webber's looped linear technology

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Webber Wave Pools Update: US licenses and smart hulls

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It started with an artist’s rendering of an arena wave pool featuring a perfect right and a mesmerised stadium audience. Next came an animated party scene celebrating a fat left. And just like that, Greg Webber stoked the fires of the world’s collective wave pool imagination. For years Webber was synonymous with wave pools, predating Kelly’s, Surf Lakes and Wavegarden’s

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Surf Lakes wave pool

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Surf Lakes inches closer to full potential, big barrels

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Next month could see full-sized sets roll out from Surf Lakes’ giant donut plunger. The company announced the completion of their new connecting rod, or “conrod”, to replace the one that failed during initial testing. “The repairs are well underway and are now entering the final stages,” says Surf Lakes. “The aim is to be back in operation next month.

Next month could see full-sized sets roll out from Surf Lakes’ giant donut plunger. The company announced the completion of ...Continue ›


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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

These are surf-able wave pools ready to go. Today. The Wave Pool Mag Surf Planner is a growing Wave Pool ...Continue ›


Turtle Island wave pool development

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The world’s largest wave pool breaks ground in South Korea

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Under the bright spring sun, Wavegarden brass and Siheung City dignitaries broke ground at the site of the new Cove facility in South Korea. The ceremony signalled the commencement of civil work on the wave pool which, upon completion, will be the largest man-made wavepark in the world. Plans for the new Siheung Surf Park include nearly one kilometre of

Under the bright spring sun, Wavegarden brass and Siheung City dignitaries broke ground at the site of the new Cove ...Continue ›


comparing wave pool waves

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Check this clip of 5 wave pools side-by-side

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Exaimine the difference in shape and speed between BSR Surf Resort, Kelly's Wave, Snowdonia, Surf Lakes and Wavegarden's Cove set up. They are all very different waves. If we had to pick one common wave trait for pools it'd be that the pocket of the wave tends to be tight. But apart from that, length of ride, hollow sections, air

Exaimine the difference in shape and speed between BSR Surf Resort, Kelly's Wave, Snowdonia, Surf Lakes and Wavegarden's Cove set ...Continue ›


Disney's wave pool in the seven seas lagoon

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Three places of failure that are also the future

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Exploring the tumoultuous wave pool thread between Japan, Florida and The Netherlands Like a well-publicized celebrity breakdown on Twitter, if places have wave-pool mood swings and can throw public tantrums, then our favorite bi-polar entertainers must be Japan, Florida and The Netherlands. All three have stellar examples not only of booming new wave pools but also of projects that have

Exploring the tumoultuous wave pool thread between Japan, Florida and The Netherlands Like a well-publicized celebrity breakdown on Twitter, if ...Continue ›


Bethany Hamilton wave pool

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Bethany Hamilton has a thing for wave pools

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Bethany Hamilton is one of America’s favorite tales of inspiration and drive. The red hot Kauai grom lost her arm in a shark attack at age 13. She then recalibrated her entire surfing approach to become one of the best female surfers in the world. Bethany’s fan base is huge and her personal brand has launched everything from movies to

Bethany Hamilton is one of America’s favorite tales of inspiration and drive. The red hot Kauai grom lost her arm ...Continue ›


Waco wave pool BSR Surf Resort

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All you need to know about the BSR Surf Resort

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Surfing the BSR Cable Park's star wave in 2019 That pumping little wedge at the BSR Surf Resort in Waco Texas has fired our curiosity and stoke since its debut last year. Now in 2019 they've added a new water filtration system, new air sections and private night rentals. The air section that we’ve seen in video clips across YouTube

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yadin and king nicol

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Father-son-duo lighting up American wave pools

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Micro-From King charges Waco and Kelly’s with dad Yadin Nicol World Tour retiree Yadin Nicol left the outskirts of Western Australia for the USA post tour. The fast-twitch regular foot known for his bravado in slabby waves is now getting a few wave pools under his belt. Yadin visited Waco this month to test out the new water and new

Micro-From King charges Waco and Kelly’s with dad Yadin Nicol World Tour retiree Yadin Nicol left the outskirts of Western ...Continue ›


Noa Deane in Waco Texas

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Stab announces return of Waco event, hints at new Oz venue

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Stab High 2.0 is returning to Waco, Texas on June 29, along with a live broadcast on stabmag.com. Last year’s greatest performers, including event champ Noa Deane, runner-up Chippa Wilson, Big Air winner Eithan Osborne, teenage flipster Eli Hanneman, and the highest scoring surfer Mason Ho will all be back in attendance, including another dozen (or so) elite punters. “It's

Stab High 2.0 is returning to Waco, Texas on June 29, along with a live broadcast on stabmag.com. Last year’s ...Continue ›


water drop splash closeup

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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.

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surf planner map

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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 ›


janina zeitler eisback river

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Janina Zeitler: From the river to the sea to the pool

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Find out how Janina Zeitler is bridging surf worlds: standing wave pools, river surfing and ocean surfing... The 18-year-old Munich local learned to surf on the Floßlände – the Eisbach River wave’s kinder, gentler sister wave – before becoming a fixture in the Eisbach’s core scene, no easy feat in the urban hustle of Munich. She soon branched out, salting

Find out how Janina Zeitler is bridging surf worlds: standing wave pools, river surfing and ocean surfing... The 18-year-old Munich ...Continue ›


Rapid Surf League event

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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

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new australian wave pool

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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 ›