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Sierra and Josh Kerr (Credit Wavegarden and Pacotwo)

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Television: Can’t wait for Melbourne

News, Television

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

News

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

News

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,

CEO Andrew Ross walks us through just how, exactly, the new Melbourne wave pool will provide surf for several ability ...Continue ›


Kelly Slater at his wave pool

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

News, Television

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

Latest, Television

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

 |  News, Television

Four clips to celebrate International Women’s Day

News, Television

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

Today on International Women’s Day we celebrate the best women’s surfing in Wave pools with four stellar clips. IWD honors ...Continue ›


Felicity "Flick" Palmateer at Surf Lakes

 |  Interviews, News

Surf Lakes to build and run Gold Coast 5 Waves facility

Interviews, News

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 ›


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

Latest, News, Tips n Trips

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 ›


Chris Monroe Beefs TV

 |  Interviews, News, Television

Behind the scenes of a wild trip to Waco

Interviews, News, Television

Meet the guy with the goofy voice behind BeefsTV It’s like if Mason Ho was a YouTuber. Fun, energetic bro who lets roll with unfettered commentary. It’s not the slick corporate edits we’re used to seeing in the Instagram sphere. No. Chris Monroe, the soul behind Beefs TV, presents a refreshingly candid take on surf sessions. We first noticed Chris’

Meet the guy with the goofy voice behind BeefsTV It’s like if Mason Ho was a YouTuber. Fun, energetic bro ...Continue ›


swiss wave pool

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Surfing in Regensdorf is about to be a thing

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Sebastian Bosson is building a surf spot for 50,000 Swiss surfers by summer 2020. Which wave pool tech will they use? The project is still shopping. While the surf industry has always been written by characters on the fringe, with the current wave pool boom we are now moving into a new, slick era of movers and shakers. It could

Sebastian Bosson is building a surf spot for 50,000 Swiss surfers by summer 2020. Which wave pool tech will they ...Continue ›


Kai Lenny Wavegarden

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Foundations go in as Wavegarden tech arrives in Bristol

News

The Wave in Bristol is starting to take shape as the outline of the wave pool itself is now visible. The next few steps are to pour the concrete, build out the surrounding facilities and install that beautiful wave-making machine. “Since Christmas, the construction team has been creating the large structural elements including the sides of the lake and the

The Wave in Bristol is starting to take shape as the outline of the wave pool itself is now visible. ...Continue ›


The Cove test facility in Spain

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One-stop wave pool shop launches

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Wavegarden partner with rocket scientists to build turnkey pools globally... Wavegarden announced today a partnership with Spanish engineering firm Sener. The partnership makes it easier for would-be wave pool owners to get a site up and running with fewer build issues. In the past, builders like URBNSURF or The Wave would have to buy the Wavegarden tech, and then find

Wavegarden partner with rocket scientists to build turnkey pools globally... Wavegarden announced today a partnership with Spanish engineering firm Sener. ...Continue ›


Andrew Ross

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Melbourne: Andrew Ross tells us why surfing will never be the same again

Interviews, News

From calculating urea content to Aussie pride, much more goes into wave pool planning than you would think... Andrew Ross is perfectly groomed for making wave pools. A practiced attorney who worked in London as an investment banker, he’s able to hopscotch legalities inherent in artificial wave generation while at the same time drumming up cash to launch something as

From calculating urea content to Aussie pride, much more goes into wave pool planning than you would think... Andrew Ross ...Continue ›


Austin Keen at the Kelly Slater Surf Ranch

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Skimply Irresitible: Wave Pools on a pizza pan

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Pools open up wave riding to a variety of craft, including skimboards... Skimboarding in wave pools ljooks damn fun. But there’s something horrible about skimboarding. In our collective digital conscious we only see epic fail clips where the board sticks and the rider faceplants into a variety of sand: soft, wet, packed like clay - it doesn’t matter. Skimboarding to

Pools open up wave riding to a variety of craft, including skimboards... Skimboarding in wave pools ljooks damn fun. But ...Continue ›


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

Steven Michelsen walks us through his wild trip from way back when with Mikey February and crew to South Africa’s ...Continue ›


WavePoolMag SurfPlanner Map

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New Wave Pools hit Korea, Norway, California… the world

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In this monthly Surf Planner installment we cover Korea, California, China, Japan and Norway... We pride ourselves on keeping the WavePoolMag Surf Planner up-to-date. A lot of entries came in this month, with Seoul Korea, Palm Springs and Norway topping a list of nearly 50 projects worldwide. We frequently have wave pool makers from Europe and the States reach out

In this monthly Surf Planner installment we cover Korea, California, China, Japan and Norway... We pride ourselves on keeping the ...Continue ›


Shane Beschen Citywave

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Why is Shane Beschen promoting standing wave technology?

Latest, News

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

Shane Beschen’s wave pool concept could bring more waves to more people... Shane Beschen is one of the more successful ...Continue ›


Wavegarden Korea Project

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

News

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

Wavegarden just announced the addition of their Cove technology to a massive 2.1B€ mixed-use development in South Korea. The announcement ...Continue ›


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

Turn on the Machine! Australia’s first public wave pool readies URBNSURF Melbourne is counting down the days to flicking the ...Continue ›


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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

That looks fun eh? - 10 clips that show why Surf Snowdonia still sizzles... Remember when surfers collectively salivated at ...Continue ›


Intermediate surfboard templates

 |  News, Tips n Trips

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

News, Tips n Trips

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

No longer a beginner? A minimal is a great intermediate surfboard, but an oversized shortboard will be more useful to ...Continue ›


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

The mystery wave pool machine has more bulk than Kelly’s Surf Ranch, but produces smaller waves... Wave pool tech is ...Continue ›


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