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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 ›


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

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

Why future British champs might be from London or Birmingham In forecasting the UK’s wave pool future, yes, we know ...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 ›


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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 ›


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 ›


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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 ›


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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 ›


Nikki Van Dijk wavegarden

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How wave pool training will lead to Aussie domination

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Will Australian pros train in wave pools and go on to kick the butts of other surfing countries? While American surfers are pounding back beers on the lawn at BSR Surf Resort or out at Lemoore pocketing complimentary snacks from the Surf Ranch, Australia is working to use wave pools to train their athletes. And it's not just the Lucky

Will Australian pros train in wave pools and go on to kick the butts of other surfing countries? While American ...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 ›


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

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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?

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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

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


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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 ›


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

Citywave design to be built at existing Washington state waterpark... German company Citywave will see its first project land in ...Continue ›


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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

Surf Resort also opens application process for new crew members... BSR Cable Park confirmed this week that work on their ...Continue ›


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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

What happened this year? Polite answer is “heaps.” The more real answer is “shit tons.” To help keep track of ...Continue ›


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

We love the RVCA surf team. They are low-key and a bit off-kilter. Ford Archbold and Luke Davis are pro ...Continue ›


tube elation at Kelly's wave pool

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Exclusive: Kelly Slater wave pool versus BSR Surf Resort!

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Everyday shredder boils down the good, the bad and the ugly of each wave pool Yes, it’s easy for a pro surfer to call any wave pool “all time.” Pros make a living making shiite surf look good. It’s their job. But what about us capable surfers who know how to surf but don’t receive royalties for social media likes

Everyday shredder boils down the good, the bad and the ugly of each wave pool Yes, it’s easy for a ...Continue ›


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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

Want to invest? For a cool $100K AU you can bro-out with Occy and session the Yeppoon test facility this ...Continue ›


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,

We've put together a comprehensive Wavegarden Cove guide along with everything we know about the Cove wave pool tech The ...Continue ›


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