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What if the future of wave pools was pool-less?

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Despite what we’re told via movies and inspirational TedTalks, the best inventions don’t strike us like lightning bolts of divine inspiration. No. Most design progress is the result of prosaic wandering from problem to solution and back again. In between those two points are countless, exhaustive hours of note-taking, testing and a string of expletives. This is the space where

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Weekend water flow fills Urbnsurf Melbourne wave pool

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Urbnsurf announced this morning that they’ve filled their Wavegarden Cove lagoon in Melbourne. According to the report, it took four days of flowing water to fill the wave pool in Tullamarine adjacent Melbourne’s airport. “The fill started late on Friday evening after our dedicated crew had spent weeks testing, inspecting and cleaning our massive, 22,000 square meter Wavegarden Cove lagoon,”

Urbnsurf announced this morning that they’ve filled their Wavegarden Cove lagoon in Melbourne. According to the report, it took four ...Continue ›


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Latest Guide to surfing The Wave Bristol

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On the heels of The Wave filling up the pool and its much anticipated grand opening, the folks in Bristol announced hours, prices and a few extras recently. In addition to the nuts and bolts information you need for a session at The Wave, the innovative company debuted some creative ideas to help shape the future of inland surfing. Becoming

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jack robinson at wavegarden

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Jack Robinson checks out Cove’s sample platter

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At just 21 years of age, Jack Robinson has been blowing minds all over the world for more than a decade, especially in waves that put fear in even the most experienced surf aficionados. "When we heard that he was in the Basque Country and keen for a session at Wavegarden, we didn't hesitate to invite him to our demo

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Tru Sterling at Surf Lakes

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That other kid in the water at Surf Lakes

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During Surf Lakes' second round of testing, we saw waves surfed by the company's ambassadors like Occy's son Jay. But observers noticed another kid surfing the slabby peaks. Tru Starling made the trek from Narrabeen way, way north to Yeppoon to check out the wave pool during th same session that saw a dazzling split peak by Occy and Jay

During Surf Lakes' second round of testing, we saw waves surfed by the company's ambassadors like Occy's son Jay. But ...Continue ›


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New Tech: For $200K you can have your own wave pool

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While most of the world’s surfers know brand names Wavegarden, Surf Lakes and American Wave Machines, Walter Bennett and his company Swellspot have flown under the radar these past few years. The soft-spoken Virginia entrepreneur is a veteran in the wave pool game, having been baptised in wave production roughly a dozen years ago. First appearing in a few artist

While most of the world’s surfers know brand names Wavegarden, Surf Lakes and American Wave Machines, Walter Bennett and his ...Continue ›


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American Wave Machines to power desert wave pool

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The Thermal Beach Club is back on the wave pool map after receiving approval from Riverside County this week. The planned development in the Coachella Valley would have bungalows, villas, residences, a club house/restaruant, surrounding swim pool and bar all surrounding a state-of-the-art American Wave Machines wave pool. Known as the Thermal Beach Club, the project by WhiteStar Development LLC

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(The Wave) pool is filled – first waves to roll out in October

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If you coughed up the dough to The Wave project in Bristol during the past decade as part of their Crowdfunding campaign, well now it’s payoff time. Today The Wave announced their lagoon is filled and ready to test. The team will fire off a few sets when October rolls around (which is next week.) Nick Hounsfield posted on Instagram,

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Australia to build Kelly’s Wave on the Sunshine Coast

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The World Surf League issued a press release to non-endemic media platforms this week announcing they are planning to bring their Surf Ranch venue, Kelly Slater Wave System technology, to the Sunshine Coast of Australia. The main talking points on the press release pointed out that the new wave pool will provide Olympic training for Aussie athletes and pump tourist

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Wavegarden Cove at Britannia Beach

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Canadian Cove seeks home dead center between slopes and big city

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A new wave pool is being planned for the wild and woolly shores of Canada. The new surf spot will be relatively close to both Vancouver Island’s thriving surf scene (anchored around surf spots Tofino Bay and Jordan River) and the cosmopolitan crush of Vancouver. South Britannia Beach, just 45 minutes north of Vancouver, is expecting a Wavegarden Cove at

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Surf Lakes planned for the Midlands

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Second Surf Lakes wave pool planned for England

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This week the Surf X Inland Surfing project debuted to the world, shaking up the middle part of England and the European wave pool sphere simultaneously. This project splits from the current Wavegarden Cove craze that is populating the globe (30 projects planned to date) and banks its future on the Surf Lakes technology - that giant plunger in the

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owen wright at the cove

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The Wave puts out call for first session – You in?

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The Wave has launched a search for people to appear in its first line-up. The team at The Wave is calling on people to nominate someone with an inspiring story who they think deserves to surf the first public waves this autumn.  “I’m often asked who is going to ride the first waves and people assume it will be me,”

The Wave has launched a search for people to appear in its first line-up. The team at The Wave is ...Continue ›


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Is this what a wave pool addiction looks like?

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Symptoms. Signs. Warnings. It all started with a blurry photo of a clear plastic back full of brightly colored wristbands. The image showed up in an Instagram DM and soon we began to unpack the story: Two years that included 140 sessions, 2,000 expert waves and roughly 200 cumulative hours driving through the Texas heat. “I recently saw that someone

Symptoms. Signs. Warnings. It all started with a blurry photo of a clear plastic back full of brightly colored wristbands. ...Continue ›


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Lakey Peterson & Gabriel Medina crowned Kelly’s queen and king

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Lakey Peterson and Gabriel Medina won the World Surf League (WSL) Freshwater Pro on Saturday, besting their respective fields at the Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California. Peterson's and Medina’s wins put the 2019 World Title race in full swing. The 2019 CT will not only decide the prestigious World Title but will also determine who from the world’s elite will

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Griffin Colapinto

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What board designs are working at the Surf Ranch?

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After watching the opening day of the Freshwater pro it became clear that some pros had equipment that worked (Gabriel and Johanne for sure) and others who didn’t. There was a lot of nose-poking and rail digging - even by the King himself. So what works? Some surfers went so far as to use a different board on the right

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Langenfeld wave pool

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Standing wave pools central to rapid surf league tour

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Under sunny skies with 500 spectators looking on, Rosina Neuerer and Nicolas Marusa won the final event of the Pure SurfCamps Rapid Surf League tour which took place on the Unit Wave Pool in Langenfeld, Germany. The last event of the tour saw Marusa move on to claim the overall men’s title while Laura Haustein took the overall women’s title.

Under sunny skies with 500 spectators looking on, Rosina Neuerer and Nicolas Marusa won the final event of the Pure ...Continue ›


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Retro clip cool: 2008, the year of promise and the great recession

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Are we deep enough into the wave pool blitz to have a nostalgia movement yet? 2008 was a crucial juncture in human-made wave development. Kelly Slater and Greg Webber tussled with their respective designs and the world’s largest surf shop, Ron Jons, was in the midst of an Orlando pool build. At the height of it all was this four-minute

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12-15 expert waves per-surfer per-hour at full-size Cove

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Urbnsurf Melbourne recently went into more detail about the three different surf zones in their upcoming two-hectare Wavegarden Cove facility. The Melbourne breaks will be divided up into beginner, intermediate and advanced. Company CEO Andrew Ross also offered some numbers for upcoming surf sessions saying there will be max 18 surfers on the each side of the central Cove pier

Urbnsurf Melbourne recently went into more detail about the three different surf zones in their upcoming two-hectare Wavegarden Cove facility. ...Continue ›


jay occhilupo at Surf Lakes

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Television: Jay Occhilupo attempts wave pool slab

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Son of Occy and Qld Junior champion, Jay Occhilupo takes on a wave pool slab known as The Island, at the Surf Lakes R&D facility. The son of legendary goofy foot Mark Occhilupo, Jay donned helmet and moxie to attempt the drop without much luck. He then moved over to Occy's Peak to try out the right hander, with more

Son of Occy and Qld Junior champion, Jay Occhilupo takes on a wave pool slab known as The Island, at ...Continue ›


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Matson & Bryan win Lemoore wildcard entries

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The World Surf League is gearing up for the Freshwater Pro to be held at the Surf Ranch in Lemoore. As part of the WSL women’s initiative, the Rising Tides Program hosted the women’s Freshwater Pro Trials and will run the expression session on Saturday, September 21 before the Finals.  Earlier this week, seven of the best up-and-coming American surfers

The World Surf League is gearing up for the Freshwater Pro to be held at the Surf Ranch in Lemoore. ...Continue ›


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Another Roadside Attraction: When wave pools ruled the desert

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One hundred and twenty miles east of Los Angeles and 120 miles northeast of San Diego lies the Coachella Valley, soon to become home to California’s newest surf spots. Once a prime weekend destination for Bob Hope-era Hollywood, the area hosts a unique desert culture including the annual Coachella music festival, thriving LGBT scene and of course giant roadside dinosaurs.

One hundred and twenty miles east of Los Angeles and 120 miles northeast of San Diego lies the Coachella Valley, ...Continue ›


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Two new Brazilian pools on the way as American Wave Machines enter agreement

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American Wave Machines, drivers of the engine behind BSR Surf Resort in Waco, today announced a partnership with Brazilian company JHSF Participacoes SA, headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil. This agreement will launch the first of two PerfectSwell locations in the State of São Paulo. Project kick off is immediate, with surfing anticipated in November 2020. JHSF is a Brazil-based holding

American Wave Machines, drivers of the engine behind BSR Surf Resort in Waco, today announced a partnership with Brazilian company ...Continue ›


Aritz aranburu at the cove

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New Zealand eyes proposal for nation’s first wave pool

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The Christchurch area on New Zealand's South Island is one step closer to getting a Wavegarden Cove. The players behind the project are seeking to create an "aquasports park" with water-themed sports surrounding a central wave pool. "The project has been in development for around six years and is a planned co-location Wave pool/Wake Cable/White Water Park with Aquaplay facilities,

The Christchurch area on New Zealand's South Island is one step closer to getting a Wavegarden Cove. The players behind ...Continue ›


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Speculation Nation: Is Oceanside getting a SurfLoch wave pool?

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One of the most exhausting things about the current climate of wave pool anticipation (yes, it’s like one, long, endless Christmas Eve) is pinpointing launch dates and the technology that will be used for upcoming projects. Combined with the secretive nature of wave pool makers, it makes confirming the type of surf a community will be getting very difficult. Add

One of the most exhausting things about the current climate of wave pool anticipation (yes, it’s like one, long, endless ...Continue ›


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What is Swellspot tech and will it pump in Richmond Virgina?

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While the number of wave pool plans expand across the globe, the number of companies making waves remains steady with the lion's share of licenses have been inked with KSWCo, Surf Lakes, American Wave Macines and Wavegarden. But that could all change. Swellspot is a wave pool company based out of the US who is working on lighting up Richmond

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