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welsh adaptive surf champs

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Adaptive surf champs fire at Snowdonia wave pool

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The world’s best adaptive surfers hit Adventure Parc Snowdonia to compete in the Welsh Adaptive Surf Championships. The event, a first of its kind in a wave pool, saw former world champs Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart and Bruno Hansen mix it up with 24 athletes representing 13 nations. The surfers competed in three categories, standing (AS1), kneeling (AS2) and prone (AS3).

The world’s best adaptive surfers hit Adventure Parc Snowdonia to compete in the Welsh Adaptive Surf Championships. The event, a ...Continue ›


perfect skimboarding conditions

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TV: Will wave pools make flat craft the next big thing?

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The sport that started in the 1920s in Southern California on found, salvaged bits of plywood has today expanded across the globe. And is now finding traction in the growing wave pool world. Austin Keen and Blair Conklin have taken an activity favored by clumsy vacationers, day drunks and kids-in-cutoffs and made it, well, totally cool. Helping legitimize the skids

The sport that started in the 1920s in Southern California on found, salvaged bits of plywood has today expanded across ...Continue ›


Urbnsurf and three blue ducks

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Why you won’t find microwaved burritos at the world’s best wave pools

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Everyone has their favorite post-surf meal. From a double-double burger at In-N-Out to a vegan saffron-nasturtium lentil salad, options for eating after a surf are as varied as fin choices for your surfboard. As more wave pools open their doors, it’s apparent that a $20 pizza slice isn’t going to cut it. Park attendees will just feel ripped off and

Everyone has their favorite post-surf meal. From a double-double burger at In-N-Out to a vegan saffron-nasturtium lentil salad, options for ...Continue ›


parent and child wave pool surfing

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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 ›


Andy Hadden

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Meet the engine behind Scotland’s newest surf spot

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In June Wavegarden Scotland announced that the country's first wave pool received planning permission from the powers that be in Edinburgh. Work will soon begin to transform Craigpark Quarry near Ratho into a Cove facility with an opening date sometime late Spring 2021. Andy Hadden, like Andrew Ross of Urbnsurf, Nick Hounsfield of The Wave and Andy Ainscough of Adventure

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Man dies after July 4th BSR Surf Resort session

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On July 4th persons found an unresponsive man at Waco’s BSR Cable Park. He was found in the water at the BSR Surf Resort and taken to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center. For two days the man remained at the hospital but did not recover. According to Fox 44 the man was 42-year-old Christopher Hayes. His family took him

On July 4th persons found an unresponsive man at Waco’s BSR Cable Park. He was found in the water at ...Continue ›


DSRT Surf Artist Drawing

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Palm Desert confirms Cove to power wave pool

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DSRT Surf confirmed this week they will be using Wavegarden’s Cove technology. The group behind the project, Desert Wave Ventures, will transform the sand and scrub of one of Southern California’s fastest-growing areas into a 5-acre surf centre. The surf centre will be surrounded by an 18 acre master plan that includes a golf resort, hotels, restaurants and lux villas.

DSRT Surf confirmed this week they will be using Wavegarden’s Cove technology. The group behind the project, Desert Wave Ventures, ...Continue ›


kelly slater claim

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Claims move from the ocean to wave pools

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Decades ago there was no better way to ruin a ride than by claiming it. They went together like orange juice and toothpaste. As pro surfing competition got more, well, competitive, the claiming grew. While most claims are justified, some (Kelly in main photo) claims became a tool to boost scores. By feigning emotional exhilaration, a competing surfer could better

Decades ago there was no better way to ruin a ride than by claiming it. They went together like orange ...Continue ›


Four pairs of boardshorts

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Here’s what makes a good pair of boardshorts

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As we enter the northern hemisphere summer, wave pool wear shifts from high-tech neoprene to sophisticated nylon-composite materials. And just as there's more to wetsuits than simply rubber and zippers, there's more to boardshorts than cloth and cut. As many wave pool learners find themselves purchasing a pair of boardshorts, it's important to know what works, what doesn't and if

As we enter the northern hemisphere summer, wave pool wear shifts from high-tech neoprene to sophisticated nylon-composite materials. And just ...Continue ›


Eithan Osborne in Waco

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Stab High event runs wild in Waco Texas

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The second annual Stab High went off this weekend with the world's best aerialists punting and chucking at the BSR Surf Ranch in Waco Texas. Chippa Wilson won the event with a lien full-rotation, edging out Kevin Schulz. In the girls' division, Sierra Kerr, daughter of air legend Josh took home the win. The much anticipated Freak Peak comp got

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Long Island Wave pool plan

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Membership and pricing plans announced for Long Island wave pool

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The Brookhaven Town Planning Board approved a special use permit for the Long Island Surf Park this week. Set for the town of Shirley, sandwiched between Fire Island and The Hamptons, the wave pool will be quite at 55,000 square feet. By comparison, an American football field is 57,600 square feet. This will be larger than both the BSR Surf

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chippa wilson at BSR

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Top 5 Waco wave clips! (so far this year)

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The Waco wave pool kicked off a banger year. So many pros and their filmers descended on the Texas park to collect footage and practice new airs. The result is an onslaught of clips in the digital surf-o-sphere. Celebrations at the wave pool include a new Sebastien Zietz signature air section, the Freak Peak and the much-applauded elimination of that

The Waco wave pool kicked off a banger year. So many pros and their filmers descended on the Texas park ...Continue ›


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Beyond PU and Epoxy: 3D printed eco-surfboard construction

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Surfboard makers have tapped the toxic bouillabaisse of polyurethane for more than 60 years now. In that time little effort was made to seek out alternative builds. And why bother? The petroleum-based recipe works, creating consistent performance sleds for most of us. Epoxy once considered difficult to work with has become one of the preferred wave pool surfboard constructions. Less

Surfboard makers have tapped the toxic bouillabaisse of polyurethane for more than 60 years now. In that time little effort ...Continue ›


wavegarden scottland plan

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Edinburgh approves Wavegarden Cove as central fixture in redevelopment plan

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Wavegarden Scotland, the company which will develop Scotland’s first artificial surf park, officially received planning permission from Edinburgh to redevelop Craigpark Quarry near Ratho. Wavegarden Scotland is a first for the country and will now transform the disused quarry into a world-class visitor attraction. Work will begin on site over the coming months and the facility is expected to be open

Wavegarden Scotland, the company which will develop Scotland’s first artificial surf park, officially received planning permission from Edinburgh to redevelop ...Continue ›


Rob Machado and daughter surf wave pool together

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Rob Machado and daughter party wave the Wavegarden R&D center

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Rob Machado is no stranger to traveling the planet in search of waves. In his calendar, which is generally left open to chase swells, he has a rendezvous each year that he never misses. This is when he heads to France to catch up with his teenage daughter, Macy. They live oceans apart. Macy in Reunion Island on the Indian Ocean; Rob on

Rob Machado is no stranger to traveling the planet in search of waves. In his calendar, which is generally left ...Continue ›


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World treated to Chinese mystery wave clip, details

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Now we know its name. Shaky footage emerged today of that mysterious Chinese wave pool. And we've now learned its name, the Xing Feng Extreme Sports Center. In the clip hosted by Hubsurfs TV, China’s favorite surfers Wang Jingwei and Huang Wei as well as a host of others, take to the wave on both short and longboards. Through the

Now we know its name. Shaky footage emerged today of that mysterious Chinese wave pool. And we've now learned its ...Continue ›


okahina wave pool system

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New French system set to stoke standing bodies of water

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The Okahina Wave project is a French invention that claims to transform still bodies of water, like lakes, rivers and bays into surf-able hot-spots. The design is a floating atoll that produces one epic wave every 15 seconds. The makers of the design say the ride will be a 30-second rush on a hollow and barrelling left or right. The

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Hans Odriozola getting barreled in the Wavegarden Cove

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US East Coast, England and Brazil big winners in this month’s wave pool race

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There’s been a rush of announcements for new wave pools recently. A few have garnered the lion’s share of media attention even though they are very scant on details (Hello Oceanside.) Others, like the Pharrell Williams pool in Virginia, cleared a legislative hurdle recently. And some, like the Kobe-Reyes pool in Japan, have totally slipped through the cracks. What we’ve

There’s been a rush of announcements for new wave pools recently. A few have garnered the lion’s share of media ...Continue ›


Jason szeleky at waco texas

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Off-the-cuff-airs: Jacob Szekely lights up Waco

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There’s a wonderful reckless abandon to Jason Szekely’s airs, like he didn’t decide what move he was gonna do until mid-flight. It looks sometimes haphazard, but then, he pulls it. We became fans after watching the evolution of his judo airs at the Waco wave pool, a maneuver that somehow evolved into something completely different mid-ride. By the end of

There’s a wonderful reckless abandon to Jason Szekely’s airs, like he didn’t decide what move he was gonna do until ...Continue ›


Olympic surfing: Nikki van Dijk wavegarden cove

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Surfing to stay salted for the Paris 2024 Olympics

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Surfing will make its debut at the Tokyo Olympics next year with the ocean as the playing field. Despite efforts to build a Kelly Slater wave pool in time for Tokyo, the decision remained to keep Olympic surfing salted. Now surfing in the 2024 Paris Olympics, which many hoped would be a pool competition, will also take place in the

Surfing will make its debut at the Tokyo Olympics next year with the ocean as the playing field. Despite efforts ...Continue ›


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How much does it cost to own two weeks a year at a Cove?

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Surfland Brasil, an innovative neo-timeshare project in Garopaba, announced they will feature a Wavegarden Cove wave pool as their centerpiece. Sandwiched between Florianopolis and Imbituba, the development will feature a skatepark designed by Pedro Barros, swimming pools, tennis courts, beach tennis, surf museum, restaurants, jogging track, gym, yoga, meditation space and spa. The facility comes on the heels of the Fazenda

Surfland Brasil, an innovative neo-timeshare project in Garopaba, announced they will feature a Wavegarden Cove wave pool as their centerpiece. ...Continue ›


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Invention could revolutionize standing-wave technology

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With the algae bloom of wave pool technologies emerging, we need solid metrics to distinguish each new addition. “Sick”, “Super Sick” and “Soooo Sick” work pretty well. But wave pool makers are engineers. They are tied to the empirical and typically shun such nomenclature. One surefire distinction is “traveling wave” and “standing wave.” Kelly’s, Waco and the Cove are traveling

With the algae bloom of wave pool technologies emerging, we need solid metrics to distinguish each new addition. “Sick”, “Super ...Continue ›


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Several ambitious wave pool projects emerge in the American South

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Texas has two for surfing and even Dollywood, that wonderfully camp Appalachian theme park has a wave pool. Maybe the South’s unique blend of hospitality and make-it-happen moxie is the perfect recipe to get a wave pool done. Enter GroundSwell, an ambitious multi-city plan that will feature mix use facilities centered around surfing. Locations underway include Charlotte North Carolina, Rock

Texas has two for surfing and even Dollywood, that wonderfully camp Appalachian theme park has a wave pool. Maybe the ...Continue ›


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How inland surfing will change the face of the surf industry

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The surf industry is a strange beast. On one hand, it has to make tangible one of the most elusive and fleeting sensations in the world – that of sliding along a wave. On the other, nothing is easier than reiterating the sheer joy and stoke of surfing. Companies go through elaborate marketing campaigns to align their brand with surfing.

The surf industry is a strange beast. On one hand, it has to make tangible one of the most elusive ...Continue ›


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Oceanside mayor confirms wave pool location

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From a massive drive-in movie complex to a community space to huck your wares and finds, a prime piece of Oceanside real estate is being courted as California’s next wave pool site. The patch of concrete and scrub is the former space of a popular swap meet. The area around it is a mix of luxury homes, malls and big-name

From a massive drive-in movie complex to a community space to huck your wares and finds, a prime piece of ...Continue ›