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wave pool contest surf snowdonia

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Surf Snowdonia wave pool contest crowns new champs

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Miles Lee-Hargreaves and Emily Williams win latest wave pool comp The Uk’s only wave pool contest stoked surf fans and curious onlookers deep in the Conwy Valley in Northern Wales, as the UK Pro Surf Tour held it’s annual Surf Snowdonia Pro Surf Challenge. Touted as hosting the UK’s best surfers, the unique inland surf competition went off against a

Miles Lee-Hargreaves and Emily Williams win latest wave pool comp The Uk’s only wave pool contest stoked surf fans and ...Continue ›


Eithan Osborne Stab High wave pool event

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Stab High wave pool event puts fun back into competition

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Ground Zero for innovative wave pool event The first of its kind air-specific wave pool event went down in Waco this weekend courtesy of the creatives at Stab Magazine. The uniquely formatted event awarded Noa Deane the top prize and $25K for his main event win. The other events-within-event winners were Ethan Osborne who took home $20K for the highest

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Surf Lakes Australia Design

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Surf Lakes Queensland site nears completion

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Surf Lakes announced today that they are within weeks of completing their first full-scale demonstration facility on the Capricorn Coast of Queensland. "Although it will not initially be open to the public, it will be the first proper surf park in Australia," the company said in a statement. Surf Lakes noted that there are several “stationary” waves in Australia and

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wave pool contest at bsr surf ranch

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Latest wave pool contest an air-only event in Waco Texas

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(Almost) all you need to know about the Stab High event! With the Surf Ranch Pro now gone, packaged into terabytes and terabytes of neat, little media packages and social posts, wave pool contest fans have a wilder, hairier event to look forward to. The irreverent, cutting, not-so-sober entity of Stab magazine is launching an event at the BSR Sirf

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stephaine gilmore surf ranch pro

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Surf Ranch Pro shakes up WSL format, CT ratings

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New School Pool Contest The WSL's innovative wave pool contest was run with a controversial new format that more closely resembled a snowboard halfpipe event than the traditional CT man-on-man surfing format. Typically sports fans don’t like change, and the internet was abuzz with creative expletives denouncing the event format and scoring as boring. Stab Magazine listed the ways the

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Waco wave pool with Carissa Moore boosting

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Waco wave pool air training with Carissa Moore

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Carissa Moore’s air game shines in this three-minute clip from Red Bull. Hawaiian Carissa Moore flew to Texas with coach Shane Beschen to perfect her aerial game at the BSR Surf Resort Waco wave pool. The 3X world champ had the luxury of hitting the same aquatic ramp over and over again to hone her boosting skills. “The goal is

Carissa Moore’s air game shines in this three-minute clip from Red Bull. Hawaiian Carissa Moore flew to Texas with coach ...Continue ›


wave pool contest photo

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Nacent wave pool contest scene grows with Surf Ranch Pro

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Kelly Slater's Wave Pool is the real winner as Lowers is replaced by Lemoore More Wave pool contests are coming. The WSL ran one in 1985 at the Allentown Pennsylvania wave pool which crowned the diminutive and determined Tom Carroll victor. Likewise, this century’s generation of surfing specific wave pools have seen a handful of events, rhe Red Bull Unleashed

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Artists rendition of Surf Lakes hub technology

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The next big thing in wave pools: Surf Lakes’ hub system

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With the surf world's diminished attention spans lingering just a few moments on the latest morsel of digital wave pool candy (until the next big thing comes along of course), we thought now is a good time to explore what is to be the next big thing in wave pools. While BSR Surf Resort, Kelly’s Wave, the Wavegarden Cove others

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finalists celebrate the Surf Ranch

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Surf Ranch ramps: Quik Young Guns hit Kelly’s Wave

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Air section added to Kelly's wave pool for innovative event. Quiksilver’s inovative Young Guns competition opted for an unsalted final this year as four competitors, Samuel Pupo, Marco Mignot, Jett Schilling and Justin Becret hit Kelly’s surf ranch. The Surf Ranch, perhaps somewhat eclipsed by the Waco pool’s stellar ramps, added an air section. And, yes, the dreamy perfection of

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nico von lerchenfeld wall ride at Surf Snowdonia

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New tricks in a wave pool: wall ride at Surf Snowdonia

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Watch as Wavegarden’s original Lagoon technology becomes a skatepark of sorts as professional wakeboarder Nico von Lerchenfeld grabs a cable and gets towed through the pond to land some new tricks in a wave pool. In this case, it's the world's first wall ride. The German virtuoso ollies a wave from out the back and slides off the main wall

Watch as Wavegarden’s original Lagoon technology becomes a skatepark of sorts as professional wakeboarder Nico von Lerchenfeld grabs a cable ...Continue ›


Matt Warshaw

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Matt Warshaw on how to surf Kelly’s wave pool

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Matt Warshaw is the author of the Encyclopedia Of Surfing (follow this link because we like Matt and he’s done a lot for the sport) and had the chance to surf Kelly’s wave pool during a “media day” put on by the WSL and the Surf Ranch. The only catch was that the “media day” required the media not to

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Jo Dennison at Surf Snowdonia

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Meet Surf Snowdonia resident pro Jo Dennison

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When Surf Snowdonia openend up the first public wave pool with Wavegarden technology, Welsh champion Jo Dennison took the position as resident pro. Technically “Water Operations Manager” (but doesn’t ‘resident pro’ sound cooler?) it means she overseas everything that goes down in the Surf Snowdonia pool from surf instructor break times and live-saving diligence to ejecting kids for peeing. She’s

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Surfrider Foundation International Surfing Day 2018

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International Surfing Day means hit the pool, watch your plastics

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On Saturday, June 16, 2018, the Surfrider Foundation and international affiliates will host events around the globe in celebration of the 14th International Surfing Day. The day is designed to raise awareness about the environmental threats facing the world's oceans. This year much of the ISD targets plastic in the ocean. “The Surfrider Foundation network of volunteers both around the

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Air drop by brett barley

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Wavepool TV: Whacking not wanking in Waco

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The crew from Superbrand lit up the newly minted pool in Waco this week and dropped a quick edit. Notably missing is Clay Marzo (still in OZ), but one has to wonder what a Clay session would look like deep in the heart of Texas. [video width="780" height="500" mp4="http://wavepoolmag.com/live/wp-content/uploads/Wacko-In-Waco.mp4"][/video]

The crew from Superbrand lit up the newly minted pool in Waco this week and dropped a quick edit. Notably ...Continue ›


Artist mock up for the NLand Surf Park design

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How to surf NLand’s wave pool with veteran journalist Scott Bass

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From tacos to takeoffs, Scott Bass explains how to surf the NLand wave pool and get the most out of America's first core wavepool,  in Austin Texas When I see a wave, I’m drawn to it. I mind surf it. I wonder about it. I want to ride it, and I imagine riding it. It doesn’t matter where I see

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Carissa Moore at the Founder's Cup of Surfing contest

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WSL wave pool contest shocks the world (for good and bad)

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The much-hyped Founder’s Cup, the largest wave pool contest to date, reeled off to a global audience this weekend at the WSL Surf Ranch amid much speculation, anticipation and scrutiny. The world wondered what the globe’s first major wave pool contest would be like. They found out. They formed opinions. They posted comments. But more on that later. First the

The much-hyped Founder’s Cup, the largest wave pool contest to date, reeled off to a global audience this weekend at ...Continue ›


Waco wave pool

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Waco wave pool debuts with fun, peaky ramps

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Remember when Kelly Slater dropped the first-ever clip of his wavepool a mere few hours after Adriano De Souza claimed the world title effectively cutting the spotlight on the Brazilian’s grand moment? Well, karma can pay heavy and the introduction of the Waco wave pool hit hard. In the middle of the inaugural Founder’s Cup of Surfing event held at

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Kelly Slater talks about in stadium surfing

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In stadium surfing: Kelly Slater talks to CNBC

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Kelly Slater sat down with CNBC’s Josh Lipton to talk about in stadium surfing. Kelly boasts about the Kelly Slater Surf Ranch tech over other pools popping up globally. "The real difference between us and other wave pools that have existed," said the 11-time world champ. “is that our goal was to go and create a wave that was like

Kelly Slater sat down with CNBC’s Josh Lipton to talk about in stadium surfing. Kelly boasts about the Kelly Slater ...Continue ›


Josema Odriozola on the Bristol wave pool projec

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Long-delayed Bristol wave pool project commits to The Cove

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Wavegarden Cove projects are the new Model T and Josema Odriozola, Wavegarden’s Founder and CEO, is the new Henry Ford - only instead of cars, he's building surf-able pools for the public. As Urbansurf plans on Cove models in West Australia, Melbourne and Sydney (with work commencing in Melbourne as we speak) the belated-but-much-loved Bristol wave pool project known simply

Wavegarden Cove projects are the new Model T and Josema Odriozola, Wavegarden’s Founder and CEO, is the new Henry Ford ...Continue ›


wave pool night surfing at the wavegarden facility

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Wave pool night surfing is a thing thanks to Wavegarden

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Thanks to the brilliant minds at Wavegarden, wave pool night surfing is now a thing. Wavegarden recently conducted a series of tests at their headquarters in Northern Spain. The tests are to check how its technology can improve different aspects of the surfing experience. The first of such tests focused on wave pool night surfing, using a state-of-the-art lighting system.

Thanks to the brilliant minds at Wavegarden, wave pool night surfing is now a thing. Wavegarden recently conducted a series ...Continue ›