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Rob Machado and daughter surf wave pool together

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

News, Television

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

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Jason szeleky at waco texas

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

News, Television

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

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Be Kind Rewind: The lost clip from Jack Freestone and Chippa’s desert quest

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Dion Agius stunned the digital surf sphere when he debuted his Electric Blue Heaven clip in 2012. For the first time, the world saw the potential in wave pools for doing big, tweaked airs. Not to be outdone, fellow Australians Chippa Wilson and Jack Freestone forayed to the very same wave pool in Dubai shortly after. In their edit, the

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Christiaan Bradley

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Wave Pool Board Theory with Christiaan Bradley

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Mild-mannered Quiksilver shaper Christiaan Bradley makes sleds for Leo Fiorivanti, Jesse Mendes and France's hot crop of future stars. Originally from Tasmania, he cut his teeth in the shaping bays of the Gold Coast before bouncing around the globe and landing in Hossegor, France as the central gear in the Euroglass factory machine. In this first installment of WavePoolMag's original

Mild-mannered Quiksilver shaper Christiaan Bradley makes sleds for Leo Fiorivanti, Jesse Mendes and France's hot crop of future stars. Originally ...Continue ›


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It’s Bobby, Bethany, Parker and Jett season in Waco

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Ever wanted to twiddle the dials at the BSR wave pool? Launch airs with Bethany? Throw heavy middle-aged hacks with Bobby Martinez? The slick production of the Coffin Brothers known as Young Wise Tales got to do all that. In their latest edit Parker Coffin travels to Waco Texas for a little behind-the-scenes and a whole bunch of flaring. “I’m

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BenGravy surfing at the kelly slater wave pool

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BSR, Kelly’s and Big Surf tour with YouTuber Ben Gravy

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We live in wonderful times. It’s a time when YouTubers can earn six figures dolling out makeup tips. It’s a time when a grown man in his parents’ basement makes bank for detailing his video game exploits. It’s a time when one of surfing’s favorite YouTubers Ben Gravy earns advertising coin to go surf wave pools. What does he do

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jackson dorian screengrab

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Clip Candy: Shane Dorian and son Jackson’s wave pool tour

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It seems an odd swap, the lava and deep blue of Hawaii for the cattle-lot and roadside expanse of inland America. But Shane Dorian and son Jackson have ditched Island salt for wave pool fresh recently. Lured from their home by the Mainland’s best, the Dorians recently scored both Kelly’s and Waco. In a series of YouTube posts last year

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comparing wave pool waves

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Check this clip of 5 wave pools side-by-side

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Exaimine the difference in shape and speed between BSR Surf Resort, Kelly's Wave, Snowdonia, Surf Lakes and Wavegarden's Cove set up. They are all very different waves. If we had to pick one common wave trait for pools it'd be that the pocket of the wave tends to be tight. But apart from that, length of ride, hollow sections, air

Exaimine the difference in shape and speed between BSR Surf Resort, Kelly's Wave, Snowdonia, Surf Lakes and Wavegarden's Cove set ...Continue ›


Bethany Hamilton wave pool

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Bethany Hamilton has a thing for wave pools

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Bethany Hamilton is one of America’s favorite tales of inspiration and drive. The red hot Kauai grom lost her arm in a shark attack at age 13. She then recalibrated her entire surfing approach to become one of the best female surfers in the world. Bethany’s fan base is huge and her personal brand has launched everything from movies to

Bethany Hamilton is one of America’s favorite tales of inspiration and drive. The red hot Kauai grom lost her arm ...Continue ›


yadin and king nicol

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Father-son-duo lighting up American wave pools

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Micro-From King charges Waco and Kelly’s with dad Yadin Nicol World Tour retiree Yadin Nicol left the outskirts of Western Australia for the USA post tour. The fast-twitch regular foot known for his bravado in slabby waves is now getting a few wave pools under his belt. Yadin visited Waco this month to test out the new water and new

Micro-From King charges Waco and Kelly’s with dad Yadin Nicol World Tour retiree Yadin Nicol left the outskirts of Western ...Continue ›


Sebastian Zietz at BSR Surf Resort

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Quick Hit: Digital BSR Surf Resort round up

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What’s up down in Texas? Heaps. Including a couple new waves, less Play Doh looking water and some of the biggest airs ever. Some fun moments from the BSR wave pool so far this year included sessions with Sebastian Zietz, Chippa Wilson, Olvier Kurtz, Sam Piter and Dean Vanderwalle. The park reopened in late March following a heavy duty water

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Sam Piter

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Television: Air game training in BSR’s new water

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Didier Piter coaches son and friends through Perfect Swell ramps Uber-grom Sam Piter dialed in the BSR wave pool’s air section this week under the tutelage of his dad, former European champion and international surf coach, Didier. The French grom sessioned with mates Noa Dupouy, Tiago Carrique and Max Michalewski in the newly filtrated water at BSR. The session was

Didier Piter coaches son and friends through Perfect Swell ramps Uber-grom Sam Piter dialed in the BSR wave pool’s air ...Continue ›


Sierra and Josh Kerr (Credit Wavegarden and Pacotwo)

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Television: Can’t wait for Melbourne

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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 ›


Kelly Slater at his wave pool

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

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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 ›


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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 ›


Nikki Van Dijk

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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

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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

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Chris Monroe Beefs TV

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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 ›


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 ›


splash house wave pool in Indiana

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America’s well-known and unknown wave pools

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Ben Gravy takes us on a vloggy adventure through the States to list his top 5 wave pools... The world’s favorite novelty surfer and blogger Ben Gravy gives us his list of America’s top 5 wave pools. Even with the glaring omission of NLand. we are tickled because we discover some new novelty gold, at a place in Indiana. Splash

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koby abberton wavegarden

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Cold, cold Cove: Wavegarden hosts two underground legends

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Friendly rivalry heats up freezing Winter session in the Basque Country... Winter wavepool surfing logged another clip this week when Eneko Acero and Bra Boy Koby Abberton took to Wavegarden’s Cove test pool. Basque first-generation pro Eneko, brother to Kepa Acero, traded kegs with Abberton in a friendly January surf off. The duo have compeeted against each other since they

Friendly rivalry heats up freezing Winter session in the Basque Country... Winter wavepool surfing logged another clip this week when ...Continue ›


Grom at NLand Wave Pool

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7 clips that show our collective stoke for the NLand wave pool

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Premature retrospective? We look at NLand, America’s OG Wave Pool, as it changes hands... After Surf Snowdonia opened their doors in Wales, America threw out a collective shout of “Us Too!” Doug Coors fulfilled our wish by purchasing160 acres of land in Austin Texas. When he flipped the switch, launching the Wavegarden hydrofoil and throwing out the first freshwater surf

Premature retrospective? We look at NLand, America’s OG Wave Pool, as it changes hands... After Surf Snowdonia opened their doors ...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 ›


home made wave pool

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7 Simple and Not-So-Simple Wave Pool Hacks

Television

Didn’t make the investor or guest list for Surf Lakes or Wavegarden? Not on the CT or invited to Kelly’s Wave? Don’t worry. We live in an era where makers are celebrated and everything from hand-crafted whiskeys to crocheted shoe inserts are available on Etsy. Wouldn’t it be great to see surfers apply some of that creativity and elbow grease

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softboards in a wave pool

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Fun without losing an eye: Softboards wave pool romp

News, Television, Tips n Trips

A little knowledge via some digital softboard wave pool candy Softboard surfboards speak all languages. From Dude, “they are, like, totally f’ckin fun bro,” to sales associate, “Softboards are so hhhhottt! right now!” to an inebriated Yank doing a fake Aussie accent, “These are the feckin sh*t mate!” – softboards might be the perfect wave pool accompaniment. Thanks to the

A little knowledge via some digital softboard wave pool candy Softboard surfboards speak all languages. From Dude, “they are, like, ...Continue ›