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Austin Keen at the Kelly Slater Surf Ranch

 |  Features, Latest, News, Television

Skimply Irresitible: Wave Pools on a pizza pan

Features, Latest, News, Television

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

 |  News, Television

America’s well-known and unknown wave pools

News, Television

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

Ben Gravy takes us on a vloggy adventure through the States to list his top 5 wave pools... The world’s ...Continue ›


koby abberton wavegarden

 |  News, Television

Cold, cold Cove: Wavegarden hosts two underground legends

News, Television

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

 |  News, Television

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

News, Television

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

 |  Latest, Television

TV: Under-the-radar pros hit the Waco pool

Latest, Television

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

 |  Television

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

 |  News, Television

Fun without losing an eye: Softboards wave pool romp

News, Television

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 ›


stab high wave pool contest

 |  News, Television

World’s best aerialists? Stab wave pool contest warm up clip

News, Television

Was Stab wave pool contest more fun than Kelly’s wave event? This just-launched warm up clip from Stab’s wave pool contest highlights the world’s best non-WSL aerialists hucking it in the BSR Surf Resort. The Waco Texas facility doesn’t feature the Kelly Slater wave pool technology, instead, the crew opted for American Wave Machines’ PerfectWave tech. The symphony of compressed

Was Stab wave pool contest more fun than Kelly’s wave event? This just-launched warm up clip from Stab’s wave pool ...Continue ›


Waco wave pool with Carissa Moore boosting

 |  Latest, News, Television

Waco wave pool air training with Carissa Moore

Latest, News, Television

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 ›


nico von lerchenfeld wall ride at Surf Snowdonia

 |  News, Television

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

News, Television

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 ›


Kelly Slater wave pool photo

 |  Television

Slater Wave Pool clip one of the best POV edits ever

Television

Before Wavegarden alerted the world to its Cove technology and long before Surf Lakes' Australian centralized hub technology swelled our freshwater surf lust, the world was focused for months on the Kelly Slater wave pool (as it was known then) in Lemoore California. For weeks (maybe even a month, which is like, 109 in YouTube years) the surfing world was

Before Wavegarden alerted the world to its Cove technology and long before Surf Lakes' Australian centralized hub technology swelled our ...Continue ›


Tom Curren at the Kelly Slater Wave Pool

 |  Latest, Television

Tom Curren Wave Pool clip matches duo perfections

Latest, Television

This Tom Curren wave pool edit makes us smile. Why? For many of us in a certain generation, Tom Curren is THE essence of pure surfing, and we wonder what would his ethereal style look like matched to the perfection of Kelly Slater's Wave Pool? Quick history on Tom Curren pre-wave pool... Born in 1964, the son of big-wave surfer

This Tom Curren wave pool edit makes us smile. Why? For many of us in a certain generation, Tom Curren ...Continue ›



night surfing fullmoon

 |  Television

Wave pool pluses include surfing at night

Television

As we see more wave pool night surfing one wonders if surfing in the dark disguises a wave pool’s shortcomings? The Oakley team circa 2013 got all disco and did a “night surf” (jazz hands for emphasis) edit complete with glowing lights long before the current new wave of pools had even dug their first trenches. Marquee team riders Adam

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Sally Fitzgibbons in the desert

 |  Television

Chlorine flashback with Sally Fitzgibbons in 2012

Television

So yeah, it does flow like a Red Bull advert but Sally throws a few air-reverses and fin-slides in this 2012 edit from long before the world had wave pool fever. Does Wadi Wadi hold a candle to Kelly’s? No, but it still looks plenty fun and Sally shows off her world-title contender flare.

So yeah, it does flow like a Red Bull advert but Sally throws a few air-reverses and fin-slides in this ...Continue ›


Air drop by brett barley

 |  News, Television

Wavepool TV: Whacking not wanking in Waco

News, Television

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 ›


Wave at BSR Cable Park in Waco Texas

 |  Television, Tips n Trips

A First Timer’s Guide to New BSR WAVE POOL by Brett Barley

Television, Tips n Trips

East Coast goofyfoot and Pipeline Cinderella story Brett Barley takes us on a tour airport-to-pool through the new wavepool at the BSR Surf Ranch in Waco Texas. Get deep with Brett and go beyond the hyper-accelerated Insta clips lighting up the world.  Are your cutties so fierce you'll spray the pool's concrete wall? Is your airgame on point? How

East Coast goofyfoot and Pipeline Cinderella story Brett Barley takes us on a tour airport-to-pool through the new wavepool at ...Continue ›


Kelly Slater talks about in stadium surfing

 |  Interviews, News, Television

In stadium surfing: Kelly Slater talks to CNBC

Interviews, News, Television

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 ›


Bethany Hamilton going backside at the Kelly Slater Surf Ranch

 |  Television

Bethany Hamilton surfs Kelly’s wave pool for the first time

Television

Who is more famous, Kelly Slater or Bethany Hamilton? One has several world titles and the other has a thriving movie franchise. It can set your mind spinning. In any case, Bethany took her mad skills to Kelly's pool this year and once again made the world take notice. 

Who is more famous, Kelly Slater or Bethany Hamilton? One has several world titles and the other has a thriving ...Continue ›