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New wave pool tech launches in the deserts of Arizona

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Swell MFG plunges into the deep end of wave pool manufacturing We don’t like to use the term “space race” whenever a new wave pool technology debuts. Why? Because the current wave pool rush involves more players than the Space Race's America vs. Russia format. It’s, well, complicated. Wavegarden, Surf Lakes, KS Wave Co, American Wave Machines, Webber Wave Pools,

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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 ›


Barton Lynch at Surf Lakes

 |  Interviews, News

Barton Lynch shares his Surf Lakes plans

Interviews, News

Grom comps, coaching and simply soaking up the view… Surf Lakes unveiled their wave pool technology at a test facility in Yeppoon, Queensland last October. Since then the company confirmed a Gold Coast commercial project, meaning we could all be splitting peaks in late 2020. Surf Lakes works thanks to a giant donut, or plunger mechanism. The device pushes out

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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

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BSR Cable Park

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Waco shows off new waves, water

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Waco wowed the world with its matte torquoise wedges and programmable air section throughout last year. BSR Surf Resort became the de facto Instagram air clip canvas and went as far as to host the Stab High air contest. Now the park is open with a new, elaborate and intensive water treatment system. The impetus for the water filtration system

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Melbourne Cove wave pool

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Can Filipe and a total newbie surf the same wave? ‘Yes’ says Urbnsurf

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CEO Andrew Ross walks us through just how, exactly, the new Melbourne wave pool will provide surf for several ability levels. Earlier this year Urbnsurf announced they plan to complete, test and open the doors to their Melbourne wave pool around Easter. And while there have been heaps of questions flung through the social media sphere regarding pricing and access,

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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

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John John Florence at the Kelly Slater Wave Company

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John John Florence does physical therapy at Kelly’s wave pool

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World sees the value of wave pools for rehabilitation as John John Florence and coach Ross Williams perfect post-injury technique. Last year John John severely injured his knee, cutting short his bid for a third world title. Almost a full year of webcasts without JJF was difficult for surf fans. His approach to waves is joyful, something often lacking in

World sees the value of wave pools for rehabilitation as John John Florence and coach Ross Williams perfect post-injury technique. ...Continue ›


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Be Kind Rewind: Our 10 favorite Wavegarden clips

Latest, Television

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 ›


Blair Conklin

 |  Interviews, News

Let’s invent a new kind of surfing with Blair Conklin

Interviews, News

Blair Conklin is at the center of the foamy-and-finless movement, shredding the gnar at the confluence of skim and surf. 10 years from now we will look back and see Blair's watercraft as either early prototypes of now-standard equipment, or as colorful relics in surfing's hardgoods recycle bin – discarded next to cans of spray-on traction and nose guards. But

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Nikki Van Dijk

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Four clips to celebrate International Women’s Day

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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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Felicity "Flick" Palmateer at Surf Lakes

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Surf Lakes to build and run Gold Coast 5 Waves facility

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Founder Aaron Trevis explains why you won't find meat pies at their new 5 Waves facility This week Surf Lakes announced they will take on both the construction and running of their upcoming 5 Waves facility at an undisclosed Gold Coast location. "Rather than licensing off to a third party, our plan is to build, own and operate a fully

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Vintage Big Surf Arizona

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Be Kind Rewind: America’s first surfing wave pool

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How marketing dollars from the Clairol Hair company launched America's first wave pool and culture, and why Big Surf is still a viable spo option today... Waikiki Beach at Big Surf in Arizona launched the wave pool revolution 50 years ago. Well, kind of. The world’s first look at wave pool surfing, while scoring high on the novelty scale, mistimed

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Mike Rodriguez

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The amoeba problem. What’s being done? A lot actually.

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From Australia to Europe to Texas, Wave Pools are working as hard at crafting perfect barrels, as they are at killing bacteria... Urbnsurf in Melbourne went to great lengths to ensure their wave pool water is near drinkable. BSR Surf Resort announced the work on their comprehensive water treatment is almost done. Like most things wave pool related this is

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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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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 ›


Surf Lakes wave pool

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Surf Lakes confirms Gold Coast location

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Public Surf Lakes "5 Waves" facility will be somewhere on the Goldy, but company won't say where Surf Lakes Holdings Ltd, announced today that their first commercial Surf Lakes 5 Waves facility will be on the Gold Coast. The company did not specify where, just that it would be "centrally located." Surf Lakes is headquartered in Robina, a master-planned development

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Chris Monroe Beefs TV

 |  Interviews, News, Television

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 ›


swiss wave pool

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Surfing in Regensdorf is about to be a thing

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Sebastian Bosson is building a surf spot for 50,000 Swiss surfers by summer 2020. Which wave pool tech will they use? The project is still shopping. While the surf industry has always been written by characters on the fringe, with the current wave pool boom we are now moving into a new, slick era of movers and shakers. It could

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Kai Lenny Wavegarden

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Foundations go in as Wavegarden tech arrives in Bristol

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The Wave in Bristol is starting to take shape as the outline of the wave pool itself is now visible. The next few steps are to pour the concrete, build out the surrounding facilities and install that beautiful wave-making machine. “Since Christmas, the construction team has been creating the large structural elements including the sides of the lake and the

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Nikki Van Dijk wavegarden

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How wave pool training will lead to Aussie domination

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Will Australian pros train in wave pools and go on to kick the butts of other surfing countries? While American surfers are pounding back beers on the lawn at BSR Surf Resort or out at Lemoore pocketing complimentary snacks from the Surf Ranch, Australia is working to use wave pools to train their athletes. And it's not just the Lucky

Will Australian pros train in wave pools and go on to kick the butts of other surfing countries? While American ...Continue ›


The Cove test facility in Spain

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One-stop wave pool shop launches

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Wavegarden partner with rocket scientists to build turnkey pools globally... Wavegarden announced today a partnership with Spanish engineering firm Sener. The partnership makes it easier for would-be wave pool owners to get a site up and running with fewer build issues. In the past, builders like URBNSURF or The Wave would have to buy the Wavegarden tech, and then find

Wavegarden partner with rocket scientists to build turnkey pools globally... Wavegarden announced today a partnership with Spanish engineering firm Sener. ...Continue ›


Andrew Ross

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Melbourne: Andrew Ross tells us why surfing will never be the same again

Interviews, News

From calculating urea content to Aussie pride, much more goes into wave pool planning than you would think... Andrew Ross is perfectly groomed for making wave pools. A practiced attorney who worked in London as an investment banker, he’s able to hopscotch legalities inherent in artificial wave generation while at the same time drumming up cash to launch something as

From calculating urea content to Aussie pride, much more goes into wave pool planning than you would think... Andrew Ross ...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 ›


An elephant near Sun City South Africa

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Chlorine and chaos in deepest Africa

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Steven Michelsen walks us through his wild trip from way back when with Mikey February and crew to South Africa’s only wave pool... South African Steven Michelsen is a skilled videographer with stacks of urls in his portfolio. He’s worked for Bong, Quik, Monster Energy, Red Bull and all the brands that tend to pay their invoices on time. His

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