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Bettylou Sakaru Johnson Wavegarden Cove

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Wavegarden demo center local Josh Kerr pushes kids into slabs

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Former pro surfer and DSRT Surf ambassador Josh Kerr is still regarded as one of the most innovative and versatile surfers of his era. His daughter Sierra (11yrs) and her Hawaiian friend Bettylou Sakaru Johnson (13yrs) are two very talented youngsters spearheading the next generation of progressive female surfers. During an intense session in the Wavegarden Cove, Josh, Sierra and Bettylou warm-up with a variety

Former pro surfer and DSRT Surf ambassador Josh Kerr is still regarded as one of the most innovative and versatile surfers of his ...Continue ›


Brian Filmore at BSR Surf Resort

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Employee of the Month: How to go from kook to expert in 18 months

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When someone says they have the best job in the world, you tend to take their word for it. Working at a wave pool each day? That’s a great job. But what we don’t hear about are long hours (15 hours some days) standing in the Texas heat and humidity while trying to organize a group of surfers amped to

When someone says they have the best job in the world, you tend to take their word for it. Working ...Continue ›


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French protest group says no to ‘Le Freak Peak’

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A proposed American Wave Machines-powered wave pool in the west of France is receiving pushback from a French activist group and some local residents. At issue is La Bergerie (field for sheep in French) Surf Camp, a six-hectacre project planned for an agricultural area 30 minutes west of France’s sixth largest city, Nantes. The PerfectSwell wave pool is projected to

A proposed American Wave Machines-powered wave pool in the west of France is receiving pushback from a French activist group ...Continue ›


Surf Lakes left

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Back in action: First images of Surf Lakes 2.0 show promise

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Surf Lakes announced that their 5 Waves R&D facility is back up and running as they continue with more structural testing. The full-scale facility is in operation after the group made repairs, upgrades and improvements following a mixed launch last October. The company said they have now successfully run sets that push out four consecutive waves. Max wave face heights

Surf Lakes announced that their 5 Waves R&D facility is back up and running as they continue with more structural ...Continue ›


wavepool mishap

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Wave pool unleashes bomb set on unsuspecting swimmers

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A wave pool in China malfunctioned, sending out a massive closeout. While the wave in the video isn't that impressive by Kelly Slater wave pool standards, it is gnarly when you consider the pool's clientele. The unsuspecting swimmers bobbing around in floatiess and rings were slammed into the sidewalls and barriers. Britain's Daily Star had a field day with the

A wave pool in China malfunctioned, sending out a massive closeout. While the wave in the video isn't that impressive ...Continue ›


wave pools from space

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Tour the world’s wave pools from space

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Surf exploration used to be full of mystery. The first generation of adventurers poured over nautical logs and maps then hit the coastal deserts and jungles of the world. It was analog adventuring at its finest. It was also random. Surfers hoping to discover a new Jeffreys Bay were just as likely to sit out a flat spell on a

Surf exploration used to be full of mystery. The first generation of adventurers poured over nautical logs and maps then ...Continue ›


Waco wave pool BSR Surf Resort

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How Kevin Schulz won $10K for an event that never ran

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Stab didn't get to run their Freak Peak comp due to a wild storm. But they still awarded lanky goofy foot Kevin Schulz $10k for an air he pulled during the warm up session. Designed by Perfect Swell (the people at American Wave Machines), The 'Freak Peak' is a relatively new addition to Waco's wave repertoire. What sets this wave apart

Stab didn't get to run their Freak Peak comp due to a wild storm. But they still awarded lanky goofy ...Continue ›


waco big air wave pool

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Pros on Progression: From ocean to wave pool and back again

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In a recent clip by American Wave Machines promoting their Perfect Swell technology, the California company interviewed Stab High competitors to find out how surfing in a wave pool aids in the progression of surfing. Not surprisingly, the crew including Kevin Schulz, Matt Meola, Mason Ho and Chippa Wilson confessed that the wave pool has helped their surfing immensely. And

In a recent clip by American Wave Machines promoting their Perfect Swell technology, the California company interviewed Stab High competitors ...Continue ›


stephaine gilmore surf ranch pro

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Computational fluid dynamics – how it’s helping you as a surfboard customer

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That foam and fiberglass sled beneath your feet, including the fins, just got a whole lot of help from the pocket-protector set. The scientists best known for studying airflow and resistance on rockets, Formula 1 cars and various aircraft, have now turned their attention to surfing. Well, at least one has. Enter Riccardo Rossi. The 42-year-old from Rimini Italy is

That foam and fiberglass sled beneath your feet, including the fins, just got a whole lot of help from the ...Continue ›


aritz aranburu

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Aritz Has Got the Hits: Flat spell fun with Mr. Aranburu

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Basque surfer Aritz Aranburu was fortunate enough to unleash some of his powerful trademark hacks in between countless barrels at Wavegarden's demo center in the Basque mountainside recently. Reporters from El País - one of Spain's most prominent newspapers - visited Wavegarden HQ's on a content gathering mission for a video they are making about Wavegarden. Their crew of photographers and cameramen were keen to see how the local hero

Basque surfer Aritz Aranburu was fortunate enough to unleash some of his powerful trademark hacks in between countless barrels at Wavegarden's demo center in the Basque ...Continue ›


wavegarden early days

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Be Kind Rewind: Teeny Tiny Wavegarden

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2020 will mark the tenth year since the first digital images of Wavegarden tech hit the internet. Let’s roll back the clock and watch Mick Fanning and Owen Wright shred knee-high primitive Wavegarden. It’s hard to believe it was so long ago that the world got its first look at the company’s Lagoon technology. Back then refinements like a larger

2020 will mark the tenth year since the first digital images of Wavegarden tech hit the internet. Let’s roll back ...Continue ›


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

In June Wavegarden Scotland announced that the country's first wave pool received planning permission from the powers that be in ...Continue ›


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Feature: Celebrating the mad technology of Greg Webber

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Fifteen years ago surfboard shaper Greg Webber set out on his path to create perfect waves. He dreamed, tinkered, chased prawn trawlers, uploaded tediously detailed YouTube clips then… boom! Webber’s wave pool ideas found traction through some of the most exciting artist renderings in the history of mock-ups. Soon he was transformed, in the American surf psyche at least, from

Fifteen years ago surfboard shaper Greg Webber set out on his path to create perfect waves. He dreamed, tinkered, chased ...Continue ›


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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

The second annual Stab High went off this weekend with the world's best aerialists punting and chucking at the BSR ...Continue ›


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

The Brookhaven Town Planning Board approved a special use permit for the Long Island Surf Park this week. Set for ...Continue ›


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 ›