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kelly's wave pool with paige hareb

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William Finnegan’s profound insight into Kelly’s Wave Pool

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Pulitzer Prize winner digs in deep to explain surfing’s latest existential funk in 8 quick minutes It’s rare that surfing enjoys the intellectual chops that come with a writer like William Finnegan. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author explored Kelly’s wave pool for The New Yorker in a lengthy written piece and in a podcast. Finnegan explores “The Perfect Wave” phenomenon, or

Pulitzer Prize winner digs in deep to explain surfing’s latest existential funk in 8 quick minutes It’s rare that surfing ...Continue ›


Occy's Left

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USA, Brazil, Europe and the Middle East kick off Surf Lakes race

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Surf Lakes founder Aaron Trevis recounts road to Yeppoon, announces plans for 2019, names key executive hires... The inspiration came when Aaron was skipping stones and pining for a surf. There was something about the ripples pushed out by the pieces of rock. After years in the test lab and tweaking designs in the mud, the affable engineer came up

Surf Lakes founder Aaron Trevis recounts road to Yeppoon, announces plans for 2019, names key executive hires... The inspiration came ...Continue ›


Dion Agius at wave pool in Dubai

 |  News, Tips n Trips

Top 5 chlorine wave pools for surfing

News, Tips n Trips

Wanting to go wave pool surfing but still waiting for an invitation to Kelly Slater’s pool? Don’t hold your breath. But know that waterparks and hotels have built some pretty sweet pools for decades now. Typically this first generation of wave pools were chlorinated monstrosities designed to undulate tourists between mai tais and $15 smoothies. In short, they were designed

Wanting to go wave pool surfing but still waiting for an invitation to Kelly Slater’s pool? Don’t hold your breath. ...Continue ›


matt biolos and daughter

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Lightning Rod Learning: Surfboards for wave pools by Matt Biolos

Interviews, News

Mayhem dishes design theory for the world's wave pools... Artisan tough guy and shaper-to-the-stars Matt Biolos is perhaps the most experienced maker of surfboards for wave pools. His team killed it at the Stab High event in Waco; he knows Wavegarden’s Lagoon tech (NLand and Snowdonia) intimitely, and he shaped the board under the feet of Surf Ranch Pro champion

Mayhem dishes design theory for the world's wave pools... Artisan tough guy and shaper-to-the-stars Matt Biolos is perhaps the most ...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

Didn’t make the investor or guest list for Surf Lakes or Wavegarden? Not on the CT or invited to Kelly’s ...Continue ›


owen wright at wavegarden cove

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Big man in the kiddie pool – Owen Wright at The Cove

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Why Wavegarden R&D Facility is a Wave Pool, uh, Kiddie Pool.  So all that amazing footage we see of pros blasting at the Wavegarden Cove test facility in Spain is done in a terribly tight space. We don't really consider this during our daydreaming YouTube minutes. But these surfers are pros, trained to fit in as many manoeuvres as possible

Why Wavegarden R&D Facility is a Wave Pool, uh, Kiddie Pool.  So all that amazing footage we see of pros ...Continue ›


City Wave Germany

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What the hell is surf park management?

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 Why the coming wave pool boom needs to consider the cost of a pizza slice... Artists mock-ups are the backbone to the coming wave pool boom. But they are big, dumb pretty things that make surfers daydream and investors (hopefully) get out their checkbooks. Mockups neglect the finer details, the important stuff that will see if wave pools stick around

 Why the coming wave pool boom needs to consider the cost of a pizza slice... Artists mock-ups are the backbone ...Continue ›


Surf Lakes wave

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Surf Lakes announces 10 ‘shovel ready’ wave pool projects

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Want to invest? For a cool $100K AU you can bro-out with Occy and session the Yeppoon test facility this February. Australian wave pool company Surf Lakes asserted their investment value this week in a press statement citing new projects and plans. The company emphasised that the agreements aren’t “pie in the sky” projects either. “Interest has risen dramatically and we

Want to invest? For a cool $100K AU you can bro-out with Occy and session the Yeppoon test facility this ...Continue ›


Mateus-Herdy surfing the wavegarden cove

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Where will the new Wavegarden Cove wave pools be?

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We've put together a comprehensive Wavegarden Cove guide along with everything we know about the Cove wave pool tech The first public Wavegarden Cove wave pools are currently under construction on opposite sides of the globe. Ground has broken in both Melbourne and Bristol and the company has plans for 16 additional locations. You're stoked if you live near Coachella,

We've put together a comprehensive Wavegarden Cove guide along with everything we know about the Cove wave pool tech The ...Continue ›


Adaptive Surfers

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Adaptive surfers anticipate coming wave pool scene

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Adaptsurf Brazil on how the coming wave pool boom will be a boon to adaptive surfers... The topic of accessible wave pool surfing is trending. As the ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championships prepare to launch in La Jolla California, and Huntington Beach hosts an Adaptive Challenge, the chatter on everyone’s social feeds is about wave pools. More specifically, how they

Adaptsurf Brazil on how the coming wave pool boom will be a boon to adaptive surfers... The topic of accessible ...Continue ›


softboards in a wave pool

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Fun without losing an eye: Softboards wave pool romp

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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 ›


upcoming wave pool projects in Europe and globally

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Status Report: Europe’s upcoming wave pool boom

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Detailed account for all upcoming wave pool projects in Europe Europe is teetering on the verge of becoming the wave pool center of the world. Why? The cradle of western culture has more pools planned than any other zone in the world. Perhaps it’s due to a culture that embraced surfing later than the US and Australia and is, therefore,

Detailed account for all upcoming wave pool projects in Europe Europe is teetering on the verge of becoming the wave ...Continue ›


 |  News, Tips n Trips

Wetsuit Lining – why what’s inside matters

News, Tips n Trips

Wetsuit lining is the new frontier in performance as companies create innovative ways to insulate surfers. Previously the inside of your suit was just a nylon polyester stretchy material that was there to soften the stickiness and abrasion of raw neoprene rubber. In the last few years wetsuit makers started using textured interior linings for improved insulation. Go to a

Wetsuit lining is the new frontier in performance as companies create innovative ways to insulate surfers. Previously the inside of ...Continue ›


Party at planned wave pool

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7 planned wave pool mockups that excited, lured or disappointed

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Wave pool images fuel our froth. Everyone gets excited about a planned wave pool. There’s just something about developer mockups that fire our imagination and stoke. But finding good ones is hard work. We’ve all emerged after a healthy dose of web browsing for the latest wave pool images and news (or maybe it's just us?) only to note that

Wave pool images fuel our froth. Everyone gets excited about a planned wave pool. There’s just something about developer mockups ...Continue ›


wave pool surf guide

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Wave Pool Surfing Guide – All the places you can session today

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These are surf-able wave pools ready to go. Today. The Wave Pool Mag Surf Planner is a growing Wave Pool Surfing Guide listing all ride-able and soon-to-be-ride-able wave pool surfing locations across the globe. This comprehensive guide will provide you with all the information you need, including pricing and hours, so you can plan a totally new kind of surf

These are surf-able wave pools ready to go. Today. The Wave Pool Mag Surf Planner is a growing Wave Pool ...Continue ›


Scott Bass profile image by Steve Lippman

 |  Interviews, News, Tips n Trips

Where is the best wave pool in the world? Expert tells all

Interviews, News, Tips n Trips

Wave Pool Connoisseur Scott Bass Compares Wave Pools We found the best wave pool in the world thanks to Scott Bass – founder and creator of The Boardroom International Surfboard Show and podcaster of the Boardroom and SPIT! shows – who is fast becoming a wave pool connoisseur. The uber-stylish San Diego County regular foot has had the pleasure of

Wave Pool Connoisseur Scott Bass Compares Wave Pools We found the best wave pool in the world thanks to Scott ...Continue ›


stephanie gilmore tubed at kelly's wave pool

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Wave pool barrel maven Steph Gilmore claims world title

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Remember Stephanie's 30-second tube at the Surf Ranch? Of course we do Stephanie Gilmore, who fired off one of the best clips ever from Kelly's wave pool, claimed her seventh world title today at Honolulu Bay on Maui. The Australian regular foot has now equaled the record for the most women’s world titles. Steph becomes one of only three surfers

Remember Stephanie's 30-second tube at the Surf Ranch? Of course we do Stephanie Gilmore, who fired off one of the ...Continue ›


london wave pool plan

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London added to growing list of wave pool cities

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The Wave Bristol confirms plans for new wave pool London project There could be two wave pools in London. Hot on the heels of Surf Lakes' listing of new locations that included London, The Wave Bristol announced plans to open a Wavegarden Cove facility in the English capital. "We have some exciting news to share with you,” the Wave Bristol

The Wave Bristol confirms plans for new wave pool London project There could be two wave pools in London. Hot ...Continue ›


Waco Night Surf

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Waco night surf belies tragic occurrences

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The world is full of sorrows. But we can choose to live in joy. Waco night surfs help Sometimes real life gets in the way of smooth surf edit. The creatives at What Youth put together an A-List team of punters for a Waco film. Having scripted and filmed B-Roll, the crew had stopped shift gears after more tragic U.S.

The world is full of sorrows. But we can choose to live in joy. Waco night surfs help Sometimes real ...Continue ›


wave pool night surefing

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Wavegarden refines wave pool night surfing experience

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Wave Pool Night Surfing means wading into the deep end with both shred sticks and glow sticks One promise of the coming wave pool boom is how it will open up surfing for, you know, vampires... or at least partying European pros. While a goth surfing subculture is still a ways off, there are those among us ready to jump

Wave Pool Night Surfing means wading into the deep end with both shred sticks and glow sticks One promise of ...Continue ›


World Map with Surf Lakes sites

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Six new Surf Lakes locations announced – is one near you?

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Since the debut of their Yeppoon facility Surf Lakes location, the company has been flooded with inquiries. More than 200 to be exact. Of those, six are putting their money where their mouth is and looking to break ground in 2019. You could be surfing a new Surf Lakes break in the next 100 weeks if you live in California,

Since the debut of their Yeppoon facility Surf Lakes location, the company has been flooded with inquiries. More than 200 ...Continue ›


planned surf snowdonia project

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Wave pool business model flexes muscles with Surf Snowdonia’s latest

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Surf Snowdonia hotel approval signals options in upcoming wave pool business models Local authorities approved plans for a new 100-plus room hotel at Surf Snowdonia Adventure Parc. After some resistance, the wave pool got the nod from the Conwy Council planning committee. Those opposed to the four-story hotel and activity center said the development would be too ‘urban’ in an

Surf Snowdonia hotel approval signals options in upcoming wave pool business models Local authorities approved plans for a new 100-plus ...Continue ›


empty wave at 5 waves wave pool

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5 new facts about the Surf Lakes wave pool

Interviews, News

Surf Lakes wave pool CEO Aaron Trevis dishes details on future projects 2018 has been a great year for wave pools. Wavegarden’s Cove technology went viral, BSR Surf Resort threw out fun wedges in the deep end, Kelly’s Wave saw a CT event and the latest from Surf Lakes has warmed the world to plunger technology. After millions of social

Surf Lakes wave pool CEO Aaron Trevis dishes details on future projects 2018 has been a great year for wave ...Continue ›


dutch indoor wave pool

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Europe’s first indoor wave pool for surfing to open in 2019

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SurfPoel indoor wave pool will offer 3-to-4-foot rights and lefts in The Hague, Netherlands Europe’s first indoor wave pool designed for surfing is on track to open early next year. The new wave pool in the Netherlands follows a “hull” wave generating design similar to Wavegarden’s Lagoon tech and the Kelly Slater Surf Ranch. The new facility will pump out 149

SurfPoel indoor wave pool will offer 3-to-4-foot rights and lefts in The Hague, Netherlands Europe’s first indoor wave pool designed for ...Continue ›


stab high wave pool contest

 |  News, Television

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

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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 ›


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