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Artists rendition of Surf Lakes hub technology

 |  Interviews, News

The next big thing in wave pools: Surf Lakes’ hub system

Interviews, News

With the surf world's diminished attention spans lingering just a few moments on the latest morsel of digital wave pool candy (until the next big thing comes along of course), we thought now is a good time to explore what is to be the next big thing in wave pools. While BSR Surf Resort, Kelly’s Wave, the Wavegarden Cove others

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finalists celebrate the Surf Ranch

 |  News

Surf Ranch ramps: Quik Young Guns hit Kelly’s Wave

News

Air section added to Kelly's wave pool for innovative event. Quiksilver’s inovative Young Guns competition opted for an unsalted final this year as four competitors, Samuel Pupo, Marco Mignot, Jett Schilling and Justin Becret hit Kelly’s surf ranch. The Surf Ranch, perhaps somewhat eclipsed by the Waco pool’s stellar ramps, added an air section. And, yes, the dreamy perfection of

Air section added to Kelly's wave pool for innovative event. Quiksilver’s inovative Young Guns competition opted for an unsalted final ...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 ›


Matt Warshaw

 |  Interviews, News, Tips n Trips

Matt Warshaw on how to surf Kelly’s wave pool

Interviews, News, Tips n Trips

Matt Warshaw is the author of the Encyclopedia Of Surfing (follow this link because we like Matt and he’s done a lot for the sport) and had the chance to surf Kelly’s wave pool during a “media day” put on by the WSL and the Surf Ranch. The only catch was that the “media day” required the media not to

Matt Warshaw is the author of the Encyclopedia Of Surfing (follow this link because we like Matt and he’s done ...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

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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

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Jo Dennison at Surf Snowdonia

 |  Interviews, News

Meet Surf Snowdonia resident pro Jo Dennison

Interviews, News

When Surf Snowdonia openend up the first public wave pool with Wavegarden technology, Welsh champion Jo Dennison took the position as resident pro. Technically “Water Operations Manager” (but doesn’t ‘resident pro’ sound cooler?) it means she overseas everything that goes down in the Surf Snowdonia pool from surf instructor break times and live-saving diligence to ejecting kids for peeing. She’s

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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.

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water beading off of board shorts material

 |  News, Tips n Trips

What makes a good board short? Important facts

News, Tips n Trips

8 things that make a great pair of board shorts, and why you shouldn't wear underwear under your boardies Compare the heavy, thick-seamed, slow-dry high-cut board shorts of the ‘70s and ‘80s with today’s high-tech offerings and you can see just how far boardies have evolved. Companies like Hurley, Billabong and O’Neill make great board shorts. Their top-shelf offerings mirror

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Surfrider Foundation International Surfing Day 2018

 |  News

International Surfing Day means hit the pool, watch your plastics

News

On Saturday, June 16, 2018, the Surfrider Foundation and international affiliates will host events around the globe in celebration of the 14th International Surfing Day. The day is designed to raise awareness about the environmental threats facing the world's oceans. This year much of the ISD targets plastic in the ocean. “The Surfrider Foundation network of volunteers both around the

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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 ›


Artist mock up for the NLand Surf Park design

 |  News, Tips n Trips

How to surf NLand’s wave pool with veteran journalist Scott Bass

News, Tips n Trips

From tacos to takeoffs, Scott Bass explains how to surf the NLand wave pool and get the most out of America's first core wavepool,  in Austin Texas When I see a wave, I’m drawn to it. I mind surf it. I wonder about it. I want to ride it, and I imagine riding it. It doesn’t matter where I see

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Carissa Moore at the Founder's Cup of Surfing contest

 |  News

WSL wave pool contest shocks the world (for good and bad)

News

The much-hyped Founder’s Cup, the largest wave pool contest to date, reeled off to a global audience this weekend at the WSL Surf Ranch amid much speculation, anticipation and scrutiny. The world wondered what the globe’s first major wave pool contest would be like. They found out. They formed opinions. They posted comments. But more on that later. First the

The much-hyped Founder’s Cup, the largest wave pool contest to date, reeled off to a global audience this weekend at ...Continue ›


Waco wave pool

 |  News

Waco wave pool debuts with fun, peaky ramps

News

Remember when Kelly Slater dropped the first-ever clip of his wavepool a mere few hours after Adriano De Souza claimed the world title effectively cutting the spotlight on the Brazilian’s grand moment? Well, karma can pay heavy and the introduction of the Waco wave pool hit hard. In the middle of the inaugural Founder’s Cup of Surfing event held at

Remember when Kelly Slater dropped the first-ever clip of his wavepool a mere few hours after Adriano De Souza claimed ...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 ›


Josema Odriozola on the Bristol wave pool projec

 |  News

Long-delayed Bristol wave pool project commits to The Cove

News

Wavegarden Cove projects are the new Model T and Josema Odriozola, Wavegarden’s Founder and CEO, is the new Henry Ford - only instead of cars, he's building surf-able pools for the public. As Urbansurf plans on Cove models in West Australia, Melbourne and Sydney (with work commencing in Melbourne as we speak) the belated-but-much-loved Bristol wave pool project known simply

Wavegarden Cove projects are the new Model T and Josema Odriozola, Wavegarden’s Founder and CEO, is the new Henry Ford ...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 ›


wave pool night surfing at the wavegarden facility

 |  News

Wave pool night surfing is a thing thanks to Wavegarden

News

Thanks to the brilliant minds at Wavegarden, wave pool night surfing is now a thing. Wavegarden recently conducted a series of tests at their headquarters in Northern Spain. The tests are to check how its technology can improve different aspects of the surfing experience. The first of such tests focused on wave pool night surfing, using a state-of-the-art lighting system.

Thanks to the brilliant minds at Wavegarden, wave pool night surfing is now a thing. Wavegarden recently conducted a series ...Continue ›


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