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Kelly Slater Surf Ranch

Lemoore, CA 93245, USA

  • The Lowdown: The world's best surfer on the world's best human-made wave captivated anyone who has ever surfed. Now owned by the WSL the perfection of the Surf Ranch is reserved for training, video clips, WSL contests and a few friends of the King. Private parties can rent out the ranch for the day
  • WavePool Construction Progress: Completed
  • Accessibility: Private, Professionals Only, Adults-only, Advanced Surfers, Donations for Surf Sessions, WSL Events, or paid 'spectator' admission to WSL events. High-season daily rental is around $55,000 while low-season costs are $33,000
  • Type of wave(s): Lefts and Rights, hollow with no interrupting sections
  • Wave Generating Technology: Kelly Slater Systems
  • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of Wave: over 100 yards/meters, Hollow performance-oriented
  • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Private By appointment only
  • Pool Structure: Manmade lake, formerly a waterskiing park
  • Waves per hour: 12-25 waves per hour
  • Apparel: Fullsuit, Bikini, Boardshorts
More info on Kelly’s wave

NLand

Austin, TX, USA

  • The Lowdown: The first wave pool for surfing launched in the USA, Doug Coors' project uses Wavegarden Lagoon technology to generate waves in a large manmade lake. The lodge is family friendly and a popular place to watch the action
  • WavePool Construction Progress: Completed
  • Accessibility: Open to the public, All-ages, Beginning surfer, Intermediate surfer, Advanced surfer, Coaching available, Reservations Required, Lessons available, Surf Camps, Time limit for “free surfing”
  • Type of wave(s): Combination
  • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Lagoon
  • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-4 ft, Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of Wave: 30-60 yards/meters, Length of Wave: over 60 yards/meters, Semi-hollow and performance-oriented
  • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Wednesday – Thursday Overlook: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Lagoon: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday – Sunday Overlook: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Lagoon: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Blue Prairie: 11a.m. – 8p.m. Open through January 2, 2018 with the following closures for routine training and maintenance, or holidays. Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 24 (Christmas Eve), December 25 (Christmas Day) Closed Mondays and Tuesdays in November and December except during major holiday weeks. Monday – Thursday Overlook: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Lagoon: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Juice Bar: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday – Sunday Overlook: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Lagoon: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Juice Bar (Friday): 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Juice Bar (Sat. & Sun.): 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Pool Structure: Manmade Lake
  • Waves per hour: 11-100 waves per hour
  • Atmosphere: Quiet and relaxed, Family environment
  • Apparel: Wetsuit 3/2, Full suit, Spring Suit, Bikini, Boardshorts
  • Price Breakdown: Surf Passes range from $50 to $90 for a session just under an hour in the lagoon. Coaching sessions and clinics range from $85 to $190 with 30 minutes of dry land training and a session just under an hour in the lagoon. Surf Passes and training sessions include a softboard. High performance demo boards may also be rented for $25. For non-surfers, Shore Passes are just $5.
The USA’s first next gen wave pool at NLand

Siam Wave Park

Canary Islands, Spain

  • The Lowdown: On an island full of surf they've built a solid Murphy's Waves powered pool that hosts surf sessions before and after swimming hours
  • WavePool Construction Progress: Completed
  • Accessibility: Open to the public, All-ages, Beginning surfer, Intermediate surfer, Advanced surfer, Reservations Required
  • Type of wave(s): Beginning, Intermediate
  • Wave Generating Technology: Murphy's Waves
  • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-4 ft, Both Left and Right Breaks
  • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Summer (May 1st till October 31th): 10:00 to 18:00 Winter (November 1st till April 30th): 10:00 to 17:00
  • Price Breakdown: Surf sessions are only after regular business hours, must call or email: rp@siampark.net or call 902 06 00 00. Price listings range from $52.00-$880.00 - Kids under 6 free, special pricing kids 6-11
  • Pool Structure: Concrete Pool - Resort
  • Waves per hour: 11-100 waves per hour
  • Atmosphere: Family environment
  • Apparel: Bikini, Boardshorts
Here is the complete list of information about the Wave Palace at Siam Water Park

Valley of the Waves

R556, Sun City, 0316, South Africa

  • The Lowdown: The famous Sun City resort in South Africa also hosts a chlorinated wave pool in the center of their waterpark. Built for resort goers, they do offer the odd surf session upon request and reservation
  • WavePool Construction Progress: Completed
  • Accessibility: Open to the public, All-ages, Beginning surfer, Intermediate surfer, Advanced surfer
  • Type of wave(s): Combination
  • Wave Generating Technology: Murphy's Waves
  • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-4 ft, Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of Wave: under 30 yards/meters
  • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Summer: 09h00 - 18h00 Summer (September to April) Gates open at 09h00 and close at 17h00. Water features shut down at 17h30. Winter: 10h00 - 17h00 Winter (May to August) Gates open at 10h00 and close at 16h00. Water features shut down at 16h30. The Valley of Waves closes for a month between May and July for annual maintenance. The Valley of Waves may be closed or close early due to private functions on an ad-hoc basis.
  • Price Breakdown: Sun City Resort residents: Free
    OFF-PEAK RATES PEAK RATES Adults R120 R160
    Children (Ages 4–12 yrs) R70 R85
    Senior Citizens R60 R65
  • Pool Structure: Industrial Park
  • Waves per hour: hydraulic mechanisms that generate waves of nearly 2 metres high every 90 seconds
  • Atmosphere: Family environment
  • Apparel: Spring suit, Bikini, Boardshorts
Check here for more details on surfing at Sun CIty

Surf Snowdonia

Vale of Conway, Trefriw LL27 0JS, UK

  • The Lowdown: The world's first commercial surfing wave pool has a sporty adventure vibe with surfing cabins, training facility and resident pro
  • WavePool Construction Progress: Completed
  • Accessibility: Open to the public, Adaptive Surfing (formerly Handicap Accessible), All-ages, Beginning surfer, Intermediate surfer, Advanced surfer, Coaching available, Lessons available, Surf Camps
  • Type of wave(s): Long, slowish left and right
  • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Lagoon
  • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-4 ft, Wave height: 4-6 ft, Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of Wave: over 100 yards/meters, Mushy (slow-breaking), Hollow performance-oriented, Adjustable
  • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours and Prices Season is from March to December. Prices are listed for Peak and Off-Peak prices. Peak prices apply from Friday morning until Sunday 4pm, bank holidays and school holidays. Off-Peak prices apply at all other times (including Sunday from 4pm excl bank holidays). Beginner £35-£40, Intermediate £35-£45, Advanced £45-£50. Equipment rentals available from wetsuits to Firewire Surfboards.
  • More on Prices Here: Visit Website
  • Pool Structure: Manmade Lake
  • Waves per hour: unknown
  • Atmosphere: Quiet and relaxed. Family environment.
  • Apparel: Wetsuit 4/3, Wetsuit 3/2, Full suit, Spring suit, Gloves, Boots, Hoods
Find out more about the original wave pool at Surf Snowdonia

Typhoon Lagoon

Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL 32830, USA

  • The Lowdown: The pool generates roughly one 3-5-foot-wave every 90 seconds, a burgery right and left off the deep end that rushes into a closeout on the inside bar. Typhoon Lagoon offers Surf School lessons and the water park can be rented out for private surfing before and after swimming hours
  • WavePool Construction Progress: Completed
  • Wave Generating Technology: Murphy's Waves
  • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 3-4 ft, Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of Wave: roughly 30 yards/meters
  • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Year round including some holidays
  • Price Breakdown: $165 for lessons. No price listed for free surf. Park admission is $65 for 1-day pass. There are surf lessons before the park opens and after it closes. Space is extremely limited but you can make surfing reservations online at the link below. Each 3-hour session comes with 100 waves - broken into sets of 25. The renter gets to choose the wave settings..
  • Atmosphere: Family environment
  • Apparel: Spring suit, Bikini, Boardshorts
Detailed surf session information here at Typhoon Lagoon

URBNSURF

Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

  • The Lowdown: The first of three ambitious wave pools to be built by URBNSURF. Will be built 20 minutes outside of downtown Melbourne and adjacent to the Melbourne Airport. Expected to be completed in 2019
  • WavePool Construction Progress: Nearly completed
  • Accessibility: Open to the public, All-ages
  • Type of wave(s): Combination
  • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove
  • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: under 30 yards/meters
  • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours:
  • Price Breakdown: Stay tuned
  • Pool Structure: Concrete Pool - Resort
  • Waves per hour: 11-1000 waves per hour
  • Check here for more on the Melbourne pool at URBNSURF

Wadi Adventure

Dubai - United Arab Emirates

  • The Lowdown: The wave made famous in Dion Agius’ “Electric Blue Heaven” clip is accessible and surf-able now. It’s a steep right or left off a wall that weakens a bit as it spreads out to centre pool.
  • WavePool Construction Progress: Completed
  • Accessibility: Reservation Process
  • Type of wave(s): Unknown
  • Wave Generating Technology: Air Compression
  • Wave's Technical Information: Unknown
  • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: By reservation
  • Price Breakdown: Prices: $18 park entry then $48 for each one-hour surf session.
 Six surfers maximum per session. Each surfer gets about six waves in the 60 minute session that is split with half rights and half lefts.

  • Private Parties V.I.P. session - the wave pool is open only for you and your friends $460
. Private session - private rental of the pool including personalised wave settings $400. Semi Private session - private access to the advanced wave but not the near shore beginner waves $275. 

  • Pool Structure: Concrete Pool - Resort
  • Waves per hour: Unknown
  • Atmosphere: Family waterpark, but also raving nightclub for private parties
  • Apparel: Spring suit, Bikini, Boardshorts
Check the Wadi Adventures Website Here

Wavegarden R&D

Basque Country, Spain

  • WavePool Construction Progress: Demo Center and Birthplace of all Wavegarden designs
  • Accessibility: Private
  • Type of wave(s): Combination Wavegarden Cove and Lagoon and whatever else they can dream up
  • Wave's Technical Information: Lagoon Technology - Wave height: 2-3 ft, Left and Right break, Length of Wave: 30-60 yards/meters. Cove Technology - Wave height: 4-6 ft, Waves per hour: 500-1000, Both Left and Right Peak, Length of Wave: 30-60 yards/meters, Boardshorts, Wetsuit
  • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: N/A
  • Admission and Price Breakdown: Purchase a Wavegarden pool project and you can probably surf the pool
  • Pool Structure: Manmade Lake (Lagoon) and Concrete Pool (Cove)
  • Waves per hour: Variable - Lagoon about 90 and Cove about 1000
  • Atmosphere: Scientists in white labcoats with clipboards and partying CT surfers
  • Apparel: Boardies in summer and 3/2 wetsuit in winter
Home of the Cove and the Lagoon, Wavegarden

Surf Lakes

Yeppoon QLD 4703, Australia

  • The Lowdown: Demo center for new Surf Lakes technology that uses a round hub to push out waves from the center of a lake. The waves fanning out break on a series of reefs and points. One of the largest and most ambitious wave pool projects to date
  • WavePool Construction Progress: Demo Center
  • Accessibility: Private for now but soon to be public. Surf Lakes expect to open their first commercial facility in 2019
  • Type of wave(s): Central hub wave making tower
  • Wave Generating Technology: Surf Lakes
  • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Lefts and rights along a series of reefs, points, ledges at possibly 2400 waves per hour. Inventors of the '5 Waves' concept, which produces 5 different breaks at one location
  • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: N/A
  • Price Breakdown: You can buy one for $20million or buy stock for $100K
  • Pool Structure: Manmade Lake with chlorinated water
  • Waves per hour: 2400
  • Atmosphere: With Barton Lynch and Occy as ambassadors the finished project is more sport-focused than party-focused.
  • Apparel: Boardshorts or short wetsuits - it's warm on the Capricorn Coast
Click here for more info at Surf Lakes

BSR Cable Park

Waco, TX, USA

  • The Lowdown: The USA’s second public pool and the first commercial American Wave Machines Perfect Swell facility. The pool is very popular and resembles a more natural surf break than many other pools
  • WavePool Construction Progress: Completed
  • Accessibility: Open to the public, All-ages, Beginning surfer, Intermediate surfer, Advanced surfer, Reservations, waivers and showing up an hour before your session are required.
  • Wave Generating Technology: American Wave Machines Perfect Swell
  • Wave's Technical Information: Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of Wave: 30-60 yards/meters, Semi-hollow to hollow and performance-oriented. 120 -160 waves per hour come in three-wave sets at between 1:10-1:30 apart. Waves are waist to head-high
  • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: 11am to 7pm
  • Price Breakdown: Beginner Session $60 for one hour. Includes surfboard. Intermediate and longboard session $75. Expert Session $90 per hour. They also offer all day beach passes to hang out and watch the action at $20
  • Pool Structure: Concrete pool facility with sand added
  • Waves per hour: 120-160
  • Atmosphere: Barbecue and cable park vibes.
  • Apparel: Mostly boardshorts and bikinis. 3/2 fulls and spring suits for fall/winter
  • Other questions, call or text (254) 447-1194
  • BSR Cable Park website here

    URBNSURF

    Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127, Australia

    • The Lowdown: 14 kilometres west of Sydney’s downtown and one kilometre from the central train station, the park will use Wavegarden Cove technology. Of interest, it will be built with a north-south lagoon orientation to suit prevailing wind conditions. LED lagoon lighting means night and day surf options.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Expected to open in 2019
    • Accessibility: Open to the public, All-ages
    • Type of wave(s): Combination
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: under 30 yards/meters
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours:
    • Price Breakdown: Stay tuned
    • Pool Structure: Concrete Pool - Resort
    • Waves per hour: 11-1000 waves per hour
    • Atmosphere:
    • Apparel:
    Check here for more on the Sydney pool by URBNSURF

    URBNSURF

    632 Canning Hwy, Attadale WA 6156, Australia

    • The Lowdown: UPDATE: Urbnsurf looking for new location, but plans to go ahead with Perth wave pool...
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Expected to open in 2020
    • Accessibility: Open to the public, All-ages
    • Type of wave(s): Combination
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: under 30 yards/meters
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours:
    • Price Breakdown: Stay tuned
    • Pool Structure: Concrete Pool - Resort
    • Waves per hour: 11-1000 waves per hour
    • Atmosphere:
    • Apparel:
    Check here for more on the Perth pool from URBNSURF

    Sunway Lagoon

    Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

  • WavePool Construction Progress: Open
  • Accessibility: Reservation Process rp@siampark.net or call 902 06 00 00
  • Type of wave(s): Murphy's Waves
  • Wave Generating Technology: Murphy’s Waves
  • Wave's Technical Information: Fast right and left off a steep wall that backs off before a dumping closeout on the shallows
  • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Wave pool is open to surfing from 6pm-7pm weekends and holidays and by reservation only.
  • Price Breakdown: For surfing after regular business hours, must call or email: rp@siampark.net or call 902 06 00 00. Prices estimated between $52.00-$880.00 – Kids under 6 free, special pricing kids 6-11, but not sure if that applies to surfing. Email for more details: ask_lagoon@sunway.com.my
  • Pool Structure: Concrete Pool - Resort
  • Waves per hour: 11-100
  • Apparel: Boardies and bikinis
  • Extensive information about Sunway Lagoon right here

    Tunnel Visions Wave Park

    Logan City, QLD, Australia

    • The Lowdown: The world's first commercial surfing wave pool planned with Webber Wave Pool technology. Greg Webber has been at the forefront of wave pool news for a decade and now it looks like we'll finally see his technology come to life
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Will know when it opens
    • Type of wave(s): Left and right over yet to be disclosed pool design
    • Wave Generating Technology: Webber Wave Pools
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of ride: 20 seconds, Hollow performance-oriented (judging by the artist's images
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours and PricesTBD
    • Waves per hour:500
    • Find out more about the planned wave pool at Tunnel Visions

    Surf Poel

    Saturnusstraat 26, 2516 AH Den Haag, Netherlands

    • The Lowdown: Europe’s (and the world’s) first commercial indoor surfing wave pool planned for The Hague
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Expect to open early 2019s
    • Accessibility: Centrally located in hip, urban redevelopment area
    • Type of wave(s): 3-4-foot lefts and rights along an indoor heated pool
    • Wave Generating Technology: 24/7 Wavess
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 3-4 ft, Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of ride: 9 seconds,s
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours and PricesTBD
    • Waves per hour:149
    • Find out more about the planned SurfPoel

    Wavegarden Cove

    Tel Aviv, Israel

    • The Lowdown: This location is another in a long line of projects in the planning stages. We will keep you updated on this planned Wavegarden Cove project as information comes through.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Wavegarden’s Cove technology

    Wavegarden Cove

    Marrakech, Morocco

    • The Lowdown: This location is another in a long line of projects in the planning stages. We will keep you updated on this planned Wavegarden Cove project as information comes through.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Wavegarden’s Cove technology

    Wavegarden Cove

    Santiago, Chile

    • The Lowdown: This location is another in a long line of projects in the planning stages. We will keep you updated on this planned Wavegarden Cove project as information comes through.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Wavegarden’s Cove technology

    Wavegarden Cove

    Miami, FL, USA

    • The Lowdown: This location is another in a long line of projects in the planning stages. We will keep you updated on this planned Wavegarden Cove project as information comes through.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Wavegarden’s Cove technology

    Wavegarden Cove

    New York, NY, USA

    • The Lowdown: This location is another in a long line of projects in the planning stages. We will keep you updated on this planned Wavegarden Cove project as information comes through.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Wavegarden’s Cove technology

    Wavegarden Scotland

    Edinburgh, UK

    • The Lowdown: This location is another in a long line of projects in the planning stages. Tartan Leisure Limited owns the Wavegarden Cove rights in Scotland. They plan to develop, construct and manage the project in Edinburgh. Set to open near Ratho, in summer 2020, the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena will share the space.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Wavegarden’s Cove technology

    Wavegarden Cove

    Costa del Sol, Spain

    • The Lowdown: This location is another in a long line of projects in the planning stages. We will keep you updated on this planned Wavegarden Cove project as information comes through.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Wavegarden’s Cove technology

    Wavegarden Cove

    Madrid, Spain

    • The Lowdown: This location is another in a long line of projects in the planning stages. We will keep you updated on this planned Wavegarden Cove project as information comes through.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Wavegarden’s Cove technology

    Wavegarden Cove

    Barcelona, Spain

    • The Lowdown: This location is another in a long line of projects in the planning stages. We will keep you updated on this planned Wavegarden Cove project as information comes through.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Wavegarden’s Cove technology

    The Wave London

    London, UK

    • The Lowdown: This location is another in a long line of projects in the planning stages. We will keep you updated on this planned Wavegarden Cove project as information comes through.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Wavegarden’s Cove technology

    DSRTSURF

    Coachella, CA, USA

    • The Lowdown: Josh Kerr and a crew of heavy hitters including Shane Beschen and the Hobgoods will open DSRTSURF at the Desert Willow Golf Resort.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Breaking ground at the end of 2019 and opening in 2021
    • Facilities: Premium villas and hotel rooms surround a wave pool parked alongside golf courses, a gym, spa, pickleball and volleyball courts. The facility host a surf academy for lessons, camps and retreats.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on DSRTSURF

    The Wave Bristol

    Bristol, UK

    • The Lowdown: The Wave Bristol has broken ground and opens it's Wavegarden Cove facility November 2019.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Complete
    • Accessibility: Open November 4
    • Type of wave(s): The Wavegarden Cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Surf Technical Information: Advanced waves run between 4-to-6 feet while intermediate waves stay in the 2-foot-range. Rides run between 12-15 seconds on each section of the wave pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: The pool will be open in Winter from 7am-8pm and surfing hours will be from 8am to 3pm. Equinox months will see 8am to 4pm pool hours for surfing. Summer surfing hours have yet to be announced
    • Price Breakdown: £40 for a “just-under-an-hour” session for adults and £30 for groms. This covers intermediate to advanced surfers. Beginner sessions come with lessons and start at -£55 per 55 minutes
    • Waves per hour: 900 waves per hour
    • Check The Wave to book a session and find out all the details

    Wavegarden Cove

    Lacanau, France

    • The Lowdown: This planned Wavegarden Cove project will sit close to the wave rich beaches of Lacanau, just outside of Bordeaux. More info as it pops up.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Wavegarden’s Cove technology

    Sevran, France

    • The Lowdown: This location is said to be part of an urban renewal project with eyes on the 2024 games. Will it host Olympic surfing? We'll keep you posted..
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Wavegarden’s Cove technology

    Surfland

    Garopaba - State of Santa Catarina, Brazil

    • The Lowdown: This location is another in a long line of projects in the planning stages. This Cove facility will be the centrepiece of a condo development focused on active-living and sports leisure.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet, but it’s private. So you need to buy into the project (or have a friend with keys) to access it
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Groundswell’s plans

    Fazenda da Grama

    São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

    • The Lowdown: This Cove facility will be the centrepiece of a condo development focused on active-living and sports leisure. This location is another in a long line of projects in the planning stages, but centre to the coming Brazilian wave pool storm
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet, but assuming purchase of property is necessary to access the development’s central wave pool
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Wavegarden’s Cove technology

    Wet 'n' Wild

    Wet 'n' Wild Palm Springs, South Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA, USA

    • The Lowdown: Top secret and under wraps wave pool by Cheyne Magnusson. We will provide more details as information comes through.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): Knowing Cheyne's penchant for ramps and wedges, expect something similar to the American Wave Machines' technology in Waco.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Totally new invention from Cheyne Magnusson
    • Wave's Technical Information: The pool is a tad smaller than the BSR Surf Ranch and will use the existing outline of the previous Riptide Reef pool at Wet'n'Wild
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: unknown

    The Ghost Ship

    Anyang, Henan, China

    • The Lowdown: Top secret wave pool debuted online late January of 2019. We've recently seen footage of it being surfed. Looks really suitable for longboarding
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Completed
    • Accessibility: Unknown. Most likely to train Chinese Olympic surf team
    • Type of wave(s): At this point it looks like small, Surf Snowdonia or NLand lefts and rights
    • Wave Generating Technology: Totally new invention from China. Wavegarden Lagoon and Kelly Slater Wave Co style hull-drive. The locomotive on this is huge, but the wave is pretty small. Should increase in size with velocity of engine-driver
    • Wave's Technical Information: The lagoon and wave driver are both very large. Despite its bulk, the wave looks relatively small
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: unknown

    Waveup

    Zürich, Switzerland

    • The Lowdown: Ambitious Wave Pool project planning enviro schools, a quarter of a million entrants each year and to-be-determined wave pool technology.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: It’s all planning at this point
    • Accessibility: Nothing yet, but the designs look very accessible to surfers and non-surfers. For example they plan to have an ongoing education project for children
    • Type of wave(s): The WaveUp project will use Wavegarden Cove tech.
    • Wave Generating Technology: The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool.
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: The investor brochures state an operating season of 10 months out of the year.
    • Price Breakdown: Dynamic price system (high/low season) but the average will be 65 Swiss francs for one hour A Swiss franc is very to close to the US dollar in exchange at time of this writing.
    • Waves per hour: 900-1,000 per hour
    • Check here for more information from WaveUp

    Waves In City

    Paris, France

    • The Lowdown:Lyon and Paris sports complex-styled project with as-yet-to-be-determined wave technology. The websites states: “Waves in City®  permanently builds the new landscape of French Surf Urban® , disruptive sport, tourism and experience experience, as ‘French creator of surf artificial waves.’” They plan an indoor standing wave and an outdoor wave pool
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Still in the planing stages. Website lists 2020/2021 as launch datet
    • Accessibility: Description is for a pool open for surfers and tourists with suggestions the 2024 Olympics could run here. They work in coordination with the HandiSurf federation. Surf and skate lessons
    • Type of wave(s): Website images are of first generation Wavegarden Lagoon technology like at Snowdonia
    • Wave Generating Technology: Undisclosede
    • Wave's Technical Information: The indoor wave is being promoted as the largest in Europe with 0.20m and 1.00m “tubing” waves. The outdoor surf will be 1.00m to 1.20m in a peak or wedge and a wave for beginners from 0.50m to 1.00m. Rides will be 10-20 seconds long.
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Surf sessions are 1 hour 20 minutes.
    • Price Breakdown: As yet priced “all inclusive” entrance fee and family, group and youth price structures.
    • Waves per hour: unknown
    • Check here for more information

    Waves In City

    Lyon, France

    • The Lowdown:Lyon and Paris sports complex-styled project with as-yet-to-be-determined wave technology. The websites states: “Waves in City®  permanently builds the new landscape of French Surf Urban® , disruptive sport, tourism and experience experience, as ‘French creator of surf artificial waves.’” They plan an indoor standing wave and an outdoor wave pool
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Still in the planing stages. Website lists 2020/2021 as launch datet
    • Accessibility: Description is for a pool open for surfers and tourists with suggestions the 2024 Olympics could run here. They work in coordination with the HandiSurf federation. Surf and skate lessons
    • Type of wave(s): Website images are of first generation Wavegarden Lagoon technology like at Snowdonia
    • Wave Generating Technology: Undisclosede
    • Wave's Technical Information: The indoor wave is being promoted as the largest in Europe with 0.20m and 1.00m “tubing” waves. The outdoor surf will be 1.00m to 1.20m in a peak or wedge and a wave for beginners from 0.50m to 1.00m. Rides will be 10-20 seconds long.
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Surf sessions are 1 hour 20 minutes.
    • Price Breakdown: As yet priced “all inclusive” entrance fee and family, group and youth price structures.
    • Waves per hour: unknown
    • Check here for more information

    Surf Ranch Palm Beach

    Palm Beach, Florida, USA

    • UPDATED: Project scuttled for now but could see a second life. Stay tuned.... Kelly's announcement to the world via social media: “Well…it’s official…we have a building permit in Palm Beach County for #SurfRanchFlorida. I’m beyond proud and stoked to see the first of our developments at @kswaveco going to my home state of #Florida.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Unkown
    • Accessibility: It will be interesting to see if it follows the Surf Ranch Lemoore model. Which is private, Professionals Only, Adults-only, Advanced Surfers, Donations for Surf Sessions, WSL Events, or paid 'spectator' admission to WSL events. High-season daily rental is around $55,000 while low-season costs are $33,000
    • Type of wave(s): Lefts and Rights, hollow with no interrupting sections
    • Wave Generating Technology: Kelly Slater Systems
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of Wave: over 100 yards/meters, Hollow performance-oriented
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unknown
    • Pool Structure: As yet disclosed
    • Waves per hour: 12-25 waves per hour
    • Apparel: Florida. So we're thinking Bikini, Boardshorts
    More info on Kelly’s wave

    Surf Ranch Kisarazu

    Kisarazu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan

    • The Kelly Slater Wave Co and WSL are building a facility in Japan. It's often said to be in Tokyo, but rumors point to Kisarazu in teh Chiba Prefecture.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Footage shows a construction site with not much work being done
    • Accessibility: Will it follow the Surf Ranch Lemoore model? Which is private, Professionals Only, Adults-only, Advanced Surfers, Donations for Surf Sessions, WSL Events, or paid 'spectator' admission to WSL events. High-season daily rental is around $55,000 while low-season costs are $33,000
    • Type of wave(s): Lefts and Rights, hollow with no interrupting sections
    • Wave Generating Technology: Kelly Slater Systems
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of Wave: over 100 yards/meters, Hollow performance-oriented
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unknown
    • Pool Structure: As yet disclosed
    • Waves per hour: KSWC tech produces 12-25 waves per hour
    • Apparel: Wetsuits, Bikini, Boardshorts
    More info on Kelly’s wave

    Wavegarden Turtle Island

    Siheung, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

    • The Lowdown: This is being claimed as the largest Wavegarden Cove project to date and is part of a multi-billion dollar resort development an hour outside of Seoul
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages with high-end artist renderings
    • Accessibility: Not yet built.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted. Will most likely be year-round to accomodate the millions of tourists that frequent this part of South Korea
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 900-1,000 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Wavegarden’s Cove technology

    Project Surf Jord, Sunnfjord Waves

    Førde, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

    • The Lowdown: This project will be the first Surfing Wave Pool in Scandinavia. An Indoor facility that will allow year round access for surfing and other water activities. The project is also seeking to build one of the most Eco-friendly Sport Facilities in Scandinavia.
    • WavePool Construction Progress:In 2019 Sunnfjord Waves launched sketches and basic design plans with major fund-raising launching in 2020
    • Accessibility: The project wants to include surfing for all levels and ages as well as bodyboarding, Stand-Up paddling, Kayaking and Swimming
    • Type of wave(s): Up to 2.4 meters. Smaller waves can be produced more quickly from about 10 seconds for wave height of 1meter 
    • Wave Generating Technology: Sunnfjord Waves have been in contact with Murphy's Waves, in Scotland. (The same tech behind Typhoon Lagoon, Wadi Wadi adventure, etc.)
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours:.The plan is to have it open the whole year round
    • Pool Structure: Indoor pool
    • Waves per hour: Murphy’s tech is boasting up to 350 waves per hour
    • Price Breakdown: Not ready yet.
    More info on the project here

    Waikiki Beach, Big Surf

    1500 N McClintock Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA

    • The Lowdown: What the waves lack in quality the pool makes up for as an institutional landmark. The fictional character Rick Kane learned to surf here in the 1980s cult classic “The North Shore”. This was surfing’s first glance at wave pools. And while it never made a magazine cover, it stoked a crew of core area wave pool surfers with season passes.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Completed
    • Wave Generating Technology: Big Surf
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-4 ft, Both Left and Right Breaks after a giant closeout. Length of Wave: roughly 30 yards/meters. The wave comes through about every four minutes and riders are required to wait their turn.
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: May - September including some holidays. Surfing is open Mon-Sat 9-10am and 5-6pm with some Sundays.
    • Price Breakdown: $349.95 for a season surf pass. Price grants access to Waikiki Beach Wave Pool for each evening session. If you want the morning session it’ll set you back $5 for each surf (in addition to the season pass). Season surf pass available for ages 13 and up.
    • Atmosphere: Aging waterpark with family environment
    • Apparel: Bikini, Boardshorts (Arizona summer temps are in the 100s almost each day.
    More info on Big Surf including tickets available here

    Kobe Reyes

    Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

    • The Lowdown: Twenty minutes by car from Kobe Japan is Kobe-Reyes, a Big Surf Arizona type wave that is rarely pushed above waist-high. It’s currently the only surf-specific wave pool in Japan and does a booming business despite the lack of solid surf
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Completed. Open to public
    • Type of wave(s): Small, soft peak that splits left and right
    • Wave Generating Technology: Murphys wave-style flush system
    • Wave's Technical Information: 2-3 ft, Lefts and rights in a reservoir lake suitable for beginners and longboarders or those small wave A-Listers
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Varies, check website link below
    • Structure: Manmade Lake with chlorinated water
    • Price Breakdown: $92US for 100 minutes of shared pool time
    • Waves per hour: Unknown
    • Apparel: Trunks and bikinis in summer when the pool hours are expanded. Wetsuits in limited hours of transition season. The company recommends wearing reef shoes.
    • Check here for more information on Kobe Reyes

    The Lagoon

    Bournemouth, UK

    • The Lowdown: Full-size commercial facility using Surf Lakes technology, planned for English seaside resort. The Surf Lakes system uses a round hub to push out waves from the center of a lake. The waves fanning out break on a series of reefs and points. Locking into Surf Lakes tech is contingent on new control rod fabrication and installation at the Surf Lakes test facility in Yeppoon
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Will be open to the paying public; this will be one of several surf pools in the UK
    • Type of wave(s): Central hub wave making tower
    • Wave Generating Technology: Surf Lakes
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Lefts and rights along a series of reefs, points, ledges at possibly 2400 waves per hour. Inventors of the '5 Waves' concept, which produces 5 different breaks at one location
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 2400
    • Atmosphere: This project, dubbed The Lagoon, will resemble Snowdonia Adventure Parc with lots of non-surf attractions like rock-climbing walls and big slides
    • Apparel: Year round wetsuits are necessary in this part of the world
    • Check here for more information on The Lagoon

    Groundswell

    Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

    • The Lowdown: Also planned for Charleston and Rock Hill South Carolina, this Cove facility will be the centrepiece of a sports-themed development focused on active-living and sports leisure. They plan to train athletes as well as become an anchor for community projects.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Groundswell’s plans

    The Wave

    Virginia Beach, VA, USA

    • The Lowdown: The Wave is another in a long line of projects in the planning stages. This Cove facility will be the centrepiece of the Pharrell Williams-backed development aiming to enhance Virginia Beach as an activity destination. Music venues will feature prominently in the development
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on The Wave

    The Cairns Wave Pool

    Cairns QLD, Australia

    • The Lowdown: A Cairns architecture firm put forth wave pool plans for this tropical still water paradise. However, there was no mention of wave generating tech or a specific location. While the artist renderings are hopeful, there is little meat to back up this project. Should someone sign on, they will have to choose a tech other than Wavegarden’s Lagoon or Cove since Urbnsurf own the Australia license for the Cove and Wavegarden has ceased Lagoon projects
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Dream stages
    • Accessibility: Will know when it comes to life
    • Type of wave(s): Left and right over yet to be disclosed pool design
    • Wave Generating Technology: Unknown
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Both Left and Right Breaks along a central pier structure much like the Lagoon (judging by the artist's images
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours and PricesTBD
    • Waves per hour:Unknown
    • Find out more about the planned wave pool design at CA Architects

    Bergerie Surf Camp

    Saint-Père-en-Retz, France

    • The Lowdown: The first commercial American Wave Machines Perfect Swell facility planned for France. The pool facility will be half an hour away from Nantes, France’s sixth largest city. The plan was approved by the local government but is currently facing a backlash from activists while dividing residents of the small town. It’s rumoured to be larger than the Perfect Swell tech in Waco, Texas offering 20 second rides
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Bergerie Surf Camp will be open to the public, and cater to all-ages and skill levels
    • Wave Generating Technology: American Wave Machines Perfect Swell technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of Wave: 60 yards/meters, Semi-hollow to hollow and performance-oriented. Waves are waist to head-high with programmable variations. Up to 100 different types of waves possible with the AMW tech
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unknown yet
    • Price Breakdown: Reports in French media say rates will be 25€ to 40€ per hour (about $29-$48)
    • Pool Structure: Concrete pool facility in the middle of an agricultural space
    • Waves per hour: 1,000 according to the website
    • Atmosphere: 100 surfers can be in the water at a time. The French sport vibe is more serious than the footloose Waco, Texas party feel.
    • Apparel: Mostly boardshorts and bikinis in summer. 4/5 fulls and boots for fall/winter
  • Other questions, check
  • La Bergerie Surf Camp website here

    Emerge Surf

    Coleshill, Birmingham, UK

    • The Lowdown: The latest Wavegarden Cove facility to light up England boasts it is “the UK’s most inland wave pool.” The location is close enough to attract urbanites from Birmingham central and the country’s hard-core east and west coast surf set. Initial plans, subject to planning approval, show construction commencing late this year and the park opening in spring 2021.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages, but the license is secured
    • Accessibility: Open to the public, All-ages
    • Type of wave(s): Combination
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-60 yards/meters
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours:
    • Price Breakdown: Stay tuned
    • Pool Structure: Full-size Wavegarden Cove
    • Waves per hour: 900-1000 waves per hour
    • Check here for more on the Emerge Surf wave pool

    Sapphire Bay

    • The Lowdown: Tom Lochtefeld’s company Wave Loch uses pneumatic caissons to push out waves. They have announced a few projects over the years, but none have broken ground just yet. That said, neither the Rowlett project nor Surf Loch has confirmed a partnership for this project. It is purely speculation at this point. However, artist renderings look very much like Lochtefeld’s tech.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: planning stagesd
    • Accessibility: Open to the public, All-ages
    • Type of wave(s): Surf Loch test tanks show waves either all going left or all going right in a model that resembles a square version of the Wavegarden Cove
    • Wave Generating Technology: Unknown, but speculation is Surf Loch
    • Wave's Technical Information: Performance wave with rights and lefts suited to all ability levels
    • Price Breakdown: Stay tuned
    • Pool Structure: Rectangular Concrete Pool
    • Waves per hour: unknown
    • Check here for more on SurfLoch tech as it emerges

    American Surf Parks

    Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

    • The Lowdown: Stretch of sand informally known as “America’s Favorite Beach Destination” will host a full-size Cove. While visitors to Myrtle Beach love all things sea and sand, the surf is pretty dismal in the area due to a shallow shelf extending out to sea and limited swell window. American Surf Parks has the blessing of the city to build a park they expect to finish by 2021.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Approved by the city. No ground has broken yet
    • Accessibility: Open to the public, All-ages
    • Type of wave(s): Combination
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Both left and right breaks, rides up to 50 yards/meters
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours:
    • Price Breakdown: Stay tuned
    • Pool Structure: Concrete pool and surrounding development
    • Waves per hour: 900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more on American Surf Parks

    WaveLandes

    Castets, France

    • The Lowdown: A Wavegarden Cove set to break ground in the wave-rich forests of Les Landes, the area just north of Hossegor. French news reports state the facility is being built to service the French Olympians. The team will use the pool to train for the Paris 2024 event which will run in the ocean, not in a wave pool. Securing government backing as opposed to slippery investors, the project looks to be completed by 2022..
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Just a drawing at this point
    • Accessibility: Training facility for French Olympic team, then open to the public, All-ages
    • Type of wave(s): Combination
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: under 30 yards/meters
    • Price Breakdown: Stay tuned
    • Pool Structure: Concrete Pool - Resort
    • Waves per hour: 900-1000 waves per hour
    • Check the French Surfing Federation report here

    La Bergerie

    Saint-Père-en-Retz, France

    • The Lowdown: Club-oriented access-for-all wave pool using American Wave Machines technology within 25 minutes of a major French metropolis. The project would resemble a larger BSR Surf Resort with similar frequency of waves, but longer rides.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Will be open to the public, All-ages
    • Wave Generating Technology: American Wave Machines’ PerfectSwell tech
    • Wave's Technical Information: Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of Wave: Minimum 30 yards/meters, but more likely 60 yards as it’s a bigger pool than Waco’s, Semi-hollow to hollow and performance-oriented. 120 -160 waves per hour come in three-wave sets at between 1:10-1:30 apart. Waves are waist to head-high
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours:
    • Price Breakdown: The developers say they want to keep the price structure down. Latest venture is 30-40€ per hour, about half as much as comparable wave pools
    • Pool Structure: Concrete Pool - Resort
    • Waves per hour: 120-160 waves per hour
    • Check the La Bergerie Surf Camp website for more

    Meriwether Companies

    • The Lowdown: After purchasing 400 acres under CM Wave Development LLC, Meriwether Companies could be building a wave pool in La Quinta. According to a recent Desert Sun article, the group is “weighing” whether to go forward or not. The land is already approved for a golf course and homes. Should they go forward, the company will submit an application by the end of the year. We’ll keep you posted.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: planning and approval stagesd
    • Accessibility: Will be open to the public, All-ages
    • Type of wave(s): Undetermined
    • Wave Generating Technology: Unknown, but with more technologies each day, it could be anything! Exciting times.
    • Wave's Technical Information: Performance wave with rights and lefts suited to all ability levels
    • Price Breakdown: Stay tuned
    • Pool Structure: Unknown
    • Waves per hour: unknown

    American Dream

    • The Lowdown: Multi billion dollar mega mall waterpark in line with the Mall of America in Edmonton, Canada. The surf component here is American Wave Machines Perfect Swell tech modelled after BSR Surf Resort (but indoors)
    • WavePool Construction Progress: nearly completed
    • Accessibility: Will be open to the public, All-ages
    • Wave Generating Technology: American Wave Machines PerfectSwell technology.
    • Wave's Technical Information: Performance wave with rights and lefts suited to all ability levels but super-customisable with fun perks like the Freak Peak
    • Price Breakdown: Stay tuned
    • Pool Structure: Indoor concrete
    • Waves per hour: 120-160
    • Apparel: Heated indoor setting, so boardies and bikinis

    Honokea

    • The Lowdown: Hawaii-based Honokea Surf Villages & Resorts in 2017 announced they were buying land in Indio as part of a $100million wave pool development using undisclosed artificial wave generation technology. In older reports, the project was due to open in 2019. Honokea was instrumental in getting NLand started in the early days. However, the group parted ways with founder Doug Coors before NLand opened its gates. This wave pool, the fourth planned for the desert east of Los Angeles, has a long road to breaking ground. We'll keep you posted as things develop.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: dreamtime, nothing solid right now
    • Accessibility: Was initially pushed as a private development
    • Type of wave(s): Undetermined
    • Wave Generating Technology: Unknown.
    • Price Breakdown: Stay tuned
    • Pool Structure: Unknown
    • Waves per hour: unknown

    Futureoscope

    OKAHINA

    • The Lowdown:> A floating atoll by Okahina will be anchored in a freshwater lake next to Futuroscope. Wave generators revolve around a circular floating platform sending out waves that peel across its spiral-shaped reef where surfers can enjoy 30-seconds lefts or rights.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Completed by October 2020
    • Accessibility: Will be open to the public, All-ages
    • Wave Generating Technology: Okahina Wave Technology.
    • Wave's Technical Information: Bending rights and lefts suited to all ability levels
    • Price Breakdown: Stay tuned
    • Pool Structure: Floating platform anchored with concrete block
    • Waves per hour: Unkown
    • Apparel: Outdoors and unheated, so board shorts in summer and 4/3 with boots in winter

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