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Posts Tagged ‘wave pools’

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Feature: Celebrating the fertile mind of Greg Webber

Features, Interviews, Latest

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 ›


Ludwig II thinking about wave pools

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The history of 20th-century (and earlier) wave pools

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This surf-focused history of wave pools pre Y2K uncovers the surf-able and the non-surfable. Only surfing would find a connection between a mad Bavarian king, America’s largest cosmetics company and pre-Nazi Germany. All three were instrumental in creating wave pools. The mad king is credited with making the first artificial waves. Clairol bankrolled the first large-scale American wave pool, and

This surf-focused history of wave pools pre Y2K uncovers the surf-able and the non-surfable. Only surfing would find a connection ...Continue ›


janina zeitler eisback river

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Janina Zeitler: From the river to the sea to the pool

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Find out how Janina Zeitler is bridging surf worlds: standing wave pools, river surfing and ocean surfing... The 18-year-old Munich local learned to surf on the Floßlände – the Eisbach River wave’s kinder, gentler sister wave – before becoming a fixture in the Eisbach’s core scene, no easy feat in the urban hustle of Munich. She soon branched out, salting

Find out how Janina Zeitler is bridging surf worlds: standing wave pools, river surfing and ocean surfing... The 18-year-old Munich ...Continue ›


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New wave pool tech launches in the deserts of Arizona

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

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Barton Lynch at Surf Lakes

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Barton Lynch shares his Surf Lakes plans

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

Grom comps, coaching and simply soaking up the view… Surf Lakes unveiled their wave pool technology at a test facility ...Continue ›


Melbourne Cove wave pool

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

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

CEO Andrew Ross walks us through just how, exactly, the new Melbourne wave pool will provide surf for several ability ...Continue ›


Blair Conklin

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

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

Blair Conklin is at the center of the foamy-and-finless movement, shredding the gnar at the confluence of skim and surf. ...Continue ›


Surf Lakes wave pool

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Surf Lakes confirms Gold Coast location

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

Public Surf Lakes "5 Waves" facility will be somewhere on the Goldy, but company won't say where Surf Lakes Holdings ...Continue ›


Chris Monroe Beefs TV

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Behind the scenes of a wild trip to Waco

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Meet the guy with the goofy voice behind BeefsTV It’s like if Mason Ho was a YouTuber. Fun, energetic bro who lets roll with unfettered commentary. It’s not the slick corporate edits we’re used to seeing in the Instagram sphere. No. Chris Monroe, the soul behind Beefs TV, presents a refreshingly candid take on surf sessions. We first noticed Chris’

Meet the guy with the goofy voice behind BeefsTV It’s like if Mason Ho was a YouTuber. Fun, energetic bro ...Continue ›


Waco wave pool BSR Surf Resort

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Wave Pool Year in Review: WPM’s top stories for 2018

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What happened this year? Polite answer is “heaps.” The more real answer is “shit tons.” To help keep track of this rapidly expanding universe, we noted (chronologically) some of the major milestones that went down in the wave pool world this year. But remember, while 2018 is by far the biggest year in wave pool news ever, expect it to

What happened this year? Polite answer is “heaps.” The more real answer is “shit tons.” To help keep track of ...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 ›