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The Navy wavepool at carderock

 |  News

Discover the world’s most sophisticated wave pool

News

Unfortunately the most advanced wave pool is not for surfing, but for frogmen and ships... Waco! Lemoore! Carderock? Contrary to popular belief, America’s most sophisticated wave pool is not in Texas or California. It’s out on US Government property in Maryland. The US Navy owns and operates an indoor 240 feet wide and 360 feet long wave pool that holds

Unfortunately the most advanced wave pool is not for surfing, but for frogmen and ships... Waco! Lemoore! Carderock? Contrary to ...Continue ›


 |  Features, News

Wave pool launches Olympic and urban renewal hope in Paris

Features, News

How one of France’s most disenfranchised banlieues could host Olympic surfing in 2024 Surfing will make its debut at the Tokyo Olympics next year with the ocean as the playing field. Despite efforts to build a Kelly Slater wave pool in time for Tokyo, the decision remained to keep Olympic surfing salted. The International Olympic Committee declined the change from

How one of France’s most disenfranchised banlieues could host Olympic surfing in 2024 Surfing will make its debut at the ...Continue ›


UK Pro Surf Tour event at Snowdonia

 |  Interviews, Latest, News

Survey Says: UK to produce real-life Rick Kane before USA or Australia

Interviews, Latest, News

Why future British champs might be from London or Birmingham In forecasting the UK’s wave pool future, yes, we know Bristol, Edinburgh and London are getting Wavegarden Coves and Wales already has Snowdonia’s Lagoon technology, but how do these locations mesh with the actual surfer population? We’ve just discovered that these wave pool hot spots are where the density of

Why future British champs might be from London or Birmingham In forecasting the UK’s wave pool future, yes, we know ...Continue ›


Sierra and Josh Kerr (Credit Wavegarden and Pacotwo)

 |  News, Television

Television: Can’t wait for Melbourne

News, Television

Video homage to patience and Urbnsurf's full-size Wavegarden Cove… Once upon a time there were posters of kittens suspended by their front paws with the words “hang in there baby.” There were several varieties and knock-offs but all were ubiquitous to school offices in the 1980s. Wave pool enthusiasts are counting the days until Urbnsurf Melbourne is finished and the

Video homage to patience and Urbnsurf's full-size Wavegarden Cove… Once upon a time there were posters of kittens suspended by ...Continue ›


 |  Latest, Television

Be Kind Rewind: Our 10 favorite Wavegarden clips

Latest, Television

From knee-high peelers in a pond lined with black plastic to crystal clear Cove barrels, as part of our Be Kind Rewind Series we showcase the top 10 Wavegarden video edits. Since 2010 we’ve been fed a steady stream of digital amazement with clips of Wavegarden wave pools. Footage of touring pros at the beta version of the Wavegarden Lagoon

From knee-high peelers in a pond lined with black plastic to crystal clear Cove barrels, as part of our Be ...Continue ›


Nikki Van Dijk

 |  News, Television

Four clips to celebrate International Women’s Day

News, Television

Today on International Women’s Day we celebrate the best women’s surfing in Wave pools with four stellar clips. IWD honors the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women globally while calling for actions leading to gender parity. Think about some of the performances we’ve seen in the past few years - from Stephanie Gilmore’s 30-second tube at the Kelly

Today on International Women’s Day we celebrate the best women’s surfing in Wave pools with four stellar clips. IWD honors ...Continue ›


Pacha night wave pool surfing and coffee

 |  Latest, News, Television

Video Mashup: Urban Melbourne collides with wave pool culture

Latest, News, Television

Is your friend a new wave performance artist? Are you itching to surf the URBNSURF wave pool in Melbourne? The worlds of hip-urban culture and surfing will collide fantastically this Easter when URBNSURF opens their Wavegarden Cove pool. And for a brief, shining moment there will be no other place on earth where you can watch artisanal bottle dancing, drink

Is your friend a new wave performance artist? Are you itching to surf the URBNSURF wave pool in Melbourne? The ...Continue ›


URBNSURF Wave Machine

 |  News

Melbourne’s wave pool to open in 5, 4, 3, 2… Easter

News

Turn on the Machine! Australia’s first public wave pool readies URBNSURF Melbourne is counting down the days to flicking the switch on Australia’s first public wave pool for surfing. The company said construction activities are near completion and the first public waves are expected at the Tullamarine airport location around April 21st (Easter). The opening conveniently coincides with the world’s

Turn on the Machine! Australia’s first public wave pool readies URBNSURF Melbourne is counting down the days to flicking the ...Continue ›


Citywave

 |  Latest, News

German stationary wave finds first home in the USA

Latest, News

Citywave design to be built at existing Washington state waterpark... German company Citywave will see its first project land in the USA as Slidewaters, LLC announced plans this week to build and operate the first American deep-water stationary wave. Designed in the land of Eisbach River surfing (Munich’s most famous wave and home to a professional rapid surfing league), this

Citywave design to be built at existing Washington state waterpark... German company Citywave will see its first project land in ...Continue ›


NLand wave pool

 |  Latest, News

WSL buys NLand Surf Park

Latest, News

America’s first Wavegarden facility sold to KSWC subsidiary... The WSL just purchased Doug Coors’ pride and joy, the NLand Surf Park in Austin Texas. The sale follows an inverted purchase pyramid of sorts, with WSL at the top, absorbing the property through Tumbleweed Opco, a Delaware-registered LLC. In the middle is the Kelly Slater Wave Co who operates Tumbleweed. According

America’s first Wavegarden facility sold to KSWC subsidiary... The WSL just purchased Doug Coors’ pride and joy, the NLand Surf ...Continue ›


kelly's wave pool with paige hareb

 |  News

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

News

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

 |  News

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

News

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 ›


matt biolos and daughter

 |  Interviews, News

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 ›


City Wave Germany

 |  News

What the hell is surf park management?

News

 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

 |  Latest

Surf Lakes announces 10 ‘shovel ready’ wave pool projects

Latest

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

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Mateus-Herdy surfing the wavegarden cove

 |  Latest, News

Where will the new Wavegarden Cove wave pools be?

Latest, News

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

 |  Interviews, News

Adaptive surfers anticipate coming wave pool scene

Interviews, News

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

 |  News, Television, Tips n Trips

Fun without losing an eye: Softboards wave pool romp

News, Television, Tips n Trips

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

 |  Latest, News

Status Report: Europe’s upcoming wave pool boom

Latest, News

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 ›


london wave pool plan

 |  News

London added to growing list of wave pool cities

News

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 ›


wave pool contest at bsr surf ranch

 |  Latest, News

Latest wave pool contest an air-only event in Waco Texas

Latest, News

(Almost) all you need to know about the Stab High event! With the Surf Ranch Pro now gone, packaged into terabytes and terabytes of neat, little media packages and social posts, wave pool contest fans have a wilder, hairier event to look forward to. The irreverent, cutting, not-so-sober entity of Stab magazine is launching an event at the BSR Sirf

(Almost) all you need to know about the Stab High event! With the Surf Ranch Pro now gone, packaged into ...Continue ›


wave pool contest photo

 |  News

Nacent wave pool contest scene grows with Surf Ranch Pro

News

Kelly Slater's Wave Pool is the real winner as Lowers is replaced by Lemoore More Wave pool contests are coming. The WSL ran one in 1985 at the Allentown Pennsylvania wave pool which crowned the diminutive and determined Tom Carroll victor. Likewise, this century’s generation of surfing specific wave pools have seen a handful of events, rhe Red Bull Unleashed

Kelly Slater's Wave Pool is the real winner as Lowers is replaced by Lemoore More Wave pool contests are coming. ...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

Before Wavegarden alerted the world to its Cove technology and long before Surf Lakes' Australian centralized hub technology swelled our ...Continue ›


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.

So yeah, it does flow like a Red Bull advert but Sally throws a few air-reverses and fin-slides in this ...Continue ›


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 ›