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What if you created Kelly’s Wave, but standing still?

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The most exciting thing about the wave pool space is that it’s constantly evolving. Currently, surf tanks are neatly defined as producing either traveling waves or rapid (stationary) waves. But what happens when something new emerges that defies previous classifications? The new Ka’ana Wave Co. system is a rapid wave, but it also resembles a boat wake perfect for wake

The most exciting thing about the wave pool space is that it’s constantly evolving. Currently, surf tanks are neatly defined ...Continue ›


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Local spotlight & local knowledge: Naradah aka DJ Tantrum Rocks of BSR

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Naradah aka DJ Tantrum Rocks is a steady in the lineup at BSR Surf Resort in Waco Texas. While BSR is three hours away and the Gulf Coast just one hour from his home, Naradah now splits his time between ocean waves at Surfside Beach and the pneumatic magic of BSR. But he has spent so much time at BSR that

Naradah aka DJ Tantrum Rocks is a steady in the lineup at BSR Surf Resort in Waco Texas. While BSR is ...Continue ›


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Know Your History: That one thing from that one movie, Lost Atlas

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Surf cinema virtuoso and talented artist Kai Neville tapped the world’s wave pool potential a decade ago with a two-minute segment in Lost Atlas. At the Siam Wave Park in the Canary Islands, Kolohe Andino, Julian Wilson, and Evan Geiselman air-reverse to their heart's content in a nighttime shoot punctuated by fireworks and set to a trippy cacophony of synthesizer

Surf cinema virtuoso and talented artist Kai Neville tapped the world’s wave pool potential a decade ago with a two-minute ...Continue ›


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SurfAid partners with Urbnsurf for next fundraising event

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SurfAid is kicking off 2021 by partnering with Urbnsurf for the return of the SurfAid Cup. The Cup will be attended by many surfing legends including Layne Beachley and Josh Kerr. Held this coming Friday April 16th, this is the first time the fundraising event will be hosted at Victoria’s Urbnsurf located just outside of Melbourne. The wave pool is

SurfAid is kicking off 2021 by partnering with Urbnsurf for the return of the SurfAid Cup. The Cup will be ...Continue ›


Groms at Surf Lakes in Yeppoon

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Will Texas be getting a Surf Lakes wave pool?

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A news report out of Texas last week said Australian wave pool maker Surf Lakes is scouting areas in North Texas for a new surf park According to the report, Dallas’ Edge Realty Partners is seeking locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for projects that will be using Surf Lakes technology. Developers are looking for sites ranging in size from

A news report out of Texas last week said Australian wave pool maker Surf Lakes is scouting areas in North ...Continue ›


Sean Young podcast

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Podcast: Through the Wavegarden lens with Séan Young

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This week’s podcast by Nick Robinson explores one of the “Big Six” wave technology providers, Wavegarden, in an interview with Head of Development Projects Séan Young. Nick Robinson says: In this exciting conversation we discuss with Séan Young, Head of Development Projects about the traditional diamond-shaped "Cove" and how it could be modified to fit different locations and topographies. We

This week’s podcast by Nick Robinson explores one of the “Big Six” wave technology providers, Wavegarden, in an interview with ...Continue ›


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Art Study: The colorful lines of Tom Veiga

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Citing influences from the famous architect Oscar Niemeyer to the organic forms created by Tarsila do Amaral, the work of Tom Veiga taps a rich Brazilian art heritage. You can see it in his big, bright, colors and simple lines. His work is happy, warm and tropical. And while he often experiments by repurposing wood from old fishing boats into

Citing influences from the famous architect Oscar Niemeyer to the organic forms created by Tarsila do Amaral, the work of ...Continue ›


Free surf with every purchase

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Wave pools for the inland masses spell a death-knell for coastal elitism

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To live and breathe surfing and wave pools 24/7 takes its toll. Personally, I can’t look at a baseball diamond outline without thinking about a Wavegarden Cove. When I see a sign for donuts I see the Surf Lakes plunger. Valentine's Day heart-shaped candies are just miniature Endless Surf pools. It’s not healthy, but it beats rollerblading or live streaming

To live and breathe surfing and wave pools 24/7 takes its toll. Personally, I can’t look at a baseball diamond ...Continue ›


Kent Miller-Randle

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Local spotlight & local knowledge: Kent Miller-Randle of Urbnsurf

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Welcome to our new Locals feature where we meet the wave-pool obsessed, where they surf and discover what traumatic life event made them this way. Each guest also provides insider information on their local wave pool - the cool stuff you don’t get from the Instagram clips or company website. From water temps to those weird anomalies in the wave

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maud le car surfing in switzerland

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Surfing in Switzerland through the eyes of Maud Le Car

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Can you pull into an ice-cold keg like vegan pro surfer and accomplished artist Maud Le Car? Didn't think so. The Volcom team rider from the Caribbean isle of Saint Martin lives in Southwest France, hitting the throaty beaches of Hossegor whenever it's firing. Maud is no stranger to wave pools. She was one of the early Cove stars in

Can you pull into an ice-cold keg like vegan pro surfer and accomplished artist Maud Le Car? Didn't think so. ...Continue ›


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The best of Palm Springs Surf Club’s confetti cannon of clips…

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Last year we saw a never-ending stream of clips from the Palm Springs Surf Club as Tom Lochtefeld’s wave-making technology sprung to life in the desert east of Los Angeles. So profuse was the digital confetti cannon of pros, influencers, actors and Insta-famous surfing the new pool, it became hard to keep track of all the sessions. Thankfully, SurfLoch skimmed

Last year we saw a never-ending stream of clips from the Palm Springs Surf Club as Tom Lochtefeld’s wave-making technology ...Continue ›


Scott Poehler of Surf Loch

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Surf Loch on the WavePoolMag Podcast

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This week's podcast by Nick Robinson explores one of the "Big Six" wave technology providers, SurfLoch, in an interview with VP of Business Development Scott Poehler. SurfLoch is one of the larger wave tech providers having originally made a splash with the sale of the Flowrider system to WhiteWater. Tom Lochtefeld has led SurfLoch into a new era of wave

This week's podcast by Nick Robinson explores one of the "Big Six" wave technology providers, SurfLoch, in an interview with ...Continue ›


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Largest rapid wave in the US to open in May

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Lakeside Surf, with (currently) the world’s largest Citywave is preparing to open to the public on May 1, 2021. The highly anticipated opening has been pushed back multiple times; most recently delayed nearly a year due to the global pandemic. While the impact of the pandemic has delayed completion of some portions of the project, the world’s largest rapid wave

Lakeside Surf, with (currently) the world’s largest Citywave is preparing to open to the public on May 1, 2021. The ...Continue ›


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More about the technology driving Arizona’s newest wave pool

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More about Swell MFG A lot of questions came up after this week’s announcement about the USA’s newest wave pool, Cannon Beach in Mesa Arizona. To answer some of the queries and to get more information on the new, unseen tech we sat down with Matt Gunn, one of the creators of Swell MFG, the technology that will power the

More about Swell MFG A lot of questions came up after this week’s announcement about the USA’s newest wave pool, ...Continue ›


pov tube ben gravy

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YouTubed! Vlog elite descend on Kelly’s Wave for birthday fete

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Our favorite gap-toothed surfing YouTuber Ben Gravy met up with sometimes surfing YouTube megastar Casey Neistat for a surf session at Kelly’s Wave. “Absolutely honored to be invited to the Kelly Slater Surf Ranch for Casey Neistat's birthday party!” says Gravy. “Completely blown away by the level of fun we had today, barrels, novelty waves, epic humans, this was the

Our favorite gap-toothed surfing YouTuber Ben Gravy met up with sometimes surfing YouTube megastar Casey Neistat for a surf session ...Continue ›


A Surf Lakes set framed as a tropical vacation postcard

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Surf Lakes moves closer to public opening

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Surf Lakes went all out through the early months of this year, completing the application process to gain approvals for the commercial upgrade to the Yeppoon wave pool site.  A large team, from Surf Lakes and partners APP, Place Design, Liquid Blue and more, have been busy designing the intended facility. Plans will also include numerous attractions around the wave

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Deeper dive into the Alaia Bay air section

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The air section at Alaia Bay in Sion at the base of the Swiss Alps is simply world class... just ask Hawaiian Ezekiel Lau.  Lau sessioned the air section for three days straight with a bunch of European pros including PC Distinguin, Enzo Cavallini, Vicente Romero, Yago Dominguez, and Kai and Hans Odriozola. And there was a breakthrough in each time. Lau did more backflips in three

The air section at Alaia Bay in Sion at the base of the Swiss Alps is simply world class... just ask Hawaiian ...Continue ›


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Surf Ranch hosts Akila Aipa board jam

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The Flat Earth is Kelly Slater and Akila Aipa's performance Twin Fin that works with either two fins, or two fins plus a trailer.This new video breaks down exactly how one of Maui's best up-and-coming talents prefers to set up his Flat Earth, relative to the type of waves he's riding it in.Jackson Bunch is a Hawaii State Champion under Akila's mentorship

The Flat Earth is Kelly Slater and Akila Aipa's performance Twin Fin that works with either two fins, or two ...Continue ›


jess ponting podcast

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Podcast: Viewing surfing through the lens of academia with Jess Ponting

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Jess Ponting relates his early days in Fiji and then working his way around the Pacific to San Diego. He ended up there for life becoming an Associate Professor at San Diego State University and is the Founder/Director of Center for Surf Research. He has an impressive resume: Dr. Jess Ponting is considered the leading academic and consultant in sustainable

Jess Ponting relates his early days in Fiji and then working his way around the Pacific to San Diego. He ...Continue ›


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The Wave Bristol to reopen next week

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England is emerging from COVID lockdown as cases decrease nationwide. On March 29 the country will announce new easements of controls with more announcements on April 12, assuming the country meets coronavirus targets. In line with the nationwide reopening, Bristol’s favorite surf spot will open its doors on March 29. “Lockdown has been challenging in different ways, and at different

England is emerging from COVID lockdown as cases decrease nationwide. On March 29 the country will announce new easements of ...Continue ›


Edward Pong

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Armed with Zoom and a wave pool, surfer makes dramatic improvements

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In the collective unconscious of surfing, there’s a big void where people like Edward Pong dwell. Digital surf media is 90% pros and superstar groms doing impossible things. It’s not reflective of the majority of the world’s surfers. True, no one wants an Instagram feed of bogged turns and dug rails, but we have to acknowledge at least some reality

In the collective unconscious of surfing, there’s a big void where people like Edward Pong dwell. Digital surf media is ...Continue ›


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Six years in with property and approval, Long Island Surf Park eyes the big dig

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The site plan for Long Island Surf Park was fully approved last week, pushing New York’s first surf-focused wave pool that much closer to the finish line. At 52,000 square feet, the wave pool will be a tad smaller than an American football field and surrounded by the usual surf park amenities. The Long Island Surf Park project’s website states

The site plan for Long Island Surf Park was fully approved last week, pushing New York’s first surf-focused wave pool ...Continue ›


Alaia Bay wave pool in switzerland

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Swiss wave pool Alaïa Bay fires up the machine

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During the last few months several of the world’s best surfers have tested a new Wavegarden facility in Alaïa Bay, located in the Swiss Alps. Ahead of the official opening in May, Hawaii’s Zeke Lau, Basque Country’s Aritz Aranburu and Maud Le Car from France surfed the Wavegarden’s 20-wave menu under the snow-capped mountains, 500 metres above sea level.  “I've surfed

During the last few months several of the world’s best surfers have tested a new Wavegarden facility in Alaïa Bay, ...Continue ›


speed blur at urbnsurf

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Wanna be a wave pool photographer? Here’s a peek inside the life

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Mark Dadswell was approached by Urbnsurf to run the wave pool’s photography services a few years ago. When he accepted the position he brought with him more than a decade of photojournalism experience that includes a 15-year stint at Getty Images. Mark told us last year that the best part of his gig is the interaction he gets with the

Mark Dadswell was approached by Urbnsurf to run the wave pool’s photography services a few years ago. When he accepted ...Continue ›


Daniel Lira Figueiredo

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How to create a wave pool in Norway

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The WavePoolMag podcast explores bringing a tank to Norway... I can picture Daniel Lira Figueiredo teaching volleyball on Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro and wondering how these guys can fly in from Norway and enjoy such an amazing quality of life. So, being a man full of initiative he figured it out, jumped on a plane and moved to

The WavePoolMag podcast explores bringing a tank to Norway... I can picture Daniel Lira Figueiredo teaching volleyball on Ipanema Beach ...Continue ›