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Surfing in central Tokyo is a thing thanks to this rapid wave

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WavePoolMag recently toured through Japan to scope out the mechanically generated wave scene in the land of the rising sun. We discovered a thriving surf culture not only along the coast but also within the world’s largest city, Tokyo. Most urban surfers travel out to the coast at Chiba or Shonan or make the trip to the Surf Stadium wave

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Seahive surf park

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Kent rekindles Betteshanger surf park stoke with new team and vision

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This week a new wave park called The Seahive hit the British news cycle. The surf park is looking at a location in Betteshanger County Park near Deal in Kent. If all goes well, the £40million project (another report quoted the price tag at £50million ) will stand on a 15-acre site in a popular park which attracts 200,000 visitors

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evan slater of billabong

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Brands have their say on surf parks: Evan Slater VP of Marketing at Billabong

Podcasts

We’ve been watching the surf industry shrink since 2008 and at the same time, we’ve also been watching the wave pool space accelerate with nothing but limitless possibilities. In this episode, we learn how surf brands are exploring the surf park landscape. Evan Slater, VP of Marketing at Billabong, shares his insight into the complexity of branding in the wave

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SurfAid Cup at the Surf Ranch 2022

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“You mean I get barreled AND help out people in Indo?” SurfAid Cup returns to the Surf Ranch in 2023

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On February 26th and 27th, 2023, the SurfAid Cup Surf Ranch competition returns for its third year. Teams of four to five surfers, of all ages and abilities, will be raising funds for SurfAid’s global work.  Teams will compete for awards, including the top fundraising team and the champion surfing team.  All teams get to enjoy world-class Surf Ranch hospitality with

On February 26th and 27th, 2023, the SurfAid Cup Surf Ranch competition returns for its third year. Teams of four to ...Continue ›


surfers at the swedish surf championships in Waco Texas November 2022

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Why are these Swedes so damn happy? Oh yeah, they scored pumping surf for their national championships

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The Swedish Champs went down at Waco Surf last month crowning several new national champions. The field was made up of six men and six women who had qualified through previous events and at specialty comps at Torö in early October 2022 As a peninsula, Sweden gets swell on three sides, in the east Knäbäckshusen is the main draw, while

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Surfers in the water at The Wave credit Global Shots

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The time has finally come! The Wave to go carbon neutral by summer

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Work is set to start on a solar and energy storage array at The Wave in South Gloucestershire to kick out solar-powered surf by June 2023. The Bristol surf facility says that planning, funding and contracts are now all in place for the solar installation, which will produce more energy than the wave pool and its surrounding facilities use every

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Nathan Floyd Waco

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Competitive surfers in Texas relish Pro/Am event with custom waves

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The Tejasurf Waco Pro/Am went down at Waco Surf on November 19, 2022. This was the second time the Texas Gulf Surf Association ran an event in Waco. The post-COVID return was due in large part to competitors’ excitement about surfing the PerfectSwell pool. To make it all come together Tejasurf signed on as the title sponsor and with the help

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Employee of the Month: Mark Occhilupo of Surf Lakes

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Mark Occhilupo, aka “Occy” makes a living at surfing. Which is good because it’s really hard imagining him doing anything else. You could envisage fellow Aussie Parko maybe doing marketing for a surf brand or Mick Fanning doing WSL play-by-play. But Occy coaching CT talent or delivering the post? No. He’s one of the few surfers who can be called

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ka'ana wave co

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Ka’ana Wave Co enters exclusive distribution deal with Polin Waterparks

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Ka’ana Wave Co., creator of award-winning CM7-Series surf attractions, announced it has successfully entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with global waterpark manufacturing giant, Polin Waterparks. Signed last week at IAAPA Expo, the agreement helps Ka'ana extend its reach in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, markets where Polin has a large presence and an experienced sales team. The agreement

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UK project in Southport airs new renderings

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The Cove in Southport made another push in the media last week. A local news outlet posted new architectural renderings, information and quotes from the people involved. Renderings show an Endless Surf pool central to a multi-use facility that includes a hotel and thermal spa. The Standup for Southport platform reported that The Cove organizers had paid a visit to

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Joe Pradella at surf lakes

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Wave Pools offer respite from the weight of Multiple Sclerosis

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Surf stoke is real. Pretty much anyone who's ever ridden a wave can attest to this. But for Joe Pradella, a lifelong surfer, snowboarder, and skateboarder, a Multiple Sclerosis (MS) diagnosis at 25 brought on a cataclysmic life change.His life quality has suffered, but having access to artificial waves has seen him physically and mentally rebound.  MS comes in varying

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bodyboarding at The Wave bristol

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The Wave Bristol gets more bodyboard friendly

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The Wave has launched two new experiences dedicated to bodyboarding - The Beginner Bodyboarding and Improver Bodyboarding sessions. The company said in a statement that the move is designed to encourage everyone to get in the water and experience the positive health benefits of being in the waves.    “We know how brilliant we feel physically and mentally after spending

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Here’s an update on Brazil’s wave pool scene (OMG there’s heaps going on)

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Brazil wholly embraced surfing only a few decades ago - its growth was initially hampered by unstable governments and rampant inflation, making boards and surf gear horrendously expensive for most folks. But boy, are they making up for lost time. With multiple world champions having made their mark in recent years and talent-a-plenty amongst their junior ranks, the future of

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Television: Eclectic crew come to Surf Stadium Japan

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Channel Islands recently toured Japan to promote their new movie and the CI Pro shortboard model. American team riders Parker Coffin, Tanner Gudauskas and Devon Howard joined Japanese surfers Mar, Kaito and Hide. “Over the past several decades, Channel Islands Surfboards and the Merrick family have held close ties with Japan and its passionate surf community,” said Britt Merrick. “In

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Fistful of Groms-In-Pools-Clips courtesy of former world champ turned Zeus look-alike

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Returning for its 17th year in 2022 the Barton Lynch Blast Off this year is a Video Challenge showcase for groms to get their clips out into the world, and receive coaching advice and prizes. Last year saw 500 video entries submitted from 22 countries with winners named across 10 categories. While ocean clips dominate the majority of entries, there's

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podcast with Nick Hounsfield

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Podcast: What wave poolers need to know with Nick Hounsfield

Podcasts

Quick Update with Nick Hounsfield of The Wave. We’ve had Nick on the show before and The Wave’s history is well documented. For this episode of the podcast we branched out to explore community and how his surf park is helping diversify the lineup. “We’re starting to see people of very different backgrounds come here rather than feeling like it’s

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Wavegarden Scotland rebrands as Lost Shore Surf Resort

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In a strategic rebrand Wavegarden Scotland is now Lost Shore Surf Resort. Developers said the move was to reflect the surf park as a major leisure and staycation destination. The £55m landmark development by Tartan Leisure Ltd in Ratho, near Edinburgh is expected to open to the public in summer 2024. It is set to deliver significant sustainability and community

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endless surf brazil

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Gabriel Medina taps Endless Surf to power bespoke surf clubs in Brazil

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Three-time world champ Gabriel Medina announced he will build a string of performance surf clubs throughout his home country. The economic engine to power the franchise is Kauai Ventures, an investment company created by Medina himself earlier this year. The investment group will develop an unspecified number of performance surf clubs using surf pool technology provider Endless Surf, creators of

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Inaugural Surf Stadium Cup crowns champs in Shizunami

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Surf Stadium Japan hosted its first competition recently, crowning champions in two divisions. The Surf Stadium Cup ran several 35-minute heats throughout the day on Sunday, October 30th. At the end of the competition eight athletes took to the podium. The contest wraps up following major events at wave pools in Texas, Switzerland and Korea. The WSL also announced this

Surf Stadium Japan hosted its first competition recently, crowning champions in two divisions. The Surf Stadium Cup ran several 35-minute ...Continue ›


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WSL adds wave pools to the official QS, LQS and JQS tours

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This week the WSL confirmed they will expand the Pro Junior, Qualifying Series, and Longboard Tiers to include wave pool venues. Earlier in 2022 the world's largest and best-known tour re-instated the Surf Ranch Pro CT comp at Kelly's pool in Lemoore. The latest move officially embraces wave pools (or wave basins as the WSL likes to call them) as

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Wave Park Surf League completes first-of-its-kind season in Korea

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The inaugural 2022 Wave Park Surf League (WSPL) hosted by Wave Park came to a dramatic conclusion after several events, closing with a ceremony to applaud the winners and award prizes. This first surf league series was held over a 10-week period from May 21st to August 7th, with a total of 125 surfers entering the mix. The series is

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Ribbon cutting ceremony kicks off Edgewater Florida pool project

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A month after Hurricane Ian tore across Florida, US, the sun shined on the Edgewater project in Florida. Last week, developers, surfers, and the mayor gathered to commence the development of PerfectSwell Edgewater. The surf will be powered by American Wave Machines' PerfectSwell tech. The project got off the ground through the work of the company's Senior Vice President Mike

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lukas skinner switzerland

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Michel Roque and Janire Gonzalez Etxbarri claim Alaïa Open Winter Cup

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It was an action-packed final day at Alaïa Bay for the second edition of the Alaïa Open Winter Cup. Despite the frigid 10-degree water, the surfing was red-hot and a testament to the amazing wave quality that Alaïa Bay produces.The Open Men’s Final was an incredibly close affair, with the lead changing a few times. Yago Dominguez from Basque Country

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sarah beardmore surf lakes

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New coaching software targets the wave pool set

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A new surf coaching program launched recently to capitalize on the repetitive surfing available in wave pools, The Pactto app is the brainchild of Demian Borba, a product manager from Brazil, who saw a need for an ease-of-use coaching app in the surf park space. "We have surfers from beginner to advanced using Pactto to accelerate their progress, even remotely,"

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Wrap Up Report Surf Park Summit 2022: Thought leaders, investors & developers connect

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Under a brilliant October sun at Scripps Seaside Forum in San Diego, a record-setting number of surf park operators, developers, investors and thought leaders gathered to share ideas and connect at the 2022 Surf Park Summit. It was the seventh annual event, since Surf Park Central launched their first gathering in 2015.With a steady stream of snacks, coffee, cocktails and

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