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Shaun Hutchinson of URBNSURF Sydney

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Asking URBNSURF if your second wave pool is easier than the first

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There’s a mantra in the wave pool space that the development, opening and operation of parks will get easier as more facilities open up. That’s why the unveiling of URBNSURF Sydney is a pretty big deal. The launch makes the URBNSURF group the only entity to have two surf parks in operation. We wanted to find out if the company

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Celebrated photographer returns to find wave pool in his hometown

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Bristol native Adam Warmington runs an Emmy Award winning production company out of San Francisco, California. He vaguely remembers the area around The Wave in Easter Compton, having only ventured there as a kid to play the odd cricket match. In July he returned home to see family, reconnect with old friends and take his kids to the The Wave.

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Wave Pool Jobs: Atlantic Park looking for a General Manager

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There will be 10 surf parks opening this year, and all need to be staffed. In addition, the projects on our Surf Planner Map represent more than 5000 job openings in the next 3-5 years. We’ve collected a few of the listings on Wavepooljobs to give you a small idea of what’s out there. Atlantic Park needs a GM, The

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Okahina Futuroscope rendering

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The circular wave that got the bureaucratic run-around

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Okahina Wave, the French company behind its unique “semi-natural”, circular wave technology, is on a mission to complete funding and construction for a public opening in northern hemisphere Summer 2025. And while the first large scale project is located midway between Paris and Bordeaux in the South-West of France, the company said that we can expect to see additional projects

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Italo Ferriera in Rotterdam

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Rotterdam wave pool’s grand opening showcases unique venue

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The highly anticipated opening of RiF010, the world's first downtown wave pool located in Rotterdam, took place last Saturday to much fanfare. The event drew in a large number of visitors, spectators, international surfers, and sponsors - all eager to witness the debut of Surf Loch's latest wave pool. Rotterdam’s Sports Alderman, Faouzi Achbar kicked off the event at noon

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billy stairmand wave pool surfing flowstate

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Automated and integrated video & competition tech launches for wave pools

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AI automated video capture platform Flowstate and competition management platform Liveheats have today announced a strategic partnership with the goal of bringing automated video capture to the world of live events, introducing new data points to the Flowstate AI technology and enhancing the competitor experience throughout the action sports industry. Liveheats is a competition and scoring platform used by an

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Deja Bednarz at URBNSURF sydney

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Employee of the Month: Duty Manager Deja Bednarz at URBNSURF Sydney

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The first thing I notice about Deja is that she has that omniscient-lifeguard vibe on lock. And my impression is that she is absolutely, totally aware of each and every mis-step on site - from that unattended wax ball on the lawn to an errant protein bar wrapper. We wanted to ask Deja (pronounced Dee-zsuh) what it's like being the

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artist rendering of the bar and wave pool at Revel Surf

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Revel Surf stokes the “two technologies” fire

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For years developers have been batting around the "wouldn't it be awesome" proposal of having two wave pools in the same location. Revel Surf seems to be the first one poised to do just that. Revel Surf sent out a mailer this week promoting their upcoming UNIT Surf Pool technology. The rapid wave design will sit alongside the park's SwellMFG

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Firewire Velox fins

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Avant-pool surfboard brand launches new fin template

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Forward thinking and avant-guarde board brand Firewire Surfboards announced the release of VELOX, an all-new fin set with a raked template with an emphasis on drive and control. The new design is now available in authorized retail locations, online and at surf parks that carry Firewire Surfboards. The company said the fins were designed to pair with all surfboards in

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artists rendering of desert wave pools

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WavePoolMag SoCal desert wave pool update for Summer 2024

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The WavePoolMag desert update Summer 2024 focuses on developments east of Los Angeles. Progress on area surf parks has changed dramatically. A golf couse will replace the Kelly Slater wave pool at Coral Mountain after neighbors successfully rallied agains the project's water use and noise output. Palm Springs Surf Club opened, closed, opened briefly and then closed again while DSRT

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Auckland Surf Park - Aventuur and Spark Teams

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Auckland wave pool project gets latest approval, eyes breaking ground this year

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New Zealand's first surf park, the Auckland Surf Park, has been granted resource consent by the Ministry of the Environment. The ruling means that construction on the project located on Dairy Flat Highway can start later this year. It's good news for developers Aventuur who are moving ahead with their Perth wave pool which is expected to open in 2026. In

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AllWaves first wave

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Belgian tech AllWaves enters the wave pool market, opens up investment 

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AllWaves, based in the coastal town of Knokke-Heist, has carved out a spot for itself on the world wave-making stage.  "Unlike many of our competitors, AllWaves prides itself on creating wave pools that blend seamlessly into their natural surroundings," said Marie-Laure Clement, CCO at AllWaves. "This commitment to aesthetic integration ensures that every AllWaves installation feels like a natural extension

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Sydney joins Melbourne in surf helmet partnership

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URBNSURF announced this week the extension of its partnership with Simba Action Sports to exclusively supply free helmets for guests at URBNSURF Sydney. The company said the move to supply free helmets highlights URBNSURF’s commitment to prioritising surf safety and enhancing the guest experience. The move follows the successful roll out of the Simba/URBN partnership at URBNSURF Melbourne where Simba

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Eithan Osborne 2024 Stab High

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Eithan Osborne crowned 2024 Stab High champ

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After the initial two live events at the Waco Surf, Texas in 2018 and 2019, Stab High shifted to an episodic series in the ocean, with contests in the Mentawai Islands in 2020, Central America in 2021, and Lakey Peak in 2022. In 2024, the event happily returned to a live format at Japan’s Shizunami wave pool.  The Stab High

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Tech Spotlight: FlowSurf, FlowSurf Lake and FlowSurf River

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Sheet-wave pioneers FlowRider entered the deep-water standing wave market last year with the launch of FlowSurf and a new partnership with Hydro Stadium. The product launch puts FlowRider alongside other wave pool technologies like EpicSurf, Ka’ana, Citywave and Unit. Modeled after the Waimea River Wave, FlowSurf is a new deep flow stationary wave by FlowSurf. FlowRider says their goal is

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rapid wave pool history lesson

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All you need to know about rapid waves: History, locations and the new pools

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We'll explore the question of how a rapid wave pool is different from Kelly's wave pool and answer the question, "Is there a difference between standing waves, river waves, rapid waves, deepwater standing waves and stationary waves?" No. These are simply different terms for the same type of wave. Rapid waves are, however, very different from sheet waves like a

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Steven Nauwelaerts of AllWaves

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The AllWaves Story: Outside-the-box imagineering

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Steven Nauwelaerts of AllWaves refers to competitors as "collegues," a refreshing take in a sector that grows more competitive each day. Steven has a unique view of the space. He spent years doing the one thing that might be more difficult than creating surfable waves in a confined pool – extrancting energy from ocean waves. Steven is one of the

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Surf Park Summit lists first round of speakers

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The initial lineup of speakers for this year's Surf Park Summit, an event that gathers key figures in the surf park industry, is now live. The Summit, the largest event dedicated to human-made wave technology, offers surfers the opportunity to enjoy the sport away from traditional ocean settings. Scheduled for September 30 to October 2, 2024, in San Diego, California,

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Victoria Gosling

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Industry: Victoria Gosling signs on with Lost Shore Surf Resort

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GB Surfing chief Victoria Gosling OBE has been appointed as a non-executive director at Lost Shore Surf Resort. The resort, set to open this Autumn, will feature Europe's largest wave pool and luxury accommodation within a 60-acre country park. Victoria, also chair of GB Surfing and a board director of the British Olympic Association, brings experience in working with high-performance

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Endless first waves on page

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Endless Surf signs on for Surfline’s new AI video capture

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The AI video capture segment of the wave pool world, those systems that record customers' rides and offer them for digital download later, just got busier as Surfline joins Flowstate and Wavegarden as players in the space. In an announcement this week Surfline and Endless Surf unveiled a strategic partnership aimed at offering enhanced benefits for surfer progression and revenue

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Nick Asheshov of The Wave Bristol

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Meet the other Nick who helped bring The Wave online

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Nick Asheshov is one of the main reasons you're able to go surfing in a sheep paddock in bucolic Bristol England. With a background in finance, he first delved into The Wave approximately seven years ago while exploring his own surf park project in London. Already equipped with potential investors, Asheshov's path crossed with Nick Hounsfield. Impressed by The Wave's

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Surf Log

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Surf improvement app eyes use in wave pools

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Surf Log, a new iOS app tailored for surfers of all proficiency levels, has been launched on the App Store. The app aims to assist users in setting objectives, monitoring their progress, and optimizing their surfing experiences. Surf Log allows surfers to record details of their sessions, including conditions, board usage, achievements, and challenges, to gain insights for future improvement.

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Dallas developers tour latest offering from Surf Park Summit

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The Dallas Developers Tour took place on May 30-31 and drew in numerous industry professionals, developers, investors, and operators. Participants attended the event to acquire firsthand insights into the establishment and management of surf-anchored venues. Despite unexpected thunderstorms and rainfall, the two-day event showcased the determination and dedication of the surf park community. The gathering occurred at Goodsurf in Deep

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POD Jennifer Vandekreeke

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Podcast: Ideas and implementations with URBNSURF CEO Jennifer Vandekreek

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The first thing we noticed at URBNSURF Sydney was that everyone wore a name badge. “Dude maintaining the pool” now has a name (it’s Keith by the way.) This simple customer experience measure hints at the kind of changes Jennifer Vandekreeke has in mind for Australia’s premier surf park business. In her previous roles, she drove growth for travel and

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Brooke Ferris and Andrew Ross

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Perth Surf Park partners with major surf brand. Can you guess who?

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Aventuur has partnered with Rip Curl to launch a premier surf retail destination at Perth's first surf park, located in Central Cockburn, Western Australia. The $100 million development is set to open in late 2026 and is projected to attract over 1 million visitors annually. The venue will feature waves for all skill levels, high-performance training facilities, and host major

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