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Florida enters race to build a Surf Lakes wave pool

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A new proposal was announced this week for a Tampa Bay surf tank. Peak Surf Park would cover 30 acres and include a wave pool along with a handful of other amenities like a cafe, restaurant, and shops. The company website says they will also include skate, bike and climbing facilities as well as lessons, coaching and competitions. Surf Lakes

A new proposal was announced this week for a Tampa Bay surf tank. Peak Surf Park would cover 30 acres ...Continue ›


reception desk at wave park

 |  User Guide

Wave Pool Reviews by You: Wave Park

User Guide

Pros in wave pools are Instagram and YouTube gold. Your favorite surf brands are happy to foot the bill in exchange for likes and engagement. But it's a lopsided ecosystem. Search "wave pool" through social platforms and you'll find a hive of influencers and pros claiming "best pool ever." But what about us mortal surfers who have to trade hard-earned

Pros in wave pools are Instagram and YouTube gold. Your favorite surf brands are happy to foot the bill in ...Continue ›


surfers ear art image

 |  User Guide

Know how to protect your head holes from Surfer’s Ear

User Guide

Finding the best surf earplugs is a tricky task. Mainly because the human ear canal, annoyingly, doesn’t come in one size.Let’s face it, the human body hosts the most magnificent natural engineering in the known world, yet is also one of the greatest mysteries in the universe, not counting however it is that Star Wars Stormtroopers manage to go to

Finding the best surf earplugs is a tricky task. Mainly because the human ear canal, annoyingly, doesn’t come in one ...Continue ›


door shaped surfboard

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Surfing gets a new kind of kick with door & coffin-shaped boards

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Our favorite on-again-off-again Instagram chat of late has been with an entity known as Perfect Designs. We’re not really sure what it is they do beyond their band Bad Pelican’s sleeper hit “Too Cool For The Wave Pool” but we totally dig that they are floating something new and creative and have chosen to tether it to surfing - however

Our favorite on-again-off-again Instagram chat of late has been with an entity known as Perfect Designs. We’re not really sure ...Continue ›


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From Bets to Barrels: Sardinian city’s race track joins Italian pool project list

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Will Sardinia be home to Italy’s first wave pool? And more precisely will the capital of Cagliari transform itself from a cruise ship step off to a surf tourism hot spot? In recent weeks the island’s warm climate and old-world charm became the backdrop for another wave pool proposal. Italy’s last surf park hope was way to the north in

Will Sardinia be home to Italy’s first wave pool? And more precisely will the capital of Cagliari transform itself from ...Continue ›


typhoon lagoon reopens

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OG wave pool Typhoon Lagoon turns on the machine after nearly 2 years

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Florida’s favorite wave pool (and only one to date) officially reopened this week after nearly two years of being closed due to the COVID pandemic. Despite Florida’s tug of war with the federal government over public safety guidances, Orlando’s theme park industry sided with caution and kept most Disney parks closed. During the downtime, Typhoon Lagoon underwent a few undisclosed

Florida’s favorite wave pool (and only one to date) officially reopened this week after nearly two years of being closed ...Continue ›


surf parks australia

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Sunshine Coast sights on new pool just one hour north of Brisbane

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Surf Parks Australia is planning a 13-hectare development near Glass House Mountain on Australia’s Sunshine Coast. The wave pool will feature learn-to-surf facilities, cafe, dining, wellness center and a shop or two. According to Surf Parks Australia, the development will be a sustainable surf park. “Surf Parks Australia just wants to surf and promote the healthy lifestyle that comes with

Surf Parks Australia is planning a 13-hectare development near Glass House Mountain on Australia’s Sunshine Coast. The wave pool will ...Continue ›


waveseg test tank

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WaveSEG partners with the Brazilian Surf Park Association

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Brazil has 3 million surfers and represents roughly one-third of the WSL top 34 going into the 2022 season. Of the country's 8.5 million square miles, only 4,600 of that skirts the coastline. So what happens when the inland territories have access to surf via wave pools? Once the whole country starts surfing we can guess that total, unstoppable world

Brazil has 3 million surfers and represents roughly one-third of the WSL top 34 going into the 2022 season. Of ...Continue ›


for the love music festival at urbnsurf

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Urbnsurf receives IAAPA award for, well, basically throwing a party

News

Ocean surfing is cyclical. Each season we chase swell to our favorite breaks (both nearby and across the world.) Digital surf platforms follow, pumping out the carnage of each big wave season, WSL contest updates and wetsuit guides with calendar precision. Exciting to watch? Yes. Predictable? Too much so. But while fans cycle through the digital surf media sphere each

Ocean surfing is cyclical. Each season we chase swell to our favorite breaks (both nearby and across the world.) Digital ...Continue ›


alaia bay surf the alps

 |  Television

Video: Alaïa Open Winter Cup recap

Television

The majestic Swiss Alps can now claim to be part of the history of surfing. Despite the water temperature reaching near freezing (3.5ºC/38.3F), 125 brave surfers from across the globe competed in the inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup in Sion, Switzerland. Participants were quick to forget about the icy waters and focused on posting their best performances and highest scores possible. This was one of the first major international competitions staged in the Wavegarden Cove,

The majestic Swiss Alps can now claim to be part of the history of surfing. Despite the water temperature reaching near freezing (3.5ºC/38.3F), 125 ...Continue ›


kelly slater endorfins fin

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New fin system by Kelly will float in the pool

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Kelly Slater and Firewire just launched eco-themed Endorfins, a new carbon twill build with very specific flex patterns and weight properties. The new line is made of a layered ultralight carbon veil over a P.E.T core (yes they float) and is designed to stay put in fin boxes so they won't come loose and litter the ocean (or pool) floor.

Kelly Slater and Firewire just launched eco-themed Endorfins, a new carbon twill build with very specific flex patterns and weight ...Continue ›


wave pool jobs at bsr

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BSR call for Director of Surf Experience heralds new niche market

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The wave pool industry is growing. What is niche today won't always be that weird thing that's difficult to explain to relatives over the Holidays. Your uncle won't harrass you when you say you're a Wave DJ - "well what kinda music is that?" Today there are only a handful of jobs at the world’s limited number of surf parks,

The wave pool industry is growing. What is niche today won't always be that weird thing that's difficult to explain ...Continue ›


Surf Aid Cup wave pool

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SurfAid Cup returns to Urbnsurf wave pool for a second year

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SurfAid announced today they will partner with Urbnsurf for the return of the SurfAid Cup in 2022. The event will raise vital funds to improve the health, wellbeing and resilience of people living in isolated regions. The event will be held on Friday 25th March in Melbourne at Australia's only public-facing surf-focused wave tank. Urbnsurf delivers a variety of Wavegarden

SurfAid announced today they will partner with Urbnsurf for the return of the SurfAid Cup in 2022. The event will ...Continue ›


allentown

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Rewind: The Allentown wave pool comp 1985

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Wave pool comps have a bad rep. Much of it due to the tense monotony of the CT elite at Kelly’s. Yes, there are moments of brilliance, but overall the splendor of surf spectating is dragging anchor at such events. Conversely, the longboard event at Kelly’s was beautiful, graceful and engaging. Further up the wave pool comp please-o-meter the Alaia

Wave pool comps have a bad rep. Much of it due to the tense monotony of the CT elite at ...Continue ›


wavepool urbnsurf sydney

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Urbnsurf Sydney: One of the world’s most hotly anticipated surf parks breaks ground

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The long-anticipated groundbreaking at the Urbnsurf Sydney site went down this weekend with the unveiling of official park renderings, surf star appearances and construction vehicles. Sydneysiders and surrounding areas will have access to the park which sites within 30 minutes of the CBD. It will provide an alternative break to the ocean that will pump human-made waves for all ages and abilities. Tom Carroll, Luke Egan and others

The long-anticipated groundbreaking at the Urbnsurf Sydney site went down this weekend with the unveiling of official park renderings, surf ...Continue ›


winter wave pool contest

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Action-packed final day at the Alaïa Open Winter Cup in Switzerland

News

Pedro Menezes wins the Men’s Division in the inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup in Sion, Switzerland, Maud Le Car takes the Women’s Division, Kai Odriozola nabs Juniors and Jamie Veselko crowned kids' champ. The snow and rain stayed away for most of the day for the final heats of the Alaïa Open Winter Cup. Not exactly balmy, it was still

Pedro Menezes wins the Men’s Division in the inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup in Sion, Switzerland, Maud Le Car takes ...Continue ›


wave pool software dream

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Here are 7 examples of wave technology software systems

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Cell phones are awesome, they connect us to the modern world and have more computing power than the initial moon landing. But without the software, they’re a paperweight (remember paper?). Just as wave pools are incredible, but without the software to control pumps and valves, they’re an expensive waterlogged hole in the ground not even suitable for swimming laps. With no computer

Cell phones are awesome, they connect us to the modern world and have more computing power than the initial moon ...Continue ›


alaia bay winter cup day 1

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It’s Snowtime! Int’l field light up Day 1 of Alaia Open Winter Cup

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Check the Live Heat Scores l Check the Webcam It was a hotly-contested opening day of surfing at the Alaïa Open Winter Cup. International and Swiss competitors were battling it out in the perfect surf that Alaïa Bay delivers.  Despite many of the competitors experiencing their first 'snow surf' session as light snow fell throughout most of the day, some incredible surfing and

Check the Live Heat Scores l Check the Webcam It was a hotly-contested opening day of surfing at the Alaïa Open ...Continue ›


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Ka’ana Wave Co grabs Brass Ring award at IAAPA

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Ka’ana Wave Co. is celebrating its successful exhibitor debut at IAAPA Expo 2021, which was held in Orlando, Florida, last month. As well as giving the team a chance to showcase Ka’ana’s cutting-edge CM7-Series wave machines in action, the show also resulted in an awards win for the new technology. For Ka’ana, after months of preparation, planning, logistics, travel and

Ka’ana Wave Co. is celebrating its successful exhibitor debut at IAAPA Expo 2021, which was held in Orlando, Florida, last ...Continue ›


rowlett texas wave pool near Dallas

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Sapphire Bay update: Wave pool project one small piece in big Dallas development

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Yep, it’s true, everything is bigger in Texas. A large site in the town of Rowlett, which is just to the east of Dallas, on the shore of Lake Ray Hubbard, is set to be home to a large commercial development called Sapphire Bay. This billion-dollar master-planned mixed-use development is expected to open its first phase in fall 2023. The

Yep, it’s true, everything is bigger in Texas. A large site in the town of Rowlett, which is just to ...Continue ›


wavepoolmag iphone app

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Wave pool guide details 100+ projects with innovative App and expanded map page

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The WavePoolMag app for iOS devices is available free of charge at the App Store. WavePoolMag announced a reboot and several functional updates to their ever-popular Surf Planner page and iPhone app which allows users to discover the latest proposed, planned, and open-for-business wave pools from around the world - for free!Powered by the WavePoolMag Surf Planner, the rebooted app includes

The WavePoolMag app for iOS devices is available free of charge at the App Store. WavePoolMag announced a reboot and several ...Continue ›


urbnsurf wave pool settings

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Quick guide to Urbnsurf settings for your post-COVID session

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Urbnsurf has opened back up after serpentining through COVID during another long, cold, lonely winter. But now Australia is opening up to the public - the sun’s out, days are getting longer and the flight traffic at Melbourne International is stacking up. This means the Lucky Country’s favorite public wave pool at the moment (OK, the only one) is firing

Urbnsurf has opened back up after serpentining through COVID during another long, cold, lonely winter. But now Australia is opening ...Continue ›


intervals in wave pools

 |  Podcasts

Podcast: Wave intervals are more important than you might think

Podcasts

In our latest podcast Nick Robinson dives into the hot new topic of intervals in wave pools. Joining Nick and editor Bryan Dickerson are Baptiste Caulonque and Clement Ginestet of Endless Surf wave pools. The four explore the intervals inherent in popular surf systems and how that affects the surf itself, the customer experience and ultimately operating expenditures. It’s a

In our latest podcast Nick Robinson dives into the hot new topic of intervals in wave pools. Joining Nick and ...Continue ›


Alaïa Open Winter Cup surf competition

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The uniquely Swiss $75K Alaïa Open Winter Cup open to all

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The inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup surf competition will take place on the weekend of 4/5 December, with warm-up and training sessions on Friday 3 December. This event is open to both international surfers and local Swiss surfers and includes US$75k in prizes with US$32k in prize money. The comp is remarkable for a few reasons, one being that the

The inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup surf competition will take place on the weekend of 4/5 December, with warm-up and ...Continue ›


wavepool skimboarding

 |  Television

Television: Skim-centric wranglings with Blair and Koa

Television

It’s like a buddy movie without famous actors: giddy, spontaneous and punchdrunk (we’ll blame the jet lag.) One of the most innovative skim-to-surf crossover personalities Blair Conklin took Ultimate Surfer contestant and Skeleton Bay standout Koa Smith on a skim-centric trip to BSR in Waco Texas. The two trade surf craft and barrels and a few airs with poolside banter

It’s like a buddy movie without famous actors: giddy, spontaneous and punchdrunk (we’ll blame the jet lag.) One of the ...Continue ›