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How much value does a wave pool add to a development? Here’s one example

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The increase in coastal property values along the Southern California shoreline and its many world-famous surf breaks is staggering with one report citing the average close-to-shore dwelling at $10.5 million. But coastal property is limited. So what do you do? Build a beach. Phase one of the Praia Da Grama project was completed relatively quickly since its announcement in 2019.

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While China’s first wave pool experiment crashed and burned, new intel suggests they are far from done

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China’s first wave pool experiment sent shock waves around the world in 2019. The world’s biggest manufacturing power had entered the wave pool arms race. Well, sort of. The pool China launched in the country’s northeast Henan province basically copied the design and layout of Kelly Slater’s pool in Lemoore. The wave didn’t match the quality or perfection that Slater

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Washington State wave pool on track

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In Washington State, Yakima County officials approved the Barreled Surf Park project following a long and contentious approval process last spring. This week more details came to light as developer Joey Lawrence spoke with a local Rotary Club. Barreled Surf Park will be located two hours from Seattle and three hours from Portland. The rural farming community is known as

In Washington State, Yakima County officials approved the Barreled Surf Park project following a long and contentious approval process last ...Continue ›


First of its kind prosthetic tested in wave pool

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First of its kind prosthetic tested in wave pool

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A new type of prosthetic arm – the first of its kind in the world – which has been designed to help surfers with upper body limb differences to ‘pop-up’ on their board, has proven effective for surfing.  A group of limb-different surfers from across the UK were invited to put the new prosthetic through its paces at a special

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PHX Surf facility

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Double wave tank project announced for Arizona

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The PHX Surf facility will be built where State Route 238 and Loma Road cross and will include two 5-acre surf lagoons surrrounded by RV camping, tiny surf villas, a hotel, restaurants, shopping, a concert stage and other amenities. Hot on the heels of “The North Shore” 35th anniversary, Arizona has notched another wave pool project, this one will feature

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Surf ATL

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Surf ATL project finds footing with financial group

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We've been following the Atlanta wave pool project for awhile now for a few reasons. First, it's a community-first wave pool project which is rare in the developer world, and second it will be Georgia's first surf park. This week, the Surf ATL group announced a partnership with Commenda Real Estate and Commenda Capital to access the financial muscle necessary to see the project

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Stance socks and The wave

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Stance enhances photography moxie at The Wave

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The Wave announced a new 3-year partnership with Stance that focuses on photography and creativity and other areas at Bristol's favorite surf spot. The agreement sees Stance launch a dedicated photography space at The Wave.A statement from the wave said the partnership builds on the shared appreciation of creativity, human expression and the joy of surfing.Stance is a longtime supporter of surf

The Wave announced a new 3-year partnership with Stance that focuses on photography and creativity and other areas at Bristol's favorite surf ...Continue ›


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Kelly Slater Lost Tapes Rewind: What if he won an event at the wave he built?

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Watching the WSL's Lost Tapes is frustrating. The whole series is a tease as to gleening insight into Kelly, the man, the myth, the legend. But just when you think he's going to share something deeply revealing, he drifts back to the script. This happens frequently throughout the series. In this latest episode, the elephant in the room is "what

Watching the WSL's Lost Tapes is frustrating. The whole series is a tease as to gleening insight into Kelly, the ...Continue ›


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How that one Chinese wave pool malfunction happened & why a surfboard is safer than an inflatable unicorn

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In 2019 the ironically named Tsunami Pool in Longjing, China dished out a heavy beating to hundreds of unsuspecting bathers who, until seconds earlier, had been bobbing about serenely like Cheerios in a breakfast bowl. Fortunately, since we’re living in the smartphone era, this spectacular malfunction was caught on camera, and the resulting footage went viral worldwide. What had happened

In 2019 the ironically named Tsunami Pool in Longjing, China dished out a heavy beating to hundreds of unsuspecting bathers ...Continue ›


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Sao Paulo 3, Rio 0. Wave pool race heats up in Brazil

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São Paulo is on its way to becoming the wave pool capital of Brazil, and South America for that matter. The city is the southern hemisphere’s most populous metropolis with 12 million inhabitants, and now all will be within driving distance of three wave tanks. The KSM group opened Praia da Grama last year to rave reviews. Now JHSF, a

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Coral Mountain scales back to appease neighbors

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Big changes to the design at Coral Mountain were announced this week as developers try to appease neighbors in the adjacent golf resorts. The private resort and residential community plans to include 150 hotel rooms, 600 vacation rentals and additional exclusive residences and recreational facilities. Coral Mountain is intended to be built on 400 acres of undeveloped land that was

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Tips and Tricks: Surf Park wave entry is key to surfing well. Here’s how to do it

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Urbnsurf Melbourne is the only surf environment in Australia with a controlled, consistent take-off location. With this, a surfer can guarantee where and when each wave will break… and that no one will be on your inside. By understanding the where and when of each wave, a surfer can take complete ownership of their wave entry, thus enabling them to

Urbnsurf Melbourne is the only surf environment in Australia with a controlled, consistent take-off location. With this, a surfer can ...Continue ›


Surfers in the water at The Wave credit Global Shots

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New coaching program at The Wave targets skilled surfers

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Wave pools have long been tapped as the perfect venue to improve one's surf skills. But most programs out there focus on the beginning/intermediate surfer. At the other end of the spectrum are the elite training sessions geared for the professional level. But what about those surfers somewhere in between, you know advanced but not quite QS warrior ready? The

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oceankamp wave pool in oceanside

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Oceanside city council green lights surf lagoon (finally)

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Editor's Note:The land around Ocean Kamp is undergoing construction as we speak. We get a handful of reports from neighbors and surfers in the area. Most often the report is something like: "lots of dirt moving equipment, but no wave pool yet." We get hit up regularly with requests, "any updates on the O-Side pool?" Well now, after a year

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Surftown MUC construction

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Bavarian surfing and how Surftown MUC will change everything

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I spent several days in Munich surrounding the groundbreaking of the new Endless Surf powered facility dubbed Surftown MUC. What I saw around town was truly eye-opening: bikes kitted out with board racks, wetsuits hanging from balconies, the odd surf shop and surfers cycling (traffic is gnarly here) to the Eisbach River wave. One afternoon sitting at a Biergarten I

I spent several days in Munich surrounding the groundbreaking of the new Endless Surf powered facility dubbed Surftown MUC. What ...Continue ›


Dreamwave rapid surf pool

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No energy required: Meet the rapid wave pool without a motor

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One could consider Germany the birthplace of river surfing at natural spots like Floßlände and Eisbach in Munich. From Bavaria it spread into the rivers of Austria and Switzerland and across the pond to the US. Today there are commercial artificial rapid pools popping up everywhere in the world which is great. However, there’s obviously the issue with sustainability through

One could consider Germany the birthplace of river surfing at natural spots like Floßlände and Eisbach in Munich. From Bavaria ...Continue ›


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Industry Updates: WavePoolMag partners with Surf Park Summit

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WavePoolMag announced a partnership with Surf Park Central this week. The two most prominent names in all things surf parks and wave pools are teaming up to better deliver news and information in this rapidly expanding space. Both teams have decades of surf industry experience accumulated before the time when wave pools were a thing. As the wave basin landscape

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Wavegarden Scotland breaks ground, eyes 2024 opening

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Major construction work at Scotland’s newest leisure and staycation facility, Wavegarden Scotland, got underway today in Ratho, near Edinburgh. The £55m landmark development will include the country’s first inland surfing destination.The Wavegarden Scotland development is expected to open to the public in Summer 2024 - boosting long-term socio-economic, recreational and tourism benefits including creating up to 130 jobs once open, generating

Major construction work at Scotland’s newest leisure and staycation facility, Wavegarden Scotland, got underway today in Ratho, near Edinburgh. The £55m ...Continue ›


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Chlorine Dream: The oft-overlooked wave pools including one that charges just $8 per hour

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Here are the Top 10 wave pools you don't think of when you plan a surf session... What do you do if you’re on a layover in Orlando or Edmonton? You can go surfing. True, it won’t be the perfection of The Surf Ranch. But surfing, strange beast that it is, seems to be fun no matter what. After Stab’s

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Pool program brings wave-riding to the deaf in Switzerland

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One of the coolest things about wave pools is that driven, ocean-less individuals can go from zero to hero in just a few years. All it takes is heaps of drive, ambition and close proximity to one of the world’s surf parks. Simon Plachtzik started surfing five years ago during a holiday in Portugal and waved goodbye to his previous

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Janina Zeitler and Lennard Weinhold claim Rapid Surf League Puresurfcamps Munich Pro titles

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 With rapid pools being built all over the world, the sporting side of things is getting more and more interesting and professional. Since its inception in 2018, the Rapid Surf League, the first professional surf league on rapids has now successfully organized 7 RSL Pro events, a Pro / Am event and various smaller grassroots events at locations across Europe.

 With rapid pools being built all over the world, the sporting side of things is getting more and more interesting ...Continue ›


English Adaptive Surfing Open

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Surfing moves closer to Paralympic inclusion with event at The Wave, Bristol

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The 2022 English Adaptive Surfing Open ran on July 7 at The Wave in Bristol. It's a popular draw combining positive vibes in a party atmosphere while adhering to strict ISA Para Surfing classifications. Surfing England says they are pushing to get the sport included in the Paralympics via both regulations and simply by sharing their stoke of these high-energy

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Surf Lakes Australia Wave Pool Yepoon

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12 waves per surfer per hour at Surf Lakes?

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Surf Lakes is a big wave pool. It's also really big right now in Australia (a big, big country.) Much of its popularity is due to its Queensland location. However, it's still a 9-hour drive from iconic breaks like the Superbank. Why? Because, you guessed it, OZ is B.I.G. As part of the company's more aggressive rollout and announcement of

Surf Lakes is a big wave pool. It's also really big right now in Australia (a big, big country.) Much ...Continue ›


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Employee of the Month: Luca Loubet of Alaïa Bay

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Luca Loubet studied water sports management at the University of Montpellier. The fickle swell patterns and six-month-long flat spells of the Mediterranean stoked his interest in wave pools. Luca wrote his final thesis on Wavegarden, eying an exit to a career as a surf coach. A combination of drive and luck landed him a job at Adventure Parc Snowdonia as

Luca Loubet studied water sports management at the University of Montpellier. The fickle swell patterns and six-month-long flat spells of ...Continue ›


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How to get into and enjoy the Kelly Slater Surf Ranch

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We get so many queries about the Kelly Slater Wave Co. Readers want to know how to get in, how much does it cost and why isn’t the company returning phone calls and emails? The short answer is that Kelly’s is so busy that landing new clients is not a priority – a wonderful problem for any business. But it

We get so many queries about the Kelly Slater Wave Co. Readers want to know how to get in, how ...Continue ›