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Surf Park Summit Announces 2023 Dates

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Surf Park Summit returns to San Diego, announces 2023 dates

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Surf Park Central announced the return of Surf Park Summit on September 19-20, 2023. The industry-leading event returns to the Scripps Seaside Forum in San Diego for another unmatched networking event with a focus on expert discussions that help shape and define the future of surfing outside the ocean. This year’s Surf Park Summit is offering a new early bird

Surf Park Central announced the return of Surf Park Summit on September 19-20, 2023. The industry-leading event returns to the ...Continue ›


wave pool la nucia spain

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Spanish sports hub signs on for new wave pool

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Last week at the FITUR International Tourism Fair in Madrid, developers announced they will be using Wavegarden tech for an upcoming sports facility project. The surf park is aimed at boosting tourism and economic growth in the Valencian Community of Spain. Known as a European sports capital, La Nucia lies southeast of the Mediterranean coastline and 10km north of Benidorm,

Last week at the FITUR International Tourism Fair in Madrid, developers announced they will be using Wavegarden tech for an ...Continue ›


photo profile of Roo

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WavePoolMag Photographer Series: Simply “Roo”

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While you'd be forgiven if you confused today's Instagram with Tic Tok. Insta was once a fertile ground for photographers to show their work, but with each 15-second choreographed Tik Tok dance, we move further away from a platform once dominated by stills. Recently we scrolled through a few beautiful images of The Wave in Bristol and thought, "hey, amazing

While you'd be forgiven if you confused today's Instagram with Tic Tok. Insta was once a fertile ground for photographers ...Continue ›


julie Kline of EpicSurf

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Julie Kline explains how EpicSurf can democratize surfing

Podcasts

In this episode we speak with Julie Kline of EpicSurf whose goal is to bring the benefits of sliding along a wave to everyone. The deepwater standing wave revolution will allow more waves in more places than ever before, bringing surfing to people who ordinarily might not have the chance to become surfers.

In this episode we speak with Julie Kline of EpicSurf whose goal is to bring the benefits of sliding along ...Continue ›


water drop splash closeup

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The lowdown on buoyancy in a wave pool

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There is so much theory tossed back and forth about why surfing in freshwater feels so different than it does in salted waves. We did some digging to mythbust Fresh vs. Salt buoyancy rumors and answer some basic questions. Guess what we found out? Yes, salt water is more buoyant than freshwater. But it’s a bit more complicated than that.

There is so much theory tossed back and forth about why surfing in freshwater feels so different than it does ...Continue ›


pov tube at bristol

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Ice Breaker: POV tubes in Bristol

Television

This clip highlights a session by bodyboarder Aran Naismith who spent much of the session in the silky green tubes of The Wave Bristol. According to the clip from Inspired Bodyboarding it was the coldest day of 2023 so far with 4-degree water and an outside air temp of -5 degrees. The whole wave pool was frozen over at the

This clip highlights a session by bodyboarder Aran Naismith who spent much of the session in the silky green tubes ...Continue ›


Wavegarden Test Tube

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Seven pools in 7 years: This is how Japan’s next surf boom will happen

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This year WavePoolMag visited a few projects in Japan including Surf Stadium and citywave Tokyo. Our trip included a meeting with members of the JPF Company, which stands for Jump for Positive Future. The publicly-traded entity with 800 employees is famous for growing track cycling, that once-obscure sport of chasing opponents around an oval track on hipster fixed-gear bikes. Launched

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Are inflation and high interest rates hurting wave pool projects? Here’s what we found out.

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Amid soaring inflation, high-interest rates, crypto meltdowns, and a stumbling stock market, investor confidence is weak, to put it nicely.  Despite falling from its peak in June of 2022, USD inflation still sits at 7%, the highest mark since the 1980s. The current 4.4% interest rate is the highest since the 2008 financial crisis. And 2022 was also the worst

Amid soaring inflation, high-interest rates, crypto meltdowns, and a stumbling stock market, investor confidence is weak, to put it nicely.  ...Continue ›


angus forrest of Rip Curl Aus

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Angus Forrest explains why Rip Curl jumped into the deep end

Podcasts

In Rip Curl’s Search campaign, we are teased with images of empty lineups from far-off, exotic locations. So how does a company that built its core messaging on the nearly unattainable aspect of surfing, align itself with surfing in wave pools? In this episode, we speak with Angus Forrest, marketing manager for Rip Curl Australia and New Zealand, and discover

In Rip Curl’s Search campaign, we are teased with images of empty lineups from far-off, exotic locations. So how does ...Continue ›


Guide to Swiss wave pool Alaïa Bay

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All I want for Christmas is a job at Alaïa Bay

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Consider this: Even if only half of the surf park projects on the WavePoolMag App come to fruition, it still represents more than 5000 jobs in the next 3-5 years. And we just found a few dream positions for anyone serious about working in the space.Switzerland’s best surf spot just put out a call to fill three positions. This is

Consider this: Even if only half of the surf park projects on the WavePoolMag App come to fruition, it still ...Continue ›


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Op-Ed: Top Wave Pool Stories from the year 2050

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Ahead of the curve, that's how we roll at Wave Pool Mag. Do you want the low-down on the top stories from the future? Here are what's sure to be the top stories from 2050. You're welcome. Satellite Surfers While outer galaxies are still being explored, it's safe to say our solar system has been tamed. With commercial colonies on

Ahead of the curve, that's how we roll at Wave Pool Mag. Do you want the low-down on the top ...Continue ›


top wave pool technologies

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The Top Industry Stories of 2022

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It’s the technology companies that power the surf parks we know, love and dream to build. These engineering institutions are constantly evolving, growing and making better surf. WavePoolMag reached out to a handful of wave makers this year with a simple question; “What was your biggest accomplishment in 2022?” The answers varied. Some were technical. Others were more business-minded. Each

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Brandon Lowery of USA Surfing

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Utilizing wave pools to maximize the benefits of sport with USA Surfing’s Brandon Lowery

Podcasts

Brandon Lowery is the interim CEO at USA Surfing, the definitive amateur organization for surfing in America. He’s been involved in the pool scene for more than a decade, working with Greg Webber and BSR Surf Resort early on. In this episode we explore not only how wave pools can better Team America, but how pools will change the face

Brandon Lowery is the interim CEO at USA Surfing, the definitive amateur organization for surfing in America. He’s been involved ...Continue ›


Brazil booms with more promise as Wavegarden announces partnership with KSM Realty

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Brazil buzzes with more activity as Wavegarden announces partnership with KSM Realty

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A new partnership between KSM Realty and Wavegarden will see a string of surf clubs created. The first will be a massive Cove with 62 modules, spanning 27,000 m2 and opening in 2025. Wavegarden says this will be the first in a series of specialized centers delivered throughout the world. The announcement comes on the heels of Endless Surf's partnership

A new partnership between KSM Realty and Wavegarden will see a string of surf clubs created. The first will be ...Continue ›


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WSL holds first competition outside of its own KSWaveCo technology

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The Rip Curl Pro Urbnsurf QS1000 presented by Pirate Life has wrapped up in pumping waves and sunshine in front of 1,000 spectators at Urbnsurf Melbourne with local Victorian Xavier Huxtable and Lennox Head surfer Nyxie Ryan claiming wins. This is the first WSL event held outside of the Surf Ranch, and part of the WSL's expansion to include wave

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citywave tokyo

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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

This week a new wave park called The Seahive hit the British news cycle. The surf park is looking at ...Continue ›


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

The Swedish Champs went down at Waco Surf last month crowning several new national champions. The field was made up ...Continue ›


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

Work is set to start on a solar and energy storage array at The Wave in South Gloucestershire to kick ...Continue ›


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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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

The Tejasurf Waco Pro/Am went down at Waco Surf on November 19, 2022. This was the second time the Texas Gulf ...Continue ›


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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

Mark Occhilupo, aka “Occy” makes a living at surfing. Which is good because it’s really hard imagining him doing anything ...Continue ›


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

Ka’ana Wave Co., creator of award-winning CM7-Series surf attractions, announced it has successfully entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with ...Continue ›


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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

The Cove in Southport made another push in the media last week. A local news outlet posted new architectural renderings, ...Continue ›