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Ben Gravy at the Palm Springs Surf Club

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It’s ON! Palm Springs Surf Club reopens after unexpected shutdown

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The Palm Springs Surf Club is open again. In an announcement to newsletter subscribers, the wave pool said that surf sessions are now available to book on their website. “We thank you for your patience and for being a part of the Palm Springs Surf Club community and mailing list,” read the statement. “As you’ll see, there have been some

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Flowstate goes big in Texas launching at two new wavepools simultaneously

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After launching the video capture system at URBNSURF Melbourne last year, Flowstate has now fine tuned their surf AI models for rapid-standing waves and the pneumatic wave system at Waco Surf. The company now boasts capabilities for at least three different wave technologies.  "After a number of weeks of testing, optimizing and weathering a few storms, we’re excited to launch

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Houston wave pool now accepting new memberships

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HTX Surf by Beach Street Development announced they are taking deposits for memberships. The company said that private or corporate membership status will guarantee future access to surf sessions at the facility with monthly dues ranging from $250 to $2,000. Membership perks include complimentary surf sessions, priority access to the surf lagoon reservation platform, exclusive member sessions in the surf

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hiring at a wave pool

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Watch Now: How do wave pools do hiring?

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Human resources are the biggest operating expense for a wave pool. And good hires can make or break a business. They'll help you to save time and money. But how do you ensure that you hire employees who will be true to your brand's objectives? And how do you find dedicated team members who are willing to disappear in the

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The wave bristol video review

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Can the Wave Pool Industry Go Green? Yes. Here’s How

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Owning and running an environmentally aware business that leaves as light of a footprint as possible is a tricky task for any business, doubly so with wave pools. Water and electricity usage and practices need to be constantly scrutinised and updated; for both economic reasons, and green principles. To streamline the path to good environmental governance, which can assist wave

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goodsurf texas facility

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Surf Park Summit organizers take the show on the road to Dallas

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Surf Park Summit has announced a developer-focused event centered on the surf-anchored real estate industry. Scheduled for May 30-31 at Goodsurf in Deep Ellum, Texas, the event aims to facilitate connections between industry suppliers and developers. "In light of the growing development within the surf park industry, this event presents an ideal opportunity for real estate developers, investors, and operators

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Convo Time: How wave pools will shape everything from the WSL to the surf industry

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Brendan Buckley, or just “Buck,” spent years in the marketing department at Quiksilver before moving to the editor’s desk at Stab. His perspective is unique because, whereas editorial and marketing are typically two separate entities, Buck is a professor of both. We spoke with him to gain surf endemic insight on those places where wave pools intersect with surf brands,

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Employee of the Month: Niall Sutherland of YourWave

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Niall Sutherland is the Commercial Manager at rapid wave technology YourWave. Niall traveled to NZ from his native Scotland in 2014, intending to stay for one ski season before continuing his travels around the world. But he never left New Zealand’s Wanaka, an area renowned for its outdoor vibrance. Niall immediately found work in the adventure industry for retail and

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Sunshine Coast wave pool names tech provider

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An hour north of Brisbane, the Surf Farm project plans to transform 10 hectares near the Glass House Mountains into a resort-style surf experience. Billing itself as a curated experience, the project will include a cafe, shops, and leisure activities tuned into laid-back Sunshine Coast frequency. While this surf park has been on the WavePoolMag Surf Planner Map for a

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SurfAid Cup choses wave pools for unique fundraising events

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In March SurfAid held two special events at wave pools. The first went down in Texas for the inaugural SurfAid Cup at Waco Surf while the second returned to the familiar setup at URBNSURF Melbourne. The fundraising comps invited teams of four surfers from across America and Australia. The March 22 event in Melbourne had a fundraising goal of $50,000

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New renders and new animation update our collective Surf Lakes knowledge

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Surf Lakes has been busy lately, launching new graphics to show how the system works as well as new concept renders for the famous plunger. In a new YouTube video post Surf Lakes partnered with New Motion Productions to show people how the generated pressure moves the plunger up and down. “This was a fun project to work on,” said

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Plans and dreams to build a wave pool: “This is a story about failure and what not to do”

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Wave pool projects require perseverance, as they involve a significant amount of time, effort, and the all-mighty dollar. Nick Robinson talks about the hurdles he faced during his bid to build a wave pool in Portugal. He discusses the process he went through to find suitable land, choosing the right technology for that land and navigating the ever present cultural

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Japan’s latest wave pool announces Summer 2026 launch date

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The Ise Shima Cultural Development Company announced plans to build a new wave pool in Ago-cho, Shima City in the Mie Prefecture of Japan. The facility, named "Perfect Swell Shima," is scheduled to open in the summer of 2026 and will cost an estimated 4 billion yen (approximately 26.6 million USD). The wave pool will be a pneumatic American Wave

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Arizona’s Revel Surf issues “It’s still too early to give you a date” statement

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In a release this week Arizona's next wave pool, Revel Surf, gave a brief update on their project, assuring prospective customers and eager surfers that they were “making great progress with the whole venue” and “getting closer each day.” Matt Gunn, John Bushey, Shane Beschen, Cole Cannon and the crew are smart to cloud an exact launch date. Wave pools

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Richmond Surf begins construction on huge development

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"Under Construction" reads the landing page of The Lake website, a Richmond Virginia development that will host a sizeable wave pool. Axios Richmond reported that the project adjacent to the River City Sportsplex in Chesterfield is moving ahead despite delays. The news outlet stated that construction for the development's first commercial phase began earlier this year, with housing to become

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Confirmed: Oceanside wave pool moving ahead

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Editor's Note: The Oceanside wave pool story is resurfacing after a social media post by a local realtor got picked up by the newswires. Media outlets are running the same information that was available last year. The below interview with the developer appeared on WavePoolMag in September 2023. We are reposting it now to help field a surge of inquiries.

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Michaela Heinz: WavePoolMag Employee of the Month

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Employee of the Month: Michaela Heinz, office manager at the American Dream surf pool

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I learned that native New Jerseyans distinguish whether they came from Northern New Jersey or elsewhere in the state. I think it's a matter of pride, like the way Northern Californians never let you forget that they are NOT from Los Angeles. Northern New Jersey, or "North Jersey," is an economic and transportation hub (25 million passengers per year pass

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It’s ON! URBNSURF Sydney turns on the tap

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Australia is several litres closer to having two public-facing surf wave pools as URBNSURF Sydney turned on the taps this week to fill the wave basin. "This is a huge milestone for the much-anticipated second home of URBNSURF in Sydney Olympic Park" the company said in a statement. "URBNSURF is now the only Wave Pool Business in the world to

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Landlock festival

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Waco Surf’s Landlock Festival concept airs more details

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The Landlock Music Festival, an event that will combine competitive inland surfing, diverse live music, and a variety of culinary offerings, has revealed the music lineup and a few other offerings. The upcoming event will feature headliners Shakey Graves on May 3rd, Midland on May 4th along with Saturday night Honky Tonk, while Young The Giant take the stage on

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WPM Friday Sessions - Safety Standards

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Watch Now: WavePoolMag discussion group digs into safety standards

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We're currently enjoying a phase of swift advancement and widespread growth, in both the creation and running of expansive dynamic wave venues and compact standing, or rapid wave facilities. Despite this expansion there are still no international safety standards for surf parks. Injuries and accidents not only impact individual venues but have negative consequences for the reputation and operation of

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skudinsurf american dream

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2024 Video Guide to American Dream Wave Pool

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In this clip, WavePoolMag buses it out of Manhattan, gets lost in a giant New Jersey shopping mall and somehow finds a surf spot. How did we find it? What did it cost? Was it good? Answers in this video clip. Teaser: SkudinSurf books sessions at 2 hours apiece so you will catch a lot of waves. They have 40

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wave pool safety program

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Surf park industry launches three new committees to address safety, sustainability and accessibility

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The surf park industry continues to boom, with more than a dozen parks set to open this year. Like any new business, those in the industry are working on the ground floor of the future of surfing. Companies are navigating both the setbacks and opportunities shaping the world of surf parks. Surf Park Central (SPC) is working to make this

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coal miner wave pool

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From Coal to Kegs: Council in Southeast England greenlights Seahive wave pool project

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Dover District Council's planning committee has approved plans for the Seahive wave pool and a 120-room hotel on the site of a former coal mine in Kent. The application was given the green light on Thursday after the company revamped the design and modified the proposal following a previous denial of planning permission. In addition to the hotel, the proposed

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Chapter 11 crew head to Waco Surf

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We’ve been fans of Dane Reynolds’ Chapter 11 TV for quite some time. And love the formula of fresh clips set to off-the-radar bands and served up with a hefty side of artsy flair. So when the Ventura-centric channel dropped a Waco Surf edit we almost peed ourselves – wave pools AND Dane’s creativity in the same place? But we

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luke wallace of flowstate on the wavepoolmag podcast

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AI video capture is the next big thing – Luke Wallace of Flowstate explains

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Luke Wallace is the CEO of Flowstate, the AI video capture system adopted by many of the world’s wave pools. We spoke with Luke to find out how a variety of factors came together perfectly to create a platform that records each and every one of your waves during a surf park visit. In the process, the system has opened up

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