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Tiny tubes hint at full-scale potential

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Creators of the floating deploy-almost-anywhere circular wave system, Okahina Wave, aired more footage of their test model. In the video we see tiny barrels rolling out like spokes on a wheel at their facility in France. The Okahina wave pool works like this: A floating atoll is deployed in the ocean, stagnant bays, lagoons and lakes. Wave generators revolve around

Creators of the floating deploy-almost-anywhere circular wave system, Okahina Wave, aired more footage of their test model. In the video ...Continue ›


south america on the globe

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New wave pool tech, concept discovered in South America

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In line with two surf parks coming up fast in Brazil and a new wave technology launched out of Ecuador, WaveSEG joins the South America wave pool party with their own unique technology and branded surf park concept. WeveSEG is part of SEG (South Entertainment Group) South America, and implements the design, installation and maintenance of wave pools marketed under

In line with two surf parks coming up fast in Brazil and a new wave technology launched out of Ecuador, ...Continue ›


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Podcast: Episode 7 Season 2 with Ryder Thomas and his Caribbean project

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Pegasus Lodges, Punta Cana, and Swell International form the basis of this chat with Ryder Thomas Ryder Thomas is a fun, engaging character, and while he was spending a cold grey day in New York, I jumped on a call with him from my base down here in Portugal. We had a long and super interesting conversation all about the

Pegasus Lodges, Punta Cana, and Swell International form the basis of this chat with Ryder Thomas Ryder Thomas is a ...Continue ›


rob kelly

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Employee of the Month: Rob Kelly, Operations Coordinator for PerfectSwell

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What are the differences between the waves at American Dream and BSR Surf Resort? PerfectSwell Employee of the month Rob Kelly shares details about each spot... Rob Kelly is a well-rounded social media powerhouse stacking clips in gnarly, cold surf the world over while still keeping his hair wet with novelty sessions in the Great Lakes and the occasional adventure

What are the differences between the waves at American Dream and BSR Surf Resort? PerfectSwell Employee of the month Rob ...Continue ›


night surf wave pool

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How much to surf Urbnsurf? Price changes reflect the cost of perfect waves

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It’s amazing the variety in wave pool projects that blip on our radar screen. From multi-million dollar homes fronting a central surf lagoon to low-cost, barebones waves peeling off adjacent to a dirt lot. The business models are varied, and there’s a reason for that. In this new space, surf parks are trying to make the dream of sharing waves

It’s amazing the variety in wave pool projects that blip on our radar screen. From multi-million dollar homes fronting a ...Continue ›


artist image of wave pool, beer and hops

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Latest wave pool project opts for America’s beer barrel

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If all goes according to plan Yakima Washington, two hours from Seattle and three hours from Portland will break ground on a Wavegarden Cove this year. Yakima Valley is closer to Canada than it is to Trestles and while most surfers will envision either Bigfoot country or cold, windswept plains of wheat, in reality, the valley here resembles that other

If all goes according to plan Yakima Washington, two hours from Seattle and three hours from Portland will break ground ...Continue ›


Wai Kai standing wave pool

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World’s largest deep-water standing wave breaks ground on Oahu

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Developers announced today that construction is underway on The LineUp, the anchor attraction to the Wai Kai waterfront facility at Hoakalei Resort in Ewa Beach in West Oahu. Wai Kai will feature what’s labeled by developers as “the world’s largest deep-water standing wave.” Built by CityWave, the 100-feet-across structure will host three surf areas sitting side-by-side. Citywave machines run between

Developers announced today that construction is underway on The LineUp, the anchor attraction to the Wai Kai waterfront facility at ...Continue ›


artist rendering of mix tape

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Battle those Bots! Captivating wave pool videos recommended by flawed humans

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What’s appearing on your social media feed? Did your House Hunters International YouTube binge kick the surf clips off your suggested list? Did you inadvertently create a vortex of paint-choice tutorials pockmarked with Bed, Bath and Beyond adverts and nary a Ben Gravy suggestion? Blame the YouTube algorithm. “But algorithms and their bots are wonderful,” you say. The one on

What’s appearing on your social media feed? Did your House Hunters International YouTube binge kick the surf clips off your ...Continue ›


world map of wave pools

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Surf Planner Update: The world’s latest wave pools – Is your town on the list?

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Welcome to our latest edition of the Surf Planner update. This month saw a flurry of activity globally with more wave pools planned for Europe, South America, Australasia and the USA. The WavePoolMag Surf Planner is currently up-to-date with nearly 95 projects worldwide. How do we do it? How do we track down all the developing projects in the world?

Welcome to our latest edition of the Surf Planner update. This month saw a flurry of activity globally with more ...Continue ›


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Wave pool plans for West Oz reignited with new location

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Hot on the heels of the announcement that Sydney would be moving ahead quickly with a proposed Wavegarden Cove as done by Urbnsurf, the group is now sighting on the Cockburn section of Perth. Urbnsurf is hoping to begin construction on the $40-million project in 2022. The new location follows a disappointing run at making waves in nearby Melville. In

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Sydney would be moving ahead quickly with a proposed Wavegarden Cove as ...Continue ›


crowd at urbnsurf melbourne

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Where will the next Urbnsurf be?

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Urbnsurf announced today that it has welcomed more than 100,000 guests in 2020 despite only being open for six months of the year due to COVID-19. The park opened on January 6th, then closed twice before re-opening in mid-October, and is now experiencing strong demand in the lead up to the New Year. “Despite a challenging 2020, we’re thrilled to

Urbnsurf announced today that it has welcomed more than 100,000 guests in 2020 despite only being open for six months ...Continue ›



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Arizona could rival Palm Desert with this latest wave pool addition

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Surf Town Arizona adds weight the "desert-as-surf-spot" trend popping up in The West. If all goes according to plan the development will bring the number of Arizona wave pools to four - an even tie with the Coachella Valley. The new park will join Big Surf in Tempe as well as Gilbert and Mesa as Arizona’s latest surf spots. Surf

Surf Town Arizona adds weight the "desert-as-surf-spot" trend popping up in The West. If all goes according to plan the ...Continue ›


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Solstice celebration on both sides of the equator

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As the northern hemisphere celebrates the longest night of the year, we venture way south of the equator for a night surf with Noa Deane, Creed McTaggart, Shaun Manners and Thom Pringle at Urbnsurf. Australia is on their longest day of the year and it's nice to know we'll be doing the same in six months. Hey, solstices are special

As the northern hemisphere celebrates the longest night of the year, we venture way south of the equator for a ...Continue ›


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Total Cost of Ownership: Things to consider when considering building a surf park

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On the theme of Total Cost of Ownership, guest contributor Tanner Wilson brings up several key components to consider when constructing and running a wave pool attraction. About Total Cost of Ownership: TCO can be summarized as the purchase price of the pool and its technology, plus the costs incurred to construct and continually operate the pool over time. Within

On the theme of Total Cost of Ownership, guest contributor Tanner Wilson brings up several key components to consider when ...Continue ›


sarah beardmore at urbnsurf

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SurfAid Cup decides to run in freshwater Melbourne

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SurfAid is partnering with Urbnsurf for the second version of their charity event to be held in a wave pool. The contest raises money to help families in remote surfing locations throughout the world, namely Indonesia, the Solomon Islands and Baja Sur, Mexico. The SurfAid Cup is comprised of five-member teams with each individual raising a minimum of $1,000. "The

SurfAid is partnering with Urbnsurf for the second version of their charity event to be held in a wave pool. ...Continue ›


Life Ring

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Who is developing standards for surf pools? That’s right, “Safety Nerds”

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The safety protocols for monitoring wave pools are rather complicated. Surf Lakes and the Palm Springs Surf Club demo pool are two different beasts. One is expansive and open while the other is small and boxed in. Safety guidelines aren’t a one-size-fits-all endeavor. The expanse of Surf Lakes requires more lifeguards while in Palm Springs, the main danger comes from

The safety protocols for monitoring wave pools are rather complicated. Surf Lakes and the Palm Springs Surf Club demo pool ...Continue ›


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First Person: Waco, think Tiger King meets Endless Summer

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My name is Max Emerson and I’m a mid-level surfer whose been lucky enough to cobble a career out of making my internet life look more glamorous than it really is. About a million Instagram followers is plenty to support a chronic travel (and surfing) addiction. As a result, I’ve been fortunate enough to paddle out in places like Hawaii,

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Artist mashup of Joy Division and Wavegarden Cove

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Massive Manchester musical heritage will now have to shoulder up against surfing

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Manchester has given the world New Order, The Smiths, Oasis and possibly more chart-topping musical acts than any other city in the world. And now, the next major export (after songs whinging about love and death) could very well be surfing. Manchester news outlets announced this week a £60m outdoor wave pool planned for a plot of land near the

Manchester has given the world New Order, The Smiths, Oasis and possibly more chart-topping musical acts than any other city ...Continue ›


desert waves

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California desert updates: Wave pools still target 2022-23 launch

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Although the pandemic has slowed progress on the four surf parks currently under development in the Coachella Valley it hasn’t changed plans to move ahead on the projects. Completion times for the developments are expected to be during 2022-23. Tom Lochtefeld's wave technology in Palm Springs The Palm Springs Surf Club is moving forward on a 50 million dollar project

Although the pandemic has slowed progress on the four surf parks currently under development in the Coachella Valley it hasn’t ...Continue ›


learning to surf at wave park in south korea

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First Person: Follow a child’s surf lesson at Wave Park

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Let's step back from the all-glory-all-action momentum of wave pool performance and dial it back to the basics. We found this cool clip narrated by a kid who recently learned to surf at Wave Park. The unnamed narrator in this quick video walks us through the whole process of learning to surf in the world’s largest and newest public wave

Let's step back from the all-glory-all-action momentum of wave pool performance and dial it back to the basics. We found ...Continue ›


Luke hynd

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Latest Surf Lakes footage wrapped into mini surf movie

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A new mini-documentary peeks into the brief history of Surf Lakes with updates on Yeppoon’s favorite wave. Occy, Dean Morrison, Mark Mathews, Luke Hynd and others guide viewers through the tweaks, updates, and changes founder Aaron Trevis, engineer Kit Sidwell and crew have made to the pool. None of the information is stop-the-presses earth-shattering, but the whole 13-minute affair is

A new mini-documentary peeks into the brief history of Surf Lakes with updates on Yeppoon’s favorite wave. Occy, Dean Morrison, ...Continue ›


Alaia Bay empty wave pool

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Time to fill that wave pool in the Swiss Alps!

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Alaïa Bay in the Swiss Alps announced they are nearing completion of their 8500m2 Wavegarden Cove surfing lagoon. The wave pool will be filled in December, concluding a five-year project to open the first commercial surf-focused wave pool in mainland Europe. The first tests of the wave generating machinery will begin in January. During this phase, the settings will be fine-tuned

Alaïa Bay in the Swiss Alps announced they are nearing completion of their 8500m2 Wavegarden Cove surfing lagoon. The wave pool ...Continue ›


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Hills Shire Council green lights Wisemans Surf Lodge

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The Wisemans Surf Lodge project took a major step forward this week when the local council approved the development of a Surf Loch wave pool. Ace Chief Group paid $7.25 million for 18 hectares in 2016, partnering with John Du Vernet to develop a surf spot away from the ocean. “What we’ll create at Wisemans is a solution to access

The Wisemans Surf Lodge project took a major step forward this week when the local council approved the development of ...Continue ›


American Wave Machines Perfect Swell

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Florida to get PerfectSwell as SoCal desert gets more legit

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Two American Wave Machine projects received approval this week, one in New Smyrna, Florida and the other in Thermal, California. The company that makes PerfectSwell wave technology, the famed system used at BSR in Texas and at the American Dream Mall in New Jersey, now claims six upcoming projects including Japan, Brazil, Virginia and Australia. New SmyrnaNew Smyrna Beach Commissioners

Two American Wave Machine projects received approval this week, one in New Smyrna, Florida and the other in Thermal, California. ...Continue ›