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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 ›


Ka'anaPark

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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

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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

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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 ›


wave pool light noise

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Coral Mountain to demonstrate light noise for neighbors

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Coral Mountain’s planned Kelly Slater Wave Co. tank in the desert east of Los Angeles will stage a light demonstration to show neighbors how the surf park will affect the area. The action is in response to the neighborhood group La Quinta Residents for Responsible Development opposing projects near their housing developments. One issue neighbors raised on a menu of

Coral Mountain’s planned Kelly Slater Wave Co. tank in the desert east of Los Angeles will stage a light demonstration ...Continue ›


Rapid wave pool Expression Session milan

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Rapid wave pool party in Milan showcases tech

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UNIT Surf Pool invited a few of the world’s best rapid surfers to surf and enjoy the 10-meter UNIT wave pool in Milan, Italy recently. The event was titled an ‘Expression Session’ and featured some of the world’s best rapid surf athletes from all walks of life. Legendary rapid surfers and founders of the Rapid Surf League, Quirin Rohleder and

UNIT Surf Pool invited a few of the world’s best rapid surfers to surf and enjoy the 10-meter UNIT wave ...Continue ›


oceanside wave pool

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OceanKamp project underway, but pool remains a mystery

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When will we see Southern California’s first wave pool? Apart from the desert projects, including the Palm Springs Surf Club - scheduled to open mid-2023, the next tank could be in Oceanside. It’s a big ask, but dirt is moving at the project site, and while there have been no formal communications from developers, we dug around to find the

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child wave pool toy for tidal bore in indonesia

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Wave Pool Tales: Cosmic children at play in the fields of the moon

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Deep in the jungle of Sumatra there is a monthly tidal bore that regularly sweeps by and through a small village as dependably as a wave pool. And the grown-ups ride this bore in the river on everything from reed canoes to cast-off surfboards left behind by the few Ocean surfers who have come to ride the phenom. But the

Deep in the jungle of Sumatra there is a monthly tidal bore that regularly sweeps by and through a small ...Continue ›


night surfing in a wave pool

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Adventure Parc Snowdonia turns on the lights for concert promo

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Professional surfers Luke Dillon, Tassy Swallow and Lukas Skinner jumped in the water at Adventure Parc Snowdonia recently to film a promo clip for one of the UK's favorite surf/concert events. The special shoot was part of a collaboration with Boardmasters, the long-running WSL event in Newquay England. “We were recently lucky enough to host something seriously special on the

Professional surfers Luke Dillon, Tassy Swallow and Lukas Skinner jumped in the water at Adventure Parc Snowdonia recently to film ...Continue ›


Glenn Hall wave pool training

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Coach-to-the-stars Glenn Hall signs on with Aventuur

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Partnership will see Hall's Micro Surf Academy become one of the world's first surf park high-performance centers dedicated to improving technique in a controlled, repetitive wave pool environment. Global surf park investor, developer and operator Aventuur Inc. (Aventuur) today announced its partnership with Micro Surf Academy (MSA) to deliver the world’s first surf park high-performance centers. Recognizing the opportunity for surf

Partnership will see Hall's Micro Surf Academy become one of the world's first surf park high-performance centers dedicated to improving ...Continue ›


floating wave pool in france

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French high country eyes latest floating atoll wave

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Okahina Wave system has been tapped for a new floating wave in France. The latest surf spot will be at Lac du Bourget in the French Alpine city of Aix-les-Bains 1.5 hours east of Lyon and 2.5 hours west and down-mountain of Alaia Bay in Sion. The wave pool announcement for Aix-les-Bains comes on the heels of two very fruitful

Okahina Wave system has been tapped for a new floating wave in France. The latest surf spot will be at ...Continue ›


Waves at Urbnsurf

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Tips for your first wave pool session after lockdown

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Surf Coach Cahill Bell-Warren shares expert advice about how to ease back into the pool after an extended dry spell... After what will have felt like an eternal flat spell, Urbnsurf Melbourne is back open! Launching into a surf session will naturally be on the minds of Victorian surfers, particularly the Melbourne Metro surfers who have been unable to wax

Surf Coach Cahill Bell-Warren shares expert advice about how to ease back into the pool after an extended dry spell... ...Continue ›


swiss wave pool contest will run at alaia bay

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New wave pool contest coming to Switzerland

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Alaïa Bay announced the launch of the inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup surf competition which will take place on the weekend of 4/5 December, with warm-up and training sessions on Friday 3 December.This first mainland Europe surf contest is open to both international surfers and local Swiss surfers. There is US$75k in prizes including US$32k in prize money. The event

Alaïa Bay announced the launch of the inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup surf competition which will take place on the ...Continue ›


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Why your surfing matters: WPM airs #SurfersLikeUs campaign

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There’s a myth perpetuated in digital surf media. It is the illusion that every wave that is surfed, is ripped and shredded by its rider. That's all we see on Instagram. However, 95% of surf sessions are a wonderful symphony of bogged rails, blown turns and lip clips buoyed by fleeting moments of personal best. It’s these floating highs that

There’s a myth perpetuated in digital surf media. It is the illusion that every wave that is surfed, is ripped ...Continue ›


The Fort Pierce wave pool is coming

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Buzz intenstifies as Fort Pierce furthers Florida’s latest wave pool dream

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The old citrus and fishing town of Fort Pierce is next on the list of upcoming wave pools in America, and this one is set to rival the grandness and rip-ability of Wave Park in South Korea. The Fort Pierce project is planning a 56-module Cove that will offer rides of up to 16-seconds. The development is part of the

The old citrus and fishing town of Fort Pierce is next on the list of upcoming wave pools in America, ...Continue ›


bryan dickerson of wavepoolmag

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Quarterly pool chat with WavePoolMag editor-in-chief

Podcasts

Nick Robinson chats with WavePoolMag editor Bryan Dickerson about the latest happenings and goings-on in the wave pool world including upcoming projects, rumors and pipe dreams. The two also map out what wave pool contests could and should look like. You can give a listen below.

Nick Robinson chats with WavePoolMag editor Bryan Dickerson about the latest happenings and goings-on in the wave pool world including ...Continue ›


alternative boards for wave pools

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Alt-Board aficionado Harley Ingleby’s surfboard choice for two very different wave pools

User Guide

Harley Ingleby rides anything he can get his mitts on: mid-lengths, logs, twins, and finless - but mostly quads and longboards. In this piece, he runs us through a few favorite alternative surfboard designs for wave pools, specifically Kelly Slater's Surf Ranch and Urbnsurf in Melbourne. With the exception of the recent longboard event at The Ranch, the majority of

Harley Ingleby rides anything he can get his mitts on: mid-lengths, logs, twins, and finless - but mostly quads and ...Continue ›


gold coast wave pool

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Updates to planned Endless Surf pool on the Gold Coast

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After lodging a development application and receiving approval from the Gold Coast City Council earlier this year, the Parkwood project submitted more detailed plans this month. The proposal includes new design images and provides specific details about the surrounding buildings being planned. The Club at Parkwood is already an established attraction on the Gold Coast offering a par 71 golf

After lodging a development application and receiving approval from the Gold Coast City Council earlier this year, the Parkwood project ...Continue ›


epic surf wave pool

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The long wave pool history of EpicSurf creators ADG

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When landlocked surfer Rick Kane wins a wave pool contest in the 1987 movie, North Shore, his trajectory is as improbable as his inland surf skills. On the podium after his win, he tells the crowd he’s going to the North Shore of Hawaii to ride ocean waves, become a pro surfer and make his dreams come true.  Of course,

When landlocked surfer Rick Kane wins a wave pool contest in the 1987 movie, North Shore, his trajectory is as ...Continue ›


newest arizona wave pool

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Arizona’s pool total could top 5 surf basins

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The City of Cottonwood, in the middle of Arizona, may become home to the states’ fifth proposed wave pool, one-upping California’s Coachella Valley who has four on the drawing board. If successful, Cottonwood would join Surftown AZ, The Strand, the nearly completed Revel Surf Park and Big Surf. Cottonwood is the epicenter of the Verde Valley wine region and has

The City of Cottonwood, in the middle of Arizona, may become home to the states’ fifth proposed wave pool, one-upping ...Continue ›


jackson dorian collage

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Air Farmer Jackson Dorian’s latest Waco binge

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Jackson Dorian is perfecting airs under the watchful eye of surf coach dad Shane Dorian. In this latest digital episode, young Jackson pulls off a handful of truly, technical, innovative airs. Want to know more about Jackson? Check the below interview from WavePoolMag last year. Like John John and others before him, Jackson Dorian learned to skate and surf about

Jackson Dorian is perfecting airs under the watchful eye of surf coach dad Shane Dorian. In this latest digital episode, ...Continue ›