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wavepoolmag podcast episode 22

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Alternative wave pool construction with Myrtha and Endless Surf

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In this episode, Paul Chutter of Endless Surf and Roberto Colletto of Myrtha Pools dive into how they are changing the process of wave pool construction. Myrtha uses a pre-fab steel-and-pvc technique that simplifies the wave pool building process and reduces project time. Too good to be true? Give it a listen and find out...

In this episode, Paul Chutter of Endless Surf and Roberto Colletto of Myrtha Pools dive into how they are changing ...Continue ›


Chris Hemsworth at Surf Lakes wave pool

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Shooting Thor and Occy at the world’s most surreal wave pool

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Freelance photographer/videographer Elke Mai got the call up to shoot Chris Hemsworth and Mark Occhilupo during a recent demo day at Surf Lakes in Yeppoon. The wave at Surf Lakes is surreal enough, but mix in the likes of Thor (with family in tow), Occy's serendipitous ramblings and it's, well, there's a lot to unpack there. "It was cool to

Freelance photographer/videographer Elke Mai got the call up to shoot Chris Hemsworth and Mark Occhilupo during a recent demo day ...Continue ›


alaia bay winter cup

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Alaïa Open Winter Cup returns in November

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The Alaïa Open Winter Cup is back and will take place from November 4th to the 6th, 2022. For this year's edition, the city of Sion, the capital of the Valais region, will see surfers from all over Switzerland and the rest of the world compete on the waves of Alaïa Bay in water temperatures below 10°C. This event can

The Alaïa Open Winter Cup is back and will take place from November 4th to the 6th, 2022. For this ...Continue ›


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Pool surfers encouraged to participate in new survey

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A growing number of wave pool participants and a slew of planned pools around the globe will see more people stoked on surfing than ever before. And by sheer dent of numbers, it’s likely to mean more injuries too. Surfing Medicine International (SMI) is launching a survey called the Wave Pool SURFEY that’s aimed at clarifying injury patterns from the

A growing number of wave pool participants and a slew of planned pools around the globe will see more people ...Continue ›


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EpicSurf event focuses on making surfing accessible to all abilities

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Aquatic Development Group (ADG) the manufacturer of EpicSurf - a true deep-water, stationary surfing wave, is excited to announce their recent collaboration with a team of expert disability advocates to evaluate the wave’s inclusivity, accessibility, and potentially therapeutic benefits for individuals of all abilities. EpicSurf teamed up with Justin Speegle, a Rhode Island surfer and retired Air Force Colonel who

Aquatic Development Group (ADG) the manufacturer of EpicSurf - a true deep-water, stationary surfing wave, is excited to announce their ...Continue ›


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World’s largest rapid wave pool to open February 2023 on Oahu

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Wai Kai, set within Hoakalei Resort in Ewa Beach on West Oahu, today announced its grand opening date of February 10, 2023. The development is the first of its kind in Hawaii and is poised to become an active year-round destination that inspires locals and visitors to connect to the water, land and rich Hawaiian culture. Located 35 minutes from

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coral mountain wave pool gets smaller

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Kelly’s wave in La Quinta defeated

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Editor’s Note: Pick almost any town and you’ll find “that one building that somehow got through code.” It’s big. It’s ugly. Maybe it makes noise at night in the form of a nightclub or sports bar. But does a wave pool fall into this category? I don’t know. I don’t live in La Quinta, so it’s hard to judge how

Editor’s Note: Pick almost any town and you’ll find “that one building that somehow got through code.” It’s big. It’s ...Continue ›


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Surf Park Summit airs official speaker panels and sessions for 2022

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SURF PARK CENTRAL ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL SPEAKER PANELS & SESSIONS FOR SUMMIT 2022  Surf Park Summit is the most exclusive and largest networking and insider event for the booming surf park industry, with a heavy focus on the latest wave technologies, park developments, and the future of surfing. This year, the event runs from October 16-18 at Scripps Seaside Forum in

SURF PARK CENTRAL ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL SPEAKER PANELS & SESSIONS FOR SUMMIT 2022  Surf Park Summit is the most exclusive and ...Continue ›


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Euros use rapid wave knowledge to claim Continental Surf Cup

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In front of back-to-back capacity crowds at Lakeside Surf, 32 river surfers from around the world put on a show and competed in the first-ever Continental Surf Cup hosted by Lakeside Surf in cooperation with German surf pool manufacturer citywave. After a tight battle for most of the tournament, Team Europe used its depth and experience to pull away, secure

In front of back-to-back capacity crowds at Lakeside Surf, 32 river surfers from around the world put on a show ...Continue ›


new brazil wave pool

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Boa Vista airs footage of new wave pool

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We’ve received a few clips of wave testing at Boa Vista in São Paulo. All came through our Insta DMs with the disclaimer not to share. In addition, the test waves were done in a half-filled pool and were not that impressive. So we waited for impressive. And now we are celebrating the public release of Brazil’s latest wave tank

We’ve received a few clips of wave testing at Boa Vista in São Paulo. All came through our Insta DMs ...Continue ›


ka'ana wave co

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Ka’ana Wave Co. showcases pop-up surf park with stationary deep-water waves

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Ka’ana Wave Co. celebrated the launch of their CM7-Series wave machines with a pop-up surf park at Britannia Beach, British Columbia. Their ground-breaking technology represents a new class of artificial surf attraction, one that creates a variety of deep-water surf waves, in new and existing pools and lagoons. The company said its aim is to break down barriers to entry and make

Ka’ana Wave Co. celebrated the launch of their CM7-Series wave machines with a pop-up surf park at Britannia Beach, British Columbia. ...Continue ›


Peak surf park Tampa Bay

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Back to School: Peak Surf Park in Tampa does more homework

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The developers behind Peak Surf Park, a project that will use Surf Lakes tech located in Tampa Bay Florida, released results from a survey this week. The company said results showed that the “concept was met with unprecedented enthusiasm with approximately 90% of respondents expressing their interest level as very high or high.” Most of the respondents were beginners or people who have

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Turtle from The North Shore

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Turtle’s quotes still resonate some 35 years after the first wave pool movie

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By now all those movie quips immortalized by Rick Kane, Turtle and Lance Burkhart (Matt Adler, John Philbin, and Laird Hamilton respectively) have become pop-culture gems, especially here in the wave pool sphere. The film sets out in Arizona as Rick Kane wins a wave pool contest and a ticket to the North Shore where the other 95% of the

By now all those movie quips immortalized by Rick Kane, Turtle and Lance Burkhart (Matt Adler, John Philbin, and Laird ...Continue ›


Alais Bay main

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Reflections on Switzerland’s best wave through the prose of a hopeless romantic

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Italian journalist Antonio Muglia reached out to us after a trip to Alaia Bay. He had heard discouraging words about wave pools from surfers who came from wave-rich regions. They weren't impressed with the wave pool concept. This was tough for Antonio to digest - his local spot is the Mediterranean and goes off only a dozen times per year.

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Architectural Creative Director, Anthony Marinakis

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5 surf park design tips

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We are in a privileged position to know about surf parks in development ahead of their public announcement, and we can say with confidence that we see inland surf venues expanding into different markets globally. Why? The demand for the surf experience is undoubtedly growing stronger amongst consumers who are driving these projects. These “new” surf development types, whether mixed-use,

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Matt Meola

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Waco air fest a cure for the Meh-pocalypse. For now anyway.

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Mind-melting air variations are nothing new to Waco Surf. But, there’s a collective “meh” in the Insta surf consciousness, an unfortunate reminder that we’re a difficult lot to please. When is the last time you got excited about an air reverse? And it gets worse. If influencers started airing clips of themselves, say, levitating or spontaneously combusting, there’s a chance

Mind-melting air variations are nothing new to Waco Surf. But, there’s a collective “meh” in the Insta surf consciousness, an ...Continue ›


urbnsurf winter jam

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Urbnsurf keeps wave pool party vibe going with Winter Jam event

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As whispers of the first wave pool projects grew louder, the topic of nighttime events entered the chat. Snowdonia did some amazing stuff with Red Bull, Alaia celebrated with Winterfest and even the grandaddy wave pool Big Surf threw summertime raves. Bright, most definitely disco and loud, these events are becoming a part of the surf park landscape. On August

As whispers of the first wave pool projects grew louder, the topic of nighttime events entered the chat. Snowdonia did ...Continue ›


Devin Pullin Waco Surf

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Employee of the Month: Waco’s lead water quality technician Devin Pullin

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What is the most rock star job at a surf park? Photographers take center stage when they nail that perfect shot for your Instafeed, and the front desk human is positively drummer-like in getting everyone through the doors in time. CEOs and park managers? Yes, they are the lead singers, the brand face of the surf park that you'd see

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art china wave pool

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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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vintage map

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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

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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

The PHX Surf facility will be built where State Route 238 and Loma Road cross and will include two 5-acre ...Continue ›


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 ›


kelly slater black and white in a wave pool

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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 ›