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How that one Chinese wave pool malfunction happened & why a surfboard is safer than an inflatable unicorn

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In 2019 the ironically named Tsunami Pool in Longjing, China dished out a heavy beating to hundreds of unsuspecting bathers who, until seconds earlier, had been bobbing about serenely like Cheerios in a breakfast bowl. Fortunately, since we’re living in the smartphone era, this spectacular malfunction was caught on camera, and the resulting footage went viral worldwide. What had happened

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How big can surf get in a wave pool?

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Does size matter? When it comes to wave pools, it really isn’t the size that counts; it’s definitely what you do with it. Once you start to ramp up wave size, all sorts of factors come into play: currents, dissipation, public safety, power consumption and pool integrity, to name but a few. Let’s face it, the majority of surfers are

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How cool is your pool? Discover water temps for all the world’s wave pools

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It goes without saying that here at WavePoolMag we think wave pools are pretty darn cool, in the raddest sense of the word. But how cool are the world’s wave pools in terms of temperature? We surfed 3°C (36°F) Alaia Bay last December for the Winter Cup but we’ve also heard reports of 30°C (92F°) water in Japan. Curious about

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Backyard Sheetwaves: A glimpse into D.I.Y wave machine fails and wins

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Creating inland surfing experiences doesn’t always have to cost millions of dollars and require the infrastructure of a small village. As with any awesome innovation, there are those who will try and recreate it at home. With zero regard for efficiency (or safety), these bold pioneers are determined to release the stranglehold of “Big Surf” on the wave pool industry.

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