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Latest Surf Lakes clip confirms “more” design premise

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With all the fanfare surrounding the launching of two full-size Wavegarden Coves, we were paid a reminder that Surf Lakes, the steampunk engine that could, is hot on track to move some new licenses. In a recent corporate video for investors, the company promoted the things that make Surf Lakes a unique alternative to the Wavegarden Cove design. Their latest

With all the fanfare surrounding the launching of two full-size Wavegarden Coves, we were paid a reminder that Surf Lakes, ...Continue ›


drew brophy wave pool

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How to make your board wave pool cool with artist Drew Brophy

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Drew Brophy started surfing on a hand-me-down yellowed dog of plank. He advanced quickly. But the board looked like crap. Drew wanted a better looking stick. In fact, he wanted to make all surfboards look better, cooler. In the mid-1980s he discovered Posca Paint Pens and that changed everything. Poscas allowed Drew to paint directly onto the glass of the

Drew Brophy started surfing on a hand-me-down yellowed dog of plank. He advanced quickly. But the board looked like crap. ...Continue ›


Eithan Osborne in Waco

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While Lemoore lags, what are wave pool comps doing to step up their game?

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This month the World Surf League published its 2020 tour schedule. Much to everyone’s surprise Kelly’s Wave will return as a CT event, the Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold Freshwater Pro. Among online surf fans, it’s the least popular stop on tour. “It’s repetitive, dreary, boring, and incapable of capturing anyone's imagination,” range the comments scattered from SurfingWorld to Surfer and

This month the World Surf League published its 2020 tour schedule. Much to everyone’s surprise Kelly’s Wave will return as ...Continue ›


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Yes! Pharrell Williams and Virginia Beach Cove project advance

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With Urbnsurf in Melbourne and The Wave Bristol open in England, The Wave Virginia Beach finally has a full-size Cove to assess and a business model to copy. Prior to October’s opening of the two, Virginia Beach had to speculate as to what the waves would look like and how a commercial surf park model would actual work. And this

With Urbnsurf in Melbourne and The Wave Bristol open in England, The Wave Virginia Beach finally has a full-size Cove ...Continue ›


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Mason Ho & Blair Conklin push PerfectSwell to create new waves

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“A Wedge Affair,” is the new film project that takes Reef team riders Mason Ho and Blair Conklin to the BSR Surf Resort and let’s them play mad scientist with the wave settings. In the process they create four totally new waves. The clip departs from typical glorified-chandelier-now-dubbed-an-air-section in that this one gets uber-detailed. Bill McFarland, the brain behind American

“A Wedge Affair,” is the new film project that takes Reef team riders Mason Ho and Blair Conklin to the ...Continue ›


Tom Curren at the Kelly Slater Wave Pool

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Flashback Clip: Tom Curren at Kelly’s Wave

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This Tom Curren wave pool edit makes us smile. Why? For many of us in a certain generation, Tom Curren is THE essence of pure surfing, and we wonder what would his ethereal style look like matched to the perfection of Kelly Slater's Wave Pool? Quick history on Tom Curren pre-wave pool... Born in 1964, the son of big-wave surfer

This Tom Curren wave pool edit makes us smile. Why? For many of us in a certain generation, Tom Curren ...Continue ›


The Berlin wave pool artist sketch

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From beer gardens to Wavegardens, Germany anticipates next wave

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German surfers are core. Lacking the wave-rich spoils of California or nearby France they make do with whatever they can to kindle their stoke. For salted surfers in communities dotting the North Sea, this means cold, blown-out sessions centered around the resort isle of Sylt or heading north to Denmark to find decent waves. For inland surfers in Munich and

German surfers are core. Lacking the wave-rich spoils of California or nearby France they make do with whatever they can ...Continue ›


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Kelly’s Wave to star in new reality TV series on ABC

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Move over Survivor Island and Bachelor Mansion, Lemoore is about to take reality TV center stage. That mesmerizing, roping peat-moss green wonder known as Kelly’s Wave will become home to a new type of competition. While the WSL Top 34 will return each September for their CT event, a new, select crew of up-and-coming surfers will soon compete against each

Move over Survivor Island and Bachelor Mansion, Lemoore is about to take reality TV center stage. That mesmerizing, roping peat-moss ...Continue ›


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Wave menu, pricing, opening date announced for Melbourne

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Urbnsurf released much-anticipated footage of their Melbourne facility today along with pricing information and a peek at the wave menu on tap when the park opens to the public January 2020. Last week the company aired a clip of empty waves rolling through for the first time, and while the waves looked thick and barreling, it wasn’t until seeing it

Urbnsurf released much-anticipated footage of their Melbourne facility today along with pricing information and a peek at the wave menu ...Continue ›


dany taylor image from surf lakes

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WavePoolMag Photographer Series Episode 3, Dany Taylor of Surf Lakes

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Making salted surf look magnificent, ethereal, moody and mythical is rather easy given that it’s, well, the ocean. Giving something human-made a nature-made aura is one of the biggest challenges in photography. No dolphins, salt spray, Technicolor reefs or random imperfections. Wave pools are just stick-to-the-blueprint trappings of measured water and machine output. But to make them appear natural? That

Making salted surf look magnificent, ethereal, moody and mythical is rather easy given that it’s, well, the ocean. Giving something ...Continue ›


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Here’s why paddling in a wave pool can be more difficult than in Mother Ocean

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It looks easy, bob around in the deep end until you hear a loud noise and a wave lunges up. It’s all yours. Unlike the ocean, in a surf park there’s no hassling, triangulating a lineup, random timing of sets or duck diving pesky windswell just to make it out the back. While Kelly’s has the ski to ferry you

It looks easy, bob around in the deep end until you hear a loud noise and a wave lunges up. ...Continue ›


early Surf Lakes rendering

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The fascinating world of wave pool renderings with James Biling

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Wave pool digital artist James Biling is either a renaissance man or just totally, completely overcaffeinated (most likely a big mix of both.) We're fairly certain he wore out his phone screen hitting the send button during the making of this piece. He fired off concept-design art, photos of original paintings, schematics of totally new wave technology and even one

Wave pool digital artist James Biling is either a renaissance man or just totally, completely overcaffeinated (most likely a big ...Continue ›


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Television: Elite team tours The Wave Bristol

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As The Wave Bristol finds its footing, we are in the midst of a digital blizzard of Wavegarden content. Sometimes it’s hard to find the goods in all that pixelated noise, fortunately the marketing geniuses at Red Bull made it easy for us. Last week they dropped their elite team riders into the deep end at The Wave Bristol. On

As The Wave Bristol finds its footing, we are in the midst of a digital blizzard of Wavegarden content. Sometimes ...Continue ›


Taylor Knox at the Surf Ranch

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10 Totally Random Questions with the Carve King, Taylor Knox

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From a hyperactive kid to a sage teacher of surf fitness, yoga and meditation, Taylor Knox has lived a lot of lives. His tongue-in-cheek Captain America persona pushed him through a solid career on and off tour while the surf media lense never strayed far from his cowboy good looks. Knox worked on and refined a carve technique that was

From a hyperactive kid to a sage teacher of surf fitness, yoga and meditation, Taylor Knox has lived a lot ...Continue ›


Groms at Surf Lakes in Yeppoon

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Surf Lakes refines testing, invites select guests and hints at competitions

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A host of shareholders, potential licensees and locals were on hand recently for two demonstration days at Surf Lakes. The invited guests got to session with Surf Lakes team members Mark and Jay Occhilupo, Barton Lynch, Ben Player, Beau Emerton and Harley Walters. The wave pool in Yeppoon Queensland hosted the event to show off wave size and quality, as

A host of shareholders, potential licensees and locals were on hand recently for two demonstration days at Surf Lakes. The ...Continue ›


Matt Warshaw

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Repost: Insight into Kelly’s wave from salted historian Matt Warshaw

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We're reposting last year's interview with surfing's favorite historian and author of the Encyclopedia of Surfing (or EOS as it's known to those over the age of 40) Matt Warshaw. The EOS is into another round of funding to keep surfing's history a living, growing entity. Most of the funds will go to recording and digitizing all the loose scraps

We're reposting last year's interview with surfing's favorite historian and author of the Encyclopedia of Surfing (or EOS as it's ...Continue ›


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Virginia Beach eyes financing deal for Wavegarden Cove project

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The push to build Atlantic Park continues as the city of Virginia Beach and the Venture Realty Group struck an agreement to secure funding for the $325million development. Virginia Beach announced they will issue bonds for some of the development and then later reinvest tax revenues generated by visitors back into city coffers. To help the cause, the city will

The push to build Atlantic Park continues as the city of Virginia Beach and the Venture Realty Group struck an ...Continue ›


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It’s Real: Urbnsurf turns on the machine

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Australia’s first public wave pool fired up all engines today, unveiling the first series of swells to roll out down under. As one of two full-size Wavegarden Cove designs opening this week, the team behind Urbnsurf is giddy with excitement. “We’re stoked that the first, perfect waves have been pumping at Urbnsurf Melbourne, and we can’t wait to welcome guests

Australia’s first public wave pool fired up all engines today, unveiling the first series of swells to roll out down ...Continue ›


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Dutch wave pool under construction in The Hague

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The Dutch indoor wave pool project SurfPoel is fast under construction in The Hague and hopes to open shortly. Although we couldn’t pin down a specific launch date, from the looks of the social media feed from 24/7 waves, it looks like it won’t be long. When completed the converted warehouse will host a hull and foil type of wave

The Dutch indoor wave pool project SurfPoel is fast under construction in The Hague and hopes to open shortly. Although ...Continue ›


1984 wave pool surfing ohio

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Surf Trip 1984: Fear and loathing in an Ohio wave pool

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"The Wave" is not in Bristol or anywhere in the UK. It's in Ohio, like Ohio USA. Or, at least it was. In 1984 Surfing Magazine sent Bill Sharp and 1976 world champ Peter Townend to Geauga Lake amusement park in Aurora near Cleveland to perform a "surfing exhibition" at a newly minted attraction called The Wave. Peter PT Townend

"The Wave" is not in Bristol or anywhere in the UK. It's in Ohio, like Ohio USA. Or, at least ...Continue ›


DSRT surf plan

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DSRT Surf project receives planning commission approval

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The highly anticipated Wavegarden Cove slated for Palm Desert moved one step closer to approval this week. The DSRT Surf Project got the nod from the Palm Desert Planning Commission and will move forward to the Palm Desert City Council for final approval next month. The project is one of several seeking a home in the Coachella Valley east of Los

The highly anticipated Wavegarden Cove slated for Palm Desert moved one step closer to approval this week. The DSRT Surf ...Continue ›


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Options to the current crop of wave pool technologies

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The big names in wave pools technology at the moment are Wavegarden, American Wave Machines Kelly Slater Wave Co. and Surf Lakes. All have working pools with heaps of sessions logged and social clips of surfers going at it. We are stoked. We are having a blast. Now here’s the proverbial Baby Ruth (see video at bottom) in the “we’re

The big names in wave pools technology at the moment are Wavegarden, American Wave Machines Kelly Slater Wave Co. and ...Continue ›


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SurfPlanner Update: Coolum Kids, Canadians, Kiwis & Americans froth

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It’s an amazing time for unsalted surfing as Bristol and Melbourne have filled their tanks and are ready to crank out waves. While the world focuses their attention on these two big brands, it’s good to take note that there is much more going on right now in the global wave pool narrative. American Wave Machines in on a roll

It’s an amazing time for unsalted surfing as Bristol and Melbourne have filled their tanks and are ready to crank ...Continue ›


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Kelly Slater Wave Co project keeps growing on the Sunshine Coast

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New information emerged on the KSWCo facility slated for the Sunshine Coast at Coolum Beach including stadium seating and a $1.1Billion price tag. At the center of the project (besides the Kelly Slater Wave itself) would be a 20,000-seat spectator stadium built for surf fans to sit back and take in competitions including WSL qualifying events. Andrew Stark, WSL Australasia

New information emerged on the KSWCo facility slated for the Sunshine Coast at Coolum Beach including stadium seating and a ...Continue ›


Waco wave pool BSR Surf Resort

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Massive Meadowlands mall opening soon with PerfectSwell

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There have been heaps of whispers about a New Jersey Meadowlands wave pool for one full decade now. And this year the developers, American Dream, announced they would be including a 1.5-acre wave pool. The surf pool is just one component of a $5billion mega-mall that will be 45% retail shops and 55% amusement park. American Wave Machines' PerfectSwell tech

There have been heaps of whispers about a New Jersey Meadowlands wave pool for one full decade now. And this ...Continue ›