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mateus herdy wavegarden cove

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Mateus Herdy ventures deeper into the Cove cult

News, Television

Mateus has a long history with Wavegarden Cove. In 2017 he was the blonde grom who air-revoed his way through one of the first digitized sessions at the R & D facility. Fast forward to the hot mess that is 2020 and we find Mateus Herdy hitting Urbnsurf Melbourne shortly before the latest COVID-19 lockdown. The Junior tour standout joined

Mateus has a long history with Wavegarden Cove. In 2017 he was the blonde grom who air-revoed his way through ...Continue ›


praia da grama construction

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Drone Zone: Check the construction progress for Brazil’s latest wave pool

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The Praia da Drama wave pool project in Brazil is moving along quickly after breaking ground just a few months ago. The company aired drone footage of their busy construction site providing viewers with a bird’s eye view of Brazil’s newest surf spot.Set to a dramatic, cinematic score in the clip we get a 360-degree view of verdant land and

The Praia da Drama wave pool project in Brazil is moving along quickly after breaking ground just a few months ...Continue ›


surfer dropping in at the wave bristol

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Cinéma vérité – Raw Clips from The Wave, Bristol

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Take in a relaxing two-and-a-half minutes of The Wave on a blustery day in early February 2020 with the surf pumping through on the intermediate setting... Why? Because sometimes we have to use our college arts degree to sound smart. So here it is: Cinéma vérité was invented by anthropologist Jean Rouch who was inspired by Dziga Vertov's theory about

Take in a relaxing two-and-a-half minutes of The Wave on a blustery day in early February 2020 with the surf ...Continue ›


stag and hen party

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Drunken bachelorettes threaten Scottish wave pool, well, sort of

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While Wavegarden Scotland hasn’t had to post a “no blow-up dolls in the wave pool” policy, the stigma attached to pre-marital parties lit up the Edinburgh press this week. A neighbor fearing Wavegarden Scotland will be overrun with wild stag and hen parties (or bachelor and bachelorette parties for our American readers) has caused a minor sensation in Scotland. The

While Wavegarden Scotland hasn’t had to post a “no blow-up dolls in the wave pool” policy, the stigma attached to ...Continue ›


Harley Ingleby

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Tightening safety measures, concern for public health force hand at Urbnsurf

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This time last week all major surf-able wave pools were open. Then the machines went silent one-by-one. First The Wave Bristol clamped its doors shut, then Far-Far-a-Bay pushed back their scheduled opening indefinitely. Now Urbnsurf in Melbourne has made the call to power down leaving only BSR Surf Resort as the only wave pool left open to the public. "We

This time last week all major surf-able wave pools were open. Then the machines went silent one-by-one. First The Wave ...Continue ›


blur wave pool

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Covid-19 update: Bristol and Kung Fu Panda close, Urbnsurf and BSR stay open… for now

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The surfing world is reigning in ocean-surfing and gatherings around the world. Legacy event the Australian Surfing Awards canceled their hotel engagement and decided to put on a television show instead, sans audience. The WSL announced they are postponing or canceling all events, at all levels of competition, through the end of May. What about wave pools? Earlier this week we

The surfing world is reigning in ocean-surfing and gatherings around the world. Legacy event the Australian Surfing Awards canceled their hotel ...Continue ›


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Comparing advanced and expert settings at The Wave

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Up until this point, the Bristol wave pool offered three-wave settings, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. With the recent addition of Advanced Plus and Expert, there are now five-wave settings at the surf park. The first digital clues to the new Advanced Plus and Expert settings emerged this week. Instagram accounts and YouTube channels sizzled with praise for the new settings

Up until this point, the Bristol wave pool offered three-wave settings, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. With the recent addition of ...Continue ›


getting tubed at the surf lakes wave pool

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Surf Lakes sight on secret Gold Coast location

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The Gold Coast inched closer to building a new wave pool today. Surf Lakes announced a Memorandum of Understanding with a developer holding suitable land for a 5Waves project. Surf Lakes hopes to start construction in early 2021 and if all goes according to plan the project will be completed and open to the public within nine to 12 months

The Gold Coast inched closer to building a new wave pool today. Surf Lakes announced a Memorandum of Understanding with ...Continue ›


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Japan follows in the footsteps of Waco

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The beach town of Shizunami broke ground on an American Wave Machines PerfectSwell surf park that, once completed, will be similar in size and scope to the BSR Surf Resort in Waco, Texas. The project, pumped by local government funding, broke ground this week and seeks to revitalize an area struggling with the economic hangover from the 2011 earthquake. Makinohara’s

The beach town of Shizunami broke ground on an American Wave Machines PerfectSwell surf park that, once completed, will be ...Continue ›


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Wave Pool Artists: Felipe Iervolino stokes the fires of imagination

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For most of us, the fascination with wave pools started because we want to surf more. This desire, fuelled by the frustrations that come with onshore winds and extended flat spells, touches each surfer differently. Some, like Aaron Trevis, are pushed to design a wave pool. Others choose to plant themselves firmly in the fantasy wave pool world that comes

For most of us, the fascination with wave pools started because we want to surf more. This desire, fuelled by ...Continue ›


Desert wave pool

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Desert trend for wave pools continues unabated in Arizona

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Wave pool makers are giddy with the prospect of creating surf in arid environs. Las Vegas, the Coachella Valley and now Gilbert and Scottsdale Arizona all have projects in the planning stages. The Strand by entrepreneur John McLaughlin seeks to create a surfing “desert oasis.” The development is generating a lot of interest through social media and on their traditional

Wave pool makers are giddy with the prospect of creating surf in arid environs. Las Vegas, the Coachella Valley and ...Continue ›


water drop splash closeup

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The lowdown on buoyancy in a wave pool

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There is so much theory tossed back and forth about why surfing in freshwater feels so different than it does in salted waves. We did some digging to mythbust Fresh vs. Salt buoyancy rumors and answer some basic questions. Guess what we found out? Yes, salt water is more buoyant than freshwater. But it’s a bit more complicated than that.

There is so much theory tossed back and forth about why surfing in freshwater feels so different than it does ...Continue ›


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Kai Lenny’s pool parties scare, stoke and inspire

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So what does a surfer who shortboards like a QS warrior, towsurfs Jaws the way us mortals mindsurf it and hydrofoils flatwater like it’s a perpetual motion machine do for wave pool kicks? Well. A lot it turns out. Waterman Kai Lenny took to Kelly’s, BSR and then Kelly’s again last year to explore all manner of surf craft and

So what does a surfer who shortboards like a QS warrior, towsurfs Jaws the way us mortals mindsurf it and ...Continue ›


adam robertson of surfing victoria

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Victoria’s surfers land competitive edge with wave pool training deal

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Urbnsurf have just entered a three-year partnership with Surfing Victoria, the state’s organising body for surfing. The partnership will see Surfing Victoria deliver ongoing training to surf coaches and staff, advise on Urbnsurf’s Surfing Academy, boardriders club and competitions. The agreement will also allow the state body to deliver high performance training and guidance to Victorian, Australian and international surf

Urbnsurf have just entered a three-year partnership with Surfing Victoria, the state’s organising body for surfing. The partnership will see ...Continue ›


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The Wave Bristol cancels intermediate surf sessions, requests patience

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The Wave Bristol took the world by storm this month reaching an estimated 82 million people via several hundred media outlets covering the grand opening. But problems with the intermediate wave settings on the Wavegarden Cove technology have upset guests and thrown a wrench into the company’s scheduling and plans. Consequently, the Bristol company has had to invest in more

The Wave Bristol took the world by storm this month reaching an estimated 82 million people via several hundred media ...Continue ›


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Urbnsurf puts The Beast on a leash, announces intermediate waves & pricing

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After shocking the world with the heaviest Wavegarden Cove barrels to date, Urbnsurf hit the family button and reeled in The Beast, their now-famous slab setting. In this latest edit and pricing info the crew show off the Melbourne facility’s ability to accommodate everyone from the retro-hip set to frothy groms on down to families simply having a day out.

After shocking the world with the heaviest Wavegarden Cove barrels to date, Urbnsurf hit the family button and reeled in ...Continue ›


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Wave Pool Wait: New Jersey waterpark’s grand opening delayed

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The water park component of New Jersey’s American Dream Mall, the $5billion mega-complex with a view of Manhattan and the world’s only indoor surf-specific wave pool, won’t be opening next week. A spokesperson for the DreamWorks Water Park said the indoor facility’s November 27 opening date is postponed until further notice. No reason for the delay was provided. "Creating the

The water park component of New Jersey’s American Dream Mall, the $5billion mega-complex with a view of Manhattan and the ...Continue ›


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Desert communities form surf clubs in anticipation of wave pools

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The speculation that four, possibly five wave pools are set to open in the desert east of Los Angeles has inspired a mini-boom in surf clubs. Longtime surfer and club supporter Dave Hilts created the Coachella Valley Surf Club recently in anticipation of the coming surf spots.Hilts splits his time between Palm Desert and Oceanside and admits it’s a bit

The speculation that four, possibly five wave pools are set to open in the desert east of Los Angeles has ...Continue ›


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Wave pool tech company SwellSpot announces licensing program launch

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Virginia-based Swellspot announced the official launch of their licensing program today. The company claims their wave pool technology can deliver up to 300 swells per hour and that the waves are computer controlled through software with size, shape, frequency and direction all adjustable. “Waves are produced by a mechanical modular system that uses hydraulic motor power to mimic the velocity

Virginia-based Swellspot announced the official launch of their licensing program today. The company claims their wave pool technology can deliver ...Continue ›


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Clip explores the art of heckling your mates

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The new arena at The Wave in Bristol provides a perfect amphitheater to shout at your friends. Whether you cheer them on with positive words of encouragement or heckle them for digging a rail, everyone in the water is within earshot. “You're so close to the action,” says YouTuber Barters. “You can literally just lean over the wall and shout

The new arena at The Wave in Bristol provides a perfect amphitheater to shout at your friends. Whether you cheer ...Continue ›


underwater view of indoor wave pool

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Sneak peak of New Jersey’s new indoor wave pool

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PerfectSwell tech by American Wave Machines introduced the indoor sister to BSR Surf Resort’s wave pool. The new 1.5-acre lagoon will open to the public on November 27th at the American Dream mall in New Jersey. In a quick clip produced by AWM, East Coast surfers Cruz Dinofa, Rob Kelly, Quincy Davis and Pat Schmidt lit up a pre-public opening

PerfectSwell tech by American Wave Machines introduced the indoor sister to BSR Surf Resort’s wave pool. The new 1.5-acre lagoon ...Continue ›


palm springs surf club plans

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Palm Spring Surf Club eyes (late) 2020 opening

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Cheyne Magnusson and Kalani Robb’s transformation of a decades-old wave pool into a surf-able beast took one step closer to becoming a reality. The Palm Springs powers-that-be on Wednesday approved the crew’s plan to update the Wet ’n’ Wild Water Park wave pool and environs. The decaying facility was purchased quietly last year by Pono Acquisition Partners LLC. Publicly, Cheyne

Cheyne Magnusson and Kalani Robb’s transformation of a decades-old wave pool into a surf-able beast took one step closer to ...Continue ›


perfect swell at bsr

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Indoor New Jersey wave pool to open next month

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The American Dream mega mall in New Jersey will open its water park on November 27th. The 3-million square foot center will be home to 450 shops, services, an indoor theme park and heaps more. The project is so huge that sections will be opening in “chapters.” The first one rolls out this week on October 25th and includes the

The American Dream mega mall in New Jersey will open its water park on November 27th. The 3-million square foot ...Continue ›


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Trio of clips spotlight commitment to surfing after dark

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Wavegarden’s romance with night surfing has kindled warmly since the company’s inception all those years back. In the original Lagoon design – which was ultimately deployed at NLand in Austin and Snowdonia in Wales – the company woke the world to the fact that wave pool surfing can be 24 hours. Their first night clip in 2015 featured talent from

Wavegarden’s romance with night surfing has kindled warmly since the company’s inception all those years back. In the original Lagoon ...Continue ›


Lost, Pyzel and Slater Designs surfboards

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The best surfboard for the Wave Pool at Waco? Ask Noel Salas

Latest, User Guide

Surfboard shaman Noel Salas goes on a board bender in Waco testing out several new sleds from Lost, Pyzel, Aipa, Slater Designs and others. In the first two episodes of this 3-part road trip, Salas departs from his usual drilled-down metrics and analyzing to reconnect with the sheer joy of surfing. “My goal was to have fun,” says Salas of

Surfboard shaman Noel Salas goes on a board bender in Waco testing out several new sleds from Lost, Pyzel, Aipa, ...Continue ›