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Another vintage wave pool machine from the mysterious Fred Island

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Our latest wave pool discovery from the YouTube vault features motorized mini barrels reeling out from somewhere in the Southern Hemisphere tropics. To make the waves, a strap is attached to the drive wheel of a pickup truck - much like Tom Lochtefeld’s early test systems - which powers the door to a resevoir. Water from the tank then spills

Our latest wave pool discovery from the YouTube vault features motorized mini barrels reeling out from somewhere in the Southern ...Continue ›


Oscar Langburne at Urbnsurf

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Getting Styley: Oscar Langburne Melbourne session

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Oscar Langburne brought some much-needed styling to the work-a-day business at Urbnsurf. The diminutive goofy foot set out on a quiver of Haydenshapes to anoint the Melbourne pool with broad splashes of Gerry Lopez mojo. While the world focuses on the next big thing in technical airs, it’s nice to take a breather, step back and enjoy the act of

Oscar Langburne brought some much-needed styling to the work-a-day business at Urbnsurf. The diminutive goofy foot set out on a ...Continue ›


aaron neighbour surfing

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Everyday Surfers: Aaron Neighbour’s POV tubefest

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It gets a little tiring watching pros in wave pools. Sweet digital candy that it is, there’s a big disconnect between what we as everyday surfers experience and the selected curation from the pros. Unfortunately, the other end of the scale is not much better. Many of the amateur wave pool clips feature dudes throwing out rapid-fire high-fives and tense

It gets a little tiring watching pros in wave pools. Sweet digital candy that it is, there’s a big disconnect ...Continue ›


Bodysurfing Urbnsurf in Melbourne

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Bodysurfing Beast Mode – can you do it?

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According to the Google Search Engine, when it comes to wave pools the lion’s share of YouTube results go to Kelly Slater or that one time a Chinese wave pool malfunctioned and sent out a huge wave injuring people. It's not a very accurate representation of who uses pools. Beyond the bot algorithms that provide these search results so much

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wave park south korea

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What you need to know: Trip guide to Wave Park in Siheung South Korea

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Planning a surf trip to South Korea? Here are wave pool prices, hours, stay options and much more about the world's biggest public surf park Wave Park in South Korea is the wave pool du jour after spiking everyone's dopamine levels with social media nuggets of long rides, deep barrels and new air sections. Wave Park uses Cove technology, a

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beginner wave pool indonesia

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Throwback to beginner-friendly concept pool in West Java

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In the wave-rich Indonesian archipelago, some inventive persons built a wave pool prototype in Sukabumi City. This 2013 clip shows how beginner-friendly the waves are. Not so beginner-friendly is the concrete wall at the end of the ride. “This wave pool is incomplete at only half of its intended length,” says the YouTube description. “This video was created to attract

In the wave-rich Indonesian archipelago, some inventive persons built a wave pool prototype in Sukabumi City. This 2013 clip shows ...Continue ›


south america on the globe

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New wave pool tech, concept discovered in South America

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In line with two surf parks coming up fast in Brazil and a new wave technology launched out of Ecuador, WaveSEG joins the South America wave pool party with their own unique technology and branded surf park concept. WeveSEG is part of SEG (South Entertainment Group) South America, and implements the design, installation and maintenance of wave pools marketed under

In line with two surf parks coming up fast in Brazil and a new wave technology launched out of Ecuador, ...Continue ›


rob kelly

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Employee of the Month: Rob Kelly, Operations Coordinator for PerfectSwell

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What are the differences between the waves at American Dream and BSR Surf Resort? PerfectSwell Employee of the month Rob Kelly shares details about each spot... Rob Kelly is a well-rounded social media powerhouse stacking clips in gnarly, cold surf the world over while still keeping his hair wet with novelty sessions in the Great Lakes and the occasional adventure

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How much to surf Urbnsurf? Price changes reflect the cost of perfect waves

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It’s amazing the variety in wave pool projects that blip on our radar screen. From multi-million dollar homes fronting a central surf lagoon to low-cost, barebones waves peeling off adjacent to a dirt lot. The business models are varied, and there’s a reason for that. In this new space, surf parks are trying to make the dream of sharing waves

It’s amazing the variety in wave pool projects that blip on our radar screen. From multi-million dollar homes fronting a ...Continue ›


artist image of wave pool, beer and hops

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Latest wave pool project opts for America’s beer barrel

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If all goes according to plan Yakima Washington, two hours from Seattle and three hours from Portland will break ground on a Wavegarden Cove this year. Yakima Valley is closer to Canada than it is to Trestles and while most surfers will envision either Bigfoot country or cold, windswept plains of wheat, in reality, the valley here resembles that other

If all goes according to plan Yakima Washington, two hours from Seattle and three hours from Portland will break ground ...Continue ›


Wai Kai standing wave pool

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World’s largest deep-water standing wave breaks ground on Oahu

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Developers announced today that construction is underway on The LineUp, the anchor attraction to the Wai Kai waterfront facility at Hoakalei Resort in Ewa Beach in West Oahu. Wai Kai will feature what’s labeled by developers as “the world’s largest deep-water standing wave.” Built by CityWave, the 100-feet-across structure will host three surf areas sitting side-by-side. Citywave machines run between

Developers announced today that construction is underway on The LineUp, the anchor attraction to the Wai Kai waterfront facility at ...Continue ›


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Wave pool plans for West Oz reignited with new location

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Hot on the heels of the announcement that Sydney would be moving ahead quickly with a proposed Wavegarden Cove as done by Urbnsurf, the group is now sighting on the Cockburn section of Perth. Urbnsurf is hoping to begin construction on the $40-million project in 2022. The new location follows a disappointing run at making waves in nearby Melville. In

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Sydney would be moving ahead quickly with a proposed Wavegarden Cove as ...Continue ›


endless surf wave pool melbourne

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Melbourne gets another wave pool project

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The City of Kingston in Melbourne’s southeast is getting an Endless Surf wave pool as part of a planned $100 million project. Artist renderings show the new surf spot surrounded by water slides, a human-made beach, and family attractions.In a similar fashion to the Palm Springs Surf Club revamping the Wet n’ Wild water park in the desert of Southern

The City of Kingston in Melbourne’s southeast is getting an Endless Surf wave pool as part of a planned $100 ...Continue ›


Kai Odriozola

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Wavegarden’s air section fully blooms in South Korea

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Earlier this year Wavegarden experimented with a new air section at their R&D facility in the Basque Country. At the time citizen-of-the-world but currently residing in Portugal CT surfer Kanoa Igarashi tested, tweaked, and gave feedback on the new prototype. The system looks like a submerged obstacle that creates different sections depending on the wave setting. The R&D development process

Earlier this year Wavegarden experimented with a new air section at their R&D facility in the Basque Country. At the ...Continue ›


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New project brings UK potential to 8 wave pools

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A new wave pool project in the UK showed up on several British newswires this week. The new Southport Cove Resort will be sandwiched between Blackpool and Liverpool and hopes to draw visitors from the densely populated city of Manchester an hour to the east. The area has been a popular seaside destination for two centuries. The wave pool will

A new wave pool project in the UK showed up on several British newswires this week. The new Southport Cove ...Continue ›


longboarding south korean wave pool

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South Korean wonder wave delivers goods for the singlefin set

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After a stunning week of clips including lengthy barrel sections and graceful underwater zen-moments from Wavepark in South Korea, Wavegarden has just released a visual guide to its Malibu wave settings. These aren’t the heart-in-your-throat beasty barrels but instead gentle super-long peelers. In this clip, we get to see Malibu settings 1 to 4 with a quick glimpse at Waikiki

After a stunning week of clips including lengthy barrel sections and graceful underwater zen-moments from Wavepark in South Korea, Wavegarden ...Continue ›


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USA, Australia and pretty much the rest of the world smitten with Olympic wave pool training

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Late last year at Urbnsurf in Melbourne the Australian National team went in under wraps for some training. “We're stoked to help more Australian surfers achieve their dreams of qualifying for the World Tour, winning world titles, and earning Olympic gold,” Urbnsurf said in a social media post. But Australia’s Uber-competitive streak is not unique when it comes to training

Late last year at Urbnsurf in Melbourne the Australian National team went in under wraps for some training. “We're stoked ...Continue ›


ben gravy at the american dream mall

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Ben Gravy takes in the PerfectSwell New Jersey opening

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Surfing’s uber-stoked grown-up-grom Ben Gravy ducked into the official opening of the American Dream Mall in East Rutherford New Jersey. Sister site to Waco’s PerfectSwell waves, this smaller, chlorinated indoor version was dogged by construction delays and COVID which pushed back its opening nearly one year. But did the rescheduling and wait (or anything else for that matter, my god

Surfing’s uber-stoked grown-up-grom Ben Gravy ducked into the official opening of the American Dream Mall in East Rutherford New Jersey. ...Continue ›


Ben Player in the tube

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The Slab Whisperer: What’s it take to be a test pilot at Surf Lakes?

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To those non-indoctrinated in the ways of prone surfing, Ben Player is the Mick Fanning of the flipper set, claiming three IBA world titles. He’s also a media mogul, running the much-celebrated bodyboard publication Movement Mag. But to wave pool fans he’s known as “that one guy in the barrel at Yeppoon.” Part of the reason is that early incarnations

To those non-indoctrinated in the ways of prone surfing, Ben Player is the Mick Fanning of the flipper set, claiming ...Continue ›


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Dozens of clips from South Korea’s new wave pool plus a rising surf star

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As images keep coming in hot from the world’s newest wave pool in South Korea, we kept noticing a snappy young goofyfoot populating the Instagram posts. The 16-year-old surfer is Jae Ung Seol, a mystery grom to many, but a rising star in South Korea. “I live on Jeju Island, and I’ve been surfing for four years now,” Jae told

As images keep coming in hot from the world’s newest wave pool in South Korea, we kept noticing a snappy ...Continue ›



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Webber Wave Pools’ US licensee plans surf spot for Coral Springs Florida

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Coral Springs Florida unveiled plans for a new wave pool today. The move comes just one week after American Surf Parks pinned Fort Pierce as the latest site of a full-size Wavegarden Cove. City officials are backing the project hoping to expand the area’s recreational draw while creating a space for the area's youth. Located just inland of Pompano Beach

Coral Springs Florida unveiled plans for a new wave pool today. The move comes just one week after American Surf ...Continue ›


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Television: An outsider’s look at the Surf Ranch

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We love Casey Neistat. His video title teaser is “This wave pool costs $100 per second.” He’s a filmmaker, not a public relations company hired out by the WSL. So the seven-minute edit he just dropped about his Surf Ranch visit is a refreshing non-corporate peek at world’s most expensive wave. Check the clip below to enjoy Neistat's deft editing,

We love Casey Neistat. His video title teaser is “This wave pool costs $100 per second.” He’s a filmmaker, not ...Continue ›


artist rendering

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First Look: Mesa Arizona wavepool design and layout

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The world got another glimpse of the new SwellMFG wave-making technology this week through just-released architectural drawings and an Instagram post. The new sketches are the first schematics of the tech which will power the Cannon Beach development east of central Phoenix.Up to this point, we've only seen video clips of perfect little peelers from SwellMFG with no idea of

The world got another glimpse of the new SwellMFG wave-making technology this week through just-released architectural drawings and an Instagram ...Continue ›


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Video: Shakira surfs a wave pool

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Kelly Slater doesn’t own the celebrity-wave-pool-guest niche. Wavegarden encroached on the King’s turf this month as pop superstar Shakira hit the R&D facility in the Basque Country of Spain. The Queen of Latin Music has a long, successful career and topped the American charts with “Hips Don’t Lie,” a duo featuring Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean. The song spent five weeks

Kelly Slater doesn’t own the celebrity-wave-pool-guest niche. Wavegarden encroached on the King’s turf this month as pop superstar Shakira hit ...Continue ›