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lewis hamilton loves wave pools

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It’s kinda weird, but Lewis Hamilton loves wave pools

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We've got video evidence of Lewis Hamilton in Lemoore, Melbourne and most recently, Waco. And we can't figure out what's going on. This we do know: He is called the Billion Dollar Man, or simply King. He’s often compared that other fast-twitch-muscle-fiber anomaly in the world of sports named Kelly Slater. Lewis owns seven Formula1 world championships to Kelly’s 11

We've got video evidence of Lewis Hamilton in Lemoore, Melbourne and most recently, Waco. And we can't figure out what's ...Continue ›


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After helping flood victims, The Mad Hueys go for a night surf

Television

The Mad Hueys crew were one of the first to boat aid to towns cut off from the rest of the world during Australia's worst-ever flooding. It was the kind of sober scene we’re growing accustomed to during increasing natural disasters. The brand’s social media channels briefly halted its usual fare of boating fails, surf slams and images of team

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kolohe andino bodyboards at BSR surf resort in Waco

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Watching Olympian Kolohe Andino bodyboard Waco makes us smile

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It's difficult to pin what exactly qualifies as a surf film circa 2022. Mediums (remember video cassettes?) and running times have changed heaps. A 90-minute "exploration of slow-motion water dancing" worked in the smoke-filled cinemas of the seventies but today it would be considered a form of punishment to make a grom watch it on their iPhone. In Unit 38

It's difficult to pin what exactly qualifies as a surf film circa 2022. Mediums (remember video cassettes?) and running times ...Continue ›


surf parks australia

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Sunshine Coast sights on new pool just one hour north of Brisbane

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Surf Parks Australia is planning a 13-hectare development near Glass House Mountain on Australia’s Sunshine Coast. The wave pool will feature learn-to-surf facilities, cafe, dining, wellness center and a shop or two. According to Surf Parks Australia, the development will be a sustainable surf park. “Surf Parks Australia just wants to surf and promote the healthy lifestyle that comes with

Surf Parks Australia is planning a 13-hectare development near Glass House Mountain on Australia’s Sunshine Coast. The wave pool will ...Continue ›


wavepool urbnsurf sydney

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Urbnsurf Sydney: One of the world’s most hotly anticipated surf parks breaks ground

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The long-anticipated groundbreaking at the Urbnsurf Sydney site went down this weekend with the unveiling of official park renderings, surf star appearances and construction vehicles. Sydneysiders and surrounding areas will have access to the park which sites within 30 minutes of the CBD. It will provide an alternative break to the ocean that will pump human-made waves for all ages and abilities. Tom Carroll, Luke Egan and others

The long-anticipated groundbreaking at the Urbnsurf Sydney site went down this weekend with the unveiling of official park renderings, surf ...Continue ›


oceanside wave pool

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OceanKamp project underway, but pool remains a mystery

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When will we see Southern California’s first wave pool? Apart from the desert projects, including the Palm Springs Surf Club - scheduled to open mid-2023, the next tank could be in Oceanside. It’s a big ask, but dirt is moving at the project site, and while there have been no formal communications from developers, we dug around to find the

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night surfing in a wave pool

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Adventure Parc Snowdonia turns on the lights for concert promo

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Professional surfers Luke Dillon, Tassy Swallow and Lukas Skinner jumped in the water at Adventure Parc Snowdonia recently to film a promo clip for one of the UK's favorite surf/concert events. The special shoot was part of a collaboration with Boardmasters, the long-running WSL event in Newquay England. “We were recently lucky enough to host something seriously special on the

Professional surfers Luke Dillon, Tassy Swallow and Lukas Skinner jumped in the water at Adventure Parc Snowdonia recently to film ...Continue ›


floating wave pool in france

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French high country eyes latest floating atoll wave

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Okahina Wave system has been tapped for a new floating wave in France. The latest surf spot will be at Lac du Bourget in the French Alpine city of Aix-les-Bains 1.5 hours east of Lyon and 2.5 hours west and down-mountain of Alaia Bay in Sion. The wave pool announcement for Aix-les-Bains comes on the heels of two very fruitful

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gold coast wave pool

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Updates to planned Endless Surf pool on the Gold Coast

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After lodging a development application and receiving approval from the Gold Coast City Council earlier this year, the Parkwood project submitted more detailed plans this month. The proposal includes new design images and provides specific details about the surrounding buildings being planned. The Club at Parkwood is already an established attraction on the Gold Coast offering a par 71 golf

After lodging a development application and receiving approval from the Gold Coast City Council earlier this year, the Parkwood project ...Continue ›


wave pool deal Cove for japan

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Big in Japan: Company famous for bike tracks enters wave pool game

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More wave pools are coming to Japan as JPF, a company with deep experience in bicycle racetracks, just inked a deal with Wavegarden. Plans are to meet the country’s growing demand for surfing by developing up to seven projects in different regions of Japan in the next seven years. Wave pools in Japan kicked off in the 1960s with the

More wave pools are coming to Japan as JPF, a company with deep experience in bicycle racetracks, just inked a ...Continue ›


new wave pool settings japan

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Wave pool tweaks: Japan crafts three new settings

News, Television

Wave pool connoisseur Evan Geiselman dishes details on three new wave settings at Surf Stadium Japan: The Drainer, The Wedge Pop and The Highball. In an interview with our friends at Stab, Evan goes into detail about each one, assigning clever names and elaborating about why the PerfectSwell settings appeal to him. Which one is the ultimate performance wave in

Wave pool connoisseur Evan Geiselman dishes details on three new wave settings at Surf Stadium Japan: The Drainer, The Wedge ...Continue ›


shakira wave pool

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Shakira drops into a wave pool for “Don’t Wait Up” official video

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Shakira just dropped her latest video and it features - yes! - choreographed dance moves and lots of hips. But to everyone’s surprise, there’s also heaps of wave pool surfing. It’s proving quite popular with the official clip for “Don’t Wait Up” already notching 28 million views on YouTube. Riffing on the lyrics “Do you remember how we lit up

Shakira just dropped her latest video and it features - yes! - choreographed dance moves and lots of hips. But ...Continue ›


wave pool berlin

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Surf Berlin? Yeah, it’s a thing now with the latest wave pool vision

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Berlin, actually just less than an hour outside of Berlin, will host the world’s newest wave pool as Surf Era announced plans this week to build an Endless Surf wave tub. The city of Fürstenwalde/Spree is accessible by bus, car or train from downtown Berlin and lies on the main rail line from Berlin to Frankfurt. The town has 32,000

Berlin, actually just less than an hour outside of Berlin, will host the world’s newest wave pool as Surf Era ...Continue ›


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Locals Only: BSR’s Rodney Roller champions adaptive surfing

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His name is befitting of a Saturday morning cartoon superhero. But a wrinkle in the time-space continuum appears once you realize he’s owned his name long before his hero deeds were done. Rodney Roller lost his leg three decades ago, abruptly ending his love affair with surfing. When he picked it back up he decided to get others into the

His name is befitting of a Saturday morning cartoon superhero. But a wrinkle in the time-space continuum appears once you ...Continue ›


surf lakes wave pool barrel

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Quick catchup: 5 years of Surf Lakes

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Aaron Trevis has been tinkering away for well more than five years on Surf Lakes. He built small 1:25 and 1:10 prototypes of the plunger to see if the idea could work. It did. Despite this major triumph, the small machine sat in Aaron's backyard in Brisbane. Then in July 2016 with the help of Engenuity Solutions (Dr. Chris Hawley,

Aaron Trevis has been tinkering away for well more than five years on Surf Lakes. He built small 1:25 and ...Continue ›


wave painting

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Art Study: How running out of air inspired a series of wave paintings

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Italian artist Nicola Di Liegro paints. He paints abstract murals and canvases and caught our eye due to his refreshing take on waves. The art looks nothing like the airbrushed tropical fantasy we’ve come to expect from the surf art world. Instead, it’s abstract, textured and a bit industrial. Like his art, Nicola’s description of creating is refreshing as well.

Italian artist Nicola Di Liegro paints. He paints abstract murals and canvases and caught our eye due to his refreshing ...Continue ›


jorgann couzinet alaia main image

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The best surfer you’ve never heard of hits Alaia Bay, eyes CT cut

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French standout Jorgann Couzinet has been battling through the QS for a couple of years and come within a hair of making the CT. For three years he sat right at the cutoff point for the Big Show and for three years he was edged out by the slimmest of margins. This September he will fly to Huntington Beach to

French standout Jorgann Couzinet has been battling through the QS for a couple of years and come within a hair ...Continue ›


altered cassette image

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RetroVault: The super speedway of surfing is here!

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The hyperbole is good and includes "a revolution in surfing," "perfect endless dynamic overhead barreling surf" and other gems. But the reality is that it's a guy named Kevin (possibly with a mullet but it's hard to tell with that backdrop) in a Hawaiian shirt mansplaining the next big thing in surfing. "This machine delivers the most intense continuous excitement

The hyperbole is good and includes "a revolution in surfing," "perfect endless dynamic overhead barreling surf" and other gems. But ...Continue ›


urbnsurf sydney plans

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First Peek: Urbnsurf Sydney renderings unveiled as site gets approval

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Last December, Urbnsurf announced they were focusing on delivering another wave pool, this time to be located in Sydney only 14km west of the CBD, at Sydney Olympic Park. “We are stoked to share with you the first glimpses of Urbnsurf Sydney,” the company announced. “The $50 million development will be set on 3.6 hectares (similar in size to the SCG) and will harness the state-of-the-art Wavegarden "Cove" technology,

Last December, Urbnsurf announced they were focusing on delivering another wave pool, this time to be located in Sydney only ...Continue ›


surf lakes wave pool design

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USA looking very Surf Lakes friendly with the addition of Florida and Texas licenses

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Surf Lakes is keeping busy in the lead-up to their Yeppoon tank going public. While inventor Aaron Trevis and crew file reams of paperwork for local approval, globally their licensing arm is securing new territories - much of it in the USA. Surf Lakes said their ever-expanding global sales team has been fielding many inquiries and then determining which of

Surf Lakes is keeping busy in the lead-up to their Yeppoon tank going public. While inventor Aaron Trevis and crew ...Continue ›


surf lakes las vegas fireworks

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When is Las Vegas getting a wave pool? Could be sooner than you think

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Ask investors and surf park pundits to furnish a top ten list of places where a wave pool would flourish, and Vegas would make each list. While Europe cozies up in hooded full suits, gloves and booties during the dead of winter, Americans want nothing to do with the added rubber. Wave pools either shut down for the two coldest

Ask investors and surf park pundits to furnish a top ten list of places where a wave pool would flourish, ...Continue ›


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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Wave Park opened its doors this week for the 2021 season. 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

Wave Park opened its doors this week for the 2021 season. Here are wave pool prices, hours, stay options and ...Continue ›


Groms at Surf Lakes in Yeppoon

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Will Texas be getting a Surf Lakes wave pool?

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A news report out of Texas last week said Australian wave pool maker Surf Lakes is scouting areas in North Texas for a new surf park According to the report, Dallas’ Edge Realty Partners is seeking locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for projects that will be using Surf Lakes technology. Developers are looking for sites ranging in size from

A news report out of Texas last week said Australian wave pool maker Surf Lakes is scouting areas in North ...Continue ›


wave pool party

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The best of Palm Springs Surf Club’s confetti cannon of clips…

News, Television

Last year we saw a never-ending stream of clips from the Palm Springs Surf Club as Tom Lochtefeld’s wave-making technology sprung to life in the desert east of Los Angeles. So profuse was the digital confetti cannon of pros, influencers, actors and Insta-famous surfing the new pool, it became hard to keep track of all the sessions. Thankfully, SurfLoch skimmed

Last year we saw a never-ending stream of clips from the Palm Springs Surf Club as Tom Lochtefeld’s wave-making technology ...Continue ›


Edward Pong

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Armed with Zoom and a wave pool, surfer makes dramatic improvements

News, Television

In the collective unconscious of surfing, there’s a big void where people like Edward Pong dwell. Digital surf media is 90% pros and superstar groms doing impossible things. It’s not reflective of the majority of the world’s surfers. True, no one wants an Instagram feed of bogged turns and dug rails, but we have to acknowledge at least some reality

In the collective unconscious of surfing, there’s a big void where people like Edward Pong dwell. Digital surf media is ...Continue ›