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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 ›


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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 ›


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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 ›


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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 ›


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

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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

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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 ›


speed blur at urbnsurf

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Wanna be a wave pool photographer? Here’s a peek inside the life

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Mark Dadswell was approached by Urbnsurf to run the wave pool’s photography services a few years ago. When he accepted the position he brought with him more than a decade of photojournalism experience that includes a 15-year stint at Getty Images. Mark told us last year that the best part of his gig is the interaction he gets with the

Mark Dadswell was approached by Urbnsurf to run the wave pool’s photography services a few years ago. When he accepted ...Continue ›


Hilton Alves artwork wave pool

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Art Study: The 101 Perfect Waves project from Hilton Alves

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Drawing a bead on Hilton Alves's art influences is difficult. At first glance, his work lies somewhere between the celestial boomer vibe of Wyland and the vintage kitsch of a tiki bar. But with a heavy stoke factor. Self-trained, Hilton is on a quest to paint 101 big-ass wave murals. He’s well way with number six of the series decorating

Drawing a bead on Hilton Alves's art influences is difficult. At first glance, his work lies somewhere between the celestial ...Continue ›


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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

According to the Google Search Engine, when it comes to wave pools the lion’s share of YouTube results go to ...Continue ›


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

What are the differences between the waves at American Dream and BSR Surf Resort? PerfectSwell Employee of the month Rob ...Continue ›


night surf wave pool

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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 ›