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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 ›


Seahive surf park

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Kent rekindles Betteshanger surf park stoke with new team and vision

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This week a new wave park called The Seahive hit the British news cycle. The surf park is looking at a location in Betteshanger County Park near Deal in Kent. If all goes well, the £40million project (another report quoted the price tag at £50million ) will stand on a 15-acre site in a popular park which attracts 200,000 visitors

This week a new wave park called The Seahive hit the British news cycle. The surf park is looking at ...Continue ›


Nathan Floyd Waco

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Competitive surfers in Texas relish Pro/Am event with custom waves

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The Tejasurf Waco Pro/Am went down at Waco Surf on November 19, 2022. This was the second time the Texas Gulf Surf Association ran an event in Waco. The post-COVID return was due in large part to competitors’ excitement about surfing the PerfectSwell pool. To make it all come together Tejasurf signed on as the title sponsor and with the help

The Tejasurf Waco Pro/Am went down at Waco Surf on November 19, 2022. This was the second time the Texas Gulf ...Continue ›


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Television: Eclectic crew come to Surf Stadium Japan

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Channel Islands recently toured Japan to promote their new movie and the CI Pro shortboard model. American team riders Parker Coffin, Tanner Gudauskas and Devon Howard joined Japanese surfers Mar, Kaito and Hide. “Over the past several decades, Channel Islands Surfboards and the Merrick family have held close ties with Japan and its passionate surf community,” said Britt Merrick. “In

Channel Islands recently toured Japan to promote their new movie and the CI Pro shortboard model. American team riders Parker ...Continue ›


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Wavegarden opens up about wave menu, new settings

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Wavegarden made public their wave menu this week, launching it with a snazzy cluster of social media clips featuring a new air wave. But the meat in thier announcement lies in what's available to the average wave consumer. Let's explore. The company said the release includes the most relevant data for 26 wave settings. Each Wavegarden Cove facility differs slightly

Wavegarden made public their wave menu this week, launching it with a snazzy cluster of social media clips featuring a ...Continue ›


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Two coaches share insights into the other women’s surf movement

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In women's surfing, the media lens is generally trained on Steph's latest title run or Erin Brooks doing some tweaked-out air in Waco. This is just the very tip of the women's surfing pyramid. Beyond today's pros there are legions of other women who simply want to feel comfortable in the surf - adult learners, desk jockeys, adaptive surfers, the

In women's surfing, the media lens is generally trained on Steph's latest title run or Erin Brooks doing some tweaked-out ...Continue ›


Peak surf park Tampa Bay

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Back to School: Peak Surf Park in Tampa does more homework

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The developers behind Peak Surf Park, a project that will use Surf Lakes tech located in Tampa Bay Florida, released results from a survey this week. The company said results showed that the “concept was met with unprecedented enthusiasm with approximately 90% of respondents expressing their interest level as very high or high.” Most of the respondents were beginners or people who have

The developers behind Peak Surf Park, a project that will use Surf Lakes tech located in Tampa Bay Florida, released ...Continue ›


Matt Meola

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Waco air fest a cure for the Meh-pocalypse. For now anyway.

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Mind-melting air variations are nothing new to Waco Surf. But, there’s a collective “meh” in the Insta surf consciousness, an unfortunate reminder that we’re a difficult lot to please. When is the last time you got excited about an air reverse? And it gets worse. If influencers started airing clips of themselves, say, levitating or spontaneously combusting, there’s a chance

Mind-melting air variations are nothing new to Waco Surf. But, there’s a collective “meh” in the Insta surf consciousness, an ...Continue ›


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How much value does a wave pool add to a development? Here’s one example

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The increase in coastal property values along the Southern California shoreline and its many world-famous surf breaks is staggering with one report citing the average close-to-shore dwelling at $10.5 million. But coastal property is limited. So what do you do? Build a beach. Phase one of the Praia Da Grama project was completed relatively quickly since its announcement in 2019.

The increase in coastal property values along the Southern California shoreline and its many world-famous surf breaks is staggering with ...Continue ›


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Coral Mountain scales back to appease neighbors

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Big changes to the design at Coral Mountain were announced this week as developers try to appease neighbors in the adjacent golf resorts. The private resort and residential community plans to include 150 hotel rooms, 600 vacation rentals and additional exclusive residences and recreational facilities. Coral Mountain is intended to be built on 400 acres of undeveloped land that was

Big changes to the design at Coral Mountain were announced this week as developers try to appease neighbors in the ...Continue ›


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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

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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

The Mad Hueys crew were one of the first to boat aid to towns cut off from the rest of ...Continue ›


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 ›


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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 ›


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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

When will we see Southern California’s first wave pool? Apart from the desert projects, including the Palm Springs Surf Club ...Continue ›


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

Okahina Wave system has been tapped for a new floating wave in France. The latest surf spot will be at ...Continue ›


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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 ›


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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

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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 ›


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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 ›


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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 ›