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Are inflation and high interest rates hurting wave pool projects? Here’s what we found out.

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Amid soaring inflation, high-interest rates, crypto meltdowns, and a stumbling stock market, investor confidence is weak, to put it nicely.  Despite falling from its peak in June of 2022, USD inflation still sits at 7%, the highest mark since the 1980s. The current 4.4% interest rate is the highest since the 2008 financial crisis. And 2022 was also the worst

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everything to know about surfboards

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How to Choose Your First Surfboard When You Graduate from a Foamie

Features, User Guide

You've mastered the pop-up and that foam rental - now it's time for your first surfboard. A mini-mal is a great idea as is a mid-length. Both range in size between 7'0" and 8'10" – perfect as you'll need enough floatation to paddle but not so much that it's hard to turn the board. WavePoolMag Basics is an ongoing series

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Op-Ed: Is the Kelly Slater Wave Co. system obsolete already?

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It’s been seven years since Kelly Slater first unveiled his dream wave, captivating the minds of anyone who has ever touched a surfboard. The central-California pool broke down the door for what was once thought possible by creating 10-second barrels over 100 miles from the ocean.  But the world of wave pool technology has grown lightyears since that eureka moment

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guide to wetsuits

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The definitive guide to choosing your first wetsuit

User Guide

WavePoolMag Basics is an ongoing series providing essential surf gear information for those surfers new to the pool. Whether you’re learning in a wave pool or in the ocean or (hopefully) both, if you are a novice surfer who is committing to the sport, you’ve realized that it’s time to invest in a wetsuit. Those ragged rental suits just aren’t

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art china wave pool

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While China’s first wave pool experiment crashed and burned, new intel suggests they are far from done

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China’s first wave pool experiment sent shock waves around the world in 2019. The world’s biggest manufacturing power had entered the wave pool arms race. Well, sort of. The pool China launched in the country’s northeast Henan province basically copied the design and layout of Kelly Slater’s pool in Lemoore. The wave didn’t match the quality or perfection that Slater

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Wave Pools & Evaporation: There’s more to the water loss equation than looking up at the sun

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At one point Coral Mountain announced they would reduce the size of their proposed wave tank from 18.6 acres to 12 acres. Why? The development has been facing opposition from adjacent golf resort communities who cite a variety of life-compromising issues like increased traffic, but mainly water use. Water and wave pools are a hot-button topic in places like California.

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Olympic surfing: Nikki van Dijk wavegarden cove

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The real reason wave pools haven’t been and won’t be in the Olympics

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Remember those raging debates about which wave pool should be used in the Olympics? Back when the venue for surfing’s Olympic debut was still up in the air, everyone had an opinion on a wave pool's role in the Games and which technology would work best. Now as we head into the Paris 2024 Olympic cycle where the world-renowned Teahupo’o

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