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guide to wetsuits

 |  Features, User Guide

The definitive guide to choosing your first wetsuit

Features, 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 committing to the sport, you’ve realized that it’s time to invest in a wetsuit. Those ragged rental suits just aren’t cutting

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art china wave pool

 |  News

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

News

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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 |  Features

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

Features

Just this week 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

 |  News

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

News

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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