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Three tales of wave pool woe and perseverance in COVID times

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International travel is down but staycations are up - how wave pools are navigating the business end during the ebbs and flows of an international pandemic. We spoke to surf park operators on three separate continents to find out how COVID is affecting their surf park business Regardless of your location on this blue planet, or your political/scientific beliefs, the

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Wave pool company Westlake banking on the family surf set

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When it comes to media and surfing these days it’s all about gargantuan airs, the largest waves and longest barrels. Along with a few spine-tingling and face slapping wipeouts to really round out the experience. It’s all epic achievements and entertaining fails. But where’s the middle ground that most of us actually inhabit on the performance index? Wave pools are

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Futuregazing: What will the wave pool space look like in 2031?

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Predictions, Trends & Questions For The Coming Decade Of Wave Pools. Heading towards the latter part of 2021 there are currently more than a hundred wave pools around the world in planning stages, the midst of land acquisition or under construction. But despite the millions of dollars being poured into these projects, how many will be completed? Will wave pools

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What bizarre surfing utopia is this? Meet circular wave pools 2.0

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A new circular wave pool design by SurfRing could break the never-ending-ride barrier as a group of South African engineers tackle the wave pool world's Holy Grail... Octogenarians want the fountain of youth, gluttons search for the ever-expanding, unlimited buffet and surfers seek an endless wave. Literally. A ride so long that the only acceptable ending is your legs collapsing

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Coral Mountain meets resistance from neighbors

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As the Coral Mountain Resort private development and its associated wave pool in La Quinta, Coachella Valley, California comes closer to reality, local opposition arises. While wave pool developers have their wave heights, length of ride, frequency of swells, and hollowness, all dialed into their pools plans, there’s one aspect, a simpler choice, which can cause everything to grind to

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Greg Webber thoughts

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Greg Webber – The Fastest Brain in Surfing

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It was a searching, penetrating - slightly red-eyed from salt and wind - stare that I found disconcerting. That, the Aussie drawl, and the missing front tooth gave me the impression I was under scrutiny from some intense Pacific pirate. I was stoked to finally meet Greg Webber, but out of everyone in the group, he was the only one

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Update: What’s going on with the Thermal Beach wave pool

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The Thermal Beach Club by WhiteStar Development was approved by Riverside County, California recently, however we've not heard any further announcements regarding the advancement of the project. This wave pool when completed will be the fourth in the Coachella Valley. Here is what we know as of July, 2021... 150 miles from the Pacific Ocean, in the Californian desert town

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