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The person behind Brazil’s first wave pool, Oscar Segall

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Oscar Segall is the human behind Fazenda do Grama, Brazil and South America’s first surf-focused wave pool. In this episode podcaster Nick Robinson uncovers the how and why to Segall’s master development. The Wavegarden Cove is the central component to the private development and is only accessible via membership or residency. It could also herald the arrival of wave pools

Oscar Segall is the human behind Fazenda do Grama, Brazil and South America’s first surf-focused wave pool. In this episode ...Continue ›


Sean Young podcast

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Podcast: Through the Wavegarden lens with Séan Young

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This week’s podcast by Nick Robinson explores one of the “Big Six” wave technology providers, Wavegarden, in an interview with Head of Development Projects Séan Young. Nick Robinson says: In this exciting conversation we discuss with Séan Young, Head of Development Projects about the traditional diamond-shaped "Cove" and how it could be modified to fit different locations and topographies. We

This week’s podcast by Nick Robinson explores one of the “Big Six” wave technology providers, Wavegarden, in an interview with ...Continue ›


jess ponting podcast

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Podcast: Viewing surfing through the lens of academia with Jess Ponting

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Jess Ponting relates his early days in Fiji and then working his way around the Pacific to San Diego. He ended up there for life becoming an Associate Professor at San Diego State University and is the Founder/Director of Center for Surf Research. He has an impressive resume: Dr. Jess Ponting is considered the leading academic and consultant in sustainable

Jess Ponting relates his early days in Fiji and then working his way around the Pacific to San Diego. He ...Continue ›


Daniel Lira Figueiredo

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How to create a wave pool in Norway

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The WavePoolMag podcast explores bringing a tank to Norway... I can picture Daniel Lira Figueiredo teaching volleyball on Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro and wondering how these guys can fly in from Norway and enjoy such an amazing quality of life. So, being a man full of initiative he figured it out, jumped on a plane and moved to

The WavePoolMag podcast explores bringing a tank to Norway... I can picture Daniel Lira Figueiredo teaching volleyball on Ipanema Beach ...Continue ›


nick hounsfield podcast

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Podcast: Life at The Wave in Bristol with Nick Hounsfield

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Nick Hounsfield had a background in healthcare and is the chairman of Surfing England, having long been involved in the governing body. His dream to build a wave pool in a field outside Bristol has captured the attention of thousands, if not millions of people around the UK and the world. He chats with us about the highs and the

Nick Hounsfield had a background in healthcare and is the chairman of Surfing England, having long been involved in the ...Continue ›


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Podcast: Research and experimentation – the Wave Prizm story

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Mark Kosich has built a brand around making waves. It's called WavePrizm and threads some unique theories together to produce large surf. However, he is not about to compete with the major players at this stage. In this long conversation, Mark recounts how his life led up to this current experimentation with wave machines and he discusses the claim that

Mark Kosich has built a brand around making waves. It's called WavePrizm and threads some unique theories together to produce ...Continue ›


scott bass wavepoolmag podcast

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Scott Bass: Veteran surf journalist shares his wave pool stories

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On this episode of the WavePoolMag Podcast Nick Robinson speaks with veteran surf journalist and wave pool connoisseur Scott Bass. After his stint as Surfer Magazine’s online editor in the fledgling days of digital media, Bassy went on to develop one of surfing’s most core surfboard expos, The Boardroom. Along with a podcast focused on all things surf he also

On this episode of the WavePoolMag Podcast Nick Robinson speaks with veteran surf journalist and wave pool connoisseur Scott Bass. ...Continue ›


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Podcast brings you up to speed on the world’s wave pool projects

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Catch up on all the latest wave pool projects around the world without having to read or scroll... In this 47-minute episode, WavePoolMag podcast host Nick Robinson chats with editor-in-chief Bryan Dickerson about all the latest wave pool projects in development globally. We have an amazing page on our website called the surf planner. It details all the projects in

Catch up on all the latest wave pool projects around the world without having to read or scroll... In this ...Continue ›


andrew thatcher of endless surf

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Podcast: Andrew Thatcher and the concept of Endless Surf

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Andrew Thatcher grew up surfing in the warm waters off Durban, South Africa and came to live in my home town of Cape Town, much further to the south before leaving for the USA back in 2000. The happiest coincidence occurred when a family connection to Tom Lochtefeld landed him a job at the legendary wave maker's Surf Loch and

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ryder-thomas-podcast

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Podcast: Episode 7 Season 2 with Ryder Thomas and his Caribbean project

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Pegasus Lodges, Punta Cana, and Swell International form the basis of this chat with Ryder Thomas Ryder Thomas is a fun, engaging character, and while he was spending a cold grey day in New York, I jumped on a call with him from my base down here in Portugal. We had a long and super interesting conversation all about the

Pegasus Lodges, Punta Cana, and Swell International form the basis of this chat with Ryder Thomas Ryder Thomas is a ...Continue ›


surf coach ru hill on the wave pool mag podcast

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Podcast Episode 5 Season 2: Surf coaching success and the wave pool equation with Ru Hill

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Many peg wave pools as the Supersauce to surf improvement. Unfortunately, this is mostly done in broad, sweeping strokes with emphasis placed solely on the repetition aspect of learning. There are so many finer points to why coaching in a wave pool works. In this podcast we drill down the milli-specifics and share the why and how on-hand training in

Many peg wave pools as the Supersauce to surf improvement. Unfortunately, this is mostly done in broad, sweeping strokes with ...Continue ›


swell mfg

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Podcast Episode 4 Season 2: The new wave pool technology in Arizona

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The company describes their system as a natural surfing lineup with a peak wave rather than a right-session-only or left-session-only option as found in many of today’s wave pools. “Peak waves provide some of the most fun waves at Swell MFG locations,” says Matt. “Options to surf left and right to hone in frontside and backside skills and choice of

The company describes their system as a natural surfing lineup with a peak wave rather than a right-session-only or left-session-only ...Continue ›


baptiste caulonque on wavepoolmag podcast

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Podcast Episode 3 Season 2: Surfing in the heart of Paris!

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In this latest WavePoolMag podcast, Baptiste Caulonque discusses the French capital's wave pool project, La Vague Grande Paris.The project has been a fascinating combination of public and private co-operation and Baptiste Caulonque has been immersed as a consultant in the thick of all the agencies working hard on it. The promise of perfect machine-made waves in the middle of a

In this latest WavePoolMag podcast, Baptiste Caulonque discusses the French capital's wave pool project, La Vague Grande Paris.The project has ...Continue ›


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Podcast: Deep insight into the wave park creation process with Skip Taylor

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Skip and his team’s job is to help surf parks be profitable. Duties include everything from advising on construction planning, customer experiences, food logistics, locker placement and even towel choices. But the crown jewel of responsibilities, at least in our opinion, is Surf Park Management's role in deciding which wave company technology works best for a particular client. In this

Skip and his team’s job is to help surf parks be profitable. Duties include everything from advising on construction planning, ...Continue ›


Shane Beschen and son at Citywave

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Podcast: From cranky pro to pool bro – Shane Beschen opens up

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Find out why one of the few surfers to irritate Slater in the ’90s is emerging as a major player in the wave pool boom Shane Beschen has found an impressive post-Tour career revolving around coaching and wave pools. Top ten surfer throughout the nineties, the only surfer to secure a perfect 30 heat and one of just a handful

Find out why one of the few surfers to irritate Slater in the ’90s is emerging as a major player ...Continue ›


Long Island Wave pool plan

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Podcast: Digging deep into New York’s new wave pool

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Brett Portera talks about the Long Island Surf Park Brett grew up surfing in Long Island, New York and I caught up with him online to talk about the project he has been working on for over four and a half years. Apologies for the audio quality, (it's tough when you're doing these things over the web), however, you can

Brett Portera talks about the Long Island Surf Park Brett grew up surfing in Long Island, New York and I ...Continue ›


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Podcast: Sophie Everard ventures into The Wave (Bristol)

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Sophie Everard is a journalist, passionate snowboarder and surfer with a lust for life. The stylish goofyfoot has worked extensively within action sports media for more than ten years and is a published writer for industry-leading snowboard titles. She has also set up a brand called "Mad to Live" through which she promotes a positive, modern message of female empowerment

Sophie Everard is a journalist, passionate snowboarder and surfer with a lust for life. The stylish goofyfoot has worked extensively ...Continue ›


Andy Hadden

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Podcast: The Edinburgh odyssey with Andy Hadden

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Wavegarden Scotland is on the crest of breaking ground and Andy lets us in on all the trials and tribulations that have taken him this far. But he isn't done yet. The construction phase could well be the most challenging. Andy Hadden has singlehandedly taken on this monster to bring a new surf spot to Edinburgh: one that sits in

Wavegarden Scotland is on the crest of breaking ground and Andy lets us in on all the trials and tribulations ...Continue ›


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Podcast: Gonzo journalist Chas Smith on the wave pool era

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Chas Smith is a smart guy. Originally from California, he moved to Oregon and commenced his surfing career at age 10. He earned a bachelor’s degree in intercultural studies (1998) and a master’s degree in linguistics (2001) from Southern California’s Biola University; Smith’s studies included semesters spent learning Arabic in Egypt and English at Oxford University. That short bio is

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Podcast: Which of Greg Webber’s inventions will we see very soon?

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EPISODE 7 Has Greg Webber been at this game longer than anyone else? Maybe not, but he sure has a ton of fascinating insights and excellent ideas surrounding the wave pool space. Before we kicked off the interview, Greg inferred to me that he had no problem in my drilling him about the fact that he essentially broadcasts the fact

EPISODE 7 Has Greg Webber been at this game longer than anyone else? Maybe not, but he sure has a ...Continue ›


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Podcast: Electric personality TC and his Vegas wave pool plans

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We interview Tim Curry, known as TC, who is setting out on the arduous venture to create an oasis of surf in the parched desert surrounding Las Vegas. I am sure the Las Vegas population will be STOKED to hear this and the millions of visitors to the city will be able to practice their cutbacks alongside the locals. https://open.spotify.com/episode/6qC6blocuoJ54c5J8MGbk5?si=igP0hS4VT4-Yq78zzuM6-A

We interview Tim Curry, known as TC, who is setting out on the arduous venture to create an oasis of ...Continue ›


maud and joan at Wavegarden

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PODCAST: Wavegarden’s Sean Young on what it takes to make the long haul

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"Wavegarden", the sound of that name evokes a zen-like space where waves roll endlessly through green spaces pulsing with lush natural life. As if you didn't know, it's actually a company created way back in 2005, that sits deep in a northern Spanish valley. It's a richly forested and abundant area ravaged by harsh Atlantic winters and pounded by massive

"Wavegarden", the sound of that name evokes a zen-like space where waves roll endlessly through green spaces pulsing with lush ...Continue ›


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New Podcast with Andrew Ross separates the urban myth from the Urbnsurf reality

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What's it like to sink a big chunk of your life into something unproven at the commercial level? Not like a hipster, vegan, donut store in a trendy neigborhood, but a giant multi-acre concrete behemoth filled with water and moving parts? What's it like to build the "first ever" of anything? What's it like to be Andrew Ross? Find out

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Surf Lakes

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WavePoolMag Podcast launches with 3 episodes

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Today we officially launch our podcast. Hosted by South African journalist Nick Robinson, each episode talks to the engineers, entrepreneurs, pros and the visionaries who have a unique wave pool story to tell. https://radiopublic.com/wave-pool-mag-GZl9Dv Here's the rundown for the first three episodes in our launch phase before we kick into regular one-per-week publishing. Remember, every Thursday at 16h00 CET we

Today we officially launch our podcast. Hosted by South African journalist Nick Robinson, each episode talks to the engineers, entrepreneurs, ...Continue ›


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Podcast explores depth of wave pool stories & personalities

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So often there’s much more to the wave pool story than can be said in print. While creating WavePoolMag and diving into this niche news cycle, we discovered a deep well of backstories to each personality dotting this fascinating landscape. These are stories too good to pass up. That’s why we’ve created the WavePoolMag Podcast. Hosted by South African journalist

So often there’s much more to the wave pool story than can be said in print. While creating WavePoolMag and ...Continue ›