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siheung wave park

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World’s largest wave pool officially opens in South Korea

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Asia’s largest wave pool, Wave Park powered by Wavegarden, officially opened with a formal ceremony and a surf session in Siheung, South Korea this weekend.The centrepiece of Wave Park, a mixed-use real estate development, is the world’s largest Wavegarden Cove surfing lagoon. New technology means the South Korean site offers longer waves and barrels and a wider variety of waves than any

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Endless Surf Punta Cana

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Two Endless Surf pools coming to the Dominican Republic

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These days people value experiences and put travel at the top of their expenditure list. For some, a trip to a world-class surf break is the ultimate adventure and reward. For now, we are unable to do that, but we miss trips expanding our horizons and thirst to return to tropical beaches just like those in Punta Cana. For almost

These days people value experiences and put travel at the top of their expenditure list. For some, a trip to ...Continue ›


Olympic surfing ceremony will look like this

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BSR tweaks settings to give USA Olympic team Japan-esque conditions

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The BSR Surf Resort hosted a special Olympic training camp for the US Surf Team as they prepare for the Tokyo Olympics. USA Surfing team members Carissa Moore, Lakey Peterson, Courtney Conlogue, Kevin Schulz and Christiaan “Otter” Bailey feasted on a buffet of BSR Surf Resort waves and expertise for gaining competitive advantage for surfing’s debut at the 2021 Games.

The BSR Surf Resort hosted a special Olympic training camp for the US Surf Team as they prepare for the ...Continue ›


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Adaptive surfing & surf therapy progress spikes

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Adaptive surfing and surf therapy programs are gaining momentum in the world’s wave pools. Last Spring WavePoolMag spoke with Adaptive Surf Champion Mark 'Mono' Stewart. He said that the whole mojo behind the adaptive surf tour goes beyond the gloss of a corporate blanket. Instead, the system is supported by smaller groups like Ampsurf, Stance and the ISA. The tour’s

Adaptive surfing and surf therapy programs are gaining momentum in the world’s wave pools. Last Spring WavePoolMag spoke with Adaptive ...Continue ›


Largest standing wave in the USA

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New standing wave near Seattle is 50-feet across

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After several years of detailed planning and construction, the city of Chelan in the Pacific Northwest of the USA is the birthplace to the very first citywave installation in North America. The Slidewaters water park and Munich-based wave pool manufacturer are powering the standing wave with 100% by renewable energy. The new installation marks more than twice the size of

After several years of detailed planning and construction, the city of Chelan in the Pacific Northwest of the USA is ...Continue ›


endless surf wave pool

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Vietnam to get huge wave pool from makers Endless Surf

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Vietnam is changing, recent years have seen rapid growth of tourism infrastructure and significant real estate expansion. International investors have recognized the large potential of this culture-rich, tropical destination and look to support the government's bold economic development plan for a brand-new administrative region. East of Ho Chi Minh City, a new area dubbed Vietnam's Silicon Valley is emerging, spanning districts 2,9

Vietnam is changing, recent years have seen rapid growth of tourism infrastructure and significant real estate expansion. International investors have recognized ...Continue ›


coco ho at the surf ranch

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Kelly’s wave pool saves live competitive surfing in 2020

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Coco Ho and Filipe Toledo have won the Michelob Ultra Pure Gold Rumble At The Ranch, a one-day, winner-take-all surf showdown in the perfect waves at the Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California. 16 of the world’s best surfers paired up for the first-ever mixed tag team event, with prize money going to charity. Inspired performances from Ho and Toledo saw

Coco Ho and Filipe Toledo have won the Michelob Ultra Pure Gold Rumble At The Ranch, a one-day, winner-take-all surf ...Continue ›


bodyboarding a wave pool

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Melbourne COVID spike forces temporary Urbnsurf closure

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Today, Urbnsurf CEO Damon Tudor released a statement regarding the temporary closure of Australia's first public surf park. In short, the park rests within the geographic six-week closure zone. Customers with bookings will get credits and multipack holders will get extensions. Full details below and at the Urbnsurf website... Due to the worsening coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Urbsurf Melbourne will temporarily

Today, Urbnsurf CEO Damon Tudor released a statement regarding the temporary closure of Australia's first public surf park. In short, ...Continue ›


owen wright wavegarden

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Wave Pool Surf Coaching: How to have a zesty backside

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When Urbnsurf opened this year we knew they would be working with state surfing NGO Surfing Victoria. But exactly how this partnership would pan out we weren’t certain. Yes there would be club events and comps and certified lifesavers. Beyond that, one of the perks we discovered is comprehensive surf coaching from the crew at Surf Better Now, a branch

When Urbnsurf opened this year we knew they would be working with state surfing NGO Surfing Victoria. But exactly how ...Continue ›


Urbnsurf melbourne to reopen

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Urbnsurf airs artful edit, new sessions ahead of re-opening

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Urbnsurf Melbourne will re-open this Friday, June 19th and will also offer bookings for Cruiser, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert surf sessions. The company said they will resume operations this Friday after temporarily closing in late March due to coronavirus (COVID-19). In line with the Victorian Government’s gradual easing of restrictions, up to 18 surfers will be permitted on each side

Urbnsurf Melbourne will re-open this Friday, June 19th and will also offer bookings for Cruiser, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert surf ...Continue ›


new zealand map

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New Zealand council green lights feasibility study for wave pool

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An Olympic-level Aquasports park is one step closer to calling Kaiapoi home after the concept demonstrated through the pre-feasibility study the potential to be commercially viable. The WHoW Charitable Trust plan a New Zealand first by co-locating surf wave, whitewater and cable wakeboard facilities together in an Aquasports Park parks alongside the Kaiapoi River on former red zoned land. Trust Chairperson, Tony

An Olympic-level Aquasports park is one step closer to calling Kaiapoi home after the concept demonstrated through the pre-feasibility study ...Continue ›


gabriel medina

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WSL announces new “surf-off format” to decide world champ

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The WSL said today that due to the continued evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are postponing or canceling all events, at all levels of competition, through the end of June and will continue to monitor the situation and make the next call in early June.  The WSL has also announced an evolved Tours and Competitions format for 2021 covering

The WSL said today that due to the continued evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are postponing or canceling all ...Continue ›


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Wave Pool Review: The intermediate setting at The Wave, Bristol

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Hannah Bristow went to test out the Intermediate setting at The Wave in Bristol. In this 3-minute clip she explains what the surf and overall experience are like and what you can expect. A must view for anyone considering a session at The Wave.

Hannah Bristow went to test out the Intermediate setting at The Wave in Bristol. In this 3-minute clip she explains ...Continue ›


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Australia’s first wave pool comp goes down at Urbnsurf

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Surfing Victoria and Urbnsurf made history last night with the first-ever wave pool event ran in Australia – the 2020 Melbourne Pool Party presented by Urbnsurf.Bringing together over 60 of Victoria’s best surfers, the event was held at the newly opened Urbnsurf Wave Park and showcased the depth of Victorian surfing with divisions in Shortboard, Longboard and Bodyboard.Due to the

Surfing Victoria and Urbnsurf made history last night with the first-ever wave pool event ran in Australia – the 2020 ...Continue ›


Wavegarden Test Tube

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Explained: How Urbnsurf went from build to Beast

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Urbnsurf Melbourne is the first Wavegarden Cove in the Southern Hemisphere and, in many ways, is the epitome of what Wavegarden's founders have been working towards for many years. In early January the gates of Urbnsurf Melbourne flung open to the public, providing the long-awaited opportunity for Australian surfers to finally sample Wavegarden's man-made waves.  Two months prior, behind closed doors, a large number of wave testing sessions took place that very

Urbnsurf Melbourne is the first Wavegarden Cove in the Southern Hemisphere and, in many ways, is the epitome of what Wavegarden's founders have been ...Continue ›


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New speakers and topics added to Surf Park Summit

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The lineup of speakers and panelists for Surf Park Summit 2020, March 31 / April 1 at the Scripps Seaside Forum in La Jolla, California is unprecedented. The summit audience is approaching capacity and showing a strong mix of current and future surf park developers, operators, investors, surf industry execs/legends, architects, engineers and suppliers across a wide range of man-made

The lineup of speakers and panelists for Surf Park Summit 2020, March 31 / April 1 at the Scripps Seaside ...Continue ›


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Australia’s first-ever wave pool competition will go down in March

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Surfing Victoria announced that the first-ever wave pool surfing event in Australia will be the Melbourne Pool Party presented by URBNSURF this coming March 15th. Surfing Victoria and URBNSURF will be bringing together the top Victorian surfers for the first-ever competition showcasing Australia’s first surf park and the depth of Victorian surfing. Featuring DJ’s, Food Trucks, Expression Sessions and over

Surfing Victoria announced that the first-ever wave pool surfing event in Australia will be the Melbourne Pool Party presented by ...Continue ›


wavepoolmag merchandise

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It’s Here: WavePoolMag Merchandise

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We've grown a lot this past year thanks to your curiosity and stoke. And now we're offering a little schwag so you can show your froth for unsalted surfing. Through a design collaboration with San Francisco’s Great Highway Art Gallery and South African artist ZefNick, we commissioned these Tees & Hoodies for our readers. The WavePoolMag merchandise is available on

We've grown a lot this past year thanks to your curiosity and stoke. And now we're offering a little schwag ...Continue ›


Occy at Surf Lakes

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All new highlight wave pool clip from Surf Lakes

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Talon Clemow from Onepalmmedia has put together an all-new edit of some of the best waves from prototype testing at the Surf Lakes R&D facility. The 3-minute reel highlights the wave variety, shape, and versatility for various surf craft. Surf Lakes announced that testing will continue in 2020 with further improvements expected, as they further tune the 5WAVES system. Surfers

Talon Clemow from Onepalmmedia has put together an all-new edit of some of the best waves from prototype testing at ...Continue ›


luca doble at surf lakes

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Teen longboard champ expands Surf Lakes ambassadors list

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Surf Lakes is growing their ambassador roster to include Queensland Under 18 Longboard Champion, Luca Doble "Luca is a great addition to our ambassador team because not only does she represent a younger generation, but her grace and style on a longboard is an inspiration to behold," said Surf Lakes in a statement. "In line with our motto 'Everybody Gets

Surf Lakes is growing their ambassador roster to include Queensland Under 18 Longboard Champion, Luca Doble "Luca is a great ...Continue ›


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Wavegarden Cove construction begins in the Swiss Alps

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After several years of quietly working away, Wavegarden and Alaïa SA today jointly announced that construction of a Wavegarden Cove has commenced in Sion, Valais, in the heart of the Swiss Alps.  The addition of a Wavegarden Cove to Alaïa's already impressive action sports center is welcome news for the landlocked country’s 40,000 strong population of surfers. The Alaïa Bay project will give rise

After several years of quietly working away, Wavegarden and Alaïa SA today jointly announced that construction of a Wavegarden Cove ...Continue ›


Tom Carroll at Wavegarden

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VHS-era world champ Tom Carroll tests digital-era wave pool

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With a Wavegarden opening last month in Bristol, England and another set to open in January in Melbourne, Australia, legendary surfer Tom Carroll recently dropped past Wavegarden’s demo center in the Basque Country. Tom exchanged a few Reef waves with local Basque pro surfer Aritz Aranburu and before sharing some small ones with a family of beginners.  “I am just observing a little family having

With a Wavegarden opening last month in Bristol, England and another set to open in January in Melbourne, Australia, legendary surfer Tom Carroll ...Continue ›


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Aussie team jumps in the Melbourne wave pool

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Team Australia was quick to test the wave settings at Urbnsurf Melbourne this week. The month of November has been a banger for the new Wavegarden Cove with the launch of Beast Mode and several other settings. In this clip Julian Wilson, Sally Fitzgibbons and Tyler Wright joined Aussie junior stars and icons of surfing for a day of training

Team Australia was quick to test the wave settings at Urbnsurf Melbourne this week. The month of November has been ...Continue ›


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Rip Curl Gromsearch national champs crowned at BSR Surf Resort

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The 2019 Rip Curl GromSearch National Final presented by Banzai Bowls, BSR Surf Resort and PerfectSwell finished its 20th anniversary season in the freshwater perfection of the BSR Surf Resort. The season began back in June at Huntington Beach Pier, flew to the Kewalo Basin, Oahu, crossed the nation to New Smyrna, FL, and found its last qualifiers on the

The 2019 Rip Curl GromSearch National Final presented by Banzai Bowls, BSR Surf Resort and PerfectSwell finished its 20th anniversary ...Continue ›


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The Wave Bristol welcomes Pros and “First Riders”

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European pro surfers Reubyn Ash, Jayce Robinson, Gearoid McDaid, Vincent Duvignac, Ben and Lucas Skinner, and Kai and Hans Odriozola were amongst the lucky few invited to test out the wide variety of Reef waves in the world's first Wavegarden Cove at The Wave in Bristol, England. Designed specifically for experienced surfers, The Reef areas offer many different types of

European pro surfers Reubyn Ash, Jayce Robinson, Gearoid McDaid, Vincent Duvignac, Ben and Lucas Skinner, and Kai and Hans Odriozola ...Continue ›