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Surf Park Summit Announces 2023 Dates

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Surf Park Summit returns to San Diego, announces 2023 dates

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Surf Park Central announced the return of Surf Park Summit on September 19-20, 2023. The industry-leading event returns to the Scripps Seaside Forum in San Diego for another unmatched networking event with a focus on expert discussions that help shape and define the future of surfing outside the ocean. This year’s Surf Park Summit is offering a new early bird

Surf Park Central announced the return of Surf Park Summit on September 19-20, 2023. The industry-leading event returns to the ...Continue ›


SurfAid Cup at the Surf Ranch 2022

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“You mean I get barreled AND help out people in Indo?” SurfAid Cup returns to the Surf Ranch in 2023

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On February 26th and 27th, 2023, the SurfAid Cup Surf Ranch competition returns for its third year. Teams of four to five surfers, of all ages and abilities, will be raising funds for SurfAid’s global work.  Teams will compete for awards, including the top fundraising team and the champion surfing team.  All teams get to enjoy world-class Surf Ranch hospitality with

On February 26th and 27th, 2023, the SurfAid Cup Surf Ranch competition returns for its third year. Teams of four to ...Continue ›


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Ka’ana Wave Co enters exclusive distribution deal with Polin Waterparks

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Ka’ana Wave Co., creator of award-winning CM7-Series surf attractions, announced it has successfully entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with global waterpark manufacturing giant, Polin Waterparks. Signed last week at IAAPA Expo, the agreement helps Ka'ana extend its reach in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, markets where Polin has a large presence and an experienced sales team. The agreement

Ka’ana Wave Co., creator of award-winning CM7-Series surf attractions, announced it has successfully entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with ...Continue ›


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Wavegarden Scotland rebrands as Lost Shore Surf Resort

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In a strategic rebrand Wavegarden Scotland is now Lost Shore Surf Resort. Developers said the move was to reflect the surf park as a major leisure and staycation destination. The £55m landmark development by Tartan Leisure Ltd in Ratho, near Edinburgh is expected to open to the public in summer 2024. It is set to deliver significant sustainability and community

In a strategic rebrand Wavegarden Scotland is now Lost Shore Surf Resort. Developers said the move was to reflect the ...Continue ›


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Wave Park Surf League completes first-of-its-kind season in Korea

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The inaugural 2022 Wave Park Surf League (WSPL) hosted by Wave Park came to a dramatic conclusion after several events, closing with a ceremony to applaud the winners and award prizes. This first surf league series was held over a 10-week period from May 21st to August 7th, with a total of 125 surfers entering the mix. The series is

The inaugural 2022 Wave Park Surf League (WSPL) hosted by Wave Park came to a dramatic conclusion after several events, ...Continue ›


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Michel Roque and Janire Gonzalez Etxbarri claim Alaïa Open Winter Cup

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It was an action-packed final day at Alaïa Bay for the second edition of the Alaïa Open Winter Cup. Despite the frigid 10-degree water, the surfing was red-hot and a testament to the amazing wave quality that Alaïa Bay produces.The Open Men’s Final was an incredibly close affair, with the lead changing a few times. Yago Dominguez from Basque Country

It was an action-packed final day at Alaïa Bay for the second edition of the Alaïa Open Winter Cup. Despite ...Continue ›


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Global Surf Parks signs on to open Surf Lakes Yeppoon to the public

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Wave pool development and operations company, Global Surf Ops Pty Ltd T/A Global Surf Parks (GSP), has signed an agreement with Surf Lakes International, to rebuild the existing Surf Lakes Yeppoon research and development site and include significant development so that it may be open to the public. The site, located midway between Rockhampton and Yeppoon, has been in use

Wave pool development and operations company, Global Surf Ops Pty Ltd T/A Global Surf Parks (GSP), has signed an agreement ...Continue ›


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Who won the 2022 Surf Park Awards? Full results here

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The results from the 2022 Surf Park Awards are in after the finalists and winners were announced at this year’s Surf Park Summit. This year’s award was a submission contest with a written explanation and a video highlighting one of three categories that are defining the future of surfing and the wave pool industry. A group of surf industry leaders,

The results from the 2022 Surf Park Awards are in after the finalists and winners were announced at this year’s ...Continue ›


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EpicSurf receives Surf Park Award for Democratizing Access

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The EpicSurf deep water stationary surf wave by Aquatic Development Group (ADG) has received the Surf Park Award for “Democratizing Access to Waves for More People.” The award was presented at this year’s Surf Park Summit in San Diego, CA , where EpicSurf exhibited and participated as an acting sponsor. Hosted annually by Surf Park Central, the Summit connects industry

The EpicSurf deep water stationary surf wave by Aquatic Development Group (ADG) has received the Surf Park Award for “Democratizing ...Continue ›


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Alaïa Open Winter Cup kicks off soon

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The Alaïa Open Winter Cup is back and will take place from November 4th to the 6th, 2022. For this year's edition, the city of Sion, the capital of the Valais region, will see surfers from all over Switzerland and the rest of the world compete on the waves of Alaïa Bay in water temperatures below 10°C. This event can

The Alaïa Open Winter Cup is back and will take place from November 4th to the 6th, 2022. For this ...Continue ›


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New Smyrna Florida project moves to Edgewater, eyes November construction

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American Wave Machines announced that land development and construction planning has begun on its PerfectSwell Edgewater project in Florida, US. Initially, the project was envisioned as a New Smyrna Beach development but was relocated four miles south to a location close to the I-95 corridor in the City of Edgewater. The company said the move was to accommodate a larger

American Wave Machines announced that land development and construction planning has begun on its PerfectSwell Edgewater project in Florida, US. ...Continue ›


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Crest Surf Clubs brand launches, eyes Long Island as first venue

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Long Islanders Chris and Brett Portera announced the launch of Crest Surf Clubs: a members-only social club with a state-of-the-art wave venue. The $35 million project, which was originally named Long Island Surf Park, will now be called Crest New York. “We are thrilled that, after seven years, we now have our approvals, our expert team, and our first site

Long Islanders Chris and Brett Portera announced the launch of Crest Surf Clubs: a members-only social club with a state-of-the-art ...Continue ›


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Surf Park Awards name judging panel

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Surf Park Central announced this year’s panel of judges for the 2022 Surf Park Awards. The annual awards ceremony is the closing event of Surf Park Summit, and it highlights the best of the growing surf park industry. This year, companies and organizations related to creating, operating or working with human-made waves submitted applications fitting in line with three categories:

Surf Park Central announced this year’s panel of judges for the 2022 Surf Park Awards. The annual awards ceremony is ...Continue ›


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Fort Pierce Florida adds rapid wave pool to planned surf park development

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Situated between Miami and Orlando, the Koa Bay project announced the addition of a Unit surf pool this week. The development is a total of 200 acres planned for residential, hospitality, retail, restaurants, and recreational amenities. The most notable amenity being one of the World’s largest surf parks under development with two wave technology suppliers announced Wavegarden and UNIT Surf

Situated between Miami and Orlando, the Koa Bay project announced the addition of a Unit surf pool this week. The ...Continue ›


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Reminder: Surf Park Summit launches on Sunday

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We are just days away from the start of Surf Park Summit 2022. The exclusive event is the leading networking and insider meeting for the future of the surf industry. Experts in human-made wave creation will meet with big name surfing legends at this year’s event to discuss how to create successful surf parks and bring waves to new corners

We are just days away from the start of Surf Park Summit 2022. The exclusive event is the leading networking ...Continue ›


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Industry: Wavegarden launches water treatment system

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Wavegarden ́has launched the first bespoke water treatment system that has been 100% designed, built and tested for artificial surfing lagoons. The system is incorporated in Wavegarden ́s technology package for all installations. The company's R&D on water treatment dates back to 2014, when Wavegarden ́s focus shifted from not only creating waves, but also hygienic water. The system was

Wavegarden ́has launched the first bespoke water treatment system that has been 100% designed, built and tested for artificial surfing ...Continue ›


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EpicSurf event focuses on making surfing accessible to all abilities

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Aquatic Development Group (ADG) the manufacturer of EpicSurf - a true deep-water, stationary surfing wave, is excited to announce their recent collaboration with a team of expert disability advocates to evaluate the wave’s inclusivity, accessibility, and potentially therapeutic benefits for individuals of all abilities. EpicSurf teamed up with Justin Speegle, a Rhode Island surfer and retired Air Force Colonel who

Aquatic Development Group (ADG) the manufacturer of EpicSurf - a true deep-water, stationary surfing wave, is excited to announce their ...Continue ›


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World’s largest rapid wave pool to open February 2023 on Oahu

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Wai Kai, set within Hoakalei Resort in Ewa Beach on West Oahu, today announced its grand opening date of February 10, 2023. The development is the first of its kind in Hawaii and is poised to become an active year-round destination that inspires locals and visitors to connect to the water, land and rich Hawaiian culture. Located 35 minutes from

Wai Kai, set within Hoakalei Resort in Ewa Beach on West Oahu, today announced its grand opening date of February ...Continue ›


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Surf Park Summit airs official speaker panels and sessions for 2022

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Surf Park Summit is the most exclusive and largest networking and insider event for the booming surf park industry, with a heavy focus on the latest wave technologies, park developments, and the future of surfing. This year, the event runs from October 16-18 at Scripps Seaside Forum in San Diego, CA, and it’s on track to be our biggest event

Surf Park Summit is the most exclusive and largest networking and insider event for the booming surf park industry, with ...Continue ›


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Ka’ana Wave Co. showcases pop-up surf park with stationary deep-water waves

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Ka’ana Wave Co. celebrated the launch of their CM7-Series wave machines with a pop-up surf park at Britannia Beach, British Columbia. Their ground-breaking technology represents a new class of artificial surf attraction, one that creates a variety of deep-water surf waves, in new and existing pools and lagoons. The company said its aim is to break down barriers to entry and make

Ka’ana Wave Co. celebrated the launch of their CM7-Series wave machines with a pop-up surf park at Britannia Beach, British Columbia. ...Continue ›


First of its kind prosthetic tested in wave pool

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First of its kind prosthetic tested in wave pool

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A new type of prosthetic arm – the first of its kind in the world – which has been designed to help surfers with upper body limb differences to ‘pop-up’ on their board, has proven effective for surfing.  A group of limb-different surfers from across the UK were invited to put the new prosthetic through its paces at a special

A new type of prosthetic arm – the first of its kind in the world – which has been designed ...Continue ›


Surfers in the water at The Wave credit Global Shots

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New coaching program at The Wave targets skilled surfers

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Wave pools have long been tapped as the perfect venue to improve one's surf skills. But most programs out there focus on the beginning/intermediate surfer. At the other end of the spectrum are the elite training sessions geared for the professional level. But what about those surfers somewhere in between, you know advanced but not quite QS warrior ready? The

Wave pools have long been tapped as the perfect venue to improve one's surf skills. But most programs out there ...Continue ›


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Industry Updates: WavePoolMag partners with Surf Park Summit

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WavePoolMag announced a partnership with Surf Park Central this week. The two most prominent names in all things surf parks and wave pools are teaming up to better deliver news and information in this rapidly expanding space. Both teams have decades of surf industry experience accumulated before the time when wave pools were a thing. As the wave basin landscape

WavePoolMag announced a partnership with Surf Park Central this week. The two most prominent names in all things surf parks ...Continue ›


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More surf in the UK: The Wave secures funding for future wave parks

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The Wave has completed a significant investment deal with Sullivan Street Partners this week. The Bristol surf spot said the partnership will enable the company to push forward with its ambitious roll-out plans. The initial funding platform of c.£27 million will support the expansion phase of the business, enabling the securing of sites and planning, and further debt finances for

The Wave has completed a significant investment deal with Sullivan Street Partners this week. The Bristol surf spot said the ...Continue ›


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Perth Surf Park is expected to produce first waves in 2024

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The largest surf park in the Southern Hemisphere is one step closer to its first waves today, with global surf park creator Aventuur announcing it has signed a long-term ground lease with the Western Australian Planning Commission for the site of the Perth Surf Park. The $100m surf park will be Western Australia’s first, and is set to become a

The largest surf park in the Southern Hemisphere is one step closer to its first waves today, with global surf ...Continue ›