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Project outside Berlin to feature largest indoor rapid wave pool

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Potsdam, Germany is a beautiful city just outside of Berlin and is known for its remarkable palaces, lakes, and rich historical significance. And soon it will also be known as "that one place with a big ass rapid wave pool." The Havelwelle project announced they will feature an embedded 14 meter (46 feet) wide Unit Surf Pool as their hub.

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We value your insight so much that we are prepared to give you a chance to win a new Firewire Surfboard for sharing your thoughts

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You've got locked and hidden away inside that surf-stoked brain of yours insights that the wave pool and surf tourism industry value. Yes, you are special. How special? Well for starters, there's an entire industry being built as we speak that has no road map. It's uncharted territory. And while there's an elite crew at the helm planning our growth,

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FlowSurf by FlowRider

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FlowRider enters the rapid wave pool market

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Sheet-wave pioneers FlowRider entered the deep-water standing wave market this week with the launch of FlowSurf. The product launch puts FlowRider alongside other wave pool technologies like EpicSurf, Ka'ana, Citywave and Unit. According to the company, FlowSurf looks a bit different than the average product in the FlowRider lineup. FlowSurf is created using a deep flow of water, which enables

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jina kim in south korea

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In Korea a wave pool and startup surf league anchor a fledgling surf scene

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Surfing is contagious. Just shy of the 20th century, Hawaiian Royalty gave demonstrations in California while a couple of decades later Duke Kahanamoku wowed crowds in Australia. Both locations immediately embraced the sport and it flourished. Fast forward a century and you can now find groups of like-minded surfing devotees gathered together in boardriders clubs. But the Duke never gave

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Firsthand: The Surfing Samurai, adaptive sessions and wave pools

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Eleven years ago Dylan Hronec rode his first wave and “In that moment I felt like I was no longer in my body anymore; I was flying and totally free.” Dylan was born with Cerebral Palsy, a neurological disorder that affects fine motor skills.  We received some clips of Dylan at SkudinSurf American Dream and wanted to chat with him.

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A Surf Lakes set framed as a tropical vacation postcard

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Ryan Callinan and Morgan Cibilic steep and deep in Yeppoon

Television

Surf Lakes has been busy lately pushing out more and more clips to bracket the wide range of surf park experiences. On one end we have a clean "everyday-user" lineup clip of a brilliant three-wave set and on the other end of the spectrum, slab barrels and a hyper flash edit of Morgan Cibilic and Ryan Callinan. Morgan became a

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adult learner Maria Allebring

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We speak with possibly the fastest advancing adult learner on the planet

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“Adult Learner” can be a pejorative term in the surf world. The comments thread for salt-focused publications is rife with kook-calling and the unrealistic expectation that everyone should know how to surf before they even, uh, learn to surf. If surfing was that easy, there would be no Kookslams insta page or Novice-shaming threads on BeachGrit. Fortunately, this hostile climate

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wave pool mag gear guide

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2022 WavePoolMag Gear Guide

2022 Gear Guide, News

Gear guides are fun. Everyone loves to window shop. That’s why there are so many product showcases sprinkled across the internet. At their worst, they are paeons to objects born of an unsustainable capitalist structure. At their best, they herald a sublime shift in surf culture and remind us that our current pair of boardshorts won't survive another season. We’re

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The Wave Bristo and Ukraine

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How one wave pool is sending aid to Ukraine

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The Wave recently got in touch with fellow Bristol business, British Corner Shop, to develop the We Care package – a parcel of essential food that will be delivered directly to those in need in Ukraine. The packs will be taken by trucks directly into Lviv in Ukraine, as part of Climate Action’s 20-20-20 Campaign, which is aiming to deliver

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The Wave is a fresh respite from the QS slog for Logan Nicol

Television

In this interview by Survival Stance, Welsh surfer Logan Nicol spends a day at The Wave and talks about the QS slog and what it takes to compete in less-than-ideal conditions. You got to love it. There are some boys who do it but aren’t keen on it and that’s not gonna work because it’s not easy,” says Nicol. “The

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couple's surf trip

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Couple Goals: Hit the wave pool, nix the matching polyester outfits, here’s why

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Dripping with sweat, pulse racing, breathing heavily… there’s a reason you like to watch your significant other work out. These physical signs mimic arousal, yet some of us might only see old sweat pants and faded Under Armour gear. But put BAE in a form-fitting wettie, topped off with a stoked smile and surfing can be quite the aphrodisiac. But

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Lukas skinner

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Wave pools & tech boards a staple for up-and-coming UK grom Lukas Skinner

Television

Lukas Skinner is a 14-year-old up-and-coming talent who’s been fixed on Firewire’s Sci Fi 2.0 and Hydroshort in AWT construction. While the salted breaks around Cornwall are home, he and his dad, 11x European Longboard champion Ben Skinner, hit the wave pools of England as often as they can. In Lukas' latest clip he pushes Firewire’s AWT construction through the

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alaia bay review

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Wave Pool Reviews by You: Alaia Bay with Remi Chaussemiche

User Guide

Search “wave pool” through social platforms and you’ll find a hive of influencers and pros claiming “best pool ever.” But what about us mortal surfers who have to trade hard-earned currency for a crack at perfect waves. We might feel differently after sinking a day’s wage for some surf time. Doesn’t our opinion count? Sure there is Trip Advisor, but

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filipe toledo at urbnsurf

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Warming up for Bells Beach at Melbourne’s best, uh, left

Television

Part of being a pro is having to go out when the surf is small, blown out or big and blown out or just plain ugly. This is the big, unglamorous side of being paid to surf. Conditions most of us would ditch in favor of a warm cup of coffee is the stuff pros force themselves into on the

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wave pools and mental health and physical health

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Wave pools signal mental and physical health boom beyond expensive coastal zipcodes

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Does surfing make you a happier person? Yes. Salted surfers have known this all along. There are obvious exercise benefits, but more and more we see that surfing is good for mental health as well. Some call this Blue Health. And as wave pools push surfing beyond the world's coastal borders, stoke and wellness are reaching the landlocked on global

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KOA Bay fort pierce

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Fort Pierce Update: Koa Bay defines new project

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Without fail, each week we get an inquiry via Instagram or after our Newsletter send out "What's happening with the Florida project?" Our answer is always a question "which Florida project do you mean?" This week we learned that the Fort Pierce wave pool project in Florida is pushing ahead. A new website for Koa Bay shows artist renderings for

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Endless Surf pool gets the greenlight in Northern Queensland

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The Endless Surf wave pool planned for a site adjacent Port Douglas in northern Queensland Australia was approved by the local council this week. A 294-page officer's report addressed initial concerns about sewage and water use as well as use of agricultural land. The Douglas Shire Council granted the development permit for the 100-acre eco-resort with SUP lagoons, an aqua

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This is how the kelly slater wave pool works

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How the Kelly Slater Wave Pool Works

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Kelly Slater Wave Company Kelly’s design is the most famous of the wave pools. The prototype transformed an abandoned waterski park in Lemoore California into the upscale Surf Ranch, the darling of the WSL and company team-building power perk for the Fortune 500 surf set. The system is a simple plow design, like Wavegarden’s Lagoon and Surf Poel in The

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Endless Surf operating settings

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Endless Surf offers more insight into system with latest video

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Endless Surf launches its latest corporate video detailing the ins and outs of its technology. For a world eagerly seeking more information on their brand of wave pool, this latest clip provides a deep dive into metrics and advantages while telling the product story through interviews with the people bringing this innovative system to light. “With over 40 years of

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Ace Buchan joins Aventuur

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Ace Buchan named surf and sustainability director at Aventuur

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Aventuur announced this week that CT stalwart Adrian “Ace”’ Buchan has joined their growing team. Ace will fulfill the role of Director of Surf and Sustainability. Ace’s position will oversee the sustainability aspects of upcoming Aventuur projects and help ensure their wave parks are in line with surfing’s environmental ethos. Aventuure currently has projects in Perth, Queensland, Northern NSW, New

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international women's day at urbnsurf

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What wave pools are doing for International Women’s Day

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To those watching the CT event in Portugal right now, you may have noticed the names of trailblazing women athletes laminated onto the back of the competitors’ jerseys. It’s part of the World Surf League’s way to honor International Women’s Day on March 8. So we wanted to ask, "what are wave pools doing to recognize this day?" In a

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Firewire artificial wave technology, or AWT wave pool surfboard construction

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Firewire launches Artificial Wave Technology boardbuild, partners with Awayco

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Surfboards are beautiful. We’ve all lusted after and coveted a model from time to time. For many of us, chasing the perfect board is as obsession-ridden as chasing perfect waves. But finding a craft which is as fine-tuned as it is ding-resilient, well, that’s a tough nut to crack - terrible pun wholly intended.  Wave pools are tougher on surfboards

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Sound Off: Pro and Con for the Coral Mountain project

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Before people took to making inflammatory statements in ALL CAPS on Twitter, there was the tradition of the letters to the editor where subscribers could submit their thoughts on any given subject. While 10% of the letters often came from Flat Earth enthusiasts and alien abductees, the other 90% were most often concerns about community projects (put a stop sign

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Do we need a LinkedIn for the wave pool space? Yes.

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The 100+ wave pools opening in the next decade need to be staffed by qualified candidates, often times these are employees with deeper expertise than simple hospitality services work. To meet the growing demand, several companies are launching wave pool dedicated platforms to connect the right candidate with the right position. Malakye.com put out the call for a Director of

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surf lakes wave pool at darwin australia

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Darwin eyes Surf Lakes wave pool at harbor front

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Surf Lakes is hoping that Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory will approve and fund the latest in a string of wave pool proposals for the Gold Coast company. Darwin’s waterfront is the central attraction for tourists wanting to explore the famous town of 150,000 residents. The land was tagged and plans were underway for a luxury hotel complex, but developers

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