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reception desk at wave park

 |  User Guide

Wave Pool Reviews by You: Wave Park

User Guide

Pros in wave pools are Instagram and YouTube gold. Your favorite surf brands are happy to foot the bill in exchange for likes and engagement. But it's a lopsided ecosystem. 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

Pros in wave pools are Instagram and YouTube gold. Your favorite surf brands are happy to foot the bill in ...Continue ›


typhoon lagoon reopens

 |  Latest, News

OG wave pool Typhoon Lagoon turns on the machine after nearly 2 years

Latest, News

Florida’s favorite wave pool (and only one to date) officially reopened this week after nearly two years of being closed due to the COVID pandemic. Despite Florida’s tug of war with the federal government over public safety guidances, Orlando’s theme park industry sided with caution and kept most Disney parks closed. During the downtime, Typhoon Lagoon underwent a few undisclosed

Florida’s favorite wave pool (and only one to date) officially reopened this week after nearly two years of being closed ...Continue ›


waveseg test tank

 |  News

WaveSEG partners with the Brazilian Surf Park Association

News

Brazil has 3 million surfers and represents roughly one-third of the WSL top 34 going into the 2022 season. Of the country's 8.5 million square miles, only 4,600 of that skirts the coastline. So what happens when the inland territories have access to surf via wave pools? Once the whole country starts surfing we can guess that total, unstoppable world

Brazil has 3 million surfers and represents roughly one-third of the WSL top 34 going into the 2022 season. Of ...Continue ›


for the love music festival at urbnsurf

 |  News

Urbnsurf receives IAAPA award for, well, basically throwing a party

News

Ocean surfing is cyclical. Each season we chase swell to our favorite breaks (both nearby and across the world.) Digital surf platforms follow, pumping out the carnage of each big wave season, WSL contest updates and wetsuit guides with calendar precision. Exciting to watch? Yes. Predictable? Too much so. But while fans cycle through the digital surf media sphere each

Ocean surfing is cyclical. Each season we chase swell to our favorite breaks (both nearby and across the world.) Digital ...Continue ›


kelly slater endorfins fin

 |  Latest

New fin system by Kelly will float in the pool

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Kelly Slater and Firewire just launched eco-themed Endorfins, a new carbon twill build with very specific flex patterns and weight properties. The new line is made of a layered ultralight carbon veil over a P.E.T core (yes they float) and is designed to stay put in fin boxes so they won't come loose and litter the ocean (or pool) floor.

Kelly Slater and Firewire just launched eco-themed Endorfins, a new carbon twill build with very specific flex patterns and weight ...Continue ›


wave pool jobs at bsr

 |  News

BSR call for Director of Surf Experience heralds new niche market

News

The wave pool industry is growing. What is niche today won't always be that weird thing that's difficult to explain to relatives over the Holidays. Your uncle won't harrass you when you say you're a Wave DJ - "well what kinda music is that?" Today there are only a handful of jobs at the world’s limited number of surf parks,

The wave pool industry is growing. What is niche today won't always be that weird thing that's difficult to explain ...Continue ›


holiday wave pool party

 |  Features

World’s wave pool prices and availability for Holiday (and other) parties

Features

Which wave pool will host your Holiday party for $300,000 and which one will do it for $1,250? We researched The Wave, Urbnsurf, Alaia Bay, BSR, Snowdonia, Praia da Grama, Kelly's, Surf Stadium & Wave Park to get you prices and availability for the world's surf parks. Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Boom! it’s suddenly December. Better get working

Which wave pool will host your Holiday party for $300,000 and which one will do it for $1,250? We researched ...Continue ›


wave pool software dream

 |  News

Here are 7 examples of wave technology software systems

News

Cell phones are awesome, they connect us to the modern world and have more computing power than the initial moon landing. But without the software, they’re a paperweight (remember paper?). Just as wave pools are incredible, but without the software to control pumps and valves, they’re an expensive waterlogged hole in the ground not even suitable for swimming laps. With no computer

Cell phones are awesome, they connect us to the modern world and have more computing power than the initial moon ...Continue ›


rowlett texas wave pool near Dallas

 |  News

Sapphire Bay update: Wave pool project one small piece in big Dallas development

News

Yep, it’s true, everything is bigger in Texas. A large site in the town of Rowlett, which is just to the east of Dallas, on the shore of Lake Ray Hubbard, is set to be home to a large commercial development called Sapphire Bay. This billion-dollar master-planned mixed-use development is expected to open its first phase in fall 2023. The

Yep, it’s true, everything is bigger in Texas. A large site in the town of Rowlett, which is just to ...Continue ›


Alaïa Open Winter Cup surf competition

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The uniquely Swiss $75K Alaïa Open Winter Cup open to all

Latest, News

The inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup surf competition will take place on the weekend of 4/5 December, with warm-up and training sessions on Friday 3 December. This event is open to both international surfers and local Swiss surfers and includes US$75k in prizes with US$32k in prize money. The comp is remarkable for a few reasons, one being that the

The inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup surf competition will take place on the weekend of 4/5 December, with warm-up and ...Continue ›


wavepool skimboarding

 |  Television

Television: Skim-centric wranglings with Blair and Koa

Television

It’s like a buddy movie without famous actors: giddy, spontaneous and punchdrunk (we’ll blame the jet lag.) One of the most innovative skim-to-surf crossover personalities Blair Conklin took Ultimate Surfer contestant and Skeleton Bay standout Koa Smith on a skim-centric trip to BSR in Waco Texas. The two trade surf craft and barrels and a few airs with poolside banter

It’s like a buddy movie without famous actors: giddy, spontaneous and punchdrunk (we’ll blame the jet lag.) One of the ...Continue ›


wave pool light noise

 |  News

Coral Mountain to demonstrate light noise for neighbors

News

Coral Mountain’s planned Kelly Slater Wave Co. tank in the desert east of Los Angeles will stage a light demonstration to show neighbors how the surf park will affect the area. The action is in response to the neighborhood group La Quinta Residents for Responsible Development opposing projects near their housing developments. One issue neighbors raised on a menu of

Coral Mountain’s planned Kelly Slater Wave Co. tank in the desert east of Los Angeles will stage a light demonstration ...Continue ›


cost wave pool japan

 |  User Guide

Guide to prices, waves and stays for Surf Stadium Japan – the world’s newest wave pool

User Guide

How much does it cost to surf the Surf Stadium Japan wave pool? Adults (13 years and older) 550-1650 yen ($5-$14)Children (12 years old and younger): Free - 825 yen ($7)Trial session: 3300 yen ($30): This includes rental goods (surfboards, wet suits and safety equipment) and an instructor.Beginner Session: 6600 yen ($60)Intermediate Session: 8800 yen ($77)Advanced Session: 8800 yen ($77)Expert

How much does it cost to surf the Surf Stadium Japan wave pool? Adults (13 years and older) 550-1650 yen ...Continue ›


The Fort Pierce wave pool is coming

 |  News

Buzz intenstifies as Fort Pierce furthers Florida’s latest wave pool dream

News

The old citrus and fishing town of Fort Pierce is next on the list of upcoming wave pools in America, and this one is set to rival the grandness and rip-ability of Wave Park in South Korea. The Fort Pierce project is planning a 56-module Cove that will offer rides of up to 16-seconds. The development is part of the

The old citrus and fishing town of Fort Pierce is next on the list of upcoming wave pools in America, ...Continue ›


russian foil wave design

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Foiled! A closer look at the techs that kicked off wavepools 2.0

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How do wave pools with foils work? Plows, foils, sleds - there are many names for this type of wave generation device which works by pulling a piece of metal, resembling a ship’s bow, along a track to create a wave. Some devices use a locomotive-type engine to push the plow, while others use cables to pull it along. Fun

How do wave pools with foils work? Plows, foils, sleds - there are many names for this type of wave ...Continue ›


jackson dorian collage

 |  Latest, Television

Air Farmer Jackson Dorian’s latest Waco binge

Latest, Television

Jackson Dorian is perfecting airs under the watchful eye of surf coach dad Shane Dorian. In this latest digital episode, young Jackson pulls off a handful of truly, technical, innovative airs. Want to know more about Jackson? Check the below interview from WavePoolMag last year. Like John John and others before him, Jackson Dorian learned to skate and surf about

Jackson Dorian is perfecting airs under the watchful eye of surf coach dad Shane Dorian. In this latest digital episode, ...Continue ›


 |  Latest, News

How one 14-year-old-grom’s wave pool training is leading to big things

Latest, News

Fourteen-year-old Erin Brooks made Insta-fame recently with a series of innovative punts in Waco including a jaw-dropping one-footed air and a Kerrupt flip. But the wonder grom and standout at the latest Stab High Ladybirds event, has been slowly climbing the technical ladder in aerial surfing for a few years now. Her training has taken her to new heights in

Fourteen-year-old Erin Brooks made Insta-fame recently with a series of innovative punts in Waco including a jaw-dropping one-footed air and ...Continue ›


oahu standing wave pool

 |  News

The LineUp at Wai Kai targets mid 2022 opening

News

Wai Kai issued an update this week detailing progress on the wave pool and its amenities planned for southwest Oahu. Former world number two ranked surfer Shane Beschen dropped to visit the construction site. "It's incredible to see the vision turning into reality,” said Beschen, who is collaborating on the development of the Wai Kai Wave. “This is going to

Wai Kai issued an update this week detailing progress on the wave pool and its amenities planned for southwest Oahu. ...Continue ›


Alaia Bay wave pool in switzerland

 |  News, Television

Swiss wave pool offers local spot for Northern Euros

News, Television

Finn Springborn is a German surfer living in Denmark. During his annual pilgrimage to France, he drove all night with a slight detour to Alaia Bay for a few sample sessions. “After the North Sea in my adopted home of Denmark had provided tons of waves in the last few weeks, and the forecast for France looked below average, we

Finn Springborn is a German surfer living in Denmark. During his annual pilgrimage to France, he drove all night with ...Continue ›


honokea invest

 |  News

Oahu wave pool project finds unique investment classification

News

The $72million Honokea development, wedged between Oahu's Westside and bustling South Shore, announced more Opportunity Zone funding details this week. The project sits in an Opportunity Zone near Kalaeloa Airport, an area at the center of city and state revitalization efforts. Classified as a low-income community, officials and developers are offering unique investment incentives to attract funding. A recently passed

The $72million Honokea development, wedged between Oahu's Westside and bustling South Shore, announced more Opportunity Zone funding details this week. ...Continue ›


wave pool at wisemans ferry

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Television: Wisemans Ferry and Surf Loch details

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Yes, it's a promotional video, but if you filter it through critical thinking, you can learn heaps about Wisemans Ferry Surf Lodge and Surf Loch without choking on advertorial. We were stoked to be sent this clip and discover how Surf Loch's dual peak setup will actually work at the 24-caisson design. We also discovered why the surf at Wiseman's

Yes, it's a promotional video, but if you filter it through critical thinking, you can learn heaps about Wisemans Ferry ...Continue ›


surf lakes podcast

 |  News, Podcasts

Podcast: Aaron Trevis on the state of Surf Lakes five years in

News, Podcasts

Aaron Trevis has been tinkering away for well more than five years on Surf Lakes. He built small 1:25 and 1:10 prototypes of the plunger to see if the idea could work. It did. Fast forward to today and licensing has been fast with Surf Lakes selling territories in Hawaii, China, the US, and elsewhere. In all, the company says

Aaron Trevis has been tinkering away for well more than five years on Surf Lakes. He built small 1:25 and ...Continue ›


layne beachley for urbnsurf

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Layne Beachley hops on board as Urbnsurf intensifies expansion

News

Urbnsurf announced today the appointment of seven-time world champion and current Chair of Surfing Australia, Layne Beachley to the board of directors. The champ is joined by the former CEO of Impact Investing Nigel Allfrey. The move comes after both Beachley and Allfrey participated in Urbnsurf’s raising of $55million in capital to fund the group’s next wave pool in Sydney.

Urbnsurf announced today the appointment of seven-time world champion and current Chair of Surfing Australia, Layne Beachley to the board ...Continue ›


perth wave pool by wavegarden

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Perth wave park gets green light from State Government

Latest, News

Aventuur has today been named by the Western Australian Government as the winners in the push to build a wave pool in Perth. The $80 million proposal was selected via a competitive bidding process put forth by the gov't and involved several departments and agencies across tourism, sport, lands, planning and transport. The next-generation wave park will be the largest

Aventuur has today been named by the Western Australian Government as the winners in the push to build a wave ...Continue ›


dorset wave pool main image

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England welcomes latest wave pool plan

News

The Dorset wave pool is part of a development project by W H White called the Brocks Pine which would sit in the heart of Avon Heath Country Park and use Wavegarden Cove technology A new wave pool proposal is being pitched in Dorset, England just north of Bournemouth International Airport. The current plan is to build a Wavegarden Cove

The Dorset wave pool is part of a development project by W H White called the Brocks Pine which would ...Continue ›