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Alaia Bay empty wave pool

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Time to fill that wave pool in the Swiss Alps!

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Alaïa Bay in the Swiss Alps announced they are nearing completion of their 8500m2 Wavegarden Cove surfing lagoon. The wave pool will be filled in December, concluding a five-year project to open the first commercial surf-focused wave pool in mainland Europe. The first tests of the wave generating machinery will begin in January. During this phase, the settings will be fine-tuned

Alaïa Bay in the Swiss Alps announced they are nearing completion of their 8500m2 Wavegarden Cove surfing lagoon. The wave pool ...Continue ›


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Hills Shire Council green lights Wisemans Surf Lodge

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The Wisemans Surf Lodge project took a major step forward this week when the local council approved the development of a Surf Loch wave pool. Ace Chief Group paid $7.25 million for 18 hectares in 2016, partnering with John Du Vernet to develop a surf spot away from the ocean. “What we’ll create at Wisemans is a solution to access

The Wisemans Surf Lodge project took a major step forward this week when the local council approved the development of ...Continue ›


American Wave Machines Perfect Swell

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Florida to get PerfectSwell as SoCal desert gets more legit

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Two American Wave Machine projects received approval this week, one in New Smyrna, Florida and the other in Thermal, California. The company that makes PerfectSwell wave technology, the famed system used at BSR in Texas and at the American Dream Mall in New Jersey, now claims six upcoming projects including Japan, Brazil, Virginia and Australia. New SmyrnaNew Smyrna Beach Commissioners

Two American Wave Machine projects received approval this week, one in New Smyrna, Florida and the other in Thermal, California. ...Continue ›


Sasha Becejac testing surfboards at The Wave

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“One of Us!” Wave pool surfer launches board review channel

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Unsalted, Sasha Becejac is unique in the digital world of surfboard reviews, he’s wave pool-centric for most of his testing. To further his separation from the pack he’s also “un-YouTubed” (yes, we just invented that term) as his content can only be found on Instagram. The surfboard review space is populated by either surf shops slinging the latest model from

Unsalted, Sasha Becejac is unique in the digital world of surfboard reviews, he’s wave pool-centric for most of his testing. ...Continue ›


Summer waves in Bristol

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UK confinement order shuts down The Wave until at least December

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For surfers in Europe, this recent wave of shutdowns helps confirm 2020’s status as The King Year of Suckiness (or whatever you want to call it.) Although not as draconian as the first round of shutdowns, this one hurts especially bad because many of us thought we were on the rebound to reopening. Now The Wave, that bright spot of

For surfers in Europe, this recent wave of shutdowns helps confirm 2020’s status as The King Year of Suckiness (or ...Continue ›


tube ride in south korea

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That one guy who we keep seeing at the Korean pool

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Jacob "Zeke" Szekely made the trip to South Korea to test out the Wavepark 56-module Wavegarden Cove last week. Since his visit, we've been treated to barrels, airs and crystal clear water. Jacob, or "Zeke" as he's known just dropped a YouTube clip collecting highlights from his amazing sessions.

Jacob "Zeke" Szekely made the trip to South Korea to test out the Wavepark 56-module Wavegarden Cove last week. Since ...Continue ›


surfer as seen from underwater

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Shooting the American Dream wavepool with Dylan TerMorshuizen

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Dylan TerMorshuizen has done most of his photography in the tropical wilds of South Sumatra and the cold slabs of Ireland. That is, until a recent trip to America that is producing stellar images from a very unique and controlled environment. TerMorshuizen recently took a dip in the American Dream Mall in New Jersey to shoot the wave menu for

Dylan TerMorshuizen has done most of his photography in the tropical wilds of South Sumatra and the cold slabs of ...Continue ›


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Rob Machado takes new design to the Surf Ranch

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Rob Machado tested out his new Glazer surfboard design at Kelly's Wave. In a podcast with Firewire's Chris Grow, Rob talks about what it's like to take a surf trip to Lemoore and how the Glazer design came to be. The Glazer is modeled off Rob’s Biscuit design from 10 years ago with several modifications. The graceful goofyfoot reshaped the

Rob Machado tested out his new Glazer surfboard design at Kelly's Wave. In a podcast with Firewire's Chris Grow, Rob ...Continue ›


the wave pool at urbnsurf surf park

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Urbnsurf to re-open this week after COVID crisis in Melbourne

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Oh, the emotional game that is running a surf park in 2020. Since welcoming the public, Urbnsurf has spent more time closed than open. The company has had to shut its doors not once, but twice. Now, in this latest round of COVID dodgeball, the pride of Melbourne surfing will host surfers once again. “Urbnsurf Melbourne is stoked to reopen

Oh, the emotional game that is running a surf park in 2020. Since welcoming the public, Urbnsurf has spent more ...Continue ›


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Kelly’s Wave hosts slick night-time longboarding event

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The world's most famous wave pool delivered live surfing to fans, a rarity in the time of COVID. The Surf Ranch hosted a handful of loggers to showcase their skills in a unique event that focused on style and tip time. In the end, Soleil Errico and Justin Quintal took top honors at the Cuervo Surf Ranch Classic. The one-hour

The world's most famous wave pool delivered live surfing to fans, a rarity in the time of COVID. The Surf ...Continue ›


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Taylor Jensen tests different longboard techs at Kelly’s Wave

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Wave Pool clips are predominantly shortboard-centric slices of digital candy. Airs! Flips! Freaky. wedge waves! It’s like the ubiquitous beauty standard set by fashion magazines, totally unattainable without photoshop and a keto diet. Longboarders unfortunately, are invisible in the world of wave pool clips the same way your high school gym coach never made the cover of GQ. But a

Wave Pool clips are predominantly shortboard-centric slices of digital candy. Airs! Flips! Freaky. wedge waves! It’s like the ubiquitous beauty ...Continue ›


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German championships go down in Berlin’s favorite standing wave pool

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Germany is a stoked country. With five wave pools planned in the next few years, the land of Kraftwerk and Struwwelpeter (the first modern children's book) is fast-tracking its way to becoming a legit surf country. Pools planned for Krefeld, Berlin, Stade, Hallbergmoos, and most recently the Ruhr area are likely to bring the fictional Rick Kane/North Shore scenario to

Germany is a stoked country. With five wave pools planned in the next few years, the land of Kraftwerk and ...Continue ›


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Pharrell Williams’ wave pool momentum keeps rolling

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Pharrell Williams’ surf park and entertainment center in Virginia Beach cleared another hurdle last week as it speeds toward breaking ground. Venture Realty Group, the developers behind the plan, secured the financing necessary to move ahead to the next phase of the project. Investors have worked closely with the city to fund the $325million development, meeting regularly and tasking the

Pharrell Williams’ surf park and entertainment center in Virginia Beach cleared another hurdle last week as it speeds toward breaking ...Continue ›


Erin Brooks at the BSR Surf Resort

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Portfolio: Rob Henson’s artistic take on the prosaic wave pool point-and-shoot

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Rob Henson, the staff photographer at the BSR Surf Resort is becoming an artist. But he won’t admit to it. Between 16-hour days shooting and his no-frills Texas sensibilities he has little room to embrace the fancy stuff. We tried to out him as an artist by throwing out terms like “composition” and “texture” regarding this latest batch of photos

Rob Henson, the staff photographer at the BSR Surf Resort is becoming an artist. But he won’t admit to it. ...Continue ›


Surf Lakes new smaller model

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Surf Lakes launches new smaller wave pool priced at US$20Million

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As demand for artificial wave facilities continues to grow, Surf Lakes has launched a new product model designed to suit reduced-sized footprints and with a view to targeting the beginner to intermediate surfing market. While still producing up to 2000 waves per hour like its larger sibling in Yeppoon, the new Surf Lakes model requires only two hectares (five acres)

As demand for artificial wave facilities continues to grow, Surf Lakes has launched a new product model designed to suit ...Continue ›


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Value of the learner set recognized in Bristol

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Action at The Wave in Bristol has been humming along since they reopened on August 1 this year. Now, as we move into Autumn, Europe’s first commercial Cove is launching two new sessions to its already full menu of surf options. The first is an hour-long non-coached beginner session. The idea is that learners can practice their skills freely without

Action at The Wave in Bristol has been humming along since they reopened on August 1 this year. Now, as ...Continue ›


new korea wave pool

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First Look: South Korea’s massive wave pool

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The Kelly of South Korea, Sungyong Ko just dropped a clip of the world’s largest Wavegarden Cove in South Korea. The new wave pool is part of the Siheung Surf Park component of the massive Turtle Island development an hour south of Seoul. The overall development cost is half a billion Euros and will include a hotel, convention center, marina,

The Kelly of South Korea, Sungyong Ko just dropped a clip of the world’s largest Wavegarden Cove in South Korea. ...Continue ›


far far a bay

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New Jersey PerfectSwell wave pool to open October 8th

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The PerfectSwell wave pool at Far Far A Bay has had a rough run. Originally slated to open November 27th at the American Dream mall in New Jersey, construction delays postponed the opening until Spring 2020. Then, the grand opening debuted with the arrival of COVID-19. This week the official “in” to the wave pool Skudin Surf announced that surfing

The PerfectSwell wave pool at Far Far A Bay has had a rough run. Originally slated to open November 27th ...Continue ›


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Podcast: Digging into Berlin’s future surf potential with Eirik Randow

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Head down and focused, Eirik Randow keeps paddling and paddling in his campaign to bring waves to Berlin. In 2014 the German city was set to plant a Wavegarden Lagoon plow system at an old airstrip outside of town. When the local council axed the plan Eirik was crushed. But then, like a grom, he got all frothy and took

Head down and focused, Eirik Randow keeps paddling and paddling in his campaign to bring waves to Berlin. In 2014 ...Continue ›


Surfworks planned wave pool for Florida

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Fort Pierce project aims to break the Florida wave pool curse

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This week a 200-acre community development received unanimous approval from the Fort Pierce City Commission. At the center of the new Willow Lakes project will be a massive 56-module Wavegarden Cove facility as large as the one in South Korea. If all goes according to plan, the American Surf Parks development will be the first next-generation wave pool to open

This week a 200-acre community development received unanimous approval from the Fort Pierce City Commission. At the center of the ...Continue ›


urbnsurf melbourne

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COVID Clips: Urbnsurf tempts with expert setting video

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Coronavirus restrictions are still in place in the Australian state of Victoria. Consequently, Urbnsurf Melbourne remains closed. “We’ve been reviewing the new roadmap toward COVID Normal with government authorities and industry bodies, and will be issuing an update soon,” said Urbnsurf. The company added that they appreciate everyone’s ongoing support and that they’ll be back “pumping perfect waves” as soon

Coronavirus restrictions are still in place in the Australian state of Victoria. Consequently, Urbnsurf Melbourne remains closed. “We’ve been reviewing ...Continue ›


3DFins design for wave pools

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New pool-core hardgoods go soft on the outside

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3DFins released their new high-performance “Go Hard/Soft” fin series aimed at the entry-level and wave pool surfboard markets. The hard-in-the-center but soft-on-the-outside fin received an Australian Good Design award this week. As far as we know, it’s the first product in the hardgoods accessory category designed specifically with wave pools in mind.3DFins would be the stand-alone victors in this micro-niche

3DFins released their new high-performance “Go Hard/Soft” fin series aimed at the entry-level and wave pool surfboard markets. The hard-in-the-center ...Continue ›


beautiful yeppoon sunset

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Video: Mellow joy and multi-craft use at Surf Lakes

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Surf Lakes just launched an acoustic counter clip to the pumping biggest-tubes-ever-in-a-wave-pool we saw last week. The big water clip featured slab hunters Ben Player, Dingo Morrison, Coby Perkovich and others. This clip, just posted on the Surf Lakes YouTube channel, shows the pond in Yeppoon being ridden by all manner of craft and surfer set to mellow acoustic guitar

Surf Lakes just launched an acoustic counter clip to the pumping biggest-tubes-ever-in-a-wave-pool we saw last week. The big water clip ...Continue ›


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Meet the Taylor Steele of wave pool videos…

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Chris Monroe is excitable. Which is refreshing in an era of surf edits blanched with rights-free music and predictable quick cuts. Mr. Monroe narrates the action as it happens. Which, isn’t really necessary. The viewer can see exactly what is going on. It would be annoying, but when Chris throws out an “oh my gosh look at that” or an

Chris Monroe is excitable. Which is refreshing in an era of surf edits blanched with rights-free music and predictable quick ...Continue ›


Shane Beschen at Citywave Germany

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Guide to the major standing wave pool technologies

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The river surfing scene is credited with launching the standing wave pool boom. Riders don’t have to paddle into standing waves, they can simply acid drop or butt-slide in from the coping. Surfers stay in the same place, never traveling away from where they dropped in. Consequently, the vibe is different, with riders cheering each other on from just a

The river surfing scene is credited with launching the standing wave pool boom. Riders don’t have to paddle into standing ...Continue ›