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wave pool la nucia spain

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Spanish sports hub signs on for new wave pool

News

Last week at the FITUR International Tourism Fair in Madrid, developers announced they will be using Wavegarden tech for an upcoming sports facility project. The surf park is aimed at boosting tourism and economic growth in the Valencian Community of Spain. Known as a European sports capital, La Nucia lies southeast of the Mediterranean coastline and 10km north of Benidorm,

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photo profile of Roo

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WavePoolMag Photographer Series: Simply “Roo”

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While you'd be forgiven if you confused today's Instagram with Tic Tok. Insta was once a fertile ground for photographers to show their work, but with each 15-second choreographed Tik Tok dance, we move further away from a platform once dominated by stills. Recently we scrolled through a few beautiful images of The Wave in Bristol and thought, "hey, amazing

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pov tube at bristol

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Ice Breaker: POV tubes in Bristol

Television

This clip highlights a session by bodyboarder Aran Naismith who spent much of the session in the silky green tubes of The Wave Bristol. According to the clip from Inspired Bodyboarding it was the coldest day of 2023 so far with 4-degree water and an outside air temp of -5 degrees. The whole wave pool was frozen over at the

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Guide to Swiss wave pool Alaïa Bay

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All I want for Christmas is a job at Alaïa Bay

Latest, News

Consider this: Even if only half of the surf park projects on the WavePoolMag App come to fruition, it still represents more than 5000 jobs in the next 3-5 years. And we just found a few dream positions for anyone serious about working in the space.Switzerland’s best surf spot just put out a call to fill three positions. This is

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top wave pool technologies

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The Top Industry Stories of 2022

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It’s the technology companies that power the surf parks we know, love and dream to build. These engineering institutions are constantly evolving, growing and making better surf. WavePoolMag reached out to a handful of wave makers this year with a simple question; “What was your biggest accomplishment in 2022?” The answers varied. Some were technical. Others were more business-minded. Each

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Brandon Lowery of USA Surfing

 |  Podcasts

Utilizing wave pools to maximize the benefits of sport with USA Surfing’s Brandon Lowery

Podcasts

Brandon Lowery is the interim CEO at USA Surfing, the definitive amateur organization for surfing in America. He’s been involved in the pool scene for more than a decade, working with Greg Webber and BSR Surf Resort early on. In this episode we explore not only how wave pools can better Team America, but how pools will change the face

Brandon Lowery is the interim CEO at USA Surfing, the definitive amateur organization for surfing in America. He’s been involved ...Continue ›


Brazil booms with more promise as Wavegarden announces partnership with KSM Realty

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Brazil buzzes with more activity as Wavegarden announces partnership with KSM Realty

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A new partnership between KSM Realty and Wavegarden will see a string of surf clubs created. The first will be a massive Cove with 62 modules, spanning 27,000 m2 and opening in 2025. Wavegarden says this will be the first in a series of specialized centers delivered throughout the world. The announcement comes on the heels of Endless Surf's partnership

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WSL holds first competition outside of its own KSWaveCo technology

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The Rip Curl Pro Urbnsurf QS1000 presented by Pirate Life has wrapped up in pumping waves and sunshine in front of 1,000 spectators at Urbnsurf Melbourne with local Victorian Xavier Huxtable and Lennox Head surfer Nyxie Ryan claiming wins. This is the first WSL event held outside of the Surf Ranch, and part of the WSL's expansion to include wave

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citywave tokyo

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Surfing in central Tokyo is a thing thanks to this rapid wave

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WavePoolMag recently toured through Japan to scope out the mechanically generated wave scene in the land of the rising sun. We discovered a thriving surf culture not only along the coast but also within the world’s largest city, Tokyo. Most urban surfers travel out to the coast at Chiba or Shonan or make the trip to the Surf Stadium wave

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surfers at the swedish surf championships in Waco Texas November 2022

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Why are these Swedes so damn happy? Oh yeah, they scored pumping surf for their national championships

News

The Swedish Champs went down at Waco Surf last month crowning several new national champions. The field was made up of six men and six women who had qualified through previous events and at specialty comps at Torö in early October 2022 As a peninsula, Sweden gets swell on three sides, in the east Knäbäckshusen is the main draw, while

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Surfers in the water at The Wave credit Global Shots

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The time has finally come! The Wave to go carbon neutral by summer

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Work is set to start on a solar and energy storage array at The Wave in South Gloucestershire to kick out solar-powered surf by June 2023. The Bristol surf facility says that planning, funding and contracts are now all in place for the solar installation, which will produce more energy than the wave pool and its surrounding facilities use every

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UK project in Southport airs new renderings

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The Cove in Southport made another push in the media last week. A local news outlet posted new architectural renderings, information and quotes from the people involved. Renderings show an Endless Surf pool central to a multi-use facility that includes a hotel and thermal spa. The Standup for Southport platform reported that The Cove organizers had paid a visit to

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bodyboarding at The Wave bristol

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The Wave Bristol gets more bodyboard friendly

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The Wave has launched two new experiences dedicated to bodyboarding - The Beginner Bodyboarding and Improver Bodyboarding sessions. The company said in a statement that the move is designed to encourage everyone to get in the water and experience the positive health benefits of being in the waves.    “We know how brilliant we feel physically and mentally after spending

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podcast with Nick Hounsfield

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Podcast: What wave poolers need to know with Nick Hounsfield

Podcasts

Quick Update with Nick Hounsfield of The Wave. We’ve had Nick on the show before and The Wave’s history is well documented. For this episode of the podcast we branched out to explore community and how his surf park is helping diversify the lineup. “We’re starting to see people of very different backgrounds come here rather than feeling like it’s

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endless surf brazil

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Gabriel Medina taps Endless Surf to power bespoke surf clubs in Brazil

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Three-time world champ Gabriel Medina announced he will build a string of performance surf clubs throughout his home country. The economic engine to power the franchise is Kauai Ventures, an investment company created by Medina himself earlier this year. The investment group will develop an unspecified number of performance surf clubs using surf pool technology provider Endless Surf, creators of

Three-time world champ Gabriel Medina announced he will build a string of performance surf clubs throughout his home country. The ...Continue ›


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WSL adds wave pools to the official QS, LQS and JQS tours

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This week the WSL confirmed they will expand the Pro Junior, Qualifying Series, and Longboard Tiers to include wave pool venues. Earlier in 2022 the world's largest and best-known tour re-instated the Surf Ranch Pro CT comp at Kelly's pool in Lemoore. The latest move officially embraces wave pools (or wave basins as the WSL likes to call them) as

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sarah beardmore surf lakes

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New coaching software targets the wave pool set

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A new surf coaching program launched recently to capitalize on the repetitive surfing available in wave pools, The Pactto app is the brainchild of Demian Borba, a product manager from Brazil, who saw a need for an ease-of-use coaching app in the surf park space. "We have surfers from beginner to advanced using Pactto to accelerate their progress, even remotely,"

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surf lakes dome

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Wave pool concept for other planets (or just any place really cold)

Television

Surf Lakes went full sci-fi this month, releasing a clip for their new dome design complete with suspended walkways, indoor greenery and animated humanoids. "The Surf Lakes Dome concept offers a solution to any climate, not to mention a developer's dream," said the company. "With the potential to transform communities through the act of wave riding, Surf Lakes Domes offer

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shaun hutchinson of urbnsurf

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Employee of the Month: Shaun Hutchinson at Urbnsurf

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Shaun Hutchinson is Group Operations Manager at Urbnsurf. We met when WavePoolMag toured the Melbourne site this year. He's super busy, as you'd expect, but we love South African accents so we kept calling him on WhatsApp just to hear his voice. Most of the time Shaun was tucked back in the office redlining in the tasks department. Despite this,

Shaun Hutchinson is Group Operations Manager at Urbnsurf. We met when WavePoolMag toured the Melbourne site this year. He's super ...Continue ›


surf lakes austin texas

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Surf Lakes to land in Austin, lure area surfers and nearby Tesla employees

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Surf Lakes announced a licensing deal for a new project in Austin Texas. The company said this will be the biggest surf park development in the world to date. At the center will be a 12-acre Surf Lake surrounded by a beach, boardwalks, restaurants, hotels, retail shopping and residency. It's part of the 400 acre ‘Pura Vida’ high adventure community

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boa vista wave pool

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New clip dishes more deets on full-size Boa Vista surf tank

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PerfectSwell launched a new clip showing the now Instagram-famous Boa Vista wave pool commissioned by developers JHSF. According to PerfectSwell, it’s the company’s “longest, biggest, and most varied wave menu yet." Set to a backdrop of heavy construction, the six-minute video also shows off a new "double rider" setting where two separate waves launch from opposite ends of the pool

PerfectSwell launched a new clip showing the now Instagram-famous Boa Vista wave pool commissioned by developers JHSF. According to PerfectSwell, ...Continue ›


HTX Surf park

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Stoked: Core Houston surfers (and the rest of the city) to get big ass Wavegarden Cove

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Beach Street Development went public this week with the HTX Surf project in Northeast Houston. The project will feature a Wavegarden Cove set within 15 acres of surrounding amenities. Houston has a core surf community with most surfers opting to go to the Gulf Coast for the occasional session or driving a few hours to the Waco pool. HTX Surf

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Chris Hemsworth at Surf Lakes wave pool

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Shooting Thor and Occy at the world’s most surreal wave pool

Television

Freelance photographer/videographer Elke Mai got the call up to shoot Chris Hemsworth and Mark Occhilupo during a recent demo day at Surf Lakes in Yeppoon. The wave at Surf Lakes is surreal enough, but mix in the likes of Thor (with family in tow), Occy's serendipitous ramblings and it's, well, there's a lot to unpack there. "It was cool to

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Sunshine makarow at the kelly slater wave pool

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Pool surfers encouraged to participate in new survey

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A growing number of wave pool participants and a slew of planned pools around the globe will see more people stoked on surfing than ever before. And by sheer dent of numbers, it’s likely to mean more injuries too. Surfing Medicine International (SMI) is launching a survey called the Wave Pool SURFEY that’s aimed at clarifying injury patterns from the

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new brazil wave pool

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Boa Vista airs footage of new wave pool

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We’ve received a few clips of wave testing at Boa Vista in São Paulo. All came through our Insta DMs with the disclaimer not to share. In addition, the test waves were done in a half-filled pool and were not that impressive. So we waited for impressive. And now we are celebrating the public release of Brazil’s latest wave tank

We’ve received a few clips of wave testing at Boa Vista in São Paulo. All came through our Insta DMs ...Continue ›