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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 ›


Noah Cohen in Edmonton

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Surf club finds chlorinated home in Edmonton wave pool

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Edmonton is Canada's "Festival City" and is home to North America's largest mall (3.77 million sq ft.). The mall receives about 32 million visitors per year and up to 200,000 shoppers daily. It's also the biosphere for the World Waterpark, a wave pool designed to undulate swimmers while the snow piles up outside. The pool has also spawned a legitimate

Edmonton is Canada's "Festival City" and is home to North America's largest mall (3.77 million sq ft.). The mall receives ...Continue ›


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Scotland inches closer to 2022 launch

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Wavegarden Scotland is moving along after the City of Edinburgh Council granted planning permission. Tartan Leisure Ltd, developers of Scotland’s first surf park, said that permission ruling includes the HUB complex which will provide food, retail, changing and leisure facilities, together with overnight accommodation. The future wave pool site at Craigpark Quarry near Ratho already hosts the world-famous Edinburgh International

Wavegarden Scotland is moving along after the City of Edinburgh Council granted planning permission. Tartan Leisure Ltd, developers of Scotland’s ...Continue ›


surfing the beast setting at urbnsurf

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Urbnsurf Beast comes out at night for testing

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Winter in Melbourne is cold. At night it's even colder. But given the popularity of Urbnsurf it was the one window Urbnsurf could test out some new wave settings during a short COVID window. The result? Along with gloves and hoods - the average Melbourne night temp dips to 7Celsius (45Farenheit) - surfers were treated with several new faces of

Winter in Melbourne is cold. At night it's even colder. But given the popularity of Urbnsurf it was the one ...Continue ›


kelly slater with surfboard

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Kelly’s wave pool perfect for board testing two builds

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One of the benefits of having your wave pool the ability to test surfboards any time you want to. In this clip, Kelly Slater samples identical boards built in two different constructions - one light, the other ultra-light. Kelly’s Gamma design by Firewire comes in a Helium build, and the surfboard maker’s famous LFT build. Subtle design and material differences

One of the benefits of having your wave pool the ability to test surfboards any time you want to. In ...Continue ›


vintage map

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Mystery tech planned for Washington state wave pool

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Yakima Washington news outlets are reporting plans for a new wave pool in the area. The Barreled surf park project is gaining momentum and hopes to build its future home near Moxee on an 80-acre parcel. Developers Mike Roy and Joey Lawrance say the waves will be up to eight feet on the max setting with 20-second rides. The park

Yakima Washington news outlets are reporting plans for a new wave pool in the area. The Barreled surf park project ...Continue ›


Sarah Beardmore and app graphic

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New app offers complete information on the world’s growing list of 77 wave pool projects

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WavePoolMag launches an interactive global wave pool map with detailed information on every human-made surf-specific wave on the planet.  Working with app developers Nown, WavePoolMag applied the same dedication used to build the Wave Pool Surf Planner to create an app program that's fun, unique and super informative. "I have been a big fan of their Surf Planner for some

WavePoolMag launches an interactive global wave pool map with detailed information on every human-made surf-specific wave on the planet.  Working ...Continue ›


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COVID-battered WSL season finds hope for fans with wave pool event

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The WSL offered more details about their first upper-tier event of 2020, which will run at the Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California. As telling by these sticky COVID times, the event will be closed to the public but readily available on several digital platforms. To avoid international travel, only surfing's upper echelon residing in the United States will compete. Kelly's

The WSL offered more details about their first upper-tier event of 2020, which will run at the Surf Ranch in ...Continue ›


The wave pool at Boa Visto

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Brazilian wave pool doubles Texas PerfectSwell size

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American Wave Machines today announced a new development called Boa Vista near Sao Paulo, Brazil. The new project with partners JHSF will cover 370 acres and include the world’s largest American Wave Machines wave pool.Currently, the pool at BSR in Waco offers 120-160 waves per hour for 8-10 second rides. While this new pool design looks very different, the thought

American Wave Machines today announced a new development called Boa Vista near Sao Paulo, Brazil. The new project with partners ...Continue ›


Emerge Surf Birmingham artist rendering

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Birmingham officials vote through England’s next wave pool

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The UK is stoked. It has The Wave Bristol and Adventure Parc Snowdonia pumping out freshwater surf with five other locations set to turn on machines in upcoming years. Bournemouth, London, Edinburgh and Milton Keynes are all vying to be the next UK surf spot. But today, Birmingham took a huge leap forward after a unanimous vote in favor of

The UK is stoked. It has The Wave Bristol and Adventure Parc Snowdonia pumping out freshwater surf with five other ...Continue ›


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The Wave Bristol to reopen after a four-month closure

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The Wave was forced to close on March 19 as the UK tamped down on the Coronavirus. Now, after months of closure, lost revenue, and a frustrated contingent of surfers nationally, the Bristol wave pool just announced they will be reopening on August 1st. “Having to close our doors days before the Easter holidays, and on the cusp of our

The Wave was forced to close on March 19 as the UK tamped down on the Coronavirus. Now, after months ...Continue ›


felipe toledo

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Surf Ranch Pro survives WSL format restructuring

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Big changes announced this week at the World Surf League include, among other things, a Surf Ranch Pro move to June. Dominated by Gabriel Medina and Felipe Toledo, the one event on tour not dependant on the weather is now sandwiched between Rio and GLand. While fan response has been dour for the Lemoore contest, the WSL is keeping it

Big changes announced this week at the World Surf League include, among other things, a Surf Ranch Pro move to ...Continue ›


wavegarden cove wave

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Offshore wind farm developers to build wave pool in Hamburg

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The Surfdeck project near Hamburg will be constructed on a 60,000 m2 area of land and will cater to present and future surfers in the Hamburg metropolitan region. Surfdeck will construct a full two-hectare Wavegarden Cove surrounded by the usual surf park amenities, surf school, shops, restaurants etc. plus a few unique additions like bouldering, yoga and beach volleyball. Expected

The Surfdeck project near Hamburg will be constructed on a 60,000 m2 area of land and will cater to present ...Continue ›


surfworks adventure park

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Consultants from The Wave & Snowdonia helping Myrtle Beach wave pool

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One of the most wildly popular news items on WavePoolMag recently was the announcement of the Myrtle Beach South Carolina wave pool. We were a bit perplexed as to why it received so much traffic as it was just another project announcement. Why this development? It’s not as sexy as a new Kelly wave and it’s not sparkling with the

One of the most wildly popular news items on WavePoolMag recently was the announcement of the Myrtle Beach South Carolina ...Continue ›


Alaia concept art for swiss wave pool

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French-speaking Swiss town to open Cove in one year

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Sion Switzerland’s wave pool leaked some artist renderings and completion projection dates recently. The Alaïa park project reported this week that despite the COVID-19 delays that much of the world is experiencing, the Swiss surf park is shaping up to be completed on time. The wave pool is anticipating completion in the next year with a full-size 8'500m2 (a little

Sion Switzerland’s wave pool leaked some artist renderings and completion projection dates recently. The Alaïa park project reported this week ...Continue ›


adventure parc snowdonia wave pool

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Snowdonia wave pool forced to close for the season

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The world’s first dedicated surf park will close for the rest of 2020 according to a press release issued today. Adventure Parc Snowdonia says they are unable to operate within the latest Welsh Government guidelines regarding COVID-19.In mid-June authorities in Wales issued guidance to close water parks, soft play areas and indoor gyms among other types of facilities. The news

The world’s first dedicated surf park will close for the rest of 2020 according to a press release issued today. ...Continue ›


toy surfer

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10 years ago AWM unveiled their tech to scattered applause

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This decade-old clip from the amusement parks and attractions trade show, or IAAPA shows American Wave Machines guru Bruce McFarland explaining surfing to amusement park video journalists in a quick 7-minute clip. But it soon becomes obvious that while Bruce gives an eloquent, enthusiastic explanation of surfing, he is a fish out of water. The journalists, accustomed to gravity-powered water

This decade-old clip from the amusement parks and attractions trade show, or IAAPA shows American Wave Machines guru Bruce McFarland ...Continue ›


Ben Gravy

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Ben Gravy discovers tidal bore wave pool design

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We love Ben Gravy. He makes a living being happy. And he should. Against our collective Charlie Brown funk, he’s like a gap-toothed Peppermint Patty eternally frothing, forever stoked. And it’s contagious because it’s genuine. In the superlative-heavy sphere of YouTube posts, Ben Gravy claims in his latest episode, “This is the most epic novelty wave I’ve ever seen in

We love Ben Gravy. He makes a living being happy. And he should. Against our collective Charlie Brown funk, he’s ...Continue ›


Artist rendering of wave pool surf in space

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Wavegarden confirms four more Coves will open by 2020/21

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Today Wavegarden launched its 2020 product clip, a five-minute online video touting the wave maker's positive selling points along with facts, figures, and a few technical details. In the accompanying press release, the company also revealed the number of upcoming projects. And it's a lot. Currently, there are four Wavegarden facilities open for surfing with four more set to launch

Today Wavegarden launched its 2020 product clip, a five-minute online video touting the wave maker's positive selling points along with ...Continue ›


Drone view of The Wave in Bristol

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The Wave Bristol shortlisted for engineering marvel award

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A panel of engineers has selected England’s only Wavegarden Cove to join 11 other projects competing in the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards. The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), an independent professional association for civil engineers with 95,000 active members, just shortlisted The Wave in Bristol for the People Choice Award category. The Wave was chosen due to its

A panel of engineers has selected England’s only Wavegarden Cove to join 11 other projects competing in the ICE South ...Continue ›


surfer in the tube at urbnsurf

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Beast Bargain: What is the cost of insane barrels?

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Those wave settings once reserved for pros and private parties are now open to the paying public. Urbnsurf announced today they will add new Expert surfs to their current menu. The sessions will host just 12 surfers on each side of Melbourne's first Wavegarden Cove and offer a variety of waves including the famous Beast setting. Priced at $129AUS, the

Those wave settings once reserved for pros and private parties are now open to the paying public. Urbnsurf announced today ...Continue ›