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wave pool in hawaii could be Surf Lakes Australia Design

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Plan set to put one or two Surf Lakes on each Hawaiian Island

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The next wave pool in Hawaii could be a Surf Lakes design on either Maui or Oahu as the company enters deal with Peter Savio Surf Lakes International entered another Exclusive Territory Agreement (ETA) today for Hawaii. The announcement comes just after the Australian wavemakers signed a deal with a group in China. The agreement between Surf Lakes and Peter

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Manila skyline

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Surftown Manila aims to complete project in three years

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Surf in the Philippines can range from the epic kegs of Cloud 9 to longboard-friendly reefs. A Manilla group plans to add one more surf spot to the country with plans for a 2 Hectare wave pool surrounded by swimming pools, accommodations, skate park, camping, restaurant, bar, surf shop and more. Surftown Manila joins two other projects with the Surftown

Surf in the Philippines can range from the epic kegs of Cloud 9 to longboard-friendly reefs. A Manilla group plans ...Continue ›


dany taylor image from surf lakes

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WavePoolMag Photographer Series Episode 3, Dany Taylor of Surf Lakes

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Making salted surf look magnificent, ethereal, moody and mythical is rather easy given that it’s, well, the ocean. Giving something human-made a nature-made aura is one of the biggest challenges in photography. No dolphins, salt spray, Technicolor reefs or random imperfections. Wave pools are just stick-to-the-blueprint trappings of measured water and machine output. But to make them appear natural? That

Making salted surf look magnificent, ethereal, moody and mythical is rather easy given that it’s, well, the ocean. Giving something ...Continue ›


PerfectSwell in Richmond

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Richmond Virginia wave pool gets county approval

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The Lakefront surf park development in Chesterfield County got a green light from county supervisors to go ahead and break ground. The 105-acre property will feature a 13- acre lake for water-based activity and a large wave pool of undisclosed technology. According to ABC News in Virginia community members voiced support for the 1000-plus unit development which will reside at

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New Wave Pool Palm Desert

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DSRT Surf issues new renderings, opening date and call to investors

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On the heels of DSRT surf’s approval by the local council, the company issued a marketing release this week extolling the virtues of the project, as well as new renderings and information. DSRT Surf Resort is forecast to complete their wave pool in a two-and-a-half years time with their hotel and resort finishing in two years. The group is also

On the heels of DSRT surf’s approval by the local council, the company issued a marketing release this week extolling ...Continue ›


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Meet the latest addition to the rapid wave space, ADG’s EpicSurf

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This week Aquatic Development Group announced the launch of their new EpicSurf stationary surf wave which was unveiled to the wave pool market during a virtual trade show. EpicSurf, engineered and manufactured at ADG’s headquarters in Upstate New York, is a true deep-water wave fully compatible with traditional surfing equipment. It is designed to appeal to both the expert and

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Greenlight for Endless Surf wave pool in Queensland

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There is a new wave pool coming to the Sunshine Coast. Here is what we know More details were issued this week about the new Endlesss Surf ES4800 wave pool slated for the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia. According to the Sunshine Coast Daily, Sanad Capital is building Actvenure, a $65 million water park along with the Invigorate family resort

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Taichi Wakita

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Japan pool commissioning to finish in time for Olympic training

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American Wave Machines announced that commissioning will commence at the new Surf Stadium in Shizunami Japan with an eye on providing training for Olympic athletes. "Surfing is in the Olympics for the first time only once. This is a watershed moment for the sport," said Bruce McFarland, AWM Founder. "Starting July 12, PerfectSwell Shizunami will provide a consistent platform for

American Wave Machines announced that commissioning will commence at the new Surf Stadium in Shizunami Japan with an eye on ...Continue ›


Ian Gouveia praia do grama

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Brazil’s new private wave pool – can you surf it?

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The new Wavegarden Cove in South America will open in Praia da Grama, located 60 miles from São Paulo, on July 1, 2021. Despite COVID issues, the project was completed quickly and now becomes the first Cove in Brazil, South America and The Americas. “Built in partnership with KSM Realty, the world-class waves breaking in a palm-fringed, white sandy beach

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Reduce your microplastic use for International Surfing Day & always

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Sunday, June 20th is International Surfing Day, a day where surfers around the world are encouraged to hit the water and celebrate this thing we love to do. The day is designed to raise awareness about the environmental threats facing the world’s oceans, most recently the problems with micro plastic. Only 10% of all plastic produced worldwide is currently recycled,

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surfer in the tube at urbnsurf

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Pool Tips: Threading the barrel at Urbnsurf without cartwheeling

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We’ve heard a lot of you express frustration about fitting into the tube, especially at a Cove design pool. Admittedly it’s a tight fit, more so than Waco’s wedge settings. But there are techniques to help you through Beast and Barrel mode perfection whether it’s a Wavegarden Cove in South Korea, Bristol, Switzerland or Melbourne. Surf coach Cahill Bell Warren

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waco texas foam board contest

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Foam surfboard event hits novelty surf high-water mark

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Soft tops in strange waves are internet gold. Recently YouTube groaned under the added digital weight of nearly a dozen professional YouTubers documenting the Red Bull Foam Wreckers event in Waco. The comp at BSR was part of a 13-event series and was especially fun thanks to a new wave setting in the PerfectSwell pool, a sort of double wedge

Soft tops in strange waves are internet gold. Recently YouTube groaned under the added digital weight of nearly a dozen ...Continue ›


felipe toledo

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Can Felipe oust Gabriel at the Surf Ranch Pro?

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The Surf Ranch Pro will return mid-June as the WSL strives for normalcy in a year that is everything but normal. This year's tour, originally 13 events, had to cut the J-Bay, Portugal and Santa Cruz comps due to the ongoing pandemic. Now five of the nine official events have been run and done leaving two-time world champ Gabriel Medina

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COVID variant jams Urbnsurf and Victoria’s re-opening plans

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Authorities in Victoria, Australia claimed they were concerned about a major spike in COVID cases after detecting the highly infectious Delta COVID-19 variant. The Delta strain is likely to have caused the devastating outbreak in India. Last week Urbnsurf announced they would close for a few days as the government implemented a weeklong circuit breaker lockdown. That closure has now

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American Wave Machines Perfect Swell

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Virginia Update: Richmond project adds more residential units

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Virginia media outlets reported activity surrounding The Lake, Richmond’s giant wave pool development. The Chesterfield planning commission recommended a few adjustments to the mixed-use development to allow for additional units. Officials want room for 400 more housing units beyond the current 1,190 planned residential units. Homes will be mixed consisting of 830 apartments and 360 townhouses. The 105-acre property would

Virginia media outlets reported activity surrounding The Lake, Richmond’s giant wave pool development. The Chesterfield planning commission recommended a few ...Continue ›


wave park south korea

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Television: South Korea’s surfers train at Wave Park

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What kind of training ritual do South Korea’s surfers go through at Wave Park? In our latest episode of “Found Footage” we weave synthesisers and a random 1970s sci-fi clip into a thoroughly confusing, but ultimately entertaining clip of South Korea’s up-and-coming surfers training at the Wave Park wave pool in Siheung-si. Video by Watermelon Surf Photography with music by

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Endless Surf wave system for Surftown in Munich

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German surfers rejoice! Munich to get Endless Surf wave pool near airport

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The Hallbergmoos municipality in Munich gave the green light for construction to begin on Surftown, a work-life development project centered around an Endless Surf wave pool. Adjacent to the surf park, the project developer Rock Capital Group is planning a 29,000 square meter multifunctional hybrid building with offices, catering and retail under the name "Hybrid One". The goal is a

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the first-ever backside front flip air in a wave pool

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The story behind the first-ever backside front flip air in a wave pool

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Traditionally, surfing’s child prodigies have grown up with mixed results, either evolving like Grom-John’s transformation into a world champion or crashing and burning on the sidelines of an industry unable to cope with a molten personality like Andy Irons. But these days kids like Jackson Dorian and Cruz Dinofa have solid support networks ensuring a transition into World Tour contest

Traditionally, surfing’s child prodigies have grown up with mixed results, either evolving like Grom-John’s transformation into a world champion or ...Continue ›


Kirra-Belle Olsen

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Surf Lakes stars in latest surfboard test

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Each year Surfing Life does a big, fat board review called the Surfing Life Board Bible. This year they chose Surf Lakes in Yeppoon to test and review 31 sleds under the feet of Luke Hynd and Kirra-Belle Olsen. The not-so-scientific-but-thoroughly-entertaining method works like this… “(This is the) Sled Review, where we grab a hot young surfer to take some

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Rob Machado at the Surf Ranch

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Surfboard lessons and Surf Ranch sessions with Rob Machado

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In between sessions at the Surf Ranch, Rob Machado takes viewers inside of his garage for a tour of his surfboard collection and a quick story behind each one. Want to know about a board he rode in The Drifter? It’s here. What’s his current favorite fin setup for The Sunday? It’s all in here. “I’m always experimenting with new

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Olas unveils footage of new test tank in Ecuador

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Olas, an Ecuador-based company, unveiled a new test tank this week just ahead of more announcements for the company. The clip features slow-motion test waves set to soothing classical music. The wave-making system uses technology first developed in 2009 by British award-winning physicist and passionate surfer John Baxendale. After several years of research and development, in 2014 Baxendale patented his

Olas, an Ecuador-based company, unveiled a new test tank this week just ahead of more announcements for the company. The ...Continue ›


The Grom Bomb wave setting by PerfectSwell

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New PerfectSwell setting features fat end bowl

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American Wave Machines surprised visitors at the RipCurl GromSearch National Final with a new wave setting. The GromBomb - a marketing tie-in to the surf company's wetsuit - features a hollow end bowl section. The new setting became the playing field for a special contest. "The PerfectSwell® Shootout showcased four of the world's best youth barrel riders competing on a

American Wave Machines surprised visitors at the RipCurl GromSearch National Final with a new wave setting. The GromBomb - a ...Continue ›


art dennis harroun desert sky wave pool

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Art Study: 3D printing wave pools with Dennis Harroun

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Dennis Harroun spent the entire pandemic in the desert dreaming up and making wave sculptures to pass the time and retain as much sanity as possible. As a kid he learned to surf on The Big Island before being relocated to Albuquerque New Mexico. So he spent as much time as possible at a local wave pool getting thrashed about

Dennis Harroun spent the entire pandemic in the desert dreaming up and making wave sculptures to pass the time and ...Continue ›


Jina Kim at Wave park

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Local Knowledge: Let’s hit South Korea’s wave Park with Jina Kim

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One of the great things about wave pools is that they level the playing field in terms of which corners of the world have good surf. South Korea is not the Gold Coast of Australia in terms of wave quality. But Wave Park’s giant Cove wave pool ensures consistent sizzling surf in an area that relies on the rare wind

One of the great things about wave pools is that they level the playing field in terms of which corners ...Continue ›


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Know Your History: That one thing from that one movie, Lost Atlas

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Surf cinema virtuoso and talented artist Kai Neville tapped the world’s wave pool potential a decade ago with a two-minute segment in Lost Atlas. At the Siam Wave Park in the Canary Islands, Kolohe Andino, Julian Wilson, and Evan Geiselman air-reverse to their heart's content in a nighttime shoot punctuated by fireworks and set to a trippy cacophony of synthesizer

Surf cinema virtuoso and talented artist Kai Neville tapped the world’s wave pool potential a decade ago with a two-minute ...Continue ›