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Art Study: The colorful lines of Tom Veiga

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Citing influences from the famous architect Oscar Niemeyer to the organic forms created by Tarsila do Amaral, the work of Tom Veiga taps a rich Brazilian art heritage. You can see it in his big, bright, colors and simple lines. His work is happy, warm and tropical. And while he often experiments by repurposing wood from old fishing boats into

Citing influences from the famous architect Oscar Niemeyer to the organic forms created by Tarsila do Amaral, the work of ...Continue ›


maud le car surfing in switzerland

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Surfing in Switzerland through the eyes of Maud Le Car

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Can you pull into an ice-cold keg like vegan pro surfer and accomplished artist Maud Le Car? Didn't think so. The Volcom team rider from the Caribbean isle of Saint Martin lives in Southwest France, hitting the throaty beaches of Hossegor whenever it's firing. Maud is no stranger to wave pools. She was one of the early Cove stars in

Can you pull into an ice-cold keg like vegan pro surfer and accomplished artist Maud Le Car? Didn't think so. ...Continue ›


Scott Poehler of Surf Loch

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Surf Loch on the WavePoolMag Podcast

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This week's podcast by Nick Robinson explores one of the "Big Six" wave technology providers, SurfLoch, in an interview with VP of Business Development Scott Poehler. SurfLoch is one of the larger wave tech providers having originally made a splash with the sale of the Flowrider system to WhiteWater. Tom Lochtefeld has led SurfLoch into a new era of wave

This week's podcast by Nick Robinson explores one of the "Big Six" wave technology providers, SurfLoch, in an interview with ...Continue ›


pov tube ben gravy

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YouTubed! Vlog elite descend on Kelly’s Wave for birthday fete

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Our favorite gap-toothed surfing YouTuber Ben Gravy met up with sometimes surfing YouTube megastar Casey Neistat for a surf session at Kelly’s Wave. “Absolutely honored to be invited to the Kelly Slater Surf Ranch for Casey Neistat's birthday party!” says Gravy. “Completely blown away by the level of fun we had today, barrels, novelty waves, epic humans, this was the

Our favorite gap-toothed surfing YouTuber Ben Gravy met up with sometimes surfing YouTube megastar Casey Neistat for a surf session ...Continue ›


A Surf Lakes set framed as a tropical vacation postcard

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Surf Lakes moves closer to public opening

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Surf Lakes went all out through the early months of this year, completing the application process to gain approvals for the commercial upgrade to the Yeppoon wave pool site.  A large team, from Surf Lakes and partners APP, Place Design, Liquid Blue and more, have been busy designing the intended facility. Plans will also include numerous attractions around the wave

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jackson bunch at the surf ranch

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Surf Ranch hosts Akila Aipa board jam

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The Flat Earth is Kelly Slater and Akila Aipa's performance Twin Fin that works with either two fins, or two fins plus a trailer.This new video breaks down exactly how one of Maui's best up-and-coming talents prefers to set up his Flat Earth, relative to the type of waves he's riding it in.Jackson Bunch is a Hawaii State Champion under Akila's mentorship

The Flat Earth is Kelly Slater and Akila Aipa's performance Twin Fin that works with either two fins, or two ...Continue ›


artist rendering of desert wave pool

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Revel Surf breaks ground in the Arizona desert

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Two wave pool firsts are set to go down shortly in Arizona as SwellMFG and Unit unveil their technology to the American public and the world. Cannon Beach Development Group announced today that construction is officially underway on the highly anticipated Revel Surf Park, a recreation, entertainment, and retail destination in Mesa, Arizona. Cannon Beach is a 37-acre mixed-use development

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The wave in bristol will reopen

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The Wave Bristol to reopen next week

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England is emerging from COVID lockdown as cases decrease nationwide. On March 29 the country will announce new easements of controls with more announcements on April 12, assuming the country meets coronavirus targets. In line with the nationwide reopening, Bristol’s favorite surf spot will open its doors on March 29. “Lockdown has been challenging in different ways, and at different

England is emerging from COVID lockdown as cases decrease nationwide. On March 29 the country will announce new easements of ...Continue ›


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Six years in with property and approval, Long Island Surf Park eyes the big dig

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The site plan for Long Island Surf Park was fully approved last week, pushing New York’s first surf-focused wave pool that much closer to the finish line. At 52,000 square feet, the wave pool will be a tad smaller than an American football field and surrounded by the usual surf park amenities. The Long Island Surf Park project’s website states

The site plan for Long Island Surf Park was fully approved last week, pushing New York’s first surf-focused wave pool ...Continue ›


wavegarden Cove lineup with planets

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The Wave in Virginia Beach moves closer to Cove-land

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Costs for The Wave, Pharrell Williams' pet project in his hometown of Virginia Beach, faced increased price estimates this week. VB city documents showed that fallout from the pandemic has increased the overall price tag of the development. Fortunately, the city council approved on Tuesday an additional $9 million for the design and construction. The $325 million Atlantic Park development

Costs for The Wave, Pharrell Williams' pet project in his hometown of Virginia Beach, faced increased price estimates this week. ...Continue ›


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New project aims to bring Endless Surf to Gold Coast in two years

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Australian media outlets reported a new development sighting on a golf-and-boat heavy section of Queensland. The project will be just five kilometers inland of the Gold Coast’s famous turquoise water and just 20 minutes down the road from the famed rights of Burleigh heads. The Club at Parkwood Village is a well-established leisure destination already and serves the local community

Australian media outlets reported a new development sighting on a golf-and-boat heavy section of Queensland. The project will be just ...Continue ›


stephanie gilmore tubed at kelly's wave pool

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International Women’s Day: Top 10 Women-in-Wave-Pools clip

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"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist,” said world-renowned journalist and activist Gloria Steinem. “Nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.” For more on International Women's Day check here    

"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist,” said world-renowned journalist and activist Gloria Steinem. “Nor ...Continue ›


The Camp at The Wave

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The Camp at The Wave Launches in Bristol

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As the surf world anticipates a hyped-up summer of more travel, new can now stay meters from the most consistent surf break in the UK. The Wave - the inland surfing destination in Bristol - has this week launched bookings for its new accommodation, The Camp at The Wave. The UK's first Wavegarden Cove surf park has just recently completed the 25 furnished tents, located near the shore of the surfing lake. The Wave says the tents pay

As the surf world anticipates a hyped-up summer of more travel, new can now stay meters from the most consistent surf break ...Continue ›


Clement Ginestet of Endless Surf

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Engineer Clement Ginestet details the Endless Surf system

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Clement Ginestet is a product engineer at Endless Surf. In this feature he walks us through this new technology explaining how it works, what it can do and what surf sessions will look like. To simplify, Clement likens the system's wave-making chambers to keys on a piano able to produce both rhythm and melody at the same time, meaning the

Clement Ginestet is a product engineer at Endless Surf. In this feature he walks us through this new technology explaining ...Continue ›


Surf Stadium Japan

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Sneak Peek: Surf Stadium Japan sends out first sets

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American Wave Machines leaked images and a clip of their new facility in Shizunami Japan. With the pool only 43% full, Instagram viewers were treated to a very-Waco looking left peeling along the wave pool’s main wall. Surf Stadium Japan broke ground for their PerfectSwell wave pool just 13 months ago, making this one of the fastest builds in the

American Wave Machines leaked images and a clip of their new facility in Shizunami Japan. With the pool only 43% ...Continue ›


jackson dorian at the drive in

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Another Roadside Attraction: Sky and Jackson’s visit to Palm Springs

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We haven’t heard from Palm Springs in a while. Last spring it seemed every blogger-slash-surfer had stacked quite a few clips and content around this desert oasis. In between the Casey Niestadts and Ben Gravys of the Insta-sphere, the world’s favorite pool groms Sky Brown and Jackson Dorian enjoyed a fun day in the sun. The two kids are wave

We haven’t heard from Palm Springs in a while. Last spring it seemed every blogger-slash-surfer had stacked quite a few ...Continue ›


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COVID return haunts Melbourne attractions including Urbnsurf

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Just like a villain in a horror movie at that moment when we think the hockey-mask wearing killer is gone, COVID comes back for another knife-wielding jump-scare. Urbnsurf has been running on all cylndars this summer. Until now. Victoria Australia is entering the state’s third lockdown after officials discovered 13 cases of COVID. Victoria had been case-free for 28 days

Just like a villain in a horror movie at that moment when we think the hockey-mask wearing killer is gone, ...Continue ›


evan geiselman and Kevin Schulz

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Quick Hit: Guide to airs courtesy of Evan Geiselman and Kevin Schulz

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Can you tell a Stalefish Air Reverse from a Frontside Grab Air Reverse? Sounds complicated, but it’s simply a matter of hand placement on the rail. In this clip, Evan Geiselman and Kevin Schulz play a game of S-U-R-F. Modeled after the game of H-O-R-S-E, each surfer trades turns calling out an air and then executing it (or not). In

Can you tell a Stalefish Air Reverse from a Frontside Grab Air Reverse? Sounds complicated, but it’s simply a matter ...Continue ›


Largest standing wave in the USA

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Insight from Shane Beschen on new rapid wave pool sizes

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With the unveiling of Wai Kai and Chelan Washington we thought it was time to revisit the river wave-inspired genre of stoke. In light of the term “standing wave pool” being absolutely zero percent exciting, in this piece we’ll try on the term “Rapid Wave Pool” for size and see how it goes (we’re open for suggestions, so please hit

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okahina test barrel

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Tiny tubes hint at full-scale potential

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Creators of the floating deploy-almost-anywhere circular wave system, Okahina Wave, aired more footage of their test model. In the video we see tiny barrels rolling out like spokes on a wheel at their facility in France. The Okahina wave pool works like this: A floating atoll is deployed in the ocean, stagnant bays, lagoons and lakes. Wave generators revolve around

Creators of the floating deploy-almost-anywhere circular wave system, Okahina Wave, aired more footage of their test model. In the video ...Continue ›


artist rendering of mix tape

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Battle those Bots! Captivating wave pool videos recommended by flawed humans

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What’s appearing on your social media feed? Did your House Hunters International YouTube binge kick the surf clips off your suggested list? Did you inadvertently create a vortex of paint-choice tutorials pockmarked with Bed, Bath and Beyond adverts and nary a Ben Gravy suggestion? Blame the YouTube algorithm. “But algorithms and their bots are wonderful,” you say. The one on

What’s appearing on your social media feed? Did your House Hunters International YouTube binge kick the surf clips off your ...Continue ›


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How the Endless Surf wave system works

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Endless Surf Endless Surf is another one of the major pneumatic systems on the market today. Surf is created when air is pushed through caissons (chambers) in sequence to produce a variety of wave shapes and sizes. The number of caissons at the deep end of their heart-shaped pool correlates with the wave system’s size. An Endless Surf 1800 has

Endless Surf Endless Surf is another one of the major pneumatic systems on the market today. Surf is created when ...Continue ›


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How the American Wave Machines/PerfectSwell system works

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American Wave Machines/PerfectSwell PerfectSwell uses a pneumatic system similar to Endless Surf, SurfLoch and others. While there are nuances to the systems that come through in the patents and are obvious to engineers, it’s basically air pushed into the water to create waves. The pneumatics are housed in caissons hidden in a central wall. Software controls the firing sequence of

American Wave Machines/PerfectSwell PerfectSwell uses a pneumatic system similar to Endless Surf, SurfLoch and others. While there are nuances to ...Continue ›


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How the Wavegarden Lagoon system works

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Wavegarden Lagoon The first of the wave pool 2.0 generation to break ground nearly a decade ago is alive and well at Adventure Parc Snowdonia. This is the beast that launched the whole revolution while Kelly, Greg Webber, Lochtefeld and others were still in the lab. Developed deep in the Basque Country of Spain, the world woke to the Lagoon

Wavegarden Lagoon The first of the wave pool 2.0 generation to break ground nearly a decade ago is alive and ...Continue ›


wavegarden HQ

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How the Wavegarden Cove works

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Wavegarden Cove Wavegarden developed the Cove system shortly after their groundbreaking Lagoon design. Where the Lagoon had limitations in wave count and variety, the Cove resolved these issues critical to a profitable surf park. The system is a diamond-shaped pool with a customizable pier or footbridge running through the center. The top end of the pier houses the machinery that

Wavegarden Cove Wavegarden developed the Cove system shortly after their groundbreaking Lagoon design. Where the Lagoon had limitations in wave ...Continue ›