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surf loch wave pool

 |  Wave Technology

How the Surf Loch wave pool works

Wave Technology

SurfLoch Wave pool OG scientist Tom Lochtefeld finally saw his design come to light in 2020. After years of test tanks and sketches, the inventor of the FlowRider pumped out waves at an abandoned water park in the desert. SurfLoch’s technology uses pneumatic systems within big caissons (a watertight concrete or metal chamber) that push out air to displace water

SurfLoch Wave pool OG scientist Tom Lochtefeld finally saw his design come to light in 2020. After years of test ...Continue ›


A Surf Lakes set framed as a tropical vacation postcard

 |  Wave Technology

How the Surf Lakes wave pool design works

Wave Technology

Surf Lakes Anyone who has tossed a rock into still water and watched the ripples fan out comprehends the Surf Lakes system. Mix in elementary bathymetry knowledge and each one of us believes we could design such a machine. But we can’t. A pneumatic system pumps hydraulics to move a giant central plunger up and down at a specified height

Surf Lakes Anyone who has tossed a rock into still water and watched the ripples fan out comprehends the Surf ...Continue ›


Kelly Slater at his wave pool

 |  Wave Technology

How the Kelly Slater Wave Pool Works

Wave Technology

Kelly Slater Wave Company Kelly’s design is the most famous of the wave pools. The prototype transformed an abandoned waterski park in Lemoore California into the upscale Surf Ranch, the darling of the WSL and company team-building power perk for the Fortune 500 surf set. The system is a simple plow design, like Wavegarden’s Lagoon and Surf Poel in The

Kelly Slater Wave Company Kelly’s design is the most famous of the wave pools. The prototype transformed an abandoned waterski ...Continue ›


crowd at urbnsurf melbourne

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Where will the next Urbnsurf be?

Latest, News

Urbnsurf announced today that it has welcomed more than 100,000 guests in 2020 despite only being open for six months of the year due to COVID-19. The park opened on January 6th, then closed twice before re-opening in mid-October, and is now experiencing strong demand in the lead up to the New Year. “Despite a challenging 2020, we’re thrilled to

Urbnsurf announced today that it has welcomed more than 100,000 guests in 2020 despite only being open for six months ...Continue ›



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Arizona could rival Palm Desert with this latest wave pool addition

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Surf Town Arizona adds weight the "desert-as-surf-spot" trend popping up in The West. If all goes according to plan the development will bring the number of Arizona wave pools to four - an even tie with the Coachella Valley. The new park will join Big Surf in Tempe as well as Gilbert and Mesa as Arizona’s latest surf spots. Surf

Surf Town Arizona adds weight the "desert-as-surf-spot" trend popping up in The West. If all goes according to plan the ...Continue ›


waveseg test tank

 |  Wave Technology

How the WaveSEG wave generation system works

Wave Technology

WaveSEG Argentinian company with a fully-funded research warehouse developing the latest pneumatic approach to wave-making. The system is an air-compression-setup much like PerfectSwell, Endless Surf and Surf Loch, all of whom use a technique pushing out air from caissons to displace water and create waves. The WaveSEG system, at least the test models, looks very different because the air cannons

WaveSEG Argentinian company with a fully-funded research warehouse developing the latest pneumatic approach to wave-making. The system is an air-compression-setup ...Continue ›


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Solstice celebration on both sides of the equator

Latest, Television

As the northern hemisphere celebrates the longest night of the year, we venture way south of the equator for a night surf with Noa Deane, Creed McTaggart, Shaun Manners and Thom Pringle at Urbnsurf. Australia is on their longest day of the year and it's nice to know we'll be doing the same in six months. Hey, solstices are special

As the northern hemisphere celebrates the longest night of the year, we venture way south of the equator for a ...Continue ›


webber wave pool design

 |  Wave Technology

How the Webber Wave Pool system works

Wave Technology

Webber Wave Pools Greg Webber’s fertile mind has been spitting out wave pool and artificial reef concepts for years. His latest is a system on a looped steel rail track fitted with wheeled carriages. “Like a carriage on an urban monorail system,” he says. Wave-making hulls are attached to the wheeled carriages which are driven by electric motors. All of

Webber Wave Pools Greg Webber’s fertile mind has been spitting out wave pool and artificial reef concepts for years. His ...Continue ›


okahina wave system

 |  Wave Technology

How the Okahina Wave system works

Wave Technology

Okahina Wave This system is not a wave pool, but a floating wave atoll deployed in lakes, bays and any calm body of water. Based on a spinning motor that directs waves outward along a spiral reef foundation, waves wrap along the spiral for 30-second rides. Max setting produces waves of 6-feet-high and a pier allows spectators to get close

Okahina Wave This system is not a wave pool, but a floating wave atoll deployed in lakes, bays and any ...Continue ›


swell mfg

 |  Wave Technology

How the SwellMFG wave pool system works

Wave Technology

SwellMFG SwellMFG creates waves either by direct air injection into the water through caissons like most pneumatics or by a dropped lever. We don't know yet as they are quite secretive. What they will say is that the mystery motor pushes out waves in a way that resembles a natural surf spot. Waves come in A-Frame form with surfers splitting

SwellMFG SwellMFG creates waves either by direct air injection into the water through caissons like most pneumatics or by a ...Continue ›


waveprizms graphics

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How the Waveprizm wave technology works

Wave Technology

Waveprizm WavePrizm says their wall-piston modular wave machines can produce the world’s most powerful artificially generated waves. The engineers also boast more than 800 waves per hour using 80% less energy than other systems on the market. The company creates surf through modules, and in a wave technology first, also offers full tide range capability. How it works is a

Waveprizm WavePrizm says their wall-piston modular wave machines can produce the world’s most powerful artificially generated waves. The engineers also ...Continue ›


SurfWrld planned wave pool

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How the Surfwrld wave system in Germany will work

Wave Technology

Surfwrld This is a double wave pool facility in Germany and will be constructed on the site of an abandoned coal mine. It’s unknown whether the core of the technology will be pneumatic-powered air chamber waves, levers, plungers, plows or something else entirely. One of the surf pools will be a size-able 300 meters long (Kelly's Wave is 700 meters

Surfwrld This is a double wave pool facility in Germany and will be constructed on the site of an abandoned ...Continue ›


swellspot wave machine

 |  Wave Technology

How the SwellSpot wave generation system works

Wave Technology

SwellSpot SwellSpot is two components, an engine and a pool. First the engine: Clusters of modules along a wall contain hydraulic plungers that fire in software-controlled sequence to push out swell across a body of water. Plunger stroke height and velocity are adjustable to control the speed and size of the traveling swell. The second component is the bathymetry that

SwellSpot SwellSpot is two components, an engine and a pool. First the engine: Clusters of modules along a wall contain ...Continue ›


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How Ecaudor’s Olas wave pool system works

Wave Technology

Olas Olas uses a stacking module system similar to Cove wave-generation with differences on the patent-level of things. Powered by what they call their Wave-Master system, it has no compressed-air, hydraulics or pneumatics. The first waves for this system began in 2009 when a British physicist named John Baxendale unveiled his new wave-making system through a “Search for the Perfect

Olas Olas uses a stacking module system similar to Cove wave-generation with differences on the patent-level of things. Powered by ...Continue ›


china wave pool

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How the Xing Feng wave pool works

Wave Technology

Xing Feng Extreme A giant foil runs down a track to produce waves on the right and left sides of a central pier. The Chinese Government is backing this design to train athletes for the Olympics so it’s unknown as to how far this design will extend commercially to the rest of the world. The pool is a 700-meter long

Xing Feng Extreme A giant foil runs down a track to produce waves on the right and left sides of ...Continue ›


typhoon lagoon by barr+wray

 |  Wave Technology

How Barr+Wray’s wave pool system works

Wave Technology

Barr+Wray Barr+Wray worked in conjunction with Whitewater to produce the surf at Typhoon Lagoon (although Murphys Waves also claims credit for the Orlando pool). The system uses water to displace water - incredibly effective but not very precise - in the creation of waves. It’s a setup that works like the world’s first surf park, Big Surf in Arizona. Likened

Barr+Wray Barr+Wray worked in conjunction with Whitewater to produce the surf at Typhoon Lagoon (although Murphys Waves also claims credit ...Continue ›


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How the Murphys Waves system works

Wave Technology

Murphys Waves Murphys (no apostrophe) system works in the classic pump-and-dump fashion. Water fills tanks in the deep end of the pool and is then released in sequence to create the desired wave shape and size. That wave then moves out from the narrow end of the pool into a wide bay, expanding and weakening as it travels. Murphys Waves

Murphys Waves Murphys (no apostrophe) system works in the classic pump-and-dump fashion. Water fills tanks in the deep end of ...Continue ›


 |  Wave Technology

How Holland’s Surf Poel system works

Wave Technology

Surf Poel The Dutch indoor wave pool project SurfPoel is fast under construction and hopes to open shortly. Although we couldn’t pin down a specific launch date, from the looks of the social media feed from parent company 24/7 waves, it looks like it won’t be long once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted in The Netherlands. When completed the converted warehouse

Surf Poel The Dutch indoor wave pool project SurfPoel is fast under construction and hopes to open shortly. Although we ...Continue ›


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Alfatech/Surfpark Resort, Sao Paulo

Wave Technology

Surf Park Resort/Alfatech SurfPark Resort is a water park specializing in wave pools for surfing. The company was created in 2015 and is now headed by Fabio Ferraz who says their focus is to bring the Brazilian beach vibe to the world through wave pools. The company stated they have partnered with Bex Global to bring their technology to a

Surf Park Resort/Alfatech SurfPark Resort is a water park specializing in wave pools for surfing. The company was created in ...Continue ›


sarah beardmore at urbnsurf

 |  News

SurfAid Cup decides to run in freshwater Melbourne

News

SurfAid is partnering with Urbnsurf for the second version of their charity event to be held in a wave pool. The contest raises money to help families in remote surfing locations throughout the world, namely Indonesia, the Solomon Islands and Baja Sur, Mexico. The SurfAid Cup is comprised of five-member teams with each individual raising a minimum of $1,000. "The

SurfAid is partnering with Urbnsurf for the second version of their charity event to be held in a wave pool. ...Continue ›


learning to surf at wave park in south korea

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First Person: Follow a child’s surf lesson at Wave Park

Latest, Television

Let's step back from the all-glory-all-action momentum of wave pool performance and dial it back to the basics. We found this cool clip narrated by a kid who recently learned to surf at Wave Park. The unnamed narrator in this quick video walks us through the whole process of learning to surf in the world’s largest and newest public wave

Let's step back from the all-glory-all-action momentum of wave pool performance and dial it back to the basics. We found ...Continue ›


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 ›