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WavePoolMag Photographer Series: Andrew Shields

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Andrew Shields, or "Shieldsy" as everyone referred to him when we met in Australia this year, is part of an elite crew of career surf photographers. It's a tough gig, we know, schlepping gear around the world to photograph the world's best in the world's most beautiful locations. And it takes a certain perseverance, stubbornness, talent, lack-of-smarts, vision and everything

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How much value does a wave pool add to a development? Here’s one example

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The increase in coastal property values along the Southern California shoreline and its many world-famous surf breaks is staggering with one report citing the average close-to-shore dwelling at $10.5 million. But coastal property is limited. So what do you do? Build a beach. Phase one of the Praia Da Grama project was completed relatively quickly since its announcement in 2019.

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Wave Pools & Evaporation: There’s more to the water loss equation than looking up at the sun

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Just this week Coral Mountain announced they would reduce the size of their proposed wave tank from 18.6 acres to 12 acres. Why? The development has been facing opposition from adjacent golf resort communities who cite a variety of life-compromising issues like increased traffic, but mainly water use. Water and wave pools are a hot-button topic in places like California.

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How big can surf get in a wave pool?

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Does size matter? When it comes to wave pools, it really isn’t the size that counts; it’s definitely what you do with it. Once you start to ramp up wave size, all sorts of factors come into play: currents, dissipation, public safety, power consumption and pool integrity, to name but a few. Let’s face it, the majority of surfers are

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How to design and plan for “elevated human experiences” around a wave pool

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Surf parks must be designed to appeal to diverse groups of surfers. From core salts to freshly scrubbed newbies, everyone has a different expectation of what the optimal surf day is like. It’s a tough gig. Sometimes designing the optimal elevated human experience for these different groups means a layout that minimizes their contact with each other. Complicated, yes. Architecture

Surf parks must be designed to appeal to diverse groups of surfers. From core salts to freshly scrubbed newbies, everyone ...Continue ›