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nick hounsfield

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Beyond Bristol – The Nick Hounsfield Interview

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Did you know that Nick Hounsfield comes from a family of inventors? He didn't invent the wave pool at his surf park. No, Wavegarden did that. But he's constantly focused on how things could work. It's like a constant invitation to daydream. We learned this early on but only now have gotten around to poking at this side of Nick.

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Matt Hyslop of Colliers

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Matt Hyslop on feasibility studies for new surf venues

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Will my wave pool make money? Can a passion project like a wave pool have blind spots to reality? Matt Hyslop from Colliers International talks with WavePoolMag about his role in conducting feasibility studies for new surf venues. Matt highlights the importance of visitor forecasting and understanding the potential market when planning for a new wave pool. He also lets

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Wave park south korea and how it got to be here.

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From factory town to K-Surf mecca

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Hear Euna Kim's firsthand account of Wave Park's inception in Siheung-Si, South Korea. With her mastery of languages and a newfound passion for surfing, Euna played a pivotal role in navigating the intricate journey from vision to reality. She'll reveal how Wave Park has become a cornerstone in the evolution of Korea's surf culture and delve into the complexities behind

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Surf Park Summit achievements with Chris Kluesener

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In this podcast our guest Chris Kluesener sights on the wave pool space through the Surf Park Summit lens. We touch on the newness and uniqueness of the industry and why his company’s annual gathering continues to connect people and grow. Chris quips that the real estate industry is bustling with 4 or 5 trade associations, “Is it really that

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Barton Lynch on the wavepoolmag podcast

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Barton Lynch on wave pools, their potential and oh so much more

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In our latest episode we catch up with 1988 world champ Barton Lynch who many of us know as the live wire WSL commentator. From our side of this interview we relished hearing an unbridled Barton expanding his thoughts beyond the WSL broadcast two-minute cap as he shares his insights into the early days of the pro tour and how

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URBNSURF Manager Shaun Hutchinson podcast

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Podcast: How to manage a wave pool with Shaun Hutchinson

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Shaun Hutchinson is Group Operations Manager at Urbnsurf. Most of the day he’s tucked back in the office redlining in the tasks department, but we coaxed him out long enough to do a podcast. During our half hour conversation we learned just how complex and layered managing a surf park is.

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Flowstate Zone podcast

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Find out how Flowstate uses AI to enhance the surf park user experience

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How does one go about training a machine to recognise each and every individual surfer? Flowstate have created an AI powered capture system that records each guest’s surf experience. And the amazing thing is that it works without RFID wristbands or board stickers. In this podcast we dig in and learn how Chris, Mike and the crew at Flowstate have

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Matt Gunn on the Wavepoolmag podcast

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In the surf park trenches – Matt Gunn of SwellMFG

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Revel Surf park is the wave pool powered by Swell MFG. It is the focal point of the 37-acre mixed-use development at Cannon Beach in Mesa, Arizona. In this episode, we have a wonderfully frank discussion with Matt Gunn, who along with his partner, built this wave technology. The journey one takes from obsessing on, and then building a new

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How is the wave pool space evolving? Surf Park Summit returns

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In this episode, we have a lively chat with the always-on-point Dr. Jess Ponting Jess is one of the brains behind Surf Park Summit, the annual wave pool dreamer, doer and developer convention. The Summit runs September 18-20 in San Diego, California.

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Andy Hadden lost shores surf resort

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Just around the corner: Scotland’s first surf park with Andy Hadden

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Many of the surf parks scheduled to open soon have been in the works for nearly a decade or more. Their architects are the original crop of dreamers and doers – the devout wave poolers in a long-term relationship with artificial wave technology. Andy Hadden wed the wave pool dream back in 2013 and is now eyeing the completion of

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spencer broome on the wavepoolmag podcast

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Atlanta’s first surf park has a unique approach

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The “City in a Forest” is well-known as the filming location for "The Walking Dead," music stars like Ludacris and Usher, horrendous traffic and a major launch point for the Civil Rights movement. And now, it might become known as the home to Georgia’s first wave pool. Spencer Broome and crew are driving the concept of Surf ATL, a wave

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Dave Taylor and Mike Schwaab of Waco Surf

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Dave & Mike share the story of how they became owners of their very own surf park

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Dave Taylor and Mike Schwaab own Waco Surf, the Sputnik of surf parks in America. The facility launched in the early days of the wave pool race has since gone through many changes. Enter DT and Mike, two average guys who worked incessantly to fulfill their dream of owning a wave pool. Here is how it all happened... Mike Schwaab

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Ikaika and Greg from The Lineup at Wai Kai address the challenges of running a wave pool in Hawaii

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Ikaika and Greg from The Lineup at Wai Kai address the challenges of running a wave pool in Hawaii

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The Lineup at Wai Kai is unique in the wave pool world. To make a chlorinated rapid wave work in the birthplace of surfing is a tall order. Getting a skeptical community to support that project might take even more skill and moxie. But since opening this year, the world’s largest rapid wave has integrated into the community here on

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Ander Wynne-Edwards walks us through the entire wave pool building process

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Ander Wynne-Edwards walks us through the entire wave pool building process

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Ander Wynne-Edwards is the Director of Operations at Endless Surf. He’s worked for Whitewater West for the past two decades building and commissioning large-scale wave pools – pneumatic wave pools in particular. In this episode, he walks us through everything that goes on in the time between a project breaking ground and rolling out the first set of waves. Ander

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Brendan Buckley

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Editor-in-chief at STAB Brendan Buckley

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What is the premier surf platform's take on wave pools? In this episode, we gather insight into the wave pool scene from the editor-in-chief at STAB Brendan Buckley. While we normally talk to wave makers and doers, Buck’s contribution to the wave pool discourse is on the culture, that unique confluence of salt and pool water. We hit on how

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blake hess on the wavepoolmag podcast

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Blake Hess – The ultimate wave tank manager

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Blake Hess is a rare individual in that he is one of only a handful of people who know how to run, manage and develop a surf park. In the few years that wave pools 2.0 have been a thing, Blake has been deeply involved. He helped bring NLand online its first and only year and then he moved on

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Jess Ponting on the WavePoolMag podcast

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Jess Ponting dishes all those little details that explain why this space is limitless

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Dr. Jess Ponting joins us to touch on several projects and points including Stoke Certification, Surf Park Summit, the new Consumer Trends Report and more.But the heart of the convo comes during his big-picture view of surfing. “People aren't used to thinking about a surf park as a legitimate recreation facility in a community," he says. "And there's, you know,

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skip taylor on the wavepoolmag podcast

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Podcast: Enjoy this big bucket of surf park insight with Skip Taylor

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Skip Taylor is the guy we call when we’re stumped as he is one of the few veterans working the nascent wave pool landscape. This industry being what it is, he’s up to his elbows in NDAs so getting him to spill is basically impossible. That said, Zooms with Mr. Taylor are like a perpetual cocktail hour where the conversation

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brad gerlach talks wave pool and wave ki

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Brad Gerlach on the intersection of wave pools and Wave Ki

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Brad Gerlach held down a very successful pro career during the ASP’s 3-to-the-beach era, finishing ranked at #2 in 1991. He then went on to pursue big wave riding, winning an XXL award in 2005. At some point, Brad merged martial arts and surfing fundamentals in a new training regimen called Wave Ki. In a nutshell, it’s practicing movements on

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julie Kline of EpicSurf

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Julie Kline explains how EpicSurf can democratize surfing

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In this episode we speak with Julie Kline of EpicSurf whose goal is to bring the benefits of sliding along a wave to everyone. The deepwater standing wave revolution will allow more waves in more places than ever before, bringing surfing to people who ordinarily might not have the chance to become surfers.

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angus forrest of Rip Curl Aus

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Angus Forrest explains why Rip Curl jumped into the deep end

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In Rip Curl’s Search campaign, we are teased with images of empty lineups from far-off, exotic locations. So how does a company that built its core messaging on the nearly unattainable aspect of surfing, align itself with surfing in wave pools? In this episode, we speak with Angus Forrest, marketing manager for Rip Curl Australia and New Zealand, and discover

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Brandon Lowery of USA Surfing

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Utilizing wave pools to maximize the benefits of sport with USA Surfing’s Brandon Lowery

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Brandon Lowery is the interim CEO at USA Surfing, the definitive amateur organization for surfing in America. He’s been involved in the pool scene for more than a decade, working with Greg Webber and BSR Surf Resort early on. In this episode we explore not only how wave pools can better Team America, but how pools will change the face

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evan slater of billabong

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Brands have their say on surf parks: Evan Slater VP of Marketing at Billabong

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We’ve been watching the surf industry shrink since 2008 and at the same time, we’ve also been watching the wave pool space accelerate with nothing but limitless possibilities. In this episode, we learn how surf brands are exploring the surf park landscape. Evan Slater, VP of Marketing at Billabong, shares his insight into the complexity of branding in the wave

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podcast with Nick Hounsfield

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Podcast: What wave poolers need to know with Nick Hounsfield

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Quick Update with Nick Hounsfield of The Wave. We’ve had Nick on the show before and The Wave’s history is well documented. For this episode of the podcast we branched out to explore community and how his surf park is helping diversify the lineup. “We’re starting to see people of very different backgrounds come here rather than feeling like it’s

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Podcast: What the surf park world can learn from the golf club set

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Luke Altschwager is the Managing Director at Parkwood Village on the Gold Coast of Australia. He’s a former pro golfer currently merging resort know-how with surf park potential via the Club at Parkwood. Well-spoken and sharp-witted, Luke walks us through the similarities and the gaps between surf and golf as we explore how future wave pool developments can learn from

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