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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

Brad Gerlach held down a very successful pro career during the ASP’s 3-to-the-beach era, finishing ranked at #2 in 1991. ...Continue ›


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

In Rip Curl’s Search campaign, we are teased with images of empty lineups from far-off, exotic locations. So how does ...Continue ›


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

Brandon Lowery is the interim CEO at USA Surfing, the definitive amateur organization for surfing in America. He’s been involved ...Continue ›


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

Quick Update with Nick Hounsfield of The Wave. We’ve had Nick on the show before and The Wave’s history is ...Continue ›


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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

Luke Altschwager is the Managing Director at Parkwood Village on the Gold Coast of Australia. He’s a former pro golfer ...Continue ›


Kit Sidwell, engineer at surf lakes

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The subtleties you don’t see in the Surf Lakes plunger system

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We love the Surf Lakes system. It resonates with surfers. It's simple. Painfully simple. Yet, it's complex. It's kind of like the wave pool equivalent of that other Australian export, AC/DC - big, dumb rock'n'roll that just works on three chords. The plunger could even be compared conceptually to a stack of Marshall amplifiers sending out joy in a different

We love the Surf Lakes system. It resonates with surfers. It's simple. Painfully simple. Yet, it's complex. It's kind of ...Continue ›


intervals in wave pools

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Podcast: Wave intervals are more important than you might think

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In our latest podcast Nick Robinson dives into the hot new topic of intervals in wave pools. Joining Nick and editor Bryan Dickerson are Baptiste Caulonque and Clement Ginestet of Endless Surf wave pools. The four explore the intervals inherent in popular surf systems and how that affects the surf itself, the customer experience and ultimately operating expenditures. It’s a

In our latest podcast Nick Robinson dives into the hot new topic of intervals in wave pools. Joining Nick and ...Continue ›


bryan dickerson of wavepoolmag

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Quarterly pool chat with WavePoolMag editor-in-chief

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Nick Robinson chats with WavePoolMag editor Bryan Dickerson about the latest happenings and goings-on in the wave pool world including upcoming projects, rumors and pipe dreams. The two also map out what wave pool contests could and should look like. You can give a listen below.

Nick Robinson chats with WavePoolMag editor Bryan Dickerson about the latest happenings and goings-on in the wave pool world including ...Continue ›


surf lakes podcast

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Podcast: Aaron Trevis on the state of Surf Lakes five years in

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Aaron Trevis has been tinkering away for well more than five years on Surf Lakes. He built small 1:25 and 1:10 prototypes of the plunger to see if the idea could work. It did. Fast forward to today and licensing has been fast with Surf Lakes selling territories in Hawaii, China, the US, and elsewhere. In all, the company says

Aaron Trevis has been tinkering away for well more than five years on Surf Lakes. He built small 1:25 and ...Continue ›


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The person behind Brazil’s first wave pool, Oscar Segall

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Oscar Segall is the human behind Fazenda do Grama, Brazil and South America’s first surf-focused wave pool. In this episode podcaster Nick Robinson uncovers the how and why to Segall’s master development. The Wavegarden Cove is the central component to the private development and is only accessible via membership or residency. It could also herald the arrival of wave pools

Oscar Segall is the human behind Fazenda do Grama, Brazil and South America’s first surf-focused wave pool. In this episode ...Continue ›


urbnsurf podcast

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Damon Tudor on the trials and challenges to Urbnsurf’s expansion

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Urbnsurf Melbourne has been open for a little more than one year. In that time the gates have been shut more often than open. By not pumping out waves to a happy public on the daily, their learning curve for building a thriving, profitable surf park has been incredibly steep. CEO Damon Tudor shares with us an accelerated master class

Urbnsurf Melbourne has been open for a little more than one year. In that time the gates have been shut ...Continue ›


Sean Young podcast

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Podcast: Through the Wavegarden lens with Séan Young

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This week’s podcast by Nick Robinson explores one of the “Big Six” wave technology providers, Wavegarden, in an interview with Head of Development Projects Séan Young. Nick Robinson says: In this exciting conversation we discuss with Séan Young, Head of Development Projects about the traditional diamond-shaped "Cove" and how it could be modified to fit different locations and topographies. We

This week’s podcast by Nick Robinson explores one of the “Big Six” wave technology providers, Wavegarden, in an interview with ...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 ›


jess ponting podcast

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Podcast: Viewing surfing through the lens of academia with Jess Ponting

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Jess Ponting relates his early days in Fiji and then working his way around the Pacific to San Diego. He ended up there for life becoming an Associate Professor at San Diego State University and is the Founder/Director of Center for Surf Research. He has an impressive resume: Dr. Jess Ponting is considered the leading academic and consultant in sustainable

Jess Ponting relates his early days in Fiji and then working his way around the Pacific to San Diego. He ...Continue ›


Daniel Lira Figueiredo

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How to create a wave pool in Norway

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The WavePoolMag podcast explores bringing a tank to Norway... I can picture Daniel Lira Figueiredo teaching volleyball on Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro and wondering how these guys can fly in from Norway and enjoy such an amazing quality of life. So, being a man full of initiative he figured it out, jumped on a plane and moved to

The WavePoolMag podcast explores bringing a tank to Norway... I can picture Daniel Lira Figueiredo teaching volleyball on Ipanema Beach ...Continue ›


nick hounsfield podcast

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Podcast: Life at The Wave in Bristol with Nick Hounsfield

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Nick Hounsfield had a background in healthcare and is the chairman of Surfing England, having long been involved in the governing body. His dream to build a wave pool in a field outside Bristol has captured the attention of thousands, if not millions of people around the UK and the world. He chats with us about the highs and the

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Podcast: Research and experimentation – the Wave Prizm story

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Mark Kosich has built a brand around making waves. It's called WavePrizm and threads some unique theories together to produce large surf. However, he is not about to compete with the major players at this stage. In this long conversation, Mark recounts how his life led up to this current experimentation with wave machines and he discusses the claim that

Mark Kosich has built a brand around making waves. It's called WavePrizm and threads some unique theories together to produce ...Continue ›


scott bass wavepoolmag podcast

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Scott Bass: Veteran surf journalist shares his wave pool stories

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On this episode of the WavePoolMag Podcast Nick Robinson speaks with veteran surf journalist and wave pool connoisseur Scott Bass. After his stint as Surfer Magazine’s online editor in the fledgling days of digital media, Bassy went on to develop one of surfing’s most core surfboard expos, The Boardroom. Along with a podcast focused on all things surf he also

On this episode of the WavePoolMag Podcast Nick Robinson speaks with veteran surf journalist and wave pool connoisseur Scott Bass. ...Continue ›


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Podcast brings you up to speed on the world’s wave pool projects

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Catch up on all the latest wave pool projects around the world without having to read or scroll... In this 47-minute episode, WavePoolMag podcast host Nick Robinson chats with editor-in-chief Bryan Dickerson about all the latest wave pool projects in development globally. We have an amazing page on our website called the surf planner. It details all the projects in

Catch up on all the latest wave pool projects around the world without having to read or scroll... In this ...Continue ›


ryder-thomas-podcast

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Podcast: Episode 7 Season 2 with Ryder Thomas and his Caribbean project

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Pegasus Lodges, Punta Cana, and Swell International form the basis of this chat with Ryder Thomas Ryder Thomas is a fun, engaging character, and while he was spending a cold grey day in New York, I jumped on a call with him from my base down here in Portugal. We had a long and super interesting conversation all about the

Pegasus Lodges, Punta Cana, and Swell International form the basis of this chat with Ryder Thomas Ryder Thomas is a ...Continue ›


editorial art for switzerland wave pool

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Podcast Episode 6 Season 2: Adam Bonvin and how Switzerland will have waves this March

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  Find out what it takes to build a wave pool in the middle of the Swiss Alps as WavePoolMag podcaster Nick Robinson talks to super-effective-and-incredibly-driven human Adam Bonvin about getting the job done at the Alaia Surf Park...

  Find out what it takes to build a wave pool in the middle of the Swiss Alps as WavePoolMag ...Continue ›


surf coach ru hill on the wave pool mag podcast

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Podcast Episode 5 Season 2: Surf coaching success and the wave pool equation with Ru Hill

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Many peg wave pools as the Supersauce to surf improvement. Unfortunately, this is mostly done in broad, sweeping strokes with emphasis placed solely on the repetition aspect of learning. There are so many finer points to why coaching in a wave pool works. In this podcast we drill down the milli-specifics and share the why and how on-hand training in

Many peg wave pools as the Supersauce to surf improvement. Unfortunately, this is mostly done in broad, sweeping strokes with ...Continue ›


swell mfg

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Podcast Episode 4 Season 2: The new wave pool technology in Arizona

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The company describes their system as a natural surfing lineup with a peak wave rather than a right-session-only or left-session-only option as found in many of today’s wave pools. “Peak waves provide some of the most fun waves at Swell MFG locations,” says Matt. “Options to surf left and right to hone in frontside and backside skills and choice of

The company describes their system as a natural surfing lineup with a peak wave rather than a right-session-only or left-session-only ...Continue ›