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Update: Hawaii wave pool count continues to grow

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Wave pool surfing in Hawaii could become a thing as four projects, Wai Kai, Honokea, Surf Lakes and The Endless Summer Resort eye a range of development possibilities. The wave pools, while mostly focused on Oahu near Ewa Beach, are also planned for the outer Islands. The birthplace of surfing could be known as the home of modern wave pool

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Greg Webber thoughts

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Greg Webber – The Fastest Brain in Surfing

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It was a searching, penetrating - slightly red-eyed from salt and wind - stare that I found disconcerting. That, the Aussie drawl, and the missing front tooth gave me the impression I was under scrutiny from some intense Pacific pirate. I was stoked to finally meet Greg Webber, but out of everyone in the group, he was the only one

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Shizunami pool Japan’s most sought after wave

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The new PerfectSwell wave pool in Shizunami, Japan hosted Team USA for a training session just ahead of the Olympics. The team took advantage of the Surf Stadium venue to run through moves on the eve of the Tokyo Games. This year, surfing will make its debut at the Olympics with pro-surfers Carissa Moore, Caroline Marks, John John Florence, and

The new PerfectSwell wave pool in Shizunami, Japan hosted Team USA for a training session just ahead of the Olympics. ...Continue ›


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Quick catchup: 5 years of Surf Lakes

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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. Despite this major triumph, the small machine sat in Aaron's backyard in Brisbane. Then in July 2016 with the help of Engenuity Solutions (Dr. Chris Hawley,

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BSR Surf Resort

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The Big List: prices, times, notes for all the world’s wave pools

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How many surf-able wave pools are there in the world? As of today, there are 18 wave pools in the world open and semi-open to the public with dedicated surfing hours - Hint: to find a wave pool opening near you soon, check the WavePoolMag Surf Planner. In this guide, we list hours, prices and features of the world's surfable

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The Battle for Perth Part Two: Urbnsurf & Endless Surf

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Perth wants a wave pool. So much so that the city allocated a 5.7-hectare lot adjacent to the Kwinana Freeway and Cockburn train station. Then they pitted veterans of the surf pool space Aventuur and Urbnsurf against each other in the bid to build Western Australia’s first wave park. The two parties have a tangled history. Aventuur and Andrew Ross, the

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how do standing wave pools work?

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The Big List: 6 Rapid Wave Pool Technologies and How They Work

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What is a standing wave? Also known as a stationary wave or rapid wave, in surfing terms it is a wave with moving, surf-able water that contains the characteristics of a river rapid wave. Standing wave pools are human made stationary waves designed to produce a wide variety of rapid waves. How do these waves differ from the surf in

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A few more deets on the Praia da Grama wave pool in Brazil

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The new wave pool in Brazil grabbed the world's attention last month with clips of Brazilian surf royalty enjoying Beast mode tubes and special aerial sections. But beyond the likes of Ian Gouveia and Miguel Pupo ripping, the project signals the first private club surf tank model. Press materials claim it is the first private wave pool in the world,

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city of perth waits for wave pool

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The Battle for Perth Part One: Aventuur & The Cove

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Perth wants a wave pool. So much so that the city allocated a 5.7-hectare lot adjacent to the Kwinana Freeway and Cockburn train station. Then they pitted veterans of the surf pool space Aventuur and Urbnsurf against each other in the bid to build Western Australia’s first wave park. The two parties have a tangled history. Andrew Ross built Urbnsurf Melbourne

Perth wants a wave pool. So much so that the city allocated a 5.7-hectare lot adjacent to the Kwinana Freeway and ...Continue ›


Thermal Beach wave pool art

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Update: What’s going on with the Thermal Beach wave pool

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The Thermal Beach Club by WhiteStar Development was approved by Riverside County, California recently, however we've not heard any further announcements regarding the advancement of the project. This wave pool when completed will be the fourth in the Coachella Valley. Here is what we know as of July, 2021... 150 miles from the Pacific Ocean, in the Californian desert town

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Art Study: How running out of air inspired a series of wave paintings

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Italian artist Nicola Di Liegro paints. He paints abstract murals and canvases and caught our eye due to his refreshing take on waves. The art looks nothing like the airbrushed tropical fantasy we’ve come to expect from the surf art world. Instead, it’s abstract, textured and a bit industrial. Like his art, Nicola’s description of creating is refreshing as well.

Italian artist Nicola Di Liegro paints. He paints abstract murals and canvases and caught our eye due to his refreshing ...Continue ›


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World’s first wave pool boardriders club fires up

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Under bright lights, Urbnsurf Melbourne hosted their inaugural Boardriders club competition, the Winter Classic on Friday night, Jul 2nd, 2021. The event was the first boardriders club competition held in a surf park in Australia (possibly the world) and featured a field of 28 surfers across a range of abilities, with the focus on fun and building culture. A unique

Under bright lights, Urbnsurf Melbourne hosted their inaugural Boardriders club competition, the Winter Classic on Friday night, Jul 2nd, 2021. ...Continue ›


wave pool in hawaii could be Surf Lakes Australia Design

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Plan set to put one or two Surf Lakes on each Hawaiian Island

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The next wave pool in Hawaii could be a Surf Lakes design on either Maui or Oahu as the company enters deal with Peter Savio Surf Lakes International entered another Exclusive Territory Agreement (ETA) today for Hawaii. The announcement comes just after the Australian wavemakers signed a deal with a group in China. The agreement between Surf Lakes and Peter

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The best surfer you’ve never heard of hits Alaia Bay, eyes CT cut

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French standout Jorgann Couzinet has been battling through the QS for a couple of years and come within a hair of making the CT. For three years he sat right at the cutoff point for the Big Show and for three years he was edged out by the slimmest of margins. This September he will fly to Huntington Beach to

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dany taylor image from surf lakes

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WavePoolMag Photographer Series Episode 3, Dany Taylor of Surf Lakes

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Making salted surf look magnificent, ethereal, moody and mythical is rather easy given that it’s, well, the ocean. Giving something human-made a nature-made aura is one of the biggest challenges in photography. No dolphins, salt spray, Technicolor reefs or random imperfections. Wave pools are just stick-to-the-blueprint trappings of measured water and machine output. But to make them appear natural? That

Making salted surf look magnificent, ethereal, moody and mythical is rather easy given that it’s, well, the ocean. Giving something ...Continue ›


PerfectSwell in Richmond

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Richmond Virginia wave pool gets county approval

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The Lakefront surf park development in Chesterfield County got a green light from county supervisors to go ahead and break ground. The 105-acre property will feature a 13- acre lake for water-based activity and a large wave pool of undisclosed technology. According to ABC News in Virginia community members voiced support for the 1000-plus unit development which will reside at

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New Wave Pool Palm Desert

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DSRT Surf issues new renderings, opening date and call to investors

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On the heels of DSRT surf’s approval by the local council, the company issued a marketing release this week extolling the virtues of the project, as well as new renderings and information. DSRT Surf Resort is forecast to complete their wave pool in a two-and-a-half years time with their hotel and resort finishing in two years. The group is also

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Meet the latest addition to the rapid wave space, ADG’s EpicSurf

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This week Aquatic Development Group announced the launch of their new EpicSurf stationary surf wave which was unveiled to the wave pool market during a virtual trade show. EpicSurf, engineered and manufactured at ADG’s headquarters in Upstate New York, is a true deep-water wave fully compatible with traditional surfing equipment. It is designed to appeal to both the expert and

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Decoding the 4 sections of the Surf Ranch

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To most of us the reeling rights and lefts of the Surf Ranch just look like a perfect 45-second run. But to the competitors and their coaches, it’s a series of sections broken down to maximise scoring potential. Four to be exact. We got the lowdown from Aussie surfcoach Martin Dunn on how a section-by-section approach separates the wildcards from

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Wave pools have the unique opportunity to be female-focused

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With wave pools well on their way to becoming the norm, expect to see more females and families planning holidays that meet their requests - as moms, as women, and as pros looking to log serious wave time.  For surfers that means chlorinated travel destinations could replace salt water ones “I think that you can make certain comparisons to surf

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Modern Surf Manchester

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New images released for Manchester wave pool

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Modern Surf Manchester made the news cycle this week with design plans officially submitted to Trafford Council by Leslie Jones Architecture and developers McKinney Group. The new design plans give more detail than previous ones the project floated through press agencies. In the latest renderings, we get a glimpse of the skate park and Wavegarden Cove layout, both with unique

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Waves at Urbnsurf

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Tips for your first wave pool session after lockdown

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Surf Coach Cahill Bell-Warren shares expert advice about how to ease back into the pool after an extended dry spell... After what will have felt like an eternal flat spell, Urbnsurf Melbourne is back open! Launching into a surf session will naturally be on the minds of Victorian surfers, particularly the Melbourne Metro surfers who have been unable to wax

Surf Coach Cahill Bell-Warren shares expert advice about how to ease back into the pool after an extended dry spell... ...Continue ›


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Why is Kelly’s wave pool in Austin not moving forward?

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They were not the headlines we were hoping for. “Austin Surf Ranch ready to open” or “Kelly Slater Surf Ranch fills Austin wave tub.” These would kindle our stoke and quicken our pulse. But no. Instead, local platform Austonia picked up the comatose Kelly Slater Wave Co project at the abandoned NLand site and digital surf media pounced. Stab and

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map of south america

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The South American connection – how three companies are making surf

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Wave pool technology has long been a mostly American and European business, with a few behemoths leading the pack and a handful of smaller players.  Scottish-made Murphy’s Waves, for example, has put its technology in places from Dubai to Beijing. American Wave Machines Inc., meanwhile, has waves breaking from Texas to Japan, and has permits for locations in Florida and

Wave pool technology has long been a mostly American and European business, with a few behemoths leading the pack and ...Continue ›


Julie and Emily Nishimoto at wave park

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POV: A guide to Wave Park with Julie & Emily Nishimoto

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At WavePoolMag we like to give readers as much information as possible about the world’s surf tubs. You can find that in our Surf Planner guide, a map detailing the world’s upcoming wave pools, and in our Tech Guide. Sisters Emily and Julie Nishimoto recently made the jaunt from Hawaii to Wave Park South Korea. In a video clip, the

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