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Quick guide to Urbnsurf settings for your post-COVID session

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Urbnsurf has opened back up after serpentining through COVID during another long, cold, lonely winter. But now Australia is opening up to the public - the sun’s out, days are getting longer and the flight traffic at Melbourne International is stacking up. This means the Lucky Country’s favorite public wave pool at the moment (OK, the only one) is firing

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Alaïa Open Winter Cup surf competition

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The uniquely Swiss $75K Alaïa Open Winter Cup open to all

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The inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup surf competition will take place on the weekend of 4/5 December, with warm-up and training sessions on Friday 3 December. This event is open to both international surfers and local Swiss surfers and includes US$75k in prizes with US$32k in prize money. The comp is remarkable for a few reasons, one being that the

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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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Updates to planned Endless Surf pool on the Gold Coast

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After lodging a development application and receiving approval from the Gold Coast City Council earlier this year, the Parkwood project submitted more detailed plans this month. The proposal includes new design images and provides specific details about the surrounding buildings being planned. The Club at Parkwood is already an established attraction on the Gold Coast offering a par 71 golf

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Arizona’s pool total could top 5 surf basins

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The City of Cottonwood, in the middle of Arizona, may become home to the states’ fifth proposed wave pool, one-upping California’s Coachella Valley who has four on the drawing board. If successful, Cottonwood would join Surftown AZ, The Strand, the nearly completed Revel Surf Park and Big Surf. Cottonwood is the epicenter of the Verde Valley wine region and has

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Air Farmer Jackson Dorian’s latest Waco binge

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Jackson Dorian is perfecting airs under the watchful eye of surf coach dad Shane Dorian. In this latest digital episode, young Jackson pulls off a handful of truly, technical, innovative airs. Want to know more about Jackson? Check the below interview from WavePoolMag last year. Like John John and others before him, Jackson Dorian learned to skate and surf about

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Big in Japan: Company famous for bike tracks enters wave pool game

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More wave pools are coming to Japan as JPF, a company with deep experience in bicycle racetracks, just inked a deal with Wavegarden. Plans are to meet the country’s growing demand for surfing by developing up to seven projects in different regions of Japan in the next seven years. Wave pools in Japan kicked off in the 1960s with the

More wave pools are coming to Japan as JPF, a company with deep experience in bicycle racetracks, just inked a ...Continue ›


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Wave pool opposition in the desert: Will Kelly’s wave damage the La Quinta neighborhood?

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As residents take aim at wave pool developments across the globe, we do a deep dive into one project on the front lines, Coral Mountain in La Quinta. Will this wave pool drastically alter the quality of life for nearby residents? Or are neighbors just opposed to any construction done after their own house was built? The recent 3 1/2

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From Coal to Coves: Former English industrial & mining towns turn to wave pools

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Manchester, in the northwest of England, has been approved to receive the country’s next wave pool. While Deal, Kent in the southeast, once England’s busiest port town and host of a former coal mine, is expected to formally submit plans for a surf tub and associated hotel early next year. Manchester - Modern Surf Manchester was a hub of the

Manchester, in the northwest of England, has been approved to receive the country’s next wave pool. While Deal, Kent in ...Continue ›


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How one 14-year-old-grom’s wave pool training is leading to big things

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Fourteen-year-old Erin Brooks made Insta-fame recently with a series of innovative punts in Waco including a jaw-dropping one-footed air and a Kerrupt flip. But the wonder grom and standout at the latest Stab High Ladybirds event, has been slowly climbing the technical ladder in aerial surfing for a few years now. Her training has taken her to new heights in

Fourteen-year-old Erin Brooks made Insta-fame recently with a series of innovative punts in Waco including a jaw-dropping one-footed air and ...Continue ›


Surf longer tips

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Form a healthy post-surfing routine with these practices

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The moment has come and many of us are finally getting the chance to get back in the water and surf. However, surf coach Cahill Bell-Warren warns that a lengthy lull means you’ll likely be overwhelmed by the experience again, with mistakes and fatigue you haven’t experienced since the first day you surfed. So to let your body readjust, you’ll need to

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Surf Ranch finds sweet spot with WSL longboard event

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Honolua Blomfield and Edouard Delpero claimed respective victories at the Cuervo Surf Ranch Classic in beautiful form. The prevailing winds seen on Day 1 gave way to clean conditions throughout Finals Day as Blomfield and Delpero put on a show to secure big wins. This result gives both victors 10,000 valuable points toward the rankings and their hunt for a

Honolua Blomfield and Edouard Delpero claimed respective victories at the Cuervo Surf Ranch Classic in beautiful form. The prevailing winds ...Continue ›


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Unit Surf Pool to build 16meter wide wave in Baja

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A 1200-acre development in Los Cabos, Baja California Mexico will break ground on its first phase of construction this month, October 2021. Included in this initial phase is the world’s largest Unit Surf Pool that will be open to the public in Fall 2022. The new development, spearheaded by Sean Doyle, is named after the beloved native coastal shrub, Damiana.

A 1200-acre development in Los Cabos, Baja California Mexico will break ground on its first phase of construction this month, ...Continue ›


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Surf Park Summit panel explores surfing’s evolution

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Sean Penn recently mentioned running into his inspiration for the salted and fried Jeff Spicoli character he brought to life in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Penn’s work in the film simultaneously hit the nail on the head - we all know a dude like that - while also helping cement the surfer stereotype. But does that portrayal, almost 40

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Volcom’s wave-pool obsessed designer kicks off their own brand

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So, wave pool-themed T-Shirts is a thing now. Brands include Lemoore Surf Club, the Palm Springs Surf Club and the highly visible Country Club Surf Club. All three brands are running hot on social channels and in select retail outlets fuelled by the unique juxtaposition of the shaggy surf aesthetic with private club exclusivity. It’s a brave new world out

So, wave pool-themed T-Shirts is a thing now. Brands include Lemoore Surf Club, the Palm Springs Surf Club and the ...Continue ›


Title: Ka’ana Wave Co announces manufacturing partnership to deliver innovative wave-making system

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Ka’ana Wave Co enters production deal with AdvanTec

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This week Ka’ana Wave Co. formally announced an agreement with leading manufacturer AdvanTec Global Innovations Inc. The partnership gives Ka’ana the resources required to rapidly scale up manufacturing to provide global service and support for their CM7-Series installations. Ka’ana’s first CM7-Medium-wave machine, capable of producing a variety of deep-water, stationary waves, is already in production with the legacy marine engineering

This week Ka’ana Wave Co. formally announced an agreement with leading manufacturer AdvanTec Global Innovations Inc. The partnership gives Ka’ana ...Continue ›


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Wave pool company Westlake banking on the family surf set

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When it comes to media and surfing these days it’s all about gargantuan airs, the largest waves and longest barrels. Along with a few spine-tingling and face slapping wipeouts to really round out the experience. It’s all epic achievements and entertaining fails. But where’s the middle ground that most of us actually inhabit on the performance index? Wave pools are

When it comes to media and surfing these days it’s all about gargantuan airs, the largest waves and longest barrels. ...Continue ›


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How core are you? Fabrizio Passetti made his own artificial leg so he could surf

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With so much emphasis on adaptive surfing and wave pools, it's easy to get the impression that any surfing amputee can do it. But, there are so many things that enter the equation beyond sheer drive and determination. You have to find the right equipment for one, which means being equal parts athlete and inventor. Many prosthetics are simply designed

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Television: Wisemans Ferry and Surf Loch details

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Yes, it's a promotional video, but if you filter it through critical thinking, you can learn heaps about Wisemans Ferry Surf Lodge and Surf Loch without choking on advertorial. We were stoked to be sent this clip and discover how Surf Loch's dual peak setup will actually work at the 24-caisson design. We also discovered why the surf at Wiseman's

Yes, it's a promotional video, but if you filter it through critical thinking, you can learn heaps about Wisemans Ferry ...Continue ›


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Perth wave park gets green light from State Government

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Aventuur has today been named by the Western Australian Government as the winners in the push to build a wave pool in Perth. The $80 million proposal was selected via a competitive bidding process put forth by the gov't and involved several departments and agencies across tourism, sport, lands, planning and transport. The next-generation wave park will be the largest

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Surf Berlin? Yeah, it’s a thing now with the latest wave pool vision

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Berlin, actually just less than an hour outside of Berlin, will host the world’s newest wave pool as Surf Era announced plans this week to build an Endless Surf wave tub. The city of Fürstenwalde/Spree is accessible by bus, car or train from downtown Berlin and lies on the main rail line from Berlin to Frankfurt. The town has 32,000

Berlin, actually just less than an hour outside of Berlin, will host the world’s newest wave pool as Surf Era ...Continue ›


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Cringe or Binge? The Ultimate Surfer drama goes down at Kelly’s wave pool

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The Ultimate Surfer is a Bachelor-esque reality TV show that pits 7 men and 7 women against each other in competitions at Kelly Slater's Surf Ranch. Each week two contestants are eliminated until a men's and women's champ walks away with $100K and wildcard slots into 3 yet-to-be-determined WSL CT events. Just after the WSL euthanized the Surf Ranch Pro,

The Ultimate Surfer is a Bachelor-esque reality TV show that pits 7 men and 7 women against each other in ...Continue ›


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Coral Mountain meets resistance from neighbors

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As the Coral Mountain Resort private development and its associated wave pool in La Quinta, Coachella Valley, California comes closer to reality, local opposition arises. While wave pool developers have their wave heights, length of ride, frequency of swells, and hollowness, all dialed into their pools plans, there’s one aspect, a simpler choice, which can cause everything to grind to

As the Coral Mountain Resort private development and its associated wave pool in La Quinta, Coachella Valley, California comes closer ...Continue ›


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What are the best POV camera mount options for a wave pool?

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The best POV camera mount options for surfing a wave pool are: mouthpiece, rail mount, front pole mount, front-facing board mount, back-facing board mount and rear pole mount. Which one works best for you is a matter of skill level and personal taste. Here is what each POV looks like as used by Aaron Withers at The Wave in Bristol.

The best POV camera mount options for surfing a wave pool are: mouthpiece, rail mount, front pole mount, front-facing board ...Continue ›


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What happened to BJ Penn? Unraveling the How and the Why of a surf tragedy

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A wave pool near-death experience places surf tank safety in the spotlight and forces the question "How do you make safety standards for a wave pool?" This week UFC superstar BJ Penn posted about his near-death experience at an un-named wave pool when he got sucked into the engine room. In the Instagram post, Penn shared his nightmare in great

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