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Big, fat fun returns as Stab High rushes Urbnsurf

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Stab announced its annual Stab High event will take place at Melbourne, Australia’s Urbnsurf facility this year. The previous two years were held in Texas at the BSR Surf Resort powered by American Wave Machines. The new venue boasts the southern hemisphere’s first full-size Wavegarden Cove. “Not only will we be on a different continent for Stab High 3.0, but

Stab announced its annual Stab High event will take place at Melbourne, Australia’s Urbnsurf facility this year. The previous two ...Continue ›


Luca doble at surf lakes

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The (almost forgotten) art of longboarding in a wave pool

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Since Kelly’s pool debuted in December of 2015 the world’s machine-generated surf has been the domain of shortboarding. The very first clip of Waco’s wave featured a flip by Hawaiian all-star Seth Moniz. And just like that, the concrete set in our collective wave pool psyche and machine waves became synonymous with high-performance shortboarding. But between the Instagram shares of

Since Kelly’s pool debuted in December of 2015 the world’s machine-generated surf has been the domain of shortboarding. The very ...Continue ›


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Surf Park Summit: A place for wave pool dreamers and developers

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Urbnsurf, The Wave, DSRTsurf, Surf Lakes, Palm Springs Surf Club and others will be sharing their experiences in La Jolla March 31 and April 1... Organizer Jess Ponting’s accent is confusing. Born in Britain but brought up in Australia and aged in California. The result is a mashup of B-List actor royalspeak with flashes of ocker and the occasional SoCal

Urbnsurf, The Wave, DSRTsurf, Surf Lakes, Palm Springs Surf Club and others will be sharing their experiences in La Jolla ...Continue ›


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Television: Tour every surf-able wave pool on planet earth

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What do the world’s wave pools look like from space? Take a tour of every surf-able pool in the world. With help of Google Earth and terabytes of stock footage, we circumnavigated a virtual globe and looped each shreddy wave tub together in this special edit. While this clip allows you a peek at the world's surf-able machines with soliton

What do the world’s wave pools look like from space? Take a tour of every surf-able pool in the world. ...Continue ›


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Listen To Turtle: Pop-culture mojo spawns wave pool brand

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Rip Curl tapped our collective desire to seek out the perfect wave. By translating our collective quest for surf into “The Search,” they created one of the greatest surf-related campaigns ever. But it’s lost on all of us who simply can’t relate to a three-week boat trip in the Mentawai Islands. A like-minded campaign to The Search simply won't work

Rip Curl tapped our collective desire to seek out the perfect wave. By translating our collective quest for surf into ...Continue ›


waco wave pool summer

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Television: Summer vibes in Waco

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In the Northern Hemisphere it’s the dead of winter. Cold. Gray. But typically great surf, depending on your locale. However, trunking it just looks like a dream. Especially when there’s frost on the ground. For many of us now is the perfect time to flashback to this American Wave Machines clip featuring highlights from the Stab High practice rounds. Filmed

In the Northern Hemisphere it’s the dead of winter. Cold. Gray. But typically great surf, depending on your locale. However, ...Continue ›


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Showtime: Circular wave pools past, present and (hopefully) future

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A brief, heavily pixelated history of circular wave pools Kelly had one. Greg Webber had one. Even Wavegarden had one. The quest for an endless wave peeling along a circular wave pool is embedded deep within our collective surf psyche. Even with all the surf-able technological wonders coming to light these past few years, we've yet to see the mythical

A brief, heavily pixelated history of circular wave pools Kelly had one. Greg Webber had one. Even Wavegarden had one. ...Continue ›


mambo art at urbnsurf

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Surf Park Art: Melbourne digs surf roots with Mambo collab

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Urbnsurf inked a deal this week to work with Australian surf brand Mambo. The collab means the Mambo Surf Deluxe capsule collection will light up the wave pool’s on-site surf shop with vibrant party shirts, tees and towels. And, of course, there's art. Ben Brown and Le Grizz are dousing the surf park in color by adding original artwork via

Urbnsurf inked a deal this week to work with Australian surf brand Mambo. The collab means the Mambo Surf Deluxe ...Continue ›


Desert wave pool

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Desert trend for wave pools continues unabated in Arizona

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Wave pool makers are giddy with the prospect of creating surf in arid environs. Las Vegas, the Coachella Valley and now Gilbert and Scottsdale Arizona all have projects in the planning stages. The Strand by entrepreneur John McLaughlin seeks to create a surfing “desert oasis.” The development is generating a lot of interest through social media and on their traditional

Wave pool makers are giddy with the prospect of creating surf in arid environs. Las Vegas, the Coachella Valley and ...Continue ›


Snowdonia instructor Delyth Darlington

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Learn to surf: Top 5 beginner tips from wave pool pro Delyth Darlington

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Learning to surf in a wave pool is different from leaning to surf in the ocean. But the basics that fast-track surfers from kook to capable are constant. A bigger board, practicing your pop-up and finding that paddle sweet-spot help in waves regardless of whether they are salted or fresh. Most importantly, to tie all these pieces of information together

Learning to surf in a wave pool is different from leaning to surf in the ocean. But the basics that ...Continue ›


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Wave pool project gets push from Myrtle Beach tourism department

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Myrtle Beach is a well-known vacation destination on the Atlantic coast with a boardwalk, theme park and Ferris wheel. Along with golf courses, the area attracts 20 million visitors annually. Unfortunately, quality surf in the area is lacking (mostly due to a pesky, shallow continental shelf). American Surf Parks is aiming to bring a surf park to the area with

Myrtle Beach is a well-known vacation destination on the Atlantic coast with a boardwalk, theme park and Ferris wheel. Along ...Continue ›


Wisemans Ferry Retreat wave pool

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Surf Loch roll continues with Sydney-area wave pool announcement

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Surf Loch has been blossoming of late with new pool projects popping up globally. Recently the company was named as the provider for an €800Million project in the south of Spain. Now the expansive work of Tom Lochtefeld will be seen in Australia. Today the Daily Mail reported that the Wisemans Ferry Retreat and Golf Club filed a proposal for

Surf Loch has been blossoming of late with new pool projects popping up globally. Recently the company was named as ...Continue ›


Surf's Up Standing Wave

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Retro TV: Standing wave party with pool royalty Cheyne Magnusson & JOB

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It seems so long ago. Only six years have passed since this episode of Who is JOB aired. Since then, five soliton wave pools have opened up globally while a handful of standing waves have flourished (with some becoming comp stops on a dedicated tour). In that time Cheyne Magnusson has helped thrust BSR Surf Resort onto the main stage

It seems so long ago. Only six years have passed since this episode of Who is JOB aired. Since then, ...Continue ›


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How does Lib Tech’s green surfboard build work? And, well, does it work?

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Fine-tuned Mayhem Puddle Jumper model in an (almost) indestructible ECO ISO build It’s not everyday you can buy a new board, throw it down in the surfshop parking lot and then jump on it (bouncing up and down for good measure). The only time I’ve driven over a surfboard was during an inebriated flat spell in Baja (we kept the boards

Fine-tuned Mayhem Puddle Jumper model in an (almost) indestructible ECO ISO build It’s not everyday you can buy a new ...Continue ›


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Top 5 chlorine wave pools for surfing

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Wanting to go wave pool surfing but still waiting for an invitation to Kelly Slater’s pool? Don’t hold your breath. But know that waterparks and hotels have built some pretty sweet pools for decades now. Typically this first generation of wave pools were chlorinated monstrosities designed to undulate tourists between mai tais and $15 smoothies. In short, they were designed

Wanting to go wave pool surfing but still waiting for an invitation to Kelly Slater’s pool? Don’t hold your breath. ...Continue ›


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Build a wave pool, build a brand (or just sling some tees sans surf park)

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People celebrate surfing through their clothing choices. It sounds weird. And yes, it’s still hard for us to wrap our heads around it. But it’s there. Out there in the frothy ether, the stoke exists. Right now we are observing several brands springing up around freshwater waves. The wave pool merchandise niche is expanding. It’s spreading in places with wave

People celebrate surfing through their clothing choices. It sounds weird. And yes, it’s still hard for us to wrap our ...Continue ›


Intermediate setting at urbnsurf

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Your guide to intermediate wave settings at Urbnsurf

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We’ve yet to find a more captivating video formula than great surfers in great waves. And wavemakers follow this recipe to a T. Urbnsurf isn’t always turned up to 11 letting pros loose in reeling Beast Mode. But that’s the reality of digital surf media and marketing. We want blood. We want a show. But what about those of us

We’ve yet to find a more captivating video formula than great surfers in great waves. And wavemakers follow this recipe ...Continue ›


wavepoolmag surf planner

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Meet the world’s newest wave pool projects

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Our SurfPlanner update includes latest on Japan, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Richmond Virginia, Oahu, Oceanside and New York projects As we update the WavePoolMag Surf Planner for this first chunk of 2020, we find that new projects are popping up everywhere. And while some of these will never break ground and fade into the digital memory, the number of surf

Our SurfPlanner update includes latest on Japan, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Richmond Virginia, Oahu, Oceanside and New York projects As ...Continue ›


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It’s Here: WavePoolMag Merchandise

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We've grown a lot this past year thanks to your curiosity and stoke. And now we're offering a little schwag so you can show your froth for unsalted surfing. Through a design collaboration with San Francisco’s Great Highway Art Gallery and South African artist ZefNick, we commissioned these Tees & Hoodies for our readers. The WavePoolMag merchandise is available on

We've grown a lot this past year thanks to your curiosity and stoke. And now we're offering a little schwag ...Continue ›


Fantasy Island wave pool drawing

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Dream wave pool powered by secret underground volcanic vent

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Think differently. The creative mind is as integral a component to wave pool development as engineering chops. Quite often, that spark of surf inspiration happens visually in the form of a scribble on a napkin or a 12-hour sketchbook bender. Next comes the hours of photo rendering. We’ve profiled several artists here on WavePoolMag as well as major players in

Think differently. The creative mind is as integral a component to wave pool development as engineering chops. Quite often, that ...Continue ›


Shane Beschen and son at Citywave

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Podcast: From cranky pro to pool bro – Shane Beschen opens up

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Find out why one of the few surfers to irritate Slater in the ’90s is emerging as a major player in the wave pool boom Shane Beschen has found an impressive post-Tour career revolving around coaching and wave pools. Top ten surfer throughout the nineties, the only surfer to secure a perfect 30 heat and one of just a handful

Find out why one of the few surfers to irritate Slater in the ’90s is emerging as a major player ...Continue ›


PerfectSwell at Richmond Surf

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World’s largest PerfectSwell to open in Richmond Virginia

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A new development in the suburbs of Richmond Virginia will include the largest-to-date PerfectSwell wave pool by American Wave Machines. Estimates are that the surf park will be twice the size of the famed BSR Surf Resort in Waco and could open as soon as spring 2022. The overall commercial project is called The Lake. Within that, the Richmond Surf

A new development in the suburbs of Richmond Virginia will include the largest-to-date PerfectSwell wave pool by American Wave Machines. ...Continue ›


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Multi-use pass wave pool trend on point at The Wave

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Bristol group announces Surfer Saver program The brand new 180m inland surfing lake near Bristol is the wave pool hit of the Northern Hemisphere. Despite it being deep winter, European and North American surfers are making the pilgrimage to try out the first full-size Wavegarden Cove. To satisfy a hearty local crew of UK surfers the folks at The Wave

Bristol group announces Surfer Saver program The brand new 180m inland surfing lake near Bristol is the wave pool hit ...Continue ›


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“Beast Plus” setting launched for latest Melbourne clip

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Ozzy Wright is fast approaching, like what, 70-years-old or something right? Anyway, the guy’s showmanship panache has not faded during his years surfing and innovating. In a new clip from Urbnsurf he’s joined by Reef Heazlewood and Isabella Nicols as the Melbourne wave pool tests out some settings at Australia’s newest surf spot. “In late December we began testing a

Ozzy Wright is fast approaching, like what, 70-years-old or something right? Anyway, the guy’s showmanship panache has not faded during ...Continue ›


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Foamy and Frothy: Ben Gravy homage to Typhoon Lagoon

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Surfing frothiest YouTuber Ben Gravy re-discovered the chlorinated stoke at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon recently. The man who seeks out and surfs the world’s novelty waves has made a career of documenting his triumphs and shortcomings online. To date he’s surfed several wave pools, dodged rocks at weird inlet mysto spots and surfed all 50 states. This latest clip coincided with

Surfing frothiest YouTuber Ben Gravy re-discovered the chlorinated stoke at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon recently. The man who seeks out and ...Continue ›