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Urbnsurf Melbourne will resume operations next week

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Urbnsurf announced today that they will reopen to the public on Friday, June 19th. The statement comes at the same time the Victorian Government is easing restrictions for sport and recreation. The new regulations limit the number of users to 20 per separate area of outdoor swimming pool. “On re-opening, up to 18 surfers will be permitted on each side

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SurfPark Resort aims for opening in São Paulo late 2021

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Fabio Ferraz, along with his team leads Surfpark Resort, an ambitious project to build the largest independent surf park network spread around the world. The concept is to create wave pools for surfing set in a family fun environment. What that pans out to look like exactly, either BSR Surf Resort barbecue fun or Far Far A Bay indoor New

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Cove wave pool to land in western Germany

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Surfers across Europe, in particular Germany, will be pleased to know that a Wavegarden Cove is planned just 20 minutes from Düsseldorf. Wavegarden announced that Krefeld City, in western Germany, will host a Cove. The new €25Million development by the Elakari Group anticipates completing the job by summer 2023. The surf park’s location is key to attracting an estimated 200,000

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Look for standing waves to enhance Multi-Wave Surf Parks

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Currently, chatter in the wave pool industry is about the future of Multi-Wave Surf Parks - that is, destinations with more than one type of surf-able technology. It’s a term for a place like BSR Cable Park in Waco - with its wakeboard center and water attractions - but surf-specific. The idea is that Multi-Wave Surf Parks will offer several

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How safe is it to surf in a wave pool during COVID-19?

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In the US and around the world ocean lineups today look much like they did pre-COVID-19 with surfers returning as lockdown rules ease. Wave pool operators shut doors months ago following government guidelines and now eye a global re-opening, leaving many of us to ask “how safe are wave pools in this era of COVID-19?” There is a lot of

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What does 2X Freshwater Pro champ Gabby have under his feet?

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It’s a unique time for surfing. Not just because of wave pools, but because for the past decade regular surfers have had access to the exact same designs as pro team riders. With the advent of brand models, those magic recipes are replicated with each board. And, as more surfers take to surf parks those of us not on tour

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Celebrating the ordinary: 5 waves, 4 fails

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We love raw footage. It offers a real view of wave pool sessions. Mostly what we see on the interweb is slick, primped, primed and calculated slices of digital stoke curated by professionals. The result? We all feel a little deflated when we see real footage of ourselves surfing. In case you need a reminder of our collective surfing shortcomings,

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With Paris project industry giant WhiteWater jumps into the surf park market

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Until now, the kingdom of wave pool makers has been limited to a handful of frontrunners including Wavegarden and Kelly Slater - both of whom created their systems from scratch. But what if a company that had been in the wave pool game since 1980 put its waterpark muscle behind surf-specific wave pools? That is exactly what’s happening as WhiteWater,

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How do wave pools work? 7 ways machines make waves

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Engineering is a monster. And personally, it scares me. Why? Because stacking cinderblocks and building things in only one shape (square!) is pretty much the peak of my engineering accomplishments. But I love to surf, especially in wave pools. So thankfully the world has Wavegardens, PerfectSwells, SurfLochs, Surf Lakes, and a few others. And these companies love to engineer waves.

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Sao Paulo wave pool construction begins

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The Praia da Drama wave pool project just received their Wavegarden machinery this week. In a social media post, Wavegarden celebrated the arrival of the components necessary to build a surf park. “Today, the trucks pulled up Praia da Grama just outside of Sau Paulo, Brazil and commenced unloading the 52 modules, water treatment system, e-houses and some other equipment

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Surf Lakes refines system, plans for live webcasts and virtual tours

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Wave pool makers Surf Lakes reports they are busy working on a new liner at their Yeppoon research and development site among other things. The company said that testing has been carried out recently on several surface options with one standing tall, and being seemingly unbreakable under weight-loading and stress testing. The new solution is reported to be stronger and

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Video clips show alternative wave pool technology

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This month SwellSpot, the technology behind a planned Richmond Virginia wave pool, aired clips of its technology in action. The new YouTube clips show the wave machine working at both one-tenth scale and full scale. SwellSpot’s footage of the demo facility shows a series of 10 large levers pushing out muddy waves in a few different sequences and varieties. Walter

This month SwellSpot, the technology behind a planned Richmond Virginia wave pool, aired clips of its technology in action. The ...Continue ›


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American Surf Parks hits final planning stages

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Hot on the release of new wave pool renderings, the Myrtle Beach Wavegarden Cove facility by American Surf Parks is ready to break ground. The facility will be a maximum-sized Cove covering five acres, or about six football fields within a 12-acre development. “We just went through City Council again this morning and received overwhelming unanimous support for the project,”

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This clip makes us bite our nails even harder waiting for the lockdown to lift

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Will the COVID-19 lockdown become just a blip in our collective memory of things-we-did-at-one-time like hours on MySpace, programming our VCRs or digging out a nuclear bomb shelter? We hope so. In the pursuit of putting COVID-19 behind us, Urbnsurf and FCS launched a “life before the lockdown” wave pool clip featuring star players. Sally Fitz, Julian Wilson, Isabella Nichols

Will the COVID-19 lockdown become just a blip in our collective memory of things-we-did-at-one-time like hours on MySpace, programming our ...Continue ›


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Sorcery: Florida wave pool curse fact or fiction?

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Sometimes America’s can-do spirit and moxie just don’t work out. Trending FloridaMan feats like tossing alligators through drive-thru windows or trying to shoot down hurricanes captivate us because FloridaMan tries and fails brilliantly. "A" for effort means a lot in The States even if it is a stupid idea in the first place.When the World Surf League sunk $6million into

Sometimes America’s can-do spirit and moxie just don’t work out. Trending FloridaMan feats like tossing alligators through drive-thru windows or ...Continue ›


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When can we surf Berlin? Surf Era project digs in

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With pulled back blond curls and the beginnings of a feral beard, Eirik Randow looks a bit like a younger, decidedly Germanic Mark Occhilupo. Despite English as a second language, he’s more well-spoken than Occy (sorry Occ!) As the Founder and CEO of Surf Era, both a B2B and B2C wave pool company, he reached out to us on LinkedIn

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WSL announces new “surf-off format” to decide world champ

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The WSL said today that due to the continued evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are postponing or canceling all events, at all levels of competition, through the end of June and will continue to monitor the situation and make the next call in early June.  The WSL has also announced an evolved Tours and Competitions format for 2021 covering

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Are wave pools out of line with COVID-19 refund policies?

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People around the world are losing jobs and businesses are shutting their doors despite loans and injections of cash from government agencies. During this Black Swan event, economists are predicting a downturn deeper than the Great Recession of 2008 and on par with the Great Depression of the 1930s. In our little corner of the world, a few surf media

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How many wave pools are there in the world?

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We did our best research this week to answer the one question we get asked all the time: "How many wave pools are there in the world?" Well, we have to qualify that by firing back – do you mean “open,” “planned,” “under construction” or “sketched-on-a-school-folder?" The results are mixed. And a brief takeaway would look something like the below:

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Are things getting weird at your house during the lockdown?

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Life is strange right now. Some of us are using the lockdown time to better ourselves with YouTube cooking classes, podcasts on home organization and online yoga. All good corners of self-improvement. But many of us are discovering it’s really hard to stay the course after four weeks (depending on your corner of the world) indoors. Beyond bettering yourself what

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Number of waves surfed at Urbnsurf this year into the millions…

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While the world economy shuts down and health care systems globally strain under the new demands of COVID-19, it’s a fair time to seek out distractions. First priority during this pandemic is health and safety which, depending on where you live, can either be as simple as staying inside or as difficult as locating complicated medical equipment. Let’s hope for

While the world economy shuts down and health care systems globally strain under the new demands of COVID-19, it’s a ...Continue ›


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Time Warp: ASP mullet wave pool party in Japan

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Tim Bonython’s known for the "Big Wave Project," a jaw-dropping annually updated cinematic adrenaline fest that tours Australia each year like the surf films of yesterday. At the height of mullet-era pro surfing, Mr. Bonython hit the Marui Wave Pool Pro to record Damian Hardman, (the Tour's most tactical world champ pre-Kelly) take the win in really crap waves. Along

Tim Bonython’s known for the "Big Wave Project," a jaw-dropping annually updated cinematic adrenaline fest that tours Australia each year ...Continue ›


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Global report on how Covid-19 is affecting wave pools and surf parks

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Wave pool operations have shut down at Urbnsurf, The Wave and BSR Surf Resort, with the cartoon reality of New Jersey’s Far Far A Bay dimmed along with the rest of the world’s shopping malls. But the impact of the lockdown across the burgeoning wave-pool sphere extends far beyond these temporary gate closures. WavePoolMag interviewed the world’s wavemakers to see

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Things to watch during lockdown that aren’t Tiger King

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This deep into the lockdown many of us have exhausted our favorite watch lists. And unfortunately, the low-hanging fruit on our playlists have expired. In the interest of keeping the community sane during the pandemic, here is a list of some must-see, might’ve-missed-it, and how-do-I-pass-the-time-until-I-fall-asleep? programming. Enjoy. Watch John John at Kelly’s One of the world’s favorite surfers enjoying 11-time

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SurfPool system at Palm Springs Surf Club

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With several projects and proof-of-concept, here’s why SurfLoch’s time is now

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SurfLoch has joined the A-Listers American Wave Machines, Wavegarden Cove, Kelly Slater Wave Company and Surf Lakes in proof-of-concept wave pools for surfing. But SurfLoch has really been there all along. Tom Lochtefeld knows the water-pushing game better than most. He cofounded Raging Waters in the eighties then invented and patented the sheet-wave standard of the day, the FlowRider in

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