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Rip curl gromsearch national champs at bsr surf resort

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American GromSearch champs crowned at BSR Surf Resort

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The 21st Rip Curl GromSearch National Final presented by Banzai Bowls wrapped up its most challenging season yet on the freshwater peaks of the BSR Surf Resort in Waco, TX. A season that saw qualifiers battle it out via video submission came together in one of the most spectacular shows in junior surfing history. Four divisions composed of four surfers

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Baptiste Caulonque and Andrew Thatcher

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Industry Update: Endless Surf adds key positions

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Growing wave-making technology company adds surf park veteran Baptiste Caulonque as Chief Commercial Officer and Andrew Thatcher as new Vice President of Business Development... It has been almost a year since WhiteWater launched Endless Surf to the world, and what a year it has been. Despite going in and out of pandemic lockdowns, travel restrictions, and economic uncertainty in many

Growing wave-making technology company adds surf park veteran Baptiste Caulonque as Chief Commercial Officer and Andrew Thatcher as new Vice ...Continue ›


surf lakes wave pool design

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USA looking very Surf Lakes friendly with the addition of Florida and Texas licenses

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Surf Lakes is keeping busy in the lead-up to their Yeppoon tank going public. While inventor Aaron Trevis and crew file reams of paperwork for local approval, globally their licensing arm is securing new territories - much of it in the USA. Surf Lakes said their ever-expanding global sales team has been fielding many inquiries and then determining which of

Surf Lakes is keeping busy in the lead-up to their Yeppoon tank going public. While inventor Aaron Trevis and crew ...Continue ›


BSR Surf Resort

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

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Do you know how many wave pools there are in the world? First you need to quantify that list. General water park wave pools not designed for surfing by far out number surf-focused pools like the Kelly Slater Surf Ranch. As of today, there are 18 wave pools in the world open and semi-open to the public with dedicated surfing

Do you know how many wave pools there are in the world? First you need to quantify that list. General ...Continue ›


art dennis harroun desert sky wave pool

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Art Study: 3D printing wave pools with Dennis Harroun

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Dennis Harroun spent the entire pandemic in the desert dreaming up and making wave sculptures to pass the time and retain as much sanity as possible. As a kid he learned to surf on The Big Island before being relocated to Albuquerque New Mexico. So he spent as much time as possible at a local wave pool getting thrashed about

Dennis Harroun spent the entire pandemic in the desert dreaming up and making wave sculptures to pass the time and ...Continue ›


Jina Kim at Wave park

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Local Knowledge: Let’s hit South Korea’s wave Park with Jina Kim

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One of the great things about wave pools is that they level the playing field in terms of which corners of the world have good surf. South Korea is not the Gold Coast of Australia in terms of wave quality. But Wave Park’s giant Cove wave pool ensures consistent sizzling surf in an area that relies on the rare wind

One of the great things about wave pools is that they level the playing field in terms of which corners ...Continue ›


Atlanta

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Atlanta eyes “access to all” wave pool project for locals and neo-locals

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The "City in a Forest" is well-known as the filming location for The Walking Dead, music stars like Ludacris and Usher, horrendous traffic and a major launch point for the Civil Rights movement. And now, it might become known as the home to Georgia's first wave pool. Running through the center of the city, the Chattahoochee River keeps Atlanta just

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Livorno’s heartbreaking work of staggering genius never had a chance

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In Italy politics always rule. Everyone knows it. If it's not politics then it is bureaucracy or some legislative bulimia that kneecaps projects, new ideas and ultimately innovation. These elements combined to kill the wave pool project at Livorno, a pretty town overlooking the sea of Tuscany, whose fate seems to be that of early death. Today ‘Wave Park Livorno’

In Italy politics always rule. Everyone knows it. If it's not politics then it is bureaucracy or some legislative bulimia ...Continue ›


wave park south korea

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What you need to know: Trip guide to Wave Park in Siheung South Korea

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Wave Park opened its doors this week for the 2021 season. Here are wave pool prices, hours, stay options and much more about the world's biggest public surf park Wave Park in South Korea is the wave pool du jour after spiking everyone's dopamine levels with social media nuggets of long rides, deep barrels and new air sections. Wave Park

Wave Park opened its doors this week for the 2021 season. Here are wave pool prices, hours, stay options and ...Continue ›


ka'ana wave company prototype

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What if you created Kelly’s Wave, but standing still?

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The most exciting thing about the wave pool space is that it’s constantly evolving. Currently, surf tanks are neatly defined as producing either traveling waves or rapid (stationary) waves. But what happens when something new emerges that defies previous classifications? The new Ka’ana Wave Co. system is a rapid wave, but it also resembles a boat wake perfect for wake

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wave pool television

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Know Your History: That one thing from that one movie, Lost Atlas

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Surf cinema virtuoso and talented artist Kai Neville tapped the world’s wave pool potential a decade ago with a two-minute segment in Lost Atlas. At the Siam Wave Park in the Canary Islands, Kolohe Andino, Julian Wilson, and Evan Geiselman air-reverse to their heart's content in a nighttime shoot punctuated by fireworks and set to a trippy cacophony of synthesizer

Surf cinema virtuoso and talented artist Kai Neville tapped the world’s wave pool potential a decade ago with a two-minute ...Continue ›


urbnsurf surfaid cup melbourne

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SurfAid partners with Urbnsurf for next fundraising event

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SurfAid is kicking off 2021 by partnering with Urbnsurf for the return of the SurfAid Cup. The Cup will be attended by many surfing legends including Layne Beachley and Josh Kerr. Held this coming Friday April 16th, this is the first time the fundraising event will be hosted at Victoria’s Urbnsurf located just outside of Melbourne. The wave pool is

SurfAid is kicking off 2021 by partnering with Urbnsurf for the return of the SurfAid Cup. The Cup will be ...Continue ›


Groms at Surf Lakes in Yeppoon

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Will Texas be getting a Surf Lakes wave pool?

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A news report out of Texas last week said Australian wave pool maker Surf Lakes is scouting areas in North Texas for a new surf park According to the report, Dallas’ Edge Realty Partners is seeking locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for projects that will be using Surf Lakes technology. Developers are looking for sites ranging in size from

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Deep Dive: So how much energy does a wave pool use?

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When it comes to wave pool energy use there are no easy metrics. Once you enter wave size, frequency, intensity, length of ride, and more, it's difficult to get an apples-to-apples comparison. But we wanted answers. We dug in, and this is what we found… It’s a strange place to be existentially - using energy to create waves, something that’s

When it comes to wave pool energy use there are no easy metrics. Once you enter wave size, frequency, intensity, ...Continue ›


Kent Miller-Randle

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Local spotlight & local knowledge: Kent Miller-Randle of Urbnsurf

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Welcome to our new Locals feature where we meet the wave-pool obsessed, where they surf and discover what traumatic life event made them this way. Each guest also provides insider information on their local wave pool - the cool stuff you don’t get from the Instagram clips or company website. From water temps to those weird anomalies in the wave

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maud le car surfing in switzerland

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Surfing in Switzerland through the eyes of Maud Le Car

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Can you pull into an ice-cold keg like vegan pro surfer and accomplished artist Maud Le Car? Didn't think so. The Volcom team rider from the Caribbean isle of Saint Martin lives in Southwest France, hitting the throaty beaches of Hossegor whenever it's firing. Maud is no stranger to wave pools. She was one of the early Cove stars in

Can you pull into an ice-cold keg like vegan pro surfer and accomplished artist Maud Le Car? Didn't think so. ...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 ›


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Largest rapid wave in the US to open in May

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Lakeside Surf, with (currently) the world’s largest Citywave is preparing to open to the public on May 1, 2021. The highly anticipated opening has been pushed back multiple times; most recently delayed nearly a year due to the global pandemic. While the impact of the pandemic has delayed completion of some portions of the project, the world’s largest rapid wave

Lakeside Surf, with (currently) the world’s largest Citywave is preparing to open to the public on May 1, 2021. The ...Continue ›


mesa arizon amain image

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More about the technology driving Arizona’s newest wave pool

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More about Swell MFG A lot of questions came up after this week’s announcement about the USA’s newest wave pool, Cannon Beach in Mesa Arizona. To answer some of the queries and to get more information on the new, unseen tech we sat down with Matt Gunn, one of the creators of Swell MFG, the technology that will power the

More about Swell MFG A lot of questions came up after this week’s announcement about the USA’s newest wave pool, ...Continue ›


image of abandoned waterslide

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America’s waterpark wasteland could fuel a huge boom in wave pools

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Take a look at America’s cultural waste bin and you’ll find alongside those neon Gotcha thigh-high shorts the bleached-out fiberglass waterslides born in the Regan era. But all things old become new again. Don’t they? Sometimes they even make sense. And while something like a retro fixed-gear bike doesn’t really make sense, a dilapidated waterpark transformed into a next-generation wave

Take a look at America’s cultural waste bin and you’ll find alongside those neon Gotcha thigh-high shorts the bleached-out fiberglass ...Continue ›


jackson bunch at the surf ranch

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Surf Ranch hosts Akila Aipa board jam

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The Flat Earth is Kelly Slater and Akila Aipa's performance Twin Fin that works with either two fins, or two fins plus a trailer.This new video breaks down exactly how one of Maui's best up-and-coming talents prefers to set up his Flat Earth, relative to the type of waves he's riding it in.Jackson Bunch is a Hawaii State Champion under Akila's mentorship

The Flat Earth is Kelly Slater and Akila Aipa's performance Twin Fin that works with either two fins, or two ...Continue ›


artist rendering of desert wave pool

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Revel Surf breaks ground in the Arizona desert

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Two wave pool firsts are set to go down shortly in Arizona as SwellMFG and Unit unveil their technology to the American public and the world. Cannon Beach Development Group announced today that construction is officially underway on the highly anticipated Revel Surf Park, a recreation, entertainment, and retail destination in Mesa, Arizona. Cannon Beach is a 37-acre mixed-use development

Two wave pool firsts are set to go down shortly in Arizona as SwellMFG and Unit unveil their technology to ...Continue ›


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Six years in with property and approval, Long Island Surf Park eyes the big dig

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The site plan for Long Island Surf Park was fully approved last week, pushing New York’s first surf-focused wave pool that much closer to the finish line. At 52,000 square feet, the wave pool will be a tad smaller than an American football field and surrounded by the usual surf park amenities. The Long Island Surf Park project’s website states

The site plan for Long Island Surf Park was fully approved last week, pushing New York’s first surf-focused wave pool ...Continue ›


BSR Surf Resort season opener

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BSR kicks off 2021 season with changes on tap

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While Urbnsurf Melbourne has the curated chic of the Three Blue Ducks restaurant, BSR has BYO barbecue pits. Yes, Waco’s favorite wave is notoriously low on amenities when compared to other surf parks around the world. But that’s changing. As the home of the Freak Peak wakes from its January/February hibernation to fire up the 2021 season, we spoke with

While Urbnsurf Melbourne has the curated chic of the Three Blue Ducks restaurant, BSR has BYO barbecue pits. Yes, Waco’s ...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 ›