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American Wave Machines Perfect Swell

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Florida to get PerfectSwell as SoCal desert gets more legit

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Two American Wave Machine projects received approval this week, one in New Smyrna, Florida and the other in Thermal, California. The company that makes PerfectSwell wave technology, the famed system used at BSR in Texas and at the American Dream Mall in New Jersey, now claims six upcoming projects including Japan, Brazil, Virginia and Australia. New SmyrnaNew Smyrna Beach Commissioners

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Your perfect COVID-era surf trip is to a wave pool

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Planning a surf trip is difficult. Do you go big and cross the equator or do you stay domestic? To find that rare sweet spot between raw adventure and a sure thing is daunting. Of course, after all that research and planning the waves can go completely flat during your visit. Compound that with a global pandemic and the search

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Wave pools emerge as community event & health hubs

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By now many of us are aware of the pluses of surfing to one's health and well-being. Today wave pools are providing access to these benefits for people living in areas where, only a few short years ago, surfing wasn't a feasible option. As these new, non-coastal demographics jump into the pool we are seeing surfing through a new lens

By now many of us are aware of the pluses of surfing to one's health and well-being. Today wave pools ...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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Planning a surf trip to South Korea? 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 uses Cove technology, a

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Sasha Becejac testing surfboards at The Wave

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“One of Us!” Wave pool surfer launches board review channel

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Unsalted, Sasha Becejac is unique in the digital world of surfboard reviews, he’s wave pool-centric for most of his testing. To further his separation from the pack he’s also “un-YouTubed” (yes, we just invented that term) as his content can only be found on Instagram. The surfboard review space is populated by either surf shops slinging the latest model from

Unsalted, Sasha Becejac is unique in the digital world of surfboard reviews, he’s wave pool-centric for most of his testing. ...Continue ›


Kai Odriozola

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Wavegarden’s air section fully blooms in South Korea

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Earlier this year Wavegarden experimented with a new air section at their R&D facility in the Basque Country. At the time citizen-of-the-world but currently residing in Portugal CT surfer Kanoa Igarashi tested, tweaked, and gave feedback on the new prototype. The system looks like a submerged obstacle that creates different sections depending on the wave setting. The R&D development process

Earlier this year Wavegarden experimented with a new air section at their R&D facility in the Basque Country. At the ...Continue ›


Quito art

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Mile-and-a-half-high wave pool on the equator? Yes it’s happening

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Olas, an Ecuador-based company announced this week they have funded the last phase of their full-size flume test and will begin construction on a full-scale wave pool. The project joins a handful of other wave pools from different technologies planned for South America. But several factors set Olas apart from other global ventures at the moment. For one, it will

Olas, an Ecuador-based company announced this week they have funded the last phase of their full-size flume test and will ...Continue ›


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New project brings UK potential to 8 wave pools

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A new wave pool project in the UK showed up on several British newswires this week. The new Southport Cove Resort will be sandwiched between Blackpool and Liverpool and hopes to draw visitors from the densely populated city of Manchester an hour to the east. The area has been a popular seaside destination for two centuries. The wave pool will

A new wave pool project in the UK showed up on several British newswires this week. The new Southport Cove ...Continue ›


tube ride in south korea

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That one guy who we keep seeing at the Korean pool

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Jacob "Zeke" Szekely made the trip to South Korea to test out the Wavepark 56-module Wavegarden Cove last week. Since his visit, we've been treated to barrels, airs and crystal clear water. Jacob, or "Zeke" as he's known just dropped a YouTube clip collecting highlights from his amazing sessions.

Jacob "Zeke" Szekely made the trip to South Korea to test out the Wavepark 56-module Wavegarden Cove last week. Since ...Continue ›


Texas wave pool

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What to expect when you’re expecting a trip to Waco

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We went to Waco to bring you this user guide to the BSR Surf Resort . In the article below our reporter investigates, explores and surfs the famous Texas wave to bring you valuable information. There is an imbalance on the interweb these days with surf celebs and influencers out shouting regular surfers when it comes to the wave pool

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Project Update: Swiss pool could be filled before end of 2020

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This is where things get weird. The Swiss surf team, like the Swiss Navy, exists, employs people, has cool uniforms and more despite the country not having an ocean or a sea. At the 2019 ISA World Surfing Games in Japan the Swiss team finished 23rd out of 54 nations. The result placed them just behind The Netherlands and ahead

This is where things get weird. The Swiss surf team, like the Swiss Navy, exists, employs people, has cool uniforms ...Continue ›


Andrew Ross of Aventuur

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How to build a wave pool: Urbnsurf creator Andrew Ross’ new venture can help

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Andrew Ross is a bit strange. Not making-art-out-of-tin-foil-scraps strange but merger-of-very-different-worlds strange. He’s the gravitational force where banking, investment, law, and surfing meet. Andrew can crunch numbers like Rainman in Vegas, divine intent from reams and reams of legal docs, and forecast investment performances like Wall Street’s best wolf. But he’s also a guy who puts surfing first, especially when

Andrew Ross is a bit strange. Not making-art-out-of-tin-foil-scraps strange but merger-of-very-different-worlds strange. He’s the gravitational force where banking, investment, law, ...Continue ›


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Rob Machado takes new design to the Surf Ranch

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Rob Machado tested out his new Glazer surfboard design at Kelly's Wave. In a podcast with Firewire's Chris Grow, Rob talks about what it's like to take a surf trip to Lemoore and how the Glazer design came to be. The Glazer is modeled off Rob’s Biscuit design from 10 years ago with several modifications. The graceful goofyfoot reshaped the

Rob Machado tested out his new Glazer surfboard design at Kelly's Wave. In a podcast with Firewire's Chris Grow, Rob ...Continue ›


wavepoolmag review of urbnsurf

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All you need to know about Urbnsurf Melbourne

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Editors Note: This piece was originally published in June 2020. We are reposting this guide as Melbourne's favorite wave pool reopens post-COVID lockdown. There is heaps of useful information and insight thanks to our reporter Sarah Beardmore. Also, there is a 3-minute video covering her visit. Check the bottom of this page if you'd rather watch than read a surf

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SurfWrld planned wave pool

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Germany eyes world’s largest wave pool project

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Germany! Oktoberfest! Kraftwerk! That creepy Netflix series about time travel (Dark)! And now it looks like this land of infinite complexities will add the world’s largest wave pool to its list of cultural achievements. Surfwrld is on-trend for what wave pools are doing as of late 2020: Bigger, better, faster and multi-use. On an abandoned coal mine three-hours from the

Germany! Oktoberfest! Kraftwerk! That creepy Netflix series about time travel (Dark)! And now it looks like this land of infinite ...Continue ›


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Kelly’s Wave hosts slick night-time longboarding event

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The world's most famous wave pool delivered live surfing to fans, a rarity in the time of COVID. The Surf Ranch hosted a handful of loggers to showcase their skills in a unique event that focused on style and tip time. In the end, Soleil Errico and Justin Quintal took top honors at the Cuervo Surf Ranch Classic. The one-hour

The world's most famous wave pool delivered live surfing to fans, a rarity in the time of COVID. The Surf ...Continue ›


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USA, Australia and pretty much the rest of the world smitten with Olympic wave pool training

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Late last year at Urbnsurf in Melbourne the Australian National team went in under wraps for some training. “We're stoked to help more Australian surfers achieve their dreams of qualifying for the World Tour, winning world titles, and earning Olympic gold,” Urbnsurf said in a social media post. But Australia’s Uber-competitive streak is not unique when it comes to training

Late last year at Urbnsurf in Melbourne the Australian National team went in under wraps for some training. “We're stoked ...Continue ›


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Podcast: Deep insight into the wave park creation process with Skip Taylor

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Skip and his team’s job is to help surf parks be profitable. Duties include everything from advising on construction planning, customer experiences, food logistics, locker placement and even towel choices. But the crown jewel of responsibilities, at least in our opinion, is Surf Park Management's role in deciding which wave company technology works best for a particular client. In this

Skip and his team’s job is to help surf parks be profitable. Duties include everything from advising on construction planning, ...Continue ›


Ben Player in the tube

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The Slab Whisperer: What’s it take to be a test pilot at Surf Lakes?

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To those non-indoctrinated in the ways of prone surfing, Ben Player is the Mick Fanning of the flipper set, claiming three IBA world titles. He’s also a media mogul, running the much-celebrated bodyboard publication Movement Mag. But to wave pool fans he’s known as “that one guy in the barrel at Yeppoon.” Part of the reason is that early incarnations

To those non-indoctrinated in the ways of prone surfing, Ben Player is the Mick Fanning of the flipper set, claiming ...Continue ›


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Webber Wave Pools’ US licensee plans surf spot for Coral Springs Florida

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Coral Springs Florida unveiled plans for a new wave pool today. The move comes just one week after American Surf Parks pinned Fort Pierce as the latest site of a full-size Wavegarden Cove. City officials are backing the project hoping to expand the area’s recreational draw while creating a space for the area's youth. Located just inland of Pompano Beach

Coral Springs Florida unveiled plans for a new wave pool today. The move comes just one week after American Surf ...Continue ›


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Value of the learner set recognized in Bristol

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Action at The Wave in Bristol has been humming along since they reopened on August 1 this year. Now, as we move into Autumn, Europe’s first commercial Cove is launching two new sessions to its already full menu of surf options. The first is an hour-long non-coached beginner session. The idea is that learners can practice their skills freely without

Action at The Wave in Bristol has been humming along since they reopened on August 1 this year. Now, as ...Continue ›


new korea wave pool

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First Look: South Korea’s massive wave pool

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The Kelly of South Korea, Sungyong Ko just dropped a clip of the world’s largest Wavegarden Cove in South Korea. The new wave pool is part of the Siheung Surf Park component of the massive Turtle Island development an hour south of Seoul. The overall development cost is half a billion Euros and will include a hotel, convention center, marina,

The Kelly of South Korea, Sungyong Ko just dropped a clip of the world’s largest Wavegarden Cove in South Korea. ...Continue ›


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A naked look at surfing through the art of DrewToonz

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Surf art is a weird beast. Like a minotaur, half-bull and half-human, it’s often two very separate things that don’t really belong together. The genre of surf art is dominated by two different animals. One is the airbrush flowy Wyland daydream species seen in tropical vacation galleries across the Pacific. And the other is the cartoonish splendor of Andy Davis,

Surf art is a weird beast. Like a minotaur, half-bull and half-human, it’s often two very separate things that don’t ...Continue ›


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Podcast: Digging into Berlin’s future surf potential with Eirik Randow

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Head down and focused, Eirik Randow keeps paddling and paddling in his campaign to bring waves to Berlin. In 2014 the German city was set to plant a Wavegarden Lagoon plow system at an old airstrip outside of town. When the local council axed the plan Eirik was crushed. But then, like a grom, he got all frothy and took

Head down and focused, Eirik Randow keeps paddling and paddling in his campaign to bring waves to Berlin. In 2014 ...Continue ›


Surfworks planned wave pool for Florida

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Fort Pierce project aims to break the Florida wave pool curse

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This week a 200-acre community development received unanimous approval from the Fort Pierce City Commission. At the center of the new Willow Lakes project will be a massive 56-module Wavegarden Cove facility as large as the one in South Korea. If all goes according to plan, the American Surf Parks development will be the first next-generation wave pool to open

This week a 200-acre community development received unanimous approval from the Fort Pierce City Commission. At the center of the ...Continue ›