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Kelly Slater Lost Tapes Rewind: What if he won an event at the wave he built?

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Watching the WSL's Lost Tapes is frustrating. The whole series is a tease as to gleening insight into Kelly, the man, the myth, the legend. But just when you think he's going to share something deeply revealing, he drifts back to the script. This happens frequently throughout the series. In this latest episode, the elephant in the room is "what

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Tips and Tricks: Surf Park wave entry is key to surfing well. Here’s how to do it

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Urbnsurf Melbourne is the only surf environment in Australia with a controlled, consistent take-off location. With this, a surfer can guarantee where and when each wave will break… and that no one will be on your inside. By understanding the where and when of each wave, a surfer can take complete ownership of their wave entry, thus enabling them to

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We value your insight so much that we are prepared to give you a chance to win a new Firewire Surfboard for sharing your thoughts

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You've got locked and hidden away inside that surf-stoked brain of yours insights that the wave pool and surf tourism industry value. Yes, you are special. How special? Well for starters, there's an entire industry being built as we speak that has no road map. It's uncharted territory. And while there's an elite crew at the helm planning our growth,

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The culinary offerings at the world’s favorite wave pools will surprise you

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The often-heard mantra for surfers is Surf, Eat, Sleep, Repeat. Here at WavePoolMag, we can’t do much about the sleep part for you, though for surf stoke we do keep you updated with all Wave Pool happenings worldwide. But that leaves food. And oh how we need fuel after a good surf session, especially one at a wave pool where

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Surf Canada partners with Endless Surf as official wave pool partner

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In an agreement, earlier this week British Columbia-based surf pool technology company, Endless Surf, announced they have teamed up with Surf Canada to become the organization's official wave technology partner. Wave pools are benefitting the sport of surfing in incredible ways when it comes to the repetition and training potential that a fully controllable wave offers. Additionally, with surfing now

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Gigi Lucas of SurfearNegra

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Can wave pools help diversify the lineup?

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There’s always been a barrier to surfing for persons of color. When beaches ban a specific group of people - until about 1960 in SoCal and 1968 in the Gulf - the result is kids who don’t grow up swimming, going to the beach, or, ultimately, surfing. Most dedicated surfers today learned at a young age, ushered into the fold

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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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Do we need a LinkedIn for the wave pool space? Yes.

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The 100+ wave pools opening in the next decade need to be staffed by qualified candidates, often times these are employees with deeper expertise than simple hospitality services work. To meet the growing demand, several companies are launching wave pool dedicated platforms to connect the right candidate with the right position. Malakye.com put out the call for a Director of

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More stops & more pools as Rapid Surf League hits 2022 running

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Note: Rapid Surf League announced their first qualifying events for 2022 and hinted at their national rapid championship events schedule. Much of the action will happen poolside this year as well as at enhanced rivers. It was 2018 when the Rapid Surf League kicked things off with the first-ever professional league on stationary waves. After a forced break in 2020,

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Podcast: Andrew Thatcher and the concept of Endless Surf

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Andrew Thatcher grew up surfing in the warm waters off Durban, South Africa and came to live in my home town of Cape Town, much further to the south before leaving for the USA back in 2000. The happiest coincidence occurred when a family connection to Tom Lochtefeld landed him a job at the legendary wave maker's Surf Loch and

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typhoon lagoon reopens

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OG wave pool Typhoon Lagoon turns on the machine after nearly 2 years

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Florida’s favorite wave pool (and only one to date) officially reopened this week after nearly two years of being closed due to the COVID pandemic. Despite Florida’s tug of war with the federal government over public safety guidances, Orlando’s theme park industry sided with caution and kept most Disney parks closed. During the downtime, Typhoon Lagoon underwent a few undisclosed

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New fin system by Kelly will float in the pool

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Kelly Slater and Firewire just launched eco-themed Endorfins, a new carbon twill build with very specific flex patterns and weight properties. The new line is made of a layered ultralight carbon veil over a P.E.T core (yes they float) and is designed to stay put in fin boxes so they won't come loose and litter the ocean (or pool) floor.

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Rewind: The Allentown wave pool comp 1985

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Wave pool comps have a bad rep. Much of it due to the tense monotony of the CT elite at Kelly’s. Yes, there are moments of brilliance, but overall the splendor of surf spectating is dragging anchor at such events. Conversely, the longboard event at Kelly’s was beautiful, graceful and engaging. Further up the wave pool comp please-o-meter the Alaia

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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

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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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Foiled! A closer look at the techs that kicked off wavepools 2.0

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How do wave pools with foils work? Plows, foils, sleds - there are many names for this type of wave generation device which works by pulling a piece of metal, resembling a ship’s bow, along a track to create a wave. Some devices use a locomotive-type engine to push the plow, while others use cables to pull it along. Fun

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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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wave pool deal Cove for japan

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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

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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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kent wave pool

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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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