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How do they work? Every wave pool tech explained

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With so many promotional pushes from wave-making technology companies, it's hard to cut through the marketing hype and know what's really going on. To get the lowdown on the different human-made wave companies out there, we spoke with geek-in-the-know Mark "Skip" Taylor of Surf Park Management. Skip and his team's job is to consider all the little details on how

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Surfing Bristol in February

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All you need to know about surfing The Wave Bristol

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We went to England to bring you this ultimate The Wave Bristol review. In the article below we investigate, explore and surf the UK’s newest surf spot. This comprehensive report covers everything from The Wave prices to parking and all points in between. Is this surf park user friendly? Can you get barrelled? What’s The Wave cost? How is their

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New app offers complete information on the world’s growing list of 77 wave pool projects

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WavePoolMag launches an interactive global wave pool map with detailed information on every human-made surf-specific wave on the planet.  Working with app developers Nown, WavePoolMag applied the same dedication used to build the Wave Pool Surf Planner to create an app program that's fun, unique and super informative. "I have been a big fan of their Surf Planner for some

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The wave pool at Boa Visto

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Brazilian wave pool doubles Texas PerfectSwell size

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American Wave Machines today announced a new development called Boa Vista near Sao Paulo, Brazil. The new project with partners JHSF will cover 370 acres and include the world’s largest American Wave Machines wave pool.Currently, the pool at BSR in Waco offers 120-160 waves per hour for 8-10 second rides. While this new pool design looks very different, the thought

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Firsthand: Sharing the lineup with Kelly Slater in Waco

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Throttled by COVID-19, surf travel today rarely includes exotic, far off destinations like the Mentawai Islands. Instead, surfers are booking domestic sessions to wave pools where available. BSR Surf Resort has seen an uptick in domestic visitors this year as they come into their own as a legitimate surf destination. Americans are dropping into Waco for a few days instead

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Design Basics: Standing wave versus moving wave surfboards

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What is the difference between a surfboard designed for standing waves and one made for moving waves? At a glance, the standing wave variety looks like hobbit-sized sticks, squished-down versions of high-performance shortboards. We know that shapers build finely-tuned boards suited to the different wave pools of the world like Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch or BSR in Waco. There are

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Surf Ranch Pro survives WSL format restructuring

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Big changes announced this week at the World Surf League include, among other things, a Surf Ranch Pro move to June. Dominated by Gabriel Medina and Felipe Toledo, the one event on tour not dependant on the weather is now sandwiched between Rio and GLand. While fan response has been dour for the Lemoore contest, the WSL is keeping it

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owen wright wavegarden

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Wave Pool Surf Coaching: How to have a zesty backside

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When Urbnsurf opened this year we knew they would be working with state surfing NGO Surfing Victoria. But exactly how this partnership would pan out we weren’t certain. Yes there would be club events and comps and certified lifesavers. Beyond that, one of the perks we discovered is comprehensive surf coaching from the crew at Surf Better Now, a branch

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Consultants from The Wave & Snowdonia helping Myrtle Beach wave pool

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One of the most wildly popular news items on WavePoolMag recently was the announcement of the Myrtle Beach South Carolina wave pool. We were a bit perplexed as to why it received so much traffic as it was just another project announcement. Why this development? It’s not as sexy as a new Kelly wave and it’s not sparkling with the

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Snowdonia wave pool forced to close for the season

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The world’s first dedicated surf park will close for the rest of 2020 according to a press release issued today. Adventure Parc Snowdonia says they are unable to operate within the latest Welsh Government guidelines regarding COVID-19.In mid-June authorities in Wales issued guidance to close water parks, soft play areas and indoor gyms among other types of facilities. The news

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10 years ago AWM unveiled their tech to scattered applause

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This decade-old clip from the amusement parks and attractions trade show, or IAAPA shows American Wave Machines guru Bruce McFarland explaining surfing to amusement park video journalists in a quick 7-minute clip. But it soon becomes obvious that while Bruce gives an eloquent, enthusiastic explanation of surfing, he is a fish out of water. The journalists, accustomed to gravity-powered water

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Wavegarden confirms four more Coves will open by 2020/21

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Today Wavegarden launched its 2020 product clip, a five-minute online video touting the wave maker's positive selling points along with facts, figures, and a few technical details. In the accompanying press release, the company also revealed the number of upcoming projects. And it's a lot. Currently, there are four Wavegarden facilities open for surfing with four more set to launch

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All you need to know about Urbnsurf Melbourne

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Editors Note: Talking with Sarah Beardmore is unwittingly joining in a game of accent roulette. Just try to place it. Sometimes it's Ocker, sometimes clipped British and other times it's lost in a deep Scottish bog. It's a mystery accent we can't figure out. Urbnsurf, to the non-initiated, is also a mystery. We see epic clips of pros ripping the

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How an early artificial wave tripped up Hollywood’s CG set

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Hollywood rarely gets surfing right, unless it’s done with enough sublime genius we can quote it 30 years later. Such was the case with the "North Shore." But Escape From LA? This was the sequel no one really asked for to follow up “Escape From New York.” Yet, there's a surfing scene with Peter Fonda and Kurt Russell that can

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Drone view of The Wave in Bristol

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The Wave Bristol shortlisted for engineering marvel award

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A panel of engineers has selected England’s only Wavegarden Cove to join 11 other projects competing in the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards. The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), an independent professional association for civil engineers with 95,000 active members, just shortlisted The Wave in Bristol for the People Choice Award category. The Wave was chosen due to its

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Beast Bargain: What is the cost of insane barrels?

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Those wave settings once reserved for pros and private parties are now open to the paying public. Urbnsurf announced today they will add new Expert surfs to their current menu. The sessions will host just 12 surfers on each side of Melbourne's first Wavegarden Cove and offer a variety of waves including the famous Beast setting. Priced at $129AUS, the

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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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Johnny Cabianca shaping surfboard

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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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wipeout at urbnsurf

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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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La Vague Paris Endless Surf

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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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