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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ›


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ›


Story 2 Kaana Wave Co

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Backstory: The how-and-the-why of the Ka’ana Wave Co

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It’s the backstory of bringing new technology to see the light of day that makes the wave pool space so interesting. Throwing rocks in a pond inspired Aaron Trevis to build the giant plunger in Yeppoon while Greg Webber’s fire was lit by watching boat wakes reel down a riverbank. In a follow-up to our initial conversation with bathymetry agnostic

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hand and water making waves

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Guest Blog: Pneumatic wave pool technology crash course

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When it comes to man-made waves, not all surf pool technologies are created equal. Sure, the end goal is ultimately the same, creating an epic surf-able wave that brings the stoke of surfing to inland areas devoid of wave-producing coastlines. There are many ways to achieve this goal, however, and that comes down to the wave-making technology that is pursued.

When it comes to man-made waves, not all surf pool technologies are created equal. Sure, the end goal is ultimately ...Continue ›


Rip Curl Gromsearch at urbnsurf melbourne

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National grom event runs at Urbnsurf Melbourne for the first time ever

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Ellie Harrison and Lennix Smith have been crowned 16 & Under Rip Curl GromSearch National Champions today at Urbnsurf Melbourne in the 20th Year of the prestigious grom event. 2021 is the first time the Rip Curl GromSearch National Final has been run at Urbnsurf and showcased an innovative format testing competitors in turn and barrel waves to crown the

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Hilton Alves artwork wave pool

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Art Study: The 101 Perfect Waves project from Hilton Alves

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Drawing a bead on Hilton Alves's art influences is difficult. At first glance, his work lies somewhere between the celestial boomer vibe of Wyland and the vintage kitsch of a tiki bar. But with a heavy stoke factor. Self-trained, Hilton is on a quest to paint 101 big-ass wave murals. He’s well way with number six of the series decorating

Drawing a bead on Hilton Alves's art influences is difficult. At first glance, his work lies somewhere between the celestial ...Continue ›


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Pools primed as Rapid Surf League kicks off 2021 season

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Rapid Surf League's Quirin Rohleder brings us up to speed on this innovative tour, the first event of which will run on a Citywave for the RSL Pro at Jochen Schweizer Arena in July 2021 River surfer, stationary wave riders, floating wave riders - the best of them will finally be back under Rapid Surf League’s roof in 2021. United

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New project aims to bring Endless Surf to Gold Coast in two years

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Australian media outlets reported a new development sighting on a golf-and-boat heavy section of Queensland. The project will be just five kilometers inland of the Gold Coast’s famous turquoise water and just 20 minutes down the road from the famed rights of Burleigh heads. The Club at Parkwood Village is a well-established leisure destination already and serves the local community

Australian media outlets reported a new development sighting on a golf-and-boat heavy section of Queensland. The project will be just ...Continue ›


stephanie gilmore tubed at kelly's wave pool

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International Women’s Day: Top 10 Women-in-Wave-Pools clip

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"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist,” said world-renowned journalist and activist Gloria Steinem. “Nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.” For more on International Women's Day check here    

"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist,” said world-renowned journalist and activist Gloria Steinem. “Nor ...Continue ›


The Camp at The Wave

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The Camp at The Wave Launches in Bristol

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As the surf world anticipates a hyped-up summer of more travel, new can now stay meters from the most consistent surf break in the UK. The Wave - the inland surfing destination in Bristol - has this week launched bookings for its new accommodation, The Camp at The Wave. The UK's first Wavegarden Cove surf park has just recently completed the 25 furnished tents, located near the shore of the surfing lake. The Wave says the tents pay

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Disney fantasy wave

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Coming up Disney: Designing the pump and dump at Typhoon Lagoon

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The great thing about wave pools is that with such a short history - just 15 years, well, 30 and 50 respectively if you count Typhoon Lagoon and Big Surf - you’d think there’d be very few mysteries stashed away on microfilm in some exotic city. But thankfully life is full of surprises. We received an email informing us that

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