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The wave bristol video review

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The Wave Bristol: A pioneering sustainable surf park in England

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Along with Melbourne, this years-in-the-making-surf-park built in a sheep paddock in Jolly Ol' England helped propel the world into modern-day wave pool euphoria. In just a few short years the park has evolved to become THE inclusive wave pool model and establish a blueprint for environmentally responsible venues everywhere. WavePoolMag first visited the Wave in 2020. A lot has changed

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WavePoolMag video guide to Hawaii’s newest wave pool

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The Lineup at Wai Kai features a German rapid wave pool technology flourishing in the birthplace of surfing. Sounds strange but that’s what’s happening here on Oahu halfway between Waikiki and the North Shore. This wave pool has become a gathering point for both local Hawaiian surfers and visiting pros. During WavePoolMag's visit we sessioned with Nathan Fletcher, Shane Beschen,

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Basic information about surf leashes

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Basics: Beginner’s guide to understanding surf leashes

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Surf leashes are essential accessories that help prevent the loss of the surfboard. They are designed to be highly durable and easily attach to the surfer’s leg. Many surf leashes feature lightweight, non-slip cuffs and quick release tabs for safety. There are different types of surf leashes designed for each different type of surfing, from competition-level surfing to big wave

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reception desk at wave park

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WPM Video: (Almost) All You Need to Know about Wave Park South Korea, a fabulously Pop! and affordable destination

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Wave Park South Korea is a big, beautiful fever dream of surf complete with bright lights, bizarre mascots and choreographed K-Pop moves. What we love about this pool is that it’s much more accessible than one might imagine. In this video, we explore why Wave Park is a solid bet for a surf trip. (Hint, it’s reasonably priced and offers

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waco surf guide

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2023 Guide to Waco Surf

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The first accessible wave pool in America, Waco Surf has a storied chapter in the history of surf tanks. At first, a bit of an anomaly it was an add on to a wakeboarding cable park. Today the pneumatic wave system pumps out surf for a core, dedicated Texas crew as well as visiting surfers from across the globe. Read this

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The World’s Best Wave Pool Map Updated Summer 2023 (and always)

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We receive queries from around the globe asking for specifics about any number of ongoing wave pool projects. “Oi, how's that the London pool goin'?” or “Bro! Is Fresno even still happening?” Depending on our caffeine levels, we reply with a little or a lot of information from the 100-plus wave pool entries cataloged right here on our Surf Planner

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Surf Stadium Japan is surprisingly easy and reasonable and makes a great surf trip destination. In this video we share some highlights for planning your trip.

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WPM Video Series: (Almost) All You Need To Know, Japan’s favorite wave pool

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Surf Stadium Japan is surprisingly easy, reasonable, and makes a great surf trip destination. In this video, we share some highlights for planning your trip and explore what Surf Stadium Japan has to offer. As a reminder, you can check out all of our wave pool guide videos on the WavePoolMag YouTube channel. The wave pool itself is a turnstile

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guide to surfboard fins

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Basics: Beginner’s guide to understanding surfboard fins

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Choosing the right surfboard fins can be complicated. The average novice surfer probably doesn’t care much, or notice, what fins they’re rocking. However, as a surfer progresses and starts to use the board more dynamically, they might start to get a little curious about how the fins are affecting the board’s performance. Some fins provide more speed. Some provide maneuverability.

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Sarah Beardmore barrel at urbnsurf

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WPM Video Series: (Almost) All You Need to Know about URBNSURF 2023

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From different wave settings and food options, Sarah revisits Australia's first public wave pool located just outside of downtown Melbourne and adjacent to the Airport. The facility opened in January 2020 and has since set the benchmark for surf park operations. You will find surf club competitions, concerts, corporate events, new food options, hot tubs and heaps more - especially

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bryan and sarah at surf lakes

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WPM Video: (Almost) All You Need to Know about Surf Lakes

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Did you know that the test plunger you see was designed for 150,000 cycles, but that the new one will be made for 50 million cycles (or roughly 75 years of daily use)? The machine currently delivers a 3-wave set and the new plunger will up the ante to 5-wave sets once it starts dishing out tasty waves to the

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everything to know about surfboards

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How to Choose Your First Surfboard When You Graduate from a Foamie

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You've mastered the pop-up and that foam rental - now it's time for your first surfboard. A mini-mal is a great idea as is a mid-length. Both range in size between 7'0" and 8'10" – perfect as you'll need enough floatation to paddle but not so much that it's hard to turn the board. WavePoolMag Basics is an ongoing series

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guide to wetsuits

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The definitive guide to choosing your first wetsuit

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WavePoolMag Basics is an ongoing series providing essential surf gear information for those surfers new to the pool. Whether you’re learning in a wave pool or in the ocean or (hopefully) both, if you are a novice surfer who is committing to the sport, you’ve realized that it’s time to invest in a wetsuit. Those ragged rental suits just aren’t

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Surf Lakes Australia Wave Pool Yepoon

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12 waves per surfer per hour at Surf Lakes?

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Surf Lakes is a big wave pool. It's also really big right now in Australia (a big, big country.) Much of its popularity is due to its Queensland location. However, it's still a 9-hour drive from iconic breaks like the Superbank. Why? Because, you guessed it, OZ is B.I.G. As part of the company's more aggressive rollout and announcement of

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urbnsurf wave pool party

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Did you blow your last wave pool session? Here’s help from one of the best in the business

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In this article surf coach Martin Dunn took a look at what was going wrong at one of the world’s most popular wave tanks. Being the curious man he is, Martin studied the surf zone and took notes. He saw many surfers making the same mistakes over and over. Below, Martin Dunn Surf Coaching shares with you what to do

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alaia bay review

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Wave Pool Reviews by You: Alaia Bay with Remi Chaussemiche

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Search “wave pool” through social platforms and you’ll find a hive of influencers and pros claiming “best pool ever.” But what about us mortal surfers who have to trade hard-earned currency for a crack at perfect waves. We might feel differently after sinking a day’s wage for some surf time. Doesn’t our opinion count? Sure there is Trip Advisor, but

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wet dripping feet at The Wave

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Wave Pool Reviews by You: The Wave with Nick and Hannah

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Search “wave pool” through social platforms and you’ll find a hive of influencers and pros claiming “best pool ever.” But what about us mortal surfers who have to trade hard-earned currency for a crack at perfect waves. We might feel differently after sinking a day’s wage for some surf time. Doesn’t our opinion count? Sure there is Trip Advisor, but

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The Wave

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Can I use my drone at a wave pool? Here’s what you need to know

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Some of WavePoolMag's favorite images to come across our inbox are drone-created. But can you, wave pool surfer and surf park enthusiast, merely show up for your session, drone in hand, and proceed to create a masterpiece? Yes and No. But, most likely no (and we'll get to that). In this article, we'll explore the why and the how of

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Jo Dennison at Surf Snowdonia

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Wave Pool Reviews by You: Adventure Parc Snowdonia with Llywelyn Williams

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Search “wave pool” through social platforms and you’ll find a hive of influencers and pros claiming “best pool ever.” But what about us mortal surfers who have to trade hard-earned currency for a crack at perfect waves. We might feel differently after sinking a day’s wage for some surf time. Doesn’t our opinion count? Sure there is Trip Advisor, but

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reception desk at wave park

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Wave Pool Reviews by You: Wave Park

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Pros in wave pools are Instagram and YouTube gold. Your favorite surf brands are happy to foot the bill in exchange for likes and engagement. But it's a lopsided ecosystem. Search "wave pool" through social platforms and you'll find a hive of influencers and pros claiming "best pool ever." But what about us mortal surfers who have to trade hard-earned

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Know how to protect your head holes from Surfer’s Ear

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Finding the best surf earplugs is a tricky task. Mainly because the human ear canal, annoyingly, doesn’t come in one size.Let’s face it, the human body hosts the most magnificent natural engineering in the known world, yet is also one of the greatest mysteries in the universe, not counting however it is that Star Wars Stormtroopers manage to go to

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wave pool engineer how to

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Want to become a wave pool designer or engineer? Here’s how

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If you want to be happy, do what you love. An old trick used the world over by school guidance councilors is to ask you, “If you had a million dollars, what would you do all day?” And whatever your response - aside from “nothing” - be it working on old cars, computers, beekeeping, or sketching skyscrapers, is what they

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cost wave pool japan

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Guide to prices, waves and stays for Surf Stadium Japan – the world’s newest wave pool

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How much does it cost to surf the Surf Stadium Japan wave pool? Adults (13 years and older) 550-1650 yen ($5-$14)Children (12 years old and younger): Free - 825 yen ($7)Trial session: 3300 yen ($30): This includes rental goods (surfboards, wet suits and safety equipment) and an instructor.Beginner Session: 6600 yen ($60)Intermediate Session: 8800 yen ($77)Advanced Session: 8800 yen ($77)Expert

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alternative boards for wave pools

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Alt-Board aficionado Harley Ingleby’s surfboard choice for two very different wave pools

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Harley Ingleby rides anything he can get his mitts on: mid-lengths, logs, twins, and finless - but mostly quads and longboards. In this piece, he runs us through a few favorite alternative surfboard designs for wave pools, specifically Kelly Slater's Surf Ranch and Urbnsurf in Melbourne. With the exception of the recent longboard event at The Ranch, the majority of

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Guide to Swiss wave pool Alaïa Bay

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Alaïa Bay Guide: Travel, Tips, Prices and Settings

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In this guide to surfing Switzerland's best wave pool, we provide helpful hints including prices, wave settings, best travel options, where to stay and more. Between sets at Switzerland's favorite wave pool Alaïa Bay One of the most unique surfing destinations on planet earth. Nestled in the heart of the Alps, Alaïa Bay offers surfers a bucket-list experience in a

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twin fin surfboard wave pool

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Twin Fin Pool Party scratches your surf nerd itch

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Noel Salas is the surfboard whisperer. Late to the scene of the inter web’s board review Gestalt, which includes such greats as Shred Show and Benny’s Boardroom, Salas can now claim the top spot with Surf N Show. Despite a predisposition to scoring his videos with cheese metal, his YouTube channel delivers sound knowledge in an entertaining package without venturing

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