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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

Surf Lakes is a big wave pool. It's also really big right now in Australia (a big, big country.) Much ...Continue ›


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

In this article surf coach Martin Dunn took a look at what was going wrong at one of the world’s ...Continue ›


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

Search “wave pool” through social platforms and you’ll find a hive of influencers and pros claiming “best pool ever.” But ...Continue ›


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

Search “wave pool” through social platforms and you’ll find a hive of influencers and pros claiming “best pool ever.” But ...Continue ›


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

Some of WavePoolMag's favorite images to come across our inbox are drone-created. But can you, wave pool surfer and surf ...Continue ›


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

Search “wave pool” through social platforms and you’ll find a hive of influencers and pros claiming “best pool ever.” But ...Continue ›


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

Pros in wave pools are Instagram and YouTube gold. Your favorite surf brands are happy to foot the bill in ...Continue ›


surfers ear art image

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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

Finding the best surf earplugs is a tricky task. Mainly because the human ear canal, annoyingly, doesn’t come in one ...Continue ›


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

How much does it cost to surf the Surf Stadium Japan wave pool? Adults (13 years and older) 550-1650 yen ...Continue ›


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

Harley Ingleby rides anything he can get his mitts on: mid-lengths, logs, twins, and finless - but mostly quads and ...Continue ›


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

In this guide to surfing Switzerland's best wave pool, we provide helpful hints including prices, wave settings, best travel options, ...Continue ›


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

Noel Salas is the surfboard whisperer. Late to the scene of the inter web’s board review Gestalt, which includes such ...Continue ›


wave pool surf coaching

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Critical forehand surfing in a wave pool… and beyond

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Surf Coach Cahill Bell-Warren shares expert advice about how to improve your forehand surfing. This article is part of our partnership with the Surf Better Now group and Surfing Victoria... The Rumble At The Ranch WSL event was such a long overdue reminder of what CT level surfing looks like; high end elite performances. What separates the worlds best and

Surf Coach Cahill Bell-Warren shares expert advice about how to improve your forehand surfing. This article is part of our ...Continue ›


surfer in the tube at urbnsurf

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Pool Tips: Threading the barrel at Urbnsurf without cartwheeling

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We’ve heard a lot of you express frustration about fitting into the tube, especially at a Cove design pool. Admittedly it’s a tight fit, more so than Waco’s wedge settings. But there are techniques to help you through Beast and Barrel mode perfection whether it’s a Wavegarden Cove in South Korea, Bristol, Switzerland or Melbourne. Surf coach Cahill Bell Warren

We’ve heard a lot of you express frustration about fitting into the tube, especially at a Cove design pool. Admittedly ...Continue ›


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Wave Pool Review: Good vibes in a surreal setting – Skudin Surf at American Dream

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Average surfer Brett Hass finds that Skudin Surf offers great waves, confusing parking and fun vibes as he drops $250 for 19 waves. Did he feel surfed out after the two-hour session? Below is his full first-hand account of surfing til midnight… I think of myself as the classic weekend warrior surfer: I’d rather be surfing than doing almost anything

Average surfer Brett Hass finds that Skudin Surf offers great waves, confusing parking and fun vibes as he drops $250 ...Continue ›


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First Person: Waco, think Tiger King meets Endless Summer

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My name is Max Emerson and I’m a mid-level surfer whose been lucky enough to cobble a career out of making my internet life look more glamorous than it really is. About a million Instagram followers is plenty to support a chronic travel (and surfing) addiction. As a result, I’ve been fortunate enough to paddle out in places like Hawaii,

My name is Max Emerson and I’m a mid-level surfer whose been lucky enough to cobble a career out of ...Continue ›


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 ›


wavepoolmag

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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

Editors Note: This piece was originally published in June 2020. We are reposting this guide as Melbourne's favorite wave pool ...Continue ›


dan mann and kelly slater

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All design roads lead to the Surf Ranch – Firewire’s ‘No Brainer’

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Dan Mann designs boards for Firewire and is responsible for some of the brand’s most popular models. He recently made a board for Kelly Slater specifically to go in one-foot mush. However, a board that Kelly rides in one-foot mush is going to be very, very different from what 95% of the surfing world rides in such conditions. Surreptitiously, Kelly,

Dan Mann designs boards for Firewire and is responsible for some of the brand’s most popular models. He recently made ...Continue ›


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

We went to England to bring you this ultimate The Wave Bristol review. In the article below we investigate, explore ...Continue ›


Artist design with surfboard outline

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Design Basics: Separating standing wave and 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

What is the difference between a surfboard designed for standing waves and one made for moving waves? At a glance, ...Continue ›


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

When Urbnsurf opened this year we knew they would be working with state surfing NGO Surfing Victoria. But exactly how ...Continue ›


Hannah Bristow, intermediate surfer at The Wave Bristol

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Intermediate surf tips with a professional coach

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WavePoolMag correspondent Hannah Bristow – partner at KellySaysSurf, a YouTube channel “full of faceplants, fun and surfing fails” — shelved her ego and said “Yes” to a video coaching session with Martin Dunn.  A fixture in the UK surf scene, Hannah emphasised to us that this is her first coaching session, “unless you count all the times random dudes paddled

WavePoolMag correspondent Hannah Bristow – partner at KellySaysSurf, a YouTube channel “full of faceplants, fun and surfing fails” — shelved ...Continue ›


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Wave Pool Review: The intermediate setting at The Wave, Bristol

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Hannah Bristow went to test out the Intermediate setting at The Wave in Bristol. In this 3-minute clip she explains what the surf and overall experience are like and what you can expect. A must view for anyone considering a session at The Wave.

Hannah Bristow went to test out the Intermediate setting at The Wave in Bristol. In this 3-minute clip she explains ...Continue ›