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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,

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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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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

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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

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


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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

Editors Note: Talking with Sarah Beardmore is unwittingly joining in a game of accent roulette. Just try to place it. ...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 ›


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Wave Pool Surfing Guide – All the places you can session today

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These are surf-able wave pools ready to go. Today. The Wave Pool Mag Surf Planner is a growing Wave Pool Surfing Guide listing all ride-able and soon-to-be-ride-able wave pool surfing locations across the globe. This comprehensive guide will provide you with all the information you need, including pricing and hours, so you can plan a totally new kind of surf

These are surf-able wave pools ready to go. Today. The Wave Pool Mag Surf Planner is a growing Wave Pool ...Continue ›


Snowdonia instructor Delyth Darlington

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Learn to surf: Top 5 beginner tips from wave pool pro Delyth Darlington

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Learning to surf in a wave pool is different from leaning to surf in the ocean. But the basics that fast-track surfers from kook to capable are constant. A bigger board, practicing your pop-up and finding that paddle sweet-spot help in waves regardless of whether they are salted or fresh. Most importantly, to tie all these pieces of information together

Learning to surf in a wave pool is different from leaning to surf in the ocean. But the basics that ...Continue ›


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How does Lib Tech’s green surfboard build work? And, well, does it work?

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Fine-tuned Mayhem Puddle Jumper model in an (almost) indestructible ECO ISO build It’s not everyday you can buy a new board, throw it down in the surfshop parking lot and then jump on it (bouncing up and down for good measure). The only time I’ve driven over a surfboard was during an inebriated flat spell in Baja (we kept the boards

Fine-tuned Mayhem Puddle Jumper model in an (almost) indestructible ECO ISO build It’s not everyday you can buy a new ...Continue ›


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Top 5 chlorine wave pools for surfing

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Wanting to go wave pool surfing but still waiting for an invitation to Kelly Slater’s pool? Don’t hold your breath. But know that waterparks and hotels have built some pretty sweet pools for decades now. Typically this first generation of wave pools were chlorinated monstrosities designed to undulate tourists between mai tais and $15 smoothies. In short, they were designed

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Intermediate setting at urbnsurf

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Your guide to intermediate wave settings at Urbnsurf

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We’ve yet to find a more captivating video formula than great surfers in great waves. And wavemakers follow this recipe to a T. Urbnsurf isn’t always turned up to 11 letting pros loose in reeling Beast Mode. But that’s the reality of digital surf media and marketing. We want blood. We want a show. But what about those of us

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from inside the tube at urbnsurf melbourne

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Beast Mode for mortals: Non-pro breaks down Urbnsurf

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Urbnsurf Melbourne opened this week. And Wooly TV is first out of the gates with a YouTube review of the world’s newest wave pool. In a quick six-minute clip Wooly Macpherson shares s a few takeaways from his sessions at Urbnsurf, from board choice to surviving Beast Mode to paddling. Paddling “Don’t paddle casually into the waves,” says Wooly. “Paddle

Urbnsurf Melbourne opened this week. And Wooly TV is first out of the gates with a YouTube review of the ...Continue ›


tandem surfing at urbnsurf

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Everything you need to know about surfing Melbourne’s wave pool

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Surfing Melbourne's star wave in 2020! The long wait is over, as Melbourne's newest surf spot busts open its doors for the public today. The full-sized Wavegarden Cove facility at Urbnsurf is the first of its kind in Australia and only the second one in the world open to the public. Originally scheduled to open last Easter, the big debut

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Rob Wagner

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AdviceLine: How to get the most out of Kelly’s wave pool

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While pros make any pool session look stellar, we are more interested in the experience of the average surfer because let's face it, most of us are average surfers. Rob Wagner reached out to us with a modest prompt to check out an edit from his session at Kelly’s. Mr. Wagner labels himself a “no-name surfer” and said he was

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Martin Dunn and Pauline Ado

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Veteran surf coach Martin Dunn on the best approach to wave pool training

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As a tool, wave pools could realize spectacular results in a shortened time frame for those motivated surfers willing to do the work. But like any tool, the technicians who will be advising the surfers must also be up to the job. I have seen no evidence one way or the other whether quality coaching is in place to get

As a tool, wave pools could realize spectacular results in a shortened time frame for those motivated surfers willing to ...Continue ›


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One surfer’s meteoric assent via TV coaching and wave pools

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Does your surfing get bigger, better, faster in a wave pool? Edward Pong is a newbie who documented his rise from kook to capable with the help of several wave pool sessions and video instruction from Martin Dunn. So impressed with his progression via wave pool repetition, Ed made a YouTube clip chronicling his improvement. The video shows how the

Does your surfing get bigger, better, faster in a wave pool? Edward Pong is a newbie who documented his rise ...Continue ›


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Here’s why paddling in a wave pool can be more difficult than in Mother Ocean

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It looks easy, bob around in the deep end until you hear a loud noise and a wave lunges up. It’s all yours. Unlike the ocean, in a surf park there’s no hassling, triangulating a lineup, random timing of sets or duck diving pesky windswell just to make it out the back. While Kelly’s has the ski to ferry you

It looks easy, bob around in the deep end until you hear a loud noise and a wave lunges up. ...Continue ›


Lost, Pyzel and Slater Designs surfboards

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The best surfboard for the Wave Pool at Waco? Ask Noel Salas

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Surfboard shaman Noel Salas goes on a board bender in Waco testing out several new sleds from Lost, Pyzel, Aipa, Slater Designs and others. In the first two episodes of this 3-part road trip, Salas departs from his usual drilled-down metrics and analyzing to reconnect with the sheer joy of surfing. “My goal was to have fun,” says Salas of

Surfboard shaman Noel Salas goes on a board bender in Waco testing out several new sleds from Lost, Pyzel, Aipa, ...Continue ›


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Know your rocker: Cheyne Magnusson’s Pool Toy model

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Surfboard design theory as it applies to wave pools is more complicated than it seems. Yes, we can use Computational Fluid Dynamics to test water flow around different tail shapes and apply it to repeated wave pool sessions. Or, we just rely on the world’s best shapers, like Matt Biolos and Christiaan Bradley, to flow with ideas and concepts. There

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stephaine gilmore surf ranch pro

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Computational fluid dynamics – how it’s helping you as a surfboard customer

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That foam and fiberglass sled beneath your feet, including the fins, just got a whole lot of help from the pocket-protector set. The scientists best known for studying airflow and resistance on rockets, Formula 1 cars and various aircraft, have now turned their attention to surfing. Well, at least one has. Enter Riccardo Rossi. The 42-year-old from Rimini Italy is

That foam and fiberglass sled beneath your feet, including the fins, just got a whole lot of help from the ...Continue ›


parent and child wave pool surfing

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Protect yourself before you wreck yourself: Complete guide to sun blocks and creams

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In this Natural Sunscreen Guide for Surfers and Sensitive Skin by James Marshall we learn what works and what doesn't in blocking out the sun and potentially, skin cancer... Everyone loves summer. Think about it for a minute; the long, warm daylight hours, holidays, good times with good friends and family and everything else that comes along with it. Of

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Four pairs of boardshorts

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Here’s what makes a good pair of boardshorts

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As we enter the northern hemisphere summer, wave pool wear shifts from high-tech neoprene to sophisticated nylon-composite materials. And just as there's more to wetsuits than simply rubber and zippers, there's more to boardshorts than cloth and cut. As many wave pool learners find themselves purchasing a pair of boardshorts, it's important to know what works, what doesn't and if

As we enter the northern hemisphere summer, wave pool wear shifts from high-tech neoprene to sophisticated nylon-composite materials. And just ...Continue ›


Surfboards for wave pools

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Surfboards for wave pools: What works and what doesn’t

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Shorter length and EPS construction help make the perfect high-performance shortboard, but there's a bit more to it than that... The best surfboards for wave pools are ones tailored to the type of wave you'll be surfing. The waves in each of the world's wave pools vary a great deal from one to the other. Kelly’s is a powerful Kirra-esque

Shorter length and EPS construction help make the perfect high-performance shortboard, but there's a bit more to it than that... ...Continue ›


Christiaan Bradley

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Wave Pool Board Theory with Christiaan Bradley

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Mild-mannered Quiksilver shaper Christiaan Bradley makes sleds for Leo Fiorivanti, Jesse Mendes and France's hot crop of future stars. Originally from Tasmania, he cut his teeth in the shaping bays of the Gold Coast before bouncing around the globe and landing in Hossegor, France as the central gear in the Euroglass factory machine. In this first installment of WavePoolMag's original

Mild-mannered Quiksilver shaper Christiaan Bradley makes sleds for Leo Fiorivanti, Jesse Mendes and France's hot crop of future stars. Originally ...Continue ›