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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Waco wave pool BSR Surf Resort

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All you need to know about the BSR Surf Resort

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Surfing the BSR Cable Park's star wave in 2019 Editor's Note: We have updated articles with more current information on a visit to Waco here and in our Big List of Prices and Hours here The article below is popular with search engines, but we have better, more up-to-date information at the above links... That pumping little wedge at the

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Vintage Big Surf Arizona

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Be Kind Rewind: America’s first surfing wave pool

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How marketing dollars from the Clairol Hair company launched America's first wave pool and culture, and why Big Surf is still a viable spo option today... Waikiki Beach at Big Surf in Arizona launched the wave pool revolution 50 years ago. Well, kind of. The world’s first look at wave pool surfing, while scoring high on the novelty scale, mistimed

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Intermediate surfboard templates

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Find the perfect “not-beginner-but-almost-intermediate” surfboard

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No longer a beginner? A mini-mal is a great intermediate surfboard, but an oversized shortboard will be more useful to you in the long run. Here’s why… The beauty of learning to surf in a wave pool is that you will progress at a steady pace. Hit it like you’d hit the gym and you’ll progress rapidly. For the ocean-dependent

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Wetsuit Lining – why what’s inside matters

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Wetsuit lining is the new frontier in performance as companies create innovative ways to insulate surfers. Previously the inside of your suit was just a nylon polyester stretchy material that was there to soften the stickiness and abrasion of raw neoprene rubber. In the last few years wetsuit makers started using textured interior linings for improved insulation. Go to a

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tube elation at Kelly's wave pool

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Exclusive: Kelly Slater wave pool versus BSR Surf Resort!

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Everyday shredder boils down the good, the bad and the ugly of each wave pool Yes, it’s easy for a pro surfer to call any wave pool “all time.” Pros make a living making shiite surf look good. It’s their job. But what about us capable surfers who know how to surf but don’t receive royalties for social media likes

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softboards in a wave pool

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Fun without losing an eye: Softboards wave pool romp

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A little knowledge via some digital softboard wave pool candy Softboard surfboards speak all languages. From Dude, “they are, like, totally f’ckin fun bro,” to sales associate, “Softboards are so hhhhottt! right now!” to an inebriated Yank doing a fake Aussie accent, “These are the feckin sh*t mate!” – softboards might be the perfect wave pool accompaniment. Thanks to the

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Where is the best wave pool in the world? Expert tells all

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Wave Pool Connoisseur Scott Bass Compares Wave Pools Editor's Note: This article was published before The Wave and Urbnsurf opened to the public. You can find the WavePoolMag reviews of those surf spots at The Wave Review and Urbnsurf Review We found the best wave pool in the world thanks to Scott Bass – founder and creator of The Boardroom

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Wave at BSR Cable Park in Waco Texas

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A First Timer’s Guide to New BSR WAVE POOL by Brett Barley

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East Coast goofyfoot and Pipeline Cinderella story Brett Barley takes us on a tour airport-to-pool through the new wavepool at the BSR Surf Ranch in Waco Texas. Get deep with Brett and go beyond the hyper-accelerated Insta clips lighting up the world.  Are your cutties so fierce you'll spray the pool's concrete wall? Is your airgame on point? How

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Artist mock up for the NLand Surf Park design

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How to surf NLand’s wave pool with veteran journalist Scott Bass

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From tacos to takeoffs, Scott Bass explains how to surf the NLand wave pool and get the most out of America's first core wavepool,  in Austin Texas When I see a wave, I’m drawn to it. I mind surf it. I wonder about it. I want to ride it, and I imagine riding it. It doesn’t matter where I see

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