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Wave pool tech company SwellSpot announces licensing program launch

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Virginia-based Swellspot announced the official launch of their licensing program today. The company claims their wave pool technology can deliver up to 300 swells per hour and that the waves are computer controlled through software with size, shape, frequency and direction all adjustable. “Waves are produced by a mechanical modular system that uses hydraulic motor power to mimic the velocity

Virginia-based Swellspot announced the official launch of their licensing program today. The company claims their wave pool technology can deliver ...Continue ›


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Kelly’s Wave to star in new reality TV series on ABC

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Move over Survivor Island and Bachelor Mansion, Lemoore is about to take reality TV center stage. That mesmerizing, roping peat-moss green wonder known as Kelly’s Wave will become home to a new type of competition. While the WSL Top 34 will return each September for their CT event, a new, select crew of up-and-coming surfers will soon compete against each

Move over Survivor Island and Bachelor Mansion, Lemoore is about to take reality TV center stage. That mesmerizing, roping peat-moss ...Continue ›


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Wave menu, pricing, opening date announced for Melbourne

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Urbnsurf released much-anticipated footage of their Melbourne facility today along with pricing information and a peek at the wave menu on tap when the park opens to the public January 2020. Last week the company aired a clip of empty waves rolling through for the first time, and while the waves looked thick and barreling, it wasn’t until seeing it

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Clip explores the art of heckling your mates

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The new arena at The Wave in Bristol provides a perfect amphitheater to shout at your friends. Whether you cheer them on with positive words of encouragement or heckle them for digging a rail, everyone in the water is within earshot. “You're so close to the action,” says YouTuber Barters. “You can literally just lean over the wall and shout

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WavePoolMag Photographer Series Episode 3, Dany Taylor of Surf Lakes

Features, Interviews, News

Making salted surf look magnificent, ethereal, moody and mythical is rather easy given that it’s, well, the ocean. Giving something human-made a nature-made aura is one of the biggest challenges in photography. No dolphins, salt spray, Technicolor reefs or random imperfections. Wave pools are just stick-to-the-blueprint trappings of measured water and machine output. But to make them appear natural? That

Making salted surf look magnificent, ethereal, moody and mythical is rather easy given that it’s, well, the ocean. Giving something ...Continue ›


underwater view of indoor wave pool

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Sneak peak of New Jersey’s new indoor wave pool

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PerfectSwell tech by American Wave Machines introduced the indoor sister to BSR Surf Resort’s wave pool. The new 1.5-acre lagoon will open to the public on November 27th at the American Dream mall in New Jersey. In a quick clip produced by AWM, East Coast surfers Cruz Dinofa, Rob Kelly, Quincy Davis and Pat Schmidt lit up a pre-public opening

PerfectSwell tech by American Wave Machines introduced the indoor sister to BSR Surf Resort’s wave pool. The new 1.5-acre lagoon ...Continue ›


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Television: Elite team tours The Wave Bristol

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As The Wave Bristol finds its footing, we are in the midst of a digital blizzard of Wavegarden content. Sometimes it’s hard to find the goods in all that pixelated noise, fortunately the marketing geniuses at Red Bull made it easy for us. Last week they dropped their elite team riders into the deep end at The Wave Bristol. On

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Groms at Surf Lakes in Yeppoon

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Surf Lakes refines testing, invites select guests and hints at competitions

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A host of shareholders, potential licensees and locals were on hand recently for two demonstration days at Surf Lakes. The invited guests got to session with Surf Lakes team members Mark and Jay Occhilupo, Barton Lynch, Ben Player, Beau Emerton and Harley Walters. The wave pool in Yeppoon Queensland hosted the event to show off wave size and quality, as

A host of shareholders, potential licensees and locals were on hand recently for two demonstration days at Surf Lakes. The ...Continue ›


Matt Warshaw

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Repost: Insight into Kelly’s wave from salted historian Matt Warshaw

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We're reposting last year's interview with surfing's favorite historian and author of the Encyclopedia of Surfing (or EOS as it's known to those over the age of 40) Matt Warshaw. The EOS is into another round of funding to keep surfing's history a living, growing entity. Most of the funds will go to recording and digitizing all the loose scraps

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Rip Curl Gromsearch national champs crowned at BSR Surf Resort

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The 2019 Rip Curl GromSearch National Final presented by Banzai Bowls, BSR Surf Resort and PerfectSwell finished its 20th anniversary season in the freshwater perfection of the BSR Surf Resort. The season began back in June at Huntington Beach Pier, flew to the Kewalo Basin, Oahu, crossed the nation to New Smyrna, FL, and found its last qualifiers on the

The 2019 Rip Curl GromSearch National Final presented by Banzai Bowls, BSR Surf Resort and PerfectSwell finished its 20th anniversary ...Continue ›


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Virginia Beach eyes financing deal for Wavegarden Cove project

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The push to build Atlantic Park continues as the city of Virginia Beach and the Venture Realty Group struck an agreement to secure funding for the $325million development. Virginia Beach announced they will issue bonds for some of the development and then later reinvest tax revenues generated by visitors back into city coffers. To help the cause, the city will

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urbnsurf melbourne first waves

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It’s Real: Urbnsurf turns on the machine

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Australia’s first public wave pool fired up all engines today, unveiling the first series of swells to roll out down under. As one of two full-size Wavegarden Cove designs opening this week, the team behind Urbnsurf is giddy with excitement. “We’re stoked that the first, perfect waves have been pumping at Urbnsurf Melbourne, and we can’t wait to welcome guests

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Palm Spring Surf Club eyes (late) 2020 opening

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Cheyne Magnusson and Kalani Robb’s transformation of a decades-old wave pool into a surf-able beast took one step closer to becoming a reality. The Palm Springs powers-that-be on Wednesday approved the crew’s plan to update the Wet ’n’ Wild Water Park wave pool and environs. The decaying facility was purchased quietly last year by Pono Acquisition Partners LLC. Publicly, Cheyne

Cheyne Magnusson and Kalani Robb’s transformation of a decades-old wave pool into a surf-able beast took one step closer to ...Continue ›


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New Podcast with Andrew Ross separates the urban myth from the Urbnsurf reality

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What's it like to sink a big chunk of your life into something unproven at the commercial level? Not like a hipster, vegan, donut store in a trendy neigborhood, but a giant multi-acre concrete behemoth filled with water and moving parts? What's it like to build the "first ever" of anything? What's it like to be Andrew Ross? Find out

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Dutch wave pool under construction in The Hague

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The Dutch indoor wave pool project SurfPoel is fast under construction in The Hague and hopes to open shortly. Although we couldn’t pin down a specific launch date, from the looks of the social media feed from 24/7 waves, it looks like it won’t be long. When completed the converted warehouse will host a hull and foil type of wave

The Dutch indoor wave pool project SurfPoel is fast under construction in The Hague and hopes to open shortly. Although ...Continue ›


perfect swell at bsr

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Indoor New Jersey wave pool to open next month

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The American Dream mega mall in New Jersey will open its water park on November 27th. The 3-million square foot center will be home to 450 shops, services, an indoor theme park and heaps more. The project is so huge that sections will be opening in “chapters.” The first one rolls out this week on October 25th and includes the

The American Dream mega mall in New Jersey will open its water park on November 27th. The 3-million square foot ...Continue ›


First waves in Bristol

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First surf rolls out at The Wave Bristol

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Today marked a historical moment for Wavegarden as waves started breaking in the world’s first public Wavegarden Cove in Bristol, England.  With the official opening of The Wave scheduled for November, Wavegarden’s engineers are on track to complete the commissioning of the machinery that powers the revolutionary Wavegarden Cove technology. Pristine waves standing almost 2.0m high poured through the surfing

Today marked a historical moment for Wavegarden as waves started breaking in the world’s first public Wavegarden Cove in Bristol, ...Continue ›


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Trio of clips spotlight commitment to surfing after dark

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Wavegarden’s romance with night surfing has kindled warmly since the company’s inception all those years back. In the original Lagoon design – which was ultimately deployed at NLand in Austin and Snowdonia in Wales – the company woke the world to the fact that wave pool surfing can be 24 hours. Their first night clip in 2015 featured talent from

Wavegarden’s romance with night surfing has kindled warmly since the company’s inception all those years back. In the original Lagoon ...Continue ›


1984 wave pool surfing ohio

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Surf Trip 1984: Fear and loathing in an Ohio wave pool

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"The Wave" is not in Bristol or anywhere in the UK. It's in Ohio, like Ohio USA. Or, at least it was. In 1984 Surfing Magazine sent Bill Sharp and 1976 world champ Peter Townend to Geauga Lake amusement park in Aurora near Cleveland to perform a "surfing exhibition" at a newly minted attraction called The Wave. Peter PT Townend

"The Wave" is not in Bristol or anywhere in the UK. It's in Ohio, like Ohio USA. Or, at least ...Continue ›


Surf Lakes

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WavePoolMag Podcast launches with 3 episodes

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Today we officially launch our podcast. Hosted by South African journalist Nick Robinson, each episode talks to the engineers, entrepreneurs, pros and the visionaries who have a unique wave pool story to tell. https://radiopublic.com/wave-pool-mag-GZl9Dv Here's the rundown for the first three episodes in our launch phase before we kick into regular one-per-week publishing. Remember, every Thursday at 16h00 CET we

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DSRT surf plan

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DSRT Surf project receives planning commission approval

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The highly anticipated Wavegarden Cove slated for Palm Desert moved one step closer to approval this week. The DSRT Surf Project got the nod from the Palm Desert Planning Commission and will move forward to the Palm Desert City Council for final approval next month. The project is one of several seeking a home in the Coachella Valley east of Los

The highly anticipated Wavegarden Cove slated for Palm Desert moved one step closer to approval this week. The DSRT Surf ...Continue ›


Photo courtesy Okahina

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What if the future of wave pools was pool-less?

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Despite what we’re told via movies and inspirational TedTalks, the best inventions don’t strike us like lightning bolts of divine inspiration. No. Most design progress is the result of prosaic wandering from problem to solution and back again. In between those two points are countless, exhaustive hours of note-taking, testing and a string of expletives. This is the space where

Despite what we’re told via movies and inspirational TedTalks, the best inventions don’t strike us like lightning bolts of divine ...Continue ›


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Weekend water flow fills Urbnsurf Melbourne wave pool

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Urbnsurf announced this morning that they’ve filled their Wavegarden Cove lagoon in Melbourne. According to the report, it took four days of flowing water to fill the wave pool in Tullamarine adjacent Melbourne’s airport. “The fill started late on Friday evening after our dedicated crew had spent weeks testing, inspecting and cleaning our massive, 22,000 square meter Wavegarden Cove lagoon,”

Urbnsurf announced this morning that they’ve filled their Wavegarden Cove lagoon in Melbourne. According to the report, it took four ...Continue ›


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Latest Guide to surfing The Wave Bristol

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On the heels of The Wave filling up the pool and its much anticipated grand opening, the folks in Bristol announced hours, prices and a few extras recently. In addition to the nuts and bolts information you need for a session at The Wave, the innovative company debuted some creative ideas to help shape the future of inland surfing. Becoming

On the heels of The Wave filling up the pool and its much anticipated grand opening, the folks in Bristol ...Continue ›


jack robinson at wavegarden

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Jack Robinson checks out Cove’s sample platter

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At just 21 years of age, Jack Robinson has been blowing minds all over the world for more than a decade, especially in waves that put fear in even the most experienced surf aficionados. "When we heard that he was in the Basque Country and keen for a session at Wavegarden, we didn't hesitate to invite him to our demo

At just 21 years of age, Jack Robinson has been blowing minds all over the world for more than a ...Continue ›