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Waco session inspires Air Jordan wetsuit booties

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There are few harsher critics than surfers. By and large, inventions in the surf world are met with scorn and derision. That is until they are deemed necessary. The retractable legrope? Yeah, that didn’t last long. Nose guards? Out of vogue now and scoffed at when they first hit the market, but they’ve saved more than a few eyeballs and

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@maxisms wave pool review

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First Person: Melbourne airport’s got barrels in a vending machine!

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Max Emerson is a mid-level surfer who has been lucky enough to cobble a career out of making their internet life look more glamorous than it really is. One million Instagram followers is enough to support a chronic travel (and surfing) addiction. As a result, Max has been fortunate enough to paddle out in places like Hawaii, Texas, Australia, Costa

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California desert wave pool updates 2022

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The WavePoolMag desert update focuses on developments in the evolving surf park oasis east of Los Angeles. After the pandemic, progress on the four surf parks planned for the Coachella Valley is moving ahead with one scheduled to open in a few months with the others to follow in 2023-2024. This current article is an update of the one we

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adult learner Maria Allebring

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We speak with possibly the fastest advancing adult learner on the planet

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“Adult Learner” can be a pejorative term in the surf world. The comments thread for salt-focused publications is rife with kook-calling and the unrealistic expectation that everyone should know how to surf before they even, uh, learn to surf. If surfing was that easy, there would be no Kookslams insta page or Novice-shaming threads on BeachGrit. Fortunately, this hostile climate

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Backyard Sheetwaves: A glimpse into D.I.Y wave machine fails and wins

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Creating inland surfing experiences doesn’t always have to cost millions of dollars and require the infrastructure of a small village. As with any awesome innovation, there are those who will try and recreate it at home. With zero regard for efficiency (or safety), these bold pioneers are determined to release the stranglehold of “Big Surf” on the wave pool industry.

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Andrew Wray explains how today’s pools draw from a well of rich surf tank history and innovation

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Editor’s Note: Andrew Wray had a hand in designing many of the first-generation wave pools. With the launch of Endless Surf, he's been kind enough to provide background, history and overall perspective to bridge yesterday's wave tanks with today's modern marvels of engineering. In this installment, he talks about the patents on those first pools and how that changed everything.

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Zoning board in Jackson New Jersey approve big-ass wave pool. Surfers rejoice.

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While many wave pools coming off the drawing boards now are being used as anchors for private communities, or hotel and restaurant combinations, an increasing number are being built as star attractions for activity parks. One such proposed development is Adventure Crossing, in Jackson, New Jersey. A sprawling 4-stage development featuring Golf, bowling, sports fields, rinks and courts, indoor recreation,

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The Wave Bristo and Ukraine

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How one wave pool is sending aid to Ukraine

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The Wave recently got in touch with fellow Bristol business, British Corner Shop, to develop the We Care package – a parcel of essential food that will be delivered directly to those in need in Ukraine. The packs will be taken by trucks directly into Lviv in Ukraine, as part of Climate Action’s 20-20-20 Campaign, which is aiming to deliver

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History Lesson: Andrew Wray on the wave pools that that kicked off the dream

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Editor's Note: When surfing first hit the wave pool, it was most likely into one that Andrew Wray had a hand in designing. From Typhoon Lagoon to Sun City to Dion Agius' Dubai pool of choice, Andrew has played a role in creating surf. Now with the launch of Endless Surf, he was kind enough to give us a little

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The Dead (wave) Pool: What happened to the Big Three?

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This is a very exclusive club. One for which you have to spend millions. And you don’t want to be in it. The qualifying barrier? Redundancy. Welcome to the Wave Pool Graveyard. But were their projects out-and-out flops, or simply ahead of their time? Regardless, some have paid a hefty price for trying and tripping, but in the process, they’ve

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James Miles of Urbnsurf

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Employee of the Month: James Miles of Urbnsurf

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James Miles is excitable. It might even be his superpower. He’s one of those individuals who bring enthusiasm wherever they go. And it’s not the cheerleading type of froth so pervasive across Tik Tok and Youtube makeup tutorials. James isn’t phoning it in. I don't think he ever does. Which could explain why he’s had such an illustrious career in

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Craft beer-themed wave pool gets greenlight

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Last week elected officials in Yakima County Washington heard residents speak out on the proposed Barreled Surf Park. Some pro, some con. In the end, local officials will allow Joey Lawrence and Mike Roy to develop land near East Norman and St. Hilaire roads in Moxie. The result will be Barreled, a $30 million surf park with lodging units, a

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Fort Pierce Update: Koa Bay defines new project

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Without fail, each week we get an inquiry via Instagram or after our Newsletter send out "What's happening with the Florida project?" Our answer is always a question "which Florida project do you mean?" This week we learned that the Fort Pierce wave pool project in Florida is pushing ahead. A new website for Koa Bay shows artist renderings for

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Unit wave pool breaks ground in Utah

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The aptly named Hurricane Valley, Utah - 30 minutes from the gates of Zion National Park - is set to host waves. Namely, to be home to the first Unit surf pool in North America. On March 24 ground was broken on an 80 acre, luxury private surf community, Southern Shores. Along with a small lake hosting the 16-meter wide Unit surf

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surfaid cup 2022 at the urbnsurf wave pool

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Wave Pools and Fundraising: SurfAid & Urbnsurf forge template with unique event

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On Friday, March 25th SurfAid's signature fundraiser event, The SurfAid Cup ran at Urbnsurf in Melbourne for the second year. Eight teams from around Australia raised $54,537 for SurfAid’s programs helping to improve the health, wellbeing and resilience of people in remote surf communities. Each team of six featured a lineup of talented surfers, with judging provided by Surfing Victoria.

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Endless Surf pool gets the greenlight in Northern Queensland

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The Endless Surf wave pool planned for a site adjacent Port Douglas in northern Queensland Australia was approved by the local council this week. A 294-page officer's report addressed initial concerns about sewage and water use as well as use of agricultural land. The Douglas Shire Council granted the development permit for the 100-acre eco-resort with SUP lagoons, an aqua

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This is how the kelly slater wave pool works

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How the Kelly Slater Wave Pool Works

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Kelly Slater Wave Company Kelly’s design is the most famous of the wave pools. The prototype transformed an abandoned waterski park in Lemoore California into the upscale Surf Ranch, the darling of the WSL and company team-building power perk for the Fortune 500 surf set. The system is a simple plow design, like Wavegarden’s Lagoon and Surf Poel in The

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Gigi Lucas of SurfearNegra

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Can wave pools help diversify the lineup?

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There’s always been a barrier to surfing for persons of color. When beaches ban a specific group of people - until about 1960 in SoCal and 1968 in the Gulf - the result is kids who don’t grow up swimming, going to the beach, or, ultimately, surfing. Most dedicated surfers today learned at a young age, ushered into the fold

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Leon Glatzer feels at home from Waco to Munchen to Pavones

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Leon Glatzer calls a lot of places home, Hawaii, Germany, Costa Rica and a few spots in between. Like Forest Gump, he’s comfortable wherever he goes. And Leon’s surfing reflects this. He can take the same aerial twist and apply it to different environments, from the roping walls of Pavones to the quick ramps of Waco and onto the jet

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lewis hamilton loves wave pools

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It’s kinda weird, but Lewis Hamilton loves wave pools

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We've got video evidence of Lewis Hamilton in Lemoore, Melbourne and most recently, Waco. And we can't figure out what's going on. This we do know: He is called the Billion Dollar Man, or simply King. He’s often compared that other fast-twitch-muscle-fiber anomaly in the world of sports named Kelly Slater. Lewis owns seven Formula1 world championships to Kelly’s 11

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Endless Surf offers more insight into system with latest video

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Endless Surf launches its latest corporate video detailing the ins and outs of its technology. For a world eagerly seeking more information on their brand of wave pool, this latest clip provides a deep dive into metrics and advantages while telling the product story through interviews with the people bringing this innovative system to light. “With over 40 years of

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Ace Buchan joins Aventuur

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Ace Buchan named surf and sustainability director at Aventuur

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Aventuur announced this week that CT stalwart Adrian “Ace”’ Buchan has joined their growing team. Ace will fulfill the role of Director of Surf and Sustainability. Ace’s position will oversee the sustainability aspects of upcoming Aventuur projects and help ensure their wave parks are in line with surfing’s environmental ethos. Aventuure currently has projects in Perth, Queensland, Northern NSW, New

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bsr changes name to waco surf in 2022

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Find out why BSR changed its name to Waco Surf

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Today, after two years of transition, BSR Surf Resort is now officially Waco Surf and open for the 2022 season. Guiding the transition from a wave tank with minimal amenities to a more sophisticated user experience has been Mike Schwaab, (not to be confused with Michael Schwab of Kelly's technology and Coral Mountain.) Mike's an energetic character who addresses us

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Pope blesses wave pool

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Saying goodbye to the world’s first surf park – Arizona’s Big Surf

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Welcome. Please be seated. We’re gathered here today not to mourn a loss but to celebrate a life well-lived - one of countless waves and good times. And, yes, there was that one time the Pope blessed our beloved wave pool. And it was with a slew of sad emoji faces on our devices that we learned of the closure

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international women's day at urbnsurf

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What wave pools are doing for International Women’s Day

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To those watching the CT event in Portugal right now, you may have noticed the names of trailblazing women athletes laminated onto the back of the competitors’ jerseys. It’s part of the World Surf League’s way to honor International Women’s Day on March 8. So we wanted to ask, "what are wave pools doing to recognize this day?" In a

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