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Surf ATL

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Surf ATL project finds footing with financial group

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We've been following the Atlanta wave pool project for awhile now for a few reasons. First, it's a community-first wave pool project which is rare in the developer world, and second it will be Georgia's first surf park. This week, the Surf ATL group announced a partnership with Commenda Real Estate and Commenda Capital to access the financial muscle necessary to see the project

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Stance socks and The wave

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Stance enhances photography moxie at The Wave

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The Wave announced a new 3-year partnership with Stance that focuses on photography and creativity and other areas at Bristol's favorite surf spot. The agreement sees Stance launch a dedicated photography space at The Wave.A statement from the wave said the partnership builds on the shared appreciation of creativity, human expression and the joy of surfing.Stance is a longtime supporter of surf

The Wave announced a new 3-year partnership with Stance that focuses on photography and creativity and other areas at Bristol's favorite surf ...Continue ›


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How that one Chinese wave pool malfunction happened & why a surfboard is safer than an inflatable unicorn

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In 2019 the ironically named Tsunami Pool in Longjing, China dished out a heavy beating to hundreds of unsuspecting bathers who, until seconds earlier, had been bobbing about serenely like Cheerios in a breakfast bowl. Fortunately, since we’re living in the smartphone era, this spectacular malfunction was caught on camera, and the resulting footage went viral worldwide. What had happened

In 2019 the ironically named Tsunami Pool in Longjing, China dished out a heavy beating to hundreds of unsuspecting bathers ...Continue ›


sao paulo surf club

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Sao Paulo 3, Rio 0. Wave pool race heats up in Brazil

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São Paulo is on its way to becoming the wave pool capital of Brazil, and South America for that matter. The city is the southern hemisphere’s most populous metropolis with 12 million inhabitants, and now all will be within driving distance of three wave tanks. The KSM group opened Praia da Grama last year to rave reviews. Now JHSF, a

São Paulo is on its way to becoming the wave pool capital of Brazil, and South America for that matter. ...Continue ›


coral mountain wave pool gets smaller

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Coral Mountain scales back to appease neighbors

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Big changes to the design at Coral Mountain were announced this week as developers try to appease neighbors in the adjacent golf resorts. The private resort and residential community plans to include 150 hotel rooms, 600 vacation rentals and additional exclusive residences and recreational facilities. Coral Mountain is intended to be built on 400 acres of undeveloped land that was

Big changes to the design at Coral Mountain were announced this week as developers try to appease neighbors in the ...Continue ›


Surfers in the water at The Wave credit Global Shots

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New coaching program at The Wave targets skilled surfers

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Wave pools have long been tapped as the perfect venue to improve one's surf skills. But most programs out there focus on the beginning/intermediate surfer. At the other end of the spectrum are the elite training sessions geared for the professional level. But what about those surfers somewhere in between, you know advanced but not quite QS warrior ready? The

Wave pools have long been tapped as the perfect venue to improve one's surf skills. But most programs out there ...Continue ›


oceankamp wave pool in oceanside

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Oceanside city council green lights surf lagoon (finally)

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Editor's Note:The land around Ocean Kamp is undergoing construction as we speak. We get a handful of reports from neighbors and surfers in the area. Most often the report is something like: "lots of dirt moving equipment, but no wave pool yet." We get hit up regularly with requests, "any updates on the O-Side pool?" Well now, after a year

Editor's Note:The land around Ocean Kamp is undergoing construction as we speak. We get a handful of reports from neighbors ...Continue ›


Surftown MUC construction

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Bavarian surfing and how Surftown MUC will change everything

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I spent several days in Munich surrounding the groundbreaking of the new Endless Surf powered facility dubbed Surftown MUC. What I saw around town was truly eye-opening: bikes kitted out with board racks, wetsuits hanging from balconies, the odd surf shop and surfers cycling (traffic is gnarly here) to the Eisbach River wave. One afternoon sitting at a Biergarten I

I spent several days in Munich surrounding the groundbreaking of the new Endless Surf powered facility dubbed Surftown MUC. What ...Continue ›


Dreamwave rapid surf pool

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No energy required: Meet the rapid wave pool without a motor

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One could consider Germany the birthplace of river surfing at natural spots like Floßlände and Eisbach in Munich. From Bavaria it spread into the rivers of Austria and Switzerland and across the pond to the US. Today there are commercial artificial rapid pools popping up everywhere in the world which is great. However, there’s obviously the issue with sustainability through

One could consider Germany the birthplace of river surfing at natural spots like Floßlände and Eisbach in Munich. From Bavaria ...Continue ›


bryan dickerson at The Wave Bristol

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Industry Updates: WavePoolMag partners with Surf Park Summit

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WavePoolMag announced a partnership with Surf Park Central this week. The two most prominent names in all things surf parks and wave pools are teaming up to better deliver news and information in this rapidly expanding space. Both teams have decades of surf industry experience accumulated before the time when wave pools were a thing. As the wave basin landscape

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wavegarden scotland to open 2024

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Wavegarden Scotland breaks ground, eyes 2024 opening

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Major construction work at Scotland’s newest leisure and staycation facility, Wavegarden Scotland, got underway today in Ratho, near Edinburgh. The £55m landmark development will include the country’s first inland surfing destination.The Wavegarden Scotland development is expected to open to the public in Summer 2024 - boosting long-term socio-economic, recreational and tourism benefits including creating up to 130 jobs once open, generating

Major construction work at Scotland’s newest leisure and staycation facility, Wavegarden Scotland, got underway today in Ratho, near Edinburgh. The £55m ...Continue ›


typhoon lagoon by barr+wray

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Chlorine Dream: The oft-overlooked wave pools including one that charges just $8 per hour

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Here are the Top 10 wave pools you don't think of when you plan a surf session... What do you do if you’re on a layover in Orlando or Edmonton? You can go surfing. True, it won’t be the perfection of The Surf Ranch. But surfing, strange beast that it is, seems to be fun no matter what. After Stab’s

Here are the Top 10 wave pools you don't think of when you plan a surf session... What do you ...Continue ›


deaf surfer and teacher in switzerland

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Pool program brings wave-riding to the deaf in Switzerland

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One of the coolest things about wave pools is that driven, ocean-less individuals can go from zero to hero in just a few years. All it takes is heaps of drive, ambition and close proximity to one of the world’s surf parks. Simon Plachtzik started surfing five years ago during a holiday in Portugal and waved goodbye to his previous

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Rapid surf league munich main

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Janina Zeitler and Lennard Weinhold claim Rapid Surf League Puresurfcamps Munich Pro titles

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 With rapid pools being built all over the world, the sporting side of things is getting more and more interesting and professional. Since its inception in 2018, the Rapid Surf League, the first professional surf league on rapids has now successfully organized 7 RSL Pro events, a Pro / Am event and various smaller grassroots events at locations across Europe.

 With rapid pools being built all over the world, the sporting side of things is getting more and more interesting ...Continue ›


English Adaptive Surfing Open

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Surfing moves closer to Paralympic inclusion with event at The Wave, Bristol

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The 2022 English Adaptive Surfing Open ran on July 7 at The Wave in Bristol. It's a popular draw combining positive vibes in a party atmosphere while adhering to strict ISA Para Surfing classifications. Surfing England says they are pushing to get the sport included in the Paralympics via both regulations and simply by sharing their stoke of these high-energy

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surf coach luca loubet

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Employee of the Month: Luca Loubet of Alaïa Bay

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Luca Loubet studied water sports management at the University of Montpellier. The fickle swell patterns and six-month-long flat spells of the Mediterranean stoked his interest in wave pools. Luca wrote his final thesis on Wavegarden, eying an exit to a career as a surf coach. A combination of drive and luck landed him a job at Adventure Parc Snowdonia as

Luca Loubet studied water sports management at the University of Montpellier. The fickle swell patterns and six-month-long flat spells of ...Continue ›


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How to get into and enjoy the Kelly Slater Surf Ranch

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We get so many queries about the Kelly Slater Wave Co. Readers want to know how to get in, how much does it cost and why isn’t the company returning phone calls and emails? The short answer is that Kelly’s is so busy that landing new clients is not a priority – a wonderful problem for any business. But it

We get so many queries about the Kelly Slater Wave Co. Readers want to know how to get in, how ...Continue ›


bsr changes name to waco surf in 2022

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Employee of the Month: Amy Hunt of Waco Surf

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Everyone who works in the wave pool world at this point in time wears several hats. Partly because the industry is so young that clear-cut job titles are still years off. We've heard of CEOs taking on social media duties, fixing dings and handing out singlets to customers. There's a wonderful we're-all-in-this-together vibe among staff at the world's wave pools.

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Unit surf pool

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Project outside Berlin to feature largest indoor rapid wave pool

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Potsdam, Germany is a beautiful city just outside of Berlin and is known for its remarkable palaces, lakes, and rich historical significance. And soon it will also be known as "that one place with a big ass rapid wave pool." The Havelwelle project announced they will feature an embedded 14 meter (46 feet) wide Unit Surf Pool as their hub.

Potsdam, Germany is a beautiful city just outside of Berlin and is known for its remarkable palaces, lakes, and rich ...Continue ›


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More surf in the UK: The Wave secures funding for future wave parks

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The Wave has completed a significant investment deal with Sullivan Street Partners this week. The Bristol surf spot said the partnership will enable the company to push forward with its ambitious roll-out plans. The initial funding platform of c.£27 million will support the expansion phase of the business, enabling the securing of sites and planning, and further debt finances for

The Wave has completed a significant investment deal with Sullivan Street Partners this week. The Bristol surf spot said the ...Continue ›


EpicSurf business features how to run a surf park

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Business: EpicSurf on building an economically-sustainable surf park

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Wave pools are, without question, capital-intense ventures with highly variable revenue models and returns. At some, like Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch, the wave is the main attraction, with just minimal infrastructure around it. The people that come to its location in Lemoore, California—an agricultural town about four hours from the state’s two biggest cities—are often professional surfers or deep-pocketed enthusiasts.

Wave pools are, without question, capital-intense ventures with highly variable revenue models and returns. At some, like Kelly Slater’s Surf ...Continue ›


FlowSurf by FlowRider

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FlowRider enters the rapid wave pool market

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Sheet-wave pioneers FlowRider entered the deep-water standing wave market this week with the launch of FlowSurf. The product launch puts FlowRider alongside other wave pool technologies like EpicSurf, Ka'ana, Citywave and Unit. According to the company, FlowSurf looks a bit different than the average product in the FlowRider lineup. FlowSurf is created using a deep flow of water, which enables

Sheet-wave pioneers FlowRider entered the deep-water standing wave market this week with the launch of FlowSurf. The product launch puts ...Continue ›


Perth wave pool First Floor Hero

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Perth Surf Park is expected to produce first waves in 2024

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The largest surf park in the Southern Hemisphere is one step closer to its first waves today, with global surf park creator Aventuur announcing it has signed a long-term ground lease with the Western Australian Planning Commission for the site of the Perth Surf Park. The $100m surf park will be Western Australia’s first, and is set to become a

The largest surf park in the Southern Hemisphere is one step closer to its first waves today, with global surf ...Continue ›


Myrtha pools and endless surf

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Ditch the Concrete: Endless Surf partners with innovative steel pool construct

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Exclusive pool construction for Endless Surf customers is all stainless steel and uses no concrete. System offers a solution for surf parks with high-water tables, soft soil types and harsh environments. Both companies say the pre-fabricated modular design eliminates construction errors and results in faster-finished projects. Endless Surf announced a partnership this week with Myrtha Pools to help alleviate many

Exclusive pool construction for Endless Surf customers is all stainless steel and uses no concrete. System offers a solution for ...Continue ›


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How cool is your pool? Discover water temps for all the world’s wave pools

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It goes without saying that here at WavePoolMag we think wave pools are pretty darn cool, in the raddest sense of the word. But how cool are the world’s wave pools in terms of temperature? We surfed 3°C (36°F) Alaia Bay last December for the Winter Cup but we’ve also heard reports of 30°C (92F°) water in Japan. Curious about

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