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New Zealand council green lights feasibility study for wave pool

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An Olympic-level Aquasports park is one step closer to calling Kaiapoi home after the concept demonstrated through the pre-feasibility study the potential to be commercially viable. The WHoW Charitable Trust plan a New Zealand first by co-locating surf wave, whitewater and cable wakeboard facilities together in an Aquasports Park parks alongside the Kaiapoi River on former red zoned land. Trust Chairperson, Tony

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Urbnsurf Melbourne will resume operations next week

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Urbnsurf announced today that they will reopen to the public on Friday, June 19th. The statement comes at the same time the Victorian Government is easing restrictions for sport and recreation. The new regulations limit the number of users to 20 per separate area of outdoor swimming pool. “On re-opening, up to 18 surfers will be permitted on each side

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SurfPark Resort aims for opening in São Paulo late 2021

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Fabio Ferraz, along with his team leads Surfpark Resort, an ambitious project to build the largest independent surf park network spread around the world. The concept is to create wave pools for surfing set in a family fun environment. What that pans out to look like exactly, either BSR Surf Resort barbecue fun or Far Far A Bay indoor New

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Cove wave pool to land in western Germany

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Surfers across Europe, in particular Germany, will be pleased to know that a Wavegarden Cove is planned just 20 minutes from Düsseldorf. Wavegarden announced that Krefeld City, in western Germany, will host a Cove. The new €25Million development by the Elakari Group anticipates completing the job by summer 2023. The surf park’s location is key to attracting an estimated 200,000

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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

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Look for standing waves to enhance Multi-Wave Surf Parks

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Currently, chatter in the wave pool industry is about the future of Multi-Wave Surf Parks - that is, destinations with more than one type of surf-able technology. It’s a term for a place like BSR Cable Park in Waco - with its wakeboard center and water attractions - but surf-specific. The idea is that Multi-Wave Surf Parks will offer several

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How safe is it to surf in a wave pool during COVID-19?

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In the US and around the world ocean lineups today look much like they did pre-COVID-19 with surfers returning as lockdown rules ease. Wave pool operators shut doors months ago following government guidelines and now eye a global re-opening, leaving many of us to ask “how safe are wave pools in this era of COVID-19?” There is a lot of

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What does 2X Freshwater Pro champ Gabby have under his feet?

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It’s a unique time for surfing. Not just because of wave pools, but because for the past decade regular surfers have had access to the exact same designs as pro team riders. With the advent of brand models, those magic recipes are replicated with each board. And, as more surfers take to surf parks those of us not on tour

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Celebrating the ordinary: 5 waves, 4 fails

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We love raw footage. It offers a real view of wave pool sessions. Mostly what we see on the interweb is slick, primped, primed and calculated slices of digital stoke curated by professionals. The result? We all feel a little deflated when we see real footage of ourselves surfing. In case you need a reminder of our collective surfing shortcomings,

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Pool party chaos leads to at least two new sports

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When the whole concept of surf-able wave pools sprung up this is exactly what we hoped it would look like. Fun, creative and little reckless. Kalani Robb lit up Instagram this week with footage of surf maestro Blair Conklin and crew inventing new surf-sports at the Palm Springs Surf Club. The Laguna skimboard champ used a winch cable to heighten

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New test pool footage shows Lilliputian potential

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Swell MFG, the Arizona wave pool company with research labs in Minnesota, aired new footage of their test wave pool. The short clip by director Aaron Lieber (Bethany Hamilton "Unstoppable") shows three settings. The first is a tasty little slab followed by a wedge complete with a mouse-sized air section. The video clip closes with Swell MFG's point setting. "Exciting

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Swiss Update: Three countries eye two wave pools three hours apart

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Alaïa and WaveUp, the two frontrunners in the Swiss wave pool race, are making headway and expecting to draw surfers from nearby Germany and France. One has confirmed that Wavegarden Cove technology will power their surf and the other is very close to making the same announcement. As we’ve seen with The Wave Bristol and Urbnsurf Melbourne, how each surf

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How do wave pools work? 7 ways machines make waves

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Engineering is a monster. And personally, it scares me. Why? Because stacking cinderblocks and building things in only one shape (square!) is pretty much the peak of my engineering accomplishments. But I love to surf, especially in wave pools. So thankfully the world has Wavegardens, PerfectSwells, SurfLochs, Surf Lakes, and a few others. And these companies love to engineer waves.

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Sao Paulo wave pool construction begins

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The Praia da Drama wave pool project just received their Wavegarden machinery this week. In a social media post, Wavegarden celebrated the arrival of the components necessary to build a surf park. “Today, the trucks pulled up Praia da Grama just outside of Sau Paulo, Brazil and commenced unloading the 52 modules, water treatment system, e-houses and some other equipment

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Surf Lakes refines system, plans for live webcasts and virtual tours

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Wave pool makers Surf Lakes reports they are busy working on a new liner at their Yeppoon research and development site among other things. The company said that testing has been carried out recently on several surface options with one standing tall, and being seemingly unbreakable under weight-loading and stress testing. The new solution is reported to be stronger and

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Urbnsurf extends closure through May to meet COVID-19 guidelines

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In line with new measures announced by the Australian and Victorian governments to ease coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, Urbnsurf Melbourne will remain closed in May 2020.  While ocean surfing has been permitted, this is consistent with advice issued by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) this week that all public swimming pools, outdoor pools, and ocean baths remain

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American Surf Parks hits final planning stages

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Hot on the release of new wave pool renderings, the Myrtle Beach Wavegarden Cove facility by American Surf Parks is ready to break ground. The facility will be a maximum-sized Cove covering five acres, or about six football fields within a 12-acre development. “We just went through City Council again this morning and received overwhelming unanimous support for the project,”

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China’s first wave pool competition finally goes public

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China and the free flow of information make a horrible pairing, like mint ice cream and anchovies or a slow polka fused with death metal vocals. In short, we never really know what's happening there. Run in the Summer of 2019 but not made public until March 2020, the country completed its first pool event. Wanning, in Hainan China hosts

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Urbnsurf holds court for Ferrari and JS Industries

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Shaper to the stars Jason Stevenson, the monogram behind JS Industries (the board label with a tractor on it) has one of the most loyal teams in surfing. He’s shaped boards for four World Champions and a host of top 32 pros. Recently tractor logo met horse logo as Mr. JS mixed it up with Ferrari's new F8 Spyder in

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BSR Surf Resort first wave pool to open after lockdown

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When will wave pools open back up? It’s a complicated question. And the answers are as varied as the patchwork of safety measures enacted locally and globally to curb the spread of COVID-19. Facemasks are required for all customers at Costco but for those picking up a 12 pack of LaCroix at Target, you can do so mask free. In

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Sorcery: Florida wave pool curse fact or fiction?

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Sometimes America’s can-do spirit and moxie just don’t work out. Trending FloridaMan feats like tossing alligators through drive-thru windows or trying to shoot down hurricanes captivate us because FloridaMan tries and fails brilliantly. "A" for effort means a lot in The States even if it is a stupid idea in the first place.When the World Surf League sunk $6million into

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How to get a great POV tube shot with Rob Kelly

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You might not know it but the best creations in surfing often come from PVC piping, some bits of wire and duct tape. Thanks to surfing MacGyvers like Rob Kelly, DIY chutzpah is alive and well in the wave pool world. The New Jersey surfer had been after a particular POV tube perspective from a tail-mounted pole but kept getting

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PerfectSwell in Richmond

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Virginia wave pool waits out COVID-19 before breaking ground

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An American Wave Machines PerfectSwell wave pool slated for Richmond Virginia was inches away from breaking ground when COVID-19 hit. The development called the Lake is proposed to be twice the size fo BSR Surf Resort in Waco and has won approval from the Chesterfield Virginia Board of Supervisors and was all set to go. “We will wait for more

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Are wave pools out of line with COVID-19 refund policies?

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People around the world are losing jobs and businesses are shutting their doors despite loans and injections of cash from government agencies. During this Black Swan event, economists are predicting a downturn deeper than the Great Recession of 2008 and on par with the Great Depression of the 1930s. In our little corner of the world, a few surf media

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How many wave pools are there in the world?

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We did our best research this week to answer the one question we get asked all the time: "How many wave pools are there in the world?" Well, we have to qualify that by firing back – do you mean “open,” “planned,” “under construction” or “sketched-on-a-school-folder?" The results are mixed. And a brief takeaway would look something like the below:

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