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Update: Hawaii wave pool count continues to grow

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Wave pool surfing in Hawaii could become a thing as four projects, Wai Kai, Honokea, Surf Lakes and The Endless Summer Resort eye a range of development possibilities. The wave pools, while mostly focused on Oahu near Ewa Beach, are also planned for the outer Islands. The birthplace of surfing could be known as the home of modern wave pool

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Greg Webber thoughts

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Greg Webber – The Fastest Brain in Surfing

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It was a searching, penetrating - slightly red-eyed from salt and wind - stare that I found disconcerting. That, the Aussie drawl, and the missing front tooth gave me the impression I was under scrutiny from some intense Pacific pirate. I was stoked to finally meet Greg Webber, but out of everyone in the group, he was the only one

It was a searching, penetrating - slightly red-eyed from salt and wind - stare that I found disconcerting. That, the ...Continue ›


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Quick catchup: 5 years of Surf Lakes

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Aaron Trevis has been tinkering away for well more than five years on Surf Lakes. He built small 1:25 and 1:10 prototypes of the plunger to see if the idea could work. It did. Despite this major triumph, the small machine sat in Aaron's backyard in Brisbane. Then in July 2016 with the help of Engenuity Solutions (Dr. Chris Hawley,

Aaron Trevis has been tinkering away for well more than five years on Surf Lakes. He built small 1:25 and ...Continue ›


california wave pool bill

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Safety siren, mandatory leashes and more lifeguards make new California wave pool bill

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A new California bill calls for wave pools, now termed “wave basins” to create a set of guidelines separate from swimming pools and other amusement park facilities. The regulations for wave basins will include specific operational guidelines to cover operators, daily water quality testing (for pH balance and clarity) and daily maintenance and cleaning. There will be yet another committee

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BSR Surf Resort

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The Big List: prices, times, notes for all the world’s wave pools

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How many surf-able wave pools are there in the world? As of today, there are 18 wave pools in the world open and semi-open to the public with dedicated surfing hours - Hint: to find a wave pool opening near you soon, check the WavePoolMag Surf Planner. In this guide, we list hours, prices and features of the world's surfable

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perth wave pool

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The Battle for Perth Part Two: Urbnsurf & Endless Surf

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Perth wants a wave pool. So much so that the city allocated a 5.7-hectare lot adjacent to the Kwinana Freeway and Cockburn train station. Then they pitted veterans of the surf pool space Aventuur and Urbnsurf against each other in the bid to build Western Australia’s first wave park. The two parties have a tangled history. Aventuur and Andrew Ross, the

Perth wants a wave pool. So much so that the city allocated a 5.7-hectare lot adjacent to the Kwinana Freeway and ...Continue ›


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Critical forehand surfing in a wave pool… and beyond

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Surf Coach Cahill Bell-Warren shares expert advice about how to improve your forehand surfing. This article is part of our partnership with the Surf Better Now group and Surfing Victoria... The Rumble At The Ranch WSL event was such a long overdue reminder of what CT level surfing looks like; high end elite performances. What separates the worlds best and

Surf Coach Cahill Bell-Warren shares expert advice about how to improve your forehand surfing. This article is part of our ...Continue ›


wave pool brazil

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A few more deets on the Praia da Grama wave pool in Brazil

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The new wave pool in Brazil grabbed the world's attention last month with clips of Brazilian surf royalty enjoying Beast mode tubes and special aerial sections. But beyond the likes of Ian Gouveia and Miguel Pupo ripping, the project signals the first private club surf tank model. Press materials claim it is the first private wave pool in the world,

The new wave pool in Brazil grabbed the world's attention last month with clips of Brazilian surf royalty enjoying Beast ...Continue ›


city of perth waits for wave pool

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The Battle for Perth Part One: Aventuur & The Cove

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Perth wants a wave pool. So much so that the city allocated a 5.7-hectare lot adjacent to the Kwinana Freeway and Cockburn train station. Then they pitted veterans of the surf pool space Aventuur and Urbnsurf against each other in the bid to build Western Australia’s first wave park. The two parties have a tangled history. Andrew Ross built Urbnsurf Melbourne

Perth wants a wave pool. So much so that the city allocated a 5.7-hectare lot adjacent to the Kwinana Freeway and ...Continue ›


Adaptive surfing event in a wave pool

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The Wave Bristol supercharges English Adaptive Surfing Open

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Sunshine and waves were on tap at the concrete shores of The Wave, Bristol for the 2021 dryrobe English Adaptive Surfing Open. An incredible day for all who joined us, the champions of the contest have been crowned, and we welcome 14 newly frothing adaptive surfers into our community after the launch of a Waikiki wave participation session. Our ambitions

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Pineapples

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Oahu wave pool on track with $95M vote of confidence

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The Honokea Surf Village took another step forward this week as the state legislature approved the group's appropriation bill. Governor Ige signed bill SB1412 into law, a measure which significantly reduces the equity requirements for the project. "The Honokea Surf Village Special Purpose Revenue Bond Bill authorizes State of Hawaii tax-free revenue bond authority as a financing tool for the project," Honokea said in

The Honokea Surf Village took another step forward this week as the state legislature approved the group's appropriation bill. Governor ...Continue ›


wave pool port douglas

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Exclusive: Wave pool coming to Tropical Queensland

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An Endless Surf wave pool is planned for a site 10 kilometers from Port Douglas in northern Queensland Australia. The 100-acre property will be an eco-resort with SUP lagoons, an aqua park, wellness center, conference center as well as surf cabins and a 160-room high-tech hotel. At the center will be an Endless Surf ES400 wave pool measuring 280 meters

An Endless Surf wave pool is planned for a site 10 kilometers from Port Douglas in northern Queensland Australia. The ...Continue ›


coaching in wave pool

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Television: How wave pools are changing surfing forever

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Stormy conditions, flat spells, crowds - surfing is and always will be a challenge beyond just the technical getting-to-your-feet or perfecting your backhand snap hurdles we all face. “It’s an age old frustration and it’s completely out of your control, until now,” says YouTuber Kale Brock. “Wave pools have changed surfing forever and we are lucky enough to live in

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Virginia Beach wave pool

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The Wave in Virginia Beach moves forward

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Building a wave pool, especially at the center of a giant project like The Wave in Virginia Beach, requires orchestrating workers and their vehicles. The $2.8 million purchase of a shuttered gas station is the latest development in Pharrell Williams’ pet project. The move ensures space for the construction crew and quells complaints from nearby residents about workers clogging the

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wave painting

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Art Study: How running out of air inspired a series of wave paintings

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Italian artist Nicola Di Liegro paints. He paints abstract murals and canvases and caught our eye due to his refreshing take on waves. The art looks nothing like the airbrushed tropical fantasy we’ve come to expect from the surf art world. Instead, it’s abstract, textured and a bit industrial. Like his art, Nicola’s description of creating is refreshing as well.

Italian artist Nicola Di Liegro paints. He paints abstract murals and canvases and caught our eye due to his refreshing ...Continue ›


wave pool surf club

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World’s first wave pool boardriders club fires up

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Under bright lights, Urbnsurf Melbourne hosted their inaugural Boardriders club competition, the Winter Classic on Friday night, Jul 2nd, 2021. The event was the first boardriders club competition held in a surf park in Australia (possibly the world) and featured a field of 28 surfers across a range of abilities, with the focus on fun and building culture. A unique

Under bright lights, Urbnsurf Melbourne hosted their inaugural Boardriders club competition, the Winter Classic on Friday night, Jul 2nd, 2021. ...Continue ›


Manila skyline

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Surftown Manila aims to complete project in three years

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Surf in the Philippines can range from the epic kegs of Cloud 9 to longboard-friendly reefs. A Manilla group plans to add one more surf spot to the country with plans for a 2 Hectare wave pool surrounded by swimming pools, accommodations, skate park, camping, restaurant, bar, surf shop and more. Surftown Manila joins two other projects with the Surftown

Surf in the Philippines can range from the epic kegs of Cloud 9 to longboard-friendly reefs. A Manilla group plans ...Continue ›


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The best surfer you’ve never heard of hits Alaia Bay, eyes CT cut

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French standout Jorgann Couzinet has been battling through the QS for a couple of years and come within a hair of making the CT. For three years he sat right at the cutoff point for the Big Show and for three years he was edged out by the slimmest of margins. This September he will fly to Huntington Beach to

French standout Jorgann Couzinet has been battling through the QS for a couple of years and come within a hair ...Continue ›


dany taylor image from surf lakes

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WavePoolMag Photographer Series Episode 3, Dany Taylor of Surf Lakes

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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 ›


Surf Lakes wave pool

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Surf Lakes inks deal to enter the Chinese market

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Surf Lakes international announced that an agreement has been reached with China Waves Sports with a view to rolling out Surf Lakes facilities and operational training in the demanding Chinese market. China Waves Sports created Surfing China, the ISA recognized NGB for Olympic surfing in China, and did the coaching and managing of the first official Chinese teams. With the

Surf Lakes international announced that an agreement has been reached with China Waves Sports with a view to rolling out ...Continue ›


New Wave Pool Palm Desert

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DSRT Surf issues new renderings, opening date and call to investors

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On the heels of DSRT surf’s approval by the local council, the company issued a marketing release this week extolling the virtues of the project, as well as new renderings and information. DSRT Surf Resort is forecast to complete their wave pool in a two-and-a-half years time with their hotel and resort finishing in two years. The group is also

On the heels of DSRT surf’s approval by the local council, the company issued a marketing release this week extolling ...Continue ›


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Meet the latest addition to the rapid wave space, ADG’s EpicSurf

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This week Aquatic Development Group announced the launch of their new EpicSurf stationary surf wave which was unveiled to the wave pool market during a virtual trade show. EpicSurf, engineered and manufactured at ADG’s headquarters in Upstate New York, is a true deep-water wave fully compatible with traditional surfing equipment. It is designed to appeal to both the expert and

This week Aquatic Development Group announced the launch of their new EpicSurf stationary surf wave which was unveiled to the ...Continue ›


surf ranch martin dunn coach

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Decoding the 4 sections of the Surf Ranch

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To most of us the reeling rights and lefts of the Surf Ranch just look like a perfect 45-second run. But to the competitors and their coaches, it’s a series of sections broken down to maximise scoring potential. Four to be exact. We got the lowdown from Aussie surfcoach Martin Dunn on how a section-by-section approach separates the wildcards from

To most of us the reeling rights and lefts of the Surf Ranch just look like a perfect 45-second run. ...Continue ›


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Wave pools have the unique opportunity to be female-focused

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With wave pools well on their way to becoming the norm, expect to see more females and families planning holidays that meet their requests - as moms, as women, and as pros looking to log serious wave time.  For surfers that means chlorinated travel destinations could replace salt water ones “I think that you can make certain comparisons to surf

With wave pools well on their way to becoming the norm, expect to see more females and families planning holidays ...Continue ›


Modern Surf Manchester

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New images released for Manchester wave pool

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Modern Surf Manchester made the news cycle this week with design plans officially submitted to Trafford Council by Leslie Jones Architecture and developers McKinney Group. The new design plans give more detail than previous ones the project floated through press agencies. In the latest renderings, we get a glimpse of the skate park and Wavegarden Cove layout, both with unique

Modern Surf Manchester made the news cycle this week with design plans officially submitted to Trafford Council by Leslie Jones ...Continue ›