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Florida enters race to build a Surf Lakes wave pool

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A new proposal was announced this week for a Tampa Bay surf tank. Peak Surf Park would cover 30 acres and include a wave pool along with a handful of other amenities like a cafe, restaurant, and shops. The company website says they will also include skate, bike and climbing facilities as well as lessons, coaching and competitions. Surf Lakes

A new proposal was announced this week for a Tampa Bay surf tank. Peak Surf Park would cover 30 acres ...Continue ›


door shaped surfboard

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Surfing gets a new kind of kick with door & coffin-shaped boards

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Our favorite on-again-off-again Instagram chat of late has been with an entity known as Perfect Designs. We’re not really sure what it is they do beyond their band Bad Pelican’s sleeper hit “Too Cool For The Wave Pool” but we totally dig that they are floating something new and creative and have chosen to tether it to surfing - however

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From Bets to Barrels: Sardinian city’s race track joins Italian pool project list

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Will Sardinia be home to Italy’s first wave pool? And more precisely will the capital of Cagliari transform itself from a cruise ship step off to a surf tourism hot spot? In recent weeks the island’s warm climate and old-world charm became the backdrop for another wave pool proposal. Italy’s last surf park hope was way to the north in

Will Sardinia be home to Italy’s first wave pool? And more precisely will the capital of Cagliari transform itself from ...Continue ›


typhoon lagoon reopens

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OG wave pool Typhoon Lagoon turns on the machine after nearly 2 years

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Florida’s favorite wave pool (and only one to date) officially reopened this week after nearly two years of being closed due to the COVID pandemic. Despite Florida’s tug of war with the federal government over public safety guidances, Orlando’s theme park industry sided with caution and kept most Disney parks closed. During the downtime, Typhoon Lagoon underwent a few undisclosed

Florida’s favorite wave pool (and only one to date) officially reopened this week after nearly two years of being closed ...Continue ›


surf parks australia

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Sunshine Coast sights on new pool just one hour north of Brisbane

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Surf Parks Australia is planning a 13-hectare development near Glass House Mountain on Australia’s Sunshine Coast. The wave pool will feature learn-to-surf facilities, cafe, dining, wellness center and a shop or two. According to Surf Parks Australia, the development will be a sustainable surf park. “Surf Parks Australia just wants to surf and promote the healthy lifestyle that comes with

Surf Parks Australia is planning a 13-hectare development near Glass House Mountain on Australia’s Sunshine Coast. The wave pool will ...Continue ›


waveseg test tank

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WaveSEG partners with the Brazilian Surf Park Association

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Brazil has 3 million surfers and represents roughly one-third of the WSL top 34 going into the 2022 season. Of the country's 8.5 million square miles, only 4,600 of that skirts the coastline. So what happens when the inland territories have access to surf via wave pools? Once the whole country starts surfing we can guess that total, unstoppable world

Brazil has 3 million surfers and represents roughly one-third of the WSL top 34 going into the 2022 season. Of ...Continue ›


for the love music festival at urbnsurf

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Urbnsurf receives IAAPA award for, well, basically throwing a party

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Ocean surfing is cyclical. Each season we chase swell to our favorite breaks (both nearby and across the world.) Digital surf platforms follow, pumping out the carnage of each big wave season, WSL contest updates and wetsuit guides with calendar precision. Exciting to watch? Yes. Predictable? Too much so. But while fans cycle through the digital surf media sphere each

Ocean surfing is cyclical. Each season we chase swell to our favorite breaks (both nearby and across the world.) Digital ...Continue ›


wave pool jobs at bsr

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BSR call for Director of Surf Experience heralds new niche market

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The wave pool industry is growing. What is niche today won't always be that weird thing that's difficult to explain to relatives over the Holidays. Your uncle won't harrass you when you say you're a Wave DJ - "well what kinda music is that?" Today there are only a handful of jobs at the world’s limited number of surf parks,

The wave pool industry is growing. What is niche today won't always be that weird thing that's difficult to explain ...Continue ›


Surf Aid Cup wave pool

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SurfAid Cup returns to Urbnsurf wave pool for a second year

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SurfAid announced today they will partner with Urbnsurf for the return of the SurfAid Cup in 2022. The event will raise vital funds to improve the health, wellbeing and resilience of people living in isolated regions. The event will be held on Friday 25th March in Melbourne at Australia's only public-facing surf-focused wave tank. Urbnsurf delivers a variety of Wavegarden

SurfAid announced today they will partner with Urbnsurf for the return of the SurfAid Cup in 2022. The event will ...Continue ›


wavepool urbnsurf sydney

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Urbnsurf Sydney: One of the world’s most hotly anticipated surf parks breaks ground

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The long-anticipated groundbreaking at the Urbnsurf Sydney site went down this weekend with the unveiling of official park renderings, surf star appearances and construction vehicles. Sydneysiders and surrounding areas will have access to the park which sites within 30 minutes of the CBD. It will provide an alternative break to the ocean that will pump human-made waves for all ages and abilities. Tom Carroll, Luke Egan and others

The long-anticipated groundbreaking at the Urbnsurf Sydney site went down this weekend with the unveiling of official park renderings, surf ...Continue ›


winter wave pool contest

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Action-packed final day at the Alaïa Open Winter Cup in Switzerland

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Pedro Menezes wins the Men’s Division in the inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup in Sion, Switzerland, Maud Le Car takes the Women’s Division, Kai Odriozola nabs Juniors and Jamie Veselko crowned kids' champ. The snow and rain stayed away for most of the day for the final heats of the Alaïa Open Winter Cup. Not exactly balmy, it was still

Pedro Menezes wins the Men’s Division in the inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup in Sion, Switzerland, Maud Le Car takes ...Continue ›


wave pool software dream

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Here are 7 examples of wave technology software systems

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Cell phones are awesome, they connect us to the modern world and have more computing power than the initial moon landing. But without the software, they’re a paperweight (remember paper?). Just as wave pools are incredible, but without the software to control pumps and valves, they’re an expensive waterlogged hole in the ground not even suitable for swimming laps. With no computer

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alaia bay winter cup day 1

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It’s Snowtime! Int’l field light up Day 1 of Alaia Open Winter Cup

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Check the Live Heat Scores l Check the Webcam It was a hotly-contested opening day of surfing at the Alaïa Open Winter Cup. International and Swiss competitors were battling it out in the perfect surf that Alaïa Bay delivers.  Despite many of the competitors experiencing their first 'snow surf' session as light snow fell throughout most of the day, some incredible surfing and

Check the Live Heat Scores l Check the Webcam It was a hotly-contested opening day of surfing at the Alaïa Open ...Continue ›


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Ka’ana Wave Co grabs Brass Ring award at IAAPA

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Ka’ana Wave Co. is celebrating its successful exhibitor debut at IAAPA Expo 2021, which was held in Orlando, Florida, last month. As well as giving the team a chance to showcase Ka’ana’s cutting-edge CM7-Series wave machines in action, the show also resulted in an awards win for the new technology. For Ka’ana, after months of preparation, planning, logistics, travel and

Ka’ana Wave Co. is celebrating its successful exhibitor debut at IAAPA Expo 2021, which was held in Orlando, Florida, last ...Continue ›


rowlett texas wave pool near Dallas

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Sapphire Bay update: Wave pool project one small piece in big Dallas development

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Yep, it’s true, everything is bigger in Texas. A large site in the town of Rowlett, which is just to the east of Dallas, on the shore of Lake Ray Hubbard, is set to be home to a large commercial development called Sapphire Bay. This billion-dollar master-planned mixed-use development is expected to open its first phase in fall 2023. The

Yep, it’s true, everything is bigger in Texas. A large site in the town of Rowlett, which is just to ...Continue ›


wavepoolmag iphone app

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Wave pool guide details 100+ projects with innovative App and expanded map page

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The WavePoolMag app for iOS devices is available free of charge at the App Store. WavePoolMag announced a reboot and several functional updates to their ever-popular Surf Planner page and iPhone app which allows users to discover the latest proposed, planned, and open-for-business wave pools from around the world - for free!Powered by the WavePoolMag Surf Planner, the rebooted app includes

The WavePoolMag app for iOS devices is available free of charge at the App Store. WavePoolMag announced a reboot and several ...Continue ›


Alaïa Open Winter Cup surf competition

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The uniquely Swiss $75K Alaïa Open Winter Cup open to all

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The inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup surf competition will take place on the weekend of 4/5 December, with warm-up and training sessions on Friday 3 December. This event is open to both international surfers and local Swiss surfers and includes US$75k in prizes with US$32k in prize money. The comp is remarkable for a few reasons, one being that the

The inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup surf competition will take place on the weekend of 4/5 December, with warm-up and ...Continue ›


wave pool light noise

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Coral Mountain to demonstrate light noise for neighbors

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Coral Mountain’s planned Kelly Slater Wave Co. tank in the desert east of Los Angeles will stage a light demonstration to show neighbors how the surf park will affect the area. The action is in response to the neighborhood group La Quinta Residents for Responsible Development opposing projects near their housing developments. One issue neighbors raised on a menu of

Coral Mountain’s planned Kelly Slater Wave Co. tank in the desert east of Los Angeles will stage a light demonstration ...Continue ›


Rapid wave pool Expression Session milan

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Rapid wave pool party in Milan showcases tech

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UNIT Surf Pool invited a few of the world’s best rapid surfers to surf and enjoy the 10-meter UNIT wave pool in Milan, Italy recently. The event was titled an ‘Expression Session’ and featured some of the world’s best rapid surf athletes from all walks of life. Legendary rapid surfers and founders of the Rapid Surf League, Quirin Rohleder and

UNIT Surf Pool invited a few of the world’s best rapid surfers to surf and enjoy the 10-meter UNIT wave ...Continue ›


oceanside wave pool

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OceanKamp project underway, but pool remains a mystery

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When will we see Southern California’s first wave pool? Apart from the desert projects, including the Palm Springs Surf Club - scheduled to open mid-2023, the next tank could be in Oceanside. It’s a big ask, but dirt is moving at the project site, and while there have been no formal communications from developers, we dug around to find the

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child wave pool toy for tidal bore in indonesia

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Wave Pool Tales: Cosmic children at play in the fields of the moon

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Deep in the jungle of Sumatra there is a monthly tidal bore that regularly sweeps by and through a small village as dependably as a wave pool. And the grown-ups ride this bore in the river on everything from reed canoes to cast-off surfboards left behind by the few Ocean surfers who have come to ride the phenom. But the

Deep in the jungle of Sumatra there is a monthly tidal bore that regularly sweeps by and through a small ...Continue ›


surf park architecture

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The long, long list of details that go into creating a surf destination

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How do you design a surf park? Well, the short answer is that the pool goes in the middle, and everything else just gets plopped around it. Easy. Done. The rest is simply a smattering of details. But, in reality, these ‘details’ must accommodate a very complex, layered user group. And that’s where the whole process gets tricky. When architects

How do you design a surf park? Well, the short answer is that the pool goes in the middle, and ...Continue ›


night surfing in a wave pool

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Adventure Parc Snowdonia turns on the lights for concert promo

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Professional surfers Luke Dillon, Tassy Swallow and Lukas Skinner jumped in the water at Adventure Parc Snowdonia recently to film a promo clip for one of the UK's favorite surf/concert events. The special shoot was part of a collaboration with Boardmasters, the long-running WSL event in Newquay England. “We were recently lucky enough to host something seriously special on the

Professional surfers Luke Dillon, Tassy Swallow and Lukas Skinner jumped in the water at Adventure Parc Snowdonia recently to film ...Continue ›


Glenn Hall wave pool training

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Coach-to-the-stars Glenn Hall signs on with Aventuur

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Partnership will see Hall's Micro Surf Academy become one of the world's first surf park high-performance centers dedicated to improving technique in a controlled, repetitive wave pool environment. Global surf park investor, developer and operator Aventuur Inc. (Aventuur) today announced its partnership with Micro Surf Academy (MSA) to deliver the world’s first surf park high-performance centers. Recognizing the opportunity for surf

Partnership will see Hall's Micro Surf Academy become one of the world's first surf park high-performance centers dedicated to improving ...Continue ›


floating wave pool in france

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French high country eyes latest floating atoll wave

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Okahina Wave system has been tapped for a new floating wave in France. The latest surf spot will be at Lac du Bourget in the French Alpine city of Aix-les-Bains 1.5 hours east of Lyon and 2.5 hours west and down-mountain of Alaia Bay in Sion. The wave pool announcement for Aix-les-Bains comes on the heels of two very fruitful

Okahina Wave system has been tapped for a new floating wave in France. The latest surf spot will be at ...Continue ›