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Kirra-Belle Olsen

 |  News, Television

Surf Lakes stars in latest surfboard test

News, Television

Each year Surfing Life does a big, fat board review called the Surfing Life Board Bible. This year they chose Surf Lakes in Yeppoon to test and review 31 sleds under the feet of Luke Hynd and Kirra-Belle Olsen. The not-so-scientific-but-thoroughly-entertaining method works like this… “(This is the) Sled Review, where we grab a hot young surfer to take some

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Rob Machado at the Surf Ranch

 |  News, Television

Surfboard lessons and Surf Ranch sessions with Rob Machado

News, Television

In between sessions at the Surf Ranch, Rob Machado takes viewers inside of his garage for a tour of his surfboard collection and a quick story behind each one. Want to know about a board he rode in The Drifter? It’s here. What’s his current favorite fin setup for The Sunday? It’s all in here. “I’m always experimenting with new

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Rip curl gromsearch national champs at bsr surf resort

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American GromSearch champs crowned at BSR Surf Resort

Latest, News

The 21st Rip Curl GromSearch National Final presented by Banzai Bowls wrapped up its most challenging season yet on the freshwater peaks of the BSR Surf Resort in Waco, TX. A season that saw qualifiers battle it out via video submission came together in one of the most spectacular shows in junior surfing history. Four divisions composed of four surfers

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The Wave surfer Phil Williams

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Local Knowledge: Let’s hit The Wave with Phil Williams

News

On our last trip to The Wave in Bristol - of which you can see the fruits Here and Here in the form of video guides - we ran into a smiling grommet of an older gent named Phil Williams. We’ve heard people say surfing is Jaun Ponce de Leon’s mythical Fountain of Youth and after watching Mr. Williams enjoy

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 |  News

Olas unveils footage of new test tank in Ecuador

News

Olas, an Ecuador-based company, unveiled a new test tank this week just ahead of more announcements for the company. The clip features slow-motion test waves set to soothing classical music. The wave-making system uses technology first developed in 2009 by British award-winning physicist and passionate surfer John Baxendale. After several years of research and development, in 2014 Baxendale patented his

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The Grom Bomb wave setting by PerfectSwell

 |  News, Television

New PerfectSwell setting features fat end bowl

News, Television

American Wave Machines surprised visitors at the RipCurl GromSearch National Final with a new wave setting. The GromBomb - a marketing tie-in to the surf company's wetsuit - features a hollow end bowl section. The new setting became the playing field for a special contest. "The PerfectSwell® Shootout showcased four of the world's best youth barrel riders competing on a

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Baptiste Caulonque and Andrew Thatcher

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Industry Update: Endless Surf adds key positions

Latest, News

Growing wave-making technology company adds surf park veteran Baptiste Caulonque as Chief Commercial Officer and Andrew Thatcher as new Vice President of Business Development... It has been almost a year since WhiteWater launched Endless Surf to the world, and what a year it has been. Despite going in and out of pandemic lockdowns, travel restrictions, and economic uncertainty in many

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surf lakes wave pool design

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USA looking very Surf Lakes friendly with the addition of Florida and Texas licenses

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Surf Lakes is keeping busy in the lead-up to their Yeppoon tank going public. While inventor Aaron Trevis and crew file reams of paperwork for local approval, globally their licensing arm is securing new territories - much of it in the USA. Surf Lakes said their ever-expanding global sales team has been fielding many inquiries and then determining which of

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BSR Surf Resort

 |  Features, Latest, News

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

Features, Latest, News

Do you know how many wave pools there are in the world? First you need to quantify that list. General water park wave pools not designed for surfing by far out number surf-focused pools like the Kelly Slater Surf Ranch. As of today, there are 18 wave pools in the world open and semi-open to the public with dedicated surfing

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art dennis harroun desert sky wave pool

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Art Study: 3D printing wave pools with Dennis Harroun

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Dennis Harroun spent the entire pandemic in the desert dreaming up and making wave sculptures to pass the time and retain as much sanity as possible. As a kid he learned to surf on The Big Island before being relocated to Albuquerque New Mexico. So he spent as much time as possible at a local wave pool getting thrashed about

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surf lakes las vegas fireworks

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When is Las Vegas getting a wave pool? Could be sooner than you think

News

Ask investors and surf park pundits to furnish a top ten list of places where a wave pool would flourish, and Vegas would make each list. While Europe cozies up in hooded full suits, gloves and booties during the dead of winter, Americans want nothing to do with the added rubber. Wave pools either shut down for the two coldest

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Leon Glatzer feels at home from Waco to Munchen to Pavones

News

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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Jina Kim at Wave park

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Local Knowledge: Let’s hit South Korea’s wave Park with Jina Kim

Latest, News

One of the great things about wave pools is that they level the playing field in terms of which corners of the world have good surf. South Korea is not the Gold Coast of Australia in terms of wave quality. But Wave Park’s giant Cove wave pool ensures consistent sizzling surf in an area that relies on the rare wind

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Atlanta

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Atlanta eyes “access to all” wave pool project for locals and neo-locals

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The "City in a Forest" is well-known as the filming location for The Walking Dead, music stars like Ludacris and Usher, horrendous traffic and a major launch point for the Civil Rights movement. And now, it might become known as the home to Georgia's first wave pool. Running through the center of the city, the Chattahoochee River keeps Atlanta just

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 |  Features, Latest, News

Livorno’s heartbreaking work of staggering genius never had a chance

Features, Latest, News

In Italy politics always rule. Everyone knows it. If it's not politics then it is bureaucracy or some legislative bulimia that kneecaps projects, new ideas and ultimately innovation. These elements combined to kill the wave pool project at Livorno, a pretty town overlooking the sea of Tuscany, whose fate seems to be that of early death. Today ‘Wave Park Livorno’

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wave park south korea

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What you need to know: Trip guide to Wave Park in Siheung South Korea

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Wave Park opened its doors this week for the 2021 season. Here are wave pool prices, hours, stay options and much more about the world's biggest public surf park Wave Park in South Korea is the wave pool du jour after spiking everyone's dopamine levels with social media nuggets of long rides, deep barrels and new air sections. Wave Park

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ka'ana wave company prototype

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What if you created Kelly’s Wave, but standing still?

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The most exciting thing about the wave pool space is that it’s constantly evolving. Currently, surf tanks are neatly defined as producing either traveling waves or rapid (stationary) waves. But what happens when something new emerges that defies previous classifications? The new Ka’ana Wave Co. system is a rapid wave, but it also resembles a boat wake perfect for wake

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wave pool television

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Know Your History: That one thing from that one movie, Lost Atlas

Latest, News, Television

Surf cinema virtuoso and talented artist Kai Neville tapped the world’s wave pool potential a decade ago with a two-minute segment in Lost Atlas. At the Siam Wave Park in the Canary Islands, Kolohe Andino, Julian Wilson, and Evan Geiselman air-reverse to their heart's content in a nighttime shoot punctuated by fireworks and set to a trippy cacophony of synthesizer

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urbnsurf surfaid cup melbourne

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SurfAid partners with Urbnsurf for next fundraising event

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SurfAid is kicking off 2021 by partnering with Urbnsurf for the return of the SurfAid Cup. The Cup will be attended by many surfing legends including Layne Beachley and Josh Kerr. Held this coming Friday April 16th, this is the first time the fundraising event will be hosted at Victoria’s Urbnsurf located just outside of Melbourne. The wave pool is

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 |  News

Local spotlight & local knowledge: Naradah aka DJ Tantrum Rocks of BSR

News

Naradah aka DJ Tantrum Rocks is a steady in the lineup at BSR Surf Resort in Waco Texas. While BSR is three hours away and the Gulf Coast just one hour from his home, Naradah now splits his time between ocean waves at Surfside Beach and the pneumatic magic of BSR. But he has spent so much time at BSR that

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Groms at Surf Lakes in Yeppoon

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Will Texas be getting a Surf Lakes wave pool?

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A news report out of Texas last week said Australian wave pool maker Surf Lakes is scouting areas in North Texas for a new surf park According to the report, Dallas’ Edge Realty Partners is seeking locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for projects that will be using Surf Lakes technology. Developers are looking for sites ranging in size from

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Sean Young podcast

 |  News, Podcasts

Podcast: Through the Wavegarden lens with Séan Young

News, Podcasts

This week’s podcast by Nick Robinson explores one of the “Big Six” wave technology providers, Wavegarden, in an interview with Head of Development Projects Séan Young. Nick Robinson says: In this exciting conversation we discuss with Séan Young, Head of Development Projects about the traditional diamond-shaped "Cove" and how it could be modified to fit different locations and topographies. We

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 |  News

Art Study: The colorful lines of Tom Veiga

News

Citing influences from the famous architect Oscar Niemeyer to the organic forms created by Tarsila do Amaral, the work of Tom Veiga taps a rich Brazilian art heritage. You can see it in his big, bright, colors and simple lines. His work is happy, warm and tropical. And while he often experiments by repurposing wood from old fishing boats into

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Free surf with every purchase

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Wave pools for the inland masses spell a death-knell for coastal elitism

News

To live and breathe surfing and wave pools 24/7 takes its toll. Personally, I can’t look at a baseball diamond outline without thinking about a Wavegarden Cove. When I see a sign for donuts I see the Surf Lakes plunger. Valentine's Day heart-shaped candies are just miniature Endless Surf pools. It’s not healthy, but it beats rollerblading or live streaming

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Kent Miller-Randle

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Local spotlight & local knowledge: Kent Miller-Randle of Urbnsurf

Latest, News

Welcome to our new Locals feature where we meet the wave-pool obsessed, where they surf and discover what traumatic life event made them this way. Each guest also provides insider information on their local wave pool - the cool stuff you don’t get from the Instagram clips or company website. From water temps to those weird anomalies in the wave

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