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surfers at the swedish surf championships in Waco Texas November 2022

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Why are these Swedes so damn happy? Oh yeah, they scored pumping surf for their national championships

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The Swedish Champs went down at Waco Surf last month crowning several new national champions. The field was made up of six men and six women who had qualified through previous events and at specialty comps at Torö in early October 2022 As a peninsula, Sweden gets swell on three sides, in the east Knäbäckshusen is the main draw, while

The Swedish Champs went down at Waco Surf last month crowning several new national champions. The field was made up ...Continue ›


Surfers in the water at The Wave credit Global Shots

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The Wave becomes the first Surf Park to go carbon neutral

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Work is set to start on a solar and energy storage array at The Wave in South Gloucestershire to kick out solar-powered surf by June 2023. The Bristol surf facility says that planning, funding and contracts are now all in place for the solar installation, which will produce more energy than the wave pool and its surrounding facilities use every

Work is set to start on a solar and energy storage array at The Wave in South Gloucestershire to kick ...Continue ›


Nathan Floyd Waco

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Waco Surf hosts Texas Pro/Am event with custom waves

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The Tejasurf Waco Pro/Am went down at Waco Surf on November 19, 2022. This was the second time the Texas Gulf Surf Association ran an event in Waco. The post-COVID return was due in large part to competitors’ excitement about surfing the PerfectSwell pool. To make it all come together Tejasurf signed on as the title sponsor and with the help

The Tejasurf Waco Pro/Am went down at Waco Surf on November 19, 2022. This was the second time the Texas Gulf ...Continue ›


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Employee of the Month: Mark Occhilupo of Surf Lakes

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Mark Occhilupo, aka “Occy” makes a living at surfing. Which is good because it’s really hard imagining him doing anything else. You could envisage fellow Aussie Parko maybe doing marketing for a surf brand or Mick Fanning doing WSL play-by-play. But Occy coaching CT talent or delivering the post? No. He’s one of the few surfers who can be called

Mark Occhilupo, aka “Occy” makes a living at surfing. Which is good because it’s really hard imagining him doing anything ...Continue ›


ka'ana wave co

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Ka’ana Wave Co enters exclusive distribution deal with Polin Waterparks

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Ka’ana Wave Co., creator of award-winning CM7-Series surf attractions, announced it has successfully entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with global waterpark manufacturing giant, Polin Waterparks. Signed last week at IAAPA Expo, the agreement helps Ka'ana extend its reach in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, markets where Polin has a large presence and an experienced sales team. The agreement

Ka’ana Wave Co., creator of award-winning CM7-Series surf attractions, announced it has successfully entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with ...Continue ›


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UK project in Southport airs new renderings

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The Cove in Southport made another push in the media last week. A local news outlet posted new architectural renderings, information and quotes from the people involved. Renderings show an Endless Surf pool central to a multi-use facility that includes a hotel and thermal spa. The Standup for Southport platform reported that The Cove organizers had paid a visit to

The Cove in Southport made another push in the media last week. A local news outlet posted new architectural renderings, ...Continue ›


bodyboarding at The Wave bristol

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The Wave Bristol gets more bodyboard friendly

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The Wave has launched two new experiences dedicated to bodyboarding - The Beginner Bodyboarding and Improver Bodyboarding sessions. The company said in a statement that the move is designed to encourage everyone to get in the water and experience the positive health benefits of being in the waves.    “We know how brilliant we feel physically and mentally after spending

The Wave has launched two new experiences dedicated to bodyboarding - The Beginner Bodyboarding and Improver Bodyboarding sessions. The company ...Continue ›


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Here’s an update on Brazil’s wave pool scene (OMG there’s heaps going on)

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Brazil wholly embraced surfing only a few decades ago - its growth was initially hampered by unstable governments and rampant inflation, making boards and surf gear horrendously expensive for most folks. But boy, are they making up for lost time. With multiple world champions having made their mark in recent years and talent-a-plenty amongst their junior ranks, the future of

Brazil wholly embraced surfing only a few decades ago - its growth was initially hampered by unstable governments and rampant ...Continue ›


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Wavegarden Scotland rebrands as Lost Shore Surf Resort

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In a strategic rebrand Wavegarden Scotland is now Lost Shore Surf Resort. Developers said the move was to reflect the surf park as a major leisure and staycation destination. The £55m landmark development by Tartan Leisure Ltd in Ratho, near Edinburgh is expected to open to the public in summer 2024. It is set to deliver significant sustainability and community

In a strategic rebrand Wavegarden Scotland is now Lost Shore Surf Resort. Developers said the move was to reflect the ...Continue ›


endless surf brazil

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Gabriel Medina taps Endless Surf to power bespoke surf clubs in Brazil

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Three-time world champ Gabriel Medina announced he will build a string of performance surf clubs throughout his home country. The economic engine to power the franchise is Kauai Ventures, an investment company created by Medina himself earlier this year. The investment group will develop an unspecified number of performance surf clubs using surf pool technology provider Endless Surf, creators of

Three-time world champ Gabriel Medina announced he will build a string of performance surf clubs throughout his home country. The ...Continue ›


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Inaugural Surf Stadium Cup crowns champs in Shizunami

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Surf Stadium Japan hosted its first competition recently, crowning champions in two divisions. The Surf Stadium Cup ran several 35-minute heats throughout the day on Sunday, October 30th. At the end of the competition eight athletes took to the podium. The contest wraps up following major events at wave pools in Texas, Switzerland and Korea. The WSL also announced this

Surf Stadium Japan hosted its first competition recently, crowning champions in two divisions. The Surf Stadium Cup ran several 35-minute ...Continue ›


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WSL adds wave pools to the official QS, LQS and JQS tours

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This week the WSL confirmed they will expand the Pro Junior, Qualifying Series, and Longboard Tiers to include wave pool venues. Earlier in 2022 the world's largest and best-known tour re-instated the Surf Ranch Pro CT comp at Kelly's pool in Lemoore. The latest move officially embraces wave pools (or wave basins as the WSL likes to call them) as

This week the WSL confirmed they will expand the Pro Junior, Qualifying Series, and Longboard Tiers to include wave pool ...Continue ›


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Wave Park Surf League completes first-of-its-kind season in Korea

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The inaugural 2022 Wave Park Surf League (WSPL) hosted by Wave Park came to a dramatic conclusion after several events, closing with a ceremony to applaud the winners and award prizes. This first surf league series was held over a 10-week period from May 21st to August 7th, with a total of 125 surfers entering the mix. The series is

The inaugural 2022 Wave Park Surf League (WSPL) hosted by Wave Park came to a dramatic conclusion after several events, ...Continue ›


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Ribbon cutting ceremony kicks off Edgewater Florida pool project

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A month after Hurricane Ian tore across Florida, US, the sun shined on the Edgewater project in Florida. Last week, developers, surfers, and the mayor gathered to commence the development of PerfectSwell Edgewater. The surf will be powered by American Wave Machines' PerfectSwell tech. The project got off the ground through the work of the company's Senior Vice President Mike

A month after Hurricane Ian tore across Florida, US, the sun shined on the Edgewater project in Florida. Last week, ...Continue ›


lukas skinner switzerland

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Michel Roque and Janire Gonzalez Etxbarri claim Alaïa Open Winter Cup

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It was an action-packed final day at Alaïa Bay for the second edition of the Alaïa Open Winter Cup. Despite the frigid 10-degree water, the surfing was red-hot and a testament to the amazing wave quality that Alaïa Bay produces.The Open Men’s Final was an incredibly close affair, with the lead changing a few times. Yago Dominguez from Basque Country

It was an action-packed final day at Alaïa Bay for the second edition of the Alaïa Open Winter Cup. Despite ...Continue ›


sarah beardmore surf lakes

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New coaching software targets the wave pool set

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A new surf coaching program launched recently to capitalize on the repetitive surfing available in wave pools, The Pactto app is the brainchild of Demian Borba, a product manager from Brazil, who saw a need for an ease-of-use coaching app in the surf park space. "We have surfers from beginner to advanced using Pactto to accelerate their progress, even remotely,"

A new surf coaching program launched recently to capitalize on the repetitive surfing available in wave pools, The Pactto app ...Continue ›


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Wrap Up Report Surf Park Summit 2022: Thought leaders, investors & developers connect

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Under a brilliant October sun at Scripps Seaside Forum in San Diego, a record-setting number of surf park operators, developers, investors and thought leaders gathered to share ideas and connect at the 2022 Surf Park Summit. It was the seventh annual event, since Surf Park Central launched their first gathering in 2015.With a steady stream of snacks, coffee, cocktails and

Under a brilliant October sun at Scripps Seaside Forum in San Diego, a record-setting number of surf park operators, developers, ...Continue ›


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Wavegarden opens up about wave menu, new settings

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Wavegarden made public their wave menu this week, launching it with a snazzy cluster of social media clips featuring a new air wave. But the meat in thier announcement lies in what's available to the average wave consumer. Let's explore. The company said the release includes the most relevant data for 26 wave settings. Each Wavegarden Cove facility differs slightly

Wavegarden made public their wave menu this week, launching it with a snazzy cluster of social media clips featuring a ...Continue ›


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Who won the 2022 Surf Park Awards? Full results here

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The results from the 2022 Surf Park Awards are in after the finalists and winners were announced at this year’s Surf Park Summit. This year’s award was a submission contest with a written explanation and a video highlighting one of three categories that are defining the future of surfing and the wave pool industry. A group of surf industry leaders,

The results from the 2022 Surf Park Awards are in after the finalists and winners were announced at this year’s ...Continue ›


shaun hutchinson of urbnsurf

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Employee of the Month: Shaun Hutchinson at Urbnsurf

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Shaun Hutchinson is Group Operations Manager at Urbnsurf. We met when WavePoolMag toured the Melbourne site this year. He's super busy, as you'd expect, but we love South African accents so we kept calling him on WhatsApp just to hear his voice. Most of the time Shaun was tucked back in the office redlining in the tasks department. Despite this,

Shaun Hutchinson is Group Operations Manager at Urbnsurf. We met when WavePoolMag toured the Melbourne site this year. He's super ...Continue ›


team senegal at epicsurf in new york

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Senegal’s 2024 Olympic hopefuls kick off qualification at EpicSurf

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In mid-September, the Senegal Surfing Federation’s six-person team and four coaches flew across the Atlantic from Dakar to New York. The group was en route to the International Surfing Association (ISA) World Games, which ran September 17-24, and was the first qualifying event for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Team Senegal wasn’t there for sightseeing, but for waves. And not just

In mid-September, the Senegal Surfing Federation’s six-person team and four coaches flew across the Atlantic from Dakar to New York. ...Continue ›


epicsurf team

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EpicSurf receives Surf Park Award for Democratizing Access

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The EpicSurf deep water stationary surf wave by Aquatic Development Group (ADG) has received the Surf Park Award for “Democratizing Access to Waves for More People.” The award was presented at this year’s Surf Park Summit in San Diego, CA , where EpicSurf exhibited and participated as an acting sponsor. Hosted annually by Surf Park Central, the Summit connects industry

The EpicSurf deep water stationary surf wave by Aquatic Development Group (ADG) has received the Surf Park Award for “Democratizing ...Continue ›


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Alaïa Open Winter Cup kicks off soon

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The Alaïa Open Winter Cup is back and will take place from November 4th to the 6th, 2022. For this year's edition, the city of Sion, the capital of the Valais region, will see surfers from all over Switzerland and the rest of the world compete on the waves of Alaïa Bay in water temperatures below 10°C. This event can

The Alaïa Open Winter Cup is back and will take place from November 4th to the 6th, 2022. For this ...Continue ›


surf lakes austin texas

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Surf Lakes to land in Austin, lure area surfers and nearby Tesla employees

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Surf Lakes announced a licensing deal for a new project in Austin Texas. The company said this will be the biggest surf park development in the world to date. At the center will be a 12-acre Surf Lake surrounded by a beach, boardwalks, restaurants, hotels, retail shopping and residency. It's part of the 400 acre ‘Pura Vida’ high adventure community

Surf Lakes announced a licensing deal for a new project in Austin Texas. The company said this will be the ...Continue ›


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New Smyrna Florida project moves to Edgewater, eyes November construction

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American Wave Machines announced that land development and construction planning has begun on its PerfectSwell Edgewater project in Florida, US. Initially, the project was envisioned as a New Smyrna Beach development but was relocated four miles south to a location close to the I-95 corridor in the City of Edgewater. The company said the move was to accommodate a larger

American Wave Machines announced that land development and construction planning has begun on its PerfectSwell Edgewater project in Florida, US. ...Continue ›