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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 ›


Ka'anaPark

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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

When will we see Southern California’s first wave pool? Apart from the desert projects, including the Palm Springs Surf Club ...Continue ›


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 ›


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

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Waves at Urbnsurf

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Tips for your first wave pool session after lockdown

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Surf Coach Cahill Bell-Warren shares expert advice about how to ease back into the pool after an extended dry spell... After what will have felt like an eternal flat spell, Urbnsurf Melbourne is back open! Launching into a surf session will naturally be on the minds of Victorian surfers, particularly the Melbourne Metro surfers who have been unable to wax

Surf Coach Cahill Bell-Warren shares expert advice about how to ease back into the pool after an extended dry spell... ...Continue ›


swiss wave pool contest will run at alaia bay

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New wave pool contest coming to Switzerland

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Alaïa Bay announced the launch of the inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup surf competition which will take place on the weekend of 4/5 December, with warm-up and training sessions on Friday 3 December.This first mainland Europe surf contest is open to both international surfers and local Swiss surfers. There is US$75k in prizes including US$32k in prize money. The event

Alaïa Bay announced the launch of the inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup surf competition which will take place on the ...Continue ›


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Why your surfing matters: WPM airs #SurfersLikeUs campaign

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There’s a myth perpetuated in digital surf media. It is the illusion that every wave that is surfed, is ripped and shredded by its rider. That's all we see on Instagram. However, 95% of surf sessions are a wonderful symphony of bogged rails, blown turns and lip clips buoyed by fleeting moments of personal best. It’s these floating highs that

There’s a myth perpetuated in digital surf media. It is the illusion that every wave that is surfed, is ripped ...Continue ›


The Fort Pierce wave pool is coming

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Buzz intenstifies as Fort Pierce furthers Florida’s latest wave pool dream

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The old citrus and fishing town of Fort Pierce is next on the list of upcoming wave pools in America, and this one is set to rival the grandness and rip-ability of Wave Park in South Korea. The Fort Pierce project is planning a 56-module Cove that will offer rides of up to 16-seconds. The development is part of the

The old citrus and fishing town of Fort Pierce is next on the list of upcoming wave pools in America, ...Continue ›


epic surf wave pool

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The long wave pool history of EpicSurf creators ADG

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When landlocked surfer Rick Kane wins a wave pool contest in the 1987 movie, North Shore, his trajectory is as improbable as his inland surf skills. On the podium after his win, he tells the crowd he’s going to the North Shore of Hawaii to ride ocean waves, become a pro surfer and make his dreams come true.  Of course,

When landlocked surfer Rick Kane wins a wave pool contest in the 1987 movie, North Shore, his trajectory is as ...Continue ›


newest arizona wave pool

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Arizona’s pool total could top 5 surf basins

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The City of Cottonwood, in the middle of Arizona, may become home to the states’ fifth proposed wave pool, one-upping California’s Coachella Valley who has four on the drawing board. If successful, Cottonwood would join Surftown AZ, The Strand, the nearly completed Revel Surf Park and Big Surf. Cottonwood is the epicenter of the Verde Valley wine region and has

The City of Cottonwood, in the middle of Arizona, may become home to the states’ fifth proposed wave pool, one-upping ...Continue ›


wave pool deal Cove for japan

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Big in Japan: Company famous for bike tracks enters wave pool game

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More wave pools are coming to Japan as JPF, a company with deep experience in bicycle racetracks, just inked a deal with Wavegarden. Plans are to meet the country’s growing demand for surfing by developing up to seven projects in different regions of Japan in the next seven years. Wave pools in Japan kicked off in the 1960s with the

More wave pools are coming to Japan as JPF, a company with deep experience in bicycle racetracks, just inked a ...Continue ›


wave pool photography

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Employee of the Month: Blaise Booth of The Surf Ranch

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One Instagram feed, in particular, captured our attention early last year. The BlaiseyShootz feed kept up our interest with fresh perspectives and action of Kelly’s Wave in Lemoore. Not an easy task. Images of Kelly’s Dream in Lemoore have become as perfunctory and comfortable as living room furniture. And digital pixels of a Felipe alley-pop during the CT comp is

One Instagram feed, in particular, captured our attention early last year. The BlaiseyShootz feed kept up our interest with fresh ...Continue ›


new wave pool settings japan

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Wave pool tweaks: Japan crafts three new settings

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Wave pool connoisseur Evan Geiselman dishes details on three new wave settings at Surf Stadium Japan: The Drainer, The Wedge Pop and The Highball. In an interview with our friends at Stab, Evan goes into detail about each one, assigning clever names and elaborating about why the PerfectSwell settings appeal to him. Which one is the ultimate performance wave in

Wave pool connoisseur Evan Geiselman dishes details on three new wave settings at Surf Stadium Japan: The Drainer, The Wedge ...Continue ›


kent wave pool

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From Coal to Coves: Former English industrial & mining towns turn to wave pools

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Manchester, in the northwest of England, has been approved to receive the country’s next wave pool. While Deal, Kent in the southeast, once England’s busiest port town and host of a former coal mine, is expected to formally submit plans for a surf tub and associated hotel early next year. Manchester - Modern Surf Manchester was a hub of the

Manchester, in the northwest of England, has been approved to receive the country’s next wave pool. While Deal, Kent in ...Continue ›


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How one 14-year-old-grom’s wave pool training is leading to big things

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Fourteen-year-old Erin Brooks made Insta-fame recently with a series of innovative punts in Waco including a jaw-dropping one-footed air and a Kerrupt flip. But the wonder grom and standout at the latest Stab High Ladybirds event, has been slowly climbing the technical ladder in aerial surfing for a few years now. Her training has taken her to new heights in

Fourteen-year-old Erin Brooks made Insta-fame recently with a series of innovative punts in Waco including a jaw-dropping one-footed air and ...Continue ›


oahu standing wave pool

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The LineUp at Wai Kai targets mid 2022 opening

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Wai Kai issued an update this week detailing progress on the wave pool and its amenities planned for southwest Oahu. Former world number two ranked surfer Shane Beschen dropped to visit the construction site. "It's incredible to see the vision turning into reality,” said Beschen, who is collaborating on the development of the Wai Kai Wave. “This is going to

Wai Kai issued an update this week detailing progress on the wave pool and its amenities planned for southwest Oahu. ...Continue ›


surf ranch longboard wave pool contest

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Surf Ranch finds sweet spot with WSL longboard event

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Honolua Blomfield and Edouard Delpero claimed respective victories at the Cuervo Surf Ranch Classic in beautiful form. The prevailing winds seen on Day 1 gave way to clean conditions throughout Finals Day as Blomfield and Delpero put on a show to secure big wins. This result gives both victors 10,000 valuable points toward the rankings and their hunt for a

Honolua Blomfield and Edouard Delpero claimed respective victories at the Cuervo Surf Ranch Classic in beautiful form. The prevailing winds ...Continue ›