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Steven Nauwelaerts of AllWaves

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The AllWaves Story: Outside-the-box imagineering

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Steven Nauwelaerts of AllWaves refers to competitors as "collegues," a refreshing take in a sector that grows more competitive each day. Steven has a unique view of the space. He spent years doing the one thing that might be more difficult than creating surfable waves in a confined pool – extrancting energy from ocean waves. Steven is one of the

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Surf Park Summit lists first round of speakers

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The initial lineup of speakers for this year's Surf Park Summit, an event that gathers key figures in the surf park industry, is now live. The Summit, the largest event dedicated to human-made wave technology, offers surfers the opportunity to enjoy the sport away from traditional ocean settings. Scheduled for September 30 to October 2, 2024, in San Diego, California,

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Victoria Gosling

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Industry: Victoria Gosling signs on with Lost Shore Surf Resort

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GB Surfing chief Victoria Gosling OBE has been appointed as a non-executive director at Lost Shore Surf Resort. The resort, set to open this Autumn, will feature Europe's largest wave pool and luxury accommodation within a 60-acre country park. Victoria, also chair of GB Surfing and a board director of the British Olympic Association, brings experience in working with high-performance

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Endless first waves on page

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Endless Surf signs on for Surfline’s new AI video capture

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The AI video capture segment of the wave pool world, those systems that record customers' rides and offer them for digital download later, just got busier as Surfline joins Flowstate and Wavegarden as players in the space. In an announcement this week Surfline and Endless Surf unveiled a strategic partnership aimed at offering enhanced benefits for surfer progression and revenue

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Nick Asheshov of The Wave Bristol

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Meet the other Nick who helped bring The Wave online

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Nick Asheshov is one of the main reasons you're able to go surfing in a sheep paddock in bucolic Bristol England. With a background in finance, he first delved into The Wave approximately seven years ago while exploring his own surf park project in London. Already equipped with potential investors, Asheshov's path crossed with Nick Hounsfield. Impressed by The Wave's

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Surf Log

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Surf improvement app eyes use in wave pools

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Surf Log, a new iOS app tailored for surfers of all proficiency levels, has been launched on the App Store. The app aims to assist users in setting objectives, monitoring their progress, and optimizing their surfing experiences. Surf Log allows surfers to record details of their sessions, including conditions, board usage, achievements, and challenges, to gain insights for future improvement.

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Dallas developers tour latest offering from Surf Park Summit

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The Dallas Developers Tour took place on May 30-31 and drew in numerous industry professionals, developers, investors, and operators. Participants attended the event to acquire firsthand insights into the establishment and management of surf-anchored venues. Despite unexpected thunderstorms and rainfall, the two-day event showcased the determination and dedication of the surf park community. The gathering occurred at Goodsurf in Deep

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Brooke Ferris and Andrew Ross

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Perth Surf Park partners with major surf brand. Can you guess who?

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Aventuur has partnered with Rip Curl to launch a premier surf retail destination at Perth's first surf park, located in Central Cockburn, Western Australia. The $100 million development is set to open in late 2026 and is projected to attract over 1 million visitors annually. The venue will feature waves for all skill levels, high-performance training facilities, and host major

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proposed endless surf wave pool in melbourne

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Second Melbourne surf park gets approval

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In 2019 WavePoolMag reported that the Pellicano Developers, had reached “agreements in principle” with local government agencies in Melbourne. Now some years later, the hyper aquatic adventure park has finally been granted “approval to proceed.” Yes, things move slowly in the surf park space, especially where permitting is concerned. Throw in a global pandemic and progress can be absolutely glacial.

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Exploring customer incentives in wave pools

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The alchemy of attracting surfers to your wave-filled wonderland is nuanced

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All surfers love surfing, yes? Getting them through the door and into a wave pool is simple. Well, not always. While the heady mix of guaranteed good waves on demand is alluring, the grounding reality of work and life schedules tends to get in the way.  Balancing this pull of opposites isn't always easy, but throw into the mix differing

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CirculaR WAVE POOL INVENTION

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Wave Pool inventiveness is alive and well with latest circular concept

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We’ve often heard the wave pool space referred to as a big kids’ science fair. And we embrace that aspect of it because it’s through these basement tapes that true innovation comes about. Even without millions of dollars of investment support, wave pool designs are still sprouting up across the globe. It's a good indication that the spirit of the

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Wave Pool Jobs: Lost Shore Surf Resort, Scotland

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Lost Shore Surf Resort in Edinburgh is gearing up for its grand opening in September by beginning the recruitment process for a variety of unique roles in surfing operations. The resort, which will be Scotland’s first inland surf resort, is set to feature Europe’s largest wave pool along with luxury lodges, premium pods, a wellness treatment studio, waterside restaurants, and

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Brendan Buckley at The Wave

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Surf journo makes board, does pool test, hits the big, red “question-everything” button

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“Good surfing” is hard to define. But let’s try anyway.  It’s when a surfer correctly predicts what a wave will do and contorts their body in a way that creates the intended interaction between that wave and their surfboard.  It looks different for every individual, but that about sums it up, no?  Surfers have ideas about how they want to ride

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Endless Surf o2 Surftown MUC

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Endless Surf Fires Off First Waves: Unveiling Next-Gen Surf Technology at O2

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When you think about Munich, surfing is probably not what comes to mind. You may not realize that the city known for its Oktoberfest celebrations, is completely surf-crazed with a unique river surfing scene thanks to the Eisbach river wave in the middle of town. However, Munich’s landlocked geography makes surfing anything outside of this stationary wave difficult. Until now…

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WavePoolMag Euro Road Trip Stop Number One – Belgium!

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In May WavePoolMag along with Blair Conklin and crew fired up a European wave pool tour. The first stop was AllWaves in Belgium, you know, the pillow tech powering that one-of-a-kind demo facility in Knokke-Heist. Belgium Like that perennial wet blanket of grey overcast, everything in Belgium is heavy: The beer, the waffles, the techno music, the medieval stones making

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Flowstate adds photography to their product offerings

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Flowstate has officially released its new AI automated photography product after successful soft launches at Fireside Surf Dallas and URBNSURF Sydney. The product, which has proven popular with surfers in the USA and Australia, uses award-winning AI models to identify highlight moments on a wave and generate still image frame grabs from video source files. The AI photography product can

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DSRT Surf

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DSRT Surf groundbreaking suggests Summer 2026 launch

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Construction has officially begun on the DSRT Surf Resort in Palm Desert. The 17-acre project, designed by AO Architects and developed by Beach Street Development & Operations, is a hotly anticipated surf destination for the Inland Empire and much of Southern California. The groundbreaking ceremony, attended by a diverse group of local officials, industry leaders, stakeholders, and surfing professionals, marked

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2024 wave pool price guide

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2024 Price Guide for the World’s Wave Pools

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The list of human made surf spots is growing each year. With 17 wave pools opening just this year alone, our 2024 report shows the largest single-year jump in surf-able wave pools to date. In this annual wave pool price guide you will find hours, prices, features and special notes for the world’s surf parks. As this report was done

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AllWaves technology Belgium wave pool

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Belgian wave pool makes international debut

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Belgian wavemakers AllWaves introduced its innovative system this month through a demonstration featuring international surfers. The patented technology enables surfing on an artificial lake, offering surfing to a variety of abilities. AllWaves announced that the system is now available for purchase by surf park developers globally. "The rising popularity of surfing, particularly during the global pandemic and its inclusion in

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michi mohr of o2 surftown muc

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How this big wave surfer will transform Bavarian surfing through o2 SURFTOWN MUC

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I'm currently at the construction site at o2 SURFTOWN MUC with Michi Mohr. He's a big guy, with thick hands and a friendly smile - warm, genuine, and a bit goofy. We're walking around the site while the wave pool maker Endless Surf runs a bunch of tests. Michi takes a moment to pick up an empty box for recycling,

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Endless Surf First Waves in Munich

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First Glimpse: Endless Surf technology produces first waves

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Today Endless Surf announced that “first waves” have rolled out for their much-anticipated technology. Images captured on site at the o2 SURFTOWN MUC surf park show several glassy, reeling right-handers. The venue is the first of several to complete its Endless Surf wave pool construction. “Seeing our first waves roll out across the lagoon is a special moment, and we

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From Mad Max to Mad Relax: The Surf Lakes Capricorn Coast redesign

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Surf Lakes Capricorn Coast Pty Ltd unveiled new designs for their approved surf resort. Collaborating with sports innovation agency Kinlab and architectural firm NBRS, Surf Lakes Capricorn Coast has developed an immersive surf retreat aimed at providing surfers with optimal conditions and guests with a relaxing environment.  The centerpiece of the development will be a commercially upgraded Surf Lake featuring

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Sydney’s first ever surf park, URBNSURF, officially opens to the public

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URBNSURF Sydney, the latest surf park development by the URBNSURF group, has officially opened its doors in the Sydney Olympic Park Precinct. Spanning a vast 3.6-hectare site, the park boasts a lagoon comparable in size to the Sydney cricket ground and is designed to accommodate over 1,000 daily visitors, operating seven days a week. URBNSURF Sydney said they aim to

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Sydney wave pool

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Sydney surf park marks fourth venue using Flowstate video capture system

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Surfers can now get their surf sessions filmed, edited, grouped and delivered in minutes after their session at URBNSURF Sydney.  With a successful year of Flowstate operations at URBNSURF Melbourne's Wavegarden Cove pool, the Flowstate team were able to install cameras and turn the solution on with little requirement for optimisation.  "It's a testament to the team and the technology we've created

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Stab High returns to wave pool format

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Our friends at Stab are re-igniting the wave pool version of Stab High - the air-only surf contest. After the initial two live events at the Waco Surf, Texas in 2018 and 2019, the competition shifted to an episodic series in the ocean, with contests in the Mentawai Islands in 2020, Central America in 2021, and Lakey Peak in 2022.

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