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German stationary wave finds first home in the USA

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Citywave design to be built at existing Washington state waterpark... German company Citywave will see its first project land in the USA as Slidewaters, LLC announced plans this week to build and operate the first American deep-water stationary wave. Designed in the land of Eisbach River surfing (Munich’s most famous wave and home to a professional rapid surfing league), this

Citywave design to be built at existing Washington state waterpark... German company Citywave will see its first project land in ...Continue ›


splash house wave pool in Indiana

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America’s well-known and unknown wave pools

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Ben Gravy takes us on a vloggy adventure through the States to list his top 5 wave pools... The world’s favorite novelty surfer and blogger Ben Gravy gives us his list of America’s top 5 wave pools. Even with the glaring omission of NLand. we are tickled because we discover some new novelty gold, at a place in Indiana. Splash

Ben Gravy takes us on a vloggy adventure through the States to list his top 5 wave pools... The world’s ...Continue ›


Eli Hanneman

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BSR confirms new water filtration system on track

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Surf Resort also opens application process for new crew members... BSR Cable Park confirmed this week that work on their massive new water filtration system is on schedule to be open in the spring. “We are beyond stoked for our second season of surf,” BSR said. “We are currently on track to open up the waves in early-mid-March.” The impetus

Surf Resort also opens application process for new crew members... BSR Cable Park confirmed this week that work on their ...Continue ›


koby abberton wavegarden

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Cold, cold Cove: Wavegarden hosts two underground legends

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Friendly rivalry heats up freezing Winter session in the Basque Country... Winter wavepool surfing logged another clip this week when Eneko Acero and Bra Boy Koby Abberton took to Wavegarden’s Cove test pool. Basque first-generation pro Eneko, brother to Kepa Acero, traded kegs with Abberton in a friendly January surf off. The duo have compeeted against each other since they

Friendly rivalry heats up freezing Winter session in the Basque Country... Winter wavepool surfing logged another clip this week when ...Continue ›


Grom at NLand Wave Pool

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7 clips that show our collective stoke for the NLand wave pool

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Premature retrospective? We look at NLand, America’s OG Wave Pool, as it changes hands... After Surf Snowdonia opened their doors in Wales, America threw out a collective shout of “Us Too!” Doug Coors fulfilled our wish by purchasing160 acres of land in Austin Texas. When he flipped the switch, launching the Wavegarden hydrofoil and throwing out the first freshwater surf

Premature retrospective? We look at NLand, America’s OG Wave Pool, as it changes hands... After Surf Snowdonia opened their doors ...Continue ›


NLand wave pool

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WSL buys NLand Surf Park

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America’s first Wavegarden facility sold to KSWC subsidiary... The WSL just purchased Doug Coors’ pride and joy, the NLand Surf Park in Austin Texas. The sale follows an inverted purchase pyramid of sorts, with WSL at the top, absorbing the property through Tumbleweed Opco, a Delaware-registered LLC. In the middle is the Kelly Slater Wave Co who operates Tumbleweed. According

America’s first Wavegarden facility sold to KSWC subsidiary... The WSL just purchased Doug Coors’ pride and joy, the NLand Surf ...Continue ›


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Wetsuit Lining – why what’s inside matters

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Wetsuit lining is the new frontier in performance as companies create innovative ways to insulate surfers. Previously the inside of your suit was just a nylon polyester stretchy material that was there to soften the stickiness and abrasion of raw neoprene rubber. In the last few years wetsuit makers started using textured interior linings for improved insulation. Go to a

Wetsuit lining is the new frontier in performance as companies create innovative ways to insulate surfers. Previously the inside of ...Continue ›


Waco wave pool BSR Surf Resort

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Wave Pool Year in Review: WPM’s top stories for 2018

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What happened this year? Polite answer is “heaps.” The more real answer is “shit tons.” To help keep track of this rapidly expanding universe, we noted (chronologically) some of the major milestones that went down in the wave pool world this year. But remember, while 2018 is by far the biggest year in wave pool news ever, expect it to

What happened this year? Polite answer is “heaps.” The more real answer is “shit tons.” To help keep track of ...Continue ›


kelly's wave pool with paige hareb

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William Finnegan’s profound insight into Kelly’s Wave Pool

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Pulitzer Prize winner digs in deep to explain surfing’s latest existential funk in 8 quick minutes It’s rare that surfing enjoys the intellectual chops that come with a writer like William Finnegan. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author explored Kelly’s wave pool for The New Yorker in a lengthy written piece and in a podcast. Finnegan explores “The Perfect Wave” phenomenon, or

Pulitzer Prize winner digs in deep to explain surfing’s latest existential funk in 8 quick minutes It’s rare that surfing ...Continue ›


Occy's Left

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USA, Brazil, Europe and the Middle East kick off Surf Lakes race

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Surf Lakes founder Aaron Trevis recounts road to Yeppoon, announces plans for 2019, names key executive hires... The inspiration came when Aaron was skipping stones and pining for a surf. There was something about the ripples pushed out by the pieces of rock. After years in the test lab and tweaking designs in the mud, the affable engineer came up

Surf Lakes founder Aaron Trevis recounts road to Yeppoon, announces plans for 2019, names key executive hires... The inspiration came ...Continue ›


matt biolos and daughter

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Lightning Rod Learning: Surfboards for wave pools by Matt Biolos

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Mayhem dishes design theory for the world's wave pools... Artisan tough guy and shaper-to-the-stars Matt Biolos is perhaps the most experienced maker of surfboards for wave pools. His team killed it at the Stab High event in Waco; he knows Wavegarden’s Lagoon tech (NLand and Snowdonia) intimitely, and he shaped the board under the feet of Surf Ranch Pro champion

Mayhem dishes design theory for the world's wave pools... Artisan tough guy and shaper-to-the-stars Matt Biolos is perhaps the most ...Continue ›


owen wright at wavegarden cove

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Big man in the kiddie pool – Owen Wright at The Cove

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Why Wavegarden R&D Facility is a Wave Pool, uh, Kiddie Pool.  So all that amazing footage we see of pros blasting at the Wavegarden Cove test facility in Spain is done in a terribly tight space. We don't really consider this during our daydreaming YouTube minutes. But these surfers are pros, trained to fit in as many manoeuvres as possible

Why Wavegarden R&D Facility is a Wave Pool, uh, Kiddie Pool.  So all that amazing footage we see of pros ...Continue ›


City Wave Germany

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What the hell is surf park management?

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 Why the coming wave pool boom needs to consider the cost of a pizza slice... Artists mock-ups are the backbone to the coming wave pool boom. But they are big, dumb pretty things that make surfers daydream and investors (hopefully) get out their checkbooks. Mockups neglect the finer details, the important stuff that will see if wave pools stick around

 Why the coming wave pool boom needs to consider the cost of a pizza slice... Artists mock-ups are the backbone ...Continue ›


Mateus-Herdy surfing the wavegarden cove

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Where will the new Wavegarden Cove wave pools be?

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We've put together a comprehensive Wavegarden Cove guide along with everything we know about the Cove wave pool tech The first public Wavegarden Cove wave pools are currently under construction on opposite sides of the globe. Ground has broken in both Melbourne and Bristol and the company has plans for 16 additional locations. You're stoked if you live near Coachella,

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Adaptive Surfers

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Adaptive surfers anticipate coming wave pool scene

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Adaptsurf Brazil on how the coming wave pool boom will be a boon to adaptive surfers... The topic of accessible wave pool surfing is trending. As the ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championships prepare to launch in La Jolla California, and Huntington Beach hosts an Adaptive Challenge, the chatter on everyone’s social feeds is about wave pools. More specifically, how they

Adaptsurf Brazil on how the coming wave pool boom will be a boon to adaptive surfers... The topic of accessible ...Continue ›


softboards in a wave pool

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Fun without losing an eye: Softboards wave pool romp

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A little knowledge via some digital softboard wave pool candy Softboard surfboards speak all languages. From Dude, “they are, like, totally f’ckin fun bro,” to sales associate, “Softboards are so hhhhottt! right now!” to an inebriated Yank doing a fake Aussie accent, “These are the feckin sh*t mate!” – softboards might be the perfect wave pool accompaniment. Thanks to the

A little knowledge via some digital softboard wave pool candy Softboard surfboards speak all languages. From Dude, “they are, like, ...Continue ›


upcoming wave pool projects in Europe and globally

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Status Report: Europe’s upcoming wave pool boom

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Detailed account for all upcoming wave pool projects in Europe Europe is teetering on the verge of becoming the wave pool center of the world. Why? The cradle of western culture has more pools planned than any other zone in the world. Perhaps it’s due to a culture that embraced surfing later than the US and Australia and is, therefore,

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Party at planned wave pool

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7 planned wave pool mockups that excited, lured or disappointed

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Wave pool images fuel our froth. Everyone gets excited about a planned wave pool. There’s just something about developer mockups that fire our imagination and stoke. But finding good ones is hard work. We’ve all emerged after a healthy dose of web browsing for the latest wave pool images and news (or maybe it's just us?) only to note that

Wave pool images fuel our froth. Everyone gets excited about a planned wave pool. There’s just something about developer mockups ...Continue ›


Scott Bass profile image by Steve Lippman

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Where is the best wave pool in the world? Expert tells all

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Wave Pool Connoisseur Scott Bass Compares Wave Pools Editor's Note: This article was published before The Wave and Urbnsurf opened to the public. You can find the WavePoolMag reviews of those surf spots at The Wave Review and Urbnsurf Review We found the best wave pool in the world thanks to Scott Bass – founder and creator of The Boardroom

Wave Pool Connoisseur Scott Bass Compares Wave Pools Editor's Note: This article was published before The Wave and Urbnsurf opened ...Continue ›


stephanie gilmore tubed at kelly's wave pool

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Wave pool barrel maven Steph Gilmore claims world title

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Remember Stephanie's 30-second tube at the Surf Ranch? Of course we do Stephanie Gilmore, who fired off one of the best clips ever from Kelly's wave pool, claimed her seventh world title today at Honolulu Bay on Maui. The Australian regular foot has now equaled the record for the most women’s world titles. Steph becomes one of only three surfers

Remember Stephanie's 30-second tube at the Surf Ranch? Of course we do Stephanie Gilmore, who fired off one of the ...Continue ›


london wave pool plan

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London added to growing list of wave pool cities

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The Wave Bristol confirms plans for new wave pool London project There could be two wave pools in London. Hot on the heels of Surf Lakes' listing of new locations that included London, The Wave Bristol announced plans to open a Wavegarden Cove facility in the English capital. "We have some exciting news to share with you,” the Wave Bristol

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Waco Night Surf

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Waco night surf belies tragic occurrences

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The world is full of sorrows. But we can choose to live in joy. Waco night surfs help Sometimes real life gets in the way of smooth surf edit. The creatives at What Youth put together an A-List team of punters for a Waco film. Having scripted and filmed B-Roll, the crew had stopped shift gears after more tragic U.S.

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wave pool night surefing

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Wavegarden refines wave pool night surfing experience

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Wave Pool Night Surfing means wading into the deep end with both shred sticks and glow sticks One promise of the coming wave pool boom is how it will open up surfing for, you know, vampires... or at least partying European pros. While a goth surfing subculture is still a ways off, there are those among us ready to jump

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World Map with Surf Lakes sites

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Six new Surf Lakes locations announced – is one near you?

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Since the debut of their Yeppoon facility Surf Lakes location, the company has been flooded with inquiries. More than 200 to be exact. Of those, six are putting their money where their mouth is and looking to break ground in 2019. You could be surfing a new Surf Lakes break in the next 100 weeks if you live in California,

Since the debut of their Yeppoon facility Surf Lakes location, the company has been flooded with inquiries. More than 200 ...Continue ›


planned surf snowdonia project

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Wave pool business model flexes muscles with Surf Snowdonia’s latest

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Surf Snowdonia hotel approval signals options in upcoming wave pool business models Local authorities approved plans for a new 100-plus room hotel at Surf Snowdonia Adventure Parc. After some resistance, the wave pool got the nod from the Conwy Council planning committee. Those opposed to the four-story hotel and activity center said the development would be too ‘urban’ in an

Surf Snowdonia hotel approval signals options in upcoming wave pool business models Local authorities approved plans for a new 100-plus ...Continue ›