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Adelaide project receives city approval, officially launches

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A local council in Adelaide, South Australia has green-lighted The Break Surf & Stay, a wave pool project that will feature Endless Surf technology and several amenities. The development will include a surf park, accommodation, hospitality, recreation, and wellness offerings and be the first of its kind on the South Australian coast. Plans for ‘The Break Surf & Stay’ were

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So how does one build a wave pool in a canal in the center of Europe’s busiest shipping city?

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Edwin van Viegen is leading a wave pool development in the center of Europe's busiest port city, Rotterdam. He has been working on this project for several years and experienced the usual surf park ups and downs. But this wave pool, Rif010 (pronounced riff-ten) has the unbridled support of major city planners and various local government agencies - a major

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Flowstate launches upgrades for wave pool operators

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Flowstate has released its Administration Portal for Wavepool Operators. The product launch enables operators to manage their Flowstate Zone of content, promotions, privacy and security settings and data through a new user interface.  Wavepool operators are set to benefit from enhanced features that streamline content access, promotional programming, and user management. The new capabilities include a Data & Analytics Dashboard,

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The wave pool world’s favorite surfer/wave maker Kelly Slater consolidates brands

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A new holding company will house three powerhouse surf brands with extensive influence in the wave pool market. Firewire Surfboards, Slater Designs and Outerknown will now work under one company. According to a news announcement the move was made to leverage resources and stay competitive in the rapidly changing surf industry. The new holding company will oversee apparel, hardgoods and accessories distributed around the globe.

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Waco Surf uses customer feedback to evolve, expand the facility

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To stay in the game surf parks need to keep on top of consumer demands. Most industries have a decade or more of trial and error to fall back on. Not surf parks. So what to do? Sometimes it's as simple as asking your customers what they want. Recently, Waco Surf announced upgrades to their accommodations, including new hotel rooms

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Kanoa Igarashi officially invests in Portugal wave pool

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Surfers Cove has announced its newest investor in Surf Parque Óbidos - Kanoa Igarashi. In a statement, developers said that Kanoa's involvement will bring the surf park the prestige of a globally recognized and decorated surfer. Igarashi currently holds the seventh position on the WSL CT and resides in Ericeira, Portugal near the planned pool. "I spend a lot of

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Architects rejoice with Surfland Brazil drone clip

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When architects design an office building they know that future occupants will view the space through the lens of a regular working day. Basically, the office just has one main use – putting in a workday. But how do you design a space that suits a wide spectrum of users: families on vacation; surf travelers; spa-goers and a business community

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Watch: How to keep customers on site at a wave pool

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James Miles of URBNSURF and Mark (Skip) Taylor of Surf Park Management address what it is that keeps customers on site - from surf settings to family amenities to return discounts and even those little things like hairdryers and towels. Both Skip and James have real-world experience from two very different establishments. What works for Skip in Hawaii might not

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Firewire and Kelly Slater launch performance mid-length

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Slater Designs, in collaboration with Firewire Surfboards, has introduced the BOSS UP, a new performance midlength surfboard model created by 11-time World Champion Kelly Slater and surfboard designer Dan Mann. The BOSS UP, an evolution of the popular S BOSS model, is designed for a variety of conditions and aims to provide surfers with a versatile option for cruising, catching

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The Wave adds outdoor lighting to get the most use of the wave pool

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Catching waves after dark will soon become a reality for Bristol’s surfers, as work starts this week on new outdoor lighting at The Wave. The wave pool received planning permission last year to install directional lights over the surfing lake, which will facilitate evening sessions. The construction work is expected to be completed by the end of June. The installation

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World sighs, slouches in chair with sudden Palm Springs Surf Club wave pool closure announcement

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In a surprise announcement, Palm Springs Surf Club has shut its wave pool for unknown reasons. The desert wave pool was shut down on January 12 this year for unexpected work and only reopened a week ago this April. For the wave pool industry the announcement elicited a collective moan of despair. All surf park operators have experienced problems. Some

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Lakeside Surf in Washington dives into more wave pool competition

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Lakeside Surf, aiming to establish itself as a global riversurf hub, has announced the addition of a new event to its annual calendar. The first-ever Battle of the Butte competition is scheduled for June 28 and 29 and is open to surfers of all levels. The event will feature male and female categories across four divisions, offering participants the opportunity

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Learn about pre-operational design considerations for wave pools

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How to make the wave pool dream come true? We just assume the architect designs the wave pool, the contractors build it and then the paying public comes flooding in. Done. Dream accomplished. But after you’ve nailed the technology, settings, pricing, etc, suppose that it takes up to 5 minutes for your restaurant staff to get entrees from the kitchen

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Sydney wave pool launches, URBNSURF delights in their second venue

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Sydney's first wave pool, URBNSURF Sydney, announced the official opening date during a grand "First Waves" media event featuring professional surfers such as Owen Wright and Milla Brown, along with industry leaders and representatives from Surfing NSW, AppleJack, and RipCurl. The surf park will open its doors to the public on May 13, 2024. This is a huge deal for

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These water use comparisons will help close the public perception gap in surf park resource allocation

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The annual water use in the Coachella Valley is staggering when compared to various recreational facilities. The water use of all golf courses in the area could support 11,000 Palm Springs Surf Clubs, 2,161 Endless Surf 34s, 1,967 Wavegarden Coves, or 853 Coral Mountain KSWaveCo Lagoons. On average, one golf course in the Coachella Valley consumes the same amount of

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Melbourne’s surf coach on why you need 35 different coaching products at a wave pool

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Australia is head and shoulders above many countries when it comes to organizing and promoting sport. Each state has its own full-time surfing institution to run contests, safety courses and coaching programs. To many, Australia is a lesson in what to do to succeed in sport. So it makes sense that the country's first public surf park would draw on

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URBNSURF names Jennifer Vandekreeke as new CEO

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URBNSURF has appointed Jennifer Vandekreeke as Chief Executive Officer to lead the business as it becomes the sole owner, developer, and operator of two surf parks worldwide. With a background in the travel and leisure industry, Vandekreeke has experience in growing companies by enhancing customer experiences. She is known for her work with Carnival Cruise Line in Australia and has

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Scottish wave pool to use plant-based wetsuit fleet

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Lost Shore has acquired 700 Yulex wetsuits in various sizes for its guests, marking the largest plant-based wetsuit fleet globally of any surf park. The wave pool at Lost Shore, set to open near Edinburgh in September, expects over 160,000 surfers annually to utilize the eco-friendly product. The resort's team collaborated with Edinburgh Napier University for their Surf Lab initiative,

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It’s ON! Palm Springs Surf Club reopens after unexpected shutdown

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The Palm Springs Surf Club is open again. In an announcement to newsletter subscribers, the wave pool said that surf sessions are now available to book on their website. “We thank you for your patience and for being a part of the Palm Springs Surf Club community and mailing list,” read the statement. “As you’ll see, there have been some

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Flowstate goes big in Texas launching at two new wavepools simultaneously

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After launching the video capture system at URBNSURF Melbourne last year, Flowstate has now fine tuned their surf AI models for rapid-standing waves and the pneumatic wave system at Waco Surf. The company now boasts capabilities for at least three different wave technologies.  "After a number of weeks of testing, optimizing and weathering a few storms, we’re excited to launch

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Houston wave pool now accepting new memberships

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HTX Surf by Beach Street Development announced they are taking deposits for memberships. The company said that private or corporate membership status will guarantee future access to surf sessions at the facility with monthly dues ranging from $250 to $2,000. Membership perks include complimentary surf sessions, priority access to the surf lagoon reservation platform, exclusive member sessions in the surf

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Watch Now: How do wave pools do hiring?

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Human resources are the biggest operating expense for a wave pool. And good hires can make or break a business. They'll help you to save time and money. But how do you ensure that you hire employees who will be true to your brand's objectives? And how do you find dedicated team members who are willing to disappear in the

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Can the Wave Pool Industry Go Green? Yes. Here’s How

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Owning and running an environmentally aware business that leaves as light of a footprint as possible is a tricky task for any business, doubly so with wave pools. Water and electricity usage and practices need to be constantly scrutinised and updated; for both economic reasons, and green principles. To streamline the path to good environmental governance, which can assist wave

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Surf Park Summit organizers take the show on the road to Dallas

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Surf Park Summit has announced a developer-focused event centered on the surf-anchored real estate industry. Scheduled for May 30-31 at Goodsurf in Deep Ellum, Texas, the event aims to facilitate connections between industry suppliers and developers. "In light of the growing development within the surf park industry, this event presents an ideal opportunity for real estate developers, investors, and operators

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Convo Time: How wave pools will shape everything from the WSL to the surf industry

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Brendan Buckley, or just “Buck,” spent years in the marketing department at Quiksilver before moving to the editor’s desk at Stab. His perspective is unique because, whereas editorial and marketing are typically two separate entities, Buck is a professor of both. We spoke with him to gain surf endemic insight on those places where wave pools intersect with surf brands,

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