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(The Wave) pool is filled – first waves to roll out in October

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If you coughed up the dough to The Wave project in Bristol during the past decade as part of their Crowdfunding campaign, well now it’s payoff time. Today The Wave announced their lagoon is filled and ready to test. The team will fire off a few sets when October rolls around (which is next week.) Nick Hounsfield posted on Instagram,

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kelly's wave

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Australia to build Kelly’s Wave on the Sunshine Coast

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The World Surf League issued a press release to non-endemic media platforms this week announcing they are planning to bring their Surf Ranch venue, Kelly Slater Wave System technology, to the Sunshine Coast of Australia. The main talking points on the press release pointed out that the new wave pool will provide Olympic training for Aussie athletes and pump tourist

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Wavegarden Cove at Britannia Beach

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Canadian Cove seeks home dead center between slopes and big city

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A new wave pool is being planned for the wild and woolly shores of Canada. The new surf spot will be relatively close to both Vancouver Island’s thriving surf scene (anchored around surf spots Tofino Bay and Jordan River) and the cosmopolitan crush of Vancouver. South Britannia Beach, just 45 minutes north of Vancouver, is expecting a Wavegarden Cove at

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Surf Lakes planned for the Midlands

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Second Surf Lakes wave pool planned for England

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This week the Surf X Inland Surfing project debuted to the world, shaking up the middle part of England and the European wave pool sphere simultaneously. This project splits from the current Wavegarden Cove craze that is populating the globe (30 projects planned to date) and banks its future on the Surf Lakes technology - that giant plunger in the

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owen wright at the cove

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The Wave puts out call for first session – You in?

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The Wave has launched a search for people to appear in its first line-up. The team at The Wave is calling on people to nominate someone with an inspiring story who they think deserves to surf the first public waves this autumn.  “I’m often asked who is going to ride the first waves and people assume it will be me,”

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Is this what a wave pool addiction looks like?

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Symptoms. Signs. Warnings. It all started with a blurry photo of a clear plastic back full of brightly colored wristbands. The image showed up in an Instagram DM and soon we began to unpack the story: Two years that included 140 sessions, 2,000 expert waves and roughly 200 cumulative hours driving through the Texas heat. “I recently saw that someone

Symptoms. Signs. Warnings. It all started with a blurry photo of a clear plastic back full of brightly colored wristbands. ...Continue ›


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Lakey Peterson & Gabriel Medina crowned Kelly’s queen and king

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Lakey Peterson and Gabriel Medina won the World Surf League (WSL) Freshwater Pro on Saturday, besting their respective fields at the Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California. Peterson's and Medina’s wins put the 2019 World Title race in full swing. The 2019 CT will not only decide the prestigious World Title but will also determine who from the world’s elite will

Lakey Peterson and Gabriel Medina won the World Surf League (WSL) Freshwater Pro on Saturday, besting their respective fields at ...Continue ›


Griffin Colapinto

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What board designs are working at the Surf Ranch?

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After watching the opening day of the Freshwater pro it became clear that some pros had equipment that worked (Gabriel and Johanne for sure) and others who didn’t. There was a lot of nose-poking and rail digging - even by the King himself. So what works? Some surfers went so far as to use a different board on the right

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Langenfeld wave pool

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Standing wave pools central to rapid surf league tour

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Under sunny skies with 500 spectators looking on, Rosina Neuerer and Nicolas Marusa won the final event of the Pure SurfCamps Rapid Surf League tour which took place on the Unit Wave Pool in Langenfeld, Germany. The last event of the tour saw Marusa move on to claim the overall men’s title while Laura Haustein took the overall women’s title.

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Retro clip cool: 2008, the year of promise and the great recession

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Are we deep enough into the wave pool blitz to have a nostalgia movement yet? 2008 was a crucial juncture in human-made wave development. Kelly Slater and Greg Webber tussled with their respective designs and the world’s largest surf shop, Ron Jons, was in the midst of an Orlando pool build. At the height of it all was this four-minute

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12-15 expert waves per-surfer per-hour at full-size Cove

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Urbnsurf Melbourne recently went into more detail about the three different surf zones in their upcoming two-hectare Wavegarden Cove facility. The Melbourne breaks will be divided up into beginner, intermediate and advanced. Company CEO Andrew Ross also offered some numbers for upcoming surf sessions saying there will be max 18 surfers on the each side of the central Cove pier

Urbnsurf Melbourne recently went into more detail about the three different surf zones in their upcoming two-hectare Wavegarden Cove facility. ...Continue ›


jay occhilupo at Surf Lakes

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Television: Jay Occhilupo attempts wave pool slab

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Son of Occy and Qld Junior champion, Jay Occhilupo takes on a wave pool slab known as The Island, at the Surf Lakes R&D facility. The son of legendary goofy foot Mark Occhilupo, Jay donned helmet and moxie to attempt the drop without much luck. He then moved over to Occy's Peak to try out the right hander, with more

Son of Occy and Qld Junior champion, Jay Occhilupo takes on a wave pool slab known as The Island, at ...Continue ›


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Matson & Bryan win Lemoore wildcard entries

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The World Surf League is gearing up for the Freshwater Pro to be held at the Surf Ranch in Lemoore. As part of the WSL women’s initiative, the Rising Tides Program hosted the women’s Freshwater Pro Trials and will run the expression session on Saturday, September 21 before the Finals.  Earlier this week, seven of the best up-and-coming American surfers

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Another Roadside Attraction: When wave pools ruled the desert

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One hundred and twenty miles east of Los Angeles and 120 miles northeast of San Diego lies the Coachella Valley, soon to become home to California’s newest surf spots. Once a prime weekend destination for Bob Hope-era Hollywood, the area hosts a unique desert culture including the annual Coachella music festival, thriving LGBT scene and of course giant roadside dinosaurs.

One hundred and twenty miles east of Los Angeles and 120 miles northeast of San Diego lies the Coachella Valley, ...Continue ›


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Two new Brazilian pools on the way as American Wave Machines enter agreement

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American Wave Machines, drivers of the engine behind BSR Surf Resort in Waco, today announced a partnership with Brazilian company JHSF Participacoes SA, headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil. This agreement will launch the first of two PerfectSwell locations in the State of São Paulo. Project kick off is immediate, with surfing anticipated in November 2020. JHSF is a Brazil-based holding

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Aritz aranburu at the cove

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New Zealand eyes proposal for nation’s first wave pool

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The Christchurch area on New Zealand's South Island is one step closer to getting a Wavegarden Cove. The players behind the project are seeking to create an "aquasports park" with water-themed sports surrounding a central wave pool. "The project has been in development for around six years and is a planned co-location Wave pool/Wake Cable/White Water Park with Aquaplay facilities,

The Christchurch area on New Zealand's South Island is one step closer to getting a Wavegarden Cove. The players behind ...Continue ›


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Speculation Nation: Is Oceanside getting a SurfLoch wave pool?

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One of the most exhausting things about the current climate of wave pool anticipation (yes, it’s like one, long, endless Christmas Eve) is pinpointing launch dates and the technology that will be used for upcoming projects. Combined with the secretive nature of wave pool makers, it makes confirming the type of surf a community will be getting very difficult. Add

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What is Swellspot tech and will it pump in Richmond Virgina?

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While the number of wave pool plans expand across the globe, the number of companies making waves remains steady with the lion's share of licenses have been inked with KSWCo, Surf Lakes, American Wave Macines and Wavegarden. But that could all change. Swellspot is a wave pool company based out of the US who is working on lighting up Richmond

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Engineers submit plans for NLand-to-Kelly-Slater-Wave transformation

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The transformation of NLand’s Wavegarden Lagoon tech into Kelly Slater Wave Company tech took a leap forward this week. Engineering firm Carlson Brigance and Doering Inc. formally introduced their plans to the city of Austin. The plans call for the retrofitting and transformation of NLand into a facility like the Surf Ranch in Lemoore California. It’s a huge project, and

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Lucas Fink at the Surf Ranch

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Surf Ranch becomes The Slide Ranch for skimboard world champ

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One thing we’re learning about wave pools is that a controlled surf environment opens up waves to all manner of craft. Skimboarding, once limited to side-wedges and shore break or any type of wave that offers easy entry from the sand, is buzzing with this influx of artificial waves. Blair Conklin famously paddled his skimboard into the BSR wedge last

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Legend: Getting paid to surf the world’s best wave pool (and dress up like an animé character)

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In wave pool lore, Ocean Dome is a mythic beast. It dished perfect, clear, hollow peaks that were leaps and bounds better than comparable artificial surf technology at the time. While other pools dribbled, Miyazaki’s Dome peaked, slabbed and pitched. It was the artificial wave equivalent of Pipeline producing waves with genuine power. And judging by video clips from the

In wave pool lore, Ocean Dome is a mythic beast. It dished perfect, clear, hollow peaks that were leaps and ...Continue ›


Surf Lakes

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Photo Essay: Surf Lakes 2.0 testing hits the zen button

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What Jeff Divine’s rainbow shots at Pipe were to 1970s surf media, this latest round of Surf Lakes images are to the wave pool set. Why? Because in the age of Insta posts, likes and shares are mostly action-generated. From Kevin Schulz’ flip at Waco to Kelly’s twin-finning at the Surf Ranch, the world prefers big airs to big art.

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Surf Planner Update on WavePoolMag

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SurfPlanner Update: The world’s five newest wave pools

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Welcome to our latest edition of the Surf Planner update. This month saw a flurry of activity globally with more wave pools planned for England, Texas and France. The bulk of the technology at the moment firmly rests with the folks at Wavegarden Cove. Central England confirms Wavegarden Cove, sealing England’s title as “Wave Pool Capital of the World.” Texas

Welcome to our latest edition of the Surf Planner update. This month saw a flurry of activity globally with more ...Continue ›


Sterling Hardy

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Employee of the Month: Outerknown’s Sterling Hardy

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When scrolling the #wavepool tag through the Instasphere we come across Surf Ranch clips a lot. It’s usually a celeb, pro or an everyday surfer sharing highlights from their corporate party. Recently, in post after post, we kept coming across this one guy. His name is Sterling Hardy. While most surfers luck into a handful of waves at Kelly’s this

When scrolling the #wavepool tag through the Instasphere we come across Surf Ranch clips a lot. It’s usually a celeb, ...Continue ›


Emerge Surf Birmingham

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Birmingham to build massive Wavegarden Cove

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Emerge Surf today named the central English city of Birmingham as the site of their new, giant wave pool. The £25 million ($30USmillion) facility was revealed today along with artist renderings and a list of ambassadors. South Africa’s big wave legend Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker will be signing on as well as British pros Peony Knight and Luke Dillon. Their roles

Emerge Surf today named the central English city of Birmingham as the site of their new, giant wave pool. The ...Continue ›