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Wave pool plans for West Oz reignited with new location

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Hot on the heels of the announcement that Sydney would be moving ahead quickly with a proposed Wavegarden Cove as done by Urbnsurf, the group is now sighting on the Cockburn section of Perth. Urbnsurf is hoping to begin construction on the $40-million project in 2022. The new location follows a disappointing run at making waves in nearby Melville. In

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Where will the next Urbnsurf be?

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Urbnsurf announced today that it has welcomed more than 100,000 guests in 2020 despite only being open for six months of the year due to COVID-19. The park opened on January 6th, then closed twice before re-opening in mid-October, and is now experiencing strong demand in the lead up to the New Year. “Despite a challenging 2020, we’re thrilled to

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Arizona could rival Palm Desert with this latest wave pool addition

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Surf Town Arizona adds weight the "desert-as-surf-spot" trend popping up in The West. If all goes according to plan the development will bring the number of Arizona wave pools to four - an even tie with the Coachella Valley. The new park will join Big Surf in Tempe as well as Gilbert and Mesa as Arizona’s latest surf spots. Surf

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Total Cost of Ownership: Things to consider when considering building a surf park

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On the theme of Total Cost of Ownership, guest contributor Tanner Wilson brings up several key components to consider when constructing and running a wave pool attraction. About Total Cost of Ownership: TCO can be summarized as the purchase price of the pool and its technology, plus the costs incurred to construct and continually operate the pool over time. Within

On the theme of Total Cost of Ownership, guest contributor Tanner Wilson brings up several key components to consider when ...Continue ›


portrait of Valeska Schneider

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Landlocked and Lovin’ It: Valeska Schneider heralds the rise of a new kind of surfer

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“Multi-wave surfer” is an emerging term. What Kai Lenny is to “multiple-craft surfing” (SUP, kite, wind, tow) Valeska Schneider is to riding different types of waves (river, wave pool, artificial standing wave, ocean). In surf-less countries throughout Europe and beyond riders are learning to surf in standing waves and then transitioning to the ocean with some wave pool sessions thrown

“Multi-wave surfer” is an emerging term. What Kai Lenny is to “multiple-craft surfing” (SUP, kite, wind, tow) Valeska Schneider is ...Continue ›


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SurfAid Cup decides to run in freshwater Melbourne

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SurfAid is partnering with Urbnsurf for the second version of their charity event to be held in a wave pool. The contest raises money to help families in remote surfing locations throughout the world, namely Indonesia, the Solomon Islands and Baja Sur, Mexico. The SurfAid Cup is comprised of five-member teams with each individual raising a minimum of $1,000. "The

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Life Ring

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Who is developing standards for surf pools? That’s right, “Safety Nerds”

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The safety protocols for monitoring wave pools are rather complicated. Surf Lakes and the Palm Springs Surf Club demo pool are two different beasts. One is expansive and open while the other is small and boxed in. Safety guidelines aren’t a one-size-fits-all endeavor. The expanse of Surf Lakes requires more lifeguards while in Palm Springs, the main danger comes from

The safety protocols for monitoring wave pools are rather complicated. Surf Lakes and the Palm Springs Surf Club demo pool ...Continue ›


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Solving surfing’s geography problem with wave pools

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The benefits of surfing are widely known, but for years they’ve only been accessible to those near the coast. Wave pools will change this.  The philosophic thread that “surfing makes you a better person” often misses the fact that exercise and water activity and being in the sun generally make people happy. But can it make you a happier, more

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First Person: Waco, think Tiger King meets Endless Summer

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My name is Max Emerson and I’m a mid-level surfer whose been lucky enough to cobble a career out of making my internet life look more glamorous than it really is. About a million Instagram followers is plenty to support a chronic travel (and surfing) addiction. As a result, I’ve been fortunate enough to paddle out in places like Hawaii,

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Artist mashup of Joy Division and Wavegarden Cove

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Massive Manchester musical heritage will now have to shoulder up against surfing

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Manchester has given the world New Order, The Smiths, Oasis and possibly more chart-topping musical acts than any other city in the world. And now, the next major export (after songs whinging about love and death) could very well be surfing. Manchester news outlets announced this week a £60m outdoor wave pool planned for a plot of land near the

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California desert updates: Wave pools still target 2022-23 launch

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Although the pandemic has slowed progress on the four surf parks currently under development in the Coachella Valley it hasn’t changed plans to move ahead on the projects. Completion times for the developments are expected to be during 2022-23. Tom Lochtefeld's wave technology in Palm Springs The Palm Springs Surf Club is moving forward on a 50 million dollar project

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Latest Surf Lakes footage wrapped into mini surf movie

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A new mini-documentary peeks into the brief history of Surf Lakes with updates on Yeppoon’s favorite wave. Occy, Dean Morrison, Mark Mathews, Luke Hynd and others guide viewers through the tweaks, updates, and changes founder Aaron Trevis, engineer Kit Sidwell and crew have made to the pool. None of the information is stop-the-presses earth-shattering, but the whole 13-minute affair is

A new mini-documentary peeks into the brief history of Surf Lakes with updates on Yeppoon’s favorite wave. Occy, Dean Morrison, ...Continue ›


Alaia Bay empty wave pool

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Time to fill that wave pool in the Swiss Alps!

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Alaïa Bay in the Swiss Alps announced they are nearing completion of their 8500m2 Wavegarden Cove surfing lagoon. The wave pool will be filled in December, concluding a five-year project to open the first commercial surf-focused wave pool in mainland Europe. The first tests of the wave generating machinery will begin in January. During this phase, the settings will be fine-tuned

Alaïa Bay in the Swiss Alps announced they are nearing completion of their 8500m2 Wavegarden Cove surfing lagoon. The wave pool ...Continue ›


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Hills Shire Council green lights Wisemans Surf Lodge

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The Wisemans Surf Lodge project took a major step forward this week when the local council approved the development of a Surf Loch wave pool. Ace Chief Group paid $7.25 million for 18 hectares in 2016, partnering with John Du Vernet to develop a surf spot away from the ocean. “What we’ll create at Wisemans is a solution to access

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American Wave Machines Perfect Swell

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Florida to get PerfectSwell as SoCal desert gets more legit

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Two American Wave Machine projects received approval this week, one in New Smyrna, Florida and the other in Thermal, California. The company that makes PerfectSwell wave technology, the famed system used at BSR in Texas and at the American Dream Mall in New Jersey, now claims six upcoming projects including Japan, Brazil, Virginia and Australia. New SmyrnaNew Smyrna Beach Commissioners

Two American Wave Machine projects received approval this week, one in New Smyrna, Florida and the other in Thermal, California. ...Continue ›


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Your perfect COVID-era surf trip is to a wave pool

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Planning a surf trip is difficult. Do you go big and cross the equator or do you stay domestic? To find that rare sweet spot between raw adventure and a sure thing is daunting. Of course, after all that research and planning the waves can go completely flat during your visit. Compound that with a global pandemic and the search

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Podcast Episode 5 Season 2: Surf coaching success and the wave pool equation with Ru Hill

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Many peg wave pools as the Supersauce to surf improvement. Unfortunately, this is mostly done in broad, sweeping strokes with emphasis placed solely on the repetition aspect of learning. There are so many finer points to why coaching in a wave pool works. In this podcast we drill down the milli-specifics and share the why and how on-hand training in

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Wave pools emerge as community event & health hubs

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By now many of us are aware of the pluses of surfing to one's health and well-being. Today wave pools are providing access to these benefits for people living in areas where, only a few short years ago, surfing wasn't a feasible option. As these new, non-coastal demographics jump into the pool we are seeing surfing through a new lens

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Sasha Becejac testing surfboards at The Wave

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“One of Us!” Wave pool surfer launches board review channel

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Unsalted, Sasha Becejac is unique in the digital world of surfboard reviews, he’s wave pool-centric for most of his testing. To further his separation from the pack he’s also “un-YouTubed” (yes, we just invented that term) as his content can only be found on Instagram. The surfboard review space is populated by either surf shops slinging the latest model from

Unsalted, Sasha Becejac is unique in the digital world of surfboard reviews, he’s wave pool-centric for most of his testing. ...Continue ›


swell mfg

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Podcast Episode 4 Season 2: The new wave pool technology in Arizona

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The company describes their system as a natural surfing lineup with a peak wave rather than a right-session-only or left-session-only option as found in many of today’s wave pools. “Peak waves provide some of the most fun waves at Swell MFG locations,” says Matt. “Options to surf left and right to hone in frontside and backside skills and choice of

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endless surf wave pool melbourne

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Melbourne gets another wave pool project

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The City of Kingston in Melbourne’s southeast is getting an Endless Surf wave pool as part of a planned $100 million project. Artist renderings show the new surf spot surrounded by water slides, a human-made beach, and family attractions.In a similar fashion to the Palm Springs Surf Club revamping the Wet n’ Wild water park in the desert of Southern

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sureal art of new zealand wave pool

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New Zealand wave pool announced for Auckland environs

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Auckland is entertaining another wave pool concept to attract some of the area’s 1.6 million residents and traveling adventure seekers. The surf park is a good bet as Kiwi tourism both domestic and international accounts for nearly $41 billion annually. This latest project is spearheaded by industry heavy-hitters Aventuur, whose primary business is to develop integrated real estate developments that

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Wavegarden’s air section fully blooms in South Korea

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Earlier this year Wavegarden experimented with a new air section at their R&D facility in the Basque Country. At the time citizen-of-the-world but currently residing in Portugal CT surfer Kanoa Igarashi tested, tweaked, and gave feedback on the new prototype. The system looks like a submerged obstacle that creates different sections depending on the wave setting. The R&D development process

Earlier this year Wavegarden experimented with a new air section at their R&D facility in the Basque Country. At the ...Continue ›


Summer waves in Bristol

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UK confinement order shuts down The Wave until at least December

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For surfers in Europe, this recent wave of shutdowns helps confirm 2020’s status as The King Year of Suckiness (or whatever you want to call it.) Although not as draconian as the first round of shutdowns, this one hurts especially bad because many of us thought we were on the rebound to reopening. Now The Wave, that bright spot of

For surfers in Europe, this recent wave of shutdowns helps confirm 2020’s status as The King Year of Suckiness (or ...Continue ›