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With several projects and proof-of-concept, here’s why SurfLoch’s time is now

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SurfLoch has joined the A-Listers American Wave Machines, Wavegarden Cove, Kelly Slater Wave Company and Surf Lakes in proof-of-concept wave pools for surfing. But SurfLoch has really been there all along. Tom Lochtefeld knows the water-pushing game better than most. He cofounded Raging Waters in the eighties then invented and patented the sheet-wave standard of the day, the FlowRider in

SurfLoch has joined the A-Listers American Wave Machines, Wavegarden Cove, Kelly Slater Wave Company and Surf Lakes in proof-of-concept wave ...Continue ›


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BSR temporarily closes under Shelter in Place order

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At the onset of government, action to help curb the Coronavirus The Wave in Bristol shut its doors followed by Urbnsurf a week later. Today, BSR Surf Resort announced they will be closing during the pandemic following county orders to shelter in place. “BSR is temporarily closed until April 6th,” the company said via Instagram. “Closure is due to the

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Auckland wave pool says it will halve the cost of wave production

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New Zealand has plans for a wave pool powered by technology from upstart wavemakers SwellPlanet. The multi-million dollar project hopes to attract some of Auckland’s 1.6 million residents and traveling adventure seekers. Kiwi tourism both domestic and international accounts for nearly $41 billion annually. The next step is for developers to raise the $15 million necessary to see the project

New Zealand has plans for a wave pool powered by technology from upstart wavemakers SwellPlanet. The multi-million dollar project hopes ...Continue ›


stephanie gilmore at the surf ranch

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Steph Gilmore gets cinematic at Kelly’s

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One of the world's favorite surfers just dropped a dreamy edit courtesy of Audi. The seven-time world champ brings her ethereal grace to the cow pastures of Lemoore in “Electric Wave," a four-minute slow-motion descent into the realm of night surfing at Kelly’s. "It’s really special when you get to collaborate with a true artist like Daniel Askill on his

One of the world's favorite surfers just dropped a dreamy edit courtesy of Audi. The seven-time world champ brings her ...Continue ›


Harley Ingleby

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Tightening safety measures, concern for public health force hand at Urbnsurf

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This time last week all major surf-able wave pools were open. Then the machines went silent one-by-one. First The Wave Bristol clamped its doors shut, then Far-Far-a-Bay pushed back their scheduled opening indefinitely. Now Urbnsurf in Melbourne has made the call to power down leaving only BSR Surf Resort as the only wave pool left open to the public. "We

This time last week all major surf-able wave pools were open. Then the machines went silent one-by-one. First The Wave ...Continue ›


Nick Rees of The Wave

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Nick Rees of The Wave on staying core when the surf industry moves inland

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Nick Rees loves British surfing. He cut his teeth on the beach running errands for Surfing England then translated that mojo into project management. His work eventually pushed him up to the Chief Operating Officer position. The crown jewel of his accomplishments being securing National Governing Body status for surfing in England, a big move that put UK surfing on

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Covid-19 update: Bristol and Kung Fu Panda close, Urbnsurf and BSR stay open… for now

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The surfing world is reigning in ocean-surfing and gatherings around the world. Legacy event the Australian Surfing Awards canceled their hotel engagement and decided to put on a television show instead, sans audience. The WSL announced they are postponing or canceling all events, at all levels of competition, through the end of May. What about wave pools? Earlier this week we

The surfing world is reigning in ocean-surfing and gatherings around the world. Legacy event the Australian Surfing Awards canceled their hotel ...Continue ›


donut inside television

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From the Vault: 2008 donut-wave concept “The Wave Box”

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If crunchy heavy metal and oversized board shorts are your jam, then you’ll love The Wave Box. The 2008 clip spins a dizzying array of jump-cut animation focused on a circular wave pool with a central, rectangular learner pool. To top it off the whole thing is enclosed like a giant, uh you guessed it, wave box. For other inspiring

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First look at Palm Springs Surf Club footage

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From the comfort and the convenience of our digital devices, we are privy to a world of surf spots once only known by a privileged few. The two A-List guides in the YouTube era of surf exploration are Ben Gravy and Dylan Graves. Stoke-able vloggers who couldn’t be more different from each other. While Gravy bounces around like a puppy,

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Comparing advanced and expert settings at The Wave

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Up until this point, the Bristol wave pool offered three-wave settings, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. With the recent addition of Advanced Plus and Expert, there are now five-wave settings at the surf park. The first digital clues to the new Advanced Plus and Expert settings emerged this week. Instagram accounts and YouTube channels sizzled with praise for the new settings

Up until this point, the Bristol wave pool offered three-wave settings, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. With the recent addition of ...Continue ›


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Australia’s first wave pool comp goes down at Urbnsurf

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Surfing Victoria and Urbnsurf made history last night with the first-ever wave pool event ran in Australia – the 2020 Melbourne Pool Party presented by Urbnsurf.Bringing together over 60 of Victoria’s best surfers, the event was held at the newly opened Urbnsurf Wave Park and showcased the depth of Victorian surfing with divisions in Shortboard, Longboard and Bodyboard.Due to the

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“Can I get Coronavirus from a wave pool?” It’s not the water that puts you at risk

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This was supposed to be the big year for surfing: Olympics, new wave pools, larger pool comps, even bigger wave pools, a Surf Ranch reality TV show (!?) and, well, who knows it still might very well be huge once this whole virus thing passes. We hope so. As we enter the Covid-19 era a new normal is emerging, one

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Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart: Why wave pools will change everything in adaptive surfing

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Mark Mono Stewart is the Kelly Slater of adaptive surfing. Despite being dad-age to many of his peers, he keeps bagging event wins and championship titles. In September 2015, at the age of 53, he won the inaugural ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship in California. He went on to repeat the following year - almost 40 years after losing his

Mark Mono Stewart is the Kelly Slater of adaptive surfing. Despite being dad-age to many of his peers, he keeps ...Continue ›


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From Tumbleweeds to Tubes: snooping around DSRTsurf & Palm Springs

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Sometimes you need Jason Bourne. We sorta have one. Our desert reporter Sean McCoy (even without the fluidity of a dozen languages and kung fu panache) was able to pull up details on two of the four Coachella Valley wave pool projects. “I stopped by DSRT Surf and The Palm Springs Surf Club to check on progress and it looks

Sometimes you need Jason Bourne. We sorta have one. Our desert reporter Sean McCoy (even without the fluidity of a ...Continue ›


getting tubed at the surf lakes wave pool

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Surf Lakes sight on secret Gold Coast location

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The Gold Coast inched closer to building a new wave pool today. Surf Lakes announced a Memorandum of Understanding with a developer holding suitable land for a 5Waves project. Surf Lakes hopes to start construction in early 2021 and if all goes according to plan the project will be completed and open to the public within nine to 12 months

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Taj Burrow at Urbnsurf

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Know your Cove: Understanding wave settings from Wavegarden

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The world woke to wave pool Wavegarden potential when Urbnsurf made their internet debut with Beast Mode. Prior to that, we’d only seen the smaller Wavegarden test facility pump out slabs. And at one-fifth the size of Melbourne’s Cove, those videos of Josh Kerr and Felipe Toledo airdropping into barrels, while stunning, paled next to Urbnsurf’s version of heavy water.

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The Wave by Global Shots

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The Wave makes good after British House of Commons style row

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Late last week The Wave Bristol announced testing and pricing plans for their new Advanced Plus and Expert Wave settings along with demo days mid-March for surfers to try it out. Up until this point, the surf park only offered beginner, intermediate and advanced waves. But the grand rollout for Advanced Plus and Expert hit a few snags. With the

Late last week The Wave Bristol announced testing and pricing plans for their new Advanced Plus and Expert Wave settings ...Continue ›


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Japan follows in the footsteps of Waco

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The beach town of Shizunami broke ground on an American Wave Machines PerfectSwell surf park that, once completed, will be similar in size and scope to the BSR Surf Resort in Waco, Texas. The project, pumped by local government funding, broke ground this week and seeks to revitalize an area struggling with the economic hangover from the 2011 earthquake. Makinohara’s

The beach town of Shizunami broke ground on an American Wave Machines PerfectSwell surf park that, once completed, will be ...Continue ›


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Wave Pool Artists: Felipe Iervolino stokes the fires of imagination

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For most of us, the fascination with wave pools started because we want to surf more. This desire, fuelled by the frustrations that come with onshore winds and extended flat spells, touches each surfer differently. Some, like Aaron Trevis, are pushed to design a wave pool. Others choose to plant themselves firmly in the fantasy wave pool world that comes

For most of us, the fascination with wave pools started because we want to surf more. This desire, fuelled by ...Continue ›


Wavegarden Test Tube

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Explained: How Urbnsurf went from build to Beast

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Urbnsurf Melbourne is the first Wavegarden Cove in the Southern Hemisphere and, in many ways, is the epitome of what Wavegarden's founders have been working towards for many years. In early January the gates of Urbnsurf Melbourne flung open to the public, providing the long-awaited opportunity for Australian surfers to finally sample Wavegarden's man-made waves.  Two months prior, behind closed doors, a large number of wave testing sessions took place that very

Urbnsurf Melbourne is the first Wavegarden Cove in the Southern Hemisphere and, in many ways, is the epitome of what Wavegarden's founders have been ...Continue ›


Thomas La Fonta rides Expert wave credit James Owen Image Cabin

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Bristol pumps up the volume with two new wave settings for the public

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The Wave has announced it will be running a series of Experience Days for its new bigger wave settings. Surfers in the UK and beyond will be able to sample The Wave’s ‘Advanced Plus’ and ‘Expert’ surf sessions which feature Wavegarden Cove’s turning and barrelling wave settings. Bristol’s best surf spot will pump out the new settings on March 12, 16 and 23rd

The Wave has announced it will be running a series of Experience Days for its new bigger wave settings. Surfers ...Continue ›


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Shrekfest! – East Coast surfers believe in the American Dream

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It was only a matter of time before getting pitted under the watchful eye of a giant, fiberglass Shrek and Kung Fu Panda became a reality. Rejoice pop-culture shredders, the day is nigh. Initially set for a late 2019 opening, American Dream announced this week it will launch its DreamWorks Animation Water Park on March 19, 2020. That indoor facility

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Game Time: Comparing and contrasting wave pools and the ocean

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AkuShaper CFO Garry Hoover recently went to the Urbnsurf pool in Melbourne and sent us some interesting info. While not a how-to guide by any means it's a cool game with musings on the separation of pool and sea. And yes, it's done in the classic compare and contrast style just like you did in school. So smitten with Urbnsurf,

AkuShaper CFO Garry Hoover recently went to the Urbnsurf pool in Melbourne and sent us some interesting info. While not ...Continue ›


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New speakers and topics added to Surf Park Summit

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The lineup of speakers and panelists for Surf Park Summit 2020, March 31 / April 1 at the Scripps Seaside Forum in La Jolla, California is unprecedented. The summit audience is approaching capacity and showing a strong mix of current and future surf park developers, operators, investors, surf industry execs/legends, architects, engineers and suppliers across a wide range of man-made

The lineup of speakers and panelists for Surf Park Summit 2020, March 31 / April 1 at the Scripps Seaside ...Continue ›


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Australia’s first-ever wave pool competition will go down in March

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Surfing Victoria announced that the first-ever wave pool surfing event in Australia will be the Melbourne Pool Party presented by URBNSURF this coming March 15th. Surfing Victoria and URBNSURF will be bringing together the top Victorian surfers for the first-ever competition showcasing Australia’s first surf park and the depth of Victorian surfing. Featuring DJ’s, Food Trucks, Expression Sessions and over

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