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Full update on Oceanside’s wave pool…

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The once a gritty Southern California beach town of Oceanside, sandwiched between the open expanse of the Camp Pendleton military base and bustling North San Diego, is hoping to reinvent part of itself. The old drive-in at Foussat Road and Route 76 will, if all goes according to plan, be re-developed into a mixed-use space that will include a state-of-the-art

The once a gritty Southern California beach town of Oceanside, sandwiched between the open expanse of the Camp Pendleton military ...Continue ›


tandem surfing at urbnsurf

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Everything you need to know about surfing Melbourne’s wave pool

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Surfing Melbourne's star wave in 2020! The long wait is over, as Melbourne's newest surf spot busts open its doors for the public today. The full-sized Wavegarden Cove facility at Urbnsurf is the first of its kind in Australia and only the second one in the world open to the public. Originally scheduled to open last Easter, the big debut

Surfing Melbourne's star wave in 2020! The long wait is over, as Melbourne's newest surf spot busts open its doors ...Continue ›


Rob Wagner

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AdviceLine: How to get the most out of Kelly’s wave pool

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While pros make any pool session look stellar, we are more interested in the experience of the average surfer because let's face it, most of us are average surfers. Rob Wagner reached out to us with a modest prompt to check out an edit from his session at Kelly’s. Mr. Wagner labels himself a “no-name surfer” and said he was

While pros make any pool session look stellar, we are more interested in the experience of the average surfer because ...Continue ›


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WavePoolMag’s Top Stories for 2019

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Online, certain tricks work better than others to attract pageviews and clickthroughs. Screaming works. Distressing content works. Sexy stuff works. Sometimes all three work, ie "Oh My God Best Bikini Fails Ever!" Because most internet content is framed to please Google, which in turn leads to audience acquisition and conversion, most of what you read in the digital surf sphere

Online, certain tricks work better than others to attract pageviews and clickthroughs. Screaming works. Distressing content works. Sexy stuff works. ...Continue ›


Occy at Surf Lakes

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All new highlight wave pool clip from Surf Lakes

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Talon Clemow from Onepalmmedia has put together an all-new edit of some of the best waves from prototype testing at the Surf Lakes R&D facility. The 3-minute reel highlights the wave variety, shape, and versatility for various surf craft. Surf Lakes announced that testing will continue in 2020 with further improvements expected, as they further tune the 5WAVES system. Surfers

Talon Clemow from Onepalmmedia has put together an all-new edit of some of the best waves from prototype testing at ...Continue ›


perfect swell at bsr

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Japan to open surf stadium with Waco tech prior to the Olympics

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California’s American Wave Machines, Inc. announced a joint project with Surf Stadium Japan (SSJ) this week to build a wave pool in Shizunami. The project has already broken ground and officials stated the facility will be surf-able as early as June 2020. If these timeline estimates are correct, Japan will bust a bottle of champagne on the new wave pool

California’s American Wave Machines, Inc. announced a joint project with Surf Stadium Japan (SSJ) this week to build a wave ...Continue ›


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The lowdown on buoyancy in a wave pool

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There is so much theory tossed back and forth about why surfing in freshwater feels so different than it does in salted waves. We did some digging to mythbust Fresh vs. Salt buoyancy rumors and answer some basic questions. Guess what we found out? Yes, salt water is more buoyant than freshwater. But it’s a bit more complicated than that.

There is so much theory tossed back and forth about why surfing in freshwater feels so different than it does ...Continue ›


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Kai Lenny’s pool parties scare, stoke and inspire

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So what does a surfer who shortboards like a QS warrior, towsurfs Jaws the way us mortals mindsurf it and hydrofoils flatwater like it’s a perpetual motion machine do for wave pool kicks? Well. A lot it turns out. Waterman Kai Lenny took to Kelly’s, BSR and then Kelly’s again last year to explore all manner of surf craft and

So what does a surfer who shortboards like a QS warrior, towsurfs Jaws the way us mortals mindsurf it and ...Continue ›


luca doble at surf lakes

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Teen longboard champ expands Surf Lakes ambassadors list

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Surf Lakes is growing their ambassador roster to include Queensland Under 18 Longboard Champion, Luca Doble "Luca is a great addition to our ambassador team because not only does she represent a younger generation, but her grace and style on a longboard is an inspiration to behold," said Surf Lakes in a statement. "In line with our motto 'Everybody Gets

Surf Lakes is growing their ambassador roster to include Queensland Under 18 Longboard Champion, Luca Doble "Luca is a great ...Continue ›


Martin Dunn and Pauline Ado

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Veteran surf coach Martin Dunn on the best approach to wave pool training

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As a tool, wave pools could realize spectacular results in a shortened time frame for those motivated surfers willing to do the work. But like any tool, the technicians who will be advising the surfers must also be up to the job. I have seen no evidence one way or the other whether quality coaching is in place to get

As a tool, wave pools could realize spectacular results in a shortened time frame for those motivated surfers willing to ...Continue ›


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Urbnsurf goes all-in with Aussie brand partnership

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While everyone waits for more clips of the Beast, Urbnsurf Melbourne has secured three partnerships with leading Australian surf brands, ahead of the surf park’s much anticipated public opening in Summer 2020. The southern hemisphere's first full-size public Wavegarden Cove will work hand-in-hand with Rip Curl, Surf Hardware International, Creatures of Leisure, OTIS, Sex Wax, Surf Ears and Sun Cure.

While everyone waits for more clips of the Beast, Urbnsurf Melbourne has secured three partnerships with leading Australian surf brands, ...Continue ›


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Wavegarden Cove construction begins in the Swiss Alps

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After several years of quietly working away, Wavegarden and Alaïa SA today jointly announced that construction of a Wavegarden Cove has commenced in Sion, Valais, in the heart of the Swiss Alps.  The addition of a Wavegarden Cove to Alaïa's already impressive action sports center is welcome news for the landlocked country’s 40,000 strong population of surfers. The Alaïa Bay project will give rise

After several years of quietly working away, Wavegarden and Alaïa SA today jointly announced that construction of a Wavegarden Cove ...Continue ›


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Dream On: Guide to wave pool private bookings for the Holidays

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The Holiday season is bizarre. Company parties in particular. Who wants to pretend not to see Michelle from marketing stuff egg rolls into her Valentino messenger bag or watch Brad from accounts payable throwup eggnog? Didn't think so. Gifts are just as strange. From gluten-free candles to DVD box sets of “Golden Girls,” it gets weird out there during the

The Holiday season is bizarre. Company parties in particular. Who wants to pretend not to see Michelle from marketing stuff ...Continue ›


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One surfer’s meteoric assent via TV coaching and wave pools

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Does your surfing get bigger, better, faster in a wave pool? Edward Pong is a newbie who documented his rise from kook to capable with the help of several wave pool sessions and video instruction from Martin Dunn. So impressed with his progression via wave pool repetition, Ed made a YouTube clip chronicling his improvement. The video shows how the

Does your surfing get bigger, better, faster in a wave pool? Edward Pong is a newbie who documented his rise ...Continue ›


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Project Update: Thermal Beach Club Palm Desert

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Back in September, The Thermal Beach Club, which is owned by the Kohl department store family, announced that they will be joining the wave pool race in Palm Desert, California. The group continues to move forward on the project, as outlined with a new website launch last week. There are no real images of the property so far, only photorealistic

Back in September, The Thermal Beach Club, which is owned by the Kohl department store family, announced that they will ...Continue ›


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Victoria’s surfers land competitive edge with wave pool training deal

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Urbnsurf have just entered a three-year partnership with Surfing Victoria, the state’s organising body for surfing. The partnership will see Surfing Victoria deliver ongoing training to surf coaches and staff, advise on Urbnsurf’s Surfing Academy, boardriders club and competitions. The agreement will also allow the state body to deliver high performance training and guidance to Victorian, Australian and international surf

Urbnsurf have just entered a three-year partnership with Surfing Victoria, the state’s organising body for surfing. The partnership will see ...Continue ›


Tom Carroll at Wavegarden

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VHS-era world champ Tom Carroll tests digital-era wave pool

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With a Wavegarden opening last month in Bristol, England and another set to open in January in Melbourne, Australia, legendary surfer Tom Carroll recently dropped past Wavegarden’s demo center in the Basque Country. Tom exchanged a few Reef waves with local Basque pro surfer Aritz Aranburu and before sharing some small ones with a family of beginners.  “I am just observing a little family having

With a Wavegarden opening last month in Bristol, England and another set to open in January in Melbourne, Australia, legendary surfer Tom Carroll ...Continue ›


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Latest Surf Lakes clip confirms “more” design premise

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With all the fanfare surrounding the launching of two full-size Wavegarden Coves, we were paid a reminder that Surf Lakes, the steampunk engine that could, is hot on track to move some new licenses. In a recent corporate video for investors, the company promoted the things that make Surf Lakes a unique alternative to the Wavegarden Cove design. Their latest

With all the fanfare surrounding the launching of two full-size Wavegarden Coves, we were paid a reminder that Surf Lakes, ...Continue ›


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How to make your board wave pool cool with artist Drew Brophy

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Drew Brophy started surfing on a hand-me-down yellowed dog of plank. He advanced quickly. But the board looked like crap. Drew wanted a better looking stick. In fact, he wanted to make all surfboards look better, cooler. In the mid-1980s he discovered Posca Paint Pens and that changed everything. Poscas allowed Drew to paint directly onto the glass of the

Drew Brophy started surfing on a hand-me-down yellowed dog of plank. He advanced quickly. But the board looked like crap. ...Continue ›


Eithan Osborne in Waco

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While Lemoore lags, what are wave pool comps doing to step up their game?

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This month the World Surf League published its 2020 tour schedule. Much to everyone’s surprise Kelly’s Wave will return as a CT event, the Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold Freshwater Pro. Among online surf fans, it’s the least popular stop on tour. “It’s repetitive, dreary, boring, and incapable of capturing anyone's imagination,” range the comments scattered from SurfingWorld to Surfer and

This month the World Surf League published its 2020 tour schedule. Much to everyone’s surprise Kelly’s Wave will return as ...Continue ›


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The Wave Bristol cancels intermediate surf sessions, requests patience

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The Wave Bristol took the world by storm this month reaching an estimated 82 million people via several hundred media outlets covering the grand opening. But problems with the intermediate wave settings on the Wavegarden Cove technology have upset guests and thrown a wrench into the company’s scheduling and plans. Consequently, the Bristol company has had to invest in more

The Wave Bristol took the world by storm this month reaching an estimated 82 million people via several hundred media ...Continue ›


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Wave Pool Update: Snooping around the Palm Springs Surf Club

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The desert outside of LA is known for spring break, ritzy hotels, and pristine golf courses. If you are looking for surf, you have gone about 100 miles too far east. While sunny Southern California has long been known as a surf mecca for places like Malibu and San Onofre, Palm Springs is far (both literally and figuratively) from being

The desert outside of LA is known for spring break, ritzy hotels, and pristine golf courses. If you are looking ...Continue ›


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Urbnsurf puts The Beast on a leash, announces intermediate waves & pricing

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After shocking the world with the heaviest Wavegarden Cove barrels to date, Urbnsurf hit the family button and reeled in The Beast, their now-famous slab setting. In this latest edit and pricing info the crew show off the Melbourne facility’s ability to accommodate everyone from the retro-hip set to frothy groms on down to families simply having a day out.

After shocking the world with the heaviest Wavegarden Cove barrels to date, Urbnsurf hit the family button and reeled in ...Continue ›


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Wave Pool Wait: New Jersey waterpark’s grand opening delayed

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The water park component of New Jersey’s American Dream Mall, the $5billion mega-complex with a view of Manhattan and the world’s only indoor surf-specific wave pool, won’t be opening next week. A spokesperson for the DreamWorks Water Park said the indoor facility’s November 27 opening date is postponed until further notice. No reason for the delay was provided. "Creating the

The water park component of New Jersey’s American Dream Mall, the $5billion mega-complex with a view of Manhattan and the ...Continue ›


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Yes! Pharrell Williams and Virginia Beach Cove project advance

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With Urbnsurf in Melbourne and The Wave Bristol open in England, The Wave Virginia Beach finally has a full-size Cove to assess and a business model to copy. Prior to October’s opening of the two, Virginia Beach had to speculate as to what the waves would look like and how a commercial surf park model would actual work. And this

With Urbnsurf in Melbourne and The Wave Bristol open in England, The Wave Virginia Beach finally has a full-size Cove ...Continue ›