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DSRT Surf Artist Drawing

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DSRT Surf gets the official go-ahead, construction to start soon

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DSRT Surf has received final approval from the City of Palm Desert, in the Coachella Valley. Construction is planned to commence this summer, with an opening date by the end of 2023. Says Doug Sheres, founding partner at Beach Street Development and Desert Wave Ventures, “There were three Palm Desert City groups which needed to approve this project - first

DSRT Surf has received final approval from the City of Palm Desert, in the Coachella Valley. Construction is planned to ...Continue ›


tiger bay wave pool british columbia

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Former quarry now closer to being British Columbia’s first wave pool

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Canada’s first west coast wave pool project has passed its initial reading at a Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) board meeting. While this is only the first hurdle, it’s a vital step towards the realization of a pool and associated residential development.The site is an ocean-front disused quarry in South Britannia Beach, 45 minutes north of Vancouver, near the halfway point

Canada’s first west coast wave pool project has passed its initial reading at a Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) board meeting. ...Continue ›


camaradarie Urbnsurfers Melbourne wave pool boardriders club

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Melbourne boardriding club charts new territory in the wave pool world

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One of the great things with wave pools popping up all over the world is, as a journalist, being able to connect with many people from various walks of life who share a common passion/obsession. And then you meet folks who’re outgoing and to put it mildly, more enthusiastic than Tony Robbins on uppers. What tall Tony is to life-affirmation,

One of the great things with wave pools popping up all over the world is, as a journalist, being able ...Continue ›


Urbnsurf and SurfAid form official partnership

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Urbnsurf and SurfAid form official partnership

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Australia’s first surf park, Urbnsurf announced an exclusive partnership with surf non-profit SurfAid. The relationship allows Urbnsurf to support SurfAid’s mission to improve the health, wellbeing, and resilience of people in remote surf communities. To kick-off the collaboration, Urbnsurf will host the inaugural SurfAid Cup on March 25th of this year. Teams of six surfers will have the opportunity to

Australia’s first surf park, Urbnsurf announced an exclusive partnership with surf non-profit SurfAid. The relationship allows Urbnsurf to support SurfAid’s ...Continue ›


kolohe andino bodyboards at BSR surf resort in Waco

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Watching Olympian Kolohe Andino bodyboard Waco makes us smile

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It's difficult to pin what exactly qualifies as a surf film circa 2022. Mediums (remember video cassettes?) and running times have changed heaps. A 90-minute "exploration of slow-motion water dancing" worked in the smoke-filled cinemas of the seventies but today it would be considered a form of punishment to make a grom watch it on their iPhone. In Unit 38

It's difficult to pin what exactly qualifies as a surf film circa 2022. Mediums (remember video cassettes?) and running times ...Continue ›


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Florida space race is on as Fort Pierce gets city approval

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The Fort Pierce wave pool project inched closer to breaking ground as the City Commission unanimously approved the first phase, the wave pool. Willow Lakes Resort Village and Community development will build a Wavegarden Cove as its central hub. On the periphery will be a hotel, retail space, office space and 800 residential homes. Cost for the project is estimated

The Fort Pierce wave pool project inched closer to breaking ground as the City Commission unanimously approved the first phase, ...Continue ›


rupert partridge now at Aventuur

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Aventuur expands, signs on industry vet for key role

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Aventuur, the global surf park developer with projects in Perth, Queensland, Northern NSW, New Zealand, Singapore and Fiji announced the addition of Rupert Partridge as Chief Revenue Officer. The company’s announcement signals just how fast the surf park landscape is expanding. Partridge comes to Aventuur after five years at Urbnsurf Group where he wore many hats, leading that company’s commercial,

Aventuur, the global surf park developer with projects in Perth, Queensland, Northern NSW, New Zealand, Singapore and Fiji announced the ...Continue ›


several riders at surf lakes

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Surf Lakes clears hurdle in race to be Australia’s next public wave pool

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Livingstone Shire council has pushed everyone's favorite steam punk pool a step closer to opening up for the public. The local council approved the plunger's plan and initiation of Stage 1 which includes accommodations and a renewable energy facility. Other amenities on the list include a tourist park, cabins, camping and a skate park. “The Surf Lakes project has continually

Livingstone Shire council has pushed everyone's favorite steam punk pool a step closer to opening up for the public. The ...Continue ›


The Wave Bristol

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The Wave and Wavegarden sign UK & Ireland deal

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The Wave announced an exclusive partnership agreement with Wavegarden to deliver six (possibly more) developments across the UK and Ireland. The surf park first opened in Bristol in 2019 and is currently working on a second site in London while also exploring the other potential sites. The six sites represent an investment of more than £200million ($275million US). The Wave says

The Wave announced an exclusive partnership agreement with Wavegarden to deliver six (possibly more) developments across the UK and Ireland. ...Continue ›


wave pool for tampa bay

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Florida enters race to build a Surf Lakes wave pool

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A new proposal was announced this week for a Tampa Bay surf tank. Peak Surf Park would cover 30 acres and include a wave pool along with a handful of other amenities like a cafe, restaurant, and shops. The company website says they will also include skate, bike and climbing facilities as well as lessons, coaching and competitions. Surf Lakes

A new proposal was announced this week for a Tampa Bay surf tank. Peak Surf Park would cover 30 acres ...Continue ›


Guide to Swiss wave pool Alaïa Bay

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How Alaia Bay made their smaller footprint work

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Alaia Bay is a game changer. Yes it’s a wave pool in the middle of the Swiss Alps but it's also unique because it refined the concept of a successful smaller footprint surf tank. Typically for a surf park to stay profitable, it needs to get as many butts into the pool as possible. Simply put, the more paying customers

Alaia Bay is a game changer. Yes it’s a wave pool in the middle of the Swiss Alps but it's ...Continue ›


door shaped surfboard

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Surfing gets a new kind of kick with door & coffin-shaped boards

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Our favorite on-again-off-again Instagram chat of late has been with an entity known as Perfect Designs. We’re not really sure what it is they do beyond their band Bad Pelican’s sleeper hit “Too Cool For The Wave Pool” but we totally dig that they are floating something new and creative and have chosen to tether it to surfing - however

Our favorite on-again-off-again Instagram chat of late has been with an entity known as Perfect Designs. We’re not really sure ...Continue ›


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From Bets to Barrels: Sardinian city’s race track joins Italian pool project list

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Will Sardinia be home to Italy’s first wave pool? And more precisely will the capital of Cagliari transform itself from a cruise ship step off to a surf tourism hot spot? In recent weeks the island’s warm climate and old-world charm became the backdrop for another wave pool proposal. Italy’s last surf park hope was way to the north in

Will Sardinia be home to Italy’s first wave pool? And more precisely will the capital of Cagliari transform itself from ...Continue ›


wave pool consultants

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Need help building your wave pool? We spoke to 3 experts in the field

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We pull back the curtain to discover what it is exactly that wave pool consultants do. With surf parks being such a new space the title for this job rol e has yet to be set in cement. We've seen such perfunctory gems as "planner," "manager," "advisor" and "administrator" - all of which are quite acurate. For now, we’ll call

We pull back the curtain to discover what it is exactly that wave pool consultants do. With surf parks being ...Continue ›


typhoon lagoon reopens

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OG wave pool Typhoon Lagoon turns on the machine after nearly 2 years

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Florida’s favorite wave pool (and only one to date) officially reopened this week after nearly two years of being closed due to the COVID pandemic. Despite Florida’s tug of war with the federal government over public safety guidances, Orlando’s theme park industry sided with caution and kept most Disney parks closed. During the downtime, Typhoon Lagoon underwent a few undisclosed

Florida’s favorite wave pool (and only one to date) officially reopened this week after nearly two years of being closed ...Continue ›


wave pool surf art

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Top 10 wave pool stories of 2021

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What happened in 2021? Well, COVID stuck around, Squid Games entered our TV sets and #FreeBritney became a movement. Not a whole lot can surprise us anymore, not even Flysoulja's "Island Boy" going viral. By comparison wave pools, once regarded with the same awe as unicorns and Pokemon, have become part of the "new normal." We wanted to take a

What happened in 2021? Well, COVID stuck around, Squid Games entered our TV sets and #FreeBritney became a movement. Not ...Continue ›


surf parks australia

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Sunshine Coast sights on new pool just one hour north of Brisbane

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Surf Parks Australia is planning a 13-hectare development near Glass House Mountain on Australia’s Sunshine Coast. The wave pool will feature learn-to-surf facilities, cafe, dining, wellness center and a shop or two. According to Surf Parks Australia, the development will be a sustainable surf park. “Surf Parks Australia just wants to surf and promote the healthy lifestyle that comes with

Surf Parks Australia is planning a 13-hectare development near Glass House Mountain on Australia’s Sunshine Coast. The wave pool will ...Continue ›


waveseg test tank

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WaveSEG partners with the Brazilian Surf Park Association

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Brazil has 3 million surfers and represents roughly one-third of the WSL top 34 going into the 2022 season. Of the country's 8.5 million square miles, only 4,600 of that skirts the coastline. So what happens when the inland territories have access to surf via wave pools? Once the whole country starts surfing we can guess that total, unstoppable world

Brazil has 3 million surfers and represents roughly one-third of the WSL top 34 going into the 2022 season. Of ...Continue ›


for the love music festival at urbnsurf

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Urbnsurf receives IAAPA award for, well, basically throwing a party

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Ocean surfing is cyclical. Each season we chase swell to our favorite breaks (both nearby and across the world.) Digital surf platforms follow, pumping out the carnage of each big wave season, WSL contest updates and wetsuit guides with calendar precision. Exciting to watch? Yes. Predictable? Too much so. But while fans cycle through the digital surf media sphere each

Ocean surfing is cyclical. Each season we chase swell to our favorite breaks (both nearby and across the world.) Digital ...Continue ›


wave pool jobs at bsr

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BSR call for Director of Surf Experience heralds new niche market

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The wave pool industry is growing. What is niche today won't always be that weird thing that's difficult to explain to relatives over the Holidays. Your uncle won't harrass you when you say you're a Wave DJ - "well what kinda music is that?" Today there are only a handful of jobs at the world’s limited number of surf parks,

The wave pool industry is growing. What is niche today won't always be that weird thing that's difficult to explain ...Continue ›


Surf Aid Cup wave pool

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SurfAid Cup returns to Urbnsurf wave pool for a second year

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SurfAid announced today they will partner with Urbnsurf for the return of the SurfAid Cup in 2022. The event will raise vital funds to improve the health, wellbeing and resilience of people living in isolated regions. The event will be held on Friday 25th March in Melbourne at Australia's only public-facing surf-focused wave tank. Urbnsurf delivers a variety of Wavegarden

SurfAid announced today they will partner with Urbnsurf for the return of the SurfAid Cup in 2022. The event will ...Continue ›


holiday wave pool party

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World’s wave pool prices and availability for Holiday (and other) parties

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Which wave pool will host your Holiday party for $300,000 and which one will do it for $1,250? We researched The Wave, Urbnsurf, Alaia Bay, BSR, Snowdonia, Praia da Grama, Kelly's, Surf Stadium & Wave Park to get you prices and availability for the world's surf parks. Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Boom! it’s suddenly December. Better get working

Which wave pool will host your Holiday party for $300,000 and which one will do it for $1,250? We researched ...Continue ›


wavepool urbnsurf sydney

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Urbnsurf Sydney: One of the world’s most hotly anticipated surf parks breaks ground

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The long-anticipated groundbreaking at the Urbnsurf Sydney site went down this weekend with the unveiling of official park renderings, surf star appearances and construction vehicles. Sydneysiders and surrounding areas will have access to the park which sites within 30 minutes of the CBD. It will provide an alternative break to the ocean that will pump human-made waves for all ages and abilities. Tom Carroll, Luke Egan and others

The long-anticipated groundbreaking at the Urbnsurf Sydney site went down this weekend with the unveiling of official park renderings, surf ...Continue ›


winter wave pool contest

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Action-packed final day at the Alaïa Open Winter Cup in Switzerland

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Pedro Menezes wins the Men’s Division in the inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup in Sion, Switzerland, Maud Le Car takes the Women’s Division, Kai Odriozola nabs Juniors and Jamie Veselko crowned kids' champ. The snow and rain stayed away for most of the day for the final heats of the Alaïa Open Winter Cup. Not exactly balmy, it was still

Pedro Menezes wins the Men’s Division in the inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup in Sion, Switzerland, Maud Le Car takes ...Continue ›


wave pool software dream

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Here are 7 examples of wave technology software systems

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Cell phones are awesome, they connect us to the modern world and have more computing power than the initial moon landing. But without the software, they’re a paperweight (remember paper?). Just as wave pools are incredible, but without the software to control pumps and valves, they’re an expensive waterlogged hole in the ground not even suitable for swimming laps. With no computer

Cell phones are awesome, they connect us to the modern world and have more computing power than the initial moon ...Continue ›