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Perth Surf Park renderings

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Perth’s $100million surf park moves forward, eyes 2025 launch

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The largest surf park in the Southern Hemisphere is one step closer to opening today after global surf park developer Aventuur submitted its Development Application (DA) for the Perth Surf Park. The $100m surf park is set to become a major tourism, sporting and entertainment precinct for Perth. Delivering surfing, wellness and cultural experiences, the development is expected to welcome

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Marin debris at center of new art exhibit

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Marine debris at center of new art exhibit

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The bottom of the world's wave pools are a lost and found basket of surfboard fins, wristbands, ear plugs, chunks of wax... you name it. Fortunately, it's pretty easy to clean up come closing time. But what about this debris at the bottom of some of the world's most famous surf breaks? After a storied career lifeguarding in Hawaii, Mark

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woman with face covering at surf lesson

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Two coaches share insights into the other women’s surf movement

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In women's surfing, the media lens is generally trained on Steph's latest title run or Erin Brooks doing some tweaked-out air in Waco. This is just the very tip of the women's surfing pyramid. Beyond today's pros there are legions of other women who simply want to feel comfortable in the surf - adult learners, desk jockeys, adaptive surfers, the

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The Wave CEO Nick Hounsfield

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Case Study: Do wave pool CEOs get to surf solo?

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A button built to summon swell is what a surfer's dreams are made of. Like lab rats lured to a dopamine hit, is this god-like availability of waves a case of gluttonous celebration for wave pool CEOs? Or has it simply turned into an overburdening workplace, becoming somewhere to escape from, instead of to? Being a CEO is a massive

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wavegarden water treatment

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Industry: Wavegarden launches water treatment system

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Wavegarden ́has launched the first bespoke water treatment system that has been 100% designed, built and tested for artificial surfing lagoons. The system is incorporated in Wavegarden ́s technology package for all installations. The company's R&D on water treatment dates back to 2014, when Wavegarden ́s focus shifted from not only creating waves, but also hygienic water. The system was

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Sunshine makarow at the kelly slater wave pool

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Pool surfers encouraged to participate in new survey

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A growing number of wave pool participants and a slew of planned pools around the globe will see more people stoked on surfing than ever before. And by sheer dent of numbers, it’s likely to mean more injuries too. Surfing Medicine International (SMI) is launching a survey called the Wave Pool SURFEY that’s aimed at clarifying injury patterns from the

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EpicSurf event focuses on making surfing accessible to all abilities

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Aquatic Development Group (ADG) the manufacturer of EpicSurf - a true deep-water, stationary surfing wave, is excited to announce their recent collaboration with a team of expert disability advocates to evaluate the wave’s inclusivity, accessibility, and potentially therapeutic benefits for individuals of all abilities. EpicSurf teamed up with Justin Speegle, a Rhode Island surfer and retired Air Force Colonel who

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World’s largest rapid wave pool to open February 2023 on Oahu

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Wai Kai, set within Hoakalei Resort in Ewa Beach on West Oahu, today announced its grand opening date of February 10, 2023. The development is the first of its kind in Hawaii and is poised to become an active year-round destination that inspires locals and visitors to connect to the water, land and rich Hawaiian culture. Located 35 minutes from

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coral mountain wave pool gets smaller

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Kelly’s wave in La Quinta defeated

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Editor’s Note: Pick almost any town and you’ll find “that one building that somehow got through code.” It’s big. It’s ugly. Maybe it makes noise at night in the form of a nightclub or sports bar. But does a wave pool fall into this category? I don’t know. I don’t live in La Quinta, so it’s hard to judge how

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Surf Park Summit airs official speaker panels and sessions for 2022

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Surf Park Summit is the most exclusive and largest networking and insider event for the booming surf park industry, with a heavy focus on the latest wave technologies, park developments, and the future of surfing. This year, the event runs from October 16-18 at Scripps Seaside Forum in San Diego, CA, and it’s on track to be our biggest event

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surf lakes sunset by andrew shield

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WavePoolMag Photographer Series: Andrew Shields

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Andrew Shields, or "Shieldsy" as everyone referred to him when we met in Australia this year, is part of an elite crew of career surf photographers. It's a tough gig, we know, schlepping gear around the world to photograph the world's best in the world's most beautiful locations. And it takes a certain perseverance, stubbornness, talent, lack-of-smarts, vision and everything

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Euros use rapid wave knowledge to claim Continental Surf Cup

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In front of back-to-back capacity crowds at Lakeside Surf, 32 river surfers from around the world put on a show and competed in the first-ever Continental Surf Cup hosted by Lakeside Surf in cooperation with German surf pool manufacturer citywave. After a tight battle for most of the tournament, Team Europe used its depth and experience to pull away, secure

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new brazil wave pool

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Boa Vista airs footage of new wave pool

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We’ve received a few clips of wave testing at Boa Vista in São Paulo. All came through our Insta DMs with the disclaimer not to share. In addition, the test waves were done in a half-filled pool and were not that impressive. So we waited for impressive. And now we are celebrating the public release of Brazil’s latest wave tank

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ka'ana wave co

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Ka’ana Wave Co. showcases pop-up surf park with stationary deep-water waves

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Ka’ana Wave Co. celebrated the launch of their CM7-Series wave machines with a pop-up surf park at Britannia Beach, British Columbia. Their ground-breaking technology represents a new class of artificial surf attraction, one that creates a variety of deep-water surf waves, in new and existing pools and lagoons. The company said its aim is to break down barriers to entry and make

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Peak surf park Tampa Bay

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Back to School: Peak Surf Park in Tampa does more homework

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The developers behind Peak Surf Park, a project that will use Surf Lakes tech located in Tampa Bay Florida, released results from a survey this week. The company said results showed that the “concept was met with unprecedented enthusiasm with approximately 90% of respondents expressing their interest level as very high or high.” Most of the respondents were beginners or people who have

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Turtle from The North Shore

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Turtle’s quotes still resonate some 35 years after the first wave pool movie

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By now all those movie quips immortalized by Rick Kane, Turtle and Lance Burkhart (Matt Adler, John Philbin, and Laird Hamilton respectively) have become pop-culture gems, especially here in the wave pool sphere. The film sets out in Arizona as Rick Kane wins a wave pool contest and a ticket to the North Shore where the other 95% of the

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Alais Bay main

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Reflections on Switzerland’s best wave through the prose of a hopeless romantic

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Italian journalist Antonio Muglia reached out to us after a trip to Alaia Bay. He had heard discouraging words about wave pools from surfers who came from wave-rich regions. They weren't impressed with the wave pool concept. This was tough for Antonio to digest - his local spot is the Mediterranean and goes off only a dozen times per year.

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Architectural Creative Director, Anthony Marinakis

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5 surf park design tips

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We are in a privileged position to know about surf parks in development ahead of their public announcement, and we can say with confidence that we see inland surf venues expanding into different markets globally. Why? The demand for the surf experience is undoubtedly growing stronger amongst consumers who are driving these projects. These “new” surf development types, whether mixed-use,

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Matt Meola

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Waco air fest a cure for the Meh-pocalypse. For now anyway.

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Mind-melting air variations are nothing new to Waco Surf. But, there’s a collective “meh” in the Insta surf consciousness, an unfortunate reminder that we’re a difficult lot to please. When is the last time you got excited about an air reverse? And it gets worse. If influencers started airing clips of themselves, say, levitating or spontaneously combusting, there’s a chance

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urbnsurf winter jam

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Urbnsurf keeps wave pool party vibe going with Winter Jam event

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As whispers of the first wave pool projects grew louder, the topic of nighttime events entered the chat. Snowdonia did some amazing stuff with Red Bull, Alaia celebrated with Winterfest and even the grandaddy wave pool Big Surf threw summertime raves. Bright, most definitely disco and loud, these events are becoming a part of the surf park landscape. On August

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Devin Pullin Waco Surf

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Employee of the Month: Waco’s lead water quality technician Devin Pullin

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What is the most rock star job at a surf park? Photographers take center stage when they nail that perfect shot for your Instafeed, and the front desk human is positively drummer-like in getting everyone through the doors in time. CEOs and park managers? Yes, they are the lead singers, the brand face of the surf park that you'd see

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wave pool brazil

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How much value does a wave pool add to a development? Here’s one example

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The increase in coastal property values along the Southern California shoreline and its many world-famous surf breaks is staggering with one report citing the average close-to-shore dwelling at $10.5 million. But coastal property is limited. So what do you do? Build a beach. Phase one of the Praia Da Grama project was completed relatively quickly since its announcement in 2019.

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art china wave pool

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While China’s first wave pool experiment crashed and burned, new intel suggests they are far from done

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China’s first wave pool experiment sent shock waves around the world in 2019. The world’s biggest manufacturing power had entered the wave pool arms race. Well, sort of. The pool China launched in the country’s northeast Henan province basically copied the design and layout of Kelly Slater’s pool in Lemoore. The wave didn’t match the quality or perfection that Slater

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Washington State wave pool on track

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In Washington State, Yakima County officials approved the Barreled Surf Park project following a long and contentious approval process last spring. This week more details came to light as developer Joey Lawrence spoke with a local Rotary Club. Barreled Surf Park will be located two hours from Seattle and three hours from Portland. The rural farming community is known as

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First of its kind prosthetic tested in wave pool

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First of its kind prosthetic tested in wave pool

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A new type of prosthetic arm – the first of its kind in the world – which has been designed to help surfers with upper body limb differences to ‘pop-up’ on their board, has proven effective for surfing.  A group of limb-different surfers from across the UK were invited to put the new prosthetic through its paces at a special

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