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Johanne Defay of France surfing in the Semifinal of the Surf Ranch Pro

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Johanne Defay and Filipe Toledo claim Surf Ranch Pro

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Johanne Defay and Filipe Toledo have won the Jeep Surf Ranch Pro presented by Adobe today, the sixth stop on the World Surf League Championship Tour and the final event ahead of surfing’s Olympic debut in Tokyo next month.  Defay defeated the reigning four-time WSL Champion Carissa Moore by less than half a point in a hard-fought Final. The pair

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Greenlight for Endless Surf wave pool in Queensland

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There is a new wave pool coming to the Sunshine Coast. Here is what we know More details were issued this week about the new Endlesss Surf ES4800 wave pool slated for the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia. According to the Sunshine Coast Daily, Sanad Capital is building Actvenure, a $65 million water park along with the Invigorate family resort

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Taichi Wakita

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Japan pool commissioning to finish in time for Olympic training

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American Wave Machines announced that commissioning will commence at the new Surf Stadium in Shizunami Japan with an eye on providing training for Olympic athletes. "Surfing is in the Olympics for the first time only once. This is a watershed moment for the sport," said Bruce McFarland, AWM Founder. "Starting July 12, PerfectSwell Shizunami will provide a consistent platform for

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map of south america

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The South American connection – how three companies are making surf

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Wave pool technology has long been a mostly American and European business, with a few behemoths leading the pack and a handful of smaller players.  Scottish-made Murphy’s Waves, for example, has put its technology in places from Dubai to Beijing. American Wave Machines Inc., meanwhile, has waves breaking from Texas to Japan, and has permits for locations in Florida and

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Ian Gouveia praia do grama

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Brazil’s new private wave pool – can you surf it?

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The new Wavegarden Cove in South America will open in Praia da Grama, located 60 miles from São Paulo, on July 1, 2021. Despite COVID issues, the project was completed quickly and now becomes the first Cove in Brazil, South America and The Americas. “Built in partnership with KSM Realty, the world-class waves breaking in a palm-fringed, white sandy beach

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artist mock up of munic surf scene

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How Surftown Munich will transform the German surf space

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I have been following wave pool projects in Germany since Wavegarden came out with their first-ever video, which was filmed at their testing facility in the Basque Country roughly 10 years ago. The hype was real and considering that Germany only has a small stretch of coastline and waves are rare, for me, Germany was destined to get a pool

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Reduce your microplastic use for International Surfing Day & always

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Sunday, June 20th is International Surfing Day, a day where surfers around the world are encouraged to hit the water and celebrate this thing we love to do. The day is designed to raise awareness about the environmental threats facing the world’s oceans, most recently the problems with micro plastic. Only 10% of all plastic produced worldwide is currently recycled,

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waco texas foam board contest

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Foam surfboard event hits novelty surf high-water mark

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Soft tops in strange waves are internet gold. Recently YouTube groaned under the added digital weight of nearly a dozen professional YouTubers documenting the Red Bull Foam Wreckers event in Waco. The comp at BSR was part of a 13-event series and was especially fun thanks to a new wave setting in the PerfectSwell pool, a sort of double wedge

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felipe toledo

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Can Felipe oust Gabriel at the Surf Ranch Pro?

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The Surf Ranch Pro will return mid-June as the WSL strives for normalcy in a year that is everything but normal. This year's tour, originally 13 events, had to cut the J-Bay, Portugal and Santa Cruz comps due to the ongoing pandemic. Now five of the nine official events have been run and done leaving two-time world champ Gabriel Medina

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COVID variant jams Urbnsurf and Victoria’s re-opening plans

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Authorities in Victoria, Australia claimed they were concerned about a major spike in COVID cases after detecting the highly infectious Delta COVID-19 variant. The Delta strain is likely to have caused the devastating outbreak in India. Last week Urbnsurf announced they would close for a few days as the government implemented a weeklong circuit breaker lockdown. That closure has now

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Ivie Akinwumi

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Art Study: Ivie Akinwumi’s work celebrates global surf culture

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Ivie Akinwumi can sense water from a distance. Yes, like a dowser of old. When she discovered surfing she felt complete and her art found a muse. She now has built a cottage industry with her designs adorning everything from bags, clothing, iPhone cases and pillows. Akinwumi’s perspective is a world away from the SoCal surf industry aesthetic. Her art

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Baptiste Caulonque

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Industry: Baptiste Caulonque’s shred moxie and Endless Surf

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Baptiste Caulonque is a core surfer who slipped into the surf industry during the heyday of the Big Three. He helped anchor Rip Curl in Europe and navigate the trappings inherent in European business. Where in America the industry can be as simple as wholesale profit margins, the Euro game is like an extended chess match. Baptiste knows how to

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RetroVault: The super speedway of surfing is here!

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The hyperbole is good and includes "a revolution in surfing," "perfect endless dynamic overhead barreling surf" and other gems. But the reality is that it's a guy named Kevin (possibly with a mullet but it's hard to tell with that backdrop) in a Hawaiian shirt mansplaining the next big thing in surfing. "This machine delivers the most intense continuous excitement

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American Wave Machines Perfect Swell

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Virginia Update: Richmond project adds more residential units

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Virginia media outlets reported activity surrounding The Lake, Richmond’s giant wave pool development. The Chesterfield planning commission recommended a few adjustments to the mixed-use development to allow for additional units. Officials want room for 400 more housing units beyond the current 1,190 planned residential units. Homes will be mixed consisting of 830 apartments and 360 townhouses. The 105-acre property would

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artist rendering of surfing an enldess surf wave pool

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Innovations: Endless Surf’s Swell Studio & Surf Concierge features

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Come look into the not-to-distant future with us as we book a session at a new Endless Surf wave pool. With six announced new surf spots planned to open in the next two years, we are wondering what the user experience will look like. Online interface for booking a customized session at an Endless Surf wave pool The white glove

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wave park south korea

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Television: South Korea’s surfers train at Wave Park

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What kind of training ritual do South Korea’s surfers go through at Wave Park? In our latest episode of “Found Footage” we weave synthesisers and a random 1970s sci-fi clip into a thoroughly confusing, but ultimately entertaining clip of South Korea’s up-and-coming surfers training at the Wave Park wave pool in Siheung-si. Video by Watermelon Surf Photography with music by

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michael schwab

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How Michael Schwab, the Surf Ranch’s best customer, is making more pools

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Michael Schwab is busy and everywhere in that unique way super-entrepreneurs are. Racing cars one day, surfing Lemoore the next, or energizing zoom meetings across the globe. He’s like Richard Branson, but with more human-looking teeth. The Surf Ranch’s biggest customer is currently working with several capital partner groups, a fusion energy company, and Travis Rice for the Natural Selection

Michael Schwab is busy and everywhere in that unique way super-entrepreneurs are. Racing cars one day, surfing Lemoore the next, ...Continue ›


Endless Surf wave system for Surftown in Munich

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German surfers rejoice! Munich to get Endless Surf wave pool near airport

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The Hallbergmoos municipality in Munich gave the green light for construction to begin on Surftown, a work-life development project centered around an Endless Surf wave pool. Adjacent to the surf park, the project developer Rock Capital Group is planning a 29,000 square meter multifunctional hybrid building with offices, catering and retail under the name "Hybrid One". The goal is a

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Art Study: Wave pool test pilot Maud Le Car

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You’ll recognize Maud Le Car as one of the early neoprene warriors testing out the new wave pool in Switzerland. You can see a fully hooded and gloved Maud threading Alaia’s beast mode in a few clips. And that's not her first Wavegarden video. She’s been featured in a handful of their clips, the most popular featuring her and beau

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antonio muglia

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Op-Ed: Our love/hate relationship with surfing

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Italian surfer and writer Antonio Muglia and photographer Giulia Mameli put together an e-book about surfing. "One man, one wave - Deliriums of love and hate" celebrates not the epic waves and beers with bros at sunset side of surfing, but instead the mishaps, frustrations and utter disasters. It’s a refreshing, funny alternative to endless portrayals of surfing’s blissed-out vibe.

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urbnsurf sydney plans

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First Peek: Urbnsurf Sydney renderings unveiled as site gets approval

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Last December, Urbnsurf announced they were focusing on delivering another wave pool, this time to be located in Sydney only 14km west of the CBD, at Sydney Olympic Park. “We are stoked to share with you the first glimpses of Urbnsurf Sydney,” the company announced. “The $50 million development will be set on 3.6 hectares (similar in size to the SCG) and will harness the state-of-the-art Wavegarden "Cove" technology,

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wave park south korea lawn

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Wave Park opens post-COVID, welcomes historian, activist

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Waves are pumping again at Wave Park after its temporary closure due to pandemic restrictions. To celebrate the reopening of Wave Park, the wave pool launched a new program, “Aloha Surfing Edition 1.” The group invited Philip Ahn Cuddy, a legendary surfer and expert in the surfing industry, and most noteworthy, the descendant of the Korean independence activist in the

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Gigi Lucas of SurfearNegra

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Can wave pools help diversify the lineup?

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There’s always been a barrier to surfing for persons of color. When beaches ban a specific group of people - until about 1960 in SoCal and 1968 in the Gulf - the result is kids who don’t grow up swimming, going to the beach, or, ultimately, surfing. Most dedicated surfers today learned at a young age, ushered into the fold

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Kirra-Belle Olsen

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Surf Lakes stars in latest surfboard test

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Each year Surfing Life does a big, fat board review called the Surfing Life Board Bible. This year they chose Surf Lakes in Yeppoon to test and review 31 sleds under the feet of Luke Hynd and Kirra-Belle Olsen. The not-so-scientific-but-thoroughly-entertaining method works like this… “(This is the) Sled Review, where we grab a hot young surfer to take some

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Rob Machado at the Surf Ranch

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Surfboard lessons and Surf Ranch sessions with Rob Machado

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In between sessions at the Surf Ranch, Rob Machado takes viewers inside of his garage for a tour of his surfboard collection and a quick story behind each one. Want to know about a board he rode in The Drifter? It’s here. What’s his current favorite fin setup for The Sunday? It’s all in here. “I’m always experimenting with new

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