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kelly slater claim

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Claims move from the ocean to wave pools

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Decades ago there was no better way to ruin a ride than by claiming it. They went together like orange juice and toothpaste. As pro surfing competition got more, well, competitive, the claiming grew. While most claims are justified, some (Kelly in main photo) claims became a tool to boost scores. By feigning emotional exhilaration, a competing surfer could better

Decades ago there was no better way to ruin a ride than by claiming it. They went together like orange ...Continue ›


Four pairs of boardshorts

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Here’s what makes a good pair of boardshorts

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As we enter the northern hemisphere summer, wave pool wear shifts from high-tech neoprene to sophisticated nylon-composite materials. And just as there's more to wetsuits than simply rubber and zippers, there's more to boardshorts than cloth and cut. As many wave pool learners find themselves purchasing a pair of boardshorts, it's important to know what works, what doesn't and if

As we enter the northern hemisphere summer, wave pool wear shifts from high-tech neoprene to sophisticated nylon-composite materials. And just ...Continue ›


Eithan Osborne in Waco

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Stab High event runs wild in Waco Texas

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The second annual Stab High went off this weekend with the world's best aerialists punting and chucking at the BSR Surf Ranch in Waco Texas. Chippa Wilson won the event with a lien full-rotation, edging out Kevin Schulz. In the girls' division, Sierra Kerr, daughter of air legend Josh took home the win. The much anticipated Freak Peak comp got

The second annual Stab High went off this weekend with the world's best aerialists punting and chucking at the BSR ...Continue ›


Long Island Wave pool plan

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Membership and pricing plans announced for Long Island wave pool

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The Brookhaven Town Planning Board approved a special use permit for the Long Island Surf Park this week. Set for the town of Shirley, sandwiched between Fire Island and The Hamptons, the wave pool will be quite at 55,000 square feet. By comparison, an American football field is 57,600 square feet. This will be larger than both the BSR Surf

The Brookhaven Town Planning Board approved a special use permit for the Long Island Surf Park this week. Set for ...Continue ›


chippa wilson at BSR

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Top 5 Waco wave clips! (so far this year)

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The Waco wave pool kicked off a banger year. So many pros and their filmers descended on the Texas park to collect footage and practice new airs. The result is an onslaught of clips in the digital surf-o-sphere. Celebrations at the wave pool include a new Sebastien Zietz signature air section, the Freak Peak and the much-applauded elimination of that

The Waco wave pool kicked off a banger year. So many pros and their filmers descended on the Texas park ...Continue ›


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Beyond PU and Epoxy: 3D printed eco-surfboard construction

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Surfboard makers have tapped the toxic bouillabaisse of polyurethane for more than 60 years now. In that time little effort was made to seek out alternative builds. And why bother? The petroleum-based recipe works, creating consistent performance sleds for most of us. Epoxy once considered difficult to work with has become one of the preferred wave pool surfboard constructions. Less

Surfboard makers have tapped the toxic bouillabaisse of polyurethane for more than 60 years now. In that time little effort ...Continue ›


wavegarden scottland plan

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Edinburgh approves Wavegarden Cove as central fixture in redevelopment plan

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Wavegarden Scotland, the company which will develop Scotland’s first artificial surf park, officially received planning permission from Edinburgh to redevelop Craigpark Quarry near Ratho. Wavegarden Scotland is a first for the country and will now transform the disused quarry into a world-class visitor attraction. Work will begin on site over the coming months and the facility is expected to be open

Wavegarden Scotland, the company which will develop Scotland’s first artificial surf park, officially received planning permission from Edinburgh to redevelop ...Continue ›


Rob Machado and daughter surf wave pool together

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Rob Machado and daughter party wave the Wavegarden R&D center

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Rob Machado is no stranger to traveling the planet in search of waves. In his calendar, which is generally left open to chase swells, he has a rendezvous each year that he never misses. This is when he heads to France to catch up with his teenage daughter, Macy. They live oceans apart. Macy in Reunion Island on the Indian Ocean; Rob on

Rob Machado is no stranger to traveling the planet in search of waves. In his calendar, which is generally left ...Continue ›


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World treated to Chinese mystery wave clip, details

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Now we know its name. Shaky footage emerged today of that mysterious Chinese wave pool. And we've now learned its name, the Xing Feng Extreme Sports Center. In the clip hosted by Hubsurfs TV, China’s favorite surfers Wang Jingwei and Huang Wei as well as a host of others, take to the wave on both short and longboards. Through the

Now we know its name. Shaky footage emerged today of that mysterious Chinese wave pool. And we've now learned its ...Continue ›


okahina wave pool system

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New French system set to stoke standing bodies of water

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The Okahina Wave project is a French invention that claims to transform still bodies of water, like lakes, rivers and bays into surf-able hot-spots. The design is a floating atoll that produces one epic wave every 15 seconds. The makers of the design say the ride will be a 30-second rush on a hollow and barrelling left or right. The

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Hans Odriozola getting barreled in the Wavegarden Cove

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US East Coast, England and Brazil big winners in this month’s wave pool race

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There’s been a rush of announcements for new wave pools recently. A few have garnered the lion’s share of media attention even though they are very scant on details (Hello Oceanside.) Others, like the Pharrell Williams pool in Virginia, cleared a legislative hurdle recently. And some, like the Kobe-Reyes pool in Japan, have totally slipped through the cracks. What we’ve

There’s been a rush of announcements for new wave pools recently. A few have garnered the lion’s share of media ...Continue ›


Jason szeleky at waco texas

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Off-the-cuff-airs: Jacob Szekely lights up Waco

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There’s a wonderful reckless abandon to Jason Szekely’s airs, like he didn’t decide what move he was gonna do until mid-flight. It looks sometimes haphazard, but then, he pulls it. We became fans after watching the evolution of his judo airs at the Waco wave pool, a maneuver that somehow evolved into something completely different mid-ride. By the end of

There’s a wonderful reckless abandon to Jason Szekely’s airs, like he didn’t decide what move he was gonna do until ...Continue ›


Olympic surfing: Nikki van Dijk wavegarden cove

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Surfing to stay salted for the Paris 2024 Olympics

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Surfing will make its debut at the Tokyo Olympics next year with the ocean as the playing field. Despite efforts to build a Kelly Slater wave pool in time for Tokyo, the decision remained to keep Olympic surfing salted. Now surfing in the 2024 Paris Olympics, which many hoped would be a pool competition, will also take place in the

Surfing will make its debut at the Tokyo Olympics next year with the ocean as the playing field. Despite efforts ...Continue ›


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How much does it cost to own two weeks a year at a Cove?

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Surfland Brasil, an innovative neo-timeshare project in Garopaba, announced they will feature a Wavegarden Cove wave pool as their centerpiece. Sandwiched between Florianopolis and Imbituba, the development will feature a skatepark designed by Pedro Barros, swimming pools, tennis courts, beach tennis, surf museum, restaurants, jogging track, gym, yoga, meditation space and spa. The facility comes on the heels of the Fazenda

Surfland Brasil, an innovative neo-timeshare project in Garopaba, announced they will feature a Wavegarden Cove wave pool as their centerpiece. ...Continue ›


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Invention could revolutionize standing-wave technology

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With the algae bloom of wave pool technologies emerging, we need solid metrics to distinguish each new addition. “Sick”, “Super Sick” and “Soooo Sick” work pretty well. But wave pool makers are engineers. They are tied to the empirical and typically shun such nomenclature. One surefire distinction is “traveling wave” and “standing wave.” Kelly’s, Waco and the Cove are traveling

With the algae bloom of wave pool technologies emerging, we need solid metrics to distinguish each new addition. “Sick”, “Super ...Continue ›


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Several ambitious wave pool projects emerge in the American South

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Texas has two for surfing and even Dollywood, that wonderfully camp Appalachian theme park has a wave pool. Maybe the South’s unique blend of hospitality and make-it-happen moxie is the perfect recipe to get a wave pool done. Enter GroundSwell, an ambitious multi-city plan that will feature mix use facilities centered around surfing. Locations underway include Charlotte North Carolina, Rock

Texas has two for surfing and even Dollywood, that wonderfully camp Appalachian theme park has a wave pool. Maybe the ...Continue ›


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How inland surfing will change the face of the surf industry

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The surf industry is a strange beast. On one hand, it has to make tangible one of the most elusive and fleeting sensations in the world – that of sliding along a wave. On the other, nothing is easier than reiterating the sheer joy and stoke of surfing. Companies go through elaborate marketing campaigns to align their brand with surfing.

The surf industry is a strange beast. On one hand, it has to make tangible one of the most elusive ...Continue ›


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Oceanside mayor confirms wave pool location

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From a massive drive-in movie complex to a community space to huck your wares and finds, a prime piece of Oceanside real estate is being courted as California’s next wave pool site. The patch of concrete and scrub is the former space of a popular swap meet. The area around it is a mix of luxury homes, malls and big-name

From a massive drive-in movie complex to a community space to huck your wares and finds, a prime piece of ...Continue ›


Surfboards for wave pools

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Surfboards for wave pools: What works and what doesn’t

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Shorter length and EPS construction help make the perfect high-performance shortboard, but there's a bit more to it than that... The best surfboards for wave pools are ones tailored to the type of wave you'll be surfing. The waves in each of the world's wave pools vary a great deal from one to the other. Kelly’s is a powerful Kirra-esque

Shorter length and EPS construction help make the perfect high-performance shortboard, but there's a bit more to it than that... ...Continue ›


Kelly Slater wave pool photo

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WSL pulls the plug on Kelly’s West Palm Beach wave pool

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It’s not easy to see a wave pool through from artist rendering to clicking turnstile. Just ask Greg Webber who has been through trying to build a wave pool for well over a decade since airing those tempting circular sketch ups. Now the World Surf League, even with all their muscle, technology and branding, is pulling the plug on its

It’s not easy to see a wave pool through from artist rendering to clicking turnstile. Just ask Greg Webber who ...Continue ›


palm springs wave pool

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Palm Springs Surf Club moves closer to launch

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The masterminds behind transforming an old waterpark into the “Palm Springs Surf Club” divulged further details about the wave pool plan this week. The project at the Wet N Wild waterpark will feature a wave pool etched out by Cheyne Magnussen, BSR Surf Ranch’s former director. The financial motor behind the new desert surf project is SoCal’s Pono Partners, LLC

The masterminds behind transforming an old waterpark into the “Palm Springs Surf Club” divulged further details about the wave pool ...Continue ›


Ludwig II thinking about wave pools

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The history of 20th-century (and earlier) wave pools

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This surf-focused history of wave pools pre Y2K uncovers the surf-able and the non-surfable. Only surfing would find a connection between a mad Bavarian king, America’s largest cosmetics company and pre-Nazi Germany. All three were instrumental in creating wave pools. The mad king is credited with making the first artificial waves. Clairol bankrolled the first large-scale American wave pool, and

This surf-focused history of wave pools pre Y2K uncovers the surf-able and the non-surfable. Only surfing would find a connection ...Continue ›


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Be Kind Rewind: The lost clip from Jack Freestone and Chippa’s desert quest

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Dion Agius stunned the digital surf sphere when he debuted his Electric Blue Heaven clip in 2012. For the first time, the world saw the potential in wave pools for doing big, tweaked airs. Not to be outdone, fellow Australians Chippa Wilson and Jack Freestone forayed to the very same wave pool in Dubai shortly after. In their edit, the

Dion Agius stunned the digital surf sphere when he debuted his Electric Blue Heaven clip in 2012. For the first ...Continue ›


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Talking with Turtle: What we can learn from that one ’80s movie about wave pools & Hawaii

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Flashdance, E.T., Die Hard, Terminator and other '80s celluloid gems have nothing on the North Shore. Let's face it, an Arizona wave pool surfer taking on the Pipe Masters is just as unreal and magical as a buff cyborg cruising the time-space continuum for Sarah Conner. North Shore follows the hero’s journey storyline as Rick Kane confronts and learns what

Flashdance, E.T., Die Hard, Terminator and other '80s celluloid gems have nothing on the North Shore. Let's face it, an ...Continue ›


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Inland resort in Brazil launches ambitious Cove project

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Fazenda da Grama Brazil will host South America’s first Wavegarden Cove. The ambitious real estate project by KSM developers is located 2.5 hours inland from the Atlantic Ocean and includes an artificial beach. Dubbed Praia de Grama, the real estate project will come complete with condos, restaurants, spas and more. But the centerpiece will be a state of the art

Fazenda da Grama Brazil will host South America’s first Wavegarden Cove. The ambitious real estate project by KSM developers is ...Continue ›