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New app offers complete information on the world’s growing list of 77 wave pool projects

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WavePoolMag launches an interactive global wave pool map with detailed information on every human-made surf-specific wave on the planet.  Working with app developers Nown, WavePoolMag applied the same dedication used to build the Wave Pool Surf Planner to create an app program that's fun, unique and super informative. "I have been a big fan of their Surf Planner for some

WavePoolMag launches an interactive global wave pool map with detailed information on every human-made surf-specific wave on the planet.  Working ...Continue ›


Kanoa Igarashi

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Kanoa helps Wavegarden create new dedicated air section

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Feeling the heat from shooting star wavemakers in Waco and Palm Springs, OG wave pool company Wavegarden announced a dedicated air section this week. Through the talented surfing of Kanoa Igarashi and the software tweaking of Wavegarden founder Josema Odriozola, the two worked out a variety of air settings. The system looks like a submerged obstacle that creates different sections

Feeling the heat from shooting star wavemakers in Waco and Palm Springs, OG wave pool company Wavegarden announced a dedicated ...Continue ›


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COVID-battered WSL season finds hope for fans with wave pool event

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The WSL offered more details about their first upper-tier event of 2020, which will run at the Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California. As telling by these sticky COVID times, the event will be closed to the public but readily available on several digital platforms. To avoid international travel, only surfing's upper echelon residing in the United States will compete. Kelly's

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Brazilian wave pool doubles Texas PerfectSwell size

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American Wave Machines today announced a new development called Boa Vista near Sao Paulo, Brazil. The new project with partners JHSF will cover 370 acres and include the world’s largest American Wave Machines wave pool.Currently, the pool at BSR in Waco offers 120-160 waves per hour for 8-10 second rides. While this new pool design looks very different, the thought

American Wave Machines today announced a new development called Boa Vista near Sao Paulo, Brazil. The new project with partners ...Continue ›


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Birmingham officials vote through England’s next wave pool

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The UK is stoked. It has The Wave Bristol and Adventure Parc Snowdonia pumping out freshwater surf with five other locations set to turn on machines in upcoming years. Bournemouth, London, Edinburgh and Milton Keynes are all vying to be the next UK surf spot. But today, Birmingham took a huge leap forward after a unanimous vote in favor of

The UK is stoked. It has The Wave Bristol and Adventure Parc Snowdonia pumping out freshwater surf with five other ...Continue ›


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The Wave Bristol to reopen after a four-month closure

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The Wave was forced to close on March 19 as the UK tamped down on the Coronavirus. Now, after months of closure, lost revenue, and a frustrated contingent of surfers nationally, the Bristol wave pool just announced they will be reopening on August 1st. “Having to close our doors days before the Easter holidays, and on the cusp of our

The Wave was forced to close on March 19 as the UK tamped down on the Coronavirus. Now, after months ...Continue ›


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Firsthand: Sharing the lineup with Kelly Slater in Waco

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Throttled by COVID-19, surf travel today rarely includes exotic, far off destinations like the Mentawai Islands. Instead, surfers are booking domestic sessions to wave pools where available. BSR Surf Resort has seen an uptick in domestic visitors this year as they come into their own as a legitimate surf destination. Americans are dropping into Waco for a few days instead

Throttled by COVID-19, surf travel today rarely includes exotic, far off destinations like the Mentawai Islands. Instead, surfers are booking ...Continue ›


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Why Orlando is the best place in the world for a new wave pool

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There’s always been a heavy Shakespearean duality to Florida. Few places in the universe can hold both pinnacles of happiness and tragic depths of despair. It’s home to Disney World, the happiest place on earth, but many people know it as the place where a guy high on bath salts ate someone’s face. These extremes extend into the wave pool

There’s always been a heavy Shakespearean duality to Florida. Few places in the universe can hold both pinnacles of happiness ...Continue ›


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Design Basics: Separating standing wave and moving wave surfboards

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What is the difference between a surfboard designed for standing waves and one made for moving waves? At a glance, the standing wave variety looks like hobbit-sized sticks, squished-down versions of high-performance shortboards. We know that shapers build finely-tuned boards suited to the different wave pools of the world like Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch or BSR in Waco. There are

What is the difference between a surfboard designed for standing waves and one made for moving waves? At a glance, ...Continue ›


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Surf Ranch Pro survives WSL format restructuring

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Big changes announced this week at the World Surf League include, among other things, a Surf Ranch Pro move to June. Dominated by Gabriel Medina and Felipe Toledo, the one event on tour not dependant on the weather is now sandwiched between Rio and GLand. While fan response has been dour for the Lemoore contest, the WSL is keeping it

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Surf Lakes signs on for secret USA location

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Surf Lakes announced today the sale of a US license for an undisclosed, secret location. The company says the deal illustrates the continuing demand for positive infrastructure projects to help kick start local economies. "While the location is to remain secret for the short term, there is genuine excitement as early design previews of the intended development look amazing," said

Surf Lakes announced today the sale of a US license for an undisclosed, secret location. The company says the deal ...Continue ›


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Meet the SurfChimp: Wave pool photographer Mark Dadswell

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Mark Dadswell is unique in surf photography. His background isn’t surf. He’s a professional photojournalist with a different set of metrics for what qualifies as “adventure.” While many shooters in the surf industry built their careers packing bags for Indo and the North Shore each season, Mark was out chasing down the day’s news. Instead of dodging testy locals, he

Mark Dadswell is unique in surf photography. His background isn’t surf. He’s a professional photojournalist with a different set of ...Continue ›


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Mateus Herdy ventures deeper into the Cove cult

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Mateus has a long history with Wavegarden Cove. In 2017 he was the blonde grom who air-revoed his way through one of the first digitized sessions at the R & D facility. Fast forward to the hot mess that is 2020 and we find Mateus Herdy hitting Urbnsurf Melbourne shortly before the latest COVID-19 lockdown. The Junior tour standout joined

Mateus has a long history with Wavegarden Cove. In 2017 he was the blonde grom who air-revoed his way through ...Continue ›


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Offshore wind farm developers to build wave pool in Hamburg

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The Surfdeck project near Hamburg will be constructed on a 60,000 m2 area of land and will cater to present and future surfers in the Hamburg metropolitan region. Surfdeck will construct a full two-hectare Wavegarden Cove surrounded by the usual surf park amenities, surf school, shops, restaurants etc. plus a few unique additions like bouldering, yoga and beach volleyball. Expected

The Surfdeck project near Hamburg will be constructed on a 60,000 m2 area of land and will cater to present ...Continue ›


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Melbourne COVID spike forces temporary Urbnsurf closure

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Today, Urbnsurf CEO Damon Tudor released a statement regarding the temporary closure of Australia's first public surf park. In short, the park rests within the geographic six-week closure zone. Customers with bookings will get credits and multipack holders will get extensions. Full details below and at the Urbnsurf website... Due to the worsening coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Urbsurf Melbourne will temporarily

Today, Urbnsurf CEO Damon Tudor released a statement regarding the temporary closure of Australia's first public surf park. In short, ...Continue ›


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Drone Zone: Check the construction progress for Brazil’s latest wave pool

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The Praia da Grama wave pool project in Brazil is moving along quickly after breaking ground just a few months ago. The company aired drone footage of their busy construction site providing viewers with a bird’s eye view of Brazil’s newest surf spot.Set to a dramatic, cinematic score in the clip we get a 360-degree view of verdant land and

The Praia da Grama wave pool project in Brazil is moving along quickly after breaking ground just a few months ...Continue ›


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Wave Pool Surf Coaching: How to have a zesty backside

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When Urbnsurf opened this year we knew they would be working with state surfing NGO Surfing Victoria. But exactly how this partnership would pan out we weren’t certain. Yes there would be club events and comps and certified lifesavers. Beyond that, one of the perks we discovered is comprehensive surf coaching from the crew at Surf Better Now, a branch

When Urbnsurf opened this year we knew they would be working with state surfing NGO Surfing Victoria. But exactly how ...Continue ›


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Consultants from The Wave & Snowdonia helping Myrtle Beach wave pool

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One of the most wildly popular news items on WavePoolMag recently was the announcement of the Myrtle Beach South Carolina wave pool. We were a bit perplexed as to why it received so much traffic as it was just another project announcement. Why this development? It’s not as sexy as a new Kelly wave and it’s not sparkling with the

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Jamie O’Brien’s California wave pool tour

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Jamie O’Brien grew up on the North Shore overlooking Pipe/Backdoor. It’s said that on any day he gets the pick of the set waves. So why would he be interested in a wave pool? Three reasons come to mind: #1 because it’s summer and the North Shore is flat; #2 He’s surfing Kelly’s wave in Lemoore with a handful of

Jamie O’Brien grew up on the North Shore overlooking Pipe/Backdoor. It’s said that on any day he gets the pick ...Continue ›


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French-speaking Swiss town to open Cove in one year

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Sion Switzerland’s wave pool leaked some artist renderings and completion projection dates recently. The Alaïa park project reported this week that despite the COVID-19 delays that much of the world is experiencing, the Swiss surf park is shaping up to be completed on time. The wave pool is anticipating completion in the next year with a full-size 8'500m2 (a little

Sion Switzerland’s wave pool leaked some artist renderings and completion projection dates recently. The Alaïa park project reported this week ...Continue ›


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Snowdonia wave pool forced to close for the season

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The world’s first dedicated surf park will close for the rest of 2020 according to a press release issued today. Adventure Parc Snowdonia says they are unable to operate within the latest Welsh Government guidelines regarding COVID-19.In mid-June authorities in Wales issued guidance to close water parks, soft play areas and indoor gyms among other types of facilities. The news

The world’s first dedicated surf park will close for the rest of 2020 according to a press release issued today. ...Continue ›


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10 years ago AWM unveiled their tech to scattered applause

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This decade-old clip from the amusement parks and attractions trade show, or IAAPA shows American Wave Machines guru Bruce McFarland explaining surfing to amusement park video journalists in a quick 7-minute clip. But it soon becomes obvious that while Bruce gives an eloquent, enthusiastic explanation of surfing, he is a fish out of water. The journalists, accustomed to gravity-powered water

This decade-old clip from the amusement parks and attractions trade show, or IAAPA shows American Wave Machines guru Bruce McFarland ...Continue ›


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Wave pool project hopes to revitalize Parisian neighborhood

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First launched a few years ago, a redevelopment project in the Sevran quarter of Paris is taking aim at issues unique to under-represented neighborhoods. And it’s doing so with a wave pool. Urban renewal (charged terminology that it is) has grown rather stagnant. It follows a pattern: build a few soccer pitches, condos, and storefronts and then call it a

First launched a few years ago, a redevelopment project in the Sevran quarter of Paris is taking aim at issues ...Continue ›


Ben Gravy

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Ben Gravy discovers tidal bore wave pool design

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We love Ben Gravy. He makes a living being happy. And he should. Against our collective Charlie Brown funk, he’s like a gap-toothed Peppermint Patty eternally frothing, forever stoked. And it’s contagious because it’s genuine. In the superlative-heavy sphere of YouTube posts, Ben Gravy claims in his latest episode, “This is the most epic novelty wave I’ve ever seen in

We love Ben Gravy. He makes a living being happy. And he should. Against our collective Charlie Brown funk, he’s ...Continue ›


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Cinéma vérité – Raw Clips from The Wave, Bristol

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Take in a relaxing two-and-a-half minutes of The Wave on a blustery day in early February 2020 with the surf pumping through on the intermediate setting... Why? Because sometimes we have to use our college arts degree to sound smart. So here it is: Cinéma vérité was invented by anthropologist Jean Rouch who was inspired by Dziga Vertov's theory about

Take in a relaxing two-and-a-half minutes of The Wave on a blustery day in early February 2020 with the surf ...Continue ›