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PHX Surf facility

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Double wave tank project announced for Arizona

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The PHX Surf facility will be built where State Route 238 and Loma Road cross and will include two 5-acre surf lagoons surrrounded by RV camping, tiny surf villas, a hotel, restaurants, shopping, a concert stage and other amenities. Hot on the heels of “The North Shore” 35th anniversary, Arizona has notched another wave pool project, this one will feature

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Surf ATL

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Surf ATL project finds footing with financial group

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We've been following the Atlanta wave pool project for awhile now for a few reasons. First, it's a community-first wave pool project which is rare in the developer world, and second it will be Georgia's first surf park. This week, the Surf ATL group announced a partnership with Commenda Real Estate and Commenda Capital to access the financial muscle necessary to see the project

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Stance socks and The wave

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Stance enhances photography moxie at The Wave

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The Wave announced a new 3-year partnership with Stance that focuses on photography and creativity and other areas at Bristol's favorite surf spot. The agreement sees Stance launch a dedicated photography space at The Wave.A statement from the wave said the partnership builds on the shared appreciation of creativity, human expression and the joy of surfing.Stance is a longtime supporter of surf

The Wave announced a new 3-year partnership with Stance that focuses on photography and creativity and other areas at Bristol's favorite surf ...Continue ›


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How that one Chinese wave pool malfunction happened & why a surfboard is safer than an inflatable unicorn

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In 2019 the ironically named Tsunami Pool in Longjing, China dished out a heavy beating to hundreds of unsuspecting bathers who, until seconds earlier, had been bobbing about serenely like Cheerios in a breakfast bowl. Fortunately, since we’re living in the smartphone era, this spectacular malfunction was caught on camera, and the resulting footage went viral worldwide. What had happened

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sao paulo surf club

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Sao Paulo 3, Rio 0. Wave pool race heats up in Brazil

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São Paulo is on its way to becoming the wave pool capital of Brazil, and South America for that matter. The city is the southern hemisphere’s most populous metropolis with 12 million inhabitants, and now all will be within driving distance of three wave tanks. The KSM group opened Praia da Grama last year to rave reviews. Now JHSF, a

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coral mountain wave pool gets smaller

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Coral Mountain scales back to appease neighbors

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Big changes to the design at Coral Mountain were announced this week as developers try to appease neighbors in the adjacent golf resorts. The private resort and residential community plans to include 150 hotel rooms, 600 vacation rentals and additional exclusive residences and recreational facilities. Coral Mountain is intended to be built on 400 acres of undeveloped land that was

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Wave Pools & Evaporation: There’s more to the water loss equation than looking up at the sun

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At one point Coral Mountain announced they would reduce the size of their proposed wave tank from 18.6 acres to 12 acres. Why? The development has been facing opposition from adjacent golf resort communities who cite a variety of life-compromising issues like increased traffic, but mainly water use. Water and wave pools are a hot-button topic in places like California.

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Surfers in the water at The Wave credit Global Shots

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New coaching program at The Wave targets skilled surfers

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Wave pools have long been tapped as the perfect venue to improve one's surf skills. But most programs out there focus on the beginning/intermediate surfer. At the other end of the spectrum are the elite training sessions geared for the professional level. But what about those surfers somewhere in between, you know advanced but not quite QS warrior ready? The

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oceankamp wave pool in oceanside

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Oceanside city council green lights surf lagoon (finally)

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Editor's Note:The land around Ocean Kamp is undergoing construction as we speak. We get a handful of reports from neighbors and surfers in the area. Most often the report is something like: "lots of dirt moving equipment, but no wave pool yet." We get hit up regularly with requests, "any updates on the O-Side pool?" Well now, after a year

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Surftown MUC construction

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Bavarian surfing and how Surftown MUC will change everything

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I spent several days in Munich surrounding the groundbreaking of the new Endless Surf powered facility dubbed Surftown MUC. What I saw around town was truly eye-opening: bikes kitted out with board racks, wetsuits hanging from balconies, the odd surf shop and surfers cycling (traffic is gnarly here) to the Eisbach River wave. One afternoon sitting at a Biergarten I

I spent several days in Munich surrounding the groundbreaking of the new Endless Surf powered facility dubbed Surftown MUC. What ...Continue ›


Dreamwave rapid surf pool

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No energy required: Meet the rapid wave pool without a motor

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One could consider Germany the birthplace of river surfing at natural spots like Floßlände and Eisbach in Munich. From Bavaria it spread into the rivers of Austria and Switzerland and across the pond to the US. Today there are commercial artificial rapid pools popping up everywhere in the world which is great. However, there’s obviously the issue with sustainability through

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bryan dickerson at The Wave Bristol

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Industry Updates: WavePoolMag partners with Surf Park Summit

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WavePoolMag announced a partnership with Surf Park Central this week. The two most prominent names in all things surf parks and wave pools are teaming up to better deliver news and information in this rapidly expanding space. Both teams have decades of surf industry experience accumulated before the time when wave pools were a thing. As the wave basin landscape

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wavegarden scotland to open 2024

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Wavegarden Scotland breaks ground, eyes 2024 opening

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Major construction work at Scotland’s newest leisure and staycation facility, Wavegarden Scotland, got underway today in Ratho, near Edinburgh. The £55m landmark development will include the country’s first inland surfing destination.The Wavegarden Scotland development is expected to open to the public in Summer 2024 - boosting long-term socio-economic, recreational and tourism benefits including creating up to 130 jobs once open, generating

Major construction work at Scotland’s newest leisure and staycation facility, Wavegarden Scotland, got underway today in Ratho, near Edinburgh. The £55m ...Continue ›


typhoon lagoon by barr+wray

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Chlorine Dream: The oft-overlooked wave pools including one that charges just $8 per hour

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Here are the Top 10 wave pools you don't think of when you plan a surf session... What do you do if you’re on a layover in Orlando or Edmonton? You can go surfing. True, it won’t be the perfection of The Surf Ranch. But surfing, strange beast that it is, seems to be fun no matter what. After Stab’s

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deaf surfer and teacher in switzerland

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Pool program brings wave-riding to the deaf in Switzerland

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One of the coolest things about wave pools is that driven, ocean-less individuals can go from zero to hero in just a few years. All it takes is heaps of drive, ambition and close proximity to one of the world’s surf parks. Simon Plachtzik started surfing five years ago during a holiday in Portugal and waved goodbye to his previous

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Rapid surf league munich main

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Janina Zeitler and Lennard Weinhold claim Rapid Surf League Puresurfcamps Munich Pro titles

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 With rapid pools being built all over the world, the sporting side of things is getting more and more interesting and professional. Since its inception in 2018, the Rapid Surf League, the first professional surf league on rapids has now successfully organized 7 RSL Pro events, a Pro / Am event and various smaller grassroots events at locations across Europe.

 With rapid pools being built all over the world, the sporting side of things is getting more and more interesting ...Continue ›


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How big can surf get in a wave pool?

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Does size matter? When it comes to wave pools, it really isn’t the size that counts; it’s definitely what you do with it. Once you start to ramp up wave size, all sorts of factors come into play: currents, dissipation, public safety, power consumption and pool integrity, to name but a few. Let’s face it, the majority of surfers are

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English Adaptive Surfing Open

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Surfing moves closer to Paralympic inclusion with event at The Wave, Bristol

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The 2022 English Adaptive Surfing Open ran on July 7 at The Wave in Bristol. It's a popular draw combining positive vibes in a party atmosphere while adhering to strict ISA Para Surfing classifications. Surfing England says they are pushing to get the sport included in the Paralympics via both regulations and simply by sharing their stoke of these high-energy

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surf coach luca loubet

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Employee of the Month: Luca Loubet of Alaïa Bay

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Luca Loubet studied water sports management at the University of Montpellier. The fickle swell patterns and six-month-long flat spells of the Mediterranean stoked his interest in wave pools. Luca wrote his final thesis on Wavegarden, eying an exit to a career as a surf coach. A combination of drive and luck landed him a job at Adventure Parc Snowdonia as

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wave pool architecture dreams

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How to design and plan for “elevated human experiences” around a wave pool

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Surf parks must be designed to appeal to diverse groups of surfers. From core salts to freshly scrubbed newbies, everyone has a different expectation of what the optimal surf day is like. It’s a tough gig. Sometimes designing the optimal elevated human experience for these different groups means a layout that minimizes their contact with each other. Complicated, yes. Architecture

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How to get into and enjoy the Kelly Slater Surf Ranch

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We get so many queries about the Kelly Slater Wave Co. Readers want to know how to get in, how much does it cost and why isn’t the company returning phone calls and emails? The short answer is that Kelly’s is so busy that landing new clients is not a priority – a wonderful problem for any business. But it

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Surf Lakes wave pool in red light

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Code Red: Surf Lakes in Yeppoon is about to be torn down

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The iconic Yeppoon facility will be razed and a new commercial model will be built in its place. CEO Aaron Travis reveals to Neil Armstrong more about the new build, grand-opening plans and which animals are a problem on the site. Slick clips featuring filthy pits, family-friendly peelers, silhouetted kangaroos, and steampunk-esc machinery - frankly, it’s a marketing department’s dream.

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bsr changes name to waco surf in 2022

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Employee of the Month: Amy Hunt of Waco Surf

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Everyone who works in the wave pool world at this point in time wears several hats. Partly because the industry is so young that clear-cut job titles are still years off. We've heard of CEOs taking on social media duties, fixing dings and handing out singlets to customers. There's a wonderful we're-all-in-this-together vibe among staff at the world's wave pools.

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Nick hounsfield bodysurfing The Wave pool in Bristol

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Can you bodysurf during regular hours at the world’s surf pools?

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To slide along a wave, with nothing bar a pair of fins, a bit of clothing, and possibly a handplane, is surfing at its simplest. Or to put it another way, bodysurfing is the oldest and often most overlooked form of wave riding. Mike Stewart, legendary bodyboarder, 16-time Pipeline bodysurf champion, and one of the greatest watermen of all time

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Unit surf pool

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Project outside Berlin to feature largest indoor rapid wave pool

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Potsdam, Germany is a beautiful city just outside of Berlin and is known for its remarkable palaces, lakes, and rich historical significance. And soon it will also be known as "that one place with a big ass rapid wave pool." The Havelwelle project announced they will feature an embedded 14 meter (46 feet) wide Unit Surf Pool as their hub.

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