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“Beast Plus” setting launched for latest Melbourne clip

Latest, Television

Ozzy Wright is fast approaching, like what, 70-years-old or something right? Anyway, the guy’s showmanship panache has not faded during his years surfing and innovating. In a new clip from Urbnsurf he’s joined by Reef Heazlewood and Isabella Nicols as the Melbourne wave pool tests out some settings at Australia’s newest surf spot. “In late December we began testing a

Ozzy Wright is fast approaching, like what, 70-years-old or something right? Anyway, the guy’s showmanship panache has not faded during ...Continue ›


wave pool surfer ben gravy

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Foamy and Frothy: Ben Gravy homage to Typhoon Lagoon

Latest, News, Television

Surfing frothiest YouTuber Ben Gravy re-discovered the chlorinated stoke at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon recently. The man who seeks out and surfs the world’s novelty waves has made a career of documenting his triumphs and shortcomings online. To date he’s surfed several wave pools, dodged rocks at weird inlet mysto spots and surfed all 50 states. This latest clip coincided with

Surfing frothiest YouTuber Ben Gravy re-discovered the chlorinated stoke at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon recently. The man who seeks out and ...Continue ›


from inside the tube at urbnsurf melbourne

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Beast Mode for mortals: Non-pro breaks down Urbnsurf

Latest, Television, User Guide

Urbnsurf Melbourne opened this week. And Wooly TV is first out of the gates with a YouTube review of the world’s newest wave pool. In a quick six-minute clip Wooly Macpherson shares s a few takeaways from his sessions at Urbnsurf, from board choice to surviving Beast Mode to paddling. Paddling “Don’t paddle casually into the waves,” says Wooly. “Paddle

Urbnsurf Melbourne opened this week. And Wooly TV is first out of the gates with a YouTube review of the ...Continue ›


Rob Wagner

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AdviceLine: How to get the most out of Kelly’s wave pool

Latest, News, Television

While pros make any pool session look stellar, we are more interested in the experience of the average surfer because let's face it, most of us are average surfers. Rob Wagner reached out to us with a modest prompt to check out an edit from his session at Kelly’s. Mr. Wagner labels himself a “no-name surfer” and said he was

While pros make any pool session look stellar, we are more interested in the experience of the average surfer because ...Continue ›


Occy at Surf Lakes

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All new highlight wave pool clip from Surf Lakes

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Talon Clemow from Onepalmmedia has put together an all-new edit of some of the best waves from prototype testing at the Surf Lakes R&D facility. The 3-minute reel highlights the wave variety, shape, and versatility for various surf craft. Surf Lakes announced that testing will continue in 2020 with further improvements expected, as they further tune the 5WAVES system. Surfers

Talon Clemow from Onepalmmedia has put together an all-new edit of some of the best waves from prototype testing at ...Continue ›


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Kai Lenny’s pool parties scare, stoke and inspire

News, Television

So what does a surfer who shortboards like a QS warrior, towsurfs Jaws the way us mortals mindsurf it and hydrofoils flatwater like it’s a perpetual motion machine do for wave pool kicks? Well. A lot it turns out. Waterman Kai Lenny took to Kelly’s, BSR and then Kelly’s again last year to explore all manner of surf craft and

So what does a surfer who shortboards like a QS warrior, towsurfs Jaws the way us mortals mindsurf it and ...Continue ›


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Fab 5: Most Popular WavePoolMag YouTube clips

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To remind the world we have a thriving YouTube platform we carved out a list. We stayed away from click-bait headlines like “Baby Panda Loves Wave Pool” and shied away from tricks like using a screengrab of a bikini slip to promo something about wave pool SUP fails. No. Instead, we are simply showcasing the clips that excited us most

To remind the world we have a thriving YouTube platform we carved out a list. We stayed away from click-bait ...Continue ›


A photo of Rob Machado by WavePoolMag

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Experimental wave pools and surfboards with Rob Machado

Features, Latest, Television

We shared a table with Rob Machado at a cafe in France to drink tea and talk about wave pools. In this edit, Rob shares his design for a perfect wave pool, then stops, reflects, and dishes out a few more ideas. You’ll also find out why an Alaia or Twin works best at Kelly’s wave and how Munich could

We shared a table with Rob Machado at a cafe in France to drink tea and talk about wave pools. ...Continue ›


Tom Carroll at Wavegarden

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VHS-era world champ Tom Carroll tests digital-era wave pool

News, Television

With a Wavegarden opening last month in Bristol, England and another set to open in January in Melbourne, Australia, legendary surfer Tom Carroll recently dropped past Wavegarden’s demo center in the Basque Country. Tom exchanged a few Reef waves with local Basque pro surfer Aritz Aranburu and before sharing some small ones with a family of beginners.  “I am just observing a little family having

With a Wavegarden opening last month in Bristol, England and another set to open in January in Melbourne, Australia, legendary surfer Tom Carroll ...Continue ›


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Mason Ho & Blair Conklin push PerfectSwell to create new waves

Latest, Television

“A Wedge Affair,” is the new film project that takes Reef team riders Mason Ho and Blair Conklin to the BSR Surf Resort and let’s them play mad scientist with the wave settings. In the process they create four totally new waves. The clip departs from typical glorified-chandelier-now-dubbed-an-air-section in that this one gets uber-detailed. Bill McFarland, the brain behind American

“A Wedge Affair,” is the new film project that takes Reef team riders Mason Ho and Blair Conklin to the ...Continue ›


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Aussie team jumps in the Melbourne wave pool

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Team Australia was quick to test the wave settings at Urbnsurf Melbourne this week. The month of November has been a banger for the new Wavegarden Cove with the launch of Beast Mode and several other settings. In this clip Julian Wilson, Sally Fitzgibbons and Tyler Wright joined Aussie junior stars and icons of surfing for a day of training

Team Australia was quick to test the wave settings at Urbnsurf Melbourne this week. The month of November has been ...Continue ›


Tom Curren at the Kelly Slater Wave Pool

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Flashback Clip: Tom Curren at Kelly’s Wave

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This Tom Curren wave pool edit makes us smile. Why? For many of us in a certain generation, Tom Curren is THE essence of pure surfing, and we wonder what would his ethereal style look like matched to the perfection of Kelly Slater's Wave Pool? Quick history on Tom Curren pre-wave pool... Born in 1964, the son of big-wave surfer

This Tom Curren wave pool edit makes us smile. Why? For many of us in a certain generation, Tom Curren ...Continue ›


underwater view of indoor wave pool

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Sneak peak of New Jersey’s new indoor wave pool

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PerfectSwell tech by American Wave Machines introduced the indoor sister to BSR Surf Resort’s wave pool. The new 1.5-acre lagoon will open to the public on November 27th at the American Dream mall in New Jersey. In a quick clip produced by AWM, East Coast surfers Cruz Dinofa, Rob Kelly, Quincy Davis and Pat Schmidt lit up a pre-public opening

PerfectSwell tech by American Wave Machines introduced the indoor sister to BSR Surf Resort’s wave pool. The new 1.5-acre lagoon ...Continue ›


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Television: Elite team tours The Wave Bristol

News, Television

As The Wave Bristol finds its footing, we are in the midst of a digital blizzard of Wavegarden content. Sometimes it’s hard to find the goods in all that pixelated noise, fortunately the marketing geniuses at Red Bull made it easy for us. Last week they dropped their elite team riders into the deep end at The Wave Bristol. On

As The Wave Bristol finds its footing, we are in the midst of a digital blizzard of Wavegarden content. Sometimes ...Continue ›


Taylor Knox at the Surf Ranch

 |  Interviews, Latest, Television

10 Totally Random Questions with the Carve King, Taylor Knox

Interviews, Latest, Television

From a hyperactive kid to a sage teacher of surf fitness, yoga and meditation, Taylor Knox has lived a lot of lives. His tongue-in-cheek Captain America persona pushed him through a solid career on and off tour while the surf media lense never strayed far from his cowboy good looks. Knox worked on and refined a carve technique that was

From a hyperactive kid to a sage teacher of surf fitness, yoga and meditation, Taylor Knox has lived a lot ...Continue ›


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Clip compares the world’s three Cove wave pools

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With the unveiling of surf at both Urbnsurf Melbourne and The Wave Bristol, we now have footage of three different Wavegarden Coves. In celebration we've created this clip to show off these new surf spots in sequence starting with Urbnsurf who unveiled footage of their waves peeling off on the "Tubos" setting. Next is Bristol and then the Wavegarden R&D

With the unveiling of surf at both Urbnsurf Melbourne and The Wave Bristol, we now have footage of three different ...Continue ›


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Trio of clips spotlight commitment to surfing after dark

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Wavegarden’s romance with night surfing has kindled warmly since the company’s inception all those years back. In the original Lagoon design – which was ultimately deployed at NLand in Austin and Snowdonia in Wales – the company woke the world to the fact that wave pool surfing can be 24 hours. Their first night clip in 2015 featured talent from

Wavegarden’s romance with night surfing has kindled warmly since the company’s inception all those years back. In the original Lagoon ...Continue ›


Tru Sterling at Surf Lakes

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That other kid in the water at Surf Lakes

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During Surf Lakes' second round of testing, we saw waves surfed by the company's ambassadors like Occy's son Jay. But observers noticed another kid surfing the slabby peaks. Tru Starling made the trek from Narrabeen way, way north to Yeppoon to check out the wave pool during th same session that saw a dazzling split peak by Occy and Jay

During Surf Lakes' second round of testing, we saw waves surfed by the company's ambassadors like Occy's son Jay. But ...Continue ›


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Retro clip cool: 2008, the year of promise and the great recession

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Are we deep enough into the wave pool blitz to have a nostalgia movement yet? 2008 was a crucial juncture in human-made wave development. Kelly Slater and Greg Webber tussled with their respective designs and the world’s largest surf shop, Ron Jons, was in the midst of an Orlando pool build. At the height of it all was this four-minute

Are we deep enough into the wave pool blitz to have a nostalgia movement yet? 2008 was a crucial juncture ...Continue ›


jay occhilupo at Surf Lakes

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Television: Jay Occhilupo attempts wave pool slab

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Son of Occy and Qld Junior champion, Jay Occhilupo takes on a wave pool slab known as The Island, at the Surf Lakes R&D facility. The son of legendary goofy foot Mark Occhilupo, Jay donned helmet and moxie to attempt the drop without much luck. He then moved over to Occy's Peak to try out the right hander, with more

Son of Occy and Qld Junior champion, Jay Occhilupo takes on a wave pool slab known as The Island, at ...Continue ›


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Alana Blanchard video series drops in at BSR Surf Resort

Latest, Television

Kauai’s It girl and former World Tour competition Alana Blanchard hit Waco recently with a crew of Hawaiian friends. In this latest episode of her video series titled “Surfergirls | Happy Waves” Bethany Hamilton and Leila Hurst join Alana. The four-minute edit by Reagen Ritchie includes cameos by the women’s toddlers who enjoy the pool time almost as much as

Kauai’s It girl and former World Tour competition Alana Blanchard hit Waco recently with a crew of Hawaiian friends. In ...Continue ›


Lucas Fink at the Surf Ranch

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Surf Ranch becomes The Slide Ranch for skimboard world champ

News, Television

One thing we’re learning about wave pools is that a controlled surf environment opens up waves to all manner of craft. Skimboarding, once limited to side-wedges and shore break or any type of wave that offers easy entry from the sand, is buzzing with this influx of artificial waves. Blair Conklin famously paddled his skimboard into the BSR wedge last

One thing we’re learning about wave pools is that a controlled surf environment opens up waves to all manner of ...Continue ›


Bettylou Sakaru Johnson Wavegarden Cove

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Wavegarden demo center local Josh Kerr pushes kids into slabs

Latest, Television

Former pro surfer and DSRT Surf ambassador Josh Kerr is still regarded as one of the most innovative and versatile surfers of his era. His daughter Sierra (11yrs) and her Hawaiian friend Bettylou Sakaru Johnson (13yrs) are two very talented youngsters spearheading the next generation of progressive female surfers. During an intense session in the Wavegarden Cove, Josh, Sierra and Bettylou warm-up with a variety

Former pro surfer and DSRT Surf ambassador Josh Kerr is still regarded as one of the most innovative and versatile surfers of his ...Continue ›


wave pools from space

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Tour the world’s wave pools from space

News, Television

Surf exploration used to be full of mystery. The first generation of adventurers poured over nautical logs and maps then hit the coastal deserts and jungles of the world. It was analog adventuring at its finest. It was also random. Surfers hoping to discover a new Jeffreys Bay were just as likely to sit out a flat spell on a

Surf exploration used to be full of mystery. The first generation of adventurers poured over nautical logs and maps then ...Continue ›


waco big air wave pool

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Pros on Progression: From ocean to wave pool and back again

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In a recent clip by American Wave Machines promoting their Perfect Swell technology, the California company interviewed Stab High competitors to find out how surfing in a wave pool aids in the progression of surfing. Not surprisingly, the crew including Kevin Schulz, Matt Meola, Mason Ho and Chippa Wilson confessed that the wave pool has helped their surfing immensely. And

In a recent clip by American Wave Machines promoting their Perfect Swell technology, the California company interviewed Stab High competitors ...Continue ›