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Kai Odriozola

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Wavegarden’s air section fully blooms in South Korea

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Earlier this year Wavegarden experimented with a new air section at their R&D facility in the Basque Country. At the time citizen-of-the-world but currently residing in Portugal CT surfer Kanoa Igarashi tested, tweaked, and gave feedback on the new prototype. The system looks like a submerged obstacle that creates different sections depending on the wave setting. The R&D development process

Earlier this year Wavegarden experimented with a new air section at their R&D facility in the Basque Country. At the ...Continue ›


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That one guy who we keep seeing at the Korean pool

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Jacob "Zeke" Szekely made the trip to South Korea to test out the Wavepark 56-module Wavegarden Cove last week. Since his visit, we've been treated to barrels, airs and crystal clear water. Jacob, or "Zeke" as he's known just dropped a YouTube clip collecting highlights from his amazing sessions.

Jacob "Zeke" Szekely made the trip to South Korea to test out the Wavepark 56-module Wavegarden Cove last week. Since ...Continue ›


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South Korean wonder wave delivers goods for the singlefin set

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After a stunning week of clips including lengthy barrel sections and graceful underwater zen-moments from Wavepark in South Korea, Wavegarden has just released a visual guide to its Malibu wave settings. These aren’t the heart-in-your-throat beasty barrels but instead gentle super-long peelers. In this clip, we get to see Malibu settings 1 to 4 with a quick glimpse at Waikiki

After a stunning week of clips including lengthy barrel sections and graceful underwater zen-moments from Wavepark in South Korea, Wavegarden ...Continue ›


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Rob Machado takes new design to the Surf Ranch

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Rob Machado tested out his new Glazer surfboard design at Kelly's Wave. In a podcast with Firewire's Chris Grow, Rob talks about what it's like to take a surf trip to Lemoore and how the Glazer design came to be. The Glazer is modeled off Rob’s Biscuit design from 10 years ago with several modifications. The graceful goofyfoot reshaped the

Rob Machado tested out his new Glazer surfboard design at Kelly's Wave. In a podcast with Firewire's Chris Grow, Rob ...Continue ›


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Taylor Jensen tests different longboard techs at Kelly’s Wave

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Wave Pool clips are predominantly shortboard-centric slices of digital candy. Airs! Flips! Freaky. wedge waves! It’s like the ubiquitous beauty standard set by fashion magazines, totally unattainable without photoshop and a keto diet. Longboarders unfortunately, are invisible in the world of wave pool clips the same way your high school gym coach never made the cover of GQ. But a

Wave Pool clips are predominantly shortboard-centric slices of digital candy. Airs! Flips! Freaky. wedge waves! It’s like the ubiquitous beauty ...Continue ›


ben gravy at the american dream mall

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Ben Gravy takes in the PerfectSwell New Jersey opening

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Surfing’s uber-stoked grown-up-grom Ben Gravy ducked into the official opening of the American Dream Mall in East Rutherford New Jersey. Sister site to Waco’s PerfectSwell waves, this smaller, chlorinated indoor version was dogged by construction delays and COVID which pushed back its opening nearly one year. But did the rescheduling and wait (or anything else for that matter, my god

Surfing’s uber-stoked grown-up-grom Ben Gravy ducked into the official opening of the American Dream Mall in East Rutherford New Jersey. ...Continue ›


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Dozens of clips from South Korea’s new wave pool plus a rising surf star

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As images keep coming in hot from the world’s newest wave pool in South Korea, we kept noticing a snappy young goofyfoot populating the Instagram posts. The 16-year-old surfer is Jae Ung Seol, a mystery grom to many, but a rising star in South Korea. “I live on Jeju Island, and I’ve been surfing for four years now,” Jae told

As images keep coming in hot from the world’s newest wave pool in South Korea, we kept noticing a snappy ...Continue ›



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Television: An outsider’s look at the Surf Ranch

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We love Casey Neistat. His video title teaser is “This wave pool costs $100 per second.” He’s a filmmaker, not a public relations company hired out by the WSL. So the seven-minute edit he just dropped about his Surf Ranch visit is a refreshing non-corporate peek at world’s most expensive wave. Check the clip below to enjoy Neistat's deft editing,

We love Casey Neistat. His video title teaser is “This wave pool costs $100 per second.” He’s a filmmaker, not ...Continue ›


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Video: Shakira surfs a wave pool

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Kelly Slater doesn’t own the celebrity-wave-pool-guest niche. Wavegarden encroached on the King’s turf this month as pop superstar Shakira hit the R&D facility in the Basque Country of Spain. The Queen of Latin Music has a long, successful career and topped the American charts with “Hips Don’t Lie,” a duo featuring Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean. The song spent five weeks

Kelly Slater doesn’t own the celebrity-wave-pool-guest niche. Wavegarden encroached on the King’s turf this month as pop superstar Shakira hit ...Continue ›


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New Jersey wave pool resided in world’s most dangerous theme park

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New Jersey's Action Park - often referred to as the "world's most dangerous amusement park" operated from 1978 to 1996 and inspired many harried stories and urban legends. “Class Action Park,” “Accident Park” and “Traction Park” are some of the names ascribed to the loosely run theme park. The wave pool was known as the “Grave Pool.” The park became

New Jersey's Action Park - often referred to as the "world's most dangerous amusement park" operated from 1978 to 1996 ...Continue ›


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COVID Clips: Urbnsurf tempts with expert setting video

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Coronavirus restrictions are still in place in the Australian state of Victoria. Consequently, Urbnsurf Melbourne remains closed. “We’ve been reviewing the new roadmap toward COVID Normal with government authorities and industry bodies, and will be issuing an update soon,” said Urbnsurf. The company added that they appreciate everyone’s ongoing support and that they’ll be back “pumping perfect waves” as soon

Coronavirus restrictions are still in place in the Australian state of Victoria. Consequently, Urbnsurf Melbourne remains closed. “We’ve been reviewing ...Continue ›


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Video: Mellow joy and multi-craft use at Surf Lakes

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Surf Lakes just launched an acoustic counter clip to the pumping biggest-tubes-ever-in-a-wave-pool we saw last week. The big water clip featured slab hunters Ben Player, Dingo Morrison, Coby Perkovich and others. This clip, just posted on the Surf Lakes YouTube channel, shows the pond in Yeppoon being ridden by all manner of craft and surfer set to mellow acoustic guitar

Surf Lakes just launched an acoustic counter clip to the pumping biggest-tubes-ever-in-a-wave-pool we saw last week. The big water clip ...Continue ›


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Surf Lakes adjusts their slab wave

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The waves fired back up at the Surf Lakes R&D facility in Yeppoon with more testing and photo ops. In the most recent round of trials surfers Mark, Jay and Jonah Occhilupo, took to Occy’s Peak. Longboarders Luca Doble and Charlotte Lethbridge surfed the improved beachbreak. One big takeaway from recent improvements is that the plunger has now reached a

The waves fired back up at the Surf Lakes R&D facility in Yeppoon with more testing and photo ops. In ...Continue ›


surfing the beast setting at urbnsurf

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Urbnsurf Beast comes out at night for testing

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Winter in Melbourne is cold. At night it's even colder. But given the popularity of Urbnsurf it was the one window Urbnsurf could test out some new wave settings during a short COVID window. The result? Along with gloves and hoods - the average Melbourne night temp dips to 7Celsius (45Farenheit) - surfers were treated with several new faces of

Winter in Melbourne is cold. At night it's even colder. But given the popularity of Urbnsurf it was the one ...Continue ›


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Casey Neistat explores the strangeness of the Palm Springs Surf Club

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YouTube alpha Casey Neistat carved out his online career with honest, unfiltered views of the world around him. The entrepreneur with 12 million YouTube subscribers packages these vignettes into cinematic episodes that take viewers behind the scenes of his unusual daily life. So when Casey went to the Palm Springs Surf Club, he documented it not as the latest rad

YouTube alpha Casey Neistat carved out his online career with honest, unfiltered views of the world around him. The entrepreneur ...Continue ›


kelly slater with surfboard

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Kelly’s wave pool perfect for board testing two builds

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One of the benefits of having your wave pool the ability to test surfboards any time you want to. In this clip, Kelly Slater samples identical boards built in two different constructions - one light, the other ultra-light. Kelly’s Gamma design by Firewire comes in a Helium build, and the surfboard maker’s famous LFT build. Subtle design and material differences

One of the benefits of having your wave pool the ability to test surfboards any time you want to. In ...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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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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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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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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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 ›


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 ›


home made wave pool

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7 Simple and Not-So-Simple Wave Pool Hacks

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Didn’t make the investor or guest list for Surf Lakes or Wavegarden? Not on the CT or invited to Kelly’s Wave? Don’t worry. We live in an era where makers are celebrated and everything from hand-crafted whiskeys to crocheted shoe inserts are available on Etsy. Wouldn’t it be great to see surfers apply some of that ingenuity and elbow grease

Didn’t make the investor or guest list for Surf Lakes or Wavegarden? Not on the CT or invited to Kelly’s ...Continue ›