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Television: Skim-centric wranglings with Blair and Koa

Television

It’s like a buddy movie without famous actors: giddy, spontaneous and punchdrunk (we’ll blame the jet lag.) One of the most innovative skim-to-surf crossover personalities Blair Conklin took Ultimate Surfer contestant and Skeleton Bay standout Koa Smith on a skim-centric trip to BSR in Waco Texas. The two trade surf craft and barrels and a few airs with poolside banter

It’s like a buddy movie without famous actors: giddy, spontaneous and punchdrunk (we’ll blame the jet lag.) One of the ...Continue ›


jackson dorian collage

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Air Farmer Jackson Dorian’s latest Waco binge

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Jackson Dorian is perfecting airs under the watchful eye of surf coach dad Shane Dorian. In this latest digital episode, young Jackson pulls off a handful of truly, technical, innovative airs. Want to know more about Jackson? Check the below interview from WavePoolMag last year. Like John John and others before him, Jackson Dorian learned to skate and surf about

Jackson Dorian is perfecting airs under the watchful eye of surf coach dad Shane Dorian. In this latest digital episode, ...Continue ›


new wave pool settings japan

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Wave pool tweaks: Japan crafts three new settings

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Wave pool connoisseur Evan Geiselman dishes details on three new wave settings at Surf Stadium Japan: The Drainer, The Wedge Pop and The Highball. In an interview with our friends at Stab, Evan goes into detail about each one, assigning clever names and elaborating about why the PerfectSwell settings appeal to him. Which one is the ultimate performance wave in

Wave pool connoisseur Evan Geiselman dishes details on three new wave settings at Surf Stadium Japan: The Drainer, The Wedge ...Continue ›


Alaia Bay wave pool in switzerland

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Swiss wave pool offers local spot for Northern Euros

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Finn Springborn is a German surfer living in Denmark. During his annual pilgrimage to France, he drove all night with a slight detour to Alaia Bay for a few sample sessions. “After the North Sea in my adopted home of Denmark had provided tons of waves in the last few weeks, and the forecast for France looked below average, we

Finn Springborn is a German surfer living in Denmark. During his annual pilgrimage to France, he drove all night with ...Continue ›


surf lakes experience

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Firsthand Surf Lakes: Average bro surfs pro’s namesake break

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What's it like catching a few waves with Occy at Surf Lakes? YouTuber and tireless digital curater Chris Stevens strokes into a few waves, films Mr. Occhhilupo and marvels at the sense of "open-ness" of the pool design. The R&D facility was running the following setup during the visit:Beach Break – ideal for longboarders and learner surfers Occys Peak –

What's it like catching a few waves with Occy at Surf Lakes? YouTuber and tireless digital curater Chris Stevens strokes ...Continue ›


Jordan Oueslati wave pool

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What’s it like when your board hits you in the face during Beast Mode? Find out.

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Jordan Oueslati is a YouTubing surf pro and instructor from Guadeloupe. He recently made the trek to the French-speaking corner of Switzerland to test out Alaia Bay’s different wave settings, including Beast Mode. “I got into a tube and fell, barely touching the water,” said Jordan. “I caught the side of my board in the face. The lifeguards came immediately

Jordan Oueslati is a YouTubing surf pro and instructor from Guadeloupe. He recently made the trek to the French-speaking corner ...Continue ›


guide to wave pool japan shizunami

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Shizunami pool Japan’s most sought after wave

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The new PerfectSwell wave pool in Shizunami, Japan hosted Team USA for a training session just ahead of the Olympics. The team took advantage of the Surf Stadium venue to run through moves on the eve of the Tokyo Games. This year, surfing will make its debut at the Olympics with pro-surfers Carissa Moore, Caroline Marks, John John Florence, and

The new PerfectSwell wave pool in Shizunami, Japan hosted Team USA for a training session just ahead of the Olympics. ...Continue ›


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Television: How wave pools are changing surfing forever

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Stormy conditions, flat spells, crowds - surfing is and always will be a challenge beyond just the technical getting-to-your-feet or perfecting your backhand snap hurdles we all face. “It’s an age old frustration and it’s completely out of your control, until now,” says YouTuber Kale Brock. “Wave pools have changed surfing forever and we are lucky enough to live in

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Ian Gouveia praia do grama

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Brazil’s new private wave pool – can you surf it?

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The new Wavegarden Cove in South America will open in Praia da Grama, located 60 miles from São Paulo, on July 1, 2021. Despite COVID issues, the project was completed quickly and now becomes the first Cove in Brazil, South America and The Americas. “Built in partnership with KSM Realty, the world-class waves breaking in a palm-fringed, white sandy beach

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surfer in the tube at urbnsurf

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Pool Tips: Threading the barrel at Urbnsurf without cartwheeling

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We’ve heard a lot of you express frustration about fitting into the tube, especially at a Cove design pool. Admittedly it’s a tight fit, more so than Waco’s wedge settings. But there are techniques to help you through Beast and Barrel mode perfection whether it’s a Wavegarden Cove in South Korea, Bristol, Switzerland or Melbourne. Surf coach Cahill Bell Warren

We’ve heard a lot of you express frustration about fitting into the tube, especially at a Cove design pool. Admittedly ...Continue ›


waco texas foam board contest

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Foam surfboard event hits novelty surf high-water mark

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Soft tops in strange waves are internet gold. Recently YouTube groaned under the added digital weight of nearly a dozen professional YouTubers documenting the Red Bull Foam Wreckers event in Waco. The comp at BSR was part of a 13-event series and was especially fun thanks to a new wave setting in the PerfectSwell pool, a sort of double wedge

Soft tops in strange waves are internet gold. Recently YouTube groaned under the added digital weight of nearly a dozen ...Continue ›


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Television: South Korea’s surfers train at Wave Park

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What kind of training ritual do South Korea’s surfers go through at Wave Park? In our latest episode of “Found Footage” we weave synthesisers and a random 1970s sci-fi clip into a thoroughly confusing, but ultimately entertaining clip of South Korea’s up-and-coming surfers training at the Wave Park wave pool in Siheung-si. Video by Watermelon Surf Photography with music by

What kind of training ritual do South Korea’s surfers go through at Wave Park? In our latest episode of “Found ...Continue ›


the first-ever backside front flip air in a wave pool

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The story behind the first-ever backside front flip air in a wave pool

Television

Traditionally, surfing’s child prodigies have grown up with mixed results, either evolving like Grom-John’s transformation into a world champion or crashing and burning on the sidelines of an industry unable to cope with a molten personality like Andy Irons. But these days kids like Jackson Dorian and Cruz Dinofa have solid support networks ensuring a transition into World Tour contest

Traditionally, surfing’s child prodigies have grown up with mixed results, either evolving like Grom-John’s transformation into a world champion or ...Continue ›


Kirra-Belle Olsen

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Surf Lakes stars in latest surfboard test

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Each year Surfing Life does a big, fat board review called the Surfing Life Board Bible. This year they chose Surf Lakes in Yeppoon to test and review 31 sleds under the feet of Luke Hynd and Kirra-Belle Olsen. The not-so-scientific-but-thoroughly-entertaining method works like this… “(This is the) Sled Review, where we grab a hot young surfer to take some

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Rob Machado at the Surf Ranch

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Surfboard lessons and Surf Ranch sessions with Rob Machado

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In between sessions at the Surf Ranch, Rob Machado takes viewers inside of his garage for a tour of his surfboard collection and a quick story behind each one. Want to know about a board he rode in The Drifter? It’s here. What’s his current favorite fin setup for The Sunday? It’s all in here. “I’m always experimenting with new

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The Grom Bomb wave setting by PerfectSwell

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New PerfectSwell setting features fat end bowl

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American Wave Machines surprised visitors at the RipCurl GromSearch National Final with a new wave setting. The GromBomb - a marketing tie-in to the surf company's wetsuit - features a hollow end bowl section. The new setting became the playing field for a special contest. "The PerfectSwell® Shootout showcased four of the world's best youth barrel riders competing on a

American Wave Machines surprised visitors at the RipCurl GromSearch National Final with a new wave setting. The GromBomb - a ...Continue ›


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Know Your History: That one thing from that one movie, Lost Atlas

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Surf cinema virtuoso and talented artist Kai Neville tapped the world’s wave pool potential a decade ago with a two-minute segment in Lost Atlas. At the Siam Wave Park in the Canary Islands, Kolohe Andino, Julian Wilson, and Evan Geiselman air-reverse to their heart's content in a nighttime shoot punctuated by fireworks and set to a trippy cacophony of synthesizer

Surf cinema virtuoso and talented artist Kai Neville tapped the world’s wave pool potential a decade ago with a two-minute ...Continue ›


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The best of Palm Springs Surf Club’s confetti cannon of clips…

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Last year we saw a never-ending stream of clips from the Palm Springs Surf Club as Tom Lochtefeld’s wave-making technology sprung to life in the desert east of Los Angeles. So profuse was the digital confetti cannon of pros, influencers, actors and Insta-famous surfing the new pool, it became hard to keep track of all the sessions. Thankfully, SurfLoch skimmed

Last year we saw a never-ending stream of clips from the Palm Springs Surf Club as Tom Lochtefeld’s wave-making technology ...Continue ›


pov tube ben gravy

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YouTubed! Vlog elite descend on Kelly’s Wave for birthday fete

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Our favorite gap-toothed surfing YouTuber Ben Gravy met up with sometimes surfing YouTube megastar Casey Neistat for a surf session at Kelly’s Wave. “Absolutely honored to be invited to the Kelly Slater Surf Ranch for Casey Neistat's birthday party!” says Gravy. “Completely blown away by the level of fun we had today, barrels, novelty waves, epic humans, this was the

Our favorite gap-toothed surfing YouTuber Ben Gravy met up with sometimes surfing YouTube megastar Casey Neistat for a surf session ...Continue ›


exekiel lau alaia bay switzerland

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Deeper dive into the Alaia Bay air section

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The air section at Alaia Bay in Sion at the base of the Swiss Alps is simply world class... just ask Hawaiian Ezekiel Lau.  Lau sessioned the air section for three days straight with a bunch of European pros including PC Distinguin, Enzo Cavallini, Vicente Romero, Yago Dominguez, and Kai and Hans Odriozola. And there was a breakthrough in each time. Lau did more backflips in three

The air section at Alaia Bay in Sion at the base of the Swiss Alps is simply world class... just ask Hawaiian ...Continue ›


jackson bunch at the surf ranch

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Surf Ranch hosts Akila Aipa board jam

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The Flat Earth is Kelly Slater and Akila Aipa's performance Twin Fin that works with either two fins, or two fins plus a trailer.This new video breaks down exactly how one of Maui's best up-and-coming talents prefers to set up his Flat Earth, relative to the type of waves he's riding it in.Jackson Bunch is a Hawaii State Champion under Akila's mentorship

The Flat Earth is Kelly Slater and Akila Aipa's performance Twin Fin that works with either two fins, or two ...Continue ›


Edward Pong

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Armed with Zoom and a wave pool, surfer makes dramatic improvements

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In the collective unconscious of surfing, there’s a big void where people like Edward Pong dwell. Digital surf media is 90% pros and superstar groms doing impossible things. It’s not reflective of the majority of the world’s surfers. True, no one wants an Instagram feed of bogged turns and dug rails, but we have to acknowledge at least some reality

In the collective unconscious of surfing, there’s a big void where people like Edward Pong dwell. Digital surf media is ...Continue ›


stephanie gilmore tubed at kelly's wave pool

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International Women’s Day: Top 10 Women-in-Wave-Pools clip

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"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist,” said world-renowned journalist and activist Gloria Steinem. “Nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.” For more on International Women's Day check here    

"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist,” said world-renowned journalist and activist Gloria Steinem. “Nor ...Continue ›


wave pool test tank

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Another vintage wave pool machine from the mysterious Fred Island

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Our latest wave pool discovery from the YouTube vault features motorized mini barrels reeling out from somewhere in the Southern Hemisphere tropics. To make the waves, a strap is attached to the drive wheel of a pickup truck - much like Tom Lochtefeld’s early test systems - which powers the door to a resevoir. Water from the tank then spills

Our latest wave pool discovery from the YouTube vault features motorized mini barrels reeling out from somewhere in the Southern ...Continue ›


Oscar Langburne at Urbnsurf

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Getting Styley: Oscar Langburne Melbourne session

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Oscar Langburne brought some much-needed styling to the work-a-day business at Urbnsurf. The diminutive goofy foot set out on a quiver of Haydenshapes to anoint the Melbourne pool with broad splashes of Gerry Lopez mojo. While the world focuses on the next big thing in technical airs, it’s nice to take a breather, step back and enjoy the act of

Oscar Langburne brought some much-needed styling to the work-a-day business at Urbnsurf. The diminutive goofy foot set out on a ...Continue ›