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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 ›


wave park south korea

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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

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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

Each year Surfing Life does a big, fat board review called the Surfing Life Board Bible. This year they chose ...Continue ›


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

In between sessions at the Surf Ranch, Rob Machado takes viewers inside of his garage for a tour of his ...Continue ›


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 ›


wave pool television

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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 ›


wave pool party

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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 ›


Bodysurfing Urbnsurf in Melbourne

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Bodysurfing Beast Mode – can you do it?

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According to the Google Search Engine, when it comes to wave pools the lion’s share of YouTube results go to Kelly Slater or that one time a Chinese wave pool malfunctioned and sent out a huge wave injuring people. It's not a very accurate representation of who uses pools. Beyond the bot algorithms that provide these search results so much

According to the Google Search Engine, when it comes to wave pools the lion’s share of YouTube results go to ...Continue ›


jackson dorian at the drive in

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Another Roadside Attraction: Sky and Jackson’s visit to Palm Springs

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We haven’t heard from Palm Springs in a while. Last spring it seemed every blogger-slash-surfer had stacked quite a few clips and content around this desert oasis. In between the Casey Niestadts and Ben Gravys of the Insta-sphere, the world’s favorite pool groms Sky Brown and Jackson Dorian enjoyed a fun day in the sun. The two kids are wave

We haven’t heard from Palm Springs in a while. Last spring it seemed every blogger-slash-surfer had stacked quite a few ...Continue ›


evan geiselman and Kevin Schulz

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Quick Hit: Guide to airs courtesy of Evan Geiselman and Kevin Schulz

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Can you tell a Stalefish Air Reverse from a Frontside Grab Air Reverse? Sounds complicated, but it’s simply a matter of hand placement on the rail. In this clip, Evan Geiselman and Kevin Schulz play a game of S-U-R-F. Modeled after the game of H-O-R-S-E, each surfer trades turns calling out an air and then executing it (or not). In

Can you tell a Stalefish Air Reverse from a Frontside Grab Air Reverse? Sounds complicated, but it’s simply a matter ...Continue ›


okahina test barrel

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Tiny tubes hint at full-scale potential

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Creators of the floating deploy-almost-anywhere circular wave system, Okahina Wave, aired more footage of their test model. In the video we see tiny barrels rolling out like spokes on a wheel at their facility in France. The Okahina wave pool works like this: A floating atoll is deployed in the ocean, stagnant bays, lagoons and lakes. Wave generators revolve around

Creators of the floating deploy-almost-anywhere circular wave system, Okahina Wave, aired more footage of their test model. In the video ...Continue ›


artist rendering of mix tape

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Battle those Bots! Captivating wave pool videos recommended by flawed humans

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What’s appearing on your social media feed? Did your House Hunters International YouTube binge kick the surf clips off your suggested list? Did you inadvertently create a vortex of paint-choice tutorials pockmarked with Bed, Bath and Beyond adverts and nary a Ben Gravy suggestion? Blame the YouTube algorithm. “But algorithms and their bots are wonderful,” you say. The one on

What’s appearing on your social media feed? Did your House Hunters International YouTube binge kick the surf clips off your ...Continue ›


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Solstice celebration on both sides of the equator

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As the northern hemisphere celebrates the longest night of the year, we venture way south of the equator for a night surf with Noa Deane, Creed McTaggart, Shaun Manners and Thom Pringle at Urbnsurf. Australia is on their longest day of the year and it's nice to know we'll be doing the same in six months. Hey, solstices are special

As the northern hemisphere celebrates the longest night of the year, we venture way south of the equator for a ...Continue ›


learning to surf at wave park in south korea

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First Person: Follow a child’s surf lesson at Wave Park

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Let's step back from the all-glory-all-action momentum of wave pool performance and dial it back to the basics. We found this cool clip narrated by a kid who recently learned to surf at Wave Park. The unnamed narrator in this quick video walks us through the whole process of learning to surf in the world’s largest and newest public wave

Let's step back from the all-glory-all-action momentum of wave pool performance and dial it back to the basics. We found ...Continue ›


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 ›


tube ride in south korea

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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 ›