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Filipe Toledo using Wavegarden's new slab wave pool setting

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Pros try new slab wave pool setting at Wavegarden Cove

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Christmas in October as Wavegarden plays Santa with new wave pool settings During some down days at the Quiksilver Pro France Filipe Toledo along with friends, Miguel Pupo and Ian Gouveia tested Wavegarden’s brand spanking new Cove settings. The new high-performance waves, which include a barrel wave, a slab, and an aerial section, reaffirmed to the touring pros that a day trip

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Chippa Wilson wave pool event in Waco

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BSR Surf Resort says water quality meets safety standards

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The BSR Surf Resort made an announcement today regarding their water quality. The Waco Texas wave pool stated that CDC water tests of their facilities have “come back clean”. The statement did not specifically mention Naegleria fowleri, the brain-eating bacteria that caused the death of Fabrizio Stabile. In the social media post BSR said their water met safety standards, and

The BSR Surf Resort made an announcement today regarding their water quality. The Waco Texas wave pool stated that CDC ...Continue ›


image of nose plug

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How to avoid brain-eating bacteria in a wave pool

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Will nose plugs become a standard wave pool surfing accessory? or How to avoid brain-eating bacteria While you can surf safely in a wave pool knowing there’s no risk of shark attack, like most threats the biggest danger comes from a microbe. In the wake of the Waco wave pool death (note: BSR has not been confirmed as the source)

Will nose plugs become a standard wave pool surfing accessory? or How to avoid brain-eating bacteria While you can surf ...Continue ›


Naegleria fowleri amoeba

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Suspected wave pool death turns focus to deadly amoeba

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Rare brain-eating amoeba suspected in surfer's death weeks after visit to wave pool The BSR Surf Resort in Waco Texas remains closed following the death of a New Jersey surfer. Fabrizio Stabile contracted a brain-eating amoeba known as Naegleria fowleri and died on September 21. He surfed BSR Surf Resort on September 8. BSR hasn't been 100% confirmed as the

Rare brain-eating amoeba suspected in surfer's death weeks after visit to wave pool The BSR Surf Resort in Waco Texas ...Continue ›


Artist design for new Tunnel Visions Wave Pool

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New pool planned with Webber Wave Pool technology

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World's first commercial Webber Wave Pool sights on Queensland location Greb Webber, shaper, surfer and designer of Webber Wave Pools technology has licensed his services to Tunnel Vision Wave Park on the Gold Coast. According to news from the Tunnel Vision Wave Park, the new facility will be an Australian first, delivering up to 500 waves per hour peeling both

World's first commercial Webber Wave Pool sights on Queensland location Greb Webber, shaper, surfer and designer of Webber Wave Pools ...Continue ›


wave pool contest surf snowdonia

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Surf Snowdonia wave pool contest crowns new champs

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Miles Lee-Hargreaves and Emily Williams win latest wave pool comp The Uk’s only wave pool contest stoked surf fans and curious onlookers deep in the Conwy Valley in Northern Wales, as the UK Pro Surf Tour held it’s annual Surf Snowdonia Pro Surf Challenge. Touted as hosting the UK’s best surfers, the unique inland surf competition went off against a

Miles Lee-Hargreaves and Emily Williams win latest wave pool comp The Uk’s only wave pool contest stoked surf fans and ...Continue ›


Eithan Osborne Stab High wave pool event

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Stab High wave pool event puts fun back into competition

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Ground Zero for innovative wave pool event The first of its kind air-specific wave pool event went down in Waco this weekend courtesy of the creatives at Stab Magazine. The uniquely formatted event awarded Noa Deane the top prize and $25K for his main event win. The other events-within-event winners were Ethan Osborne who took home $20K for the highest

Ground Zero for innovative wave pool event The first of its kind air-specific wave pool event went down in Waco ...Continue ›


Surf Lakes Australia Design

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Surf Lakes Queensland site nears completion

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Surf Lakes announced today that they are within weeks of completing their first full-scale demonstration facility on the Capricorn Coast of Queensland. "Although it will not initially be open to the public, it will be the first proper surf park in Australia," the company said in a statement. Surf Lakes noted that there are several “stationary” waves in Australia and

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wave pool contest at bsr surf ranch

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Latest wave pool contest an air-only event in Waco Texas

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(Almost) all you need to know about the Stab High event! With the Surf Ranch Pro now gone, packaged into terabytes and terabytes of neat, little media packages and social posts, wave pool contest fans have a wilder, hairier event to look forward to. The irreverent, cutting, not-so-sober entity of Stab magazine is launching an event at the BSR Sirf

(Almost) all you need to know about the Stab High event! With the Surf Ranch Pro now gone, packaged into ...Continue ›


stephaine gilmore surf ranch pro

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Surf Ranch Pro shakes up WSL format, CT ratings

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New School Pool Contest The WSL's innovative wave pool contest was run with a controversial new format that more closely resembled a snowboard halfpipe event than the traditional CT man-on-man surfing format. Typically sports fans don’t like change, and the internet was abuzz with creative expletives denouncing the event format and scoring as boring. Stab Magazine listed the ways the

New School Pool Contest The WSL's innovative wave pool contest was run with a controversial new format that more closely ...Continue ›


Waco wave pool with Carissa Moore boosting

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Waco wave pool air training with Carissa Moore

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Carissa Moore’s air game shines in this three-minute clip from Red Bull. Hawaiian Carissa Moore flew to Texas with coach Shane Beschen to perfect her aerial game at the BSR Surf Resort Waco wave pool. The 3X world champ had the luxury of hitting the same aquatic ramp over and over again to hone her boosting skills. “The goal is

Carissa Moore’s air game shines in this three-minute clip from Red Bull. Hawaiian Carissa Moore flew to Texas with coach ...Continue ›


wave pool contest photo

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Nacent wave pool contest scene grows with Surf Ranch Pro

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Kelly Slater's Wave Pool is the real winner as Lowers is replaced by Lemoore More Wave pool contests are coming. The WSL ran one in 1985 at the Allentown Pennsylvania wave pool which crowned the diminutive and determined Tom Carroll victor. Likewise, this century’s generation of surfing specific wave pools have seen a handful of events, rhe Red Bull Unleashed

Kelly Slater's Wave Pool is the real winner as Lowers is replaced by Lemoore More Wave pool contests are coming. ...Continue ›


Artists rendition of Surf Lakes hub technology

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The next big thing in wave pools: Surf Lakes’ hub system

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With the surf world's diminished attention spans lingering just a few moments on the latest morsel of digital wave pool candy (until the next big thing comes along of course), we thought now is a good time to explore what is to be the next big thing in wave pools. While BSR Surf Resort, Kelly’s Wave, the Wavegarden Cove others

With the surf world's diminished attention spans lingering just a few moments on the latest morsel of digital wave pool ...Continue ›


finalists celebrate the Surf Ranch

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Surf Ranch ramps: Quik Young Guns hit Kelly’s Wave

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Air section added to Kelly's wave pool for innovative event. Quiksilver’s inovative Young Guns competition opted for an unsalted final this year as four competitors, Samuel Pupo, Marco Mignot, Jett Schilling and Justin Becret hit Kelly’s surf ranch. The Surf Ranch, perhaps somewhat eclipsed by the Waco pool’s stellar ramps, added an air section. And, yes, the dreamy perfection of

Air section added to Kelly's wave pool for innovative event. Quiksilver’s inovative Young Guns competition opted for an unsalted final ...Continue ›


nico von lerchenfeld wall ride at Surf Snowdonia

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New tricks in a wave pool: wall ride at Surf Snowdonia

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Watch as Wavegarden’s original Lagoon technology becomes a skatepark of sorts as professional wakeboarder Nico von Lerchenfeld grabs a cable and gets towed through the pond to land some new tricks in a wave pool. In this case, it's the world's first wall ride. The German virtuoso ollies a wave from out the back and slides off the main wall

Watch as Wavegarden’s original Lagoon technology becomes a skatepark of sorts as professional wakeboarder Nico von Lerchenfeld grabs a cable ...Continue ›


Kelly Slater wave pool photo

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Slater Wave Pool clip one of the best POV edits ever

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Before Wavegarden alerted the world to its Cove technology and long before Surf Lakes' Australian centralized hub technology swelled our freshwater surf lust, the world was focused for months on the Kelly Slater wave pool (as it was known then) in Lemoore California. For weeks (maybe even a month, which is like, 109 in YouTube years) the surfing world was

Before Wavegarden alerted the world to its Cove technology and long before Surf Lakes' Australian centralized hub technology swelled our ...Continue ›


Tom Curren at the Kelly Slater Wave Pool

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Tom Curren Wave Pool clip matches duo perfections

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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 ›


Jo Dennison at Surf Snowdonia

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Meet Surf Snowdonia resident pro Jo Dennison

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When Surf Snowdonia openend up the first public wave pool with Wavegarden technology, Welsh champion Jo Dennison took the position as resident pro. Technically “Water Operations Manager” (but doesn’t ‘resident pro’ sound cooler?) it means she overseas everything that goes down in the Surf Snowdonia pool from surf instructor break times and live-saving diligence to ejecting kids for peeing. She’s

When Surf Snowdonia openend up the first public wave pool with Wavegarden technology, Welsh champion Jo Dennison took the position ...Continue ›



night surfing fullmoon

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Wave pool pluses include surfing at night

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As we see more wave pool night surfing one wonders if surfing in the dark disguises a wave pool’s shortcomings? The Oakley team circa 2013 got all disco and did a “night surf” (jazz hands for emphasis) edit complete with glowing lights long before the current new wave of pools had even dug their first trenches. Marquee team riders Adam

As we see more wave pool night surfing one wonders if surfing in the dark disguises a wave pool’s shortcomings? ...Continue ›


Sally Fitzgibbons in the desert

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Chlorine flashback with Sally Fitzgibbons in 2012

Television

So yeah, it does flow like a Red Bull advert but Sally throws a few air-reverses and fin-slides in this 2012 edit from long before the world had wave pool fever. Does Wadi Wadi hold a candle to Kelly’s? No, but it still looks plenty fun and Sally shows off her world-title contender flare.

So yeah, it does flow like a Red Bull advert but Sally throws a few air-reverses and fin-slides in this ...Continue ›


Surfrider Foundation International Surfing Day 2018

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International Surfing Day means hit the pool, watch your plastics

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On Saturday, June 16, 2018, the Surfrider Foundation and international affiliates will host events around the globe in celebration of the 14th International Surfing Day. The day is designed to raise awareness about the environmental threats facing the world's oceans. This year much of the ISD targets plastic in the ocean. “The Surfrider Foundation network of volunteers both around the

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Air drop by brett barley

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Wavepool TV: Whacking not wanking in Waco

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The crew from Superbrand lit up the newly minted pool in Waco this week and dropped a quick edit. Notably missing is Clay Marzo (still in OZ), but one has to wonder what a Clay session would look like deep in the heart of Texas. [video width="780" height="500" mp4="http://wavepoolmag.com/live/wp-content/uploads/Wacko-In-Waco.mp4"][/video]

The crew from Superbrand lit up the newly minted pool in Waco this week and dropped a quick edit. Notably ...Continue ›


Wave at BSR Cable Park in Waco Texas

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A First Timer’s Guide to New BSR WAVE POOL by Brett Barley

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East Coast goofyfoot and Pipeline Cinderella story Brett Barley takes us on a tour airport-to-pool through the new wavepool at the BSR Surf Ranch in Waco Texas. Get deep with Brett and go beyond the hyper-accelerated Insta clips lighting up the world.  Are your cutties so fierce you'll spray the pool's concrete wall? Is your airgame on point? How

East Coast goofyfoot and Pipeline Cinderella story Brett Barley takes us on a tour airport-to-pool through the new wavepool at ...Continue ›


Artist mock up for the NLand Surf Park design

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How to surf NLand’s wave pool with veteran journalist Scott Bass

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From tacos to takeoffs, Scott Bass explains how to surf the NLand wave pool and get the most out of America's first core wavepool,  in Austin Texas When I see a wave, I’m drawn to it. I mind surf it. I wonder about it. I want to ride it, and I imagine riding it. It doesn’t matter where I see

From tacos to takeoffs, Scott Bass explains how to surf the NLand wave pool and get the most out of ...Continue ›