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Global Surf Parks signs on to open Surf Lakes Yeppoon to the public

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Wave pool development and operations company, Global Surf Ops Pty Ltd T/A Global Surf Parks (GSP), has signed an agreement with Surf Lakes International, to rebuild the existing Surf Lakes Yeppoon research and development site and include significant development so that it may be open to the public. The site, located midway between Rockhampton and Yeppoon, has been in use

Wave pool development and operations company, Global Surf Ops Pty Ltd T/A Global Surf Parks (GSP), has signed an agreement ...Continue ›


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Who won the 2022 Surf Park Awards? Full results here

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The results from the 2022 Surf Park Awards are in after the finalists and winners were announced at this year’s Surf Park Summit. This year’s award was a submission contest with a written explanation and a video highlighting one of three categories that are defining the future of surfing and the wave pool industry. A group of surf industry leaders,

The results from the 2022 Surf Park Awards are in after the finalists and winners were announced at this year’s ...Continue ›


shaun hutchinson of urbnsurf

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Employee of the Month: Shaun Hutchinson at Urbnsurf

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Shaun Hutchinson is Group Operations Manager at Urbnsurf. We met when WavePoolMag toured the Melbourne site this year. He's super busy, as you'd expect, but we love South African accents so we kept calling him on WhatsApp just to hear his voice. Most of the time Shaun was tucked back in the office redlining in the tasks department. Despite this,

Shaun Hutchinson is Group Operations Manager at Urbnsurf. We met when WavePoolMag toured the Melbourne site this year. He's super ...Continue ›


team senegal at epicsurf in new york

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Senegal’s 2024 Olympic hopefuls kick off qualification at EpicSurf

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In mid-September, the Senegal Surfing Federation’s six-person team and four coaches flew across the Atlantic from Dakar to New York. The group was en route to the International Surfing Association (ISA) World Games, which ran September 17-24, and was the first qualifying event for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Team Senegal wasn’t there for sightseeing, but for waves. And not just

In mid-September, the Senegal Surfing Federation’s six-person team and four coaches flew across the Atlantic from Dakar to New York. ...Continue ›


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EpicSurf receives Surf Park Award for Democratizing Access

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The EpicSurf deep water stationary surf wave by Aquatic Development Group (ADG) has received the Surf Park Award for “Democratizing Access to Waves for More People.” The award was presented at this year’s Surf Park Summit in San Diego, CA , where EpicSurf exhibited and participated as an acting sponsor. Hosted annually by Surf Park Central, the Summit connects industry

The EpicSurf deep water stationary surf wave by Aquatic Development Group (ADG) has received the Surf Park Award for “Democratizing ...Continue ›


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Alaïa Open Winter Cup kicks off soon

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The Alaïa Open Winter Cup is back and will take place from November 4th to the 6th, 2022. For this year's edition, the city of Sion, the capital of the Valais region, will see surfers from all over Switzerland and the rest of the world compete on the waves of Alaïa Bay in water temperatures below 10°C. This event can

The Alaïa Open Winter Cup is back and will take place from November 4th to the 6th, 2022. For this ...Continue ›


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Surf Lakes to land in Austin, lure area surfers and nearby Tesla employees

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Surf Lakes announced a licensing deal for a new project in Austin Texas. The company said this will be the biggest surf park development in the world to date. At the center will be a 12-acre Surf Lake surrounded by a beach, boardwalks, restaurants, hotels, retail shopping and residency. It's part of the 400 acre ‘Pura Vida’ high adventure community

Surf Lakes announced a licensing deal for a new project in Austin Texas. The company said this will be the ...Continue ›


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New Smyrna Florida project moves to Edgewater, eyes November construction

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American Wave Machines announced that land development and construction planning has begun on its PerfectSwell Edgewater project in Florida, US. Initially, the project was envisioned as a New Smyrna Beach development but was relocated four miles south to a location close to the I-95 corridor in the City of Edgewater. The company said the move was to accommodate a larger

American Wave Machines announced that land development and construction planning has begun on its PerfectSwell Edgewater project in Florida, US. ...Continue ›


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WavePoolMag Photographer Series: Travis de Clifford

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During WavePoolMag's recent trip through Australia, we met Travis de Clifford, an affable bloke who can be found most work days adjacent the lifeguard tower at Urbnsurf. He was shooting a beginner session. I mentioned that it must be easy, just point and shoot at someone wide-stancing it to the shore. But I learned that's not really the case. "They're

During WavePoolMag's recent trip through Australia, we met Travis de Clifford, an affable bloke who can be found most work ...Continue ›


boa vista wave pool

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New clip dishes more deets on full-size Boa Vista surf tank

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PerfectSwell launched a new clip showing the now Instagram-famous Boa Vista wave pool commissioned by developers JHSF. According to PerfectSwell, it’s the company’s “longest, biggest, and most varied wave menu yet." Set to a backdrop of heavy construction, the six-minute video also shows off a new "double rider" setting where two separate waves launch from opposite ends of the pool

PerfectSwell launched a new clip showing the now Instagram-famous Boa Vista wave pool commissioned by developers JHSF. According to PerfectSwell, ...Continue ›


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Crest Surf Clubs brand launches, eyes Long Island as first venue

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Long Islanders Chris and Brett Portera announced the launch of Crest Surf Clubs: a members-only social club with a state-of-the-art wave venue. The $35 million project, which was originally named Long Island Surf Park, will now be called Crest New York. “We are thrilled that, after seven years, we now have our approvals, our expert team, and our first site

Long Islanders Chris and Brett Portera announced the launch of Crest Surf Clubs: a members-only social club with a state-of-the-art ...Continue ›


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Surf Park Awards name judging panel

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Surf Park Central announced this year’s panel of judges for the 2022 Surf Park Awards. The annual awards ceremony is the closing event of Surf Park Summit, and it highlights the best of the growing surf park industry. This year, companies and organizations related to creating, operating or working with human-made waves submitted applications fitting in line with three categories:

Surf Park Central announced this year’s panel of judges for the 2022 Surf Park Awards. The annual awards ceremony is ...Continue ›


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Fort Pierce Florida adds rapid wave pool to planned surf park development

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Situated between Miami and Orlando, the Koa Bay project announced the addition of a Unit surf pool this week. The development is a total of 200 acres planned for residential, hospitality, retail, restaurants, and recreational amenities. The most notable amenity being one of the World’s largest surf parks under development with two wave technology suppliers announced Wavegarden and UNIT Surf

Situated between Miami and Orlando, the Koa Bay project announced the addition of a Unit surf pool this week. The ...Continue ›


HTX Surf park

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Stoked: Core Houston surfers (and the rest of the city) to get big ass Wavegarden Cove

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Beach Street Development went public this week with the HTX Surf project in Northeast Houston. The project will feature a Wavegarden Cove set within 15 acres of surrounding amenities. Houston has a core surf community with most surfers opting to go to the Gulf Coast for the occasional session or driving a few hours to the Waco pool. HTX Surf

Beach Street Development went public this week with the HTX Surf project in Northeast Houston. The project will feature a ...Continue ›


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Endless Surf says that arriving late to the surf party has its benefits

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Water park pioneer White Water West has been around for a long time. Longer, in fact, than any of today’s elite tour surfers have even been alive. But Endless Surf, its dynamic-wave-making subsidiary, is a relatively new kid on the wave-pool block.  The company, which has its first project underway in Munich, broke onto the scene in 2020, smack in

Water park pioneer White Water West has been around for a long time. Longer, in fact, than any of today’s ...Continue ›


Kit Sidwell, engineer at surf lakes

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The subtleties you don’t see in the Surf Lakes plunger system

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We love the Surf Lakes system. It resonates with surfers. It's simple. Painfully simple. Yet, it's complex. It's kind of like the wave pool equivalent of that other Australian export, AC/DC - big, dumb rock'n'roll that just works on three chords. The plunger could even be compared conceptually to a stack of Marshall amplifiers sending out joy in a different

We love the Surf Lakes system. It resonates with surfers. It's simple. Painfully simple. Yet, it's complex. It's kind of ...Continue ›


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Reminder: Surf Park Summit launches on Sunday

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We are just days away from the start of Surf Park Summit 2022. The exclusive event is the leading networking and insider meeting for the future of the surf industry. Experts in human-made wave creation will meet with big name surfing legends at this year’s event to discuss how to create successful surf parks and bring waves to new corners

We are just days away from the start of Surf Park Summit 2022. The exclusive event is the leading networking ...Continue ›


jessica mahoney of surf park summit

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Industry: Jessica Mahoney on the Future of Surf Park Central

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When Jessica Mahoney sat down to discuss the 2022 Surf Park Summit, she was tucked into the corner of a casino conference hall. She’d only been in her job as COO of Surf Park Central for a few weeks, but she was already on the road, at a trade show in Las Vegas. Our virtual hallway meeting, it turns out,

When Jessica Mahoney sat down to discuss the 2022 Surf Park Summit, she was tucked into the corner of a ...Continue ›


Perth Surf Park renderings

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Perth’s $100million surf park moves forward, eyes 2025 launch

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The largest surf park in the Southern Hemisphere is one step closer to opening today after global surf park developer Aventuur submitted its Development Application (DA) for the Perth Surf Park. The $100m surf park is set to become a major tourism, sporting and entertainment precinct for Perth. Delivering surfing, wellness and cultural experiences, the development is expected to welcome

The largest surf park in the Southern Hemisphere is one step closer to opening today after global surf park developer ...Continue ›


Marin debris at center of new art exhibit

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Marine debris at center of new art exhibit

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The bottom of the world's wave pools are a lost and found basket of surfboard fins, wristbands, ear plugs, chunks of wax... you name it. Fortunately, it's pretty easy to clean up come closing time. But what about this debris at the bottom of some of the world's most famous surf breaks? After a storied career lifeguarding in Hawaii, Mark

The bottom of the world's wave pools are a lost and found basket of surfboard fins, wristbands, ear plugs, chunks ...Continue ›


woman with face covering at surf lesson

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Two coaches share insights into the other women’s surf movement

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In women's surfing, the media lens is generally trained on Steph's latest title run or Erin Brooks doing some tweaked-out air in Waco. This is just the very tip of the women's surfing pyramid. Beyond today's pros there are legions of other women who simply want to feel comfortable in the surf - adult learners, desk jockeys, adaptive surfers, the

In women's surfing, the media lens is generally trained on Steph's latest title run or Erin Brooks doing some tweaked-out ...Continue ›


The Wave CEO Nick Hounsfield

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Case Study: Do wave pool CEOs get to surf solo?

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A button built to summon swell is what a surfer's dreams are made of. Like lab rats lured to a dopamine hit, is this god-like availability of waves a case of gluttonous celebration for wave pool CEOs? Or has it simply turned into an overburdening workplace, becoming somewhere to escape from, instead of to? Being a CEO is a massive

A button built to summon swell is what a surfer's dreams are made of. Like lab rats lured to a ...Continue ›


wavegarden water treatment

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Industry: Wavegarden launches water treatment system

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Wavegarden ́has launched the first bespoke water treatment system that has been 100% designed, built and tested for artificial surfing lagoons. The system is incorporated in Wavegarden ́s technology package for all installations. The company's R&D on water treatment dates back to 2014, when Wavegarden ́s focus shifted from not only creating waves, but also hygienic water. The system was

Wavegarden ́has launched the first bespoke water treatment system that has been 100% designed, built and tested for artificial surfing ...Continue ›


wavepoolmag podcast episode 22

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Alternative wave pool construction with Myrtha and Endless Surf

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In this episode, Paul Chutter of Endless Surf and Roberto Colletto of Myrtha Pools dive into how they are changing the process of wave pool construction. Myrtha uses a pre-fab steel-and-pvc technique that simplifies the wave pool building process and reduces project time. Too good to be true? Give it a listen and find out...

In this episode, Paul Chutter of Endless Surf and Roberto Colletto of Myrtha Pools dive into how they are changing ...Continue ›


Chris Hemsworth at Surf Lakes wave pool

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Shooting Thor and Occy at the world’s most surreal wave pool

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Freelance photographer/videographer Elke Mai got the call up to shoot Chris Hemsworth and Mark Occhilupo during a recent demo day at Surf Lakes in Yeppoon. The wave at Surf Lakes is surreal enough, but mix in the likes of Thor (with family in tow), Occy's serendipitous ramblings and it's, well, there's a lot to unpack there. "It was cool to

Freelance photographer/videographer Elke Mai got the call up to shoot Chris Hemsworth and Mark Occhilupo during a recent demo day ...Continue ›