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From Coal to Coves: Former English industrial & mining towns turn to wave pools

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Manchester, in the northwest of England, has been approved to receive the country’s next wave pool. While Deal, Kent in the southeast, once England’s busiest port town and host of a former coal mine, is expected to formally submit plans for a surf tub and associated hotel early next year. Manchester - Modern Surf Manchester was a hub of the

Manchester, in the northwest of England, has been approved to receive the country’s next wave pool. While Deal, Kent in ...Continue ›


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How one 14-year-old-grom’s wave pool training is leading to big things

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Fourteen-year-old Erin Brooks made Insta-fame recently with a series of innovative punts in Waco including a jaw-dropping one-footed air and a Kerrupt flip. But the wonder grom and standout at the latest Stab High Ladybirds event, has been slowly climbing the technical ladder in aerial surfing for a few years now. Her training has taken her to new heights in

Fourteen-year-old Erin Brooks made Insta-fame recently with a series of innovative punts in Waco including a jaw-dropping one-footed air and ...Continue ›


Surf longer tips

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Form a healthy post-surfing routine with these practices

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The moment has come and many of us are finally getting the chance to get back in the water and surf. However, surf coach Cahill Bell-Warren warns that a lengthy lull means you’ll likely be overwhelmed by the experience again, with mistakes and fatigue you haven’t experienced since the first day you surfed. So to let your body readjust, you’ll need to

The moment has come and many of us are finally getting the chance to get back in the water and ...Continue ›


oahu standing wave pool

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The LineUp at Wai Kai targets mid 2022 opening

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Wai Kai issued an update this week detailing progress on the wave pool and its amenities planned for southwest Oahu. Former world number two ranked surfer Shane Beschen dropped to visit the construction site. "It's incredible to see the vision turning into reality,” said Beschen, who is collaborating on the development of the Wai Kai Wave. “This is going to

Wai Kai issued an update this week detailing progress on the wave pool and its amenities planned for southwest Oahu. ...Continue ›


surf ranch longboard wave pool contest

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Surf Ranch finds sweet spot with WSL longboard event

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Honolua Blomfield and Edouard Delpero claimed respective victories at the Cuervo Surf Ranch Classic in beautiful form. The prevailing winds seen on Day 1 gave way to clean conditions throughout Finals Day as Blomfield and Delpero put on a show to secure big wins. This result gives both victors 10,000 valuable points toward the rankings and their hunt for a

Honolua Blomfield and Edouard Delpero claimed respective victories at the Cuervo Surf Ranch Classic in beautiful form. The prevailing winds ...Continue ›


wave pool cabo san lucas

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Unit Surf Pool to build 16meter wide wave in Baja

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A 1200-acre development in Los Cabos, Baja California Mexico will break ground on its first phase of construction this month, October 2021. Included in this initial phase is the world’s largest Unit Surf Pool that will be open to the public in Fall 2022. The new development, spearheaded by Sean Doyle, is named after the beloved native coastal shrub, Damiana.

A 1200-acre development in Los Cabos, Baja California Mexico will break ground on its first phase of construction this month, ...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 ›


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Surf Park Summit panel explores surfing’s evolution

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Sean Penn recently mentioned running into his inspiration for the salted and fried Jeff Spicoli character he brought to life in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Penn’s work in the film simultaneously hit the nail on the head - we all know a dude like that - while also helping cement the surfer stereotype. But does that portrayal, almost 40

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Three tales of wave pool woe and perseverance in COVID times

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International travel is down but staycations are up - how wave pools are navigating the business end during the ebbs and flows of an international pandemic. We spoke to surf park operators on three separate continents to find out how COVID is affecting their surf park business Regardless of your location on this blue planet, or your political/scientific beliefs, the

International travel is down but staycations are up - how wave pools are navigating the business end during the ebbs ...Continue ›


wave pool surf brand

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Volcom’s wave-pool obsessed designer kicks off their own brand

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So, wave pool-themed T-Shirts is a thing now. Brands include Lemoore Surf Club, the Palm Springs Surf Club and the highly visible Country Club Surf Club. All three brands are running hot on social channels and in select retail outlets fuelled by the unique juxtaposition of the shaggy surf aesthetic with private club exclusivity. It’s a brave new world out

So, wave pool-themed T-Shirts is a thing now. Brands include Lemoore Surf Club, the Palm Springs Surf Club and the ...Continue ›


Title: Ka’ana Wave Co announces manufacturing partnership to deliver innovative wave-making system

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Ka’ana Wave Co enters production deal with AdvanTec

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This week Ka’ana Wave Co. formally announced an agreement with leading manufacturer AdvanTec Global Innovations Inc. The partnership gives Ka’ana the resources required to rapidly scale up manufacturing to provide global service and support for their CM7-Series installations. Ka’ana’s first CM7-Medium-wave machine, capable of producing a variety of deep-water, stationary waves, is already in production with the legacy marine engineering

This week Ka’ana Wave Co. formally announced an agreement with leading manufacturer AdvanTec Global Innovations Inc. The partnership gives Ka’ana ...Continue ›


Andrew Ross at Urbnsurf 2019

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Cove Wars: Bristol vs. Melbourne – who was first?

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Competition in the wave pool space. At first, it wasn’t really a thing. The first wave pool opened to the public was Big Surf in Tempe Arizona in 1969. The next wave pool of the new surf-focused generation didn't start pumping until 46 years later when Adventure Parc Snowdonia in Northern Wales opened on August 1, 2015. Then in 2016,

Competition in the wave pool space. At first, it wasn’t really a thing. The first wave pool opened to the ...Continue ›


smaller wave pool

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Wave pool company Westlake banking on the family surf set

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When it comes to media and surfing these days it’s all about gargantuan airs, the largest waves and longest barrels. Along with a few spine-tingling and face slapping wipeouts to really round out the experience. It’s all epic achievements and entertaining fails. But where’s the middle ground that most of us actually inhabit on the performance index? Wave pools are

When it comes to media and surfing these days it’s all about gargantuan airs, the largest waves and longest barrels. ...Continue ›


honokea invest

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Oahu wave pool project finds unique investment classification

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The $72million Honokea development, wedged between Oahu's Westside and bustling South Shore, announced more Opportunity Zone funding details this week. The project sits in an Opportunity Zone near Kalaeloa Airport, an area at the center of city and state revitalization efforts. Classified as a low-income community, officials and developers are offering unique investment incentives to attract funding. A recently passed

The $72million Honokea development, wedged between Oahu's Westside and bustling South Shore, announced more Opportunity Zone funding details this week. ...Continue ›


adaptive surfing wave pool

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How core are you? Fabrizio Passetti made his own artificial leg so he could surf

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With so much emphasis on adaptive surfing and wave pools, it's easy to get the impression that any surfing amputee can do it. But, there are so many things that enter the equation beyond sheer drive and determination. You have to find the right equipment for one, which means being equal parts athlete and inventor. Many prosthetics are simply designed

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wave pool at wisemans ferry

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Television: Wisemans Ferry and Surf Loch details

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Yes, it's a promotional video, but if you filter it through critical thinking, you can learn heaps about Wisemans Ferry Surf Lodge and Surf Loch without choking on advertorial. We were stoked to be sent this clip and discover how Surf Loch's dual peak setup will actually work at the 24-caisson design. We also discovered why the surf at Wiseman's

Yes, it's a promotional video, but if you filter it through critical thinking, you can learn heaps about Wisemans Ferry ...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 ›


wave pool predictions

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Futuregazing: What will the wave pool space look like in 2031?

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Predictions, Trends & Questions For The Coming Decade Of Wave Pools. Heading towards the latter part of 2021 there are currently more than a hundred wave pools around the world in planning stages, the midst of land acquisition or under construction. But despite the millions of dollars being poured into these projects, how many will be completed? Will wave pools

Predictions, Trends & Questions For The Coming Decade Of Wave Pools. Heading towards the latter part of 2021 there are ...Continue ›


surf lakes podcast

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Podcast: Aaron Trevis on the state of Surf Lakes five years in

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Aaron Trevis has been tinkering away for well more than five years on Surf Lakes. He built small 1:25 and 1:10 prototypes of the plunger to see if the idea could work. It did. Fast forward to today and licensing has been fast with Surf Lakes selling territories in Hawaii, China, the US, and elsewhere. In all, the company says

Aaron Trevis has been tinkering away for well more than five years on Surf Lakes. He built small 1:25 and ...Continue ›


layne beachley for urbnsurf

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Layne Beachley hops on board as Urbnsurf intensifies expansion

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Urbnsurf announced today the appointment of seven-time world champion and current Chair of Surfing Australia, Layne Beachley to the board of directors. The champ is joined by the former CEO of Impact Investing Nigel Allfrey. The move comes after both Beachley and Allfrey participated in Urbnsurf’s raising of $55million in capital to fund the group’s next wave pool in Sydney.

Urbnsurf announced today the appointment of seven-time world champion and current Chair of Surfing Australia, Layne Beachley to the board ...Continue ›


perth wave pool by wavegarden

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Perth wave park gets green light from State Government

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Aventuur has today been named by the Western Australian Government as the winners in the push to build a wave pool in Perth. The $80 million proposal was selected via a competitive bidding process put forth by the gov't and involved several departments and agencies across tourism, sport, lands, planning and transport. The next-generation wave park will be the largest

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best wave pool surfboard

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Surfboards for wave pools: What works and what doesn’t

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The best surfboard for a wave pool will be made with lighter, stronger materials and tend to be shorter in length with more rocker, as well as curve in the template. A touch more foam for all that paddling is a good option as well. Below are guidelines from some of the best shapers in the world. The best surfboards

The best surfboard for a wave pool will be made with lighter, stronger materials and tend to be shorter in ...Continue ›


artist rendering of wave pool tech

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The Big List: 20 Wave Pool Technologies and How They Work

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How Do Wave Pools Work? There are several wave pool technologies on the market today that create surf with plows, paddles, levers, plungers and pneumatic systems. These devices are controlled by sophisticated software and motors. When activated in sequence they displace water to produce waves in the desired height or shape. Wave Technology Companies Today Include: The Kelly Slater Wave

How Do Wave Pools Work? There are several wave pool technologies on the market today that create surf with plows, ...Continue ›


surf art wave pools

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Alex Kilauano: When surf culture collides with art

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Alex Kilauano kept deflecting our attempts to call him an artist. “I wouldn’t say I’m an artist” he told us more than once. But we kept pushing - probably due to all those years spent at Uni and our obsession with wanting to be cool and edgy. But from where we're sitting, art is a big deal. It makes tangible

Alex Kilauano kept deflecting our attempts to call him an artist. “I wouldn’t say I’m an artist” he told us ...Continue ›


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England welcomes latest wave pool plan

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The Dorset wave pool is part of a development project by W H White called the Brocks Pine which would sit in the heart of Avon Heath Country Park and use Wavegarden Cove technology A new wave pool proposal is being pitched in Dorset, England just north of Bournemouth International Airport. The current plan is to build a Wavegarden Cove

The Dorset wave pool is part of a development project by W H White called the Brocks Pine which would ...Continue ›