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Lost, Pyzel and Slater Designs surfboards

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The best surfboard for the Wave Pool at Waco? Ask Noel Salas

Latest, User Guide

Surfboard shaman Noel Salas goes on a board bender in Waco testing out several new sleds from Lost, Pyzel, Aipa, Slater Designs and others. In the first two episodes of this 3-part road trip, Salas departs from his usual drilled-down metrics and analyzing to reconnect with the sheer joy of surfing. “My goal was to have fun,” says Salas of

Surfboard shaman Noel Salas goes on a board bender in Waco testing out several new sleds from Lost, Pyzel, Aipa, ...Continue ›


WavePoolMag SurfPlanner

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SurfPlanner Update: Coolum Kids, Canadians, Kiwis & Americans froth

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It’s an amazing time for unsalted surfing as Bristol and Melbourne have filled their tanks and are ready to crank out waves. While the world focuses their attention on these two big brands, it’s good to take note that there is much more going on right now in the global wave pool narrative. American Wave Machines in on a roll

It’s an amazing time for unsalted surfing as Bristol and Melbourne have filled their tanks and are ready to crank ...Continue ›


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Kelly Slater Wave Co project keeps growing on the Sunshine Coast

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New information emerged on the KSWCo facility slated for the Sunshine Coast at Coolum Beach including stadium seating and a $1.1Billion price tag. At the center of the project (besides the Kelly Slater Wave itself) would be a 20,000-seat spectator stadium built for surf fans to sit back and take in competitions including WSL qualifying events. Andrew Stark, WSL Australasia

New information emerged on the KSWCo facility slated for the Sunshine Coast at Coolum Beach including stadium seating and a ...Continue ›


Waco wave pool BSR Surf Resort

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Massive Meadowlands mall opening soon with PerfectSwell

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There have been heaps of whispers about a New Jersey Meadowlands wave pool for one full decade now. And this year the developers, American Dream, announced they would be including a 1.5-acre wave pool. The surf pool is just one component of a $5billion mega-mall that will be 45% retail shops and 55% amusement park. American Wave Machines' PerfectSwell tech

There have been heaps of whispers about a New Jersey Meadowlands wave pool for one full decade now. And this ...Continue ›


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Podcast explores depth of wave pool stories & personalities

Interviews, Podcasts

So often there’s much more to the wave pool story than can be said in print. While creating WavePoolMag and diving into this niche news cycle, we discovered a deep well of backstories to each personality dotting this fascinating landscape. These are stories too good to pass up. That’s why we’ve created the WavePoolMag Podcast. Hosted by South African journalist

So often there’s much more to the wave pool story than can be said in print. While creating WavePoolMag and ...Continue ›


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WavePoolMag Photographer Series Episode 2, Vic & crew at Snowdonia

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As wave pools expand across the globe, we're finding the art of surf photography keeps its footing within surf culture. No easy task, as wave pool surf photography could easily devolve into crass turnstile point-and-shoot. We fear the surfing equivalent of a rollercoaster drop-shot, those blurry TV monitor images you see exiting the ride. Consequently, we were a little apprehensive

As wave pools expand across the globe, we're finding the art of surf photography keeps its footing within surf culture. ...Continue ›


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Weekend water flow fills Urbnsurf Melbourne wave pool

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Urbnsurf announced this morning that they’ve filled their Wavegarden Cove lagoon in Melbourne. According to the report, it took four days of flowing water to fill the wave pool in Tullamarine adjacent Melbourne’s airport. “The fill started late on Friday evening after our dedicated crew had spent weeks testing, inspecting and cleaning our massive, 22,000 square meter Wavegarden Cove lagoon,”

Urbnsurf announced this morning that they’ve filled their Wavegarden Cove lagoon in Melbourne. According to the report, it took four ...Continue ›


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Latest Guide to surfing The Wave Bristol

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On the heels of The Wave filling up the pool and its much anticipated grand opening, the folks in Bristol announced hours, prices and a few extras recently. In addition to the nuts and bolts information you need for a session at The Wave, the innovative company debuted some creative ideas to help shape the future of inland surfing. Becoming

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jack robinson at wavegarden

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Jack Robinson checks out Cove’s sample platter

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At just 21 years of age, Jack Robinson has been blowing minds all over the world for more than a decade, especially in waves that put fear in even the most experienced surf aficionados. "When we heard that he was in the Basque Country and keen for a session at Wavegarden, we didn't hesitate to invite him to our demo

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Tru Sterling at Surf Lakes

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That other kid in the water at Surf Lakes

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During Surf Lakes' second round of testing, we saw waves surfed by the company's ambassadors like Occy's son Jay. But observers noticed another kid surfing the slabby peaks. Tru Starling made the trek from Narrabeen way, way north to Yeppoon to check out the wave pool during th same session that saw a dazzling split peak by Occy and Jay

During Surf Lakes' second round of testing, we saw waves surfed by the company's ambassadors like Occy's son Jay. But ...Continue ›


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New Tech: For $200K you can have your own wave pool

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While most of the world’s surfers know brand names Wavegarden, Surf Lakes and American Wave Machines, Walter Bennett and his company Swellspot have flown under the radar these past few years. The soft-spoken Virginia entrepreneur is a veteran in the wave pool game, having been baptised in wave production roughly a dozen years ago. First appearing in a few artist

While most of the world’s surfers know brand names Wavegarden, Surf Lakes and American Wave Machines, Walter Bennett and his ...Continue ›


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American Wave Machines to power desert wave pool

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The Thermal Beach Club is back on the wave pool map after receiving approval from Riverside County this week. The planned development in the Coachella Valley would have bungalows, villas, residences, a club house/restaruant, surrounding swim pool and bar all surrounding a state-of-the-art American Wave Machines wave pool. Known as the Thermal Beach Club, the project by WhiteStar Development LLC

The Thermal Beach Club is back on the wave pool map after receiving approval from Riverside County this week. The ...Continue ›


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(The Wave) pool is filled – first waves to roll out in October

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If you coughed up the dough to The Wave project in Bristol during the past decade as part of their Crowdfunding campaign, well now it’s payoff time. Today The Wave announced their lagoon is filled and ready to test. The team will fire off a few sets when October rolls around (which is next week.) Nick Hounsfield posted on Instagram,

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kelly's wave

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Australia to build Kelly’s Wave on the Sunshine Coast

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The World Surf League issued a press release to non-endemic media platforms this week announcing they are planning to bring their Surf Ranch venue, Kelly Slater Wave System technology, to the Sunshine Coast of Australia. The main talking points on the press release pointed out that the new wave pool will provide Olympic training for Aussie athletes and pump tourist

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Wavegarden Cove at Britannia Beach

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Canadian Cove seeks home dead center between slopes and big city

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A new wave pool is being planned for the wild and woolly shores of Canada. The new surf spot will be relatively close to both Vancouver Island’s thriving surf scene (anchored around surf spots Tofino Bay and Jordan River) and the cosmopolitan crush of Vancouver. South Britannia Beach, just 45 minutes north of Vancouver, is expecting a Wavegarden Cove at

A new wave pool is being planned for the wild and woolly shores of Canada. The new surf spot will ...Continue ›


Surf Lakes planned for the Midlands

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Second Surf Lakes wave pool planned for England

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This week the Surf X Inland Surfing project debuted to the world, shaking up the middle part of England and the European wave pool sphere simultaneously. This project splits from the current Wavegarden Cove craze that is populating the globe (30 projects planned to date) and banks its future on the Surf Lakes technology - that giant plunger in the

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owen wright at the cove

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The Wave puts out call for first session – You in?

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The Wave has launched a search for people to appear in its first line-up. The team at The Wave is calling on people to nominate someone with an inspiring story who they think deserves to surf the first public waves this autumn.  “I’m often asked who is going to ride the first waves and people assume it will be me,”

The Wave has launched a search for people to appear in its first line-up. The team at The Wave is ...Continue ›


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Is this what a wave pool addiction looks like?

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Symptoms. Signs. Warnings. It all started with a blurry photo of a clear plastic back full of brightly colored wristbands. The image showed up in an Instagram DM and soon we began to unpack the story: Two years that included 140 sessions, 2,000 expert waves and roughly 200 cumulative hours driving through the Texas heat. “I recently saw that someone

Symptoms. Signs. Warnings. It all started with a blurry photo of a clear plastic back full of brightly colored wristbands. ...Continue ›


wavefoil at snowdonia

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Can you patent a hunk of metal that runs down a track?

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If you can replicate Pipeline, Rincon and Snapper Rocks, more power to you. The earth won’t strong-arm you with a sealed cease and desist order. Humans, however, love to do that kind of thing. As wave pool designs proliferate there’s bound to be some stepping on of toes and lines crossed, as well as just plain blatant rip-offs. But how

If you can replicate Pipeline, Rincon and Snapper Rocks, more power to you. The earth won’t strong-arm you with a ...Continue ›


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Lakey Peterson & Gabriel Medina crowned Kelly’s queen and king

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Lakey Peterson and Gabriel Medina won the World Surf League (WSL) Freshwater Pro on Saturday, besting their respective fields at the Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California. Peterson's and Medina’s wins put the 2019 World Title race in full swing. The 2019 CT will not only decide the prestigious World Title but will also determine who from the world’s elite will

Lakey Peterson and Gabriel Medina won the World Surf League (WSL) Freshwater Pro on Saturday, besting their respective fields at ...Continue ›


Griffin Colapinto

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What board designs are working at the Surf Ranch?

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After watching the opening day of the Freshwater pro it became clear that some pros had equipment that worked (Gabriel and Johanne for sure) and others who didn’t. There was a lot of nose-poking and rail digging - even by the King himself. So what works? Some surfers went so far as to use a different board on the right

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Langenfeld wave pool

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Standing wave pools central to rapid surf league tour

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Under sunny skies with 500 spectators looking on, Rosina Neuerer and Nicolas Marusa won the final event of the Pure SurfCamps Rapid Surf League tour which took place on the Unit Wave Pool in Langenfeld, Germany. The last event of the tour saw Marusa move on to claim the overall men’s title while Laura Haustein took the overall women’s title.

Under sunny skies with 500 spectators looking on, Rosina Neuerer and Nicolas Marusa won the final event of the Pure ...Continue ›


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Retro clip cool: 2008, the year of promise and the great recession

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Are we deep enough into the wave pool blitz to have a nostalgia movement yet? 2008 was a crucial juncture in human-made wave development. Kelly Slater and Greg Webber tussled with their respective designs and the world’s largest surf shop, Ron Jons, was in the midst of an Orlando pool build. At the height of it all was this four-minute

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12-15 expert waves per-surfer per-hour at full-size Cove

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Urbnsurf Melbourne recently went into more detail about the three different surf zones in their upcoming two-hectare Wavegarden Cove facility. The Melbourne breaks will be divided up into beginner, intermediate and advanced. Company CEO Andrew Ross also offered some numbers for upcoming surf sessions saying there will be max 18 surfers on the each side of the central Cove pier

Urbnsurf Melbourne recently went into more detail about the three different surf zones in their upcoming two-hectare Wavegarden Cove facility. ...Continue ›


jay occhilupo at Surf Lakes

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Television: Jay Occhilupo attempts wave pool slab

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Son of Occy and Qld Junior champion, Jay Occhilupo takes on a wave pool slab known as The Island, at the Surf Lakes R&D facility. The son of legendary goofy foot Mark Occhilupo, Jay donned helmet and moxie to attempt the drop without much luck. He then moved over to Occy's Peak to try out the right hander, with more

Son of Occy and Qld Junior champion, Jay Occhilupo takes on a wave pool slab known as The Island, at ...Continue ›