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lewis hamilton loves wave pools

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It’s kinda weird, but Lewis Hamilton loves wave pools

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We've got video evidence of Lewis Hamilton in Lemoore, Melbourne and most recently, Waco. And we can't figure out what's going on. This we do know: He is called the Billion Dollar Man, or simply King. He’s often compared that other fast-twitch-muscle-fiber anomaly in the world of sports named Kelly Slater. Lewis owns seven Formula1 world championships to Kelly’s 11

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After helping flood victims, The Mad Hueys go for a night surf

Television

The Mad Hueys crew were one of the first to boat aid to towns cut off from the rest of the world during Australia's worst-ever flooding. It was the kind of sober scene we’re growing accustomed to during increasing natural disasters. The brand’s social media channels briefly halted its usual fare of boating fails, surf slams and images of team

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Endless Surf operating settings

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Endless Surf offers more insight into system with latest video

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Endless Surf launches its latest corporate video detailing the ins and outs of its technology. For a world eagerly seeking more information on their brand of wave pool, this latest clip provides a deep dive into metrics and advantages while telling the product story through interviews with the people bringing this innovative system to light. “With over 40 years of

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Ace Buchan joins Aventuur

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Ace Buchan named surf and sustainability director at Aventuur

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Aventuur announced this week that CT stalwart Adrian “Ace”’ Buchan has joined their growing team. Ace will fulfill the role of Director of Surf and Sustainability. Ace’s position will oversee the sustainability aspects of upcoming Aventuur projects and help ensure their wave parks are in line with surfing’s environmental ethos. Aventuure currently has projects in Perth, Queensland, Northern NSW, New

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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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bsr changes name to waco surf in 2022

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Find out why BSR changed its name to Waco Surf

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Today, after two years of transition, BSR Surf Resort is now officially Waco Surf and open for the 2022 season. Guiding the transition from a wave tank with minimal amenities to a more sophisticated user experience has been Mike Schwaab, (not to be confused with Michael Schwab of Kelly's technology and Coral Mountain.) Mike's an energetic character who addresses us

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Pope blesses wave pool

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Saying goodbye to the world’s first surf park – Arizona’s Big Surf

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Welcome. Please be seated. We’re gathered here today not to mourn a loss but to celebrate a life well-lived - one of countless waves and good times. And, yes, there was that one time the Pope blessed our beloved wave pool. And it was with a slew of sad emoji faces on our devices that we learned of the closure

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international women's day at urbnsurf

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What wave pools are doing for International Women’s Day

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To those watching the CT event in Portugal right now, you may have noticed the names of trailblazing women athletes laminated onto the back of the competitors’ jerseys. It’s part of the World Surf League’s way to honor International Women’s Day on March 8. So we wanted to ask, "what are wave pools doing to recognize this day?" In a

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wave pool investment advice

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Is it worth it? The risks and rewards of wave pool investment

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Here's what to expect if you are considering investing in a wave pool. We spell out the risks, rewards and explore whether there's such a thing as a "sure bet." What does it take for a wave pool to get up and running? Dreams and daring help, sure. But mostly it's money. Lots of it. This means major investors with

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giovanni piro alaia bay

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Employee of the Month: Giovanni Piro of Alaia Bay

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Giovanni Piro is a tall affable man with an air of seriousness that is totally out of place at a wave pool. It isn’t until I watch him work, traversing the grounds at Alaia Bay and ping-ponging between employees delivering instructions that I realize it's the job that requires seriousness. I mean, on one hand, it’s just surfing. Fun, wet,

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urbnsurf lifeguard tower close

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Ocean experts, Bondi Rescue star to descend upon Urbnsurf

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In what is likely to be the world’s first national lifeguard conference to be held at a wave park, the Australian Professional Ocean Lifeguard Association (APOLA) has advised that its 25th annual Conference will be held at Urbnsurf Melbourne Australia.Set to welcome leading ocean safety experts from around Australia on the 5th and 6th of May 2022, among those presenting

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Firewire artificial wave technology, or AWT wave pool surfboard construction

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Firewire launches Artificial Wave Technology boardbuild, partners with Awayco

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Surfboards are beautiful. We’ve all lusted after and coveted a model from time to time. For many of us, chasing the perfect board is as obsession-ridden as chasing perfect waves. But finding a craft which is as fine-tuned as it is ding-resilient, well, that’s a tough nut to crack - terrible pun wholly intended.  Wave pools are tougher on surfboards

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wave pool travel : image shows kolohe andino in the tube at Surf Stadium Japan

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The Wave Pool Whisperers – What professional surf coaches really think of wave pools

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In sports coaching it’s not too difficult to get close to an athlete/participant, watch and record their moves and interrupt them for tips and advice. Football, tennis, golf, swimming, baseball, easy done. And then there’s surfing.Unless a surfer is listening to a coach through a waterproof headset (as Ken Bradshaw and 7x world surf champ Layne Beachley did for a

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wet dripping feet at The Wave

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Wave Pool Reviews by You: The Wave with Nick and Hannah

User Guide

Search “wave pool” through social platforms and you’ll find a hive of influencers and pros claiming “best pool ever.” But what about us mortal surfers who have to trade hard-earned currency for a crack at perfect waves. We might feel differently after sinking a day’s wage for some surf time. Doesn’t our opinion count? Sure there is Trip Advisor, but

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wave pool projects that will succeed

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Celebrating the latest round of wave pool project superstars

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Our Surf Planner is Dead Wrong. Sorry. We have created the most comprehensive wave pool map on the planet with more than 100 projects listed. But it’s not accurate. Some listings are a decade old and spawned by nothing more than a $100 spend on renderings from a Fiverr art student then paired with empty investment return promises. It’s a

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Sound Off: Pro and Con for the Coral Mountain project

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Before people took to making inflammatory statements in ALL CAPS on Twitter, there was the tradition of the letters to the editor where subscribers could submit their thoughts on any given subject. While 10% of the letters often came from Flat Earth enthusiasts and alien abductees, the other 90% were most often concerns about community projects (put a stop sign

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Do we need a LinkedIn for the wave pool space? Yes.

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The 100+ wave pools opening in the next decade need to be staffed by qualified candidates, often times these are employees with deeper expertise than simple hospitality services work. To meet the growing demand, several companies are launching wave pool dedicated platforms to connect the right candidate with the right position. Malakye.com put out the call for a Director of

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surf lakes wave pool at darwin australia

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Darwin eyes Surf Lakes wave pool at harbor front

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Surf Lakes is hoping that Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory will approve and fund the latest in a string of wave pool proposals for the Gold Coast company. Darwin’s waterfront is the central attraction for tourists wanting to explore the famous town of 150,000 residents. The land was tagged and plans were underway for a luxury hotel complex, but developers

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The Wave

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Can I use my drone at a wave pool? Here’s what you need to know

User Guide

Some of WavePoolMag's favorite images to come across our inbox are drone-created. But can you, wave pool surfer and surf park enthusiast, merely show up for your session, drone in hand, and proceed to create a masterpiece? Yes and No. But, most likely no (and we'll get to that). In this article, we'll explore the why and the how of

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dan mann and rob machado

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Rob Machado & Dan Mann explore new design at the Surf Ranch

Television

The Mashup was initially conceived by both Dan Mann and Rob Machado. Rob asked Dan if there was a way he could sprinkle some 'shortboardisms' into his favorite Seaside, and Dan was quick to take lessons learned from the FRK, Spitfire and other designs of his, and incorporate them into the Seaside. Where they landed was a perfect mix of

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olas technologies test wave

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Wave tech company announces Canary Islands surf park plans

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South American company Olas Surfing Technologies and Spain’s Radical Surf Wave group announced this week they’ve launched plans for Technological Wave Park in the Canary Islands. Olas Surfing Technologies (OST) of Ecuador is working together with Radical Surf Wave (RSW), a group of Spanish entrepreneurs led by Miguel Gomá, former director of Radical Surf Magazine. The concept is to create

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who built typhoon lagoon

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The often complicated, terribly fascinating answer to the question, “who built Typhoon Lagoon”

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When Typhoon Lagoon opened it became one of the Surfing Wonders of the World. Despite its performance shortcomings when compared to today's marvels like Kelly's, at the time it made us stop and pontificate "what if it was shallower right over there" or "what if we set the dial to 11?" In short, this Orlando wave tank fired our collective

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wave pool in Belgium

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Destination Earth: WPM exclusive on new wave-making system from Belgium

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Construction on a new R&D test facility is nearing completion and the company expects to pump out its first full-size waves this Spring. Once proven, the same company will construct a surf park for the public a few miles down the road near the beach at Knokke-Heist. The tech uses a system of submerged textile that moves to push out

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DSRT Surf Artist Drawing

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DSRT Surf gets the official go-ahead, construction to start soon

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DSRT Surf has received final approval from the City of Palm Desert, in the Coachella Valley. Construction is planned to commence this summer, with an opening date by the end of 2023. Says Doug Sheres, founding partner at Beach Street Development and Desert Wave Ventures, “There were three Palm Desert City groups which needed to approve this project - first

DSRT Surf has received final approval from the City of Palm Desert, in the Coachella Valley. Construction is planned to ...Continue ›


artist rendering of wave pool tech

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The Big List: 21 Wave Pool Technologies and How They Work

Wave Technology

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

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