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WSL announces new “surf-off format” to decide world champ

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The WSL said today that due to the continued evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are postponing or canceling all events, at all levels of competition, through the end of June and will continue to monitor the situation and make the next call in early June.  The WSL has also announced an evolved Tours and Competitions format for 2021 covering

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Are wave pools out of line with COVID-19 refund policies?

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People around the world are losing jobs and businesses are shutting their doors despite loans and injections of cash from government agencies. During this Black Swan event, economists are predicting a downturn deeper than the Great Recession of 2008 and on par with the Great Depression of the 1930s. In our little corner of the world, a few surf media

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Creatures of Leisure moves into the wave pool game

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Aussie accessory brand Creatures of Leisure announced a partnership with Australia’s first public wave pool today. Creatures will provide pads and leashes for the surf park’s rental fleet. “We're thrilled to have Creatures of Leisure as our official hardware partner,” said Andrew Ross of Urbnsurf. “All of our hire boards are fitted with premium Creatures traction and leashes, which are

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Are things getting weird at your house during the lockdown?

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Life is strange right now. Some of us are using the lockdown time to better ourselves with YouTube cooking classes, podcasts on home organization and online yoga. All good corners of self-improvement. But many of us are discovering it’s really hard to stay the course after four weeks (depending on your corner of the world) indoors. Beyond bettering yourself what

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Number of waves surfed at Urbnsurf this year into the millions…

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While the world economy shuts down and health care systems globally strain under the new demands of COVID-19, it’s a fair time to seek out distractions. First priority during this pandemic is health and safety which, depending on where you live, can either be as simple as staying inside or as difficult as locating complicated medical equipment. Let’s hope for

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Time Warp: ASP mullet wave pool party in Japan

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Tim Bonython’s known for the "Big Wave Project," a jaw-dropping annually updated cinematic adrenaline fest that tours Australia each year like the surf films of yesterday. At the height of mullet-era pro surfing, Mr. Bonython hit the Marui Wave Pool Pro to record Damian Hardman, (the Tour's most tactical world champ pre-Kelly) take the win in really crap waves. Along

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Global report on how Covid-19 is affecting wave pools and surf parks

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Wave pool operations have shut down at Urbnsurf, The Wave and BSR Surf Resort, with the cartoon reality of New Jersey’s Far Far A Bay dimmed along with the rest of the world’s shopping malls. But the impact of the lockdown across the burgeoning wave-pool sphere extends far beyond these temporary gate closures. WavePoolMag interviewed the world’s wavemakers to see

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Drunken bachelorettes threaten Scottish wave pool, well, sort of

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While Wavegarden Scotland hasn’t had to post a “no blow-up dolls in the wave pool” policy, the stigma attached to pre-marital parties lit up the Edinburgh press this week. A neighbor fearing Wavegarden Scotland will be overrun with wild stag and hen parties (or bachelor and bachelorette parties for our American readers) has caused a minor sensation in Scotland. The

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Things to watch during lockdown that aren’t Tiger King

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This deep into the lockdown many of us have exhausted our favorite watch lists. And unfortunately, the low-hanging fruit on our playlists have expired. In the interest of keeping the community sane during the pandemic, here is a list of some must-see, might’ve-missed-it, and how-do-I-pass-the-time-until-I-fall-asleep? programming. Enjoy. Watch John John at Kelly’s One of the world’s favorite surfers enjoying 11-time

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Stroke into the wave of a lifetime. Get tubed. Fall. Yell at John John.

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“Fall! Fall!” is the silent mantra at the Kelly Slater Surf Ranch. Each session is lined with paying surfers dishing ill wishes of sudden clumsiness on their best friends. Poaching a wave at Kelly’s from the fallen can lead to the best wave of your life. Consequently, it’s a karmic battlefield out there. Join Nathan Florence for 20 minutes of

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Wave Pool Review: The intermediate setting at The Wave, Bristol

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Hannah Bristow went to test out the Intermediate setting at The Wave in Bristol. In this 3-minute clip she explains what the surf and overall experience are like and what you can expect. A must view for anyone considering a session at The Wave.

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Welcome to Jackson Dorian’s wave pool world

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Like John John and others before him, Jackson Dorian learned to skate and surf about the same time he learned to walk. The spritely 13-year-old has access to the world’s best waves and isn’t shy about texting his godfather, Kelly Slater, to slip in for a session at the Surf Ranch. His dad, big-wave legend Shane Dorian, is always game

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BSR temporarily closes under Shelter in Place order

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At the onset of government, action to help curb the Coronavirus The Wave in Bristol shut its doors followed by Urbnsurf a week later. Today, BSR Surf Resort announced they will be closing during the pandemic following county orders to shelter in place. “BSR is temporarily closed until April 6th,” the company said via Instagram. “Closure is due to the

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Auckland wave pool says it will halve the cost of wave production

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New Zealand has plans for a wave pool powered by technology from upstart wavemakers SwellPlanet. The multi-million dollar project hopes to attract some of Auckland’s 1.6 million residents and traveling adventure seekers. Kiwi tourism both domestic and international accounts for nearly $41 billion annually. The next step is for developers to raise the $15 million necessary to see the project

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Steph Gilmore gets cinematic at Kelly’s

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One of the world's favorite surfers just dropped a dreamy edit courtesy of Audi. The seven-time world champ brings her ethereal grace to the cow pastures of Lemoore in “Electric Wave," a four-minute slow-motion descent into the realm of night surfing at Kelly’s. "It’s really special when you get to collaborate with a true artist like Daniel Askill on his

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Tightening safety measures, concern for public health force hand at Urbnsurf

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This time last week all major surf-able wave pools were open. Then the machines went silent one-by-one. First The Wave Bristol clamped its doors shut, then Far-Far-a-Bay pushed back their scheduled opening indefinitely. Now Urbnsurf in Melbourne has made the call to power down leaving only BSR Surf Resort as the only wave pool left open to the public. "We

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Nick Rees of The Wave on staying core when the surf industry moves inland

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Nick Rees loves British surfing. He cut his teeth on the beach running errands for Surfing England then translated that mojo into project management. His work eventually pushed him up to the Chief Operating Officer position. The crown jewel of his accomplishments being securing National Governing Body status for surfing in England, a big move that put UK surfing on

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Covid-19 update: Bristol and Kung Fu Panda close, Urbnsurf and BSR stay open… for now

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The surfing world is reigning in ocean-surfing and gatherings around the world. Legacy event the Australian Surfing Awards canceled their hotel engagement and decided to put on a television show instead, sans audience. The WSL announced they are postponing or canceling all events, at all levels of competition, through the end of May. What about wave pools? Earlier this week we

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From the Vault: 2008 donut-wave concept “The Wave Box”

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If crunchy heavy metal and oversized board shorts are your jam, then you’ll love The Wave Box. The 2008 clip spins a dizzying array of jump-cut animation focused on a circular wave pool with a central, rectangular learner pool. To top it off the whole thing is enclosed like a giant, uh you guessed it, wave box. For other inspiring

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First look at Palm Springs Surf Club footage

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From the comfort and the convenience of our digital devices, we are privy to a world of surf spots once only known by a privileged few. The two A-List guides in the YouTube era of surf exploration are Ben Gravy and Dylan Graves. Stoke-able vloggers who couldn’t be more different from each other. While Gravy bounces around like a puppy,

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Comparing advanced and expert settings at The Wave

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Up until this point, the Bristol wave pool offered three-wave settings, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. With the recent addition of Advanced Plus and Expert, there are now five-wave settings at the surf park. The first digital clues to the new Advanced Plus and Expert settings emerged this week. Instagram accounts and YouTube channels sizzled with praise for the new settings

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Australia’s first wave pool comp goes down at Urbnsurf

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Surfing Victoria and Urbnsurf made history last night with the first-ever wave pool event ran in Australia – the 2020 Melbourne Pool Party presented by Urbnsurf.Bringing together over 60 of Victoria’s best surfers, the event was held at the newly opened Urbnsurf Wave Park and showcased the depth of Victorian surfing with divisions in Shortboard, Longboard and Bodyboard.Due to the

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“Can I get Coronavirus from a wave pool?” It’s not the water that puts you at risk

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This was supposed to be the big year for surfing: Olympics, new wave pools, larger pool comps, even bigger wave pools, a Surf Ranch reality TV show (!?) and, well, who knows it still might very well be huge once this whole virus thing passes. We hope so. As we enter the Covid-19 era a new normal is emerging, one

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Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart: Why wave pools will change everything in adaptive surfing

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Mark Mono Stewart is the Kelly Slater of adaptive surfing. Despite being dad-age to many of his peers, he keeps bagging event wins and championship titles. In September 2015, at the age of 53, he won the inaugural ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship in California. He went on to repeat the following year - almost 40 years after losing his

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From Tumbleweeds to Tubes: snooping around DSRTsurf & Palm Springs

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Sometimes you need Jason Bourne. We sorta have one. Our desert reporter Sean McCoy (even without the fluidity of a dozen languages and kung fu panache) was able to pull up details on two of the four Coachella Valley wave pool projects. “I stopped by DSRT Surf and The Palm Springs Surf Club to check on progress and it looks

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