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Ben Gravy

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Ben Gravy discovers tidal bore wave pool design

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We love Ben Gravy. He makes a living being happy. And he should. Against our collective Charlie Brown funk, he’s like a gap-toothed Peppermint Patty eternally frothing, forever stoked. And it’s contagious because it’s genuine. In the superlative-heavy sphere of YouTube posts, Ben Gravy claims in his latest episode, “This is the most epic novelty wave I’ve ever seen in

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Artist rendering of wave pool surf in space

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Wavegarden confirms four more Coves will open by 2020/21

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Today Wavegarden launched its 2020 product clip, a five-minute online video touting the wave maker's positive selling points along with facts, figures, and a few technical details. In the accompanying press release, the company also revealed the number of upcoming projects. And it's a lot. Currently, there are four Wavegarden facilities open for surfing with four more set to launch

Today Wavegarden launched its 2020 product clip, a five-minute online video touting the wave maker's positive selling points along with ...Continue ›


surfer dropping in at the wave bristol

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Cinéma vérité – Raw Clips from The Wave, Bristol

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Take in a relaxing two-and-a-half minutes of The Wave on a blustery day in early February 2020 with the surf pumping through on the intermediate setting... Why? Because sometimes we have to use our college arts degree to sound smart. So here it is: Cinéma vérité was invented by anthropologist Jean Rouch who was inspired by Dziga Vertov's theory about

Take in a relaxing two-and-a-half minutes of The Wave on a blustery day in early February 2020 with the surf ...Continue ›


wavepoolmag review of urbnsurf

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All you need to know about Urbnsurf Melbourne

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Editors Note: Talking with Sarah Beardmore is unwittingly joining in a game of accent roulette. Just try to place it. Sometimes it's Ocker, sometimes clipped British and other times it's lost in a deep Scottish bog. It's a mystery accent we can't figure out. Urbnsurf, to the non-initiated, is also a mystery. We see epic clips of pros ripping the

Editors Note: Talking with Sarah Beardmore is unwittingly joining in a game of accent roulette. Just try to place it. ...Continue ›


surfing escape from LA movie

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How an early artificial wave tripped up Hollywood’s CG set

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Hollywood rarely gets surfing right, unless it’s done with enough sublime genius we can quote it 30 years later. Such was the case with the "North Shore." But Escape From LA? This was the sequel no one really asked for to follow up “Escape From New York.” Yet, there's a surfing scene with Peter Fonda and Kurt Russell that can

Hollywood rarely gets surfing right, unless it’s done with enough sublime genius we can quote it 30 years later. Such ...Continue ›


Urbnsurf melbourne to reopen

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Urbnsurf airs artful edit, new sessions ahead of re-opening

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Urbnsurf Melbourne will re-open this Friday, June 19th and will also offer bookings for Cruiser, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert surf sessions. The company said they will resume operations this Friday after temporarily closing in late March due to coronavirus (COVID-19). In line with the Victorian Government’s gradual easing of restrictions, up to 18 surfers will be permitted on each side

Urbnsurf Melbourne will re-open this Friday, June 19th and will also offer bookings for Cruiser, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert surf ...Continue ›


Drone view of The Wave in Bristol

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The Wave Bristol shortlisted for engineering marvel award

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A panel of engineers has selected England’s only Wavegarden Cove to join 11 other projects competing in the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards. The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), an independent professional association for civil engineers with 95,000 active members, just shortlisted The Wave in Bristol for the People Choice Award category. The Wave was chosen due to its

A panel of engineers has selected England’s only Wavegarden Cove to join 11 other projects competing in the ICE South ...Continue ›


yin and yang wave pool concept

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Symbol for duality, balance and world harmony is, like, totally shred-able

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An oft-overlooked component in the wave pool game is creativity. We celebrate the terrestrial engineers who get the job done, players like Tom Lochtefeld, Aaron Trevis, Josema and Karin, Bruce McFarland and others. But it’s the sketches from the fringe visionaries - those mad humans eating stardust for breakfast - that plant the seeds for the machine-made waves we will

An oft-overlooked component in the wave pool game is creativity. We celebrate the terrestrial engineers who get the job done, ...Continue ›


surfer in the tube at urbnsurf

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Beast Bargain: What is the cost of insane barrels?

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Those wave settings once reserved for pros and private parties are now open to the paying public. Urbnsurf announced today they will add new Expert surfs to their current menu. The sessions will host just 12 surfers on each side of Melbourne's first Wavegarden Cove and offer a variety of waves including the famous Beast setting. Priced at $129AUS, the

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New Zealand council green lights feasibility study for wave pool

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An Olympic-level Aquasports park is one step closer to calling Kaiapoi home after the concept demonstrated through the pre-feasibility study the potential to be commercially viable. The WHoW Charitable Trust plan a New Zealand first by co-locating surf wave, whitewater and cable wakeboard facilities together in an Aquasports Park parks alongside the Kaiapoi River on former red zoned land. Trust Chairperson, Tony

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home made wave pool

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7 Simple and Not-So-Simple Wave Pool Hacks

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Didn’t make the investor or guest list for Surf Lakes or Wavegarden? Not on the CT or invited to Kelly’s Wave? Don’t worry. We live in an era where makers are celebrated and everything from hand-crafted whiskeys to crocheted shoe inserts are available on Etsy. Wouldn’t it be great to see surfers apply some of that ingenuity and elbow grease

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surfing at urbnsurf melbourne

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Urbnsurf Melbourne will resume operations next week

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Urbnsurf announced today that they will reopen to the public on Friday, June 19th. The statement comes at the same time the Victorian Government is easing restrictions for sport and recreation. The new regulations limit the number of users to 20 per separate area of outdoor swimming pool. “On re-opening, up to 18 surfers will be permitted on each side

Urbnsurf announced today that they will reopen to the public on Friday, June 19th. The statement comes at the same ...Continue ›


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SurfPark Resort aims for opening in São Paulo late 2021

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Fabio Ferraz, along with his team leads Surfpark Resort, an ambitious project to build the largest independent surf park network spread around the world. The concept is to create wave pools for surfing set in a family fun environment. What that pans out to look like exactly, either BSR Surf Resort barbecue fun or Far Far A Bay indoor New

Fabio Ferraz, along with his team leads Surfpark Resort, an ambitious project to build the largest independent surf park network ...Continue ›


wavegarden cove machine

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Cove wave pool to land in western Germany

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Surfers across Europe, in particular Germany, will be pleased to know that a Wavegarden Cove is planned just 20 minutes from Düsseldorf. Wavegarden announced that Krefeld City, in western Germany, will host a Cove. The new €25Million development by the Elakari Group anticipates completing the job by summer 2023. The surf park’s location is key to attracting an estimated 200,000

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Hannah Bristow, intermediate surfer at The Wave Bristol

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Intermediate surf tips with a professional coach

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WavePoolMag correspondent Hannah Bristow – partner at KellySaysSurf, a YouTube channel “full of faceplants, fun and surfing fails” — shelved her ego and said “Yes” to a video coaching session with Martin Dunn.  A fixture in the UK surf scene, Hannah emphasised to us that this is her first coaching session, “unless you count all the times random dudes paddled

WavePoolMag correspondent Hannah Bristow – partner at KellySaysSurf, a YouTube channel “full of faceplants, fun and surfing fails” — shelved ...Continue ›


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Look for standing waves to enhance Multi-Wave Surf Parks

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Currently, chatter in the wave pool industry is about the future of Multi-Wave Surf Parks - that is, destinations with more than one type of surf-able technology. It’s a term for a place like BSR Cable Park in Waco - with its wakeboard center and water attractions - but surf-specific. The idea is that Multi-Wave Surf Parks will offer several

Currently, chatter in the wave pool industry is about the future of Multi-Wave Surf Parks - that is, destinations with ...Continue ›


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How safe is it to surf in a wave pool during COVID-19?

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In the US and around the world ocean lineups today look much like they did pre-COVID-19 with surfers returning as lockdown rules ease. Wave pool operators shut doors months ago following government guidelines and now eye a global re-opening, leaving many of us to ask “how safe are wave pools in this era of COVID-19?” There is a lot of

In the US and around the world ocean lineups today look much like they did pre-COVID-19 with surfers returning as ...Continue ›


Johnny Cabianca shaping surfboard

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What does 2X Freshwater Pro champ Gabby have under his feet?

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It’s a unique time for surfing. Not just because of wave pools, but because for the past decade regular surfers have had access to the exact same designs as pro team riders. With the advent of brand models, those magic recipes are replicated with each board. And, as more surfers take to surf parks those of us not on tour

It’s a unique time for surfing. Not just because of wave pools, but because for the past decade regular surfers ...Continue ›


wipeout at urbnsurf

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Celebrating the ordinary: 5 waves, 4 fails

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We love raw footage. It offers a real view of wave pool sessions. Mostly what we see on the interweb is slick, primped, primed and calculated slices of digital stoke curated by professionals. The result? We all feel a little deflated when we see real footage of ourselves surfing. In case you need a reminder of our collective surfing shortcomings,

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kalani robb in palm springs wave pool

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Pool party chaos leads to at least two new sports

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When the whole concept of surf-able wave pools sprung up this is exactly what we hoped it would look like. Fun, creative and little reckless. Kalani Robb lit up Instagram this week with footage of surf maestro Blair Conklin and crew inventing new surf-sports at the Palm Springs Surf Club. The Laguna skimboard champ used a winch cable to heighten

When the whole concept of surf-able wave pools sprung up this is exactly what we hoped it would look like. ...Continue ›


La Vague Paris Endless Surf

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With Paris project industry giant WhiteWater jumps into the surf park market

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Until now, the kingdom of wave pool makers has been limited to a handful of frontrunners including Wavegarden and Kelly Slater - both of whom created their systems from scratch. But what if a company that had been in the wave pool game since 1980 put its waterpark muscle behind surf-specific wave pools? That is exactly what’s happening as WhiteWater,

Until now, the kingdom of wave pool makers has been limited to a handful of frontrunners including Wavegarden and Kelly ...Continue ›


Test pool wave

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New test pool footage shows Lilliputian potential

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Swell MFG, the Arizona wave pool company with research labs in Minnesota, aired new footage of their test wave pool. The short clip by director Aaron Lieber (Bethany Hamilton "Unstoppable") shows three settings. The first is a tasty little slab followed by a wedge complete with a mouse-sized air section. The video clip closes with Swell MFG's point setting. "Exciting

Swell MFG, the Arizona wave pool company with research labs in Minnesota, aired new footage of their test wave pool. ...Continue ›


editorial art for switzerland wave pool

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Swiss Update: Three countries eye two wave pools three hours apart

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Alaïa and WaveUp, the two frontrunners in the Swiss wave pool race, are making headway and expecting to draw surfers from nearby Germany and France. One has confirmed that Wavegarden Cove technology will power their surf and the other is very close to making the same announcement. As we’ve seen with The Wave Bristol and Urbnsurf Melbourne, how each surf

Alaïa and WaveUp, the two frontrunners in the Swiss wave pool race, are making headway and expecting to draw surfers ...Continue ›


wave pool calculations editorial art

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How do wave pools work? 7 ways machines make waves

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Engineering is a monster. And personally, it scares me. Why? Because stacking cinderblocks and building things in only one shape (square!) is pretty much the peak of my engineering accomplishments. But I love to surf, especially in wave pools. So thankfully the world has Wavegardens, PerfectSwells, SurfLochs, Surf Lakes, and a few others. And these companies love to engineer waves.

Engineering is a monster. And personally, it scares me. Why? Because stacking cinderblocks and building things in only one shape ...Continue ›


praia da grama wave pool

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Sao Paulo wave pool construction begins

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The Praia da Drama wave pool project just received their Wavegarden machinery this week. In a social media post, Wavegarden celebrated the arrival of the components necessary to build a surf park. “Today, the trucks pulled up Praia da Grama just outside of Sau Paulo, Brazil and commenced unloading the 52 modules, water treatment system, e-houses and some other equipment

The Praia da Drama wave pool project just received their Wavegarden machinery this week. In a social media post, Wavegarden ...Continue ›