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planned surf snowdonia project

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Wave pool business model flexes muscles with Surf Snowdonia’s latest

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Surf Snowdonia hotel approval signals options in upcoming wave pool business models Local authorities approved plans for a new 100-plus room hotel at Surf Snowdonia Adventure Parc. After some resistance, the wave pool got the nod from the Conwy Council planning committee. Those opposed to the four-story hotel and activity center said the development would be too ‘urban’ in an

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empty wave at 5 waves wave pool

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5 new facts about the Surf Lakes wave pool

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Surf Lakes wave pool CEO Aaron Trevis dishes details on future projects 2018 has been a great year for wave pools. Wavegarden’s Cove technology went viral, BSR Surf Resort threw out fun wedges in the deep end, Kelly’s Wave saw a CT event and the latest from Surf Lakes has warmed the world to plunger technology. After millions of social

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dutch indoor wave pool

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Europe’s first indoor wave pool for surfing to open in 2019

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SurfPoel indoor wave pool will offer 3-to-4-foot rights and lefts in The Hague, Netherlands Europe’s first indoor wave pool designed for surfing is on track to open early next year. The new wave pool in the Netherlands follows a “hull” wave generating design similar to Wavegarden’s Lagoon tech and the Kelly Slater Surf Ranch. The new facility will pump out 149

SurfPoel indoor wave pool will offer 3-to-4-foot rights and lefts in The Hague, Netherlands Europe’s first indoor wave pool designed for ...Continue ›


stab high wave pool contest

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World’s best aerialists? Stab wave pool contest warm up clip

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Was Stab wave pool contest more fun than Kelly’s wave event? This just-launched warm up clip from Stab’s wave pool contest highlights the world’s best non-WSL aerialists hucking it in the BSR Surf Resort. The Waco Texas facility doesn’t feature the Kelly Slater wave pool technology, instead, the crew opted for American Wave Machines’ PerfectWave tech. The symphony of compressed

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new australian wave pool

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Why Occy loves plungers: How the first Australian wave pool works

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The 5 Waves Australian wave pool pumped out its first waves this week. The Surf Lakes company proudly launched the design for all the world to see. In attendance, Occy, Barton Lynch and Parko frothed over the quality and power of this next generation wave producing technology. We love plungers The first thing viewers will notice is that this pool’s

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First Wave at Surf Lakes

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First waves roll out at Surf Lakes

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In a social media post, the Australian company Surf Lakes released the first images of waves at their Queensland facility. “The wait is over... here's a sneak peek at our "5 Wave" surf technology,” the company said. “More to come in the next few days!” The new facility creates five different waves simultaneously as a central hub wave-maker (often referred

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Filipe Toledo using Wavegarden's new slab wave pool setting

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Pros try new slab wave pool setting at Wavegarden Cove

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Christmas in October as Wavegarden plays Santa with new wave pool settings During some down days at the Quiksilver Pro France Filipe Toledo along with friends, Miguel Pupo and Ian Gouveia tested Wavegarden’s brand spanking new Cove settings. The new high-performance waves, which include a barrel wave, a slab, and an aerial section, reaffirmed to the touring pros that a day trip

Christmas in October as Wavegarden plays Santa with new wave pool settings During some down days at the Quiksilver Pro ...Continue ›


Chippa Wilson wave pool event in Waco

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BSR Surf Resort says water quality meets safety standards

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The BSR Surf Resort made an announcement today regarding their water quality. The Waco Texas wave pool stated that CDC water tests of their facilities have “come back clean”. The statement did not specifically mention Naegleria fowleri, the brain-eating bacteria that caused the death of Fabrizio Stabile. In the social media post BSR said their water met safety standards, and

The BSR Surf Resort made an announcement today regarding their water quality. The Waco Texas wave pool stated that CDC ...Continue ›


image of nose plug

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How to avoid brain-eating bacteria in a wave pool

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Will nose plugs become a standard wave pool surfing accessory? or How to avoid brain-eating bacteria While you can surf safely in a wave pool knowing there’s no risk of shark attack, like most threats the biggest danger comes from a microbe. In the wake of the Waco wave pool death (note: BSR has not been confirmed as the source)

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Naegleria fowleri amoeba

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Suspected wave pool death turns focus to deadly amoeba

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Rare brain-eating amoeba suspected in surfer's death weeks after visit to wave pool The BSR Surf Resort in Waco Texas remains closed following the death of a New Jersey surfer. Fabrizio Stabile contracted a brain-eating amoeba known as Naegleria fowleri and died on September 21. He surfed BSR Surf Resort on September 8. BSR hasn't been 100% confirmed as the

Rare brain-eating amoeba suspected in surfer's death weeks after visit to wave pool The BSR Surf Resort in Waco Texas ...Continue ›


Artist design for new Tunnel Visions Wave Pool

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New pool planned with Webber Wave Pool technology

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World's first commercial Webber Wave Pool sights on Queensland location Greb Webber, shaper, surfer and designer of Webber Wave Pools technology has licensed his services to Tunnel Vision Wave Park on the Gold Coast. According to news from the Tunnel Vision Wave Park, the new facility will be an Australian first, delivering up to 500 waves per hour peeling both

World's first commercial Webber Wave Pool sights on Queensland location Greb Webber, shaper, surfer and designer of Webber Wave Pools ...Continue ›


wave pool contest surf snowdonia

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Surf Snowdonia wave pool contest crowns new champs

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Miles Lee-Hargreaves and Emily Williams win latest wave pool comp The Uk’s only wave pool contest stoked surf fans and curious onlookers deep in the Conwy Valley in Northern Wales, as the UK Pro Surf Tour held it’s annual Surf Snowdonia Pro Surf Challenge. Touted as hosting the UK’s best surfers, the unique inland surf competition went off against a

Miles Lee-Hargreaves and Emily Williams win latest wave pool comp The Uk’s only wave pool contest stoked surf fans and ...Continue ›


Eithan Osborne Stab High wave pool event

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Stab High wave pool event puts fun back into competition

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Ground Zero for innovative wave pool event The first of its kind air-specific wave pool event went down in Waco this weekend courtesy of the creatives at Stab Magazine. The uniquely formatted event awarded Noa Deane the top prize and $25K for his main event win. The other events-within-event winners were Ethan Osborne who took home $20K for the highest

Ground Zero for innovative wave pool event The first of its kind air-specific wave pool event went down in Waco ...Continue ›


wave pool in hawaii could be Surf Lakes Australia Design

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Surf Lakes Queensland site nears completion

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Surf Lakes announced today that they are within weeks of completing their first full-scale demonstration facility on the Capricorn Coast of Queensland. "Although it will not initially be open to the public, it will be the first proper surf park in Australia," the company said in a statement. Surf Lakes noted that there are several “stationary” waves in Australia and

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wave pool contest at bsr surf ranch

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Latest wave pool contest an air-only event in Waco Texas

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(Almost) all you need to know about the Stab High event! With the Surf Ranch Pro now gone, packaged into terabytes and terabytes of neat, little media packages and social posts, wave pool contest fans have a wilder, hairier event to look forward to. The irreverent, cutting, not-so-sober entity of Stab magazine is launching an event at the BSR Sirf

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stephaine gilmore surf ranch pro

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Surf Ranch Pro shakes up WSL format, CT ratings

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New School Pool Contest The WSL's innovative wave pool contest was run with a controversial new format that more closely resembled a snowboard halfpipe event than the traditional CT man-on-man surfing format. Typically sports fans don’t like change, and the internet was abuzz with creative expletives denouncing the event format and scoring as boring. Stab Magazine listed the ways the

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Waco wave pool with Carissa Moore boosting

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Waco wave pool air training with Carissa Moore

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Carissa Moore’s air game shines in this three-minute clip from Red Bull. Hawaiian Carissa Moore flew to Texas with coach Shane Beschen to perfect her aerial game at the BSR Surf Resort Waco wave pool. The 3X world champ had the luxury of hitting the same aquatic ramp over and over again to hone her boosting skills. “The goal is

Carissa Moore’s air game shines in this three-minute clip from Red Bull. Hawaiian Carissa Moore flew to Texas with coach ...Continue ›


wave pool contest photo

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Nacent wave pool contest scene grows with Surf Ranch Pro

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Kelly Slater's Wave Pool is the real winner as Lowers is replaced by Lemoore More Wave pool contests are coming. The WSL ran one in 1985 at the Allentown Pennsylvania wave pool which crowned the diminutive and determined Tom Carroll victor. Likewise, this century’s generation of surfing specific wave pools have seen a handful of events, rhe Red Bull Unleashed

Kelly Slater's Wave Pool is the real winner as Lowers is replaced by Lemoore More Wave pool contests are coming. ...Continue ›


Artists rendition of Surf Lakes hub technology

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The next big thing in wave pools: Surf Lakes’ hub system

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With the surf world's diminished attention spans lingering just a few moments on the latest morsel of digital wave pool candy (until the next big thing comes along of course), we thought now is a good time to explore what is to be the next big thing in wave pools. While BSR Surf Resort, Kelly’s Wave, the Wavegarden Cove others

With the surf world's diminished attention spans lingering just a few moments on the latest morsel of digital wave pool ...Continue ›


finalists celebrate the Surf Ranch

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Surf Ranch ramps: Quik Young Guns hit Kelly’s Wave

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Air section added to Kelly's wave pool for innovative event. Quiksilver’s inovative Young Guns competition opted for an unsalted final this year as four competitors, Samuel Pupo, Marco Mignot, Jett Schilling and Justin Becret hit Kelly’s surf ranch. The Surf Ranch, perhaps somewhat eclipsed by the Waco pool’s stellar ramps, added an air section. And, yes, the dreamy perfection of

Air section added to Kelly's wave pool for innovative event. Quiksilver’s inovative Young Guns competition opted for an unsalted final ...Continue ›


nico von lerchenfeld wall ride at Surf Snowdonia

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New tricks in a wave pool: wall ride at Surf Snowdonia

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Watch as Wavegarden’s original Lagoon technology becomes a skatepark of sorts as professional wakeboarder Nico von Lerchenfeld grabs a cable and gets towed through the pond to land some new tricks in a wave pool. In this case, it's the world's first wall ride. The German virtuoso ollies a wave from out the back and slides off the main wall

Watch as Wavegarden’s original Lagoon technology becomes a skatepark of sorts as professional wakeboarder Nico von Lerchenfeld grabs a cable ...Continue ›


Kelly Slater wave pool photo

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Slater Wave Pool clip one of the best POV edits ever

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Before Wavegarden alerted the world to its Cove technology and long before Surf Lakes' Australian centralized hub technology swelled our freshwater surf lust, the world was focused for months on the Kelly Slater wave pool (as it was known then) in Lemoore California. For weeks (maybe even a month, which is like, 109 in YouTube years) the surfing world was

Before Wavegarden alerted the world to its Cove technology and long before Surf Lakes' Australian centralized hub technology swelled our ...Continue ›


Jo Dennison at Surf Snowdonia

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Meet Surf Snowdonia resident pro Jo Dennison

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When Surf Snowdonia openend up the first public wave pool with Wavegarden technology, Welsh champion Jo Dennison took the position as resident pro. Technically “Water Operations Manager” (but doesn’t ‘resident pro’ sound cooler?) it means she overseas everything that goes down in the Surf Snowdonia pool from surf instructor break times and live-saving diligence to ejecting kids for peeing. She’s

When Surf Snowdonia openend up the first public wave pool with Wavegarden technology, Welsh champion Jo Dennison took the position ...Continue ›



night surfing fullmoon

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Wave pool pluses include surfing at night

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As we see more wave pool night surfing one wonders if surfing in the dark disguises a wave pool’s shortcomings? The Oakley team circa 2013 got all disco and did a “night surf” (jazz hands for emphasis) edit complete with glowing lights long before the current new wave of pools had even dug their first trenches. Marquee team riders Adam

As we see more wave pool night surfing one wonders if surfing in the dark disguises a wave pool’s shortcomings? ...Continue ›