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Here’s why paddling in a wave pool can be more difficult than in Mother Ocean

Latest, User Guide

It looks easy, bob around in the deep end until you hear a loud noise and a wave lunges up. It’s all yours. Unlike the ocean, in a surf park there’s no hassling, triangulating a lineup, random timing of sets or duck diving pesky windswell just to make it out the back. While Kelly’s has the ski to ferry you

It looks easy, bob around in the deep end until you hear a loud noise and a wave lunges up. ...Continue ›


early Surf Lakes rendering

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The fascinating world of wave pool renderings with James Biling

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Wave pool digital artist James Biling is either a renaissance man or just totally, completely overcaffeinated (most likely a big mix of both.) We're fairly certain he wore out his phone screen hitting the send button during the making of this piece. He fired off concept-design art, photos of original paintings, schematics of totally new wave technology and even one

Wave pool digital artist James Biling is either a renaissance man or just totally, completely overcaffeinated (most likely a big ...Continue ›


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Television: Elite team tours The Wave Bristol

News, Television

As The Wave Bristol finds its footing, we are in the midst of a digital blizzard of Wavegarden content. Sometimes it’s hard to find the goods in all that pixelated noise, fortunately the marketing geniuses at Red Bull made it easy for us. Last week they dropped their elite team riders into the deep end at The Wave Bristol. On

As The Wave Bristol finds its footing, we are in the midst of a digital blizzard of Wavegarden content. Sometimes ...Continue ›


Taylor Knox at the Surf Ranch

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10 Totally Random Questions with the Carve King, Taylor Knox

Interviews, Latest, Television

From a hyperactive kid to a sage teacher of surf fitness, yoga and meditation, Taylor Knox has lived a lot of lives. His tongue-in-cheek Captain America persona pushed him through a solid career on and off tour while the surf media lense never strayed far from his cowboy good looks. Knox worked on and refined a carve technique that was

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Groms at Surf Lakes in Yeppoon

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Surf Lakes refines testing, invites select guests and hints at competitions

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A host of shareholders, potential licensees and locals were on hand recently for two demonstration days at Surf Lakes. The invited guests got to session with Surf Lakes team members Mark and Jay Occhilupo, Barton Lynch, Ben Player, Beau Emerton and Harley Walters. The wave pool in Yeppoon Queensland hosted the event to show off wave size and quality, as

A host of shareholders, potential licensees and locals were on hand recently for two demonstration days at Surf Lakes. The ...Continue ›


Matt Warshaw

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Repost: Insight into Kelly’s wave from salted historian Matt Warshaw

Interviews, News

We're reposting last year's interview with surfing's favorite historian and author of the Encyclopedia of Surfing (or EOS as it's known to those over the age of 40) Matt Warshaw. The EOS is into another round of funding to keep surfing's history a living, growing entity. Most of the funds will go to recording and digitizing all the loose scraps

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Rip Curl Gromsearch national champs crowned at BSR Surf Resort

News

The 2019 Rip Curl GromSearch National Final presented by Banzai Bowls, BSR Surf Resort and PerfectSwell finished its 20th anniversary season in the freshwater perfection of the BSR Surf Resort. The season began back in June at Huntington Beach Pier, flew to the Kewalo Basin, Oahu, crossed the nation to New Smyrna, FL, and found its last qualifiers on the

The 2019 Rip Curl GromSearch National Final presented by Banzai Bowls, BSR Surf Resort and PerfectSwell finished its 20th anniversary ...Continue ›


maud and joan at Wavegarden

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PODCAST: Wavegarden’s Sean Young on what it takes to make the long haul

Podcasts

"Wavegarden", the sound of that name evokes a zen-like space where waves roll endlessly through green spaces pulsing with lush natural life. As if you didn't know, it's actually a company created way back in 2005, that sits deep in a northern Spanish valley. It's a richly forested and abundant area ravaged by harsh Atlantic winters and pounded by massive

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Virginia Beach eyes financing deal for Wavegarden Cove project

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The push to build Atlantic Park continues as the city of Virginia Beach and the Venture Realty Group struck an agreement to secure funding for the $325million development. Virginia Beach announced they will issue bonds for some of the development and then later reinvest tax revenues generated by visitors back into city coffers. To help the cause, the city will

The push to build Atlantic Park continues as the city of Virginia Beach and the Venture Realty Group struck an ...Continue ›


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Clip compares the world’s three Cove wave pools

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With the unveiling of surf at both Urbnsurf Melbourne and The Wave Bristol, we now have footage of three different Wavegarden Coves. In celebration we've created this clip to show off these new surf spots in sequence starting with Urbnsurf who unveiled footage of their waves peeling off on the "Tubos" setting. Next is Bristol and then the Wavegarden R&D

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The Wave Bristol welcomes Pros and “First Riders”

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European pro surfers Reubyn Ash, Jayce Robinson, Gearoid McDaid, Vincent Duvignac, Ben and Lucas Skinner, and Kai and Hans Odriozola were amongst the lucky few invited to test out the wide variety of Reef waves in the world's first Wavegarden Cove at The Wave in Bristol, England. Designed specifically for experienced surfers, The Reef areas offer many different types of

European pro surfers Reubyn Ash, Jayce Robinson, Gearoid McDaid, Vincent Duvignac, Ben and Lucas Skinner, and Kai and Hans Odriozola ...Continue ›


urbnsurf melbourne first waves

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It’s Real: Urbnsurf turns on the machine

News

Australia’s first public wave pool fired up all engines today, unveiling the first series of swells to roll out down under. As one of two full-size Wavegarden Cove designs opening this week, the team behind Urbnsurf is giddy with excitement. “We’re stoked that the first, perfect waves have been pumping at Urbnsurf Melbourne, and we can’t wait to welcome guests

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Palm Spring Surf Club eyes (late) 2020 opening

News

Cheyne Magnusson and Kalani Robb’s transformation of a decades-old wave pool into a surf-able beast took one step closer to becoming a reality. The Palm Springs powers-that-be on Wednesday approved the crew’s plan to update the Wet ’n’ Wild Water Park wave pool and environs. The decaying facility was purchased quietly last year by Pono Acquisition Partners LLC. Publicly, Cheyne

Cheyne Magnusson and Kalani Robb’s transformation of a decades-old wave pool into a surf-able beast took one step closer to ...Continue ›


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New Podcast with Andrew Ross separates the urban myth from the Urbnsurf reality

News, Podcasts

What's it like to sink a big chunk of your life into something unproven at the commercial level? Not like a hipster, vegan, donut store in a trendy neigborhood, but a giant multi-acre concrete behemoth filled with water and moving parts? What's it like to build the "first ever" of anything? What's it like to be Andrew Ross? Find out

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Dutch wave pool under construction in The Hague

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The Dutch indoor wave pool project SurfPoel is fast under construction in The Hague and hopes to open shortly. Although we couldn’t pin down a specific launch date, from the looks of the social media feed from 24/7 waves, it looks like it won’t be long. When completed the converted warehouse will host a hull and foil type of wave

The Dutch indoor wave pool project SurfPoel is fast under construction in The Hague and hopes to open shortly. Although ...Continue ›


perfect swell at bsr

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Indoor New Jersey wave pool to open next month

News

The American Dream mega mall in New Jersey will open its water park on November 27th. The 3-million square foot center will be home to 450 shops, services, an indoor theme park and heaps more. The project is so huge that sections will be opening in “chapters.” The first one rolls out this week on October 25th and includes the

The American Dream mega mall in New Jersey will open its water park on November 27th. The 3-million square foot ...Continue ›


First waves in Bristol

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First surf rolls out at The Wave Bristol

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Today marked a historical moment for Wavegarden as waves started breaking in the world’s first public Wavegarden Cove in Bristol, England.  With the official opening of The Wave scheduled for November, Wavegarden’s engineers are on track to complete the commissioning of the machinery that powers the revolutionary Wavegarden Cove technology. Pristine waves standing almost 2.0m high poured through the surfing

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Trio of clips spotlight commitment to surfing after dark

News, Television

Wavegarden’s romance with night surfing has kindled warmly since the company’s inception all those years back. In the original Lagoon design – which was ultimately deployed at NLand in Austin and Snowdonia in Wales – the company woke the world to the fact that wave pool surfing can be 24 hours. Their first night clip in 2015 featured talent from

Wavegarden’s romance with night surfing has kindled warmly since the company’s inception all those years back. In the original Lagoon ...Continue ›


1984 wave pool surfing ohio

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Surf Trip 1984: Fear and loathing in an Ohio wave pool

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"The Wave" is not in Bristol or anywhere in the UK. It's in Ohio, like Ohio USA. Or, at least it was. In 1984 Surfing Magazine sent Bill Sharp and 1976 world champ Peter Townend to Geauga Lake amusement park in Aurora near Cleveland to perform a "surfing exhibition" at a newly minted attraction called The Wave. Peter PT Townend

"The Wave" is not in Bristol or anywhere in the UK. It's in Ohio, like Ohio USA. Or, at least ...Continue ›


Surf Lakes

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WavePoolMag Podcast launches with 3 episodes

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Today we officially launch our podcast. Hosted by South African journalist Nick Robinson, each episode talks to the engineers, entrepreneurs, pros and the visionaries who have a unique wave pool story to tell. https://radiopublic.com/wave-pool-mag-GZl9Dv Here's the rundown for the first three episodes in our launch phase before we kick into regular one-per-week publishing. Remember, every Thursday at 16h00 CET we

Today we officially launch our podcast. Hosted by South African journalist Nick Robinson, each episode talks to the engineers, entrepreneurs, ...Continue ›


DSRT surf plan

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DSRT Surf project receives planning commission approval

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The highly anticipated Wavegarden Cove slated for Palm Desert moved one step closer to approval this week. The DSRT Surf Project got the nod from the Palm Desert Planning Commission and will move forward to the Palm Desert City Council for final approval next month. The project is one of several seeking a home in the Coachella Valley east of Los

The highly anticipated Wavegarden Cove slated for Palm Desert moved one step closer to approval this week. The DSRT Surf ...Continue ›


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 ›


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Options to the current crop of wave pool technologies

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The big names in wave pools technology at the moment are Wavegarden, American Wave Machines Kelly Slater Wave Co. and Surf Lakes. All have working pools with heaps of sessions logged and social clips of surfers going at it. We are stoked. We are having a blast. Now here’s the proverbial Baby Ruth (see video at bottom) in the “we’re

The big names in wave pools technology at the moment are Wavegarden, American Wave Machines Kelly Slater Wave Co. and ...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 ›