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Wave Pool Review: Good vibes in a surreal setting – Skudin Surf at American Dream

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Average surfer Brett Hass finds that Skudin Surf offers great waves, confusing parking and fun vibes as he drops $250 for 19 waves. Did he feel surfed out after the two-hour session? Below is his full first-hand account of surfing til midnight… I think of myself as the classic weekend warrior surfer: I’d rather be surfing than doing almost anything

Average surfer Brett Hass finds that Skudin Surf offers great waves, confusing parking and fun vibes as he drops $250 ...Continue ›


Surfing in South Korea

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Surfing and shooting Korea’s natural and unnatural waves with Moon-Ho Jung

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Shortly before Wave Park South Korea opened and Wavegarden had a tight lid on all digital assets, we discovered a trove of wonderfully stripped-down clips by Moon Ho Jung that showcased the wave’s potential. What we soon realized is that Korea has a core surfing scene. It’s one that went from just a handful of core participants to having overrun

Shortly before Wave Park South Korea opened and Wavegarden had a tight lid on all digital assets, we discovered a ...Continue ›


Endless Surf wave system for Surftown in Munich

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German surfers rejoice! Munich to get Endless Surf wave pool near airport

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The Hallbergmoos municipality in Munich gave the green light for construction to begin on Surftown, a work-life development project centered around an Endless Surf wave pool. Adjacent to the surf park, the project developer Rock Capital Group is planning a 29,000 square meter multifunctional hybrid building with offices, catering and retail under the name "Hybrid One". The goal is a

The Hallbergmoos municipality in Munich gave the green light for construction to begin on Surftown, a work-life development project centered ...Continue ›


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Art Study: Wave pool test pilot Maud Le Car

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You’ll recognize Maud Le Car as one of the early neoprene warriors testing out the new wave pool in Switzerland. You can see a fully hooded and gloved Maud threading Alaia’s beast mode in a few clips. And that's not her first Wavegarden video. She’s been featured in a handful of their clips, the most popular featuring her and beau

You’ll recognize Maud Le Car as one of the early neoprene warriors testing out the new wave pool in Switzerland. ...Continue ›


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Op-Ed: Our love/hate relationship with surfing

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Italian surfer and writer Antonio Muglia and photographer Giulia Mameli put together an e-book about surfing. "One man, one wave - Deliriums of love and hate" celebrates not the epic waves and beers with bros at sunset side of surfing, but instead the mishaps, frustrations and utter disasters. It’s a refreshing, funny alternative to endless portrayals of surfing’s blissed-out vibe.

Italian surfer and writer Antonio Muglia and photographer Giulia Mameli put together an e-book about surfing. "One man, one wave ...Continue ›


urbnsurf sydney plans

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First Peek: Urbnsurf Sydney renderings unveiled as site gets approval

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Last December, Urbnsurf announced they were focusing on delivering another wave pool, this time to be located in Sydney only 14km west of the CBD, at Sydney Olympic Park. “We are stoked to share with you the first glimpses of Urbnsurf Sydney,” the company announced. “The $50 million development will be set on 3.6 hectares (similar in size to the SCG) and will harness the state-of-the-art Wavegarden "Cove" technology,

Last December, Urbnsurf announced they were focusing on delivering another wave pool, this time to be located in Sydney only ...Continue ›


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Wave Park opens post-COVID, welcomes historian, activist

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Waves are pumping again at Wave Park after its temporary closure due to pandemic restrictions. To celebrate the reopening of Wave Park, the wave pool launched a new program, “Aloha Surfing Edition 1.” The group invited Philip Ahn Cuddy, a legendary surfer and expert in the surfing industry, and most noteworthy, the descendant of the Korean independence activist in the

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the first-ever backside front flip air in a wave pool

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The story behind the first-ever backside front flip air in a wave pool

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Traditionally, surfing’s child prodigies have grown up with mixed results, either evolving like Grom-John’s transformation into a world champion or crashing and burning on the sidelines of an industry unable to cope with a molten personality like Andy Irons. But these days kids like Jackson Dorian and Cruz Dinofa have solid support networks ensuring a transition into World Tour contest

Traditionally, surfing’s child prodigies have grown up with mixed results, either evolving like Grom-John’s transformation into a world champion or ...Continue ›


Kirra-Belle Olsen

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Surf Lakes stars in latest surfboard test

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Each year Surfing Life does a big, fat board review called the Surfing Life Board Bible. This year they chose Surf Lakes in Yeppoon to test and review 31 sleds under the feet of Luke Hynd and Kirra-Belle Olsen. The not-so-scientific-but-thoroughly-entertaining method works like this… “(This is the) Sled Review, where we grab a hot young surfer to take some

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Rob Machado at the Surf Ranch

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Surfboard lessons and Surf Ranch sessions with Rob Machado

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In between sessions at the Surf Ranch, Rob Machado takes viewers inside of his garage for a tour of his surfboard collection and a quick story behind each one. Want to know about a board he rode in The Drifter? It’s here. What’s his current favorite fin setup for The Sunday? It’s all in here. “I’m always experimenting with new

In between sessions at the Surf Ranch, Rob Machado takes viewers inside of his garage for a tour of his ...Continue ›


Rip curl gromsearch national champs at bsr surf resort

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American GromSearch champs crowned at BSR Surf Resort

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The 21st Rip Curl GromSearch National Final presented by Banzai Bowls wrapped up its most challenging season yet on the freshwater peaks of the BSR Surf Resort in Waco, TX. A season that saw qualifiers battle it out via video submission came together in one of the most spectacular shows in junior surfing history. Four divisions composed of four surfers

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The Wave surfer Phil Williams

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Local Knowledge: Let’s hit The Wave with Phil Williams

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On our last trip to The Wave in Bristol - of which you can see the fruits Here and Here in the form of video guides - we ran into a smiling grommet of an older gent named Phil Williams. We’ve heard people say surfing is Jaun Ponce de Leon’s mythical Fountain of Youth and after watching Mr. Williams enjoy

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Olas unveils footage of new test tank in Ecuador

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Olas, an Ecuador-based company, unveiled a new test tank this week just ahead of more announcements for the company. The clip features slow-motion test waves set to soothing classical music. The wave-making system uses technology first developed in 2009 by British award-winning physicist and passionate surfer John Baxendale. After several years of research and development, in 2014 Baxendale patented his

Olas, an Ecuador-based company, unveiled a new test tank this week just ahead of more announcements for the company. The ...Continue ›


The Grom Bomb wave setting by PerfectSwell

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New PerfectSwell setting features fat end bowl

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American Wave Machines surprised visitors at the RipCurl GromSearch National Final with a new wave setting. The GromBomb - a marketing tie-in to the surf company's wetsuit - features a hollow end bowl section. The new setting became the playing field for a special contest. "The PerfectSwell® Shootout showcased four of the world's best youth barrel riders competing on a

American Wave Machines surprised visitors at the RipCurl GromSearch National Final with a new wave setting. The GromBomb - a ...Continue ›


Baptiste Caulonque and Andrew Thatcher

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Industry Update: Endless Surf adds key positions

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Growing wave-making technology company adds surf park veteran Baptiste Caulonque as Chief Commercial Officer and Andrew Thatcher as new Vice President of Business Development... It has been almost a year since WhiteWater launched Endless Surf to the world, and what a year it has been. Despite going in and out of pandemic lockdowns, travel restrictions, and economic uncertainty in many

Growing wave-making technology company adds surf park veteran Baptiste Caulonque as Chief Commercial Officer and Andrew Thatcher as new Vice ...Continue ›


surf lakes wave pool design

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USA looking very Surf Lakes friendly with the addition of Florida and Texas licenses

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Surf Lakes is keeping busy in the lead-up to their Yeppoon tank going public. While inventor Aaron Trevis and crew file reams of paperwork for local approval, globally their licensing arm is securing new territories - much of it in the USA. Surf Lakes said their ever-expanding global sales team has been fielding many inquiries and then determining which of

Surf Lakes is keeping busy in the lead-up to their Yeppoon tank going public. While inventor Aaron Trevis and crew ...Continue ›


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Art Study: 3D printing wave pools with Dennis Harroun

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Dennis Harroun spent the entire pandemic in the desert dreaming up and making wave sculptures to pass the time and retain as much sanity as possible. As a kid he learned to surf on The Big Island before being relocated to Albuquerque New Mexico. So he spent as much time as possible at a local wave pool getting thrashed about

Dennis Harroun spent the entire pandemic in the desert dreaming up and making wave sculptures to pass the time and ...Continue ›


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When is Las Vegas getting a wave pool? Could be sooner than you think

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Ask investors and surf park pundits to furnish a top ten list of places where a wave pool would flourish, and Vegas would make each list. While Europe cozies up in hooded full suits, gloves and booties during the dead of winter, Americans want nothing to do with the added rubber. Wave pools either shut down for the two coldest

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Leon Glatzer feels at home from Waco to Munchen to Pavones

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Leon Glatzer calls a lot of places home, Hawaii, Germany, Costa Rica and a few spots in between. Like Forest Gump, he’s comfortable wherever he goes. And Leon’s surfing reflects this. He can take the same aerial twist and apply it to different environments, from the roping walls of Pavones to the quick ramps of Waco and onto the jet

Leon Glatzer calls a lot of places home, Hawaii, Germany, Costa Rica and a few spots in between. Like Forest ...Continue ›


Jina Kim at Wave park

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Local Knowledge: Let’s hit South Korea’s wave Park with Jina Kim

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One of the great things about wave pools is that they level the playing field in terms of which corners of the world have good surf. South Korea is not the Gold Coast of Australia in terms of wave quality. But Wave Park’s giant Cove wave pool ensures consistent sizzling surf in an area that relies on the rare wind

One of the great things about wave pools is that they level the playing field in terms of which corners ...Continue ›


Atlanta

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Atlanta eyes “access to all” wave pool project for locals and neo-locals

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The "City in a Forest" is well-known as the filming location for The Walking Dead, music stars like Ludacris and Usher, horrendous traffic and a major launch point for the Civil Rights movement. And now, it might become known as the home to Georgia's first wave pool. Running through the center of the city, the Chattahoochee River keeps Atlanta just

The "City in a Forest" is well-known as the filming location for The Walking Dead, music stars like Ludacris and ...Continue ›


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Livorno’s heartbreaking work of staggering genius never had a chance

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In Italy politics always rule. Everyone knows it. If it's not politics then it is bureaucracy or some legislative bulimia that kneecaps projects, new ideas and ultimately innovation. These elements combined to kill the wave pool project at Livorno, a pretty town overlooking the sea of Tuscany, whose fate seems to be that of early death. Today ‘Wave Park Livorno’

In Italy politics always rule. Everyone knows it. If it's not politics then it is bureaucracy or some legislative bulimia ...Continue ›


wave park south korea

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What you need to know: Trip guide to Wave Park in Siheung South Korea

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Wave Park opened its doors this week for the 2021 season. Here are wave pool prices, hours, stay options and much more about the world's biggest public surf park Wave Park in South Korea is the wave pool du jour after spiking everyone's dopamine levels with social media nuggets of long rides, deep barrels and new air sections. Wave Park

Wave Park opened its doors this week for the 2021 season. Here are wave pool prices, hours, stay options and ...Continue ›


ka'ana wave company prototype

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What if you created Kelly’s Wave, but standing still?

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The most exciting thing about the wave pool space is that it’s constantly evolving. Currently, surf tanks are neatly defined as producing either traveling waves or rapid (stationary) waves. But what happens when something new emerges that defies previous classifications? The new Ka’ana Wave Co. system is a rapid wave, but it also resembles a boat wake perfect for wake

The most exciting thing about the wave pool space is that it’s constantly evolving. Currently, surf tanks are neatly defined ...Continue ›


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Know Your History: That one thing from that one movie, Lost Atlas

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Surf cinema virtuoso and talented artist Kai Neville tapped the world’s wave pool potential a decade ago with a two-minute segment in Lost Atlas. At the Siam Wave Park in the Canary Islands, Kolohe Andino, Julian Wilson, and Evan Geiselman air-reverse to their heart's content in a nighttime shoot punctuated by fireworks and set to a trippy cacophony of synthesizer

Surf cinema virtuoso and talented artist Kai Neville tapped the world’s wave pool potential a decade ago with a two-minute ...Continue ›