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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

While Wavegarden Scotland hasn’t had to post a “no blow-up dolls in the wave pool” policy, the stigma attached to ...Continue ›


john john florence and tiger king

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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

This deep into the lockdown many of us have exhausted our favorite watch lists. And unfortunately, the low-hanging fruit on ...Continue ›


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Pondering our place and pools during the lockdown

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I don’t like to talk about heavy stuff. Extraterrestrial, time-space-continuum stuff, yes, but we’re-all-going-to-die-in-a-pandemic stuff, well, no. And neither does 90% of the world. With the Coronavirus, people are dying. People are out of work. Each news cycle peels back more layers to reveal a medical system and world leaders not adequately prepared to deal with this crisis. Or, to

I don’t like to talk about heavy stuff. Extraterrestrial, time-space-continuum stuff, yes, but we’re-all-going-to-die-in-a-pandemic stuff, well, no. And neither does ...Continue ›


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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

“Fall! Fall!” is the silent mantra at the Kelly Slater Surf Ranch. Each session is lined with paying surfers dishing ...Continue ›


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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.

Hannah Bristow went to test out the Intermediate setting at The Wave in Bristol. In this 3-minute clip she explains ...Continue ›


jackson dorian collage

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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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SurfPool system at Palm Springs Surf Club

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With several projects and proof-of-concept, here’s why SurfLoch’s time is now

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SurfLoch has joined the A-Listers American Wave Machines, Wavegarden Cove, Kelly Slater Wave Company and Surf Lakes in proof-of-concept wave pools for surfing. But SurfLoch has really been there all along. Tom Lochtefeld knows the water-pushing game better than most. He cofounded Raging Waters in the eighties then invented and patented the sheet-wave standard of the day, the FlowRider in

SurfLoch has joined the A-Listers American Wave Machines, Wavegarden Cove, Kelly Slater Wave Company and Surf Lakes in proof-of-concept wave ...Continue ›


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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

New Zealand has plans for a wave pool powered by technology from upstart wavemakers SwellPlanet. The multi-million dollar project hopes ...Continue ›


stephanie gilmore at the surf ranch

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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

One of the world's favorite surfers just dropped a dreamy edit courtesy of Audi. The seven-time world champ brings her ...Continue ›


Harley Ingleby

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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

This time last week all major surf-able wave pools were open. Then the machines went silent one-by-one. First The Wave ...Continue ›


Nick Rees of The Wave

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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

The surfing world is reigning in ocean-surfing and gatherings around the world. Legacy event the Australian Surfing Awards canceled their hotel ...Continue ›


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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

Up until this point, the Bristol wave pool offered three-wave settings, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. With the recent addition of ...Continue ›


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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

Mark Mono Stewart is the Kelly Slater of adaptive surfing. Despite being dad-age to many of his peers, he keeps ...Continue ›


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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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Board Science! Epoxy vs. Polyurethane builds for wave pool domination

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Polyurethane foam and fiberglass is cheap, abundant and has become the standard for surfboard construction. It’s been that way for almost 60 years now. Every other aspect of surfing gear has made technological leaps and bounds: fins, leashes, boardshorts and wetsuits. But surfboard materials remain the same. PU is toxic and, relative to other materials, not so strong. There are

Polyurethane foam and fiberglass is cheap, abundant and has become the standard for surfboard construction. It’s been that way for ...Continue ›


getting tubed at the surf lakes wave pool

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Surf Lakes sight on secret Gold Coast location

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The Gold Coast inched closer to building a new wave pool today. Surf Lakes announced a Memorandum of Understanding with a developer holding suitable land for a 5Waves project. Surf Lakes hopes to start construction in early 2021 and if all goes according to plan the project will be completed and open to the public within nine to 12 months

The Gold Coast inched closer to building a new wave pool today. Surf Lakes announced a Memorandum of Understanding with ...Continue ›


Taj Burrow at Urbnsurf

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Know your Cove: Understanding wave settings from Wavegarden

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The world woke to wave pool Wavegarden potential when Urbnsurf made their internet debut with Beast Mode. Prior to that, we’d only seen the smaller Wavegarden test facility pump out slabs. And at one-fifth the size of Melbourne’s Cove, those videos of Josh Kerr and Felipe Toledo airdropping into barrels, while stunning, paled next to Urbnsurf’s version of heavy water.

The world woke to wave pool Wavegarden potential when Urbnsurf made their internet debut with Beast Mode. Prior to that, ...Continue ›


The Wave by Global Shots

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The Wave makes good after British House of Commons style row

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Late last week The Wave Bristol announced testing and pricing plans for their new Advanced Plus and Expert Wave settings along with demo days mid-March for surfers to try it out. Up until this point, the surf park only offered beginner, intermediate and advanced waves. But the grand rollout for Advanced Plus and Expert hit a few snags. With the

Late last week The Wave Bristol announced testing and pricing plans for their new Advanced Plus and Expert Wave settings ...Continue ›


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Japan follows in the footsteps of Waco

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The beach town of Shizunami broke ground on an American Wave Machines PerfectSwell surf park that, once completed, will be similar in size and scope to the BSR Surf Resort in Waco, Texas. The project, pumped by local government funding, broke ground this week and seeks to revitalize an area struggling with the economic hangover from the 2011 earthquake. Makinohara’s

The beach town of Shizunami broke ground on an American Wave Machines PerfectSwell surf park that, once completed, will be ...Continue ›