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Confirmed: Oceanside wave pool moving ahead

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Editor's Note: The Oceanside wave pool story is resurfacing after a social media post by a local realtor got picked up by the newswires. Media outlets are running the same information that was available last year. The below interview with the developer appeared on WavePoolMag in September 2023. We are reposting it now to help field a surge of inquiries.

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Michaela Heinz: WavePoolMag Employee of the Month

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Employee of the Month: Michaela Heinz, office manager at the American Dream surf pool

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I learned that native New Jerseyans distinguish whether they came from Northern New Jersey or elsewhere in the state. I think it's a matter of pride, like the way Northern Californians never let you forget that they are NOT from Los Angeles. Northern New Jersey, or "North Jersey," is an economic and transportation hub (25 million passengers per year pass

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Locals: Jacques Le Roux of URBNSURF Melbourne

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How difficult it must be to have a wave pool in your backyard and watch it open up only to shut down almost immediately due to COVID-19. For three excruciating years, Jacques Le Roux watched this surf park drama unfold in his backyard. At the time, WavePoolMag would get Instagram DMs from Mr. Le Roux, "What's going on?" and "When's

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It’s ON! URBNSURF Sydney turns on the tap

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Australia is several litres closer to having two public-facing surf wave pools as URBNSURF Sydney turned on the taps this week to fill the wave basin. "This is a huge milestone for the much-anticipated second home of URBNSURF in Sydney Olympic Park" the company said in a statement. "URBNSURF is now the only Wave Pool Business in the world to

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Waco Surf’s Landlock Festival concept airs more details

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The Landlock Music Festival, an event that will combine competitive inland surfing, diverse live music, and a variety of culinary offerings, has revealed the music lineup and a few other offerings. The upcoming event will feature headliners Shakey Graves on May 3rd, Midland on May 4th along with Saturday night Honky Tonk, while Young The Giant take the stage on

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Watch Now: WavePoolMag discussion group digs into safety standards

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We're currently enjoying a phase of swift advancement and widespread growth, in both the creation and running of expansive dynamic wave venues and compact standing, or rapid wave facilities. Despite this expansion there are still no international safety standards for surf parks. Injuries and accidents not only impact individual venues but have negative consequences for the reputation and operation of

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2024 Video Guide to American Dream Wave Pool

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In this clip, WavePoolMag buses it out of Manhattan, gets lost in a giant New Jersey shopping mall and somehow finds a surf spot. How did we find it? What did it cost? Was it good? Answers in this video clip. Teaser: SkudinSurf books sessions at 2 hours apiece so you will catch a lot of waves. They have 40

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Surf park industry launches three new committees to address safety, sustainability and accessibility

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The surf park industry continues to boom, with more than a dozen parks set to open this year. Like any new business, those in the industry are working on the ground floor of the future of surfing. Companies are navigating both the setbacks and opportunities shaping the world of surf parks. Surf Park Central (SPC) is working to make this

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From Coal to Kegs: Council in Southeast England greenlights Seahive wave pool project

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Dover District Council's planning committee has approved plans for the Seahive wave pool and a 120-room hotel on the site of a former coal mine in Kent. The application was given the green light on Thursday after the company revamped the design and modified the proposal following a previous denial of planning permission. In addition to the hotel, the proposed

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Chapter 11 crew head to Waco Surf

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We’ve been fans of Dane Reynolds’ Chapter 11 TV for quite some time. And love the formula of fresh clips set to off-the-radar bands and served up with a hefty side of artsy flair. So when the Ventura-centric channel dropped a Waco Surf edit we almost peed ourselves – wave pools AND Dane’s creativity in the same place? But we

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AI video capture is the next big thing – Luke Wallace of Flowstate explains

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Luke Wallace is the CEO of Flowstate, the AI video capture system adopted by many of the world’s wave pools. We spoke with Luke to find out how a variety of factors came together perfectly to create a platform that records each and every one of your waves during a surf park visit. In the process, the system has opened up

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Want to work at the Kelly Slater wave pool at Surf Abu Dhabi?

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Staffing is underway at Surf Abu Dhabi as Modon Properties prepares its Kelly Slater wave pool for public debut. Late last year Kelly dropped viral Instagram fodder with footage of his new wave pool. In this latest design, we saw not only the perfection of the advanced wave but also the emergence of softer waves courtesy of a new “W”

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Flowstate AI video capture system wins Surfing Australia Innovation Award

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Melbourne-based computer vision startup Flowstate has taken out the Innovation Award at the 2023 Australian Surfing Awards held at the Bondi Pavilion in Bondi Beach, Sydney. This service allows surfers to access and download high-definition clips of their waves, simplifying the process of video management. Flowstate said they designed the AI technology to help amplify the guest experience while also

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The Wave Project appoints new Chief Executive Officer

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One of the great things about wave pools is bringing blue health to non-surf areas. The Wave Project, a group that uses surfing to help people in water both salted and fresh, has just appointed a new CEO, Ramon Van de Velde. The organization works on the belief that the power of connection with nature and the beach can have

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Live Discussion: What is Risk Assessment in the wave pool indust

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This Friday Session discussion features Paul Chivers and Ash Presser. These two veterans in the space address how best to assess risk at your venue. Both Ash and Paul have real-world experience assessing risk for surf park projects and will be sharing their knowledge on the subject. How does risk assessment play into the opening and running of a wave

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Watch Now: How to run a wave pool successfully through the different seasons

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How do you keep your wave pool filled when it’s the stay-inside season and no longer the days of fun in the sun? Attracting customers beyond the core market becomes a big challenge for outdoor wave pools once the weather turns chilly. Die-hard surfers typically are not enough to cover the low-season operational expenses (OpEx). Is the answer as simple

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Class of 2024 – Wave pools that will open this year

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In the realm of wave pool development, a recurring theme has been the challenge of opening these ambitious projects on schedule. This observation, despite potentially ruffling feathers among our commercial partners, is an acknowledgment of the complexities involved in bringing such innovative ventures to fruition.To put this into perspective, consider the tech industry, renowned for its precision and efficiency. It's

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Council simultaneously approves and dismantles surf park

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Planning permission was granted this week for the Brocks Pine wave pool in Dorset. Yay! However, the same council in Dorset simultaneously added it will not enter into commercial discussions to include the surf park as part of future site plans - effectively hamstringing the project. "We are all feeling like a child that's been told good news, but also

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LIVE Discussion: What kind of changes to the surf industry and talent business models will we see?

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Brands are increasingly recognizing the potential of wave pools, as evidenced by Swatch's recent involvement in Waco, indicating a growing trend of companies seeking to tap into new customer bases through surf parks. While Rip Curl has expanded globally, Quik/Boardrider's presence is notably limited to Switzerland, suggesting a varied approach to market penetration. Industry consultants predict a significant evolution in

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New drone footage shows Virginia Beach progress

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Atlantic Park, set to rise on the grounds of the old Virginia Beach Dome, is a development championed by Pharrell Williams. This ambitious project will boast a 2.67-acre Wavegarden Cove that will produce waves from 1-6ft (0.3-1.8m) and cater to novice and advanced surfers.  Wave pool vets Beach Street Development is working with Venture Realty to bring surf to the

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Belgian wave pool fires off first waves

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AllWaves announced that they currently have surf-able waves. The company will slowly begin to allow groups of potential B2B buyers to visit thier Knokke-Heist test facility. In a correspondence with WavePoolMag AllWaves also sent several images of surfers sessioning at the new facility. Utilizing what they describe as their "proprietary pillow technology that mimics the movement of ocean waves," AllWaves

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Wave pool jobs sample platter: New openings and a little HR advice

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How do I find work at a wave pool? There will be 10 surf parks opening this year, and all need to be staffed. In addition, the projects on our Surf Planner Map represent more than 5000 job openings in the next 3-5 years. We've collected a few of the listings on Wavepooljobs to give you a small idea of

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Iconic 80s watch brand adds wave pool to cross-sport comp

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As wave pools gain prominence in the global sports consciousness, inland surf contests have proliferated. Events range from the free-spirited Stab High to the more formal WSL QS events, all benefiting from the reliable surf conditions wave pools provide. Swatch, a brand traditionally associated with action sports in snowy environments, has announced its latest venture into the world of surfing.

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Beyond Bristol – The Nick Hounsfield Interview

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Did you know that Nick Hounsfield comes from a family of inventors? He didn't invent the wave pool at his surf park. No, Wavegarden did that. But he's constantly focused on how things could work. It's like a constant invitation to daydream. We learned this early on but only now have gotten around to poking at this side of Nick.

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Flowstate nominated for Innovation Award at Australian Surfing Awards

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Melbourne computer-vision startup Flowstate has been nominated as a finalist for the Innovation Award at the Australian Surfing Awards. The company launched its automated video capture platform at URBNSURF Melbourne in May 2023. Flowstate uses AI to facilitate video capture, editing, and delivery specifically for wave pools. So far, the company has processed videos of over 1.5 million waves from

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