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Wave Pool Artists: Felipe Iervolino stokes the fires of imagination

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For most of us, the fascination with wave pools started because we want to surf more. This desire, fuelled by the frustrations that come with onshore winds and extended flat spells, touches each surfer differently. Some, like Aaron Trevis, are pushed to design a wave pool. Others choose to plant themselves firmly in the fantasy wave pool world that comes

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Wavegarden Test Tube

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Explained: How Urbnsurf went from build to Beast

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Urbnsurf Melbourne is the first Wavegarden Cove in the Southern Hemisphere and, in many ways, is the epitome of what Wavegarden's founders have been working towards for many years. In early January the gates of Urbnsurf Melbourne flung open to the public, providing the long-awaited opportunity for Australian surfers to finally sample Wavegarden's man-made waves.  Two months prior, behind closed doors, a large number of wave testing sessions took place that very

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Thomas La Fonta rides Expert wave credit James Owen Image Cabin

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Bristol pumps up the volume with two new wave settings for the public

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The Wave has announced it will be running a series of Experience Days for its new bigger wave settings. Surfers in the UK and beyond will be able to sample The Wave’s ‘Advanced Plus’ and ‘Expert’ surf sessions which feature Wavegarden Cove’s turning and barrelling wave settings. Bristol’s best surf spot will pump out the new settings on March 12, 16 and 23rd

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Shrekfest! – East Coast surfers believe in the American Dream

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It was only a matter of time before getting pitted under the watchful eye of a giant, fiberglass Shrek and Kung Fu Panda became a reality. Rejoice pop-culture shredders, the day is nigh. Initially set for a late 2019 opening, American Dream announced this week it will launch its DreamWorks Animation Water Park on March 19, 2020. That indoor facility

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Game Time: Comparing and contrasting wave pools and the ocean

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AkuShaper CFO Garry Hoover recently went to the Urbnsurf pool in Melbourne and sent us some interesting info. While not a how-to guide by any means it's a cool game with musings on the separation of pool and sea. And yes, it's done in the classic compare and contrast style just like you did in school. So smitten with Urbnsurf,

AkuShaper CFO Garry Hoover recently went to the Urbnsurf pool in Melbourne and sent us some interesting info. While not ...Continue ›


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New speakers and topics added to Surf Park Summit

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The lineup of speakers and panelists for Surf Park Summit 2020, March 31 / April 1 at the Scripps Seaside Forum in La Jolla, California is unprecedented. The summit audience is approaching capacity and showing a strong mix of current and future surf park developers, operators, investors, surf industry execs/legends, architects, engineers and suppliers across a wide range of man-made

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Australia’s first-ever wave pool competition will go down in March

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Surfing Victoria announced that the first-ever wave pool surfing event in Australia will be the Melbourne Pool Party presented by URBNSURF this coming March 15th. Surfing Victoria and URBNSURF will be bringing together the top Victorian surfers for the first-ever competition showcasing Australia’s first surf park and the depth of Victorian surfing. Featuring DJ’s, Food Trucks, Expression Sessions and over

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Kelly pumps out plan to score in the sand and scrub

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In the California desert between the towns of Thermal and Palm Springs, a distance of 30 miles, surfers will soon be able to sample no less than four wave pool technologies. If all goes well, American Wave Machines, SurfLoch, Wavegarden and now Kelly Slater Wave Company will be pumping out desert waves in the next few years. This week KSWC

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Surf Lakes enlists subway strategist to help map out future pools

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The mad plunger group in Yeppoon Australia, Surf Lakes, announced they have signed a global strategic project delivery agreement with national property and infrastructure consultancy APP Corporation (APP). APP is known for behemoth undertakings like getting Sydney’s miles of underground Metro built and doing major road upgrades in places like the Perth airport. A news statement revealed that APP will

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Big, fat fun returns as Stab High rushes Urbnsurf

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Stab announced its annual Stab High event will take place at Melbourne, Australia’s Urbnsurf facility this year. The previous two years were held in Texas at the BSR Surf Resort powered by American Wave Machines. The new venue boasts the southern hemisphere’s first full-size Wavegarden Cove. “Not only will we be on a different continent for Stab High 3.0, but

Stab announced its annual Stab High event will take place at Melbourne, Australia’s Urbnsurf facility this year. The previous two ...Continue ›


Luca doble at surf lakes

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The (almost forgotten) art of longboarding in a wave pool

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Since Kelly’s pool debuted in December of 2015 the world’s machine-generated surf has been the domain of shortboarding. The very first clip of Waco’s wave featured a flip by Hawaiian all-star Seth Moniz. And just like that, the concrete set in our collective wave pool psyche and machine waves became synonymous with high-performance shortboarding. But between the Instagram shares of

Since Kelly’s pool debuted in December of 2015 the world’s machine-generated surf has been the domain of shortboarding. The very ...Continue ›


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Surf Park Summit: A place for wave pool dreamers and developers

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Urbnsurf, The Wave, DSRTsurf, Surf Lakes, Palm Springs Surf Club and others will be sharing their experiences in La Jolla March 31 and April 1... Organizer Jess Ponting’s accent is confusing. Born in Britain but brought up in Australia and aged in California. The result is a mashup of B-List actor royalspeak with flashes of ocker and the occasional SoCal

Urbnsurf, The Wave, DSRTsurf, Surf Lakes, Palm Springs Surf Club and others will be sharing their experiences in La Jolla ...Continue ›


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Television: Tour every surf-able wave pool on planet earth

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What do the world’s wave pools look like from space? Take a tour of every surf-able pool in the world. With help of Google Earth and terabytes of stock footage, we circumnavigated a virtual globe and looped each shreddy wave tub together in this special edit. While this clip allows you a peek at the world's surf-able machines with soliton

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surfing in the snow

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Snow Globe Surfing: Photographer captures magic in Bristol

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Surfing just after Storm Ciara this week, Hannah Bristow enjoyed an advanced session on the left at The Wave. She also lucked (or unlucked) into a brief snow/hail/sleet tempest that blew through. The stylish goofyfoot from the southwest had a few sessions in Bristol that day. She got several waves back-to-back but this one will always be remembered, mostly because

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Listen To Turtle: Pop-culture mojo spawns wave pool brand

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Rip Curl tapped our collective desire to seek out the perfect wave. By translating our collective quest for surf into “The Search,” they created one of the greatest surf-related campaigns ever. But it’s lost on all of us who simply can’t relate to a three-week boat trip in the Mentawai Islands. A like-minded campaign to The Search simply won't work

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waco wave pool summer

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Television: Summer vibes in Waco

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In the Northern Hemisphere it’s the dead of winter. Cold. Gray. But typically great surf, depending on your locale. However, trunking it just looks like a dream. Especially when there’s frost on the ground. For many of us now is the perfect time to flashback to this American Wave Machines clip featuring highlights from the Stab High practice rounds. Filmed

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Showtime: Circular wave pools past, present and (hopefully) future

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A brief, heavily pixelated history of circular wave pools Kelly had one. Greg Webber had one. Even Wavegarden had one. The quest for an endless wave peeling along a circular wave pool is embedded deep within our collective surf psyche. Even with all the surf-able technological wonders coming to light these past few years, we've yet to see the mythical

A brief, heavily pixelated history of circular wave pools Kelly had one. Greg Webber had one. Even Wavegarden had one. ...Continue ›


mambo art at urbnsurf

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Surf Park Art: Melbourne digs surf roots with Mambo collab

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Urbnsurf inked a deal this week to work with Australian surf brand Mambo. The collab means the Mambo Surf Deluxe capsule collection will light up the wave pool’s on-site surf shop with vibrant party shirts, tees and towels. And, of course, there's art. Ben Brown and Le Grizz are dousing the surf park in color by adding original artwork via

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Desert wave pool

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Desert trend for wave pools continues unabated in Arizona

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Wave pool makers are giddy with the prospect of creating surf in arid environs. Las Vegas, the Coachella Valley and now Gilbert and Scottsdale Arizona all have projects in the planning stages. The Strand by entrepreneur John McLaughlin seeks to create a surfing “desert oasis.” The development is generating a lot of interest through social media and on their traditional

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Snowdonia instructor Delyth Darlington

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Learn to surf: Top 5 beginner tips from wave pool pro Delyth Darlington

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Learning to surf in a wave pool is different from leaning to surf in the ocean. But the basics that fast-track surfers from kook to capable are constant. A bigger board, practicing your pop-up and finding that paddle sweet-spot help in waves regardless of whether they are salted or fresh. Most importantly, to tie all these pieces of information together

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Wave pool project gets push from Myrtle Beach tourism department

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Myrtle Beach is a well-known vacation destination on the Atlantic coast with a boardwalk, theme park and Ferris wheel. Along with golf courses, the area attracts 20 million visitors annually. Unfortunately, quality surf in the area is lacking (mostly due to a pesky, shallow continental shelf). American Surf Parks is aiming to bring a surf park to the area with

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Surf X Midlands

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Surf Lakes wave pool tracks for central UK

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Surfing in the middle of the UK just got a big push with a flurry of social media activity. The project, Surf X, is planned for the Midlands of England near Northampton has been busy on Instagram. The development aims to tap the expanding leisure market in the UK and globally by building a central wave pool surrounded by other

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Wisemans Ferry Retreat wave pool

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Surf Loch roll continues with Sydney-area wave pool announcement

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Surf Loch has been blossoming of late with new pool projects popping up globally. Recently the company was named as the provider for an €800Million project in the south of Spain. Now the expansive work of Tom Lochtefeld will be seen in Australia. Today the Daily Mail reported that the Wisemans Ferry Retreat and Golf Club filed a proposal for

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Surf's Up Standing Wave

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Retro TV: Standing wave party with pool royalty Cheyne Magnusson & JOB

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It seems so long ago. Only six years have passed since this episode of Who is JOB aired. Since then, five soliton wave pools have opened up globally while a handful of standing waves have flourished (with some becoming comp stops on a dedicated tour). In that time Cheyne Magnusson has helped thrust BSR Surf Resort onto the main stage

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How does Lib Tech’s green surfboard build work? And, well, does it work?

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Fine-tuned Mayhem Puddle Jumper model in an (almost) indestructible ECO ISO build It’s not everyday you can buy a new board, throw it down in the surfshop parking lot and then jump on it (bouncing up and down for good measure). The only time I’ve driven over a surfboard was during an inebriated flat spell in Baja (we kept the boards

Fine-tuned Mayhem Puddle Jumper model in an (almost) indestructible ECO ISO build It’s not everyday you can buy a new ...Continue ›