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alaia bay surf the alps

 |  Television

Video: Alaïa Open Winter Cup recap

Television

The majestic Swiss Alps can now claim to be part of the history of surfing. Despite the water temperature reaching near freezing (3.5ºC/38.3F), 125 brave surfers from across the globe competed in the inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup in Sion, Switzerland. Participants were quick to forget about the icy waters and focused on posting their best performances and highest scores possible. This was one of the first major international competitions staged in the Wavegarden Cove,

The majestic Swiss Alps can now claim to be part of the history of surfing. Despite the water temperature reaching near freezing (3.5ºC/38.3F), 125 ...Continue ›


kelly slater endorfins fin

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New fin system by Kelly will float in the pool

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Kelly Slater and Firewire just launched eco-themed Endorfins, a new carbon twill build with very specific flex patterns and weight properties. The new line is made of a layered ultralight carbon veil over a P.E.T core (yes they float) and is designed to stay put in fin boxes so they won't come loose and litter the ocean (or pool) floor.

Kelly Slater and Firewire just launched eco-themed Endorfins, a new carbon twill build with very specific flex patterns and weight ...Continue ›


wave pool jobs at bsr

 |  News

BSR call for Director of Surf Experience heralds new niche market

News

The wave pool industry is growing. What is niche today won't always be that weird thing that's difficult to explain to relatives over the Holidays. Your uncle won't harrass you when you say you're a Wave DJ - "well what kinda music is that?" Today there are only a handful of jobs at the world’s limited number of surf parks,

The wave pool industry is growing. What is niche today won't always be that weird thing that's difficult to explain ...Continue ›


Surf Aid Cup wave pool

 |  News

SurfAid Cup returns to Urbnsurf wave pool for a second year

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SurfAid announced today they will partner with Urbnsurf for the return of the SurfAid Cup in 2022. The event will raise vital funds to improve the health, wellbeing and resilience of people living in isolated regions. The event will be held on Friday 25th March in Melbourne at Australia's only public-facing surf-focused wave tank. Urbnsurf delivers a variety of Wavegarden

SurfAid announced today they will partner with Urbnsurf for the return of the SurfAid Cup in 2022. The event will ...Continue ›


allentown

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Rewind: The Allentown wave pool comp 1985

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Wave pool comps have a bad rep. Much of it due to the tense monotony of the CT elite at Kelly’s. Yes, there are moments of brilliance, but overall the splendor of surf spectating is dragging anchor at such events. Conversely, the longboard event at Kelly’s was beautiful, graceful and engaging. Further up the wave pool comp please-o-meter the Alaia

Wave pool comps have a bad rep. Much of it due to the tense monotony of the CT elite at ...Continue ›


holiday wave pool party

 |  News

World’s wave pool prices and availability for Holiday (and other) parties

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Which wave pool will host your Holiday party for $300,000 and which one will do it for $1,250? We researched The Wave, Urbnsurf, Alaia Bay, BSR, Snowdonia, Praia da Grama, Kelly's, Surf Stadium & Wave Park to get you prices and availability for the world's surf parks. Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Boom! it’s suddenly December. Better get working

Which wave pool will host your Holiday party for $300,000 and which one will do it for $1,250? We researched ...Continue ›


wavepool urbnsurf sydney

 |  News

Urbnsurf Sydney: One of the world’s most hotly anticipated surf parks breaks ground

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The long-anticipated groundbreaking at the Urbnsurf Sydney site went down this weekend with the unveiling of official park renderings, surf star appearances and construction vehicles. Sydneysiders and surrounding areas will have access to the park which sites within 30 minutes of the CBD. It will provide an alternative break to the ocean that will pump human-made waves for all ages and abilities. Tom Carroll, Luke Egan and others

The long-anticipated groundbreaking at the Urbnsurf Sydney site went down this weekend with the unveiling of official park renderings, surf ...Continue ›


winter wave pool contest

 |  News

Action-packed final day at the Alaïa Open Winter Cup in Switzerland

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Pedro Menezes wins the Men’s Division in the inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup in Sion, Switzerland, Maud Le Car takes the Women’s Division, Kai Odriozola nabs Juniors and Jamie Veselko crowned kids' champ. The snow and rain stayed away for most of the day for the final heats of the Alaïa Open Winter Cup. Not exactly balmy, it was still

Pedro Menezes wins the Men’s Division in the inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup in Sion, Switzerland, Maud Le Car takes ...Continue ›


wave pool software dream

 |  News

Here are 7 examples of wave technology software systems

News

Cell phones are awesome, they connect us to the modern world and have more computing power than the initial moon landing. But without the software, they’re a paperweight (remember paper?). Just as wave pools are incredible, but without the software to control pumps and valves, they’re an expensive waterlogged hole in the ground not even suitable for swimming laps. With no computer

Cell phones are awesome, they connect us to the modern world and have more computing power than the initial moon ...Continue ›


alaia bay winter cup day 1

 |  News

It’s Snowtime! Int’l field light up Day 1 of Alaia Open Winter Cup

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Check the Live Heat Scores l Check the Webcam It was a hotly-contested opening day of surfing at the Alaïa Open Winter Cup. International and Swiss competitors were battling it out in the perfect surf that Alaïa Bay delivers.  Despite many of the competitors experiencing their first 'snow surf' session as light snow fell throughout most of the day, some incredible surfing and

Check the Live Heat Scores l Check the Webcam It was a hotly-contested opening day of surfing at the Alaïa Open ...Continue ›


Ka'anaPark

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Ka’ana Wave Co grabs Brass Ring award at IAAPA

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Ka’ana Wave Co. is celebrating its successful exhibitor debut at IAAPA Expo 2021, which was held in Orlando, Florida, last month. As well as giving the team a chance to showcase Ka’ana’s cutting-edge CM7-Series wave machines in action, the show also resulted in an awards win for the new technology. For Ka’ana, after months of preparation, planning, logistics, travel and

Ka’ana Wave Co. is celebrating its successful exhibitor debut at IAAPA Expo 2021, which was held in Orlando, Florida, last ...Continue ›


rowlett texas wave pool near Dallas

 |  News

Sapphire Bay update: Wave pool project one small piece in big Dallas development

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Yep, it’s true, everything is bigger in Texas. A large site in the town of Rowlett, which is just to the east of Dallas, on the shore of Lake Ray Hubbard, is set to be home to a large commercial development called Sapphire Bay. This billion-dollar master-planned mixed-use development is expected to open its first phase in fall 2023. The

Yep, it’s true, everything is bigger in Texas. A large site in the town of Rowlett, which is just to ...Continue ›


wavepoolmag iphone app

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Wave pool guide details 100+ projects with innovative App and expanded map page

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The WavePoolMag app for iOS devices is available free of charge at the App Store. WavePoolMag announced a reboot and several functional updates to their ever-popular Surf Planner page and iPhone app which allows users to discover the latest proposed, planned, and open-for-business wave pools from around the world - for free!Powered by the WavePoolMag Surf Planner, the rebooted app includes

The WavePoolMag app for iOS devices is available free of charge at the App Store. WavePoolMag announced a reboot and several ...Continue ›


wave pool travel: Image shows giant wave pool plunger and mountain backdrop at Surf lakes in Yeppoon Australia

 |  News

Wave Pool Surf Travel: Will it become a thing. You know, like the Mentawais?

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Scoring epic waves in the wilds of Indonesia, South America, or any of the myriad of far-flung corners on this watery world is an adventure. An adventure that’ll take a week or more, a nice chunk of change, and possibly provide waves. If you could have guaranteed man-made waves with less time spent traveling, as opposed to potentially scoring storm-bred

Scoring epic waves in the wilds of Indonesia, South America, or any of the myriad of far-flung corners on this ...Continue ›


urbnsurf wave pool settings

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Quick guide to Urbnsurf settings for your post-COVID session

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Urbnsurf has opened back up after serpentining through COVID during another long, cold, lonely winter. But now Australia is opening up to the public - the sun’s out, days are getting longer and the flight traffic at Melbourne International is stacking up. This means the Lucky Country’s favorite public wave pool at the moment (OK, the only one) is firing

Urbnsurf has opened back up after serpentining through COVID during another long, cold, lonely winter. But now Australia is opening ...Continue ›


wave pool engineer how to

 |  User Guide

Want to become a wave pool designer or engineer? Here’s how

User Guide

If you want to be happy, do what you love. An old trick used the world over by school guidance councilors is to ask you, “If you had a million dollars, what would you do all day?” And whatever your response - aside from “nothing” - be it working on old cars, computers, beekeeping, or sketching skyscrapers, is what they

If you want to be happy, do what you love. An old trick used the world over by school guidance ...Continue ›


intervals in wave pools

 |  Podcasts

Podcast: Wave intervals are more important than you might think

Podcasts

In our latest podcast Nick Robinson dives into the hot new topic of intervals in wave pools. Joining Nick and editor Bryan Dickerson are Baptiste Caulonque and Clement Ginestet of Endless Surf wave pools. The four explore the intervals inherent in popular surf systems and how that affects the surf itself, the customer experience and ultimately operating expenditures. It’s a

In our latest podcast Nick Robinson dives into the hot new topic of intervals in wave pools. Joining Nick and ...Continue ›


Alaïa Open Winter Cup surf competition

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The uniquely Swiss $75K Alaïa Open Winter Cup open to all

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The inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup surf competition will take place on the weekend of 4/5 December, with warm-up and training sessions on Friday 3 December. This event is open to both international surfers and local Swiss surfers and includes US$75k in prizes with US$32k in prize money. The comp is remarkable for a few reasons, one being that the

The inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup surf competition will take place on the weekend of 4/5 December, with warm-up and ...Continue ›


wavepool skimboarding

 |  Television

Television: Skim-centric wranglings with Blair and Koa

Television

It’s like a buddy movie without famous actors: giddy, spontaneous and punchdrunk (we’ll blame the jet lag.) One of the most innovative skim-to-surf crossover personalities Blair Conklin took Ultimate Surfer contestant and Skeleton Bay standout Koa Smith on a skim-centric trip to BSR in Waco Texas. The two trade surf craft and barrels and a few airs with poolside banter

It’s like a buddy movie without famous actors: giddy, spontaneous and punchdrunk (we’ll blame the jet lag.) One of the ...Continue ›


wave pool light noise

 |  News

Coral Mountain to demonstrate light noise for neighbors

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Coral Mountain’s planned Kelly Slater Wave Co. tank in the desert east of Los Angeles will stage a light demonstration to show neighbors how the surf park will affect the area. The action is in response to the neighborhood group La Quinta Residents for Responsible Development opposing projects near their housing developments. One issue neighbors raised on a menu of

Coral Mountain’s planned Kelly Slater Wave Co. tank in the desert east of Los Angeles will stage a light demonstration ...Continue ›


Rapid wave pool Expression Session milan

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Rapid wave pool party in Milan showcases tech

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UNIT Surf Pool invited a few of the world’s best rapid surfers to surf and enjoy the 10-meter UNIT wave pool in Milan, Italy recently. The event was titled an ‘Expression Session’ and featured some of the world’s best rapid surf athletes from all walks of life. Legendary rapid surfers and founders of the Rapid Surf League, Quirin Rohleder and

UNIT Surf Pool invited a few of the world’s best rapid surfers to surf and enjoy the 10-meter UNIT wave ...Continue ›


oceanside wave pool

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OceanKamp project underway, but pool remains a mystery

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When will we see Southern California’s first wave pool? Apart from the desert projects, including the Palm Springs Surf Club - scheduled to open mid-2023, the next tank could be in Oceanside. It’s a big ask, but dirt is moving at the project site, and while there have been no formal communications from developers, we dug around to find the

When will we see Southern California’s first wave pool? Apart from the desert projects, including the Palm Springs Surf Club ...Continue ›


child wave pool toy for tidal bore in indonesia

 |  News

Wave Pool Tales: Cosmic children at play in the fields of the moon

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Deep in the jungle of Sumatra there is a monthly tidal bore that regularly sweeps by and through a small village as dependably as a wave pool. And the grown-ups ride this bore in the river on everything from reed canoes to cast-off surfboards left behind by the few Ocean surfers who have come to ride the phenom. But the

Deep in the jungle of Sumatra there is a monthly tidal bore that regularly sweeps by and through a small ...Continue ›


surf park architecture

 |  News

The long, long list of details that go into creating a surf destination

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How do you design a surf park? Well, the short answer is that the pool goes in the middle, and everything else just gets plopped around it. Easy. Done. The rest is simply a smattering of details. But, in reality, these ‘details’ must accommodate a very complex, layered user group. And that’s where the whole process gets tricky. When architects

How do you design a surf park? Well, the short answer is that the pool goes in the middle, and ...Continue ›


night surfing in a wave pool

 |  News

Adventure Parc Snowdonia turns on the lights for concert promo

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Professional surfers Luke Dillon, Tassy Swallow and Lukas Skinner jumped in the water at Adventure Parc Snowdonia recently to film a promo clip for one of the UK's favorite surf/concert events. The special shoot was part of a collaboration with Boardmasters, the long-running WSL event in Newquay England. “We were recently lucky enough to host something seriously special on the

Professional surfers Luke Dillon, Tassy Swallow and Lukas Skinner jumped in the water at Adventure Parc Snowdonia recently to film ...Continue ›