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Wave pools offer great dining

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The culinary offerings at the world’s favorite wave pools will surprise you

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The often-heard mantra for surfers is Surf, Eat, Sleep, Repeat. Here at WavePoolMag, we can’t do much about the sleep part for you, though for surf stoke we do keep you updated with all Wave Pool happenings worldwide. But that leaves food. And oh how we need fuel after a good surf session, especially one at a wave pool where

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OLAS RANCH WavePool

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Pools, Ponies, and Promises – California’s Olas Ranch shut down before it leaves the gate

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Editor's Note: Last week and out of the blue we heard about the Olas Ranch project for San Juan Capistrano. We interviewed the development team and got a dialed-in schematic as to how it would all work. Then, just as quickly, the city of San Juan Capistrano tanked the idea in favor of one of the seven other proposals -

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price guide for wave pools

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The Big List 2022: prices, times & notes for all the world’s wave pools

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How many surf-able wave pools are there in the world? As of today, there are 19 wave pools in the world open and semi-open to the public with dedicated surfing hours - Hint: to find a wave pool opening near you soon, check the WavePoolMag Surf Planner. In this guide, we list hours, prices and features of the world's surfable

How many surf-able wave pools are there in the world? As of today, there are 19 wave pools in the ...Continue ›


couple's surf trip

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Couple Goals: Hit the wave pool, nix the matching polyester outfits, here’s why

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Dripping with sweat, pulse racing, breathing heavily… there’s a reason you like to watch your significant other work out. These physical signs mimic arousal, yet some of us might only see old sweat pants and faded Under Armour gear. But put BAE in a form-fitting wettie, topped off with a stoked smile and surfing can be quite the aphrodisiac. But

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Lukas skinner

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Wave pools & tech boards a staple for up-and-coming UK grom Lukas Skinner

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Lukas Skinner is a 14-year-old up-and-coming talent who’s been fixed on Firewire’s Sci Fi 2.0 and Hydroshort in AWT construction. While the salted breaks around Cornwall are home, he and his dad, 11x European Longboard champion Ben Skinner, hit the wave pools of England as often as they can. In Lukas' latest clip he pushes Firewire’s AWT construction through the

Lukas Skinner is a 14-year-old up-and-coming talent who’s been fixed on Firewire’s Sci Fi 2.0 and Hydroshort in AWT construction. ...Continue ›


alaia bay review

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Wave Pool Reviews by You: Alaia Bay with Remi Chaussemiche

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Search “wave pool” through social platforms and you’ll find a hive of influencers and pros claiming “best pool ever.” But what about us mortal surfers who have to trade hard-earned currency for a crack at perfect waves. We might feel differently after sinking a day’s wage for some surf time. Doesn’t our opinion count? Sure there is Trip Advisor, but

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The Dead (wave) Pool: What happened to the Big Three?

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This is a very exclusive club. One for which you have to spend millions. And you don’t want to be in it. The qualifying barrier? Redundancy. Welcome to the Wave Pool Graveyard. But were their projects out-and-out flops, or simply ahead of their time? Regardless, some have paid a hefty price for trying and tripping, but in the process, they’ve

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James Miles of Urbnsurf

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Employee of the Month: James Miles of Urbnsurf

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James Miles is excitable. It might even be his superpower. He’s one of those individuals who bring enthusiasm wherever they go. And it’s not the cheerleading type of froth so pervasive across Tik Tok and Youtube makeup tutorials. James isn’t phoning it in. I don't think he ever does. Which could explain why he’s had such an illustrious career in

James Miles is excitable. It might even be his superpower. He’s one of those individuals who bring enthusiasm wherever they ...Continue ›


craft beer wave pool in yakima valley

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Craft beer-themed wave pool gets greenlight

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Last week elected officials in Yakima County Washington heard residents speak out on the proposed Barreled Surf Park. Some pro, some con. In the end, local officials will allow Joey Lawrence and Mike Roy to develop land near East Norman and St. Hilaire roads in Moxie. The result will be Barreled, a $30 million surf park with lodging units, a

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filipe toledo at urbnsurf

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Warming up for Bells Beach at Melbourne’s best, uh, left

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Part of being a pro is having to go out when the surf is small, blown out or big and blown out or just plain ugly. This is the big, unglamorous side of being paid to surf. Conditions most of us would ditch in favor of a warm cup of coffee is the stuff pros force themselves into on the

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wave pools and mental health and physical health

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Wave pools signal mental and physical health boom beyond expensive coastal zipcodes

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Does surfing make you a happier person? Yes. Salted surfers have known this all along. There are obvious exercise benefits, but more and more we see that surfing is good for mental health as well. Some call this Blue Health. And as wave pools push surfing beyond the world's coastal borders, stoke and wellness are reaching the landlocked on global

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endless surf partners with surf canada

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Surf Canada partners with Endless Surf as official wave pool partner

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In an agreement, earlier this week British Columbia-based surf pool technology company, Endless Surf, announced they have teamed up with Surf Canada to become the organization's official wave technology partner. Wave pools are benefitting the sport of surfing in incredible ways when it comes to the repetition and training potential that a fully controllable wave offers. Additionally, with surfing now

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KOA Bay fort pierce

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Fort Pierce Update: Koa Bay defines new project

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Without fail, each week we get an inquiry via Instagram or after our Newsletter send out "What's happening with the Florida project?" Our answer is always a question "which Florida project do you mean?" This week we learned that the Fort Pierce wave pool project in Florida is pushing ahead. A new website for Koa Bay shows artist renderings for

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how does the unit standing wave pool work

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Unit wave pool breaks ground in Utah

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The aptly named Hurricane Valley, Utah - 30 minutes from the gates of Zion National Park - is set to host waves. Namely, to be home to the first Unit surf pool in North America. On March 24 ground was broken on an 80 acre, luxury private surf community, Southern Shores. Along with a small lake hosting the 16-meter wide Unit surf

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surfaid cup 2022 at the urbnsurf wave pool

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Wave Pools and Fundraising: SurfAid & Urbnsurf forge template with unique event

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On Friday, March 25th SurfAid's signature fundraiser event, The SurfAid Cup ran at Urbnsurf in Melbourne for the second year. Eight teams from around Australia raised $54,537 for SurfAid’s programs helping to improve the health, wellbeing and resilience of people in remote surf communities. Each team of six featured a lineup of talented surfers, with judging provided by Surfing Victoria.

On Friday, March 25th SurfAid's signature fundraiser event, The SurfAid Cup ran at Urbnsurf in Melbourne for the second year. ...Continue ›


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Endless Surf pool gets the greenlight in Northern Queensland

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The Endless Surf wave pool planned for a site adjacent Port Douglas in northern Queensland Australia was approved by the local council this week. A 294-page officer's report addressed initial concerns about sewage and water use as well as use of agricultural land. The Douglas Shire Council granted the development permit for the 100-acre eco-resort with SUP lagoons, an aqua

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This is how the kelly slater wave pool works

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How the Kelly Slater Wave Pool Works

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Kelly Slater Wave Company Kelly’s design is the most famous of the wave pools. The prototype transformed an abandoned waterski park in Lemoore California into the upscale Surf Ranch, the darling of the WSL and company team-building power perk for the Fortune 500 surf set. The system is a simple plow design, like Wavegarden’s Lagoon and Surf Poel in The

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Gigi Lucas of SurfearNegra

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Can wave pools help diversify the lineup?

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There’s always been a barrier to surfing for persons of color. When beaches ban a specific group of people - until about 1960 in SoCal and 1968 in the Gulf - the result is kids who don’t grow up swimming, going to the beach, or, ultimately, surfing. Most dedicated surfers today learned at a young age, ushered into the fold

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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

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lewis hamilton loves wave pools

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It’s kinda weird, but Lewis Hamilton loves wave pools

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We've got video evidence of Lewis Hamilton in Lemoore, Melbourne and most recently, Waco. And we can't figure out what's going on. This we do know: He is called the Billion Dollar Man, or simply King. He’s often compared that other fast-twitch-muscle-fiber anomaly in the world of sports named Kelly Slater. Lewis owns seven Formula1 world championships to Kelly’s 11

We've got video evidence of Lewis Hamilton in Lemoore, Melbourne and most recently, Waco. And we can't figure out what's ...Continue ›


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After helping flood victims, The Mad Hueys go for a night surf

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The Mad Hueys crew were one of the first to boat aid to towns cut off from the rest of the world during Australia's worst-ever flooding. It was the kind of sober scene we’re growing accustomed to during increasing natural disasters. The brand’s social media channels briefly halted its usual fare of boating fails, surf slams and images of team

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Endless Surf operating settings

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Endless Surf offers more insight into system with latest video

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Endless Surf launches its latest corporate video detailing the ins and outs of its technology. For a world eagerly seeking more information on their brand of wave pool, this latest clip provides a deep dive into metrics and advantages while telling the product story through interviews with the people bringing this innovative system to light. “With over 40 years of

Endless Surf launches its latest corporate video detailing the ins and outs of its technology. For a world eagerly seeking ...Continue ›


Ace Buchan joins Aventuur

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Ace Buchan named surf and sustainability director at Aventuur

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Aventuur announced this week that CT stalwart Adrian “Ace”’ Buchan has joined their growing team. Ace will fulfill the role of Director of Surf and Sustainability. Ace’s position will oversee the sustainability aspects of upcoming Aventuur projects and help ensure their wave parks are in line with surfing’s environmental ethos. Aventuure currently has projects in Perth, Queensland, Northern NSW, New

Aventuur announced this week that CT stalwart Adrian “Ace”’ Buchan has joined their growing team. Ace will fulfill the role ...Continue ›


adaptive surfing wave pool

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How core are you? Fabrizio Passetti made his own artificial leg so he could surf

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With so much emphasis on adaptive surfing and wave pools, it's easy to get the impression that any surfing amputee can do it. But, there are so many things that enter the equation beyond sheer drive and determination. You have to find the right equipment for one, which means being equal parts athlete and inventor. Many prosthetics are simply designed

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bsr changes name to waco surf in 2022

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Find out why BSR changed its name to Waco Surf

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Today, after two years of transition, BSR Surf Resort is now officially Waco Surf and open for the 2022 season. Guiding the transition from a wave tank with minimal amenities to a more sophisticated user experience has been Mike Schwaab, (not to be confused with Michael Schwab of Kelly's technology and Coral Mountain.) Mike's an energetic character who addresses us

Today, after two years of transition, BSR Surf Resort is now officially Waco Surf and open for the 2022 season. ...Continue ›