Header Leaderboard 970×90

 
Subscribe

Join Us & Subscribe

Sign-up today and keep up with the latest news on WavePool Mag. Your information will be private and not shared with any third parties.

 |  Latest, News

5 Reasons to Head to the Nearest Wave Pool by Olivia Jameson

Latest, News

Editor’s note: This post is part of a guest series of articles from the global surf community. If you’re looking to scratch your itch and go on an adventure, why not try your hand at the fun water activities at your nearest wave pool? Artificial waves date back to late 19th century Bavaria — when King Ludwig II ingeniously electrified

Editor’s note: This post is part of a guest series of articles from the global surf community. If you’re looking ...Continue ›


ryder-thomas-podcast

 |  Latest, Podcasts

Podcast: Episode 7 Season 2 with Ryder Thomas and his Caribbean project

Latest, Podcasts

Pegasus Lodges, Punta Cana, and Swell International form the basis of this chat with Ryder Thomas Ryder Thomas is a fun, engaging character, and while he was spending a cold grey day in New York, I jumped on a call with him from my base down here in Portugal. We had a long and super interesting conversation all about the

Pegasus Lodges, Punta Cana, and Swell International form the basis of this chat with Ryder Thomas Ryder Thomas is a ...Continue ›


rob kelly

 |  News

Employee of the Month: Rob Kelly, Operations Coordinator for PerfectSwell

News

What are the differences between the waves at American Dream and BSR Surf Resort? PerfectSwell Employee of the month Rob Kelly shares details about each spot... Rob Kelly is a well-rounded social media powerhouse stacking clips in gnarly, cold surf the world over while still keeping his hair wet with novelty sessions in the Great Lakes and the occasional adventure

What are the differences between the waves at American Dream and BSR Surf Resort? PerfectSwell Employee of the month Rob ...Continue ›


wavegarden HQ

 |  Latest, News

Unfiltered: What I learned on my visit to Wavegarden headquarters

Latest, News

The unlikely location for the next chapter in surfing is near the town of Zaurutz in the Basque Country of Spain. The medieval beach town is home to a thriving surf scene complete with surfboard factory, luxury surf boutiques and an annual WSL event. Game of Thrones fans can thank the area for Gaztelugatxe, the isthmus setting for Queen Daenerys Targaryen’s

The unlikely location for the next chapter in surfing is near the town of Zaurutz in the Basque Country of ...Continue ›


night surf wave pool

 |  News

How much to surf Urbnsurf? Price changes reflect the cost of perfect waves

News

It’s amazing the variety in wave pool projects that blip on our radar screen. From multi-million dollar homes fronting a central surf lagoon to low-cost, barebones waves peeling off adjacent to a dirt lot. The business models are varied, and there’s a reason for that. In this new space, surf parks are trying to make the dream of sharing waves

It’s amazing the variety in wave pool projects that blip on our radar screen. From multi-million dollar homes fronting a ...Continue ›


artist image of wave pool, beer and hops

 |  News

Latest wave pool project opts for America’s beer barrel

News

If all goes according to plan Yakima Washington, two hours from Seattle and three hours from Portland will break ground on a Wavegarden Cove this year. Yakima Valley is closer to Canada than it is to Trestles and while most surfers will envision either Bigfoot country or cold, windswept plains of wheat, in reality, the valley here resembles that other

If all goes according to plan Yakima Washington, two hours from Seattle and three hours from Portland will break ground ...Continue ›


Wai Kai standing wave pool

 |  Latest, News

World’s largest deep-water standing wave breaks ground on Oahu

Latest, News

Developers announced today that construction is underway on The LineUp, the anchor attraction to the Wai Kai waterfront facility at Hoakalei Resort in Ewa Beach in West Oahu. Wai Kai will feature what’s labeled by developers as “the world’s largest deep-water standing wave.” Built by CityWave, the 100-feet-across structure will host three surf areas sitting side-by-side. Citywave machines run between

Developers announced today that construction is underway on The LineUp, the anchor attraction to the Wai Kai waterfront facility at ...Continue ›


artist rendering of mix tape

 |  Latest, News, Television

Battle those Bots! Captivating wave pool videos recommended by flawed humans

Latest, News, Television

What’s appearing on your social media feed? Did your House Hunters International YouTube binge kick the surf clips off your suggested list? Did you inadvertently create a vortex of paint-choice tutorials pockmarked with Bed, Bath and Beyond adverts and nary a Ben Gravy suggestion? Blame the YouTube algorithm. “But algorithms and their bots are wonderful,” you say. The one on

What’s appearing on your social media feed? Did your House Hunters International YouTube binge kick the surf clips off your ...Continue ›


world map of wave pools

 |  Latest, News

Surf Planner Update: The world’s latest wave pools – Is your town on the list?

Latest, News

Welcome to our latest edition of the Surf Planner update. This month saw a flurry of activity globally with more wave pools planned for Europe, South America, Australasia and the USA. The WavePoolMag Surf Planner is currently up-to-date with nearly 95 projects worldwide. How do we do it? How do we track down all the developing projects in the world?

Welcome to our latest edition of the Surf Planner update. This month saw a flurry of activity globally with more ...Continue ›


 |  Latest, News

Wave pool plans for West Oz reignited with new location

Latest, News

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Sydney would be moving ahead quickly with a proposed Wavegarden Cove as done by Urbnsurf, the group is now sighting on the Cockburn section of Perth. Urbnsurf is hoping to begin construction on the $40-million project in 2022. The new location follows a disappointing run at making waves in nearby Melville. In

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Sydney would be moving ahead quickly with a proposed Wavegarden Cove as ...Continue ›


 |  Wave Technology

How the Endless Surf wave system works

Wave Technology

Endless Surf Endless Surf is another one of the major pneumatic systems on the market today. Surf is created when air is pushed through caissons (chambers) in sequence to produce a variety of wave shapes and sizes. The number of caissons at the deep end of their heart-shaped pool correlates with the wave system’s size. An Endless Surf 1800 has

Endless Surf Endless Surf is another one of the major pneumatic systems on the market today. Surf is created when ...Continue ›


 |  Wave Technology

How the American Wave Machines/PerfectSwell system works

Wave Technology

American Wave Machines/PerfectSwell PerfectSwell uses a pneumatic system similar to Endless Surf, SurfLoch and others. While there are nuances to the systems that come through in the patents and are obvious to engineers, it’s basically air pushed into the water to create waves. The pneumatics are housed in caissons hidden in a central wall. Software controls the firing sequence of

American Wave Machines/PerfectSwell PerfectSwell uses a pneumatic system similar to Endless Surf, SurfLoch and others. While there are nuances to ...Continue ›


 |  Wave Technology

How the Wavegarden Lagoon system works

Wave Technology

Wavegarden Lagoon The first of the wave pool 2.0 generation to break ground nearly a decade ago is alive and well at Adventure Parc Snowdonia. This is the beast that launched the whole revolution while Kelly, Greg Webber, Lochtefeld and others were still in the lab. Developed deep in the Basque Country of Spain, the world woke to the Lagoon

Wavegarden Lagoon The first of the wave pool 2.0 generation to break ground nearly a decade ago is alive and ...Continue ›


wavegarden HQ

 |  Wave Technology

How the Wavegarden Cove works

Wave Technology

Wavegarden Cove Wavegarden developed the Cove system shortly after their groundbreaking Lagoon design. Where the Lagoon had limitations in wave count and variety, the Cove resolved these issues critical to a profitable surf park. The system is a diamond-shaped pool with a customizable pier or footbridge running through the center. The top end of the pier houses the machinery that

Wavegarden Cove Wavegarden developed the Cove system shortly after their groundbreaking Lagoon design. Where the Lagoon had limitations in wave ...Continue ›


Surf Loch wave pool design

 |  Wave Technology

How the Surf Loch wave pool works

Wave Technology

SurfLoch Wave pool OG scientist Tom Lochtefeld finally saw his design come to light in 2020. After years of test tanks and sketches, the inventor of the FlowRider pumped out waves at an abandoned water park in the desert. SurfLoch’s technology uses pneumatic systems within big caissons (a watertight concrete or metal chamber) that push out air to displace water

SurfLoch Wave pool OG scientist Tom Lochtefeld finally saw his design come to light in 2020. After years of test ...Continue ›


A Surf Lakes set framed as a tropical vacation postcard

 |  Wave Technology

How the Surf Lakes wave pool design works

Wave Technology

Surf Lakes Anyone who has tossed a rock into still water and watched the ripples fan out comprehends the Surf Lakes system. Mix in elementary bathymetry knowledge and each one of us believes we could design such a machine. But we can’t. A pneumatic system pumps hydraulics to move a giant central plunger up and down at a specified height

Surf Lakes Anyone who has tossed a rock into still water and watched the ripples fan out comprehends the Surf ...Continue ›


Kelly Slater at his wave pool

 |  Wave Technology

How the Kelly Slater Wave Pool Works

Wave Technology

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

Kelly Slater Wave Company Kelly’s design is the most famous of the wave pools. The prototype transformed an abandoned waterski ...Continue ›


 |  Latest

2020 in the Rearview: Here are the stories that mattered for one reason or another

Latest

In a year ruled by a pandemic, a common theme was finding escape. With our usual social and work outlets twisted and restricted, many of us searched for a new happy place. We learned to cook. We Zoomed. We binge-watched Tiger King. Many of us simply curled up and cried in the corner while out in the world wave parks

In a year ruled by a pandemic, a common theme was finding escape. With our usual social and work outlets ...Continue ›


crowd at urbnsurf melbourne

 |  Latest, News

Where will the next Urbnsurf be?

Latest, News

Urbnsurf announced today that it has welcomed more than 100,000 guests in 2020 despite only being open for six months of the year due to COVID-19. The park opened on January 6th, then closed twice before re-opening in mid-October, and is now experiencing strong demand in the lead up to the New Year. “Despite a challenging 2020, we’re thrilled to

Urbnsurf announced today that it has welcomed more than 100,000 guests in 2020 despite only being open for six months ...Continue ›



 |  Latest, News

Arizona could rival Palm Desert with this latest wave pool addition

Latest, News

Surf Town Arizona adds weight the "desert-as-surf-spot" trend popping up in The West. If all goes according to plan the development will bring the number of Arizona wave pools to four - an even tie with the Coachella Valley. The new park will join Big Surf in Tempe as well as Gilbert and Mesa as Arizona’s latest surf spots. Surf

Surf Town Arizona adds weight the "desert-as-surf-spot" trend popping up in The West. If all goes according to plan the ...Continue ›


waveseg test tank

 |  Wave Technology

How the WaveSEG wave generation system works

Wave Technology

WaveSEG Argentinian company with a fully-funded research warehouse developing the latest pneumatic approach to wave-making. The system is an air-compression-setup much like PerfectSwell, Endless Surf and Surf Loch, all of whom use a technique pushing out air from caissons to displace water and create waves. The WaveSEG system, at least the test models, looks very different because the air cannons

WaveSEG Argentinian company with a fully-funded research warehouse developing the latest pneumatic approach to wave-making. The system is an air-compression-setup ...Continue ›


 |  Latest, Television

Solstice celebration on both sides of the equator

Latest, Television

As the northern hemisphere celebrates the longest night of the year, we venture way south of the equator for a night surf with Noa Deane, Creed McTaggart, Shaun Manners and Thom Pringle at Urbnsurf. Australia is on their longest day of the year and it's nice to know we'll be doing the same in six months. Hey, solstices are special

As the northern hemisphere celebrates the longest night of the year, we venture way south of the equator for a ...Continue ›


webber wave pool design

 |  Wave Technology

How the Webber Wave Pool system works

Wave Technology

Webber Wave Pools Greg Webber’s fertile mind has been spitting out wave pool and artificial reef concepts for years. His latest is a system on a looped steel rail track fitted with wheeled carriages. “Like a carriage on an urban monorail system,” he says. Wave-making hulls are attached to the wheeled carriages which are driven by electric motors. All of

Webber Wave Pools Greg Webber’s fertile mind has been spitting out wave pool and artificial reef concepts for years. His ...Continue ›


okahina wave system

 |  Wave Technology

How the Okahina Wave system works

Wave Technology

Okahina Wave This system is not a wave pool, but a floating wave atoll deployed in lakes, bays and any calm body of water. Based on a spinning motor that directs waves outward along a spiral reef foundation, waves wrap along the spiral for 30-second rides. Max setting produces waves of 6-feet-high and a pier allows spectators to get close

Okahina Wave This system is not a wave pool, but a floating wave atoll deployed in lakes, bays and any ...Continue ›