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New Coral Mountain project will use more water than Kelly’s rejected proposal

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La Quinta's Planning Commission has given the green light to a revised 387-acre development proposal for Coral Mountain, excluding the previously contested wave basin. The new plan, set for City Council consideration, includes 750 homes, an 18-hole golf course, a 10-acre lake, and 60,000 square feet of commercial space - but no wave pool. The original development, rejected in September

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Germany’s first wave pool inks deal with Volkswagen

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Munich's new wave pool, O2 SURFTOWN MUC, has announced a partnership with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWN) as its "official mobility partner." The 20,000 square meter surf park, currently under construction in the northern area of the Bavarian capital, will feature VWN's presence both on-site and across O2 SURFTOWN MUC's digital platforms. The partnership entails a comprehensive presence for VWN within

Munich's new wave pool, O2 SURFTOWN MUC, has announced a partnership with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWN) as its "official mobility ...Continue ›


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UNIT deal with Desert Lakes points to more Southern Shores Utah style developments

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UNIT Surf Pool North America LLC, associated with the German headquarters of UNIT, has announced a strategic partnership with Desert Lakes LLC, marking a significant development in its North American expansion efforts. The company said this alliance aims to cater to the distinct markets of the USA, Canada, and Mexico with improved efficiency and services adapted to local needs. Desert

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rockaway beach art

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New wave pool for New York: Far Rockaway, Queens eyes community-focused surf spot

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From across the Hudson River in one of the world's biggest shopping malls, to an exclusive club on Long Island, New York City has constantly forced a re-imagining of surfing in a wave pool. Now a design firm from Brooklyn is engaged in early discussions with the city to develop a new wave pool in Far Rockaway. Local Office Landscape

From across the Hudson River in one of the world's biggest shopping malls, to an exclusive club on Long Island, ...Continue ›


surfaid at waco surf

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SurfAid cup finds 2024 home in Waco Texas

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SurfAid has announced the inaugural SurfAid Cup at Waco Surf, set for March 16, 2024, aiming to raise funds for the organization's impactful health initiatives. This event invites teams from across the nation to compete in a surf competition at the Waco Surf Lagoon, with registration and additional details available on the SurfAid website. The competition is open to surfers

SurfAid has announced the inaugural SurfAid Cup at Waco Surf, set for March 16, 2024, aiming to raise funds for ...Continue ›


Adelaide wave pool

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South Australia eyes wave pool project near Adelaide

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While Brazil booms with projects and the US and Europe make progress daily, Australia has been an odd duck in the wave pool world. With a dense population of surfers (1-in-10 Aussies surf) and a core culture of sport, it would appear that the Lucky Country would have more projects online. We do know URBNSURF have Melbourne and soon-to-be Sydney,

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urbnsurf melbourne

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BYD Pro returns to URBNSURF Melbourne

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On February 3, more than 120 surfers from the Australia / Oceania region will compete in the BYD Pro presented by Rip Curl & Pirate Life, a World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) event. The competition, now a QS 3000, will take place at URBNSURF Melbourne, Australia's first surf park. URBNSURF will feature a new competition setting for the

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wave pool liner

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Wavegarden introduces new liner system to the market

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This week, Wavegarden announced the successful deployment of their liner system designed to waterproof surfing lagoons. The company reports that this technology has undergone extensive testing at Wavegarden’s R&D facility since 2011 and has been implemented in commercial settings at Praia da Grama and Surfland Brasil. A reliable waterproofing system is essential to prevent problems and unexpected costs associated with

This week, Wavegarden announced the successful deployment of their liner system designed to waterproof surfing lagoons. The company reports that ...Continue ›


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URBNSURF & Surfing Vic announce 5-year partnership

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URBNSURF and the state's primary surfing organization, Surfing Victoria, have renewed their collaboration with a five-year agreement to support the development of surfing. "This partnership supports programs that build foundational skills, while also extending surfers at an advanced level. The world-first and prestigious Surfing Victoria High-Performance Program, together with our facilities, provide unparalleled support and resources for surfers at every

URBNSURF and the state's primary surfing organization, Surfing Victoria, have renewed their collaboration with a five-year agreement to support the ...Continue ›


Óbidos wave pool

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Does Portugal have a wave pool race? Two spots announced

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Óbidos, Portugal is set to become the home of the nation's first (or second) surf park, a €30 million development complete with a four-star tourist village. The ambitious project, spearheaded by Surfers Cove and backed by major shareholders including Despomar, Alaïa Bay, Admar, and Menlo Capital, is expected to create 50 new jobs and reach an annual turnover of approximately

Óbidos, Portugal is set to become the home of the nation's first (or second) surf park, a €30 million development ...Continue ›


Surf Lakes

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Surf Lakes moves to America

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Australian wave pool company Surf Lakes has officially transitioned to a United States-based corporation with the successful completion of a Scheme of Arrangement process. The newly formed Surf Lakes Global, Inc., headquartered in Delaware, now serves as the parent company to Surf Lakes. This move is designed to capitalize on the expansive US market and facilitate the company's growth. Despite

Australian wave pool company Surf Lakes has officially transitioned to a United States-based corporation with the successful completion of a ...Continue ›


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Canadian wave pool project gets the greenlight after six years

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All systems are go for South Britannia, British Columbia—the wave pool project, associated sports facilities, and 1,000 houses have been approved in their entirety. The master plan for South Britannia, almost midway between Vancouver and Whistler, passed its third and final reading. "We had to convince them (local politicians) that it was a good idea because it was such a

All systems are go for South Britannia, British Columbia—the wave pool project, associated sports facilities, and 1,000 houses have been ...Continue ›


Starguard water safety for wave pools

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New Surf Park Safety program alliance forms

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StarGuard ELITE, LLC (SGE) has formed a strategic alliance with URBNSURF to create an international Surf Park Safety program. This initiative will merge SGE's aquatic safety training and risk prevention services with URBNSURF's experience in operations and best practices. The collaboration aims to establish a technology-neutral safety framework applicable to surf parks worldwide, offering training standards, certifications, and operational guidelines.

StarGuard ELITE, LLC (SGE) has formed a strategic alliance with URBNSURF to create an international Surf Park Safety program. This ...Continue ›


Beyond the Club wave pool in Sao Paulo

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São Paulo’s newest wave pool already under construction

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São Paulo, Brazil, will become home to a new sports lifestyle club featuring the world's largest Wavegarden Cove. Named Beyond The Club, the expansive project, covering over 100,000 square meters, is currently under construction and is slated to open in the first quarter of 2025. The club will be located just 15 minutes from Faria Lima, near the Transamerica Bridge, providing

São Paulo, Brazil, will become home to a new sports lifestyle club featuring the world's largest Wavegarden Cove. Named Beyond The ...Continue ›


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Desert Neighbor: One person’s relationship with the Palm Springs pool

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The highly anticipated Palm Springs Surf Club has finally opened its doors. As a Coachella Valley resident and a lifelong surfer who has been landlocked, I had the privilege of observing the entire development process. Nearly every week for almost four years, I visited the site, watching this engineering marvel take shape. The builders have indeed created a remarkable resort.

The highly anticipated Palm Springs Surf Club has finally opened its doors. As a Coachella Valley resident and a lifelong ...Continue ›


Palm Springs Surf Club has announced the suspension of all surf sessions

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Palm Springs Surf Club shuts wave pool 10 days after launch

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The Palm Springs Surf Club has announced the suspension of all surf sessions for the remainder of January and February due to technical issues. The recently launched facility, which had been operational for ten days, is facing a possible lengthy closure of its wave-generating system. Brian Alper of Palm Springs Surf Club told WavePoolMag they aren't divulging information until the

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jackson bunch at the surf ranch

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Wave pools could benefit from new board rental move by Firewire

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Firewire has launched a new surfboard rental program known as Firewire Fleets, currently available in the United States with plans to expand to additional regions. The program is designed to provide surfers with the opportunity to rent surfboards from a curated selection at participating surf shops and wave pools. The rental service offers customers the flexibility to use different surfboards

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when can you surf the munich wave pool?

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When can you surf the Munich wave pool? New clip shows construction progress

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Southern German surfers, traditionally confined to the stationary river waves like the renowned Eisbach and reliant on surf trips to coastal areas, will soon enjoy a consistent and high-quality wave facility. The construction of the 20,000 square meter O2 SURFTOWN MUC surf park in Hallbergmoos, adjacent to Munich Airport, is progressing on schedule, with an official opening slated for early

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circular wave pool design

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The never-ending circular wave pool dream is about to become a reality

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Fascinated by the potential for a never-ending ride in a circular wave pool, we originally posted a profile on the Surfring project a while back. It was a heavily trafficked until Surfring did a U-Turn and requested a return to anonymity. "Until launch we need to keep below the radar as we get through the current mvp phase. I’d like

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wavepoolmag tv shows palm springs surf club party

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Palm Springs Surf Club party raw clip

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Surf omnivore Blair Conklin is quickly developing a close relationship with the Palm Springs Surf Club. The stylish regular-footer attended the wave pool's inaugural New Year's Eve bash and lucked into an invite to surf the tank. "With last-minute notice, Chance Gaul invited me to an expression session just as I ordered my first Paloma at the pool's newly opened

Surf omnivore Blair Conklin is quickly developing a close relationship with the Palm Springs Surf Club. The stylish regular-footer attended ...Continue ›


urbnsurf sydney expects to open in 2024

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Watch the Sydney wave pool take shape

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So what's happening at Australia's next wave pool? URBNSURF Sydney just released a time-lapse of ongoing construction on site that shows the park taking shape. In social posts and on YouTube, the company told viewers, "From breaking ground, crafting the man made banks of the lagoon floor to erecting the buildings where guests will enjoy a plethora of lagoon-side leisure

So what's happening at Australia's next wave pool? URBNSURF Sydney just released a time-lapse of ongoing construction on site that ...Continue ›


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WavePoolMag launches deep-dive live Friday Sessions

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Over the past five years, WavePoolMag has cemented its reputation as the leading online resource for in-depth wave pool knowledge. To capture the complexity of topics that can't be fully explored in a single feature, we're excited to expand our content. Starting in January 2024, we invite you to join us for Friday Sessions, a curated series of online roundtable

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dany taylor image from surf lakes

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WavePoolMag Photographer Series Episode 3, Dany Taylor of Surf Lakes

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Making salted surf look magnificent, ethereal, moody and mythical is rather easy given that it’s, well, the ocean. Giving something human-made a nature-made aura is one of the biggest challenges in photography. Editor's Note: WavePoolMag is reposting this profile on photographer Dany Taylor who passed away on December 11, 2023 after battling cancer. His work was unique because he was

Making salted surf look magnificent, ethereal, moody and mythical is rather easy given that it’s, well, the ocean. Giving something ...Continue ›


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The Top 10 Wave Pool Stories of 2023

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What are the key innovations in the wave pool landscape? How are surf parks incorporating artificial intelligence? What impact does riding waves have on human well-being? We did and learned heaps this year and wanted to share what we think are the top 10 wave pool stories of 2023. Kelly Slater Abu Dhabi Wave Pool Goes Salted, Unveils New “W”

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Wave park south korea and how it got to be here.

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From factory town to K-Surf mecca

Podcasts

Hear Euna Kim's firsthand account of Wave Park's inception in Siheung-Si, South Korea. With her mastery of languages and a newfound passion for surfing, Euna played a pivotal role in navigating the intricate journey from vision to reality. She'll reveal how Wave Park has become a cornerstone in the evolution of Korea's surf culture and delve into the complexities behind

Hear Euna Kim's firsthand account of Wave Park's inception in Siheung-Si, South Korea. With her mastery of languages and a ...Continue ›


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