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It’s Here: WavePoolMag Merchandise

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We've grown a lot this past year thanks to your curiosity and stoke. And now we're offering a little schwag so you can show your froth for unsalted surfing. Through a design collaboration with San Francisco’s Great Highway Art Gallery and South African artist ZefNick, we commissioned these Tees & Hoodies for our readers. The WavePoolMag merchandise is available on

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Fantasy Island wave pool drawing

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Dream wave pool powered by secret underground volcanic vent

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Think differently. The creative mind is as integral a component to wave pool development as engineering chops. Quite often, that spark of surf inspiration happens visually in the form of a scribble on a napkin or a 12-hour sketchbook bender. Next comes the hours of photo rendering. We’ve profiled several artists here on WavePoolMag as well as major players in

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Shane Beschen and son at Citywave

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Podcast: From cranky pro to pool bro – Shane Beschen opens up

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Find out why one of the few surfers to irritate Slater in the ’90s is emerging as a major player in the wave pool boom Shane Beschen has found an impressive post-Tour career revolving around coaching and wave pools. Top ten surfer throughout the nineties, the only surfer to secure a perfect 30 heat and one of just a handful

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PerfectSwell at Richmond Surf

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World’s largest PerfectSwell to open in Richmond Virginia

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A new development in the suburbs of Richmond Virginia will include the largest-to-date PerfectSwell wave pool by American Wave Machines. Estimates are that the surf park will be twice the size of the famed BSR Surf Resort in Waco and could open as soon as spring 2022. The overall commercial project is called The Lake. Within that, the Richmond Surf

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Multi-use pass wave pool trend on point at The Wave

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Bristol group announces Surfer Saver program The brand new 180m inland surfing lake near Bristol is the wave pool hit of the Northern Hemisphere. Despite it being deep winter, European and North American surfers are making the pilgrimage to try out the first full-size Wavegarden Cove. To satisfy a hearty local crew of UK surfers the folks at The Wave

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surf loch costa del sol

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Surf Loch’s European Wave House 2.0 to launch in Spain

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Development in the heart of Europe's vacationland will get wave pool... Spain’s Costa del Sol is known throughout Europe for sun, seaside raves, five-week vacations and grand, grand development projects. It’s extremely popular with ex-pats from Scandinavia and the British Isles. At the intro to the Y2K classic “Sexy Beast” a swollen, sunburnt Ray Winstone bakes by the pool somewhere

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“Beast Plus” setting launched for latest Melbourne clip

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Ozzy Wright is fast approaching, like what, 70-years-old or something right? Anyway, the guy’s showmanship panache has not faded during his years surfing and innovating. In a new clip from Urbnsurf he’s joined by Reef Heazlewood and Isabella Nicols as the Melbourne wave pool tests out some settings at Australia’s newest surf spot. “In late December we began testing a

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wave pool surfer ben gravy

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Foamy and Frothy: Ben Gravy homage to Typhoon Lagoon

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Surfing frothiest YouTuber Ben Gravy re-discovered the chlorinated stoke at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon recently. The man who seeks out and surfs the world’s novelty waves has made a career of documenting his triumphs and shortcomings online. To date he’s surfed several wave pools, dodged rocks at weird inlet mysto spots and surfed all 50 states. This latest clip coincided with

Surfing frothiest YouTuber Ben Gravy re-discovered the chlorinated stoke at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon recently. The man who seeks out and ...Continue ›


honokea proposal

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Wave pool development for Oahu’s west side backed by surf park vets

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Honokea is back in the wave pool game after approval of their surf park proposal on Oahu. The $72 million facility received the green light by the Hawaii Community Development Authority last week. The 7-1 vote allows Honokea to do a feasibility study for a parcel of vacant state land in Kalaeloa on the West Side in the vicinity of

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Longboarding the North Sea and hoping for a wave pool

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Wave pool planned for Belgium’s surfing epicenter

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“The North Sea.” Sounds romantic. Mysterious. The name waxes poetic until you’ve spent time exposed on a flat expanse of frozen beach searching a ragged lineup for any signs of rideable surf. Oddly enough, the less-than-inviting set up along the northwest coast of mainland Europe is dotted with core surf communities. Particularly in Belgium. Like most Belgian surfers, Emilie S

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Long Island Wave pool plan

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Podcast: Digging deep into New York’s new wave pool

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Brett Portera talks about the Long Island Surf Park Brett grew up surfing in Long Island, New York and I caught up with him online to talk about the project he has been working on for over four and a half years. Apologies for the audio quality, (it's tough when you're doing these things over the web), however, you can

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from inside the tube at urbnsurf melbourne

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Beast Mode for mortals: Non-pro breaks down Urbnsurf

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Urbnsurf Melbourne opened this week. And Wooly TV is first out of the gates with a YouTube review of the world’s newest wave pool. In a quick six-minute clip Wooly Macpherson shares s a few takeaways from his sessions at Urbnsurf, from board choice to surviving Beast Mode to paddling. Paddling “Don’t paddle casually into the waves,” says Wooly. “Paddle

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Full update on Oceanside’s wave pool…

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The once a gritty Southern California beach town of Oceanside, sandwiched between the open expanse of the Camp Pendleton military base and bustling North San Diego, is hoping to reinvent part of itself. The old drive-in at Foussat Road and Route 76 will, if all goes according to plan, be re-developed into a mixed-use space that will include a state-of-the-art

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tandem surfing at urbnsurf

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Everything you need to know about surfing Melbourne’s wave pool

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Surfing Melbourne's star wave in 2020! The long wait is over, as Melbourne's newest surf spot busts open its doors for the public today. The full-sized Wavegarden Cove facility at Urbnsurf is the first of its kind in Australia and only the second one in the world open to the public. Originally scheduled to open last Easter, the big debut

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Rob Wagner

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AdviceLine: How to get the most out of Kelly’s wave pool

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While pros make any pool session look stellar, we are more interested in the experience of the average surfer because let's face it, most of us are average surfers. Rob Wagner reached out to us with a modest prompt to check out an edit from his session at Kelly’s. Mr. Wagner labels himself a “no-name surfer” and said he was

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Podcast: Sophie Everard ventures into The Wave (Bristol)

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Sophie Everard is a journalist, passionate snowboarder and surfer with a lust for life. The stylish goofyfoot has worked extensively within action sports media for more than ten years and is a published writer for industry-leading snowboard titles. She has also set up a brand called "Mad to Live" through which she promotes a positive, modern message of female empowerment

Sophie Everard is a journalist, passionate snowboarder and surfer with a lust for life. The stylish goofyfoot has worked extensively ...Continue ›


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WavePoolMag’s Top Stories for 2019

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Online, certain tricks work better than others to attract pageviews and clickthroughs. Screaming works. Distressing content works. Sexy stuff works. Sometimes all three work, ie "Oh My God Best Bikini Fails Ever!" Because most internet content is framed to please Google, which in turn leads to audience acquisition and conversion, most of what you read in the digital surf sphere

Online, certain tricks work better than others to attract pageviews and clickthroughs. Screaming works. Distressing content works. Sexy stuff works. ...Continue ›


An elephant near Sun City South Africa

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Chlorine and chaos in deepest Africa

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Steven Michelsen walks us through his wild trip from way back when with Mikey February and crew to South Africa’s only wave pool... South African Steven Michelsen is a skilled videographer with stacks of urls in his portfolio. He’s worked for Bong, Quik, Monster Energy, Red Bull and all the brands that tend to pay their invoices on time. His

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Occy at Surf Lakes

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All new highlight wave pool clip from Surf Lakes

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Talon Clemow from Onepalmmedia has put together an all-new edit of some of the best waves from prototype testing at the Surf Lakes R&D facility. The 3-minute reel highlights the wave variety, shape, and versatility for various surf craft. Surf Lakes announced that testing will continue in 2020 with further improvements expected, as they further tune the 5WAVES system. Surfers

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perfect swell at bsr

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Japan to open surf stadium with Waco tech prior to the Olympics

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California’s American Wave Machines, Inc. announced a joint project with Surf Stadium Japan (SSJ) this week to build a wave pool in Shizunami. The project has already broken ground and officials stated the facility will be surf-able as early as June 2020. If these timeline estimates are correct, Japan will bust a bottle of champagne on the new wave pool

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water drop splash closeup

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The lowdown on buoyancy in a wave pool

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There is so much theory tossed back and forth about why surfing in freshwater feels so different than it does in salted waves. We did some digging to mythbust Fresh vs. Salt buoyancy rumors and answer some basic questions. Guess what we found out? Yes, salt water is more buoyant than freshwater. But it’s a bit more complicated than that.

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Andy Hadden

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Podcast: The Edinburgh odyssey with Andy Hadden

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Wavegarden Scotland is on the crest of breaking ground and Andy lets us in on all the trials and tribulations that have taken him this far. But he isn't done yet. The construction phase could well be the most challenging. Andy Hadden has singlehandedly taken on this monster to bring a new surf spot to Edinburgh: one that sits in

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Kai Lenny’s pool parties scare, stoke and inspire

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So what does a surfer who shortboards like a QS warrior, towsurfs Jaws the way us mortals mindsurf it and hydrofoils flatwater like it’s a perpetual motion machine do for wave pool kicks? Well. A lot it turns out. Waterman Kai Lenny took to Kelly’s, BSR and then Kelly’s again last year to explore all manner of surf craft and

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luca doble at surf lakes

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Teen longboard champ expands Surf Lakes ambassadors list

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Surf Lakes is growing their ambassador roster to include Queensland Under 18 Longboard Champion, Luca Doble "Luca is a great addition to our ambassador team because not only does she represent a younger generation, but her grace and style on a longboard is an inspiration to behold," said Surf Lakes in a statement. "In line with our motto 'Everybody Gets

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Fab 5: Most Popular WavePoolMag YouTube clips

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To remind the world we have a thriving YouTube platform we carved out a list. We stayed away from click-bait headlines like “Baby Panda Loves Wave Pool” and shied away from tricks like using a screengrab of a bikini slip to promo something about wave pool SUP fails. No. Instead, we are simply showcasing the clips that excited us most

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