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Shane Beschen at Citywave Germany

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Guide to the major standing wave pool technologies

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The river surfing scene is credited with launching the standing wave pool boom. Riders don’t have to paddle into standing waves, they can simply acid drop or butt-slide in from the coping. Surfers stay in the same place, never traveling away from where they dropped in. Consequently, the vibe is different, with riders cheering each other on from just a

The river surfing scene is credited with launching the standing wave pool boom. Riders don’t have to paddle into standing ...Continue ›


Colby Perkovich at Surf Lakes

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Firsthand: What’s it like to ride the biggest wave pool surf ever?

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Measuring wave height is very subjective. Estimations vary on whether you look at the face or the back of the wave and whether you come from Hawaii or Florida. How brave you are feeling that day also comes into play. Surf Lakes, home to that big, lovable steampunk plunger named Bob, went extra this week and pushed out what we’re

Measuring wave height is very subjective. Estimations vary on whether you look at the face or the back of the ...Continue ›


Designing your own wave pool

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How do I build a surf park? Insights from Endless Surf’s Paul Chutter

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We get a lot of requests at WavePoolMag from hopeful surf park developers. Via our social channels, the messages usually start “Me and my friends are thinking of building a wave pool.” Then they provide reasons why and exclamations of “It’s gonna be so rad!” The queries usually end with “So, like, how do we get started and what do

We get a lot of requests at WavePoolMag from hopeful surf park developers. Via our social channels, the messages usually ...Continue ›


A wave peels off unriden at the Wave in Bristol

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Healing properties of surfing at work in Bristol wave pool

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Can a wave pool help slough off those layers of sad and make you happy, like, within-your-bones happy? For many of us, a session in the surf is a reset button that puts us in a positive headspace. Many of us also see it as a way to reaffirm the bigger picture too. Surf pioneer Tom Blake referred to the

Can a wave pool help slough off those layers of sad and make you happy, like, within-your-bones happy? For many ...Continue ›


surf lakes barrel

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Surf Lakes adjusts their slab wave

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The waves fired back up at the Surf Lakes R&D facility in Yeppoon with more testing and photo ops. In the most recent round of trials surfers Mark, Jay and Jonah Occhilupo, took to Occy’s Peak. Longboarders Luca Doble and Charlotte Lethbridge surfed the improved beachbreak. One big takeaway from recent improvements is that the plunger has now reached a

The waves fired back up at the Surf Lakes R&D facility in Yeppoon with more testing and photo ops. In ...Continue ›


okahina wave test pool

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First images of Okahina Wave technology revealed

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The wave pool world has long been stunned by the unique properties of the Okahina Wave system. Artist renderings show a circular system spitting out endless rides. Many have pointed out that you can make anything look surf-able in an art mock-up. The recent video of Okahina Wave’s proof-of-concept only raises more questions.In the clip by news outlet Paris Match

The wave pool world has long been stunned by the unique properties of the Okahina Wave system. Artist renderings show ...Continue ›


artists rendering of desert wave pool

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Wave pool race heads to Mesa, Arizona

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Arizona wave pool developers Swell MFG announced this week that the local council approved their upcoming project in Mesa, Arizona.In an online post, the company confirmed that its first full-size wave pool and Revel Surf Park will be located within the Cannon Beach lifestyle destination venue. The development in the East Valley of Phoenix has a work, surf, eat, stay,

Arizona wave pool developers Swell MFG announced this week that the local council approved their upcoming project in Mesa, Arizona.In ...Continue ›


Wavehouse by surfloch artist rendering

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SurfLoch has 10 wave pools in the works

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Tom Lochtefeld’s SurfLoch design is the ‘It Girl’ of the wave pool space at the moment. It’s hard to follow the #wavepool hashtag and not come across SurfLoch digital eye candy. Especially with daily Insta blasts from the prolific crew at Palm Springs Surf Club. The pool in the desert might look familiar to some. This is the same Lochtefeld

Tom Lochtefeld’s SurfLoch design is the ‘It Girl’ of the wave pool space at the moment. It’s hard to follow ...Continue ›


Noah Cohen in Edmonton

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Surf club finds chlorinated home in Edmonton wave pool

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Edmonton is Canada's "Festival City" and is home to North America's largest mall (3.77 million sq ft.). The mall receives about 32 million visitors per year and up to 200,000 shoppers daily. It's also the biosphere for the World Waterpark, a wave pool designed to undulate swimmers while the snow piles up outside. The pool has also spawned a legitimate

Edmonton is Canada's "Festival City" and is home to North America's largest mall (3.77 million sq ft.). The mall receives ...Continue ›


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Scotland inches closer to 2022 launch

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Wavegarden Scotland is moving along after the City of Edinburgh Council granted planning permission. Tartan Leisure Ltd, developers of Scotland’s first surf park, said that permission ruling includes the HUB complex which will provide food, retail, changing and leisure facilities, together with overnight accommodation. The future wave pool site at Craigpark Quarry near Ratho already hosts the world-famous Edinburgh International

Wavegarden Scotland is moving along after the City of Edinburgh Council granted planning permission. Tartan Leisure Ltd, developers of Scotland’s ...Continue ›


surfing the beast setting at urbnsurf

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Urbnsurf Beast comes out at night for testing

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Winter in Melbourne is cold. At night it's even colder. But given the popularity of Urbnsurf it was the one window Urbnsurf could test out some new wave settings during a short COVID window. The result? Along with gloves and hoods - the average Melbourne night temp dips to 7Celsius (45Farenheit) - surfers were treated with several new faces of

Winter in Melbourne is cold. At night it's even colder. But given the popularity of Urbnsurf it was the one ...Continue ›


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Casey Neistat explores the strangeness of the Palm Springs Surf Club

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YouTube alpha Casey Neistat carved out his online career with honest, unfiltered views of the world around him. The entrepreneur with 12 million YouTube subscribers packages these vignettes into cinematic episodes that take viewers behind the scenes of his unusual daily life. So when Casey went to the Palm Springs Surf Club, he documented it not as the latest rad

YouTube alpha Casey Neistat carved out his online career with honest, unfiltered views of the world around him. The entrepreneur ...Continue ›


coco ho at the surf ranch

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Kelly’s wave pool saves live competitive surfing in 2020

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Coco Ho and Filipe Toledo have won the Michelob Ultra Pure Gold Rumble At The Ranch, a one-day, winner-take-all surf showdown in the perfect waves at the Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California. 16 of the world’s best surfers paired up for the first-ever mixed tag team event, with prize money going to charity. Inspired performances from Ho and Toledo saw

Coco Ho and Filipe Toledo have won the Michelob Ultra Pure Gold Rumble At The Ranch, a one-day, winner-take-all surf ...Continue ›


lukas skinner surfs a wave pool

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The Wave Bristol has huge reopening weekend

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The Wave Bristol reopened this weekend after closing mid-March due to COVID-19. For many, this was the first chance to sample the waves in warm water - 20 degrees Celsius, or about 70 degrees Fahrenheit. “We have just had the most amazing weekend reopening The Wave,” the company said on social media. “The team was on point, and the customer

The Wave Bristol reopened this weekend after closing mid-March due to COVID-19. For many, this was the first chance to ...Continue ›


kelly slater with surfboard

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Kelly’s wave pool perfect for board testing two builds

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One of the benefits of having your wave pool the ability to test surfboards any time you want to. In this clip, Kelly Slater samples identical boards built in two different constructions - one light, the other ultra-light. Kelly’s Gamma design by Firewire comes in a Helium build, and the surfboard maker’s famous LFT build. Subtle design and material differences

One of the benefits of having your wave pool the ability to test surfboards any time you want to. In ...Continue ›


focus with surfer

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How do they work? Every wave pool tech explained

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With so many promotional pushes from wave-making technology companies, it's hard to cut through the marketing hype and know what's really going on. To get the lowdown on the different human-made wave companies out there, we spoke with geek-in-the-know Mark "Skip" Taylor of Surf Park Management. Skip and his team's job is to consider all the little details on how

With so many promotional pushes from wave-making technology companies, it's hard to cut through the marketing hype and know what's ...Continue ›


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Mystery tech planned for Washington state wave pool

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Yakima Washington news outlets are reporting plans for a new wave pool in the area. The Barreled surf park project is gaining momentum and hopes to build its future home near Moxee on an 80-acre parcel. Developers Mike Roy and Joey Lawrance say the waves will be up to eight feet on the max setting with 20-second rides. The park

Yakima Washington news outlets are reporting plans for a new wave pool in the area. The Barreled surf park project ...Continue ›


Surfing Bristol in February

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All you need to know about surfing The Wave Bristol

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We went to England to bring you this ultimate The Wave Bristol review. In the article below we investigate, explore and surf the UK’s newest surf spot... This comprehensive report covers everything from The Wave prices to parking and all points in between. Is this surf park user friendly? Can you get barrelled? What’s The Wave cost? How is their

We went to England to bring you this ultimate The Wave Bristol review. In the article below we investigate, explore ...Continue ›


Sarah Beardmore and app graphic

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New app offers complete information on the world’s growing list of 77 wave pool projects

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WavePoolMag launches an interactive global wave pool map with detailed information on every human-made surf-specific wave on the planet.  Working with app developers Nown, WavePoolMag applied the same dedication used to build the Wave Pool Surf Planner to create an app program that's fun, unique and super informative. "I have been a big fan of their Surf Planner for some

WavePoolMag launches an interactive global wave pool map with detailed information on every human-made surf-specific wave on the planet.  Working ...Continue ›


Kanoa Igarashi

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Kanoa helps Wavegarden create new dedicated air section

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Feeling the heat from shooting star wavemakers in Waco and Palm Springs, OG wave pool company Wavegarden announced a dedicated air section this week. Through the talented surfing of Kanoa Igarashi and the software tweaking of Wavegarden founder Josema Odriozola, the two worked out a variety of air settings. The system looks like a submerged obstacle that creates different sections

Feeling the heat from shooting star wavemakers in Waco and Palm Springs, OG wave pool company Wavegarden announced a dedicated ...Continue ›


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COVID-battered WSL season finds hope for fans with wave pool event

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The WSL offered more details about their first upper-tier event of 2020, which will run at the Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California. As telling by these sticky COVID times, the event will be closed to the public but readily available on several digital platforms. To avoid international travel, only surfing's upper echelon residing in the United States will compete. Kelly's

The WSL offered more details about their first upper-tier event of 2020, which will run at the Surf Ranch in ...Continue ›


The wave pool at Boa Visto

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Brazilian wave pool doubles Texas PerfectSwell size

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American Wave Machines today announced a new development called Boa Vista near Sao Paulo, Brazil. The new project with partners JHSF will cover 370 acres and include the world’s largest American Wave Machines wave pool.Currently, the pool at BSR in Waco offers 120-160 waves per hour for 8-10 second rides. While this new pool design looks very different, the thought

American Wave Machines today announced a new development called Boa Vista near Sao Paulo, Brazil. The new project with partners ...Continue ›


Emerge Surf Birmingham artist rendering

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Birmingham officials vote through England’s next wave pool

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The UK is stoked. It has The Wave Bristol and Adventure Parc Snowdonia pumping out freshwater surf with five other locations set to turn on machines in upcoming years. Bournemouth, London, Edinburgh and Milton Keynes are all vying to be the next UK surf spot. But today, Birmingham took a huge leap forward after a unanimous vote in favor of

The UK is stoked. It has The Wave Bristol and Adventure Parc Snowdonia pumping out freshwater surf with five other ...Continue ›


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The Wave Bristol to reopen after a four-month closure

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The Wave was forced to close on March 19 as the UK tamped down on the Coronavirus. Now, after months of closure, lost revenue, and a frustrated contingent of surfers nationally, the Bristol wave pool just announced they will be reopening on August 1st. “Having to close our doors days before the Easter holidays, and on the cusp of our

The Wave was forced to close on March 19 as the UK tamped down on the Coronavirus. Now, after months ...Continue ›


kelly slater in texas wave pool

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Firsthand: Sharing the lineup with Kelly Slater in Waco

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Throttled by COVID-19, surf travel today rarely includes exotic, far off destinations like the Mentawai Islands. Instead, surfers are booking domestic sessions to wave pools where available. BSR Surf Resort has seen an uptick in domestic visitors this year as they come into their own as a legitimate surf destination. Americans are dropping into Waco for a few days instead

Throttled by COVID-19, surf travel today rarely includes exotic, far off destinations like the Mentawai Islands. Instead, surfers are booking ...Continue ›