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Kelly Slater Surf Ranch

Lemoore, CA 93245, USA

  • The Lowdown: The world's best surfer on the world's best human-made wave captivated anyone who has ever surfed. Now owned by the WSL the perfection of the Surf Ranch is reserved for training, video clips, WSL contests and a few friends of the King. Private parties can rent out the ranch for the day
  • WavePool Construction Progress: Completed
  • Accessibility: Private, Professionals Only, Adults-only, Advanced Surfers, Donations for Surf Sessions, WSL Events, or paid 'spectator' admission to WSL events. High-season daily rental is around $55,000 while low-season costs are $33,000
  • Type of wave(s): Lefts and Rights, hollow with no interrupting sections
  • Wave Generating Technology: Kelly Slater Systems
  • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of Wave: over 100 yards/meters, Hollow performance-oriented
  • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Private By appointment only
  • Pool Structure: Manmade lake, formerly a waterskiing park
  • Waves per hour: 12-25 waves per hour
  • Apparel: Fullsuit, Bikini, Boardshorts
More info on Kelly’s wave

Kelly Slater Wave Co

Austin, TX, USA

  • The Lowdown: The first wave pool for surfing launched in the USA, Doug Coors' project had a Wavegarden lagoon plow system. The WSL purchased the space and retrofitted the lake for America's second Kelly Slater Wave Company wave pool
  • WavePool Construction Progress:In Progress
  • Accessibility: Will be interesting to see if it follows the high-end Surf Ranch business model in Lemoore with $33K-$55K daily park rentals, or if it will be more affordable, a wave for the people.
  • Type of wave(s): Lefts and Rights, hollow with no interrupting sections
  • Wave Generating Technology: Kelly Slater Systems
  • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of Wave: over 100 yards/meters, Hollow performance-oriented
  • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Either public or private By appointment only. Will be interesting to see how the WSL markets this.
  • Pool Structure: Humanmade lake
  • Waves per hour: 12-25 waves per hour
  • Apparel: Fullsuit, Bikini, Boardshorts
More info on Kelly’s wave

Siam Wave Park

Canary Islands, Spain

  • The Lowdown: On an island full of surf they've built a solid Murphy's Waves powered pool that hosts surf sessions before and after swimming hours
  • WavePool Construction Progress: Completed
  • Accessibility: Open to the public, All-ages, Beginning surfer, Intermediate surfer, Advanced surfer, Reservations Required
  • Type of wave(s): Beginning, Intermediate
  • Wave Generating Technology: Murphy's Waves
  • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-4 ft, Both Left and Right Breaks
  • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Summer (May 1st till October 31th): 10:00 to 18:00 Winter (November 1st till April 30th): 10:00 to 17:00
  • Price Breakdown: Surf sessions are only after regular business hours, must call or email: rp@siampark.net or call 902 06 00 00. Price listings range from $52.00-$880.00 - Kids under 6 free, special pricing kids 6-11
  • Pool Structure: Concrete Pool - Resort
  • Waves per hour: 11-100 waves per hour
  • Atmosphere: Family environment
  • Apparel: Bikini, Boardshorts
Here is the complete list of information about the Wave Palace at Siam Water Park

Valley of the Waves

R556, Sun City, 0316, South Africa

  • The Lowdown: The famous Sun City resort in South Africa also hosts a chlorinated wave pool in the center of their waterpark. Built for resort goers, they do offer the odd surf session upon request and reservation
  • WavePool Construction Progress: Completed
  • Accessibility: Open to the public, All-ages, Beginning surfer, Intermediate surfer, Advanced surfer
  • Type of wave(s): Combination
  • Wave Generating Technology: Murphy's Waves
  • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-4 ft, Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of Wave: under 30 yards/meters
  • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Summer: 09h00 - 18h00 Summer (September to April) Gates open at 09h00 and close at 17h00. Water features shut down at 17h30. Winter: 10h00 - 17h00 Winter (May to August) Gates open at 10h00 and close at 16h00. Water features shut down at 16h30. The Valley of Waves closes for a month between May and July for annual maintenance. The Valley of Waves may be closed or close early due to private functions on an ad-hoc basis.
  • Price Breakdown: Sun City Resort residents: Free
    OFF-PEAK RATES PEAK RATES Adults R120 R160
    Children (Ages 4–12 yrs) R70 R85
    Senior Citizens R60 R65
  • Pool Structure: Industrial Park
  • Waves per hour: hydraulic mechanisms that generate waves of nearly 2 metres high every 90 seconds
  • Atmosphere: Family environment
  • Apparel: Spring suit, Bikini, Boardshorts
Check here for more details on surfing at Sun CIty

Surf Snowdonia

Vale of Conway, Trefriw LL27 0JS, UK

  • The Lowdown: The world's first commercial surfing wave pool has a sporty adventure vibe with surfing cabins, training facility and resident pro
  • WavePool Construction Progress: Completed
  • Accessibility: Open to the public, Adaptive Surfing (formerly Handicap Accessible), All-ages, Beginning surfer, Intermediate surfer, Advanced surfer, Coaching available, Lessons available, Surf Camps
  • Type of wave(s): Long, slowish left and right
  • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Lagoon
  • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-4 ft, Wave height: 4-6 ft, Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of Wave: over 100 yards/meters, Mushy (slow-breaking), Hollow performance-oriented, Adjustable
  • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours and Prices Season is from March to December. Prices are listed for Peak and Off-Peak prices. Peak prices apply from Friday morning until Sunday 4pm, bank holidays and school holidays. Off-Peak prices apply at all other times (including Sunday from 4pm excl bank holidays). Beginner £35-£40, Intermediate £35-£45, Advanced £45-£50. Equipment rentals available from wetsuits to Firewire Surfboards.
  • More on Prices Here: Visit Website
  • Pool Structure: Manmade Lake
  • Waves per hour: unknown
  • Atmosphere: Quiet and relaxed. Family environment.
  • Apparel: Wetsuit 4/3, Wetsuit 3/2, Full suit, Spring suit, Gloves, Boots, Hoods
Find out more about the original wave pool at Surf Snowdonia

Typhoon Lagoon

Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL 32830, USA

  • The Lowdown: The pool generates roughly one 3-5-foot-wave every 90 seconds, a burgery right and left off the deep end that rushes into a closeout on the inside bar. Typhoon Lagoon offers Surf School lessons and the water park can be rented out for private surfing before and after swimming hours
  • WavePool Construction Progress: Completed
  • Wave Generating Technology: The equipment and contract was done by WhiteWater Industries Ltd.
  • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 3-4 ft, Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of Wave: roughly 30 yards/meters. According to Whitewater West, "Typhoon Lagoon is a Hydraulic system whereby water is pumped in to a series of silos and when the gates are released water plunges into the deep end of the pool generating a wave or varying heights. Typhoon Lagoon generally fill the silos half full generating a wave of 4-5 feet high.  When the silos are fully filled an eight foot wave is created."
  • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Year round including some holidays
  • Price Breakdown: $165 for lessons. No price listed for free surf. Park admission is $65 for 1-day pass. There are surf lessons before the park opens and after it closes. Space is extremely limited but you can make surfing reservations online at the link below. Each 3-hour session comes with 100 waves - broken into sets of 25. The renter gets to choose the wave settings..
  • Atmosphere: Family environment
  • Apparel: Spring suit, Bikini, Boardshorts
Detailed surf session information here at Typhoon Lagoon

URBNSURF

Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

  • The Lowdown: The first wave pool in Australia located 20 minutes outside of downtown Melbourne adjacent to the Melbourne Airport opened in January 2020
  • WavePool Construction Progress: Completed
  • Accessibility: Open to the public, all-ages
  • Type of wave(s): Everything from a killer 'slab' setting to gentle beginner rollers
  • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove
  • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of rides: beginner 8-10 seconds, intermediate/advanced 12-16 seconds
  • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours At this time it's seven days a week with the first surf slot kicking off at 6am and the last session logging in at 9pm. Note: Not all wave settings are available at all hours. Check schedule.
  • Price Breakdown: Between $59-79 for intermediate and advanced surfers and $25-$30 for beginner sessions. They also have memberships and punch cards for heavy users which helps bring the cost down.
  • Pool Structure: Concrete Pool with surrounding amenities including Three Ducks restaurant, bar and shop
  • Waves per hour: 900-1000 waves per hour. Surfers can plan on 10-12 waves per fully booked session.
  • Check here for more on the Melbourne pool at URBNSURF

Wadi Adventure

Dubai - United Arab Emirates

  • The Lowdown: The wave made famous in Dion Agius’ “Electric Blue Heaven” clip is accessible and surf-able now. It’s a steep right or left off a wall that weakens a bit as it spreads out to centre pool.
  • WavePool Construction Progress: Completed
  • Accessibility: Reservation Process
  • Type of wave(s): Unknown
  • Wave Generating Technology: Air Compression
  • Wave's Technical Information: Unknown
  • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: By reservation
  • Price Breakdown: Prices: $18 park entry then $48 for each one-hour surf session.
 Six surfers maximum per session. Each surfer gets about six waves in the 60 minute session that is split with half rights and half lefts.
  • Private Parties V.I.P. session - the wave pool is open only for you and your friends $460
. Private session - private rental of the pool including personalised wave settings $400. Semi Private session - private access to the advanced wave but not the near shore beginner waves $275.
  • Pool Structure: Concrete Pool - Resort
  • Waves per hour: Unknown
  • Atmosphere: Family waterpark, but also raving nightclub for private parties
  • Apparel: Spring suit, Bikini, Boardshorts
Check the Wadi Adventures Website Here

Wavegarden R&D

Basque Country, Spain

  • WavePool Construction Progress: Demo Center and Birthplace of all Wavegarden designs
  • Accessibility: Private, but if you're developing a surf park somewhere in the world, you can visit
  • Type of wave(s): Combination Wavegarden Cove and Lagoon and whatever else they can dream up - all on site
  • Wave's Technical Information: Lagoon Technology - Wave height: 2-3 ft, Left and Right break, Length of Wave: 30-60 yards/meters. Cove Technology - Wave height: 4-6 ft, Waves per hour: 500-1000, Right Peak, Length of Wave: 30 yards/meters
  • Admission and Price Breakdown: Wavegarden had so many queries about their technology they were overwhelmed. To weed out those who wanted a session here just to tick off their bucket list, and the real investors, Wavegarden charges $2,000 for a facility tour and session
  • Pool Structure: Manmade Lake (Lagoon) and Concrete Pool (Cove)
  • Waves per hour: Variable - Lagoon about 90 and Cove about 1000
  • Atmosphere: Tucked away in the verdant hills of the Basque Country in Spain, it's as if someone dropped tech startup modules (60+employees and growing) in moonshine country USA /li>
  • Apparel: Boardies in summer and 5/4/3 wetsuit in winter

Surf Lakes

Yeppoon QLD 4703, Australia

  • The Lowdown: Demo center for new Surf Lakes technology that uses a round hub to push out waves from the center of a lake. The waves fanning out break on a series of reefs and points. One of the largest and most ambitious wave pool projects to date
  • WavePool Construction Progress: Demo Center
  • Accessibility: Private for now but soon to be public. Surf Lakes expect to open their first commercial facility in 2019
  • Type of wave(s): Central hub wave making tower
  • Wave Generating Technology: Surf Lakes
  • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Lefts and rights along a series of reefs, points, ledges at possibly 2400 waves per hour. Inventors of the '5 Waves' concept, which produces 5 different breaks at one location
  • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: N/A
  • Price Breakdown: You can buy one for $20million or buy stock for $100K
  • Pool Structure: Manmade Lake with chlorinated water
  • Waves per hour: 2400
  • Atmosphere: With Barton Lynch and Occy as ambassadors the finished project is more sport-focused than party-focused.
  • Apparel: Boardshorts or short wetsuits - it's warm on the Capricorn Coast
Click here for more info at Surf Lakes

BSR Cable Park

Waco, TX, USA

  • The Lowdown: The USA’s second public pool and the first commercial American Wave Machines Perfect Swell facility. The pool is very popular and resembles a more natural surf break than many other pools
  • WavePool Construction Progress: Completed
  • Accessibility: Open to the public, All-ages, Beginning surfer, Intermediate surfer, Advanced surfer, Reservations, waivers and showing up an hour before your session are required.
  • Wave Generating Technology: American Wave Machines Perfect Swell
  • Wave's Technical Information: Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of Wave: 30-60 yards/meters, Semi-hollow to hollow and performance-oriented. 120 -160 waves per hour come in three-wave sets at between 1:10-1:30 apart. Waves are waist to head-high
  • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: 7am to 7pm
  • Price Breakdown: Beginner Session $59-$64 for one hour. Includes surfboard. Intermediate and longboard session $84-$89 Expert Session $104-$109 per hour. They also offer all day beach passes to hang out and watch the action at $20. Sessions book up fast, so be on it.
  • Pool Structure: Concrete pool facility with sand added
  • Waves per hour: 120-160
  • Atmosphere: Barbecue and cable park vibes.
  • Apparel: Mostly boardshorts and bikinis. 3/2 fulls and spring suits for fall/winter
  • Other questions, call or text (254) 447-1194
  • BSR Cable Park website here

    URBNSURF

    Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127, Australia

    • The Lowdown: 14 kilometres west of Sydney’s downtown and one kilometre from the central train station, the park will use Wavegarden Cove technology. Of interest, it will be built with a north-south lagoon orientation to suit prevailing wind conditions. LED lagoon lighting means night and day surf options.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Expected to open in 2019
    • Accessibility: Open to the public, All-ages
    • Type of wave(s): Combination
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: under 30 yards/meters
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours:
    • Price Breakdown: Stay tuned
    • Pool Structure: Concrete Pool - Resort
    • Waves per hour: 11-1000 waves per hour
    • Atmosphere:
    • Apparel:
    Check here for more on the Sydney pool by URBNSURF

    DSRT Surf Resort

    40-62 Willow Ridge, Palm Desert, CA 92260, United States

    • The Lowdown: DSRT Surf Resort is an 18-acre luxury resort destination in Palm Desert with a 5.5-acre Wavegarden Cove at its center. The project is set within the Desert Willow Golf Resort and will include residences and the usual surf park development surroundings. Amenities include a boutique hotel, retail, a recovery center and spa, various restaurants on-site, exercise and yoga classes, a skate park, bike pump track and trails, pickleball as well as access to the two championship Desert Willow golf courses. DSRT Surf Resort is forecast to complete their wave pool in a two-and-a-half years time with their hotel and resort finishing in two years. The group is also actively seeking partners and investors. DSRT Surf is projecting a grand opening for 2023.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: None
    • Accessibility: Open to the public, All-ages
    • Type of wave(s): Combination
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: under 30 yards/meters
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours:
    • Price Breakdown: Stay tuned
    • Pool Structure: Concrete Pool - Resort
    • Waves per hour: 400-900 waves per hour
    • Atmosphere: Desert golf club vibes for surfers
    • Apparel: bikinis, board shorts and Lacoste polo shirts
    More info at the DSRTsurf homepage

    Aventuur

    632 Canning Hwy, Attadale WA 6156, Australia

    • The Lowdown: Aventuur, spearheaded by Andrew Ross who helped build Urbnsuruf, won rights to build a Wavegarden Cove just outside Central Perth
    • WavePool Construction Progress: None
    • Accessibility: Will be open to the public, All-ages
    • Type of wave(s): Combination
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: under 30 yards/meters
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours:
    • Price Breakdown: Stay tuned
    • Pool Structure: Concrete Pool - Resort
    • Waves per hour: 900-1000 waves per hour
    • Atmosphere:
    • Apparel:
    Check here for more on the Perth pool

    Sunway Lagoon

    Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

  • WavePool Construction Progress: Open
  • Accessibility: Reservation Process rp@siampark.net or call 902 06 00 00
  • Type of wave(s): WhiteWater West
  • Wave Generating Technology: WhiteWaterWest
  • Wave's Technical Information: Fast right and left off a steep wall that backs off before a dumping closeout on the shallows
  • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Wave pool is open to surfing from 6pm-7pm weekends and holidays and by reservation only.
  • Price Breakdown: For surfing after regular business hours, must call or email: rp@siampark.net or call 902 06 00 00. Prices estimated between $52.00-$880.00 – Kids under 6 free, special pricing kids 6-11, but not sure if that applies to surfing. Email for more details: ask_lagoon@sunway.com.my
  • Pool Structure: Concrete Pool - Resort
  • Waves per hour: 11-100
  • Apparel: Boardies and bikinis
  • Extensive information about Sunway Lagoon right here

    Tunnel Visions Wave Park

    Logan City, QLD, Australia

    • The Lowdown: The world's first commercial surfing wave pool planned with Webber Wave Pool technology. Greg Webber has been at the forefront of wave pool news for a decade and now it looks like we'll finally see his technology come to life
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Will know when it opens
    • Type of wave(s): Left and right over yet to be disclosed pool design
    • Wave Generating Technology: Webber Wave Pools
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of ride: 20 seconds, Hollow performance-oriented (judging by the artist's images
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours and PricesTBD
    • Waves per hour:500
    • Find out more about the planned wave pool at Tunnel Visions

    Surf Poel

    Saturnusstraat 26, 2516 AH Den Haag, Netherlands

    • The Lowdown: Europe’s (and the world’s) first commercial indoor surfing wave pool planned for The Hague
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Expect to open early 2019s
    • Accessibility: Centrally located in hip, urban redevelopment area
    • Type of wave(s): 3-4-foot lefts and rights along an indoor heated pool
    • Wave Generating Technology: 24/7 Wavess
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 3-4 ft, Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of ride: 9 seconds,s
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours and PricesTBD
    • Waves per hour:149
    • Find out more about the planned SurfPoel

    Wavegarden Cove

    Tel Aviv, Israel

    • The Lowdown: This location is another in a long line of projects in the planning stages. We will keep you updated on this planned Wavegarden Cove project as information comes through.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Wavegarden’s Cove technology

    Wavegarden Cove

    Marrakech, Morocco

    • The Lowdown: This location is another in a long line of projects in the planning stages. We will keep you updated on this planned Wavegarden Cove project as information comes through.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Wavegarden’s Cove technology

    Wavegarden Cove

    Santiago, Chile

    • The Lowdown: This location is another in a long line of projects in the planning stages. We will keep you updated on this planned Wavegarden Cove project as information comes through.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Wavegarden’s Cove technology

    Wavegarden Cove

    Miami, FL, USA

    • The Lowdown: This location is another in a long line of projects in the planning stages. We will keep you updated on this planned Wavegarden Cove project as information comes through.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Wavegarden’s Cove technology

    Wavegarden Cove

    New York, NY, USA

    • The Lowdown: This location is another in a long line of projects in the planning stages. We will keep you updated on this planned Wavegarden Cove project as information comes through.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Wavegarden’s Cove technology

    Wavegarden Scotland

    Edinburgh, UK

    • The Lowdown: This location is another in a long line of projects in the planning stages. Tartan Leisure Limited owns the Wavegarden Cove rights in Scotland. They plan to develop, construct and manage the project in Edinburgh. Set to open near Ratho, in summer 2020, the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena will share the space.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Wavegarden’s Cove technology

    Wavegarden Cove

    Costa del Sol, Spain

    • The Lowdown: This location is another in a long line of projects in the planning stages. We will keep you updated on this planned Wavegarden Cove project as information comes through.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Wavegarden’s Cove technology

    Wavegarden Cove

    Madrid, Spain

    • The Lowdown: This location is another in a long line of projects in the planning stages. We will keep you updated on this planned Wavegarden Cove project as information comes through.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Wavegarden’s Cove technology

    Wavegarden Cove

    Barcelona, Spain

    • The Lowdown: This location is another in a long line of projects in the planning stages. We will keep you updated on this planned Wavegarden Cove project as information comes through.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Wavegarden’s Cove technology

    The Wave London

    London, UK

    • The Lowdown: This location is another in a long line of projects in the planning stages. We will keep you updated on this planned Wavegarden Cove project as information comes through.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Wavegarden’s Cove technology

    DSRTSURF

    Palm Desert, CA, USA

    • The Lowdown: Josh Kerr and a crew of heavy hitters including Shane Beschen and the Hobgoods will open DSRTSURF at the Desert Willow Golf Resort.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Breaking ground in the near future
    • Facilities: Premium villas and hotel rooms surround a wave pool parked alongside golf courses, a gym, spa, pickleball and volleyball courts. The facility host a surf academy for lessons, camps and retreats.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on DSRTSURF

    The Wave Bristol

    Bristol, UK

    • The Lowdown: The Wave Bristol soft-launched in 2019 and is the UK's first Wavegarden Cove. The facility is the flagship wave pool for an ambitious 10-waves-in-10-years project by the group. Since then it’s become a stable, reliable wave for the UK’s surf community with many surfers heading inland from Cornwall while Londoners drive 3 hours west to score a reliable session
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Complete
    • Accessibility: Open
    • Type of wave(s): The Wavegarden Cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Surf Technical Information: Advanced waves run between 4-to-6 feet while intermediate waves stay in the 2-foot-range. Rides run between 12-15 seconds on each section of the wave pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: The pool is open in Winter from 7am-8pm and surfing hours are from 8am to 3pm. Equinox months see 8am to 4pm pool hours for surfing. Summer surfing hours have yet to be announced
    • Price Breakdown: $50 for a “just-under-an-hour” session for adults and $35 for groms. This covers intermediate to advanced surfers not including equipment rental. Beginner sessions come with lessons and start at - $65 per 55 minutes. The Wave has five levels for surfing: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Advanced Plus and Expert. Advanced sessions are $55 during the week and $70 on the weekend. Advanced Plus is $75 while Expert runs about $83 (all prices converted from pounds to US dollars)
    • Waves per hour: 900 waves per hour
    • Check The Wave to book a session and find out all the details

    Wavegarden Cove

    Lacanau, France

    • The Lowdown: This planned Wavegarden Cove project will sit close to the wave rich beaches of Lacanau, just outside of Bordeaux. More info as it pops up.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Wavegarden’s Cove technology

    La Vague Grand Paris

    Sevran, France

    • The Lowdown: This location is part of an urban renewal project for the Sevran section of Paris and will feature an Endless Surf wave pool from Whitewater
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Endless Surf
    • Wave Generating Technology: Endless Surf which is scalable in size from ES1800 to ES4800, dependent on the number of pneumatic wave generation chambers. An ES 1800 has 18 chambers for example. The biggest, the ES 48 can go up to 1,000 feet (300m)
    • Pool Structure: Full size ENDLESS SURF ES4800 by WhiteWater West
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-3 ft on average but able to go up to 7 feet as both lefts and rights. Length of Wave: 30-60 yards/meters on average but up to 200 meters. Endless Surf uses pneumatics to push out water in sequence to produce a variety of wave types. Their Wave Doctor program allows many different types of waves to be run during the same session. The heart-shaped wave pool can produce 500-1000 waves per hour.
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Expect year round surf
    • Waves per hour: 500-1000
    • Atmosphere: Recreational hub set in the Parisian suburb of Sevran
    • Apparel: Boardshorts and bikinis in summer, 5/4/3 in dead of winter
    Info on Endless Surf

    Surfland

    Garopaba - State of Santa Catarina, Brazil

    • The Lowdown: This location just started construction the the Cove facility will be the centrepiece of a condo development focused on active-living and sports leisure.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet, but it’s private. So you need to buy into the project (or have a friend with keys) to access it
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Groundswell’s plans

    Fazenda da Grama

    São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

    • The Lowdown: This Cove facility is the centrepiece of a condo development focused on active-living and sports leisure. The pool spit out its first waves in June 2021 and is now the darling to Brazil's wealthy surf set
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Done
    • Accessibility: Private residences and club memberships.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: Surfers must purchase property or have a membership to access the development’s central wave pool
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Fazenda da Grama

    Palm Springs Surf Club

    Wet 'n' Wild Palm Springs, South Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA, USA

    • The Lowdown: Top secret and under wraps wave pool by Cheyne Magnusson recently revealed that it will be powered by SurfLoch. Surf Loch wave pools can create a maximum of one swell every eight seconds, or 450 swells per hour. Those 450 swells break over different surfing zones creating thousands of rides per hour. Frequency can be adjusted downward as needed for attendance or other operational purposes.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Completed with testing stage in full swing
    • Accessibility: Public wave pool like BSR or The Wave
    • Type of wave(s): Knowing Cheyne's penchant for ramps and wedges, expect some big fun
    • Wave Generating Technology: SurfLoch wave systems
    • Wave's Technical Information: The pool is a tad smaller than the BSR Surf Ranch and will use the existing outline of the previous Riptide Reef pool at Wet'n'Wild which was deepened and widened to accommodated the more powerful swells
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: With the Palm Springs climate, year round surfing is anticipated
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 450 swells breaking across different zones
    • Check here for more information on the Palm Springs Surf Club

    Xing Feng Extreme Sports Center

    Anyang, Henan, China

    • The Lowdown: Top secret wave pool debuted online late January of 2019. Looks suitable for longboarding and small-wave surfing. Initial reports are that it will serve as a training facility for China's Olympic team. They have already hosted contests at the large plow-driven wave pool
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Completed
    • Accessibility: Unknown. Chinese Olympic surf team and those invited to contests
    • Type of wave(s): At this point it looks like small, Surf Snowdonia or NLand lefts and rights
    • Wave Generating Technology: Totally new invention from China. Wavegarden Lagoon and Kelly Slater Wave Co style hull-drive. The locomotive on this is huge, but the wave is pretty small given the girth of the wave plow. Should increase in size with velocity of engine-driver
    • Wave's Technical Information: The lagoon and wave driver are both very large. Despite its bulk, the wave looks relatively small
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: unknown

    Waveup

    Zürich, Switzerland

    • The Lowdown: Ambitious Wave Pool project planning enviro schools, a quarter of a million entrants each year and to-be-determined wave pool technology.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: It’s all planning at this point
    • Accessibility: Nothing yet, but the designs look very accessible to surfers and non-surfers. For example they plan to have an ongoing education project for children
    • Type of wave(s): The WaveUp project will use Wavegarden Cove tech.
    • Wave Generating Technology: The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool.
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: The investor brochures state an operating season of 10 months out of the year.
    • Price Breakdown: Dynamic price system (high/low season) but the average will be 65 Swiss francs for one hour A Swiss franc is very to close to the US dollar in exchange at time of this writing.
    • Waves per hour: 900-1,000 per hour
    • Check here for more information from WaveUp

    KSWCo

    Kisarazu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan

    • The Kelly Slater Wave Co and WSL are building a facility in Japan. It's often said to be in Tokyo, but rumors point to Kisarazu in teh Chiba Prefecture.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Footage shows a construction site with not much work being done
    • Accessibility: Will it follow the Surf Ranch Lemoore model? Which is private, Professionals Only, Adults-only, Advanced Surfers, Donations for Surf Sessions, WSL Events, or paid 'spectator' admission to WSL events. High-season daily rental is around $55,000 while low-season costs are $33,000
    • Type of wave(s): Lefts and Rights, hollow with no interrupting sections
    • Wave Generating Technology: Kelly Slater Systems
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of Wave: over 100 yards/meters, Hollow performance-oriented
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unknown
    • Pool Structure: As yet disclosed
    • Waves per hour: KSWC tech produces 12-25 waves per hour
    • Apparel: Wetsuits, Bikini, Boardshorts
    More info on Kelly’s wave

    Wave Park

    Siheung, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

    • The Lowdown: This is the largest Wavegarden Cove project to date (2021) with 56 modules (The Wave Bristol has 46 by comparison) and is part of a multi-billion dollar resort development an hour outside of Seoul. The wave pool is run under the name Wave Park and opened on October 8, 2020
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Completed
    • Accessibility: Updates coming soon
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 60-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours:HOURS AUTUMN/WINTER 9:30-17:00 Sunday-Thursday 12:30-21:00 Fridays 9:30-20:00 Saturdays SPRING/SUMMER - extended
    • Price Breakdown: Intermediate: $50.00 Advanced: $64.00 RENTAL PRICES Surf board: 16,000 KRW ($14.00) Wetsuit: 8,000 KRW ($7.00) Hard board: 40,000 KRW ($36.00)
    • Waves per hour: 900-1,000 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Wavepark's website

    Project Surf Jord, Sunnfjord Waves

    Jølster Municipality, Sunnfjord, Norway

    • The Lowdown: This project will be the first Surfing Wave Pool in Scandinavia. An Indoor facility that will allow year round access for surfing and other water activities. The project is also seeking to build one of the most Eco-friendly Sport Facilities in Scandinavia.
    • WavePool Construction Progress:In 2019 Sunnfjord Waves launched sketches and basic design plans with major fund-raising launching in 2020
    • Accessibility: The project wants to include surfing for all levels and ages as well as bodyboarding, Stand-Up paddling, Kayaking and Swimming
    • Type of wave(s): Up to 2.4 meters. Smaller waves can be produced more quickly from about 10 seconds for wave height of 1meter
    • Wave Generating Technology: Sunnfjord Waves have been in contact with Murphy's Waves, in Scotland. (The same tech behind Typhoon Lagoon, Wadi Wadi adventure, etc.)
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours:.The plan is to have it open the whole year round
    • Pool Structure: Indoor pool
    • Waves per hour: Murphy’s tech is boasting up to 350 waves per hour
    • Price Breakdown: Not ready yet.
    More info on the project here

    Waikiki Beach, Big Surf

    1500 N McClintock Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA

    • The Lowdown: What the waves lack in quality the pool makes up for as an institutional landmark. The fictional character Rick Kane learned to surf here in the 1980s cult classic “The North Shore”. This was surfing’s first glance at wave pools. And while it never made a magazine cover, it stoked a crew of core area wave pool surfers with season passes.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Completed
    • Wave Generating Technology: Big Surf
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-4 ft, Both Left and Right Breaks after a giant closeout. Length of Wave: roughly 30 yards/meters. The wave comes through about every four minutes and riders are required to wait their turn.
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: May - September including some holidays. Surfing is open Mon-Sat 9-10am and 5-6pm with some Sundays.
    • Price Breakdown: $349.95 for a season surf pass. Price grants access to Waikiki Beach Wave Pool for each evening session. If you want the morning session it’ll set you back $5 for each surf (in addition to the season pass). Season surf pass available for ages 13 and up.
    • Atmosphere: Aging waterpark with family environment
    • Apparel: Bikini, Boardshorts (Arizona summer temps are in the 100s almost each day.
    More info on Big Surf including tickets available here

    Kobe Reyes

    Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

    • The Lowdown: Twenty minutes by car from Kobe Japan is Kobe-Reyes, a Big Surf Arizona type wave that is rarely pushed above waist-high. It’s currently the only surf-specific wave pool in Japan and does a booming business despite the lack of solid surf
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Completed. Open to public
    • Type of wave(s): Small, soft peak that splits left and right
    • Wave Generating Technology: Murphys wave-style flush system
    • Wave's Technical Information: 2-3 ft, Lefts and rights in a reservoir lake suitable for beginners and longboarders or those small wave A-Listers
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Varies, check website link below
    • Structure: Manmade Lake with chlorinated water
    • Price Breakdown: $92US for 100 minutes of shared pool time
    • Waves per hour: Unknown
    • Apparel: Trunks and bikinis in summer when the pool hours are expanded. Wetsuits in limited hours of transition season. The company recommends wearing reef shoes.
    • Check here for more information on Kobe Reyes

    The Lagoon

    Bournemouth, UK

    • The Lowdown: Full-size commercial facility using Surf Lakes technology, planned for English seaside resort. The Surf Lakes system uses a round hub to push out waves from the center of a lake. The waves fanning out break on a series of reefs and points. Locking into Surf Lakes tech is contingent on new control rod fabrication and installation at the Surf Lakes test facility in Yeppoon
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Will be open to the paying public; this will be one of several surf pools in the UK
    • Type of wave(s): Central hub wave making tower
    • Wave Generating Technology: Surf Lakes
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Lefts and rights along a series of reefs, points, ledges at possibly 2400 waves per hour. Inventors of the '5 Waves' concept, which produces 5 different breaks at one location
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 2400
    • Atmosphere: This project, dubbed The Lagoon, will resemble Snowdonia Adventure Parc with lots of non-surf attractions like rock-climbing walls and big slides
    • Apparel: Year round wetsuits are necessary in this part of the world
    • Check here for more information on The Lagoon

    Groundswell

    Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

    • The Lowdown: Also planned for Charleston and Rock Hill South Carolina, this Cove facility will be the centrepiece of a sports-themed development focused on active-living and sports leisure. They plan to train athletes as well as become an anchor for community projects.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Groundswell’s plans

    The Wave

    Virginia Beach, VA, USA

    • The Lowdown: The Wave is another in a long line of projects in the planning stages. This Cove facility will be the centrepiece of the Pharrell Williams-backed development aiming to enhance Virginia Beach as an activity destination. Music venues will feature prominently in the development
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on The Wave

    The Cairns Wave Pool

    Cairns QLD, Australia

    • The Lowdown: A Cairns architecture firm put forth wave pool plans for this tropical still water paradise. However, there was no mention of wave generating tech or a specific location. While the artist renderings are hopeful, there is little meat to back up this project. Should someone sign on, they will have to choose a tech other than Wavegarden’s Lagoon or Cove since Urbnsurf own the Australia license for the Cove and Wavegarden has ceased Lagoon projects
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Dream stages
    • Accessibility: Will know when it comes to life
    • Type of wave(s): Left and right over yet to be disclosed pool design
    • Wave Generating Technology: Unknown
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Both Left and Right Breaks along a central pier structure much like the Lagoon (judging by the artist's images
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours and PricesTBD
    • Waves per hour:Unknown
    • Find out more about the planned wave pool design at CA Architects

    Emerge Surf

    Coleshill, Birmingham, UK

    • The Lowdown: The latest Wavegarden Cove facility to light up England boasts it is “the UK’s most inland wave pool.” The location is close enough to attract urbanites from Birmingham central and the country’s hard-core east and west coast surf set. Surf lagoon, one wheel track, skate bowl, fitness studio, food, retail and childcare will be set in a leisure facility close to the centre of Birmingham. The 5.4 acre Wavegarden Cove will be set in a “family orientated environment offering a warm welcome, alongside expert support and advice.”
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages, but the license is secured
    • Accessibility: Open to the public, All-ages
    • Type of wave(s): Combination
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-60 yards/meters
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours:
    • Price Breakdown: Stay tuned
    • Pool Structure: Full-size Wavegarden Cove
    • Waves per hour: 900-1000 waves per hour
    • Check the Emerge Surf website

    Sapphire Bay

    Rowlett, TX, USA

    • The Lowdown: Tom Lochtefeld’s company Wave Loch uses pneumatic caissons to push out waves. They have announced a few projects over the years, but none have broken ground just yet. That said, neither the Rowlett project nor Surf Loch has confirmed a partnership for this project. It is purely speculation at this point. However, artist renderings look very much like Lochtefeld’s tech.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: planning stagesd
    • Accessibility: Open to the public, All-ages
    • Type of wave(s): Surf Loch test tanks show waves either all going left or all going right in a model that resembles a square version of the Wavegarden Cove
    • Wave Generating Technology: Unknown, but speculation is Surf Loch
    • Wave's Technical Information: Performance wave with rights and lefts suited to all ability levels
    • Price Breakdown: Stay tuned
    • Pool Structure: Rectangular Concrete Pool
    • Waves per hour: unknown
    • Check here for more on SurfLoch tech as it emerges

    Surfworks Adventure Park

    Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

    • The Lowdown: Stretch of sand informally known as “America’s Favorite Beach Destination” will host a full-size Cove. While visitors to Myrtle Beach love all things sea and sand, the surf is pretty dismal in the area due to a shallow shelf extending out to sea and limited swell window. American Surf Parks has the blessing of the city to build a park they expect to finish by 2021.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Approved by the city. No ground has broken yet
    • Accessibility: Open to the public, All-ages
    • Type of wave(s): Combination
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Both left and right breaks, rides up to 50 yards/meters
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours:
    • Price Breakdown: Stay tuned
    • Pool Structure: Concrete pool and surrounding development
    • Waves per hour: 900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more on American Surf Parks

    WaveLandes

    Castets, France

    • The Lowdown: A Wavegarden Cove set to break ground in the wave-rich forests of Les Landes, the area just north of Hossegor. French news reports state the facility is being built to service the French Olympians. The team will use the pool to train for the Paris 2024 event which will run in the ocean, not in a wave pool. Securing government backing as opposed to slippery investors, the project looks to be completed by 2022..
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Just a drawing at this point
    • Accessibility: Training facility for French Olympic team, then open to the public, All-ages
    • Type of wave(s): Combination
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: under 30 yards/meters
    • Price Breakdown: Stay tuned
    • Pool Structure: Concrete Pool - Resort
    • Waves per hour: 900-1000 waves per hour
    • Check the French Surfing Federation report here

    La Bergerie

    Saint-Père-en-Retz, France

    • The Lowdown: Club-oriented access-for-all wave pool using American Wave Machines technology within 25 minutes of a major French metropolis. The project would resemble a larger BSR Surf Resort with similar frequency of waves, but longer rides.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Will be open to the public, All-ages
    • Wave Generating Technology: American Wave Machines’ PerfectSwell tech
    • Wave's Technical Information: Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of Wave: Minimum 30 yards/meters, but more likely 60 yards as it’s a bigger pool than Waco’s, Semi-hollow to hollow and performance-oriented. 120 -160 waves per hour come in three-wave sets at between 1:10-1:30 apart. Waves are waist to head-high
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours:
    • Price Breakdown: The developers say they want to keep the price structure down. Latest venture is 30-40€ per hour, about half as much as comparable wave pools
    • Pool Structure: Concrete Pool - Resort
    • Waves per hour: 120-160 waves per hour
    • Check the La Bergerie Surf Camp website for more

    Coral Mountain

    La Quinta, CA, USA

    • The Lowdown: KSWC technology announced they will be the centerpiece of this ambitious project in La Quinta. The wave pool will begin construction in early 2021 with an estimated completion date sometime in 2022. The $200Million development at Coral Mountain will combine hotel, housing and adventure sports in an area already approved for an 18-hole golf course. Big Sky Wave Developments (founded by avid surfer and son of Charles Schwab) is the financial know-how behind the wave pool and is banking on homeowners and weekenders choosing Kelly’s brand of wave over golf.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: In Progress
    • Accessibility: Private development for the wave wealthy buying into the development. Pricing is a mystery. Currently the KSWCo in Lemoore charges high-season daily rental of around $55,000 while low-season costs are $33,000. That said, homes in the development will sell for between $1Million and $5Million. The company told us that the Coral Mountain Wave Basin will feature extended end bays able to accommodate 12 or more surfers in each end bay. As currently designed, two surfers will share an open face wave (one going straight, one getting 3-4 turns) and then 10-12 people can surf on a mellow Waikiki style 10-second white water wave.
    • Type of wave(s): Lefts and Rights, hollow with no interrupting sections
    • Wave Generating Technology: Kelly Slater Wave Company
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of Wave: over 100 yards/meters, Hollow performance-oriented
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Private By appointment only
    • Pool Structure: Manmade lake
    • Waves per hour: 12-25 waves per hour
    • Apparel: Fullsuit, Bikini, Boardshorts
    More info on Kelly’s wave

    American Dream

    1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford, NJ 07073, USA

    • The Lowdown: Multi billion dollar mega mall waterpark in line with the Mall of America in Edmonton, Canada. The surf component here is American Wave Machines Perfect Swell tech modelled after BSR Surf Resort (but indoors)
    • WavePool Construction Progress: completed
    • Accessibility: Open to the public, All-ages
    • Wave Generating Technology: American Wave Machines PerfectSwell technology.
    • Wave's Technical Information: Performance wave with rights and lefts suited to all ability levels but super-customisable with fun perks like the Freak Peak. Surfers get to choose from a diverse wave menu with names that sound like theme park rides: The Party Wave, Rubber Ducky’s, Sinatra, and The Vortex. Rides are (relatively) short at only 3-8 seconds per ride.
    • Price Breakdown: Run by SkudinSurf, private 'dream' sessions for surfing are Private $3200 Weekday and $3800 Weekend. They estimate that works out to $90 per surfer (depends on the number in your group. Prices for single-person pool entry are $145 (booked via one two-hour session at a cost of $290). Cabanas and all kinds of add ons available. Expect anywhere from 1-16 surfers in the lineup. Waves run 75-150 per session depending on whether they are split peaks or longer reeling waves.
    • Pool Structure: Indoor concrete
    • Waves per hour: 120-160
    • Apparel: Heated indoor setting, so boardies and bikinis
    • Check the SkudinSurf website for more

    Futureoscope

    Avenue René Monory, 86360 Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, France

    OKAHINA

    • The Lowdown:> A floating atoll by Okahina will be anchored in a freshwater lake next to Futuroscope. Wave generators revolve around a circular floating platform sending out waves that peel across its spiral-shaped reef where surfers can enjoy 30-seconds lefts or rights.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Completed by October 2020
    • Accessibility: Will be open to the public, All-ages
    • Wave Generating Technology: Okahina Wave Technology.
    • Wave's Technical Information: Bending rights and lefts suited to all ability levels
    • Price Breakdown: Stay tuned
    • Pool Structure: Floating platform anchored with concrete block
    • Waves per hour: Unkown
    • Apparel: Outdoors and unheated, so board shorts in summer and 4/3 with boots in winter

    KSWCo

    • The Lowdown:> Currently the world's best human-made wave is owned by the WSL and plans for an Australian location on the Sunshine Coast are well underway. Initial push is for a sports-themed centre with stadium to accommodated 20,000 surf fans. Sister wave, the Surf Ranch in Lemoore, is reserved for training, video clips, WSL contests and friends of the King. Will be interesting to see how much access the public will have to this wave pool
    • WavePool Construction Progress: None yet
    • Accessibility: Will be run by the WSL as they see fit
    • Wave Generating Technology: Kelly Slater Wave Company
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of Wave: over 100 yards/meters, Hollow performance-oriented levels
    • Price Breakdown: Stay tuned
    • Pool Structure: Long, rectangular shape with locomotive hull racing down the centre
    • Waves per hour: 15-20
    • Apparel: Outdoors and unheated but on the Sunshine Coast. So board shorts and bikinis most of the year

    Thermal Surf Club

    • The Lowdown: Set within a 20-acre Crystal Lagoon, the Southern California desert's next wave pool looks to be powered by American Wave Machines' Perfect Swell technology.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Private luxury development setting
    • Wave Generating Technology: American Wave Machines Perfect Swell
    • Wave's Technical Information: Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of Wave: 30-60 yards/meters, Semi-hollow to hollow and performance-oriented. 120 -160 waves per hour come in three-wave sets at between 1:10-1:30 apart. Waves are waist to head-high
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unknown
    • Pool Structure: Concrete pool facility with sand added
    • Waves per hour: 120-160
    • Atmosphere: Exclusive club vibes.
    • Apparel: Mostly boardshorts and bikinis. 3/2 fulls and spring suits for fall/winter
    Thermal Beach Club PDF

    Tiger Bay

    • The Lowdown: Ideally situated between the slopes of Whistler and the urban spice of Vancouver, this project would offer a Wavegarden Cove next to a flat bay of saltwater. The project calls for mixed use buildings and year-round surfing. Which means it could be the first project to host a snowday-wave pool
      • WavePool Construction Progress: Full size Wavegarden Cove in the planning stages
      • Accessibility: Private and public
      • Type of wave(s): Combination Wavegarden Cove and Lagoon and whatever else works
      • Wave's Technical Information: Lagoon Technology - Wave height: 2-3 ft, Left and Right break, Length of Wave: 30-60 yards/meters. Cove Technology - Wave height: 4-6 ft, Waves per hour: 500-1000, Both Left and Right Peak, Length of Wave: 30-60 yards/meters, Boardshorts, Wetsuit
      • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: N/A
      • Admission and Price Breakdown: N/A
      • Pool Structure: Manmade Lake (Lagoon) and Concrete Pool (Cove)
      • Waves per hour: Cove about 900 waves per hour
      • Atmosphere: Rugged, outdoor Canadian vibe. Bring your flannel
      • Apparel: Year-round wetsuits. Full boots, hood and gloves in deep winter
      Home of the Cove and the Lagoon, Wavegarden

    WHoW Aquasports

    • The Lowdown: The very first wave pool in New Zealand. The project seeks to reclaim the area's not-very-habitable post-earthquake Red Zone. Full size Cove will sit alongside zippiness, whitewater rafting pool and other outdoor sport.
      • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
      • Accessibility: Public
      • Type of wave(s): Combination Wavegarden Cove and other water recreation
      • Wave's Technical Information: Lagoon Technology - Wave height: 2-3 ft, Left and Right break, Length of Wave: 30-60 yards/meters. Cove Technology - Wave height: 4-6 ft, Waves per hour: 500-1000, Both Left and Right Peak, Length of Wave: 30-60 yards/meters, Boardshorts, Wetsuit
      • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: N/A
      • Admission and Price Breakdown:N/A
      • Pool Structure: Concrete Pool (Cove)
      • Waves per hour: Wavegarden Cove puts out about 900-1000 waves per hour when cranked up
      • Atmosphere: Kiwi friendliness and outdoor enthusiastss
      • Apparel: Light wetsuits in summer and full suits in winter
      Home of the Cove and the Lagoon, Wavegarden

    SurfersParadise

    Knokke-Heist, Belgium

    • The Lowdown: Located next to wake park LakeParadise, a full-service cable facility, the dream for SurferParadise is to take advantage of its neighbour's infrastructure. The project is in good standing with the town and development looks certain
      • WavePool Construction Progress: Just cutting the red tape
      • Accessibility: Private and public
      • Type of wave(s): Either Wavegarden Cove or American Wave Machines PerfectSwell
      • Wave's Technical Information: PerfectSwell Tech: both Left and Right Breaks, Length of Wave: 30-60 yards/meters, Semi-hollow to hollow and performance-oriented. 120 -160 waves per hour come in three-wave sets at between 1:10-1:30 apart. Waves are waist to head-high: Cove Technology: Wave height: 4-6 ft, Waves per hour: 500-1000, Both Left and Right Peak, Length of Wave: 30-60 yards/meters
      • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: N/A
      • Admission and Price Breakdown: N/A
      • Pool Structure: Manmade Lake (Lagoon) or Concrete Pool (Cove)
      • Waves per hour: Cove about 900-1000 waves per hour, PerfectSwell about 150
      • Atmosphere: Civilised, cold North Sea vibe with civilised post-surf specialty chocolate and 9% beers
      • Apparel: Year-round wetsuits. Full boots, hood and gloves in deep winter. 3/2 full in summer
      SurfersParadise

    Alaia Bay

    Sion, Switzerland

    • The Lowdown: Situated in the zone referred to as “Les Iles” (The Islands), the initial stages of construction of the surfing lagoon – which spans 8500 m2 – has been completed and is open to the public. The Cove at Alaia Bay has the same wave-generating modules as The Wave and Urbnsurf, but the pool itself is smaller because the removed the shallow wading area (typically reserved for surf lessons) when they designed the pool. Instead, beginners get more wave variety in specially dedicated sessions
      • WavePool Construction Progress: Completed
      • Accessibility: Publicc
      • Type of wave(s): Wavegarden Cove
      • Wave's Technical Information: Cove Technology - Wave height: 3-6 ft, Left and Right break, Length of Wave: 30-60 yards/meters.
      • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours like the other parks - with 14 hour days in summer. Call for details N/A
      • , Sessions and Prices Advanced, Expert, Pro, and Beast sessions available. The Alaia price structure has three tiers: Peak, Normal, and Best depending on when you visit. Peak times are the busiest slots while Normal is your average weekday rate. The prices listed as Best are for the lowest-usage times and could prove to be a good value as things in Switzerland cost more than elsewhere in Europe. Hourly cost: $117 – $160US. Check for bulk-buy discount packs.
      • Pool Structure: Manmade Lake (Lagoon) and Concrete Pool (Cove)
      • Waves per hour: Cove about 900 waves per hour
      • Atmosphere: Outdoorsy Swiss vibe surrounded by Old World Alpine scenery
      • Home of Surfing in the Swiss Alps

    Honokea

    O‘ahu, Hawaii, Kapolei, HI 96707, USA

    • The Lowdown: Located next to an old military base, the west side of Oahu may host the first wave pool in the island chain. Conceived of by veteran surf park planners Honokea, the project is currently approved for feasibility studies. Spearheaded by surfing royalty Brian Keaulana
      • WavePool Construction Progress: Just entering approval process
      • Accessibility: Private and public
      • Type of wave(s): Unknown, but early renderings show a Wavegarden Cove
      • Wave's Technical Information: Cove Technology: Wave height: 4-6 ft, Both Left and Right Peak, Length of Ride: 12-16 seconds
      • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: N/A
      • Admission and Price Breakdown: N/A
      • Pool Structure: Manmade Lake (Lagoon) or Concrete Pool (Cove)
      • Waves per hour: Cove about 900-1000 waves per hour, PerfectSwell about 150 waves per hour in a smaller pool
      • Atmosphere: Aloha or country club. Can't tell just yet
      • Apparel: Boardshorts and bikinis
      Honokea

    Long Island Surf Park

    Shirley, NY, USA

    • The Lowdown: Long Island Surf Park by father-son team Chris and Brett Portera. Set for the town of Shirley, sandwiched between Fire Island and The Hamptons, the wave pool will cover about 55,000 square feet.
      • WavePool Construction Progress: Not broken ground yet
      • Accessibility: Private and public
      • Type of wave(s): Unknown, but early renderings show a something that is either SwellSpot or SurfLoch
      • Wave's Technical Information: Little is known about either tech as we've yet to see a full size working models
      • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: N/A
      • Admission and Price Breakdown: N/A
      • Pool Structure: Concrete Pool
      • Waves per hour: Mystery
      • Atmosphere: The Great Gatsby roaring twenties comes back to life in wave pool form? Can't tell just yet
      • Apparel: Boardshorts and bikinis when it's Kardashian season and full 5/4/3 with boots and gloves when its surfer season
      Long Island Surf Park

    Surf Stadium Japan

    Shizunami, Makinohara, Shizuoka 421-0422, Japan

    • The Lowdown: Shizunami is a thriving surf town about four hours by car southeast of Tokyo. The bullet train from Tokyo central takes a little over two hours to nearby Shizuoka station. Surf Stadium Japan is also one of the world’s first surf parks close to an existing natural surfing location. The wave tub itself sits on a 2.4-acre site a stone’s throw from the Pacific ocean. AMW says that Shizunami will demonstrate how high-performance surf can be achieved in urban, surf-centric, relatively smaller footprint locations, referred to by the company as “surf arenas.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Completed
    • Accessibility: Open to the public, All-ages, Beginning surfers, Intermediate surfers, Advanced surfers
    • Wave Generating Technology: American Wave Machines Perfect Swell with some new improvements and enhancements
    • Wave's Technical Information: Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of Wave: 30-60 yards/meters, Semi-hollow to hollow and performance-oriented. 120 -160 waves per hour come in three-wave sets at between 1:10-1:30 apart. Waves are waist to head-high
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unknown
    • Price Breakdown: Unknown. But Membership registration is required to purchase tickets. If there is a vacancy on the day of the session, e-tickets will be sold to those who come directly to the facility. Surf Stadium advises to check the availability up to 23:59 the day before you want to go surfing.
    • Pool Structure: Concrete pool facility with sand added
    • Waves per hour: 120-160
    • Atmosphere:Beach party Japan style
    • Apparel: Mostly boardshorts and bikinis. 3/2 fulls and spring suits for fall/winter
    Surf Stadium Japan

    Surftown MUC

    Hallbergmoos, Germany

    • The Lowdown: Surftown MUC will be located near the Munich airport which already hosts a rapid wave pool and draw a crowd from Germany's estimated 2,500,000 surfers. The group will break ground on an Endless Surf ES34 system in September 2021 and open its doors in 2023. Adjacent to the surf park, the project developer Rock Capital Group is planning a 29,000 square meter multifunctional hybrid building with offices, catering and retail under the name “Hybrid One”. The goal is a unique work-life and leisure quarter instead of typical office space.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Approved
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): Endless Surf which is scalable in size from ES1800 to ES4800, dependent on the number of pneumatic wave generation chambers. An ES 1800 has 18 chambers for example. The biggest, the ES 48 can go up to 1,000 feet (300m)
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet

    Surf Era

    Fürstenwalde/Spree, Germany

    • The Lowdown: The new Surf Era project renderings show an Endless Surf wave pool (initial drawings were for a Wavegarden Cove) surrounded by the usual wave pool amenities, cafe, surf school, lounge, etc. Of Berlin’s 3.75million residents, the Surf Era group estimates that 25,000 are surfers. 13 million tourists visit the city each year with most passing through Brandenberg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie. After the wall came down, East Berlin’s cheap rents attracted students, musicians and artists who created a thriving bohemian scene. The Surf Era wave pool is slated for Fürstenwalde/Spree
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Approved
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): Endless Surf which is scalable in size from ES1800 to ES4800, dependent on the number of pneumatic wave generation chambers. An ES 1800 has 18 chambers for example. The biggest, the ES 48 can go up to 1,000 feet (300m) Surf Era says that the Endless Surf system. will be pumping out waves every 8 seconds and provide rides up to 25 seconds long
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Surf Era

    OceanKamp

    Alex Rd & Foussat Road, Oceanside, CA 92058, USA

    • The Lowdown: The Oceanside pool is in the works as construction at the site of the former swap meet and drive-in theatre moves ahead. OceanKamp, a development by Zephyr, is a 92-acre property billed as a “California Lifestyle Community” focused around activities like yoga, mountain biking and of course, surfing. The project will include a 300-room hotel, as well as 126,000 square feet of space for stores, restaurants and commercial space. The big mystery is the type of wave technology that will be at the center of OceanKamp. The team has committed to a wave-generating system but won’t disclose which one.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Development has broken ground, but no signs of the wave pool yet
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): Unknown, but speculation is either Wavegarden, American Wave Machines or Surf Loch
    • Wave Generating Technology: Mystery
    • Wave's Technical Information: Unknown
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • OceanKamp

    Richmond Surf

    13030 Genito Rd, Midlothian, VA 23112, USA

    • The Lowdown: The overall commercial project is called The Lake. Within that, the Richmond Surf development will include 13-acres of water park recreation in all. The wave pool component is expected to take up six of those acres alone. The Lake project will create an entire mix-use development around the Richmond Surf wave pool which will be an American Wave Machines PerfectSwell model
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Just breaking ground with eye on spring 2022 opening
    • Accessibility: Should be open to the public, All-ages, Beginning surfers, Intermediate surfers, Advanced surfers, etc.
    • Wave Generating Technology: American Wave Machines Perfect Swell
    • Wave's Technical Information: Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of Wave: LONG, Semi-hollow to hollow and performance-oriented. 120 -160 waves per hour come in three-wave sets at between 1:10-1:30 apart. Waves are waist to head-high at Waco facility, but these could be even bigger
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unknown
    • Price Breakdown: Unknown
    • Pool Structure: Concrete pool facility with sand added
    • Waves per hour: 120-160
    • Atmosphere: Luxury Virginia
    • Apparel: Mostly boardshorts and bikinis in the summer. 3/2 fulls and spring suits for fall/winter. Boots and gloves in deep winter
    Richmond Surf

    Surf Loch Wave Systems, Wave House

    29620 Torremolinos, Málaga, Spain

    • The Lowdown: The project will see 6,000 dwellings built for an estimated 13,000 residents and many of the one million tourists who pass through Torremolinos annually. At the center of the project will be a Wave House 2.0 Surf Loch System. The world is waiting impatiently to see the full-scale genius from Flowrider inventor Tom Lochtefeld to come to light. There’s a chance other Surf Lochs will open before this one, but exactly where is still a secret.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning
    • Accessibility: Open to the public and residents
    • Type of wave(s): Combination
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wave House 2.0 Surf Loch Systems
    • Wave's Technical Information: Mystery
    • Pool Structure: Manmade Pool
    • Waves per hour: Unknown r
    • Atmosphere: Euro-vacation hub on the Mediterranean
    • Apparel: Bikinis and Boardshorts in summer, a little something more (2-mil shirt) to keep the chill off in winter

    Surf X

    Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1EJ, UK

    • The Lowdown: Full-size commercial facility using Surf Lakes technology, planned for the Midlands of England by Surf X. The Surf Lakes system uses a round hub to push out waves from the center of a lake. The waves fanning out break on a series of reefs and points. The central wave pool will be surrounded by sporting and leisure facilities
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Will be open to the paying public with a "sporty" vibe
    • Type of wave(s): Central hub wave making tower
    • Wave Generating Technology: Surf Lakes
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Lefts and rights along a series of reefs, points, ledges at possibly 2400 waves per hour. Inventors of the '5 Waves' concept, which produces 5 different breaks at one location
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 2000
    • Apparel: Year round wetsuits are necessary in this part of the world
    • Check here for more information from Surf

    Surf Lakes Gold Coast

    Gold Coast QLD, Australia

    • The Lowdown: Top secret location for Surf Lakes much-loved plunger technology. A round hub pushes out waves from the center of a lake. The waves fanning out break on a series of reefs and points. One of the largest and most ambitious wave pool projects to date
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning Stages
    • Accessibility: Surf Lakes said this will be their first commercial facility
    • Type of wave(s): Central hub wave making tower
    • Wave Generating Technology: Surf Lakes
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Lefts and rights along a series of reefs, points, ledges at possibly 2400 waves per hour. Inventors of the '5 Waves' concept, which produces 5 different breaks across one lake
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: N/A
    • Price Breakdown: You can buy one for $20million or buy stock for $100K
    • Pool Structure: Manmade Lake with lightly chlorinated water
    • Waves per hour: 2400
    • Atmosphere: With Barton Lynch, Occy and others as ambassadors the finished project is more sport-focused than party-focused.
    • Apparel: Boardshorts or short wetsuits - it's warm on the Gold Coast
    Click here for more info at Surf Lakes

    SwellPlanet

    Albany, Auckland, New Zealand

    • The Lowdown: New technology that says it will cut the cost of producing waves. The New Zealand tech is looking to power a wave pool close to Auckland and will cost $15 million to build. Yet to see proof-of-concept or images.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning Stages
    • Accessibility: Plans to open to public
    • Type of wave(s): Central hub wave making tower
    • Wave Generating Technology: SuperWaves
    • Wave's Technical Information: Unspecified. But claims made by the company say it will provide the usual rights, lefts and wedges with claims of producing surf up to 13 feet
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: N/A
    • Price Breakdown: You can buy one for $15 million
    • Pool Structure: Manmade pool to accommodate wave producing technology
    • Waves per hour: Unknown
    • Atmosphere: Speculation is we’ll see an outdoorsy Kiwi vibe
    • Apparel: 3/2 full suit or spring suit should do in summer with 4/3 and boots in dead of winter
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    Wiseman's Ferry Retreat

    Wisemans Ferry NSW 2775, Australia

    • The Lowdown: The SurfLoch system by Tom Lochtefeld works on a “non-mechanically driven wave technology solution,” according to the website. While we don’t know exactly what that is, their website reiterates that the system will deliver “total wave performance customization, separate zones to accommodate all skill levels simultaneously, wave generating efficiency and operational control.”.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning Stages
    • Accessibility: Plans to open to public as a private club 45 minutes outside of Sydney
    • Wave Generating Technology: SurfLoch creates wind by using a combination of vacuum and pressure, known as pneumatics, within custom-designed concrete chambers. An opening at the bottom of each chamber allows the wave energy pulse to be released into open water independently of each other. The controlled variations of the independent pulses can generate an infinite variety of wave swells.
    • Wave's Technical Information: Rights and lefts up to 7 feet on the face.
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: N/A
    • Price Breakdown: Assuming it will be the country club model like a similar project in Brazil where condo ownership ensures access to the central wave pool feature
    • Pool Structure: Manmade pool to accommodate wave producing technology
    • Waves per hour: Unknown
    • Atmosphere: Aussie Country Club most likely
    • Apparel: boards to spring suit should do in summer with 4/3 full suit in the dead of winter
    Click here for more info at SurfLoch

    Okahina Wave

    33500 Libourne, France

    • The Lowdown:> A floating atoll by Okahina will be anchored in a freshwater lake. Wave generators revolve around a circular floating platform sending out waves that peel across its spiral-shaped reef where surfers can enjoy 30-seconds lefts or rights.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: In Progress
    • Accessibility: Will be open to the public, All-ages
    • Wave Generating Technology: Okahina Wave Technology.
    • Wave's Technical Information: Bending rights and lefts suited to all ability levels
    • Price Breakdown: Stay tuned
    • Pool Structure: Floating platform anchored with concrete block
    • Waves per hour: Unkown
    • Apparel: Outdoors and unheated, so board shorts in summer and 4/3 with boots in winter

    Elfrather Cove

    Krefeld, Germany

    • The Lowdown: 25 million euros are in the mix for a new Wavegarden Cove in Elfrather and Krefeld Germany near Dusseldorf. The company Elakari are the project developers and hope the final project will attract 200,000 visitors a year. It’s close enough to the Netherlands to draw in Dutch surfers.  The Mayor is taken with the idea of drawing in tourists and expects further political support to make the Wavegarden Cove a reality
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Cove Technology: Wave height: 4-6 ft, Waves per hour: 500-1000, Both Left and Right Peak, Length of rides are 12-16 seconds
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 900-1000 waves per hour with Cove
    • Krefeld YouTube Information here

    Intu Costa Del Sol

    29620 Torremolinos, Málaga, Spain

    • The Lowdown: Huge commercial and leisure park by UK developers Intu. The project will see 6,000 dwellings built for an estimated 13,000 residents and many of the one million tourists who pass through Torremolinos annually. At the center of the project will be the wave pool by Surf Loch. Surf Loch wave pools can create one swell every eight seconds, or 450 swells per hour. Those 450 swells break over different surfing zones creating thousands of rides per hour. Frequency can be adjusted downward as needed for attendance or other operational purposes.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Public wave pool in the centre of a shopping complex, like American Dream mall in New Jersey
    • Type of wave(s): Lefts and rights up to 7-feet on the face with adjustable settings
    • Wave Generating Technology: SurfLoch wave systems that uses air compression to generate customisable swells
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: With the Costa Del Sol climate, year round surfing is anticipated
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 450 swells breaking across different zones
    • Check here for more information on SurfLoch technology

    The Beach

    Las Vegas, NV, USA

    The Beach Las Vegas

    • The Lowdown: This location is another in a long line of projects waiting for the right technology. It is unknown what type of tech they will use. The development will have a large artificial lagoon and wants to include more than wave surf-generating wave pool.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): Unknown, but incorporated into the artificial lagoon, expansive beach and dog beach.
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: Unknown
    • Check here for more information on The Beach, Las Vegas

    The Strand

    3005 E Queen Creek Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85298, USA

    Gilbert Arizona

    • The Lowdown: Planned for 2021 it’s a a 25-acre water sports complex to be built on three lakes at the Gilbert Regional Park. Mystery technology will power the waves that, according to one publication will hit heights of 10-12 feet.
    • Pool Construction Progress: In Progress
    • Accessibility: Unsure whether it’s public or private. The developers do not say much about this project other than: "The Journey for waves is never ending. That journey has the tendency to the most unexpected places all over the world far and wide. We love to dream, we love to explore, we love to broaden our horizon. We do this all in the pursuit of surf.”
    • Type of wave(s): Unknown
    • Wave Generating Technology: Unknown
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height:10-12 feet according to one newspaper article
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unknown
    • Pool Structure: Manmade lake
    • Apparel: Arizona means Bikini, Boardshorts
    More info on The Strand at this link

    SwellSpot

    Richmond, VA, USA

    • The Lowdown: The first wave pool with SwellSpot technology is planned for a secret spot just outside of Richmond. This basic wave pool project once opened says it will offer affordable lefts and rights without the large commercial endeavours of nearby projects (retail, condos, concert stages, etc). The company said waves are computer controlled through sophisticated software with size, shape, frequency and direction all adjusted at the push of a button.
    • WavePool Construction Progress:Land is acquired but the project is waiting on secured funding
    • Accessibility: Early reports are that the SwellSpot will charge $25-to-$45 per hour session.
    • Type of wave(s): Lefts and Rights, that run for 75 meters and come in beginner, intermediate and advanced settings
    • Wave Generating Technology: SwellSpot
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2- 7ft, Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of Wave: 75 yards/meters,
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unknown at this time.
    • Pool Structure: Human-made lake
    • Waves per hour: 300 waves per hour
    • Apparel: Fullsuit, Bikini, Boardshorts
    More info on SwellSpot

    Surfgarten

    Stade, Germany

    • The Lowdown: The Surfgarten project near Hamburg will be constructed on a 60,000 m2 area of land and will cater to present and future surfers in the Hamburg metropolitan region. Surfdeck will construct a full two-hectare Wavegarden Cove surrounded by the usual surf park amenities, surf school, shops, restaurants etc. plus a few unique additions like bouldering, yoga and beach volleyball. Expected completion is 2023.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Planning and building
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Cove Technology: Wave height: 4-6 ft, Waves per hour: 500-1000, Both Left and Right Peak, Length of rides are 12-16 seconds
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted. Scheduled to open in 2023
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 900-1000 waves per hour with Cove
    • Surfgarten Germany

    Boa Vista

    Fazenda Boa Vista, Porto Feliz - State of São Paulo, Brazil

    • The Lowdown: This Sao Paulo development follows a trend in anchoring new projects around wave pools. Maybe slightly varying from the norm, the Boa Vista plans show a Surf Lodge (actually a multi-story, swank looking hotel) for visitors making freshwater surf trips. The interesting component here is the huge PerfectSwell technology from American Wave Machines. Reputed to be twice the size of the AWM facility in Waco, Boa Vista will offer surf to residents and visitors
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Mixed use private and public.
    • Wave Generating Technology: New American Wave Machines Perfect Swell design
    • Wave's Technical Information: Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of Wave: possibly 60-100 yards/meters, Semi-hollow to hollow and performance-oriented. 120 -160 waves per hour come in three-wave sets at between 1:10-1:30 apart. Waves are waist to head-high
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Expect year round surf
    • Pool Structure: Concrete pool facility with sand added set in center of hotel and residences
    • Waves per hour: 120-160
    • Atmosphere: Lux Brazilian golf vibes.
    • Apparel: Mostly boardshorts and bikinis. 3/2 fulls and spring suits for fall/winter
    YouTube clip for Boa Vista

    Revel Surf Park

    Mesa, AZ, USA

    • The Lowdown: Swell MFG announced that the local council approved their upcoming project in Mesa, Arizona. 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, and entertainment focus under a heavy surf culture influence.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Wave Generating Technology: SwellMFG
    • Wave's Technical Information: The company describes their system as a natural surfing lineup with a peak wave rather than a right-session-only or left-session-only option as found in many of today’s wave pools. SwellMFG adds that clients will be able to create customized sessions and make a surfing “playlist
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Expect year round surf
    • Pool Structure: Unkown as there is only a test pool at this point in time
    • Waves per hour: Unknown
    • Atmosphere: Where Rick Kane would’ve learned to surf
    • Apparel: Mostly boardshorts and bikinis. 3/2 fulls and spring suits for fall/winter
    Info on Swell MFG

    The Los Vientos Hotel

    Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

    • The Lowdown: The Los Vientos hotel development will feature an active lifestyle program and offer extended surf options (with surf camps possible), and a large aquapark along with beach-front related water activities
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Wave Generating Technology: Endless Surf
    • Wave Generating Technology: Endless Surf which is scalable in size from ES1800 to ES4800, dependent on the number of pneumatic wave generation chambers. An ES 1800 has 18 chambers for example. The biggest, the ES 48 can go up to 1,000 feet (300m)
    • Pool Structure: Full size ENDLESS SURF ES4800 by WhiteWater West with an optional ES2400 on top
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-3 ft on average but able to go up to 7 feet as both lefts and rights. Length of Wave: 30-60 yards/meters on average but up to 200 meters. Endless Surf uses pneumatics to push out water in sequence to produce a variety of wave types. Their Wave Doctor program allows many different types of waves to be run during the same session. The heart-shaped wave pool can produce 500-1000 waves per hour.
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Expect year round surf
    • Waves per hour: 500-1000
    • Atmosphere: Caribbean vibes
    • Apparel: Boardshorts and bikinis
    Info on Endless Surf

    Surfworks Resort

    West Midway Road, Fort Pierce, FL, USA

    • The Lowdown: The second project by Surfworks (the previous being Myrtle Beach), this new development will feature a massive 56 module Wavegarden Cove. The wave pool will be the center piece of a half billion dollar development designed to bring economic development to Fort Pierce Florida. The only other 56 module Cove at the moment is in South Korea at the massive Turtle Island development.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Construction should begin September 2021
    • Accessibility: Not yet built.
    • Type of wave(s): The cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted. Will most likely be year-round to accomodate tourists and Florida’s core surfers
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 900-1,000 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on the Fort Pierce wave pool

    Surfwrld

    Werne, Germany

    • The Lowdown: Double wave pool of unknown technology to be build on the site of an abandoned coal mine. One wave pool will be huge at roughly 300 meters long with the other one slightly smaller. Facility will double as a research facility to study wave action in the winter non-surfing months
    • WavePool Construction Progress:Project logistics and funding is just getting started but hopes to be done by 2023
    • Type of wave(s): Artist renderings show Lefts and Rights peeling from the point of a triangle that feeds into a long narrow rectangular pool with a short central pier at the start of the wave
    • Wave Generating Technology: Unkown
    • Wave's Technical Information: Surfwrld said wave height will be 2-6 ft. Length of Wave: could be well over 100 yards/meters
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Public in the spring, summer and autumn. Closed for research in the winter months
    • Apparel: Fullsuit in transition months, Bikini, Boardshorts during the hottest summer months
    More info on Surfwrld

    Southport Resort

    Southport, UK

    • The Lowdown: Southport Cove Resort will feature a spa and resort vibe in the seaside town of Southport an hour west of the major metropolitan hub of Manchester. The wave pool will be built on the Merseyside coast by a group called Go Surf who expect to attract around 150,000 visitors per year. The central attraction will be a wave pool by Endless surf, a pneumatic system, where air is forced into chambers to push out water in the desired effect. The company re-envisioned the standard wave pool shape and hydraulic sequencing to create longer, and potentially more significant waves.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Wave Generating Technology: Endless Surf
    • Wave Generating Technology: Endless Surf which is scalable in size from ES1800 to ES4800, dependent on the number of pneumatic wave generation chambers. An ES 1800 has 18 chambers for example. The biggest, the ES 48 can go up to 1,000 feet (300m)
    • Pool Structure: Unknown size Endless Surf by WhiteWater West
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-3 ft on average but able to go up to 7 feet as both lefts and rights. Length of Wave: 30-60 yards/meters on average but up to 200 meters. Endless Surf uses pneumatics to push out water in sequence to produce a variety of wave types. Their Wave Doctor program allows many different types of waves to be run during the same session. The heart-shaped wave pool can produce 500-1000 waves per hour.
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Expect peak summer activity and minimal winter activity as Southport is a big summer draw for holiday makers.
    • Waves per hour: 500-1000
    • Atmosphere: British seaside vibes
    • Apparel: Boardshorts and bikinis in summer, boots and gloves in winter
    Info on Endless Surf

    Quinn Estates

    Betteshanger Colliery Welfare Band, Cavell Square, Deal, UK

    • The Lowdown: The UK’s latest wave pool dream plans to build on the site of a former coal mine. The pool will be an outdoor facility surrounded by a 56-room 5-star hotel.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Project plans yet to be submitted
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Pool Structure: Unknown size Cove, but most average 46 modules.
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Expect peak fair weather activity as the park is more geared toward non-surf focused family outings.
    • Waves per hour: 11-900
    • Atmosphere: Resort fun park vibes

    Surf n Play Aqua Park

    Kingston, Victoria, Australia

    • The Lowdown: Just 50 minutes from Urbnsurf, the City of Kingston in Melbourne’s southeast is planning an Endless Surf wave pool as part of a $100 million project. Artist renderings show the new surf spot surrounded by water slides, a human-made beach, and family attractions. In a similar fashion to the Palm Springs Surf Park revamping the Wet n’ Wild water park, the Surf n Play Aqua Park in Melbourne will be built on the old site of Zagame’s Wild Water Park. The central attraction will be a wave pool by Endless surf, a pneumatic system, where air is forced into chambers to push out water in the desired effect. The company re-envisioned the standard wave pool shape and hydraulic sequencing to create longer, and potentially more significant waves.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Wave Generating Technology: Endless Surf
    • Wave Generating Technology: Endless Surf which is scalable in size from ES1800 to ES4800, dependent on the number of pneumatic wave generation chambers. An ES 1800 has 18 chambers for example. The biggest, the ES 48 can go up to 1,000 feet (300m)
    • Pool Structure: Unknown size Endless Surf by WhiteWater West
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-3 ft on average but able to go up to 7 feet as both lefts and rights. Length of Wave: 30-60 yards/meters on average but up to 200 meters. Endless Surf uses pneumatics to push out water in sequence to produce a variety of wave types. Their Wave Doctor program allows many different types of waves to be run during the same session. The heart-shaped wave pool can produce 500-1000 waves per hour.
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Expect peak fair weather activity as the park is more geared toward non-surf focused family outings.
    • Waves per hour: 500-1000
    • Atmosphere: Family fun park vibes
    • Apparel: Boardshorts and bikinis in summer, boots in winter if it’s open then
    Info on Endless Surf

    Modern Surf Manchester

    Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester, UK

    • The Lowdown: £60m outdoor wave pool planned for a plot of land near the Trafford Centre. A Belfast-based property developer, McKinney Group, is seeking permission from the local Council to develop the area near Barton Dock Road in Trafford Park. The plans call for a full-size Wavegarden Cove surrounded by a fitness zone, skate park, pump track and other “action activities.” Amenities will include a bar, restaurant and equipment centre.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Project given the green light
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): The Cove produces everything from gentle knee-high rollers to head-high slabs via their top-secret machinery.
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove Technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: 30-100 yards/meters depending on the size of the Cove pool
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Wavegarden’s Cove technology

    Surf Town Arizona

    Scottsdale, AZ, USA

    • The Lowdown: Surf Town in Scottsdale Arizona simultaneously known as Monsoon Wave Park will use Endless Surf to power their wave pool
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Wave Generating Technology: Endless Surf
    • Wave Generating Technology: Endless Surf which is scalable in size from ES1800 to ES4800, dependent on the number of pneumatic wave generation chambers. An ES 1800 has 18 chambers for example. The biggest, the ES 48 can go up to 1,000 feet (300m)
    • Pool Structure: Full size ENDLESS SURF ES4800 by WhiteWater West with an optional ES2400 on top
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-3 ft on average but able to go up to 7 feet as both lefts and rights. Length of Wave: 30-60 yards/meters on average but up to 200 meters. Endless Surf uses pneumatics to push out water in sequence to produce a variety of wave types. Their Wave Doctor program allows many different types of waves to be run during the same session. The heart-shaped wave pool can produce 500-1000 waves per hour.
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Expect year round surf
    • Waves per hour: 500-1000
    • Atmosphere: Arizona Desert
    • Apparel: Boardshorts and bikinis
    Info on Endless Surf

    Ocean Sports Development

    Coral Springs, FL, USA

    • The Lowdown: Ocean Sports Development will be the first to bring to life Greg Webber’s two decades of wave pool research. The pool will be located in Coral Springs
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Wave Generating Technology: Webber Wave Pools. According to the website: DC electric semi truck technology allows total control over the wave generation drive mechanism in terms of starting, speed control, and breaking. Unlike inferior systems, the Webber system generates waves traveling in either direction in each zone of the pool. Hydraulic tilt, trim and yaw change the attack angles of the foil to provide any number of wave heights, wave speeds and tube shapes. This unique technology can create a wave which is exact every time, thereby enabling a legitimate and non-circumstantial platform for contests in the sport of surfing. The hull drive system comprises a DC electric semi truck guided by a center power and steering rail onto which hydraulic arms are attached. The hydraulic arms control the wave hull, giving the system the ability to tilt, trim, and yaw the hull in motion. Webber patented flow control technology creates the ability not only to change a wave’s shape in motion, but also to calm the pool surface in a matter of seconds, thus enabling smooth rides at an industry-leading wave rate. Software controls the speed, draft, and angle of each hull. The software can be programmed to produce small changes in these elements, resulting in immediate changes to the wave size, shape, and intensity
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Expect year round surf
    • Atmosphere: Florida Fun
    • Apparel: Boardshorts and bikinis
    Info on Ocean Sports Development

    Olas

    Quito, Ecuador

    • The Lowdown: A new technology by the Olas company plans to bring a wave pool to the more-than-a-mile-high city of Quito (9,000ft). Olas says their system can produce waves up to two meters in height by stacking modules to fit any desired size or budget of surf park. According to the company, their first pool will hit the two-meter wave height but there are plans to go bigger in the future and produce 3.5-4.5 meter waves delivered as rights, lefts or both at the same time. The company claims that the cost of their wave park would be much less than what is on the market at the moment. According to promoters: “The park will be built in a nature-surrounded location, very close to Quito, and minutes from the international airport, in a beautiful valley east of the Ecuadorian capital. The wave pool will have a capacity of 672 one-hour sessions per day and will be open 14 hours every day. It will offer perfect, 1.80m high waves with 16 seconds duration.”
    • WavePool Construction Progress:In Planning
    • Accessibility: Will be central to a thriving city of 2 million people
    • Type of wave(s): Lefts and Rights, hollow with no interrupting sections can be programmed to frequency as low as one-wave-each-nine-seconds
    • Wave Generating Technology: Olas
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Both Left and Right Breaks in any shape of pool as it can be a triangle, a rectangle, a diamond, or even a circle with 4 split peaks.
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Most likely year-round as the weather in Quito rarely dips below 10 Celsius or more than 20 Celsius (50-70 Fahrenheit).
    • Apparel: 4/3 Fullsuit mornings and evenings with 3/2 Fullsuits mid-day
    More info on Olas

    Barreled Surf Park

    Moxee, WA, USA

    • The Lowdown: A low-key core, surf-focused project in the agriculture heartland of central Washington state. Barrelled Surf Park plans a Wavegarden Cove-powered wave pool on a 20-acre plot of land just two hours from Seattle and three hours from Portland. While Yakima is closer to Canada than Trestles, the valley area is known as “The Palm Springs of Washington” with summer temps in 25-30 Celsius (80-90) Fahrenheit and the transitional seasons suitable for light wetsuits or 3/2 full suits.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Open to the public, all-ages
    • Type of wave(s): Everything from a killer 'slab' setting to gentle beginner rollers
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-7 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of rides: beginner 8-10 seconds, intermediate/advanced 12-16 seconds
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours Will most likely follow a pattern similar to BSR in Waco of extended summer hours and restricted hours or full closure near the winter solstice.
    • Price Breakdown: None yet.
    • Pool Structure: Concrete Pool with surrounding amenities including Three Ducks restaurant, bar and shop
    • Waves per hour: 900-1000 waves per hour. Surfers can plan on 10-12 waves per fully booked session.
    • Vibe: Orchard country with artisan beer breweries
    • Barreled Facebook page

    Waves in City Paris

    Paris, France

    • The Lowdown: The company describes itself as a “French surfpark creator & operator. ” As such, Waves in City has plans for wave pools in Lyon and Paris. Not much else is known.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Wave Generating Technology: The company says they will use pneumatic wave generators
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-3 ft on average but able to go up to 7 feet as both lefts and rights
    • Waves per hour: 500-1000 waves per hour
    • Atmosphere: Performance and Family fun park vibes
    • Waves in City

    Waves in City Lyon

    Lyon, France

    • The Lowdown: The company describes itself as a “French surfpark creator & operator. ” As such, Waves in City has plans for wave pools in Lyon and Paris. Not much else is known.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Wave Generating Technology: The company says they will use pneumatic wave generators
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-3 ft on average but able to go up to 7 feet as both lefts and rights
    • Waves per hour: 500-1000 waves per hour
    • Atmosphere: Performance and Family fun park vibes
    • Waves in City

    World Waterpark

    World Waterpark, west edmonton mall, 170 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB, Canada

    • The Lowdown: Surf Nights at the West Edmonton Mall allows newbies and advanced surfers a chance to session this indoor chlorinated wonder. All sessions are coordinated through the West Edmonton Surf Club.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Completed
    • Wave Generating Technology: 1980s water drop system agitates swell into the shallows at 4-5 seconds apart.
    • Wave's Technical Information: 1-3ft and peaky, choppy. Waves come in sets about once a minute
    • Waves per hour: 1000 waves per hour
    • Sessions Booked as "lessons" each 90-minute session costs $79. Lessons are usually offered once a week and capped at 10 people. After the lesson/orientation, anyone is welcome to come out to the surf club who typically get 2-4 sessions a week offered, usually at night. During the day, the wave pool is open to the general public. We get our chance to surf once the park closes.
    • Local Knowledge Surf Club member Daniel Macyk says: "Depending on the day and time, it seems a typical session consists of 10-30 people. On quiet nights you can catch up to 50 plus waves. On busy nights it’s more in the 20-25 range."
    • Atmosphere:Since it’s an indoor pool, the water is usually 25-28 (78-85F) degrees depending on how much sun shines through the large glass dome. Air temperature is typically set to 31C (90F) which makes it a nice relief from a snowy Canadian parking lot.
    • West Edmonton Mall Surf Club

    KSWCO Los Cabos

    Los Cabos, BCS, Mexico

    • The Lowdown: KSWC technology will be the centerpiece of another desert project, this one in Los Cabos at an undisclosed location. Announced by Michael Schwab of Big Sky Wave Developments he has the financial know-how to get this built and is banking on homeowners and weekenders choosing Kelly’s brand of wave in addition to the area’s scattered points and beach breaks
    • WavePool Construction Progress: In Progress
    • Accessibility: The company told us that the the altered KSWCO design will feature extended end bays able to accommodate 12 or more surfers in each end bay. As currently designed, two surfers will share an open face wave (one going straight, one getting 3-4 turns) and then 10-12 people can surf on a mellow Waikiki style 10-second white water wave.
    • Type of wave(s): Lefts and Rights, hollow with no interrupting sections
    • Wave Generating Technology: Kelly Slater Wave Company
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of Wave: over 100 yards/meters, Hollow performance-oriented
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Private By appointment only
    • Pool Structure: Manmade lake
    • Waves per hour: 12-25 waves per hour
    • Apparel: Bikini, Boardshorts
    More info on Kelly’s wave

    New Smyrna PerfectSwell

    New Smyrna Beach, FL, USA

    • The Lowdown: New Smyrna Beach Commissioners added and approved a wave pool amendment to an existing MDA for a 180-acre multi-use commercial development project. The Ocean Gate Commerce Center is located on the heavily traveled I-95 corridor in New Smyrna Beach in an area that attracts a steady stream of annual visitors. The area’s draw includes hotels, restaurants, sports and entertainment venues and is also billed as the “gateway to the beach” for tourists visiting Orlando and its many attractions like Disneyworld. The surf park will use American Wave Machines’ PerfectSwell technology
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Yet to break ground
    • Accessibility: Facility hopes to be open to the public, All-ages, Beginning surfer, Intermediate surfer, Advanced surfer.
    • Wave Generating Technology: American Wave Machines Perfect Swell
    • Wave's Technical Information: Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of Wave: 30-60 yards/meters, Semi-hollow to hollow and performance-oriented. 120 -160 waves per hour come in three-wave sets at between 1:10-1:30 apart. Waves are waist to head-high
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Should be year round
    • Price Breakdown: None yet.
    • Waves per hour: 120-160
    • Atmosphere: This will be interesting, they will either go luxury resort or turnstile access for the everyday surfer
    • Apparel: Mostly boardshorts and bikinis. 3/2 spring suits for winter
  • Other questions, call or text (254) 447-1194
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    Salt Lake Surf Loch

    West Jordan, UT, USA

    • The Lowdown: West Jordan city council is support a new development rumoured to have two Surf Loch pools, one covered, one uncovered. One of the developers told WavePoolMag they have all the permits and are ready to start digging once construction and engineering drawings are completed.
    • Location 15 minutes from SLC and 20 minutes from the airport. 30-40 minutes from the snow slopes on 10 acres of land.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Yet to break ground
    • Accessibility: Facility hopes to be open to the public, All-ages, Beginning surfer, Intermediate surfer, Advanced surfer. Two wave pools with visitor units next door plus a surfing training center and physical therapy program.
    • Wave Generating Technology: 12 Caisson Surf Loch design
    • Wave's Technical Information: 12 caissons is four caissons larger than the 8 caisson system we saw at the Palm Springs Surf Club in 2020.
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: With the Utah climate at sea level, year round surfing is anticipated
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • Waves per hour: 450 swells breaking across different zones
    • Check here for more information on Surf Loch

    NorthBreak

    Port Douglas QLD, Australia

    • The Lowdown: New Endless Surf wave pool planned for eco-resort 10 kilometres from Port Douglass in the Northern Territory of Queensland. The 100-acre property will be an eco-resort with SUP lagoons, an aqua park, wellness center, conference center as well as surf cabins and a 160-room high-tech hotel. At the center will be an Endless Surf ES400 wave pool measuring 280 meters (925.2ft) by 85 meters and offering 26-second rides.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Wave Generating Technology: Endless Surf
    • Wave Generating Technology: Endless Surf which is scalable in size from ES1800 to ES4800, dependent on the number of pneumatic wave generation chambers. An ES 1800 has 18 chambers for example. The biggest, the ES 48 can go up to 280 meters (925.2ft)
    • Pool Structure: ENDLESS SURF ES4800 by WhiteWater West
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-3 ft on average but able to go up to 7 feet as both lefts and rights. Length of Wave: 30-60 yards/meters on average but up to 300 meters. Endless Surf uses pneumatics to push out water in sequence to produce a variety of wave types. Their Swell Studio program allows many different types of waves to be run during the same session. The heart-shaped wave pool produces 180-300 waves per hour without set lulls.
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Expect year round surf in a tropical setting
    • Waves per hour: 180-300
    • Atmosphere: Eco resort family adventure
    • Apparel: Boardshorts and bikinis
    Info on Endless Surf

    Brocks Pine

    Avon Heath Country Park, Brocks Pine, St. Leonard's, Ringwood, UK

    • The Lowdown: The Dorset wave pool is part of a development project by W H White called the Brocks Pine which would sit in the heart of Avon Heath Country Park and use Wavegarden Cove technology. Should the project get the green light, the wave pool development would update the structures and be constructed on land at the southeast of A31 Ringwood Road.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: None. Still needs county approval
    • Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove
    • Wave's Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: under 30 yards/meters. Coves use levers within modules, the more modules the longer the ride and bigger the pool. Korea’s Wave Park has 56 modules while Urbnsurf and The Wave have 42. No module count our square footage has been provided for this project
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours:
    • Price Breakdown: Stay tuned
    • Pool Structure: Concrete Pool - Resort
    • Waves per hour: 11-1000 waves per hour
    • Atmosphere: English Countryside
    • Apparel: Fullsuits with gloves, boots and hoods in winter and boards in summer
    Check here for more on the Brocks Pine project

    Aventuur NZ

    Auckland, New Zealand

    • The Lowdown: This latest project is spearheaded by industry heavy-hitters Aventuur, whose primary business is to develop integrated real estate developments that include a surf park as the central element of the ecosystem. To get to this point Aventuur partner Andrew Ross, who headed up Urbnsurf in Melbourne, and his current partners Richard Duff and Nicholas Edelman purchased the rights to Wavegarden for New Zealand. Aventuur is looking for the right location to build the wave pool and that could take a couple of years. Once the site is secured, the company’s financial muscle can see the surf park completed in just 12-to-18 months.
      • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
      • Accessibility: Public
      • Type of wave(s): Wavegarden Cove
      • Wave's Technical Information: Cove Technology - Wave height: 4-6 ft, Waves per hour: 500-900, Both Left and Right Peak, Length of Wave: 30-60 yards/meters, Boardshorts, Wetsuit
      • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: N/A
      • Admission and Price Breakdown:N/A
      • Pool Structure: Concrete Pool (Cove)
      • Waves per hour: Wavegarden Cove puts out about 500-900 waves per hour when cranked up
      • Atmosphere: Urban Kiwi mixed with outdoor vibe
      • Apparel: Light wetsuits in summer and full suits in winter
      Home of the Cove and the Lagoon, Wavegarden

    Cottonwood Surf

    Cottonwood, AZ, USA

    • The Lowdown: Planned for a 741 acre parcel of Arizona State Trust land off of State Route 260 near Camino Real within Cottonwood city limits. It's Arizona's wine country, a mix of the great outdoors and down home sophistication. The Cottonwood wave pool site would hold around 3,700 units, a third of which would be a wave pool and resort, a third would be primary residential homes, (houses, townhomes and condos), and the other third would be secondary residential homes that could be used as short-term rental properties or vacation homes.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Project plans yet to be submitted
    • Wave Generating Technology: Unkown
    • Wave's Technical Information: None yet
    • Pool Structure: Unknown size
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Year round residential and mixed-use
    • Waves per hour: unknown
    • Atmosphere: Golf resort vibes
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    The Club at Parkwood

    The Club at Parkwood Village | Top Golf Swing Suite | Mini Golf | Dining | Golf | Weddings & Events | Gaming, Napper Road, Parkwood QLD, Australia

    • The Lowdown: The Club at Parkwood is already an established attraction on the Gold Coast offering a par 71 golf course, dining, sports bar, Topgolf Swing Suite bays as well as hosting weddings and Celebrations of Life (funerals). It’s also the official home of the Gold Coast Titans, a professional rugby league football club with a rabid following. Just five kilometers inland of the Gold Coast’s famous turquoise water and just 20 minutes down the road from the famed rights of Burleigh Heads, the development group wants to expand offerings to include a 200+ bed hotel and residential apartments, and of course, an Endless Surf wave pool.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Approved
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): Endless Surf which is scalable in size from ES1800 to ES4800, dependent on the number of pneumatic wave generation chambers. An ES 1800 has 18 chambers for example. The biggest, the ES 48 can go up to 1,000 feet (300m)
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet

    Invigorate Resort

    Steve Irwin Way, Glenview QLD, Australia

    • The Lowdown: Actvenure, a $65 million water park along with the Invigorate family resort on Steve Irwin Way in Glenview. The site will feature retail shops, food and drink along with water slides and other pools. Glenview is 20 minutes from Shelly Beach and a 10-minute drive from Australia Zoo in Beerwah, which was founded by Steve Irwin’s family. Sanad Capital said the project will first deliver the Actventure Waterpark that will boast 20+ integrated waterslides, a swim-up bar and food kiosks and cabanas for hire. Next is the Invigorate Resort which will have 160 units as part of a 4-star resort targeted to families primarily from Queensland. Developers are planning associated retail to support resort and waterpark patrons.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Approved
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): Endless Surf which is scalable in size from ES1800 to ES4800, dependent on the number of pneumatic wave generation chambers. An ES 1800 has 18 chambers for example. The biggest, the ES 48 can go up to 1,000 feet (300m)
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet