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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
  • Type of wave(s): Combination Wavegarden Cove and Lagoon and whatever else they can dream up
  • 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: Purchase a Wavegarden pool project and you can probably surf the pool
  • Pool Structure: Manmade Lake (Lagoon) and Concrete Pool (Cove)
  • Waves per hour: Variable - Lagoon about 90 and Cove about 1000
  • Atmosphere: Scientists in white labcoats with clipboards and partying CT surfers
  • Apparel: Boardies in summer and 3/2 wetsuit in winter
Home of the Cove and the Lagoon, Wavegarden

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: 11am to 7pm
  • Price Breakdown: Beginner Session $60 for one hour. Includes surfboard. Intermediate and longboard session $75. Expert Session $90 per hour. They also offer all day beach passes to hang out and watch the action at $20
  • 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

    URBNSURF

    632 Canning Hwy, Attadale WA 6156, Australia

    • The Lowdown: UPDATE: Urbnsurf looking for new location, but plans to go ahead with Perth wave pool...
    • 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 from URBNSURF

    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

    Coachella, 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 at the end of 2019 and opening in 2021
    • 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
    • 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: £45 for a “just-under-an-hour” session for adults and £30 for groms. This covers intermediate to advanced surfers and all equipment. Beginner sessions come with lessons and start at -£55 per 55 minutes. The Wave has five levels for surfing: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Advanced Plus and Expert.
    • 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 will be the centrepiece of a condo development focused on active-living and sports leisure. This location is another in a long line of projects which just broke ground and is centre to the coming Brazilian wave pool storm
    • 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 assuming purchase of property is necessary to access the development’s central wave pool
    • Waves per hour: 11-900 waves per hour
    • Check here for more information on Wavegarden’s Cove technology

    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

    Waves In City

    Paris, France

    • The Lowdown:Lyon and Paris sports complex-styled project with as-yet-to-be-determined wave technology. The websites states: “Waves in City®  permanently builds the new landscape of French Surf Urban® , disruptive sport, tourism and experience experience, as ‘French creator of surf artificial waves.’” They plan an indoor standing wave and an outdoor wave pool
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Still in the planing stages. Website lists 2020/2021 as launch datet
    • Accessibility: Description is for a pool open for surfers and tourists with suggestions the 2024 Olympics could run here. They work in coordination with the HandiSurf federation. Surf and skate lessons
    • Type of wave(s): Website images are of first generation Wavegarden Lagoon technology like at Snowdonia
    • Wave Generating Technology: Undisclosede
    • Wave's Technical Information: The indoor wave is being promoted as the largest in Europe with 0.20m and 1.00m “tubing” waves. The outdoor surf will be 1.00m to 1.20m in a peak or wedge and a wave for beginners from 0.50m to 1.00m. Rides will be 10-20 seconds long.
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Surf sessions are 1 hour 20 minutes.
    • Price Breakdown: As yet priced “all inclusive” entrance fee and family, group and youth price structures.
    • Waves per hour: unknown
    • Check here for more information

    Waves In City

    Lyon, France

    • The Lowdown:Lyon and Paris sports complex-styled project with as-yet-to-be-determined wave technology. The websites states: “Waves in City®  permanently builds the new landscape of French Surf Urban® , disruptive sport, tourism and experience experience, as ‘French creator of surf artificial waves.’” They plan an indoor standing wave and an outdoor wave pool
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Still in the planing stages. Website lists 2020/2021 as launch datet
    • Accessibility: Description is for a pool open for surfers and tourists with suggestions the 2024 Olympics could run here. They work in coordination with the HandiSurf federation. Surf and skate lessons
    • Type of wave(s): Website images are of first generation Wavegarden Lagoon technology like at Snowdonia
    • Wave Generating Technology: Undisclosede
    • Wave's Technical Information: The indoor wave is being promoted as the largest in Europe with 0.20m and 1.00m “tubing” waves. The outdoor surf will be 1.00m to 1.20m in a peak or wedge and a wave for beginners from 0.50m to 1.00m. Rides will be 10-20 seconds long.
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Surf sessions are 1 hour 20 minutes.
    • Price Breakdown: As yet priced “all inclusive” entrance fee and family, group and youth price structures.
    • Waves per hour: unknown
    • Check here for more information

    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

    Wavegarden Turtle Island

    Siheung, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

    • The Lowdown: This is being claimed as the largest Wavegarden Cove project to date with 56 modules (The Wave Bristol has 40 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 Siheung Surf 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: 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 the millions of tourists that frequent this part of South Korea
    • Price Breakdown: None yet
    • 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

    Bergerie Surf Camp

    Saint-Père-en-Retz, France

    • The Lowdown: The first commercial American Wave Machines Perfect Swell facility planned for France. The pool facility will be half an hour away from Nantes, France’s sixth largest city. The plan was approved by the local government but is currently facing a backlash from activists while dividing residents of the small town. It’s rumoured to be larger than the Perfect Swell tech in Waco, Texas offering 20 second rides
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Bergerie Surf Camp will be open to the public, and cater to all-ages and skill levels
    • Wave Generating Technology: American Wave Machines Perfect Swell technology
    • Wave's Technical Information: Both Left and Right Breaks, Length of Wave: 60 yards/meters, Semi-hollow to hollow and performance-oriented. Waves are waist to head-high with programmable variations. Up to 100 different types of waves possible with the AMW tech
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unknown yet
    • Price Breakdown: Reports in French media say rates will be 25€ to 40€ per hour (about $29-$48)
    • Pool Structure: Concrete pool facility in the middle of an agricultural space
    • Waves per hour: 1,000 according to the website
    • Atmosphere: 100 surfers can be in the water at a time. The French sport vibe is more serious than the footloose Waco, Texas party feel.
    • Apparel: Mostly boardshorts and bikinis in summer. 4/5 fulls and boots for fall/winter
  • Other questions, check
  • La Bergerie Surf Camp website here

    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. This site will probably host the occasional WSL event.
    • 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
    • Price Breakdown: Run by SkudinSurf, private 'dream' sessions for surfing start at $1800 for an hour pool rental. They estimate that works out to $90 per surfer. Prices for single-person pool entry are not available yet.
    • Pool Structure: Indoor concrete
    • Waves per hour: 120-160
    • Apparel: Heated indoor setting, so boardies and bikinis
    • Check the SkudinSurf website for more

    Honokea

    • The Lowdown: Hawaii-based Honokea Surf Villages & Resorts in 2017 announced they were buying land in Indio as part of a $100million wave pool development using undisclosed artificial wave generation technology. In older reports, the project was due to open in 2019. Honokea was instrumental in getting NLand started in the early days. However, the group parted ways with founder Doug Coors before NLand opened its gates. This wave pool, the fourth planned for the desert east of Los Angeles, has a long road to breaking ground. We'll keep you posted as things develop.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: dreamtime, nothing solid right now
    • Accessibility: Was initially pushed as a private development
    • Type of wave(s): Undetermined
    • Wave Generating Technology: Unknown.
    • Price Breakdown: Stay tuned
    • Pool Structure: Unknown
    • Waves per hour: unknown

    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 already commenced with the public opening slated for early 2021.
      • WavePool Construction Progress: Just kicking off
      • Accessibility: Private and public
      • Type of wave(s): Combination Wavegarden Cove and Lagoon and whatever else works
      • Wave's Technical Information: Cove Technology - Wave height: 2-3 ft, Left and Right break, Length of Wave: 30-60 yards/meters. Cove Lagoon - 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, but civilised Swiss vibe surrounded by the Alps
      • 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: American Wave Machines, Inc. announced a joint project with Surf Stadium Japan (SSJ) to build a wave pool in Shizunami. The facility will be surf-able as early as June 2020 if all goes according to plan
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Just started
    • Accessibility: Will be open to the public, All-ages, Beginning surfers, Intermediate surfers, Advanced surfers
    • 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
    • Price Breakdown: Unknown
    • Pool Structure: Concrete pool facility with sand added
    • Waves per hour: 120-160
    • Atmosphere:Could be Olympic sporting vibes if it opens in time
    • Apparel: Mostly boardshorts and bikinis. 3/2 fulls and spring suits for fall/winter
    Nippon Surfing Association Website

    Hallbergmoos

    Hallbergmoos, Germany

    • The Lowdown: In the Hallbergmoos section of Munich, an ongoing wave pool project is deciding on technology. This Munich wave pool would be incorporated into the area’s business park near the airport (which already hosts a standing wave pool). Developers Rock Capital Group is promoting the 32,000-square meter project’s appeal as meeting retail and office space demands of a growing area while enhancing local appeal with leisure space and restaurants.
    • WavePool Construction Progress: Planning stages
    • Accessibility: Not yet built or even open to the public.
    • Type of wave(s): Unknown
    • Wave Generating Technology: Unknown
    • Hours of operation/Seasonal Hours: Unavailable, but we’ll keep you posted
    • Price Breakdown: None yet

    Surf Era

    Berlin, Germany

    • The Lowdown: The new Surf Era project renderings show Wavegarden Cove technology beneath a retractable roof surrounded by the usual wave pool amenities, cafe, surf school, lounge, alongside a futuristic energy-generating device. Most notable is the park’s retractable roof, which hints at the famed Ocean Dome in Japan. The surf park will require approximately 62,500 m², or about the same surface area as a dozen football fields. 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.
    • 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
    • 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

    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
    Click here for more info at Surf Lakes

    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

    Surfdeck

    Stade, Germany

    • The Lowdown: The Surfdeck 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
    • Surfdeck 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
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    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
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    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: Surfwrks 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
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    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

    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