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Posts Tagged ‘ADG’

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Business: EpicSurf on building an economically-sustainable surf park

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Wave pools are, without question, capital-intense ventures with highly variable revenue models and returns. At some, like Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch, the wave is the main attraction, with just minimal infrastructure around it. The people that come to its location in Lemoore, California—an agricultural town about four hours from the state’s two biggest cities—are often professional surfers or deep-pocketed enthusiasts.

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Andrew Wray explains how today’s pools draw from a well of rich surf tank history and innovation

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Editor’s Note: Andrew Wray had a hand in designing many of the first-generation wave pools. With the launch of Endless Surf, he's been kind enough to provide background, history and overall perspective to bridge yesterday's wave tanks with today's modern marvels of engineering. In this installment, he talks about the patents on those first pools and how that changed everything.

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History Lesson: Andrew Wray on the wave pools that that kicked off the dream

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Editor's Note: When surfing first hit the wave pool, it was most likely into one that Andrew Wray had a hand in designing. From Typhoon Lagoon to Sun City to Dion Agius' Dubai pool of choice, Andrew has played a role in creating surf. Now with the launch of Endless Surf, he was kind enough to give us a little

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The long wave pool history of EpicSurf creators ADG

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When landlocked surfer Rick Kane wins a wave pool contest in the 1987 movie, North Shore, his trajectory is as improbable as his inland surf skills. On the podium after his win, he tells the crowd he’s going to the North Shore of Hawaii to ride ocean waves, become a pro surfer and make his dreams come true.  Of course,

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ADG maps course on the heels of EpicSurf launch

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Legacy wave pool company Aquatic Development Group, or ADG, has its pneumatics in several wave pool systems across the world. You just might not recognize them. On the surf culture side, the opening scene from the classic The North Shore was filmed at Oasis in California at one of ADG’s pools. In our view, this totally cements the company name

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Firsthand encounter with ADG’s surf-specific rapid wave EpicSurf

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Cohoes, New York – just north of Albany, the state capital – seems like an unlikely place to find a new wave pool technology. A former mill town on what was originally Iroquois land, it’s known for its massive waterfall and colonial days as a hub of textile manufacturing. A quick drive through town reveals a mix of one-family homes

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Meet the latest addition to the rapid wave space, ADG’s EpicSurf

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This week Aquatic Development Group announced the launch of their new EpicSurf stationary surf wave which was unveiled to the wave pool market during a virtual trade show. EpicSurf, engineered and manufactured at ADG’s headquarters in Upstate New York, is a true deep-water wave fully compatible with traditional surfing equipment. It is designed to appeal to both the expert and

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Desert trend for wave pools continues unabated in Arizona

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Wave pool makers are giddy with the prospect of creating surf in arid environs. Las Vegas, the Coachella Valley and now Gilbert and Scottsdale Arizona all have projects in the planning stages. The Strand by entrepreneur John McLaughlin seeks to create a surfing “desert oasis.” The development is generating a lot of interest through social media and on their traditional

Wave pool makers are giddy with the prospect of creating surf in arid environs. Las Vegas, the Coachella Valley and ...Continue ›