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price guide for wave pools

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The Big List 2022: prices, times & notes for all the world’s wave pools

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How many surf-able wave pools are there in the world? As of today, there are 19 wave pools in the world open and semi-open to the public with dedicated surfing hours - Hint: to find a wave pool opening near you soon, check the WavePoolMag Surf Planner. In this guide, we list hours, prices and features of the world's surfable

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alaia bay review

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Wave Pool Reviews by You: Alaia Bay with Remi Chaussemiche

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Search “wave pool” through social platforms and you’ll find a hive of influencers and pros claiming “best pool ever.” But what about us mortal surfers who have to trade hard-earned currency for a crack at perfect waves. We might feel differently after sinking a day’s wage for some surf time. Doesn’t our opinion count? Sure there is Trip Advisor, but

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Guide to Swiss wave pool Alaïa Bay

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How Alaia Bay made their smaller footprint work

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Alaia Bay is a game changer. Yes it’s a wave pool in the middle of the Swiss Alps but it's also unique because it refined the concept of a successful smaller footprint surf tank. Typically for a surf park to stay profitable, it needs to get as many butts into the pool as possible. Simply put, the more paying customers

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Alaïa Open Winter Cup surf competition

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The uniquely Swiss $75K Alaïa Open Winter Cup open to all

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The inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup surf competition will take place on the weekend of 4/5 December, with warm-up and training sessions on Friday 3 December. This event is open to both international surfers and local Swiss surfers and includes US$75k in prizes with US$32k in prize money. The comp is remarkable for a few reasons, one being that the

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New wave pool contest coming to Switzerland

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Alaïa Bay announced the launch of the inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup surf competition which will take place on the weekend of 4/5 December, with warm-up and training sessions on Friday 3 December.This first mainland Europe surf contest is open to both international surfers and local Swiss surfers. There is US$75k in prizes including US$32k in prize money. The event

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The best surfer you’ve never heard of hits Alaia Bay, eyes CT cut

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French standout Jorgann Couzinet has been battling through the QS for a couple of years and come within a hair of making the CT. For three years he sat right at the cutoff point for the Big Show and for three years he was edged out by the slimmest of margins. This September he will fly to Huntington Beach to

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Deeper dive into the Alaia Bay air section

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The air section at Alaia Bay in Sion at the base of the Swiss Alps is simply world class... just ask Hawaiian Ezekiel Lau.  Lau sessioned the air section for three days straight with a bunch of European pros including PC Distinguin, Enzo Cavallini, Vicente Romero, Yago Dominguez, and Kai and Hans Odriozola. And there was a breakthrough in each time. Lau did more backflips in three

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Alaia Bay wave pool in switzerland

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Swiss wave pool Alaïa Bay fires up the machine

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During the last few months several of the world’s best surfers have tested a new Wavegarden facility in Alaïa Bay, located in the Swiss Alps. Ahead of the official opening in May, Hawaii’s Zeke Lau, Basque Country’s Aritz Aranburu and Maud Le Car from France surfed the Wavegarden’s 20-wave menu under the snow-capped mountains, 500 metres above sea level.  “I've surfed

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editorial art for switzerland wave pool

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Podcast Episode 6 Season 2: Adam Bonvin and how Switzerland will have waves this March

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  Find out what it takes to build a wave pool in the middle of the Swiss Alps as WavePoolMag podcaster Nick Robinson talks to super-effective-and-incredibly-driven human Adam Bonvin about getting the job done at the Alaia Surf Park...

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Alaia Bay empty wave pool

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Time to fill that wave pool in the Swiss Alps!

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Alaïa Bay in the Swiss Alps announced they are nearing completion of their 8500m2 Wavegarden Cove surfing lagoon. The wave pool will be filled in December, concluding a five-year project to open the first commercial surf-focused wave pool in mainland Europe. The first tests of the wave generating machinery will begin in January. During this phase, the settings will be fine-tuned

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Project Update: Swiss pool could be filled before end of 2020

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This is where things get weird. The Swiss surf team, like the Swiss Navy, exists, employs people, has cool uniforms and more despite the country not having an ocean or a sea. At the 2019 ISA World Surfing Games in Japan the Swiss team finished 23rd out of 54 nations. The result placed them just behind The Netherlands and ahead

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