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Posts Tagged ‘surf lakes’

Ben Player in the tube

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The Slab Whisperer: What’s it take to be a test pilot at Surf Lakes?

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To those non-indoctrinated in the ways of prone surfing, Ben Player is the Mick Fanning of the flipper set, claiming three IBA world titles. He’s also a media mogul, running the much-celebrated bodyboard publication Movement Mag. But to wave pool fans he’s known as “that one guy in the barrel at Yeppoon.” Part of the reason is that early incarnations

To those non-indoctrinated in the ways of prone surfing, Ben Player is the Mick Fanning of the flipper set, claiming ...Continue ›


Surf Lakes new smaller model

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Surf Lakes launches new smaller wave pool priced at US$20Million

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As demand for artificial wave facilities continues to grow, Surf Lakes has launched a new product model designed to suit reduced-sized footprints and with a view to targeting the beginner to intermediate surfing market. While still producing up to 2000 waves per hour like its larger sibling in Yeppoon, the new Surf Lakes model requires only two hectares (five acres)

As demand for artificial wave facilities continues to grow, Surf Lakes has launched a new product model designed to suit ...Continue ›


Surf Lakes wave

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Feature: The many layers to Surf Lakes’ stone-in-a-pond concept

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The test pool in Yeppoon is known by a lot of names: The Mad Max Wave, The Plunger Wave, Apocalypse Wave, That Giant Donut Thing …Surf Lakes makes a huge visceral impression. Arguably more than any wave technology out there at the moment. While concrete and software-synced air-powered swimming pools become the Dave Mathews Band of the surf park landscape,

The test pool in Yeppoon is known by a lot of names: The Mad Max Wave, The Plunger Wave, Apocalypse ...Continue ›


beautiful yeppoon sunset

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Video: Mellow joy and multi-craft use at Surf Lakes

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Surf Lakes just launched an acoustic counter clip to the pumping biggest-tubes-ever-in-a-wave-pool we saw last week. The big water clip featured slab hunters Ben Player, Dingo Morrison, Coby Perkovich and others. This clip, just posted on the Surf Lakes YouTube channel, shows the pond in Yeppoon being ridden by all manner of craft and surfer set to mellow acoustic guitar

Surf Lakes just launched an acoustic counter clip to the pumping biggest-tubes-ever-in-a-wave-pool we saw last week. The big water clip ...Continue ›


Colby Perkovich at Surf Lakes

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

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

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


surf lakes barrel

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Surf Lakes adjusts their slab wave

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

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


focus with surfer

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How do they work? Every wave pool tech explained

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

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


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Surf Lakes signs on for secret USA location

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Surf Lakes announced today the sale of a US license for an undisclosed, secret location. The company says the deal illustrates the continuing demand for positive infrastructure projects to help kick start local economies. "While the location is to remain secret for the short term, there is genuine excitement as early design previews of the intended development look amazing," said

Surf Lakes announced today the sale of a US license for an undisclosed, secret location. The company says the deal ...Continue ›


surf lakes wave pool design

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Surf Lakes refines system, plans for live webcasts and virtual tours

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Wave pool makers Surf Lakes reports they are busy working on a new liner at their Yeppoon research and development site among other things. The company said that testing has been carried out recently on several surface options with one standing tall, and being seemingly unbreakable under weight-loading and stress testing. The new solution is reported to be stronger and

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How many wave pools are there in the world?

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We did our best research this week to answer the one question we get asked all the time: "How many wave pools are there in the world?" Well, we have to qualify that by firing back – do you mean “open,” “planned,” “under construction” or “sketched-on-a-school-folder?" The results are mixed. And a brief takeaway would look something like the below:

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Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart: Why wave pools will change everything in adaptive surfing

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Mark Mono Stewart is the Kelly Slater of adaptive surfing. Despite being dad-age to many of his peers, he keeps bagging event wins and championship titles. In September 2015, at the age of 53, he won the inaugural ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship in California. He went on to repeat the following year - almost 40 years after losing his

Mark Mono Stewart is the Kelly Slater of adaptive surfing. Despite being dad-age to many of his peers, he keeps ...Continue ›


getting tubed at the surf lakes wave pool

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Surf Lakes sight on secret Gold Coast location

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The Gold Coast inched closer to building a new wave pool today. Surf Lakes announced a Memorandum of Understanding with a developer holding suitable land for a 5Waves project. Surf Lakes hopes to start construction in early 2021 and if all goes according to plan the project will be completed and open to the public within nine to 12 months

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Surf Lakes enlists subway strategist to help map out future pools

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The mad plunger group in Yeppoon Australia, Surf Lakes, announced they have signed a global strategic project delivery agreement with national property and infrastructure consultancy APP Corporation (APP). APP is known for behemoth undertakings like getting Sydney’s miles of underground Metro built and doing major road upgrades in places like the Perth airport. A news statement revealed that APP will

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Occy at Surf Lakes

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All new highlight wave pool clip from Surf Lakes

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Talon Clemow from Onepalmmedia has put together an all-new edit of some of the best waves from prototype testing at the Surf Lakes R&D facility. The 3-minute reel highlights the wave variety, shape, and versatility for various surf craft. Surf Lakes announced that testing will continue in 2020 with further improvements expected, as they further tune the 5WAVES system. Surfers

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luca doble at surf lakes

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Teen longboard champ expands Surf Lakes ambassadors list

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Surf Lakes is growing their ambassador roster to include Queensland Under 18 Longboard Champion, Luca Doble "Luca is a great addition to our ambassador team because not only does she represent a younger generation, but her grace and style on a longboard is an inspiration to behold," said Surf Lakes in a statement. "In line with our motto 'Everybody Gets

Surf Lakes is growing their ambassador roster to include Queensland Under 18 Longboard Champion, Luca Doble "Luca is a great ...Continue ›


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Latest Surf Lakes clip confirms “more” design premise

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With all the fanfare surrounding the launching of two full-size Wavegarden Coves, we were paid a reminder that Surf Lakes, the steampunk engine that could, is hot on track to move some new licenses. In a recent corporate video for investors, the company promoted the things that make Surf Lakes a unique alternative to the Wavegarden Cove design. Their latest

With all the fanfare surrounding the launching of two full-size Wavegarden Coves, we were paid a reminder that Surf Lakes, ...Continue ›


dany taylor image from surf lakes

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WavePoolMag Photographer Series Episode 3, Dany Taylor of Surf Lakes

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Making salted surf look magnificent, ethereal, moody and mythical is rather easy given that it’s, well, the ocean. Giving something human-made a nature-made aura is one of the biggest challenges in photography. No dolphins, salt spray, Technicolor reefs or random imperfections. Wave pools are just stick-to-the-blueprint trappings of measured water and machine output. But to make them appear natural? That

Making salted surf look magnificent, ethereal, moody and mythical is rather easy given that it’s, well, the ocean. Giving something ...Continue ›


Tru Sterling at Surf Lakes

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That other kid in the water at Surf Lakes

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During Surf Lakes' second round of testing, we saw waves surfed by the company's ambassadors like Occy's son Jay. But observers noticed another kid surfing the slabby peaks. Tru Starling made the trek from Narrabeen way, way north to Yeppoon to check out the wave pool during th same session that saw a dazzling split peak by Occy and Jay

During Surf Lakes' second round of testing, we saw waves surfed by the company's ambassadors like Occy's son Jay. But ...Continue ›


Surf Lakes planned for the Midlands

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Second Surf Lakes wave pool planned for England

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This week the Surf X Inland Surfing project debuted to the world, shaking up the middle part of England and the European wave pool sphere simultaneously. This project splits from the current Wavegarden Cove craze that is populating the globe (30 projects planned to date) and banks its future on the Surf Lakes technology - that giant plunger in the

This week the Surf X Inland Surfing project debuted to the world, shaking up the middle part of England and ...Continue ›


jay occhilupo at Surf Lakes

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Television: Jay Occhilupo attempts wave pool slab

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Son of Occy and Qld Junior champion, Jay Occhilupo takes on a wave pool slab known as The Island, at the Surf Lakes R&D facility. The son of legendary goofy foot Mark Occhilupo, Jay donned helmet and moxie to attempt the drop without much luck. He then moved over to Occy's Peak to try out the right hander, with more

Son of Occy and Qld Junior champion, Jay Occhilupo takes on a wave pool slab known as The Island, at ...Continue ›


empty wave at 5 waves wave pool

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Guide to all the world’s wave pool technology

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As we’ve seen in recent years there is more than one way to artificially generate waves. Compressed air, levers and paddles, giant plungers and, of course, a submerged block pulled along a track, all produce surf. Mix in 10 times the computing data used to launch the Hubble Telescope, and you have capable wave pool technology. Before we kick off

As we’ve seen in recent years there is more than one way to artificially generate waves. Compressed air, levers and ...Continue ›


Surf Lakes

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Photo Essay: Surf Lakes 2.0 testing hits the zen button

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What Jeff Divine’s rainbow shots at Pipe were to 1970s surf media, this latest round of Surf Lakes images are to the wave pool set. Why? Because in the age of Insta posts, likes and shares are mostly action-generated. From Kevin Schulz’ flip at Waco to Kelly’s twin-finning at the Surf Ranch, the world prefers big airs to big art.

What Jeff Divine’s rainbow shots at Pipe were to 1970s surf media, this latest round of Surf Lakes images are ...Continue ›


below the water line ben player

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Update: Surf Lakes just pumped up the volume

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Last month Surf Lakes announced that their 5 Waves R&D facility was back up and running for structural testing. At the time the company stated they had successfully run sets that push out four consecutive waves. Max wave face heights reached 1.8 meters or 6 feet. Today on Instagram Surf Lakes aired photos of three-time world bodyboard champ Ben Player

Last month Surf Lakes announced that their 5 Waves R&D facility was back up and running for structural testing. At ...Continue ›


Surf Lakes left

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Back in action: First images of Surf Lakes 2.0 show promise

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Surf Lakes announced that their 5 Waves R&D facility is back up and running as they continue with more structural testing. The full-scale facility is in operation after the group made repairs, upgrades and improvements following a mixed launch last October. The company said they have now successfully run sets that push out four consecutive waves. Max wave face heights

Surf Lakes announced that their 5 Waves R&D facility is back up and running as they continue with more structural ...Continue ›


Occy at Surf Lakes wave pool

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Surf Lakes wave pool coming to Bournemouth

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This week a group of UK business minds officially launched plans for their Surf Lakes facility in Bournemouth. The wave pool project, officially named The Lagoon, will be surrounded by a range of indoor and outdoor activities a la Snowdonia Adventure Parc. Along with the adventure attractions, plans call for a mix of guest stays. A modern 145-bedroom hotel will

This week a group of UK business minds officially launched plans for their Surf Lakes facility in Bournemouth. The wave ...Continue ›