Surfing's Chlorinated Future
Shane Beschen's son Noah unloades on a test tank in Germany last month. All the guesswork and scheduling conflicts of traditional surf contests could be eliminated if wave pool technology can go to the next level.
Hanging At The Wave Pool
One of the hopes with wave pools is that they'll attract an entirely new audience to the sport of surfing.
ASP world champ Carissa Moore proving the worth of the Wavegarden in Spain while on a trip with Lakey Peterson.
That's no mirage, that's X Games Real Surf competitor Dion Agius deep undercover at the Wadi pool in the middle of the Arabian desert.
The 1980s saw a brief boom in wave pools, complete with pro events and everything. Unfortunately the experiment was short lived as the waves proved to be relatively weak and incontestable. But that could all be about to change.
While it may make purists cringe, you can't deny the entertainment factor wave pools can provide, complete with light shows and a sellout audience. Quiksilver experimented with the formula at the Sunway pool in Malaysia.
A tube's a tube, everybody knows that. Julian Wilson locked in deep in a frothy Flowrider pit.