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16 Jun, 2017

Every Grom’s Dream Wavepool Session

16 Jun, 2017

It’s been a couple weeks since Wavegarden revealed their new Cove technology to the world, and this week they released another video clip from their winter testing sessions, this one featuring Brazilian Super-grom Mateus Herdy getting the Cove to himself for a dream solo session. Endless empty waves, sunny skies,...

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11 May, 2017

Honokea Wavepool Review 2017

11 May, 2017

    Welcome to our first annual Wavepool Technology Review for 2017. As a passionate team of surfers and developers, we have the option to work with any wave technology we choose. We have spent over 6 years analyzing the evolution of these technologies. Our first project was in Austin,...

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06 Jan, 2017

Surf World Buzzes About New Wavegarden Technology

06 Jan, 2017

Ever know a juicy secret yet have to keep your lips sealed for what seems like an eternity? Torture! Well that’s what the Honokea team has been enduring lately. Our brilliant Spanish partners at Wavegarden have been working on a completely new wave pool for the last few years,...

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15 Nov, 2016

What Guests Are Saying About NLand Surf

15 Nov, 2016

After nearly 4 years of development, America’s first surf park, NLand Surf, in Austin, TX, is finally open. As with anything new and groundbreaking, the project has seen its share of challenges. First, a permitting issue with Travis County stalled the grand opening this Summer. Now, damage to the filtration system...

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04 Oct, 2016

First U.S. Wavegarden Opens This Friday

04 Oct, 2016

October 7th, 2016 the world’s second Surf Park and the first on American soil will open its doors in Austin, Texas. Friday will also be a monumental day for Honokea, as Nland Surf was our first project, and we are very proud to see our dream come to life....

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16 Sep, 2016

Wave Pools and a New Surf Learning Curve

16 Sep, 2016

Two weeks ago, we got our first glimpse of the new Wavegarden installation in Austin, Texas. This week they released a couple more video clips to drool over. The park may not be open yet, as the owner (The Coors family) has yet to settle a permitting dispute with Travis...

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06 Sep, 2016

Nland Surf Featured in the New York Times

06 Sep, 2016

Here are the first official glimpses of the Austin project that we started back in 2013, as seen in the New York Times. Feels great to see something we dreamed up actually come to life. We chose Austin after doing extensive market research on every major city in the...

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25 May, 2016

Wave Pools: Artificial is now a reality

25 May, 2016

  Great to see so much wave pool talk in the media this week thanks to an announcement that Kelly Slater Wave Co was acquired by the World Surf League, professional surfing’s governing body. There were multiple media outlets covering the story (like Bloomberg here), and the Today Show’s Natalie Morales was...

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06 Apr, 2016

First Wavegarden Project announced in Australia

06 Apr, 2016

Great news out of Australia today, the first Wavegarden project down under has been announced, URBNsurf in Melbourne. We had the pleasure of spending some time with URBNsurf’s CEO Andrew Ross and his wonderful family a few years back in Hawaii. We got to know Andrew through our mutual...

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05 Apr, 2016

Which came first? The chicken or the egg— NLand Surf Park as the bell cow for a new development corridor and community and place-making/urban planning model for East Austin

05 Apr, 2016

During the Honokea team’s year-long stint in Austin, TX, putting the NLand project together from scratch, one of the biggest decisions to be made was obviously where to build it. Given the geographical layout of Austin, and the amount of available & flat land, it was clear that our...

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