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24 Aug, 2016

How Much is a Wave Worth?

24 Aug, 2016

The idea of assigning a dollar value to a surf spot is relatively new. Surfrider CEO Chad Nelson started ‘Surfonomics’ in 2002, which tackled this subject in hopes to protect existing surf spots by proving to local governments how much money they bring into the local economy. Oxford University...

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05 Jul, 2016

First Hand: Family Surf Trip to Surf Snowdonia

05 Jul, 2016

Surf Snowdonia, located in Northern Wales on England’s West coast, is the world’s first and only true surf park. Built on the site of an old steel mill in the village of Dolgarrog, which sits on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, the site features a Wavegarden Surf...

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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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