A session on a wave pool is so productive. On the second issue of this newsletter I wrote about wave pools. I laid out
the reasons why I think there's a lot of space for wave pools but I was looking at the facts of surfing in the ocean. The Stab in the dark for
the every day surfer is here (link) and it got me thinking a lot about the benefits of pools. One in particular. Build momentum
Just to give you an overview of the concept of the video, Kale asked a bunch of shapers to send him off-the-shelf
boards. To have a chance to test many boards quickly he partnered with URBNSURF, the wave pool in Melbourne.
On this first episode, Kale tested the Chilli BV2, CI Neckbeard 3, Sharpeye Inferno 72, Slater Designs Akila Aipa. The
amount of waves he got and the number of turns really got me thinking about getting in shape fast, surf wise not ripped. Just as an
example, on the BV2 I counted the number of turns for each wave shown. Here it is - 3, 2, 4, 3, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3. That's 9
waves and 29 turns.
I mean, that's a ridiculous amount of turns and good ones. This contrast well with how I find myself in many sessions
thinking "just get one good turn". You know, I'm on the camp that I surf when I can not when I want and getting in shape
- reading the waves, placing my feet, placing manoeuvres and balance correctly - takes time. Sometimes it takes a lot of
Looking at the URBNSURF wave pool they claim 10 - 12 waves per surfer per hour. I'd happily pay the wave pool fees to
get 30 turns in a single hour. To satisfy your curiosity have a look at the pricing and options.