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The wave pool backlash

30 December 21

Worldwide there are 100 or more planned, proposed, or already operating . . . but at what cost? This is from WavePoolMag’s Top 10 Stories of 2021: 

“No one expected it. I mean, what can be wrong with creating a surf spot for people to enjoy? Plenty it turns out. Creating waves takes energy, water and literally tons of concrete – all limited earthly resources circa 2021. Surfrider Europe stated their opposition to ALL wave pools (The US and OZ chapters have not.) The statement tapped a growing sentiment that wave pools are unnecessary on a suffering planet lined with 372,000 miles of coastline, much of it surf-able.”

Written by WavePoolMag’s ed Brian Dickerson - check out the full article here

You can also find a world map of all the planned and operating wave pools on the WavePoolMag site.

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