Monthly Archives: December 2011

Bristol UK to get an artificial wave pool: Wave Garden

We’ve been discussing artificial wavepools and reefs on the Extremehorizon blog for a number of years now and with the (unfortunate failed) reef in Bournemouth and now the Wavegarden, planned to be installed in Bristol, UK, the concepts are becoming … Continue reading

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Paddling is the New Towing

A lot of things in life go in cycles and it looks as though big wave riding is one of them. From what I’ve seen recently big wave riders are returning more and more to a pure surfing experience and … Continue reading

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The biggest wave ever recorded of Irelands West Coast

Monday 12th Dec 2011 saw a recording breaking wave recorded on a wave buoy in the Atlantic off the west coast of Ireland in Donegal. It was tracked at 20.4m which in terms of face size equates to around 70-80ft! … Continue reading

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Billabong Pro Pipemasters 2011 Kicks off in HUGE style

The 2011 Billabong Pro Pipemasters event, one of the Triple Crown Surf comps on Oahu’s North Shore Hawaii, kicked off yesterday with an absolute classic day of surfing. Pipeline was firing with a 10-15ft west swell hitting all three reefs … Continue reading

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