The World’s Best Wave Pools for Surfing & Paddle Boarding

Posted on September 11, 2012 by Marc Miller


Wave Pool


As surfers we are always in search of empty perfect waves. Finding this empty perfection in the real world requires travel, time, swell, and weather conditions to align and then hope 500 of your closest friends are not around to share it with you. Wave pools excite us as they offer endless man made perfection with the possibility of regulated or no crowds – in a nut shell you can pay for your waves! Similar to how the Island of Tavarua had it for so many years offering up world class perfection only to high paying guests and pros staying on the island. Their wave monopoly was recently broken and the regulated pay for play perfection of Tavarua’s fabled Restaurants and Cloudbreak waves is now back to a free for all.


But there is a glimmer of hope for those who still want to pay to shred. Several wave pools across the world offer amazing breaking waves created by a system of pumps and hydraulics that force water into a large chamber and release this volume of water to create a wave onto the pool. The wave forms up and breaks in a left or right direction, Sometimes a peak or even a barrel. Here are some of the most famous wave pools in the world. All you need is your credit card – The wave pool will take care of the rest!




Al Ain Wadi Wave Pool -Dubai ,UAE