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The complete list of surf pools and river breaks

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Surf pools: man-made waves for landlocked surfers | Photo: Surf Snowdonia

Are you an inland surfer? Are you an ocean surfer in a landlocked nation? Do you want to experience wave riding in a different scenario? Find you nearest surf park, or participate in a river surfing session.

The world’s first wave pool was probably a swimming pool built in Munich, Germany, in the 1920s. The indoor piscina was equipped with a hydraulic mechanism that produced regular waves.

In 1993, Japan decided to built what it is still considered one of the best artificial wave pools of all time. Located in Miyazaki, the Seagaia Ocean Dome delivered consistent and punchy head-high rollers, and many tube riding opportunities. When it closed in October 2007, it left millions of surfers disappointed.

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