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Industry Hopes Surf Parks Will Expand Sport

Professional surfer Gabriel Medina, of Brazil, back, rides the machine-made wave at Wavehouse San Diego, as two men sit in a jacuzzi.

Industry Hopes Surf Parks Will Expand Sport


Surf parks - massive pools with repeating, artificial waves - are the

latest buzzword in the surf community, as everyone from top athletes to

retailers look for ways to expand the sport, boost surf-related sales

and create a standardized way to train that could ultimately help

surfing earn an Olympic pedigree