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MEDIA & PRESS UPDATES

Keep up to date with all of our latest press and media here. From viral videos and celebrity visitors to TV episodes and industry meet-ups, this is where you’ll be able to keep track of any Surf Lakes buzz that hits the media.

October 2022

Dr. Chris Brown surfs at the lake with Sam Bloom on Channel 10's 'the Living Room'

Dr. Chris Brown surfs at the lake with Sam Bloom on Channel 10’s ‘the Living Room’

Dr. Chris Brown (of Bondi Vet fame), visited Surf Lakes with the Channel 10 crew to film an episode of the popular prime time lifestyle series ‘The Living Room’. During his visit, Chris linked up with Surf Lakes’ ambassador, Sam Bloom. Sam showed him the ropes and by the end of his visit, Chris had enjoyed some epic rides on the beachie, and Occy’s peak. You can watch an highlight of the episode on Instagram, or stream the entire episode here.

Dylan Graves reviews surf lakes on his youtube channel

Dylan Graves reviews surf lakes on his youtube channel

After visiting Surf Lakes in mid-2022, intrepid surfer and creator of the ‘Weird Waves’ series, Dylan Graves, and filmer Dan Scott, produced a 15-minute review of their Surf Lakes experience. The video received over 100k views within 2 days and was featured on Stab, The Inertia, Shock Mansion, Beach Grit, etc. You can watch it on Dylan’s YouTube Channel.

Sam bloom & Turia Pitt bond at surf lakes with stellar magazine

Sam bloom & Turia Pitt bond at surf lakes with stellar magazine

Sam Bloom & Turia Pitt recently met at Surf Lakes to share some waves and get to know each other better. The result was a fantastic weekend of images and an inspiring interview that went to print in Stellar Magazine. The full interview and shoot was featured inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), Sunday Herald Sun (VIC), The Sunday Mail (QLD), and Sunday Mail (SA). @stellarmag @turiapitt @samjbloom

Kit Sidwell talks surf lakes tech with wave pool mag

Kit Sidwell talks surf lakes tech with wave pool mag

Wave Pool Magazine recently sat down for a yarn with Surf Lakes’ lead R&D / Mechanical Engineer, Kit Sidwell. Those who love to soak up the details will enjoy this insightful podcast episode where Kit goes into a deep dive explaining some of the technical subtleties and nuances that help Surf Lakes create great waves.

Creek to coast surf lakes episode

Creek to coast surf lakes episode

The Creek to Coast team ventured up to Yeppoon in an episode of the popular Channel 7 show. Towing Vision RVs, Matthew Hayden and his family road-tripped from Double Island Point up to Yeppoon to test the amazing waves of Surf Lakes. It’s safe to say, an amazing time was had by all.

Elke mai & Rambo Estrada release their youtube vanlife vlog from surf lakes

Elke mai & Rambo Estrada release their youtube vanlife vlog from surf lakes

An amusing and insightful video of the talented couple’s visit to Surf Lakes to shoot Chris Hemsworth and co. Additionally, both photographers have posted a range of quality shots on their Instagram pages:
@elke_mai
@ramboestrada

September 2022

Hemsworth family enjoys round 2

Hemsworth family enjoys round 2

The legendary Thor actor and family attended a demonstration day for licensees and VIPs in September, with one milestone outcome – his son’s first barrel! On social media, Chris said, “My 8 year olds first ever tube! something he and I are gonna remember for ever! Amazing to see him attack it again and again and finally it all line up! 📷 massive thanks to @dingomorrison for pushing him in! @elke_mai 🎥 @juzmac Thanks @surf_lakes for another epic day!”

surf lakes unveil futuristic dome concept

surf lakes unveil futuristic dome concept

Wave pools are one of the most innovative and exciting industries for developers looking to activate land and create communities based around healthy pursuits and an active lifestyle. Surf Lakes’ latest offering means any climate or location can benefit from this incredible wave-creating facility. With space for conferences, events, competitions, retail, and more, you can take a tour of the dome fly-through here.

May 2022

Chris Hemsworth gets tubed at surf lakes

Chris Hemsworth gets tubed at surf lakes

After speaking with Surf Lakes ambassador, Dean ‘Dingo’ Morrison, Aussie movie star, Chris Hemsworth, came up to Yeppoon for a surf. Joined by friends Luke Munro, Al Emery, and their families, the crew sampled ‘Occy’s Peak’ and ‘The Beachie’ enjoying a swathe of great waves in the Capricorn region. On Instagram Chris said, “Such a fun day sharing waves with my kids and mates at @surf_lakes Incredibly surreal experience getting barrelled in a lake in the middle of the Australian bush!”

Ryan Callinan & morgan Ciblic tackle the island slab

Ryan Callinan & morgan Ciblic tackle the island slab

When two of Australia’s most promising young talents ventured up to Yeppoon, they had one thing in mind – getting obscenely shacked at Surf Lakes’ slab break ‘The Island’. Safe to say the ensuing session was one of the most entertaining to go down at the lake yet. You can watch the action here.

March 2022

andy king gives his stamp of approval

andy king gives his stamp of approval

Ex-pro surfer, and super coach, Andy King (who guided Mick Fanning & Gabriel Medina to world titles), has visited the Yeppoon Surf Lake to explore coaching potential. Overwhelmed by the amazing potential of the facility, ‘Kingy’ said, “you can do in one day, what would take you three months to do in the ocean. As a coach, that’s how productive it would be.”

December 2021

the island slab goes viral

the island slab goes viral

The Island (Surf Lakes’ infamous slab wave) went viral through the popular action sports website The Inertia, capturing the public’s imagination with a daunting yet mesmerizing slow-mo of the perfect wave in action. For those wondering, the wave in the clip is slightly overhead for most surfers.

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surfing Australia's High-performance squad trains at Surf Lakes

surfing Australia’s High-performance squad trains at Surf Lakes

Surfing Australia’s High-Performance team visited Surf Lakes to explore the potential training benefits of the facility in December, 2021. Ryan Callinan and Morgan Ciblic joined their coaching team, which included world tour veterans, Kate Wilcomes and Jay ‘Bottle’ Thompson, and tackled ‘The Island’ slab, and ‘Occy’s Peak’ with scintillating results that you can Watch Here

December 2020

‘Pumped’ is released

Pumped (a mini-documentary), focused on 2020’s August/September sessions featuring interviews with participants amongst the incredible surfing images captured by the One Palm Media/Surf Lakes team. The video captivated the globe and sparked a surge of licensee and investor inquiries. Watch Here

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