Artificially-generated waves made within a confined space, usually by flushing water from a holding tank, or by means of a series of paddles, or by pulling a foil from one end of the pool to the other. Wavepools have always provoked strong reactions among surfers. Some view them as a practical solution to crowded lineups, as the obvious way to increase the supply of "perfect" waves, and as a way to level the playing field for surfing competition. "As for the future of surfing," world tour com...