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Highly unlikely this is true...but if it was, why would such a setting exist?

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Sometimes theme parks use wave pools for surf lessons. I'm not saying that's the case here.. I'm just guessing.

Obviously, it's unsafe to run the wave pool at this setting with a crowd in it... But with a surfer and an instructor; that would be a nice wave to catch.
I highly doubt that was the cause. Twitter is a cesspool of dangerous rumors. I have a love-hate relationship with the site.
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Reminds me of a story I saw on Not Always Right where a mechanic had been checking system settings the day before a wave pool was supposed to open, and clicked on the Dangerous: Do Not Use setting since his boss said something about checking all settings. The wave generator ramped up and created a tsunami that essentially pushed half the water out of the pool.

Urban legend? Maybe
In Time Magazine -

Despite rumors and jokes on social media that the wave pool operator was responsible for the mishap, local government attributed it to “a power cut that damaged electronic equipment in the tsunami pool control room, which led to the waves in the tsunami pool becoming too big and injuring people,” the Morning Post reports.
Not sure how a power cut could lead to this problem, wouldn't that be more likely to stop the machines? A surge would be the other possibility though that could also fry the system to prevent it from working?
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