Inland Surfing

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News is coming in fast so follow this hash tag on Twitter:

Note that the Wave Park Group has announced URBNSURF Sydney, a surf park facility to be developed at Sydney Olympic Park.
See also the Melbourne project:

Our take on Inland Surfing

It’s thought at least 36 million people worldwide identify themselves as surfers.
They all, however, face an inescapable truth: perfect, surfable waves don’t always show up where and when they’re wanted.
So we will touch lightly here on the discussion about the surfing equivalent of skate parks.

 Surf Snowdonia

Surf Snowdonia
Surf Snowdonia (BBC)

The device is essentially a blade, shaped like an aeroplane wing, known as the “wave foil”.
A winch adapted from a ski lift drags the wave foil through the water, creating a wake behind it.

Engineering and Technology Magazine have an article that asks the question about how much energy and water the system uses:

Wave pools
News from the surf parks
They try and get that triple bottom-line balance between having a project that is financially sustainable, is environmentally sustainable, and also socially sustainable.

The Race for first Surf Park in Australia:
Gladstone QLD surf park

Wave Pools
This material will not be exhaustive and the rest of this site will concentrate on using the given swell.

One response to “Inland Surfing

  1. Surf Park Summit – 2020
    March 31st & April 1st, 2020

    Numerous surf parks and man-made surf destinations are in various stages of completion and development,

    Here is a draft list of speakers for the Surf Park Summit 2020:

    Nick Franklin
    Kelly Slater Wave Company, President

    Nick Hounsfield
    The Wave, UK, Founder

    Tom Lochtefeld
    Surf Loch, Founder & CEO

    Fernando Odriozola
    Wavegarden, Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer

    Andrew Ross
    URBNSURF, Australia, Founder & CEO

    Aaron Trevis
    Surf Lakes, Founder & CEO

    Greg Webber
    Webber Wave Pools, Founder

    Shane Beschen
    Professional Surfer & Technique Coach, Former World #2 Ranked Surfer.

    Peter ‘PT’ Townend
    First World Professional Surfing Champion, Surfing Legend

    Andrew Limbocker
    EPR Properties, VP Recreation Investment Group

    Sebastian Smith
    STORE Capital, Managing Director

    Ian C. Calderon
    California State Assembly Member, Majority Leader, 57th District

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