Gold Coast "Endless Surf Wave Lagoon"

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truebluebasher started the topic in Friday, 12 Mar 2021 at 10:17am

Gold Coast Parkwood "Endless Surf Wave Lagoon"
$35m Project is set to open by 2023

Mayor kicks off proceedings ..."Fits the Bill Perfectly!"
Destination Gold Coast ..."Essential to Diversify"

Media

https://www.mygc.com.au/world-class-endless-wave-pool-planned-for-the-go...

https://www.golfindustrycentral.com.au/golf-industry-news/golf-surf-reso...

https://endlesssurf.com/2020/08/12/smart-systems-equal-satisfied-surfers/

Parkwood:

"The Wave Park would be the Biggest Drawcard for Goldie in more than 2 decades."
"We want to make sure that Parkwood becomes the Home of GC Sport!"

Parkwood have been angling a wavepool for 3 years.
Surrounding Creek / Lakes are financially secured & up zones are in place.
https://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/documents/ma/economy-20190306-adoptedre...
"We will spend the next few months working with the community...
...and local council on getting the project approved."
Earlier free range approvals as good as stamp Water Park / rec on site!
Manager points to main Lake *Next to existing Golf Course & future Hotel.

Parkwood Site / WavePool ~ Qld Local history links

10 May 2020 (re: Courier Mail Paywall article )
https://www.couriermail.com.au/subscribe/news/1/?sourceCode=CMWEB_WRE170...

May 2020 : Parkwood "Top Golf Director" signs to Surf Lakes
https://www.theclubparkwood.com.au/topgolf-swing-suite/
https://www.surf-lakes.com.au/former-top-golf-international-president-to...

May 2020 : Surf Lakes " Enginuity Solutions" were to begin site works during 2021
https://www.swellnet.com/comment/673025/edit
https://stabmag.com/news/the-gold-coasts-plunger-pool-is-still-rolling-a...

Sept 2020 : Sunshine Coast Council approve Sanad "Endless Surf Wave Pool"
https://www.sanadcapital.com.au/post/development-of-major-sunshine-coast...
swellnet link
https://www.swellnet.com/forums/surfing-reef-designs/458005

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truebluebasher Friday, 12 Mar 2021 at 1:58pm

Parkwood wasted no time for Wave Pool Promos.
https://www.theclubparkwood.com.au/golfandsurfresort/

Parkwood Wave Lagoon logistics...
Enough Water is secured by Parkwood.
Site is shrouded by hills so Wind is less a factor...

Flooding 1/20 year events will turn into a Mud Bath.
2017https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C8I22OzVoAAJkDG?format=jpg&name=small
2020https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/61d5f68fe0bad5f9f4e653e3c5d5d999?wid...

Site Access - Parkwood never, likely can't run a shuttle to GC #1 Transit Hub!
Long way from the Surf & not far from > (GC Uni / Hospital Tram Hub)
It's also hidden in a residential pocket...not a Qldurr Hwy Tourist Wave Pool
https://www.swellnet.com/forums/surfing-reef-designs/509749
From Brisbane > GC 2 main roads are nearby to entice Brizzos from beaches.
Tram looks accessible but [ 714 ] Bus link (Hrly) + a/h ends before Park Close.
Napper Road Bus stops are about 1km paved walk to site. (Not Grom friendly!)
Highly unlikely to score a free shuttle bay at OZ # 1 Emergency Hospital.

[ LOCALS ONLY ]
Parkwood Country Club Boomer's offspring run a plush Jock's / Lycra Gym Hang.
tbb has checked out the site for Wave Pool machinations.
Very surprised by flocks of 'early birds' & after work recreation scene of all fit types.
Pool is already onsite so a Wave Pool wouldn't be outta place here!
https://www.rackleyswimming.com.au/parkwood

Sure you may need high netting near tees but it wouldn't kill the vibe.
Walkers may vote to extend early open & leisurely evening yuppie surfie hang.
It does sound odd...but WSL jocks are also slotting a Wave Pool into a golf course.
Anyone for a Resident Man on Man Tennis / Golf / Surfing Pro...

Hours / Pricing
(Golf) 6 am - 10 pm ( floodlit mini golf) Wavepool could operate the same hours!
Wave Pool noise should have a buffer to houses > closer to Hotel guests.

Parkwood geared down prices & fits into Urbnsurf Corp Jock atmosphere.
More open to discounted packages with a host of bundled offsets.
eg: Board friendly Surf Tram > Free Shuttle will keelhaul the Boyz to the Yard.

Repeating the Parkwood Manager : "Biggest drawcard on Goldie for 20 years"
If that's true, then quality, price & transit must be accessible & open to all.
A lot rides on Tram shuttle access to GCCC / Oz #1 Emergency Hospital Cash Cow.
Crackin' open the GCCC Bank Vault takes friends in high places, that does!
Our dodgy Mayor's on Board! "The Bill's fit perfectly!" Something like that!

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truebluebasher Friday, 12 Mar 2021 at 2:14pm

swellnet link to Surf Lakes Gold Coast fishing expedition > (re: Parkwood Site)
https://www.swellnet.com/news/swellnet-dispatch/2019/08/22/surf-lakes-ta...

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truebluebasher Tuesday, 4 May 2021 at 9:08pm

A few more News Promos

https://endlesssurf.com/2021/03/09/gold-coast-is-getting-a-surf-pool/

Endless Surf President Paul Chutter : " They share our passion for Pushing Technological Boundaries, putting Endless Surf as the Heart & Soul of their Development in order to build a vibrant community hub. The Venue's existing High-Performance Sports focus will lend itself to this World-Class Surf Showcase and help develop the talents of a whole new generation of Local Surfers."

Paul is the son of CEO Geoff Chutter (5 decades in the Job)
https://blooloop.com/water-parks/news/whitewater-changes-leadership-team/

Luke Altschwagger : "If all goes well it could be open Open in as little as 2 years."
https://www.ausleisure.com.au/news/plans-revealed-for-endless-surf-facil...

* $200m Mixed Development
* Surf Pool as the Centrepiece
* World Class + Flexible Waves for all types of Surfers.
* Easy Transport Access...( re: tbb transport review above! )
https://blooloop.com/water-parks/news/whitewater-endless-surf-parkwood-g...

5th April GCB : "Detailed Investigation + Community Consultation"...(Usually 1 Month)
Qld Govt approve GCB [f] as Consult.(92 Comments so far...mostly daft...well they are!)
https://www.facebook.com/goldcoastbulletin/photos/a.389925412357/1015813...
Possibly bump it up with in house Golf / Tourism Site [YES / NO] ... even The Club itself.
It need not be by Surfers but focused on surfers as complimentary to Club / Parkwood.

If anyone can get behind the GCB paywall...be cool to share the Plans if any!
Anyhow, report is to show that it seems more than just a Promo & there is a move on...
Crew know that's news within itself for a GC Wave Pool development.