Melb's wave pond

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Ted from the moon started the topic in Wednesday, 1 Jan 2020 at 2:41pm

After some feedback on the pool. I am contemplating heading down to do a strike mission for a few days. Who has surfed it? Would you recommend doing back to back sessions or have an hour off in between? Is it easy to do an hour on the left then the right immediately after? How knackered are you after 3 sessions in a morning? What are the evening sessions like? Thanks.

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Bnkref commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 11:14am

20 waves in an hour is huge. I wasn't counting yesterday but it felt like maybe 10-12 waves all up in the session (with 15 or so in the group). Do you know how often the sets come, Gaz?

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freeride76 commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 12:15pm

20 sets in an hour.
12 waves per set, every 6-8seconds.

I think those are the numbers.

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simba commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 2:37pm

Sounds as though the Slater wave pool will be put to rest as seems like urban surf have jagged the consistency to make a go of it.Any news on the coolum pool anyone ?

simba

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Nick Bone commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 3:24pm

Im really interested were this pool is gonna end up in a couple of years.

The novelty is sure to wear off and im curious to see what happens through the winter down here. Using Port Phillip as a guide, it gets much warmer and much colder than the ocean. I wonder if that will happen on a greater scale due to smaller body of water?

How much was the build? I read somewhere 40 mil (speculated) No clue to what all the daily overheads would be but a fully booked left and right throughout the day is around 35k gross profit a day. That would be 3 years 365 days fully booked left right to break even on the build? Hard to imagine there gonna hit that target. In saying that, i have no idea what a good turn around is in investors eyes.

I think basically what im asking is this pool commercially viable? All purely speculative But surely numbers will dwindle not grow? How would they combat that? Drop prices therefore losing profit margin? So many fucking questions!!

I am the bone

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freeride76 commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 3:30pm

you'd have to think numbers would drop significantly in winter if no heating.

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ringmaster commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 3:34pm

and that's when I'll be going if I bother. In the guts of Winter.

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freeride76 commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 3:43pm

6am for the early in late July.
fuk that shit, but you'd probably have it to yourself.

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Blowin commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 3:47pm

It’ll end up like the cinema.

The movies may make their bread and butter but it’s the food and drink that bankroll the deal.

Maybe the pool owns and leases the shops/ land / restaurants / accommodation surrounding the joint. Plus a slice of profits . Surely the photos are sold by the tub ?

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Dx3 commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 3:55pm

I'll be going in a week to give it a crack, but I'd also be keen in winter due to lower crowd in the water and if I couldn't make the 3 hour round trip plus surf down the coast. Just suit up like I would in the ocean in July.
I reckon a lot will drop off during those months. Only issue is I reckon they would reduce their opening hours pretty significantly, making a before or after work Mon-Fri surf tough to fit in. Wait and see I guess.

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Nick Bone commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 3:58pm

From what i saw a food truck (got Poutine, like a fancy box of chips, guilty pleasure) and a sushi joint. Surely more to come with gates open just get the punters through the turnstiles. Literally turnstiles and wristbands, im still laughing about the whole thing. Couldn’t stop laughing yesterday. Im not sure what type of laughing it was though.

P.s 20 buck per photo!

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freeride76 commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 4:19pm

I went with a group of 4 mates. I was the only one who bought a photo and that was only because I needed one for the story.

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lostdoggy commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 4:59pm

Sunrise in Melbourne June/July is not till around 7.30am.
And it can get pretty frosty in the Tulla paddocks.

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lostdoggy commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 5:06pm

Are they gonna open up a warung with Bintang longies and gudangs to sit back post session and watch the others?

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freeride76 commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 6:04pm

thats actually a really good idea.

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Patrick0710 commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 6:06pm

I take the Holden Caulfield approach to paying for it.

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indo-dreaming commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 6:38pm

I wonder if demand will start dropping in next few weeks or so once people have gotten over the novelty factor and everyone is back in work mode.

Maybe I'm a bit hopeful but I'm waiting to hit it after the holidays mid week, hopefully groups are a little smaller.

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shoredump commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 7:32pm

Is the left better than the right?

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freeride76 commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 8:03pm

I'm biased because I'm a goofy but I thought so.

watched a half hour in beast mode, didn't see a single made tube on the right.
looked more makable on the left.

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shoredump commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 8:12pm

It seems to be that way going by the photos

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lostdoggy commented Saturday, 18 Jan 2020 at 7:25am

FR, did you go back to back from your right sesh to the lefts or had an hour between?
Would you recommend one way or the other?

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freeride76 commented Saturday, 18 Jan 2020 at 7:29am

back to back bruz.

um.....how's your fitness?

it's a workout, but if you've got reasonable fitness I'd go back to back.

back to back to back would be intense.

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goofyfoot commented Saturday, 18 Jan 2020 at 8:07am

Not to mention expensive as well

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goofyfoot commented Saturday, 18 Jan 2020 at 10:41am

Why was the pool designed so it would be offshore in a northerly wind?
Having a predominant wind direction of sw wouldn’t that be the way you’d face the wave?

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udo commented Saturday, 18 Jan 2020 at 10:54am

Webbers been quite ..

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indo-dreaming commented Saturday, 18 Jan 2020 at 2:56pm

"Why was the pool designed so it would be offshore in a northerly wind?
Having a predominant wind direction of sw wouldn’t that be the way you’d face the wave?"

100%

Plus why design it to be offshore when the coast is offshore, why not design it to offshore when its onshore on the coast?

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mickseq commented Saturday, 18 Jan 2020 at 3:29pm

Why didn't they just build the thing on one of those 360 deg mechanical plates like how they have that rotating Sydney restaurant sitting on ? offshore forever

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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 19 Jan 2020 at 4:27pm

13th Jan tbb relayed that the BEAST was closed..here's that [facebeast] link...
https://www.facebook.com/urbnsurf/

(6th Jan) Day 1 & surfers start to doubt they're actually surfing any beast at all?
T. E : "Ran THE BEAST for last 20mins, unsure if it was FULL BLOWN."
S.C : "From the footage I saw that wasn't THE BEAST mode!"
R.G :"We were told yesterday that THE BEAST is for Pros-not for general Public."
D. J : "(insider) BEAST MODE has shredded wetties & others needing stitches!"
K.G : "Heard someone say BEAST MODE is only for private."

(9th Jan) URBNSURF reply...
G.Y : "THE BEAST is only on the right...it is not on the left!"
Damien Van Ryn : "Simple question that urbnsurf will not elaborate on is, are the public able to book THE BEAST mode session? Lots of people giving mixed feedback. URNSURF can you confirm this confusion."

URBNSURF Hi Damien - we have "ADVANCED BARREL SETTINGS" as part of our public 'Advanced Sessions' (which everyone has been loving), and are looking at developing "BEAST MODE SESSIONS" in coming months. It's a Heavy Wave and guest safety is number one at the moment as people get used to surfing in our lagoon. If you book the Lagoon "PRIVATELY" with family/mates you can choose wave settings you want, including "BEAST MODE".

URBNSURF Boogerz (Edited) responses:
K.G : "Disappointed to learn there is NO BEAST MODE offered to the public!"
"Even if they just open THE BEAST for one session a day!"
" I want mega EXTRA BEAST

E.M : "I'm glad they took away THE BEAST mode from the Public!"
"I'm sure they'll bring THE BEAST back as soon as they make it safe!"
"Barrel Settings B1-B4 > BEAST MODE is Barrel #6 (Wipeouts hit the bottom!)
M.G : "Once you surf THE BEAST you won't settle for Advanced wave settings."

(13th Jan)
Z.K : FREEBEAST+
J.P : [# RELEASE THE BEAST] stickers
https://scontent.fbne5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p160x160/82014863_180085...

tbb is still assuming that the Beast only does Stickerfests + Thor's Bucks Parties.
People / crew never got to manhandle the beast from day one...or so the story goes!

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geek commented Saturday, 18 Jan 2020 at 3:53pm

Having it offshore in a northerly is is great for those that live on the coast, anything to take a few Melbourne punters out of the real lineup the better. Still seems like a shitty business decision though

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Nick Bone commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 11:53am

What would constitute as “private”?

Eg. 12 of us paid 120 to book out all 18 spots for a hour - is that private? Or we talking the whole day type thing? Fuck that

I am the bone

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Craig commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 12:25pm

Thor's bucks parties! Hahaha

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lostdoggy commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 12:36pm

Owen Wright had his bucks there too.
4 hrs I think.

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Gary G commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 1:25pm

Hey TBB,

Gary reads the URBNSurf reply above as saying: "if you want a whole session of beast mode you need to book the whole session out with your mates. Otherwise you get what you're given"

Whatever they call the barrel setting(s) towards the end of the advanced it doesn't really matter: make it out of a deep one and you're not really gonna care what they call it.

I’ve created a monster. Cause nobody wants to ride faceys no more, they want Gary; I’m chopped liver.

But if ya want Gary this is what I’ll give ya: a little creatine kiss from a hard licker

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SurferSam commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 2:16pm

https://www.thewave.com/be-first-surf-our-biggest-waves/
Found this on uk version quite amusing
Bit like getting a pen license

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goofyfoot commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 4:08pm

Gary g is it even possible to get a deep pit there? Im yet to see one if there is. I'm really not feeling the froth like some others

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GuySmiley commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 5:29pm

How deep goes Gary like to go these days?

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AndyM commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 6:26pm

Second knuckle on the first date.

After all, Gary is a gentleman.

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zenagain commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 7:23pm

That is filthy.

But hilarious.

1173

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Gary G commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 7:26pm

When it’s Gary v the machine he really tries to stretch his limits, or those of his willing partner.

Gary has had one deep one that was sick, Goofy, but mostly just quick in and outs which aren’t Gary’s style, the caring facey lover that he is. Tbh Gary enjoys the later turn settings more.

Funny, after a week in the tub Gary was on your coast yesterday morning solo surfing 2-3ft shorebreaks breaking 25m from shore. Was definitely the most wavepool-like the ocean gets.

I’ve created a monster. Cause nobody wants to ride faceys no more, they want Gary; I’m chopped liver.

But if ya want Gary this is what I’ll give ya: a little creatine kiss from a hard licker

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goofyfoot commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 7:39pm

Where was the call Gaz??

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Gary G commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 7:59pm

Haha should have telegraphed it! Gary was aiming for Sat but elected to sleep in and knew he’d cooked it when he awoke to the sound of no wind.

Went down yesterday as punishment for missing sat, expecting it to be rubbish but it was actually a heap of fun. You get amongst it?

I’ve created a monster. Cause nobody wants to ride faceys no more, they want Gary; I’m chopped liver.

But if ya want Gary this is what I’ll give ya: a little creatine kiss from a hard licker

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tubeshooter commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 9:36pm

A visit from Gary G , solo and only 25m offshore... and no security?

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belly commented Tuesday, 21 Jan 2020 at 6:22pm

Web enquiry form completed mid arvo yesterday and no response (cleared 1 working day rule). Super busy tomorrow but picking up the phone on Thursday if still no response.

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truebluebasher commented Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020 at 2:10am

Vic lost their Beast now tbb's pet microwave Beast died on the weekend! {R.I.P}
Beast fired up a wild 4cm cross chop A Frame left & right to both shallow ends.

New Beast clocked on this week...all of 1cm ....nearly cried it's so sad! (That's it!)
Stubborn Beast just sits there it does, tbb is trying to drag into the line-up!
Real My Health set back it is... "My Body Corporate for a microwave pool Beast!"

Honestly! How hard can it be, to stir up a Wavepool Bully in Australia?

Tales of Dr Moreau's 8 ft Surf Loch monster were hosed down quick smart!
https://www.surfer.com/videos/surf-lakes-claims-to-produce-8-foot-artifi...
Tulla Beast is locked up in the pound, knocking the wind outta Roary's sails.
https://scontent.fbne5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p160x160/82014863_180085...
Got Motorbikes to rev up some Goldie Wave Pool ankle snappers..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=0mQPwdfF6nA&feature=emb_...
Now tbb needs Shaggy + Scoob' to sniff out his missing microwave treat!

Rise of the Wave Pool Beasts are ordering humans to flush out their own waves.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=QmF4d9TIdi8&feature=emb_...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUyaXR34ga9-Xba3fFP_NA_Q&time_continu...

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P'tai commented Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020 at 7:03pm

tbb your comments at times are incomprehensible.

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tubeshooter commented Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020 at 9:38pm

I believe tbb is questioning the ability of wave pool people to create something bigger than a ripple ...Though I could be wrong , the workings of tbb"s mind requires a deep understanding of things which I know nothing about. However , there is order in the chaos , look for it ,

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 5:07am

Sorry Guys...nothing wrong with Tulla waves...outpatient tbb's new drug cocktail.
tbb has been too weak to make it to the surf since mid winter...crew are onto it.

Our Townhouse Pool's Microwave Beast with 4cm waves was indeed bashable.
On the weekend it broke down & new pump puts out a 1cm wave (Hawaiian scale)

tbb's wash up, merely points out, traditional Pool Rules of gearing down the waves.
None thought it would happen downunder, seems no wave pool is immune!
Least of all tbb's town house wave pool...that's real low, that is!

Yet another Willy Wonka's VIP pool Party gets outta hand .."Rumble / Lightning!"
Storm God Roary begged The God of Thunder to stop riding the wavepool Beast!

Pass the envelope...tbb awards The 2020 Goldie Gold Logie to The Tulla Tubbies.

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WarriSymbol commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 3:44pm
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Craig commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 3:53pm

Least there's some sand bottom drainers for them now ;p 

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freeride76 commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 4:27pm

hahahhaha. cleaning the pool doesn't look like much fun.

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blackers commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 5:52pm

Clare Valley and Sunraysia topsoil came with the rain and spread throughout metro area and beyond, what a mess. The pool is gona take some time to clean up if they are only using a creepy crawly!