Webber Wave Pool for the Gold Coast
After months of waiting, Greg Webber is set to build his wave pool at the northern end of the Gold Coast. Webber's technology, which he has repeatedly said will eclipse the quality of Kelly Slater's wave, will be used in a wave park built by Ben Mackay - the founder of Penny Skateboards - and Joshua Neale.
Although a developement application is yet to appear on the Gold Coast City Council website, the location is believed to be McPherson Road, Stapylton. The site at present is 95 hectares of farmland between the Albert River and Pacific Motorway.
The Stapylton site comes after a few false starts by Webber, including a proposed wavepool contained within a theme park on the Sunshine Coast. Before unveiling his Lemmore, California, wave pool in December 2015, Kelly Slater was linked to a failed developement proposal at Pimpana near Stapylton.
Meanwhile, Surf Lakes, a rival wave pool company that uses a differing method of wave generation to Webber and Slater, are already digging their first wave pool at Rockhampto on Queensland's central coast.
Surf Lakes is likely to be Australia's first working wave pool in what is gearing up to be a competitive industry.
More to come...