Melbourne's new wave pool is but a few months from completion
URBNSURF Melbourne have announced that their surfing lagoon is nearing completion, and is on track to begin operations at its Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine location around Easter 2019.
The wave generator. Photo URBNSURF
In a statement, URBNSURF’s Founder Andrew Ross, said “We’re stoked with the progress that we’ve made on site over the last few months, with our next-generation wave generator successfully installed and the surf lagoon rapidly taking shape".
"When you walk around the lagoon and witness the scale of the structures, it’s hard to believe this was just a vacant piece of land less than 12 months ago.”
Aerial view from above. Photo URBNSURF
The wave generator and lagoon is expected to be fine-tuned throughout Winter 2019, ahead of its public opening in Spring 2019.
The company says the 2-hectare surfing lagoon will be able to produce up to 1,000 surfing waves per hour from 0.5m to 2.0m in size, accomodating up to 84 surfers at a time.
The wave pool will operate both day and night, year-round, and is anticipated to create 45 full time jobs.
Surfers interested in testing the wave pool before its public launch can register their interest at the URBNSURF website.
Nikki Van Dijk slotted at Wavegarden’s R&D facility in San Sebastian, Spain. Photo: URBNSURF/Ed Sloane
Sierra and Josh Kerr at Wavegarden’s R&D facility in San Sebastian, Spain. Photo: Wavegarden/Pacotwo