URBNSURF is ready for waves
"Four days. That’s all it took to fill our slice of paradise in Tullamarine," said Andrew Ross in a recent press release from URBNSURF, who surely deserves praise for including 'paradise' and 'Tullamarine' in the same sentence.
I didn't read much more but scrolled down looking for the big reveal - what are the waves like?
Saw a photo of a bloke filling the pool,
...plus beautifully composed shots of the two halves of the pool,
...and then onto some more info from Andrew about local conditions and the like, but nothing about the waves until this:
"Over the next few weeks, we’ll be working closely with Wavegarden to ramp up from ripples, to runners, to reeling tubes. It’s a highly technical, considered process, and it’s not something we’ll rush."
"Once we’ve achieved full-height waves, Wavegarden’s founder and inventor, Josema, will begin loading our wave menu - we’re starting with sixteen wave types, ranging from heart-in-your-mouth barrels to peeling pointbreak-style walls - and fine-tuning the generator to produce perfect waves, minutes from Melbourne Airport."
So, no big reveal just yet, but they're close, and the pool is clearly way bigger than the prototype model we've all seen videos of.
Bigger pool = bigger and longer wave? Is this a reasonable equation?
Lastly, if you want to be among the first to surf it you can sign up and cross your fingers.
(Photos URBNSURF/Ed Sloane)