Watch: First waves ridden at the Tulla tub
We saw the unadorned vision a few weeks back, but without riders it was hard to put a size on the waves. Now, the owners of URBNSURF have invited a small crew to ride the wave(s) and we've got a better idea of scale.
Size doesn't appear an issue with head high plus waves off the corner, and, at least on the 'Slab' setting, a wicked little double up section to follow. Reports out of Tulla is that they broke four boards on the first day using this setting.
There are 18 settings on the "wave menu". From the website:
"We’re still in testing mode...and the crowd favourites for intermediate to advanced surfers are our new pointbreak and Trestles-style turns waves (Giros III to IV) and our bigger, longer barrel settings (Tubos II to V). We’ve also developed three further Malibu waves, and two Waikiki-style peaks, that are loved by kids and adults who are just starting their surfing journey. We’re stoked that we’ll be able to cater to surfers of all ages and abilities, and we can’t wait to get everyone in the water and having a blast this Summer."
"We’re also experimenting with two expert waves, a slab (dubbed The Beast) and an air wave (The Ramp’s a working title). It’s still early days, but we’re stoked with how they’re developing, and we’ve enlisted some of Australia’s best surfers to help us refine them."