General FAQs


How big are the surf lagoons?
What is the layout of the lagoon?
What surfing experience is needed?


What types of waves can be generated?
How are the waves made?
Are the waves always the same size and type?
Is the wave powerful, does it have ‘push’?


Will URBNSURF be designed and operated sustainably?
How much water is used in the lagoon each year?
How much noise is generated by the wave generator?
Will URBNSURF look like a natural environment?


In what context can URBNSURF be developed?
How long does it take to build an URBNSURF surf park?
How much does it cost to build an URBNSURF surf park?


What are the wave heights and ride lengths at URBNSURF?
How many waves are generated per hour?
Is it easier to learn to surf at URBNSURF?
What about progression for experienced surfers?
What other activities be available at URBNSURF?
What will it cost to surf at URBNSURF?


Is surfing at URBNSURF safe?
I’ve never surfed before – is it safe for me?
How do you ensure a surfers' safety from the wave generating device?
Is it dangerous if a surfer falls off their board?


How much energy is needed to generate waves?
Can renewable energy be used to power the wave generator?

Perth FAQs


What is URBNSURF Perth?
How big is the surfing lagoon planned for Tompkins Park?
What are the proposed operating hours?
What are the next steps?


Does this proposal rely on State or Local Government funding?
How much will it cost to build URBNSURF Perth?
What will it cost for a surf session at URBNSURF Perth?
What if the surf park is not successful - will the City of Melville be left with a financial liability?

Design & Environment

Why this location?
Will URBNSURF Perth result in a loss of amenity?
Will URBNSURF Perth be designed with best practice sustainability measures?
How much water is used in the lagoon each year?
How much noise is generated by the wave generator?
Will URBNSURF Perth suit the surrounding recreation and natural environment?
Will URBNSURF Perth have any adverse on-site environmental impacts?
Will URBNSURF Perth have an impact on the birds and other fauna of Alfred Cove?
Will URBNSURF Perth impact adjacent wetlands and vegetation of Alfred Cove?
Is the site known to be contaminated?


What is happening to the Melville Bowling Club and Tompkins Park playing fields?
I live in the City of Melville. Will I get discounted entry to URBNSURF Perth?
How is parking and traffic congestion going to be managed?
Are you going to hold any community days?
Can the surf lagoon be used for other purposes?
What are some of the other benefits?