Hume jobs boost as surf park hits Tullamarine

URBNSURF Melbourne
March
 06,
 2018

A world-first surf park at Melbourne Airport will soon be making waves, with construction set to start this month. The $28 million project by URBNSURF has been given final planning approval to bring the world’s first full-sized Wavegarden Cove surfing lagoon to Tullamarine. The 2.1 hectare lagoon is about the size of the MCG and will be able to host up to 84 surfers per hour across six surfing zones. URBNSURF hopes the lagoon will pump out up to 1000, two-metre ocean-like surfing waves every hour. The surf park is expected to open by Easter 2019. URBNSURF founder Andrew Ross said the state-of-the-art facility would provide a safe and convenient surfing experience for all skill levels, year-round. The precinct will...

Melbourne to Get Its First Surf Park in 2019

URBNSURF Melbourne
March
 02,
 2018
 / Blink

After countless press releases, Australia is finally having its own wave pool as news confirms that construction will start this month after raising $28.1 million in funds. The country’s very first surf pool will be built in Tullamarine airport and will use Wavegarden’s Cove tech. The Cove is a simple yet revolutionary piece of tech that mimics the water movement of ocean ground swells to produce perfect waves every single time. It’s highly efficient and lets you alter wave height and frequency in a push of a button. URBNSURF, the company responsible for bringing wave pools in Perth and Sydney as well, will build a surf park that can create “up to 1,000 quality, six-foot ocean-like surfing waves every hour.” That’s pretty impressive when compared to...

Melbourne surf park backed by $28 million investment

URBNSURF Melbourne
February
 28,
 2018
 / Splash

Urbnsurf has announced it has recently secured $28.3 million in funding to develop Urbnsurf Melbourne at Melbourne Airport, the world’s first full-sized Wavegarden “Cove” surfing lagoon. Planning consent has been obtained and construction is scheduled to commence in March 2018 at the site adjacent to the Essendon Football Club on Airport Drive. Urbnsurf expects it to be completed by Easter 2019 The completed project is expected to deliver up to 1000 two-metre high ocean-like surfing waves every hour, servicing up to 84 surfers per hour across six different surfing zones. Urbnsurf’s founder and executive chairman, Andrew Ross says they are delighted to be bringing the southern hemisphere’s first surf park facility to Melbourne. “Urbnsurf Melbourne unlocks the geographic limitations of surfing...

Melbourne, Sydney and Perth are getting huge surf parks

URBNSURF Melbourne
February
 28,
 2018

Surfing inland will soon be possible at Australia's first multi-hectare wave pools. Australian company URBNSURF is constructing three stadium-sized water parks across the country. The Sydney complex is the latest to receive approval and is set to be built at Sydney Olympic Park, 14 kilometres west of the CBD. The massive complex will cover a site spanning three hectares, with the 'lagoon' wave pool covering over two hectares alone. The technology for the park, provided by Wavegarden, will generate 1000 two-metre high waves every hour. The pools will guarantee non-stop surfing opportunities all day, with waves to suit all abilities. As well as being open to the public, URBNSURF will host a surfing academy with multi-level training programs for those keen to...

World’s first full-sized Wavegarden Cove coming to Melbourne Airport in 2019

URBNSURF Melbourne
February
 24,
 2018

Back in April 2016, in what seemed to be the beginning of a wave pool space race, the folks over at URBNSURF announced that they’d be opening a Wavegarden near the Melbourne airport in 2017. Obviously that didn't happen. Today’s latest development has that date pushed out to April 2019 — but they just received appropriate funding ($28.3 million) and permits and they’re breaking ground starting next month. This’ll be the world’s first full-sized Wavegarden Cove, which is expected to, according to the press release, “be pumping out up to 1,000 quality, six-foot ocean-like surfing waves every hour…and host up to 90 surfers per hour across six different surfing zones.” Kelly’s Surf Ranch, at last check, produced a dozen waves an hour...

Urbnsurf Melbourne: 1000 two metre high waves an hour

URBNSURF Melbourne
February
 23,
 2018

The first artificial surf pool in Australia, Urbnsurf Melbourne, is now under construction, with its opening expected for Easter 2019, close to Melbourne Airport. It will also be the first public pool with artificial waves created using Wavegarden Cove, a Basque-developed technology which can produce 1,000 two metre high waves an hour, so surf lovers can surf all day... and all night, under LEDs. Urbnsurf is being built on a 2.1 hectare site and can host 84 surfers at a time, divided into six different zones.