URBNSURF is excited to be developing URBNSURF Perth, a next-generation surf park facility, adjacent to the Swan River at Tompkins Park, Alfred Cove.
Perth has an incredibly strong surf culture, with surf sports actively enjoyed by more than 100,000 residents spanning four generations. Surfing has a higher participation rate in WA than cricket (both indoor and outdoor combined) and is second only to AFL.
While Perth has kilometres of idyllic beaches, they offer limited quality surfing opportunities. URBNSURF Perth will provide an authentic alternative to ocean-based surfing for Perth residents and visitors to #surfmore safely, easily and often.
Located only 9 kilometres south of Perth’s CBD, and adjacent to the Swan River, Tompkins Park is a significant 22 hectare sports precinct within the City of Melville featuring expansive cycle-ways, engaging natural environment, and large, open spaces catering to a range of active recreational uses. With no reduction in existing playing fields or sporting functions, Tompkins Park is the ideal location for the development of URBNSURF Perth, a world-class surf park facility.
URBNSURF Perth’s surfing lagoon will feature next-generation Wavegarden Cove technology, delivering waves that will cater to a broad range of surfing abilities. Waves will range from 0.5m rolling, white water waves for beginner surfers, right up to 2.0m powerful, barrelling waves designed for the highest levels of performance surfing.
Multiple lagoon-side amenities will offer something for everyone, including:
A quality licensed cafe, roof top members area and beach club facing the Swan River and Perth CBD skyline.
A fully equipped pro-shop allowing you to try-before-you-buy your new surfing hardware, as well as providing wetsuit and board rentals.
The Academy, which will deliver training programmes for all levels of surfing and will host a range of “surf-fit” styled personal and group fitness classes.
Beach cabanas, children’s playground, skate course, rock-climbing and parkour course.
Multi-purpose event and function spaces.
Cutting edge RFID guest management and video tracking technology that will further enhance the visitor and surfing experience.
URBNSURF Perth at Tompkins Park promises to become a cultural and recreational destination for Perth families, surfers and visitors alike.
A lease agreement with the City of Melville was signed in April 2017. A development application is currently being prepared, and is anticipated to be lodged in early-2019. Once planning approval is received, construction will likely commence in late-2019, with the first waves being ridden at URBNSURF Perth in Summer 2020/2021.