Sydney

Perfect surf coming soon to Australia’s home of Olympic sport,
Sydney Olympic Park, just 13 kilometres west of the CBD.

Project #2  Opening Summer 2021/2022  Sydney Olympic Park

Overview

URBNSURF is stoked to be developing URBNSURF Sydney, the first surf park in New South Wales, at Sydney Olympic Park – Australia’s home of Olympic sport.

Surfing is a sport actively enjoyed by more than 200,000 Sydney residents. While Sydney is blessed with many world-class surfing beaches, access to those beaches and crowded line-ups is increasingly an issue.

URBNSURF Sydney unlocks these limitations by providing a convenient and authentic supplement to ocean-based surfing, so local residents and visitors to Sydney can #surfmore safely, easily and often.

The Design

Strategically located 13 kilometres west of Sydney’s CBD, Sydney Olympic Park is the city’s demographic heart – home to a large population of residents, workers and students, and receiving over 11 million visitors per annum. Sydney Olympic Park is an ideal location for URBNSURF Sydney with its many sporting, entertainment and leisure venues (hosting over 5,500 events each year), large open green spaces, playgrounds and cycleways.

URBNSURF Sydney has been designed to use the latest version of the world’s leading wave generating technology, Wavegarden®, and will deliver high quality, authentic surfing waves to suit all abilities.

With a north-south lagoon orientation, URBNSURF Sydney has been designed to suit prevailing wind conditions. LED lagoon lighting means you can surf day and night. The surf park will also feature sustainable design elements, renewable energy and water saving systems, in keeping with Sydney Olympic Park’s strong environmental sustainability ethos.

Situated less than a kilometre from the Olympic Park train station, and immediately adjacent to the future $1bn Parramatta Light Rail line, URBNSURF Sydney will be accessible to over 2 million Sydney residents in under 30 minutes.

Multiple lagoon-side amenities will offer something for everyone, including:

Licensed Cafe

A quality licensed cafe, rooftop bar and beach club where you can have a coffee and watch the action, grab a post-surf snack on the run, or share a beer and a meal with friends after a session.

Surf Shop

A fully equipped pro-shop will allow you to try-before-you-buy your new surfing hardware, as well as providing wetsuit and board rentals.

Surf Academy

Run in conjunction with world recognised sports science organisations based at Sydney Olympic Park – which will deliver training programmes for all levels of surfing (beginner to elite) and host a range of “surf-fit” styled personal and group fitness classes.

Amenities

Beach cabanas, skate ramps, children’s playground and rock-climbing.

Function Spaces

High quality landscaping reflecting Sydney coastal habitats, integrating the built environment into the natural.

Technology

Cutting edge RFID, guest management and video tracking technology that will further enhance the visitor and surfing experience.

URBNSURF Sydney promises to become a compelling and iconic destination for surfers and non-surfers alike.

The Delivery

URBNSURF was nominated as the preferred proponent for the 3.2ha site located at Pod 5B, Sydney Olympic Park, in 2016. 

Following the completion of a site master plan, preliminary design and detailed site feasibility studies, a lease of the site was signed in September 2016. The State Significant Development application for URBNSURF Sydney was submitted to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment in June 2017, and underwent a comprehensive assessment, public exhibition and review process.

Planning approval for URBNSURF Sydney was granted in December 2017, and construction activities are expected to commence in early 2020. With construction and commissioning of the facility taking around a year and a half to complete, URBNSURF Sydney is anticipated to open to guests in Summer 2021/2022.

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