Just two weeks after it was announced that Melbourne would be opening a Wavegarden complex in 2017, the NSW Government has confirmed that Sydney will also be receiving an URBNSURF wave pool.
The complex, which will be built at Sydney Olympic Park and opened in 2018, is set to completely redefine the surfing experience in Sydney. Like its Melbourne counterpart, URBNSURF Sydney will use exciting Wavegarden technology.
Channel 7 Sydney broke the news earlier today
“Sydney is blessed with a large number of surfing beaches, but access to those beaches and crowding in the line-up is becoming an increasing issue,” said URBNSURF founder Andrew Ross.
"Earlier this year the Sydney Olympic Park Authority asked for suggestions to transform a car park into a new attraction. A crocodile park and a zoo were among the ideas it received," says Syndey's Channel 7 News. "But now the winner has been revealed: a plan for a giant wave pool."
With a north-south lagoon orientation, URBNSURF Sydney has been designed to suit prevailing wind conditions. LED lagoon lighting means surfing will be possible in both the day and night. The facility will also feature sustainable design, renewable energy and water saving systems, in keeping with Sydney Olympic Park’s strong environmental sustainability ethos.
While specifics for the Sydney edition of URNSURF have yet to be formally revealed, Melbourne's version will create waves ranging from 1.9m high down to 0.6m high, and will include rolling white-water waves for beginner surfers. Each wave will run for approximately 32 seconds, and we can expect similar conditions at the Sydney complex.
Stay tuned for more information when it becomes available. We'll keep you posted.
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