The URBNSURF Melbourne’s crystal-clear, two-hectare surfing lagoon was filled in early October. Now, URBNSURF is excited to announce that Australia’s first surf park has come to life, and the first waves are pumping in Tullamarine.
The URBNSURF team witnessed the first glimpses of bold, barrelling perfection just a week after filling. Three Basque engineers touched down at Melbourne Airport, and promptly launched into commissioning Roary, their wave generator. After initial checks were completed, it was time to test the machine, first at low torque, then medium, then full.
“In the space of a few hours, thousands upon thousands of waves cranked out in Tullamarine. While trucks and taxis flew by, we were mesmerised by the waves breaking just beyond Airport Drive. And we ached to see the first wave types loaded into our menu.”
Making first waves signals another breakthrough for the park, as URBNSURF Melbourne prepares to open to the public in Summer 2020.
Utilising Wavegarden’s next-generation Cove technology, URBNSURF Melbourne’s MCG-sized surfing lagoon will deliver high-quality, authentic surfing waves every hour, day and night, year-round. At the push of a button, the size, shape, power and frequency of the waves can be adjusted to suit all abilities, from first-timers through to elite athletes.
As part of its commissioning process, URBNSURF has commenced testing a range of wave types, including a “Malibu” wave perfect for learners and beginners, “Giros I” and “Giros II”, two turns waves designed for intermediates to practice and hone their skills, and “Tubos”, a steep, barrelling wave to challenge and excite advanced surfers.
Over the coming weeks, URBNSURF will be adding further wave types to its “wave menu”, ahead of welcoming surfers of all abilities to sample the perfect, ocean-like conditions, just minutes from Melbourne Airport’s terminals and a short drive from the CBD.
“We’re stoked that the first, perfect waves have been pumping at URBNSURF Melbourne, and we can’t wait to welcome guests from Melbourne, Victoria and around Australia to surf and learn with us this Summer,” said Andrew Ross, URBNSURF’s Founder. “We’ve already created a range of wave types to suit surfers of all abilities, with more to add to the menu over the coming weeks.”
In addition to the surfing action, URBNSURF Melbourne will also delight visitors with delicious, healthy food and beverages by leading restauranteurs Three Blue Ducks.
URBNSURF Melbourne will also offer a fully-stocked surf shop and hire store offering boards, wetsuits and swimwear, a Surf Academy for lessons, coaching and high-performance training, and lagoonside amenities including hot tubs, day beds, bookable cabanas and landscaped spaces to relax and enjoy the view.
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