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ASB MAGAZINE: URBNSURF Australia’s leading surf park developer, announced that the construction of its ‘URBNSURF Melbourne’ surfing lagoon is nearing completion, and is on track to be pumping out perfect waves at its Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine location around Easter 2019. 

Since commencing construction in Autumn 2018, the development of the first commercial surf park in the Southern Hemisphere has rapidly progressed. Major earthworks, civil construction and services installation are now largely complete, and the heart of URBNSURF Melbourne’s surfing lagoon – the world’s first full-scale Wavegarden ‘Cove’ wave generator – has been installed. 

URBNSURF is now on the final countdown to filling its Melbourne lagoon, ahead of producing first waves around Easter 2019. 

URBNSURF’s Founder and Executive Director, Andrew Ross, said “We’re stoked with the progress that we’ve made on site over the last few months, with our next-generation wave generator successfully installed and the surf lagoon rapidly taking shape. When you walk around the lagoon and witness the scale of the structures, it’s hard to believe this was just a vacant piece of land less than 12 months ago.” 

He added, “It’s an incredibly exciting time for us at the moment – we can’t wait to turn on the hose, fill the lagoon, and start pumping out perfect waves around Easter when surfers from around the world are focused on the Australian leg of the surfing World Championship Tour.” 

Once first waves have been produced, the wave generator and lagoon will be fine-tuned during a testing and commissioning period conducted over Winter 2019, ahead of URBNSURF Melbourne opening to the public in Spring 2019. 

Mr Ross said, “We’ll be developing a range of new waves, trialling custom surfboard designs, and testing other surf equipment during our Winter commissioning period to ensure amazing experiences are delivered to our guests when we open in Spring. Our list of test pilots who want to surf it first is growing fast!” 

He added, “We’re incredibly thankful for the support offered by Melbourne surfers, and the Victorian surfing community, as we continue to work tirelessly to provide safe, convenient and accessible opportunities to surf more.” 

Registrations of interest to surf it first can be made now via URBNSURF.com 

Key Points; 

  • Construction activities at ‘URBNSURF Melbourne’ are nearing completion, with first waves expected to be breaking in Tullamarine around Easter 2019. 
  • • The world’s first full-scale Wavegarden ‘Cove’ wave generator has been installed, and commissioning will shortly commence ahead of filling URBNSURF Melbourne’s 2ha surfing lagoon. 
  • • Testing and commissioning of the surf lagoon and new wave development will occur during Winter 2019, ahead of a planned opening to the public in Spring 2019. 
  • • Register your interest to surf URBNSURF Melbourne first via URBNSURF.com. 

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