Birmingham to build massive Wavegarden Cove

Emerge Surf today named the central English city of Birmingham as the site of their new, giant wave pool. The £25 million ($30USmillion) facility was revealed today along with artist renderings and a list of ambassadors. South Africa’s big wave legend Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker will be signing on as well as British pros Peony Knight and Luke Dillon. Their roles will be similar to what Occy and Barton Lynch are doing with Surf Lakes in Yeppoon – surfing, sessioning and talking to media. The planning application is for a 15-acre site, approximately seven miles to the east of Birmingham’s city center at Coleshill. The plan includes the 5.4-acre surf lagoon, powered by Wavegarden’s Cove technology, an outdoor heated swimming pool, a perimeter track for Onewheel self-balancing electric skateboards and a 1,600 sq meter hub building.  The park will be named Emerge Surf Birmingham and will house the usual facilities, a … Continue reading Birmingham to build massive Wavegarden Cove