Dream Job? Sydney surf park has 150 roles to fill

Australia’s first wave park is around the corner from opening the gates to surfers and is calling for Sydney siders to apply to work at Australia’s newest wave pool.

URBNSURF announced that Sydney’s first ever wave park is set to open Southern Hemisphere Autumn 2024, and is now on the hunt for talent to come and work onsite in Sydney’s West. From surfing pro to newbie, URBNSURF Sydney is actively recruiting for 150 staff roles, across permanent and casual positions, including 20 management positions plus hospitality roles with food and beverage partner, Applejack.

The company’s expansion in Sydney promises a significant investment of over $75 million in Sydney Olympic Park, creating over 300 jobs during the project’s development. Over the next twenty years, the park is projected to contribute a net economic benefit of $250 million to the area.

Sydney’s construction is in its final stages

The foundations for the project’s lagoons and buildings have been set, and the wave machine has been installed. Once finishing touches are added to the restaurant and office spaces, the park will be ready to open its doors.

“We are so excited to share that our building operations are making great strides,” said Senior Development Manager, Emily Hunter. “Constructing a wave park is a huge project, most of the work happens below ground to make sure our foundations are ready. Now that construction of our wave machine is well underway, the lagoon floor will be next and then final touches to things like our retail store, office space, restaurants and grass area will be completed at a faster pace.”

The park is looking for front of house staff, surf guides and coaches, lifeguards, facilities technicians, lagoon technicians and duty supervisors, amongst others. Active roles and applications can be found on the website.

CEO Damon Tudor said the metropolitan area offers a deep talent pool.

“We are eager to harness the incredible talent pool right here in Sydney as we grow the URBNSURF team,” said Tudor. “Expanding our team to Sydney is a great opportunity to collaborate with local talent and bring fresh perspectives to our surf community. We’re on the lookout for passionate individuals who share our love for the surf and adventure to join us on this awesome team.”

URBNSURF Sydney’s 3.6-hectare site can accommodate up to 1,400 daily visitors, 7 days a week, bringing the anticipated yearly attendance to 240,000 visitors. The company added that they recognise the iconic Sydney surf culture and aim to amplify the way people experience surfing, making it accessible to individuals of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.

The park also offers a spacious event space next to the lagoon, capable of welcoming up to 2,000 attendees for live events, including music performances and thrilling sporting competitions.

URBNSURF Sydney offers a range of amenities including a Surf Academy, private cabanas for relaxation, leisure swimming pool, a playground, a skate pad, a retail store and a health and wellness centre. The park has partnered with Applejack who will provide a unique and exciting hospitality experience. Through the partnership, Applejack has exclusive food and beverage rights across the park and will bring a variety of exciting offerings to the site including a 150-seat restaurant with open terrace overlooking the lagoon, which has adjoining multi-purpose event spaces seating up to 60 people. The restaurant will be accessible for park patrons plus the public..

The park is also dedicated to accommodating all surfing levels and abilities. Offering various surf options from Surf in the Bays for beginners to Advanced, Advance Turns & Expert for pros.

URBNSURF Sydney foundation memberships will be on sale from October. Other memberships will be released before Christmas in a tiered system including Gold and Platinum which offer various pricing and inclusion options. Memberships can be accessed through URBNSURF’s website.