Fort Pierce Florida adds rapid wave pool to planned surf park development

Situated between Miami and Orlando, the Koa Bay project announced the addition of a Unit surf pool this week.

The development is a total of 200 acres planned for residential, hospitality, retail, restaurants, and recreational amenities. The most notable amenity being one of the World’s largest surf parks under development with two wave technology suppliers announced Wavegarden and UNIT Surf Pool.

Developers said that the combination of both a large traveling wave and UNIT Surf Pool’s deepwater rapid wave together will set a new precedent for inland surf projects to come, as the combination truly caters to the full spectrum of surfers.

By using two pools, Koa Bay is helping accommodate all levels of surf enthusiasts and develop a more well-rounded surfing environment.

“The UNIT Surf Pool is the perfect addition to this community,” said Chad LaBonte of Devcon Enterprises. “We are very excited to offer multiple world-class waves in Koa Bay and best serve our community of surfers with variety, focused training and progression, and ultimately more fun experiences for everyone.”

The UNIT wave’s innovative and sustainable floating design will be the heart of Koa Bay’s 25-acre lake and watersports hub positioned adjacent to the Wavegarden Cove traveling wave technology.

“Koa Bay is the perfect surf park in the perfect spot just two hours from Miami and two hours from Orlando on a beautiful piece of coastal property,” said Tony Finn. “UNIT Surf Pool is very excited to be part of this amazing full-spectrum development. Together with the terrific management team at Koa Bay and at Wavegarden, we will create a fantastic surfing environment for everybody to enjoy.”

The Koa Bay surf park plans include a 16 meter (52 ft) wide floating UNIT Surf Pool to lead development followed by a 56 module Wavegarden cove.

“Both of these installations will be the largest footprint each of these suppliers have manufactured to date,” informed

“The UNIT wave will provide greater opportunities for lessons, instruction, and technical training that will seamlessly translate to better experiences on the traveling waves in the Wavegarden cove,” said Jessica O’Leary of UNIT Surf Pool.

The Koa Bay surf park will also host 28 surfside bungalows, a premiere spa and fitness center, a hotel, and a variety of bars and restaurants surrounding the surf action. Plans for this facility also include an over water climbing and cliff jumping complex and a skate pump track for additional activities beyond the waves.