New Smyrna Florida project moves to Edgewater, eyes November construction

American Wave Machines announced that land development and construction planning has begun on its PerfectSwell Edgewater project in Florida, US.

Initially, the project was envisioned as a New Smyrna Beach development but was relocated four miles south to a location close to the I-95 corridor in the City of Edgewater. The company said the move was to accommodate a larger building footprint. 

The 161-acre mixed-use highway commercial property that Hawks Gate Development is creating includes the 15-acre PerfectSwell Edgewater project. The pool will be similar in scope to the recent Boa Vista project in Brazil.

Developers said there will be surf-themed food and drinks, a surf shop, a surf school, a clubhouse, conference rooms, and cabana and day lounge areas, and will include a 125-room hotel next to PerfectSwell Edgewater.

“The eastern seaboard is home to one of the largest populations of surfers. Add to that a location right next to one of the most heavily trafficked highways and you have a compelling proposition,” said project developer Mike Lopez. “Combined with the natural beauty of the surrounding area, PerfectSwell Edgewater will create a distinct and local vibe. We’re ready to start surfing.”

The Mayor of Edgewater, Michael Thomas, is looking at the project bringing in more revenue to the area.

“The City of Edgewater is thrilled that American Wave Machines is bringing the beach to our city,” said Thomas. “An economic driver, PerfectSwell Edgewater will be an exceptional surfing destination providing meaningful social and economic value for the city and we look forward to a long-lasting partnership.”

The project site ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Thursday 3 November 2022.