Plan set to put one or two Surf Lakes on each Hawaiian Island
The next wave pool in Hawaii could be a Surf Lakes design on either Maui or Oahu as the company enters deal with Peter Savio
Surf Lakes International entered another Exclusive Territory Agreement (ETA) today for Hawaii. The announcement comes just after the Australian wavemakers signed a deal with a group in China.
The agreement between Surf Lakes and Peter Savio, the new owner of Hawaii Surf Lakes LLC, will see four-parks delivered over the next eight years, across all major Hawaiian Islands, likely starting with either Maui or Oahu.
Savio, a long-time commercial real estate developer born in Hilo, is now making offers on land suitable for the wave pools.
“As soon as I saw the design of Surf Lakes, I saw the brilliance of the concept and design,” said Savio. “As soon as I saw Surf Lakes corporate video, I realized the potential of the concept here in Hawaii and plan to build one to two lakes on each island.”
In keeping with the surfing ethos, Savio said in the press statement that he would work with the community and keep operations green.
“I intend to utilize only sustainable options in every aspect of design and will join with a native Hawaiian Cultural Center,” said Savio. “I have been working with native cultural practitioners.”
Bryan Gile, Surf Lakes Director of Sales North America said the new agreement signals a rapid expansion for Surf Lakes.
“This deal is par for the course with what we’re seeing across North America presently,” said Gile. “The Hawaiian Islands territory purchase represents a landmark achievement for Surf Lakes. We’ve signed our largest project deal to date, in the birthplace of surfing.”
Gile added that the majority of Surf Lakes conversations now center around multi-facility purchases like this one.
Other Hawaiian wave pool projects that aren’t Surf Lakes include Wai Kai waterfront facility at Hoakalei Resort in Ewa Beach in West Oahu