Surf Park Summit lists first round of speakers

The initial lineup of speakers for this year’s Surf Park Summit, an event that gathers key figures in the surf park industry, is now live. The Summit, the largest event dedicated to human-made wave technology, offers surfers the opportunity to enjoy the sport away from traditional ocean settings.

Scheduled for September 30 to October 2, 2024, in San Diego, California, the Surf Park Summit will feature expert-led panels, networking opportunities, and presentations on the latest wave technology and surf park destinations. The newly revealed speakers represent various organizations with expertise in surf park development, construction, financing, guest services, insurance, accessibility, sustainability, and more.

Among the first group of speakers at Surf Park Summit:

● Derek Wyatt, Managing Director at RCLCO Real Estate

● Dana Cummings, Executive Director of Amputee Surfers

● Darren Bevard, Principal & Studio Director at Councilman-Hunsaker

● Orion Corcilius, Managing Partner at Vandever Capitol

● Matt Hyslop, Desitnation Consulting & Director at Colliers

● William Duncanson, Principal at BAR, Architects and Interiors

● Peter Katkov, Founder and CEO at Apex Risk and Insurance Services

● Anne Gompel, VP at Hotel and Leisure Advisors

 ● Sean Young, Destination Development Advisor at Wavegarden

● Blake Hess, COO at Beach Street Development

● Skip Taylor, Partner & Management Consultant at Surf Park Management

● Andy Hadden, Founder of Lost Shore Surf Resort

● Kris Primacio, CEO of International Surf Therapy Organization

● Kevin Whilden, Co-Founder and Executive Director at Sustainable Surf

● Wess Long, President at StarGuard ELITE

● Jeff Sugar, Principal at EDSA

● Brian Stovall, Managing Partner at Icon Leisure Services

● Josh Martin, President and Creative Director at Martin Aquatic Design

● Wes Wells, Founder/Managing Partner at Vandever Capitol

● Gil Olson, Owner and Partner at Joe Oz Real Estate Group

● Emily Drake, Planner and Landscape Architect at Kimley-Horn

● Rob Budetti, Managing Partner at AO

● Dr. Jess Ponting, CEO of Surf Park Central, Co-Founder of STOKE

For more information please check the Surf Park Summit link here.

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