Vietnam to get huge wave pool from makers Endless Surf

Vietnam is changing, recent years have seen rapid growth of tourism infrastructure and significant real estate expansion. International investors have recognized the large potential of this culture-rich, tropical destination and look to support the government’s bold economic development plan for a brand-new administrative region. East of Ho Chi Minh City, a new area dubbed Vietnam’s Silicon Valley is emerging, spanning districts 2,9 and Thu Duc. A major part of the country’s economic ambition aims to create a new hub for technical industry and innovation, which is well positioned in proximity to the Thu Duc district, a well-established learning and research centre. To support the growth of this new administrative region, $12 billion is being invested in infrastructure and commercial developments, including a new financial district. This new city is anticipated to provide a staggering 30% of Ho Chi Minh’s economic growth, and 5% of the entire nation’s.
But such high-tech knowledge-based economies only thrive when talented employees are accessible to them. Which is why support for associated transport systems as well as residential and leisure facilities are also winning approval and investment. Consequently, one of Asia’s most significant land developers is creating a large mixed-use community using Endless Surf as an anchor amenity to attract residents. This community fits the master plan to create an appealing place to live for a highly skilled workforce.

whitewater's endless surf design
WhiteWater’s Endless Surf design features a unique heart shape and multiple-level surfer zones

Residences in this vibrant destination will look out over the expansive beach of the ES3200’s huge heart shaped pool and beach area (Endless Surf is scalable in size from ES1800 to the ES4800 which is 300meters). Endless Surf waves are designed to satisfy the needs of experts and beginners simultaneously in different zones. Alongside are a couple of smaller lagoons designed for kayaks and SUPs, which when combined with the planned FlowRider Triple sheet wave, means there will be plenty of opportunity to keep board fanatics satiated. Providing a range of water sports, especially the appeal of surf, as a core offering not only improves the aesthetic but helps set an active lifestyle tone for this high-end health-focused community. Endless Surf helps differentiate the development and supports the goal of creating vibrant economic townships; a lifestyle hub for sports, entertainment and retail to satisfy thousands of both residents and guests across this expansive site east of Ho Chi Minh City. The surf park is called Surf the Wave.

“We’ve done a thorough analysis of the options and have concluded that Endless Surf offers both the best value and surf versatility, with a more natural aesthetic, that fits our development goals best,” said Tony Bulcraig CEO of Surf the Wave. “That it is backed by a company already experienced in large scale developments is important given the institutional investors involved.”

artist rendering of Endless Surf wave pool in vietnam
The Surf the Wave facility will feature a host of other activities along with the central wave pool

This will be the first surf pool in Vietnam and will give over 10m people access to perfect man-made waves delivered by Endless Surf.
“This development is a great example of how surf as an anchor attraction in larger mixed-use real estate investments creates a focus on lifestyle and wellness for the entire development,” said Paul Chutter, joint founder of Endless Surf. “This added benefit comes in addition to the surf lagoon being a healthy business venue in its own right because of the high capacity and flexibility of the programable waves that Endless Surf offers,”