Watch the Sydney wave pool take shape
So what’s happening at Australia’s next wave pool? URBNSURF Sydney just released a time-lapse of ongoing construction on site that shows the park taking shape.
In social posts and on YouTube, the company told viewers, “From breaking ground, crafting the man made banks of the lagoon floor to erecting the buildings where guests will enjoy a plethora of lagoon-side leisure and activity facilities…”
Situated in the Sydney Olympic Park precinct, the $50 million project features a surf lagoon comparable in size to the iconic Sydney cricket field. Spanning 3.6 hectares, URBNSURF Sydney will use Wavegarden Cove technology. This system is the driving force behind the consistent left and right-hand waves at sister-site URBNSURF Melbourne.
Sydneysiders and surrounding areas will have access to the wave pool in Sydney which sites within 30 minutes of the CBD. It will provide an alternative break to the ocean that will pump human-made waves for all ages and abilities.
Late last year CEO Damon Tudor announced he will step down after the project is completed. Earlier that year Damon showed folks around the site in a construction update video. URBNSURF Sydney will be the first-ever wave generated park in New South Wales and the second public-facing wave pool in Australia.
The Lowdown: 14 kilometres west of Sydney’s downtown and one kilometre from the central train station, the park will use Wavegarden Cove technology. Of interest, it will be built with a north-south lagoon orientation to suit prevailing wind conditions. LED lagoon lighting means night and day surf options.
WavePool Construction Progress: Expected to open in 2024.
Accessibility: Open to the public, All-ages.
Type of wave(s): Combination.
Wave Generating Technology: Wavegarden Cove.
Wave’s Technical Information: Wave height: 2-6 ft, Both left and right breaks, length of wave: under 30 yards/meters.
Price Breakdown: Stay tuned.
Pool Structure: Concrete Pool – Resort.
Waves per hour: 11-1000 waves per hour.