How do you run your wave pool through the different seasons?

How do you keep your wave pool filled when it’s the stay-inside season and no longer the days of fun in the sun? Attracting customers beyond the core market becomes a big challenge for outdoor wave pools once the weather turns chilly. Die-hard surfers typically are not enough to cover the low-season operational expenses (OpEx). Is the answer as simple as creating more surfers in the area around your surf park? This Friday, we have two experts in the field to share with us their thoughts, strategies, and approaches to the seasonality of wave pools.

WavePoolMag Friday Sessions is a series of thought leadership events for the wave pool industry. Each LIVE event is a roundtable discussion, and we invite you to participate. Have a surf park question? Join us as we speak with Kathleen LaClair of Leisure Development Partners and Hazel Geary, CEO at The Wave, Bristol, about the many layers of seasonality in surf parks.

How it works:
– Each episode features 2-to-3 thought leaders in the space.
– Guests are selected for their deep knowledge on a specific wave pool topic.
– Friday Sessions are broadcast on Riverside.fm, last 45-60 minutes and include a live Q&A.
– Anyone interested can drop into a Friday Session via iPhone, Android or Chrome/Edge web browsers.
– Missed one? Each Friday Session will be uploaded to our YouTube at a later time.

To be an audience member hit this link at the appropriate hour on Friday, February 2nd.

PARIS: 5pm
NEW YORK: 11am

Kathleen LaClair
Kathleen LaClair is a partner at Leisure Development Partners (LDP), leading the firm’s Americas practice. She has over 20 years of experience in the industry, evaluating the development potential and feasibility of attractions for clients like SeaWorld and Premier Parks. More recently, she has contributed to key ventures with American Wave Machines and Kelly Slater Surf Company.

Hazel joined The Wave in June 2023 to lead the team of Wavemakers at England’s first inland surfing destination and the world’s first Wavegarden cove. With international experience in the leisure, retail, and hospitality industries, she has spent over 9 years with David Lloyd Leisure, the UK’s largest health club chain.

To be an audience member hit this link at the appropriate hour.

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