Australia's First Surf Park Is Landing In Melbourne In April

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Ethan Meldrum

7 February 2019

Ethan Meldrum

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Australia's first surfing park is landing in Melbourne in April. 

URBNSURF Melbourne is nearing completion near Tullamarine, and is tipped to be ready in April after a year of construction.

The park - which can serve 84 surfers an hour and does everything from small, knee-high waves to two-metre tall ones - will mark the first commercial surf park in the southern hemisphere.

URBNSURF founder and executive director Andrew Ross said he was thrilled with how the park is looking.

“We’re stoked with the progress that we’ve made on site over the last few months, with our next-generation wave generator successfully installed and the surf lagoon rapidly taking shape," he said.

"When you walk around the lagoon and witness the scale of the structures, it’s hard to believe this was just a vacant piece of land less than 12 months ago.

"“It’s an incredibly exciting time for us at the moment - we can’t wait to turn on the hose, fill the lagoon, and start pumping out perfect waves around Easter when surfers from around the world are focused on the Australian leg of the surfing World Championship Tour."

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