Revolutionary Australian wave technology will be deployed in a surf park on the Gold Coast, with surfers able to enjoy the action later this year or early next year, according to Surf Lakes Holdings Ltd, the company that launched the 5 Waves artificial wave-making technology in 2018.
Newly appointed Surf Lakes CEO Mal Borgeaud says that given the company is headquartered in the Gold Coast town of Robina, they have been in constant dialogue with local and state government officials with the aim of setting up a park in the area.
He says that after scouring the Gold Coast for suitable land, Surf Lakes selected an appropriate site that is centrally located and easily accessible for residents and tourists.
He envisions the facility will give great benefit to the community.
“As a company we are tremendously excited to be announcing our commitment to building a facility on the Gold Coast. We have been overwhelmed by the support and encouragement we have received from both council and the Queensland Government,” he says.
“It makes sense, with the Gold Coast being our home town, that we construct a commercial facility here. We know the facility will bring tremendous benefits to the community, not just by providing waves and surf-oriented fun – it will be a boost for employment, tourism and the local economy.”
He says their aim is to make the site a genuine showpiece not only for their technology but for the Gold Coast as well.
They expect construction to begin in late 2019 or early 2020 with a view to opening in the second half of 2020.
See this video of Aussie surfing champion Mark Occhilupo trying out the technology: