6 September 19
Waves in downtown Melbourne – the latest from Urbansurf: "We’re stoked to announce that we’re just a few weeks away from turning on the big taps and filling up our next-generation surfing lagoon.
"We’ve been a little delayed the past few months due to rain – but our wave generator, Roary, has been fully installed and dry commissioning has been completed, and the surfacing of our lagoon floor is almost finished. We’re excited to have First Waves pumping soon, and to welcome our first guests to URBNSURF Melbourne later this year. More information about our products, pricing, opening dates, and who gets to #surfitfirst, is coming soon.
"Cheers for your continued support, and we look forward to catching a few with you soon."
THE LAGOON FLOOR:
"We’re often asked about the floor of our two-hectare surfing lagoon – is it sand? plastic? concrete? What’s it going to be like to surf on?
"Finding the right solution was a challenge. We wanted something strong and durable enough to withstand the 3 million-odd waves breaking on the floor each year, while also having something flexible enough that would allow us to contour the surface to deliver a top-notch bathymetry across our advanced, intermediate and beginner surfing zones.
"We couldn’t find what we wanted, so we invented our own – a flexible cement pavement, with a membrane finish on top. And we’ve painted it a brilliant white, so once we fill ‘er up, the water will be an irridescent, idyllic blue colour, similar to something you’d see in the Maldives, but right here in Melbourne!"