So That Melbourne Wave Pool Has Been Filled

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This is what a big-arse wave pool looks like, sans waves. Photo: URBNSURF

This is what a big-arse wave pool looks like, sans waves. Photo: URBNSURF

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Gotta Be Close Now, Right?

Sound the alarm, we have a little wave pool update. That footy oval sized wave tank out by Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) is now full of water, which is most definitely a pivotal part in the process of any wave pool operation... having water.

The souped up version of the Wave Garden "Cove" design, by local outfit URBNSURF, had the taps turned on on friday night and had them turned them off today, after loading up the 22,000 square metre wave machine.

So is it ready to deliver us punters some barrels? Well, we're gonna need a little more patience, unfortunately. The press release URBNSURF put out today outlining the pool's next steps:

"Over the next few weeks, we’ll be working closely with Wavegarden to ramp up from ripples, to runners, to reeling tubes. It’s a highly technical, considered process, and it’s not something we’ll rush.

Once we’ve achieved full-height waves, Wavegarden’s founder and inventor, Josema, will begin loading our wave menu (we’re starting with 16 wave types, ranging from heart-in-your-mouth barrels to peeling pointbreak-style walls) and fine tuning the generator to produce perfect waves..."

So it appears like the operation is on track to open to the public sometime this summer, but after years and years of logistics and planning, they're understandably getting pretty excited.

Evening glass offs under lights? Might have to get married just to have a bucks weekend. Photo: URBNSURF

Evening glass offs under lights? Might have to get married just to have a bucks weekend. Photo: URBNSURF


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