So That Melbourne Wave Pool Has Been Filled

8 Oct 2019 2 Share

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

COASTALWATCH | NEWS

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


Tags: topnews , (create Alert from these tags)

blog comments powered by Disqus
Features
Five Rides (And a Wipeout) From New South Wales Super Session

Five Rides (And a Wipeout) From New South Wales Super Session

Pipeline comes to Australia's East Coast, featuring Paul Morgan, Laurie Towner, Matt Dunsmore and more

2 26 Jan 2021
Swell Alert: A Powerful South and SSE groundswell is about to Rock the East Coast

Swell Alert: A Powerful South and SSE groundswell is about to Rock the East Coast

Get ready, the East Coast is about to rumble.

1 18 Jan 2021
Recent

Five Rides (And a Wipeout) From New South Wales Super Session

Pipeline comes to Australia's East Coast, featuring Paul Morgan, Laurie Towner, Matt Dunsmore and more

2 26 Jan 2021
Video: Connor O'Leary's Backhand Surfing Is Worth Hitting Replay For

Video: Connor O'Leary's Backhand Surfing Is Worth Hitting Replay For

1 25 Jan 2021
A Ripping New Rage Vid, Pete Mel's Stoke Is Everyone's Stoke, and Maverick's on Skis? What?

A Ripping New Rage Vid, Pete Mel's Stoke Is Everyone's Stoke, and Maverick's on Skis? What?

2 15 Jan 2021
RIP: Gordon James Philipson (1938-2021)

RIP: Gordon James Philipson (1938-2021)

3 14 Jan 2021
Photos and Highlights From the '21 Burleigh Single Fin Festival

Photos and Highlights From the '21 Burleigh Single Fin Festival

4 13 Jan 2021
Latest News

Five Rides (And a Wipeout) From New South Wales Super Session

Pipeline comes to Australia's East Coast, featuring Paul Morgan, Laurie Towner, Matt Dunsmore and more

A Ripping New Rage Vid, Pete Mel's Stoke Is Everyone's Stoke, and Maverick's on Skis? What?

This Week In Surfing: Ten Things from Surfing & the Internet on the Week That Was January 15 2021

RIP: Gordon James Philipson (1938-2021)

Long-serving and legendary stalwart of Australian and Queensland surfing passes away at 82

Popular This Week

Five Rides (And a Wipeout) From New South Wales Super Session

Pipeline comes to Australia's East Coast, featuring Paul Morgan, Laurie Towner, Matt Dunsmore and more

A Ripping New Rage Vid, Pete Mel's Stoke Is Everyone's Stoke, and Maverick's on Skis? What?

This Week In Surfing: Ten Things from Surfing & the Internet on the Week That Was January 15 2021

Padang Comes to Life as Late Season Swell hits Bali

Golden hour at perfect Padang Padang - it's been a good week to be in Bali... Photo: Childs

Go to Top