Hot-as-hell Mesa, Arizona, to be home of new wave tank to rival Waco, Palm Springs etc.
Earlier today, the former world number two and “least huggable pro of all” Shane Beschen finally revealed his latest wave pool project, a tank in Mesa, Arizona, using engineering and tech made in Minnesota.
Swell Manufacturing, which includes Beschen in the management team as “creative/brand manager”, describes its waves as “fun, fresh, efficient.”
Beschen, who is forty-eight, is a longtime believer in the viability of wave pools in the USA, first in partnership with the German-made City Wave and, now, with attorney and developer Cole Cannon esq, who “is a negotiator at heart, not the soft type, but the ‘speak softly and carry a big stick’ type that Teddy Roosevelt preached about.”
Both announced the project, which has been approved by the Mesa Planning Commission, on their respective Instagram accounts.
The build will begin in 2021.
“Relaxation not earned is just more stress. To solve this paradox, I decided to build a surf park because maybe then I can relax in it,” wrote Cannon.
“Our wave technology and vision for this project will be like nothing you have seen in the market to date and so grateful to be a part of this incredible project and team,” wrote Beschen.
Mesa, if y’didn’t know, is a hot-as-hell city twenty miles west of Phoenix, hits a hundred in the shade most days in summer, and before Beschen’s pool announcement was noted as the place where cops gunned down a weeping, unarmed Texas man, Daniel Shaver, in a hotel hallway.