For the "wellness focussed crowd".
Who is the greater environmentalist, you think?
Greta Thumberg, the just-turned-eighteen-year-old from Sweden, who famously sailed from Plymouth to New York to attend a climate conference and who lives, it is believed, in an unlit paper cabin in the woods?
Or Kelly Slater, forty-nine, world surfing champion, whose latest gifts to the earth include the bulldozing of Queensland wetlands for a tank and houses and the-soon-to-break-ground $250 million pool and real estate play in the Californian desert?
The Kelly Slater Surf Resort, reports The Sacramento Bee, “will rise in the serene desert landscape of La Quinta, at the base of Coral Mountain and near the popular Coachella Valley Music Festival area. Developers hope to lure young adventure travelers and surfers to an area full of golf courses.”
“The ethos of this community revolves around the raw natural setting with a focus on sustainability,” according to a news release.
Another one reads, “The mission…is to attract and invest in inspirational people, engage great creators, build innovative facilities and amenities, as well as commit to educate and grow an ever-evolving sports and wellness community. Access to the amenities at Coral Mountain, including the KSWC wave system, will be exclusively available to homeowners, hotel patrons, members and their guests, and dining available to the public through reservations.”
The 400-acre setting had previously been approved for 750 homes and an eighteen-hole golf course.
The Kelly Slater Surf Resort will features a 150-room luxury hotel and 600 private joints that’ll cost between one and five mill. The golf course gets deleted, in goes the pool.
Garrett Simon, a partner in the real estate and development firm Meriweather Companies who’s doing the biz with Michael Shwab’s Big Sky Wave Developments, told the Sac Bee, “We expect the resort to be in high demand for the surf-loving, adventure sports and wellness-focused crowd in Southern California. We’re excited to create something radically different in an area that is dominated by golf courses. Coral Mountain will appeal to a range of people at all athletic levels who are looking to get outside of their comfort zones and define themselves through lived and learned experiences.”