No blurred lines!
Just before the 4th of July, all-American city Virginia Beach made many of its residents explode happy by spending $2.8 million on land that will be used for a surf tank. The project, backed by local son and music superstar Pharrell Williams, will have retail, commercial and residential real-estate and, most importantly, a wave basin that appears to utilize Wavegarden technology.
The only non-excited residents are those who live at the end of the street and are complaining about much noise and worker traffic and construction begins.
Also likely not happy is Kelly Slater and the World Surf League as yet another project gets underway minus KSWaveCo’s famed Blue Sled of Dred. Five years on and there is still only one Surf Ranch and it is still only in Lemoore, California.
But back to Pharrell’s project, all mostly exciting and do you live in or around Virginia Beach? Do you think you will surf it?
Does Pharrell’s involvement cause your heart to flutter? His hit song with Alan Thicke notwithstanding, I am generally a fan of everything the diminutive singer/songwriter does.
Will other celebrities become jealous that he has his own surf park and get in the game too all not utilizing Slater?
More questions than answers.