Wave technology wars heat up.
The most visually striking of all the wave-making technologies is, without a doubt, Mark Occhilupo’s Surf Lakes. The rusty plunger rising from the middle of a pond in gorgeous Yeppoon, Australia looks as it it was borrowed from Mad Max Fury Road or maybe Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. That hiss of steam, those five peaks pulsing outward.
Neat but tenable?
The plunger had a multitude of initial problems, stress fractures and the like, but might be ready for its international debut which may just be near Tampa Bay, Florida.
A large, outdoor surf and adventure park is soon headed to the Tampa Bay area.
Peak Surf Park will span 30 acres and will be built in either Hillsborough or Pinellas County. It will cost between $60 to $70 million to build, depending on factors such as land cost.
Founder Tony Miller said he hopes to lock in on a location in the coming months.
The park will feature not only surfing, but biking, skating and climbing. It will also feature a half-mile long beach, as well as restaurants and bars to host concerts and events.
Peak Surf Park is working with Surf Lakes in Australia. According to their website, the technology in the pool delivers five different levels of waves that break at the same time, for beginner to pro surfers.
Are you pre-booking your ticket to Tampa Bay?
I believe the city has more strip clubs, per capita, than any other in America.
It also has Tom Brady.
Much to do and see when not barreling.