Very exciting news!
After two years of testing, and at one point rebuilding after the wave-creating mechanism’s giant plunger blew apart, the world’s most picturesque wavepool is set to open to the public.
“The most common question we get online when we’re posting material is when will it open to the public,” Surf Lakes media director Wayne Dart told the ABC. “The current scenario with COVID-19 is not allowing surfers to travel to overseas destinations, so it’s a fantastic opportunity for us to put forward to see if we can open it to the public.”
Dart reckons the joint will able to fit two hundred surfers over the five different waves, gobbling up thirty-three waves every minute.
Livingstone Shire Mayor Andy Ireland says he’s been in “high-level talks” with Surf Lakes and says it’d be “huge” for Central Queensland if it opens.
“It puts us not only on the national map, but the international map as well as far as sports and surfing goes. We would get both national visitation, but also once the borders are open we would have international flights, we’d get people from overseas coming to use this facility.”
Exciting news etc.