KEEN Gold Coast surfers will soon be able to hit the waves any day of the year, with a wave pool coming to the Coast in 2020.
Surf Lakes has confirmed the first commercial ‘5 Waves’ facilities in Australia will start being built this year.
Surf Lakes Chief Executive Officer, Mal Borgeaud, said given their home is in Robina, the company is committed to providing a facility within the Gold Coast region.
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It has been scouring for suitable land and has found an appropriate site in a central location that is easily accessible for residents and tourists.
“As a company we are tremendously excited to be announcing our commitment to building a facility on the Gold Coast. We have been overwhelmed by the support and encouragement we have received from both Council and the Queensland Government,” said Borgeaud.
“It makes sense, with the Gold Coast being our home town, that we construct a commercial facility here. We know the facility will bring tremendous benefits to the community, not just by providing waves and surf-oriented fun… it will be a boost for employment, tourism and the local economy,” he continued.
“Our aim is to make this site a genuine show piece not only for our technology but for the Gold Coast as well.”
Construction is expected to begin in late 2019 or early 2020 with a view to opening in the second half of 2020.