Never again will surfers have to lament lack of swell on the Sunshine Coast with confirmation that the much anticipated Webber Wave Pool has found its site.
An application has been lodged for a 24ha parcel of land in Glenview, near existing tourist attractions Australia Zoo, Aussie World and the Big Kart Track, for a water wonderland of epic proportions. Think: world-class wave pool pumping out consistently reliable peelers (plus, you choose your size and ride time), waterslides, a canoeing experience, 120-room hotel, restaurants and holiday village.
The developer Waterplay Pty Ltd has got some experience when it comes to wave parks, being involved in the surfer-friendly Wadi Adventure Park in the UAE and Sunway Lagoon in Malaysia.
Waterplay spokesperson David Baird, told the Courier Mail the wave pool would be built first, followed by the accommodation and other facilities. “All things going well, our team hopes to begin work next year and have the first Sunshine Park guests splashing, surfing and sliding on what will be Australia’s latest waterpark during 2016,” he said.
According to their website, Webber are currently working on a system that will allow them to “create waves of different size in the same pool at the same time”. And what’s even more rad is each rider will have their surfing style and preferences saved on a RFID wristband, so the drive system can adjust wave size to suit.