Sydney's First Urbnsurf Park Is Finally Scheduled to Open in Sydney Olympic Park Next Year
Construction on the $50 million surf park is set to begin later this year, with waves pumped out day and night from summer 2022/23.
May 18, 2021
Update Tuesday, December 7, 2021: Construction on Urbnsurf Sydney is officially underway with the surf park still on track to open to the public early next year.
Originally greenlit back in 2017, Urbnsurf Sydney's massive man-made surf park is finally set to begin construction later this year. Construction on the $50 million development is expected to begin in Sydney Olympic Park in quarter three of 2021, but the 3.6-hectare lagoon from the team behind Australia's first surf park won't open until late 2022.
The park will feature a diamond-shaped lagoon, pumping out waves up to two metres high, all day every day. Thanks to LED lighting illuminating the man-made waves after dark, visitors will also have the option of an evening swim. The lagoon will be capable of churning out waves every eight seconds, with surfers set to catch between ten and 12 waves per hour.
When surfers are done riding waves, Urbnsurf Sydney will also feature a licensed cafe, rooftop bar, yoga studio, skate park, hot tubs and beach cabanas, plus a surf academy for those looking to take their surfing to the next level. Urbnsurf originally announced the Sydney location alongside in Brisbane and Perth venues in late 2020.
After a tumultuous first year at the Melbourne location due to the global pandemic, Urbnsurf Melbourne has had a busy six months, with the opening of farm-to-table favourites Three Blue Ducks inside the park and a series of waterfront concerts featuring Flight Facilities and Mallrat earlier this year.
Urbnsurf CEO Damon Tudor said he was excited to use what they had learned in Melbourne to bring a new inclusive way to surf to Sydney. "Growing up in the west and as a Sydneysider, we are blessed with a stunning coastline of surf beaches, but access to those beaches and crowding in the line-up is becoming an increasing issue."
Urbnsurf Sydney is excepted to open in Sydney Olympic Park in summer 2022/23.