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Sydney's First Urbnsurf Is Finally Set to Open in Sydney Olympic Park in Autumn 2024

The team behind The Butler and RAFI will also be taking charge of the food and beverage offerings.
By Ben Hansen
June 23, 2023
By Ben Hansen
June 23, 2023

Originally greenlit back in 2017, construction on Urbnsurf Sydney's massive man-made surf park is currently underway, and the finished site now has a brand-new opening date: autumn 2024. The $50-million development will hit a 3.2-hectare site in Sydney Olympic Park next year from the team behind Australia's first surf park, featuring perfect waves year-round, plus a slate of freshly announced food and beverage offerings.

Sydney surfers can expect a diamond-shaped lagoon pumping out waves up to two metres in height. 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 wellness studio, skate park, hot tubs, beach cabanas and a surf academy for those looking to take their surfing to the next level. On top of all that, one of Sydney's premier hospitality groups, Applejack, has been put in charge of the culinary offerings at the park.

Applejack owns and operates eight venues across Sydney, including Forrester's, The Butler, RAFI and Bopp & Tone. The team will be bringing the same produce- and service-driven approach found at its venues to Urbnsurf Sydney's premium restaurant with a rooftop terrace, waterfront cafe and takeaway kiosk.

Applejack joins the Urbnsurf family alongside farm-to-table favourites Three Blue Ducks, who provide the food and drink offerings down in Melbourne.

Urbnsurf CEO Damon Tudor said he was excited to use what the company 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 lineup is becoming an increasing issue."

RAFI North Sydney

Urbnsurf Sydney is excepted to open in Sydney Olympic Park in autumn 2024.

Published on June 23, 2023 by Ben Hansen
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