URBNSURF’s plan to build one of their world leading surf parks just 14km from Sydney’s CBD is back on track!


The plans for a new URBNSURF park in Sydney were announced back in May 2021, but due to La Nina overstaying her welcome on the East Coast, construction was delayed. However the team has just announced that plans are back on track for an autumn 2024 opening!

The concrete’s been poured and the main buildings are starting to take shape. Is it too early to start waxing my board?

But doesn’t Sydney already have like, a million surfable beaches?

A million and one I think, but it’s just not enough! Have you seen those line ups at Bondi of a morning?

URBNSURF reckon more people in NSW participate in surfing than rugby league, basketball, netball, cricket, hockey, squash, volleyball, AFL, yoga, and fishing – around 200,000 Sydneysiders and counting! So chucking another place people can hang ten makes sense.

So where will the new surf park be?

The home of all great sports and events in Sydney – Sydney Olympic Park. The Eastern suburbs have enough waves going on, throw some out to the west I say! And that’s what they’re gonna do.

When can we expect to be riding these waves?

URBNSURF originally anticipated a summer 2022/23 opening, but due to construction delays thanks to La Nina, the opening has been pushed back to autumn 2024. 

What’s this surf park going to be like?

The new URBNSURF park will use Wavegarden®, the world-leading wave-making technology to create primo waves for a range of surfing abilities. 

Someone checked the forecast on Willy Weather and realised that a north-south orientation would be the best way to build the lagoon.

They’ve heard full moon surfing is a bit of a thing, so will chuck some LED lighting around so frothers can surf day or night. The whole facility will be run on renewable energy with strict water saving systems in place too.

Plus being less than a kilometre from Olympic Park traino, you and your nine foot mal can even catch the train there.

But I don’t surf, what’s in it for me?

Heckin’ heaps! There’ll be space in the lagoon for bodysurfers too (if that’s more your style), but if you prefer to kick back and watch the waves roll in, you can do so from a beach cabana, hot tub, cafe or the rooftop bar. 

There’ll be a leisure pool for those who just want to have hand stand comps with their mates, a skate park, spaces for working, plus a surf academy with coaches in case the itch to get in there gets the better of you. 

Catch ya in the surf!