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October 1st & 2nd, 2020

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Wavegarden Cove Spain

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This event is designed for investors, real estate developers, suppliers, entrepreneurs, athletes, professional service providers, experts, and surf industry representatives.


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Surf Park Central and San Diego State University’s Center for Surf Research are proud to announce Surf Park  Summit 2020. The event will be held at the beautiful Scripps Seaside Forum, just steps from the Pacific Ocean, in La Jolla California October 1st & 2nd, 2020.

Many surf parks and man-made surf destinations are now in various stages of completion and under development. Dozens more are in the planning pipeline across a number of countries and centered around a variety of wave generating technologies. The time to deep dive into the best and latest information and network with leaders in the industry is now. 

Attendance is carefully curated to include only 250 legitimate stakeholders in the industry. Surf Park Summit brings the world of surf parks to you, offering unprecedented access to the information and people you need to know. 

Surf Park Summit 2020 has the most comprehensive lineup of Surf Park Industry heavyweights ever to be assembled in one place.

In addition to two days packed full of panels and speakers, mixers and receptions, Surf Park Summit 2020 will also host the first ever Surf Park Awards ceremony. Industry legends will be inducted into the Surf Park Hall of Fame and winners will be announced in a variety of surfing and surf park performance categories. We hope you can join us for this landmark event in surf park history. 

Together, we are shaping the future of surfing outside the ocean.

Cheers to making waves,

The Surf Park Summit Team


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OCTOBER 1st & 2nd, 2020

For those traveling to San Diego we recommend arriving by the evening of Thursday, October 1st and departing the morning of Saturday, October 3rd. 

However, we encourage you to arrive earlier and stay longer to make the most of your visit.



If traveling by plane the recommended airports are  San Diego (SAN) or Orange County (SNA).

A list of recommended hotels and group blocks will be available to all registered Surf Park Summit attendees, partners and sponsors.


Discounted rooms for Surf Park Summit 2020 attendees are available at the Hotel La Jolla , located less than a mile from the Surf Park Summit venue.

Book online using the code “SPCC” in the “Group Code” field.

Book by phone at 1-800-HILTONS and reference  “Surf Park Summit 2020” and the pertinent dates.


The following perks are included:

All rooms are oceanview.
Complimentary drink certificate.
Valet-only parking discount.
Complimentary guest room Wi-Fi.
Use of 24-hour state of the art fitness center & heated swimming pool.
Complimentary shuttle service within a (2) mile radius, by appointment.
Complimentary morning coffee & tea in lobby until 10am, daily.
Complimentary use of hotel beach cruiser bicycles.


Sponsorship opportunities

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities at Surf Park Summit 2020. Act now to secure the greatest impact and visibility for your business.


Photo courtesy of Surf Lakes Australia

Shelby Stanger Wild Ideas Worth Living, Host/Creator; Journalist

Ian C. Calderon

California State Assembly Member, Majority Leader, 57th District

Nick Franklin

Kelly Slater Wave Company, President

Andrew Limbocker

EPR Properties, VP Recreation Investment Group ($7.3 Billion+ in Total Investments)

Tom Lochtefeld

Surf Loch, Founder & CEO

Cheyne Magnussan

Former General Manager, BSR Surf Resort, Waco, Texas

Chad Nelson

CEO Surfrider Foundation

Fernando Odriozola

Wavegarden, Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer

Shaw Mead eCoast Marine Consulting & Research, Managing Director, PhD, Environmental Science

Ed Atkin eCoast Marine Consulting & Research, Senior Consultant

Anthony Brown Ocean Sports Development, Inc., Founder and Chairman

Izzy Tihanyi Founder & CEO, Surf Diva Surf School; Author & Speaker

Ian Cairns

Association of Surfing Professionals, Director 1983; Former Champion Surfer

Cheyne Carnahan

The Swell, Research & Development

Allen Clawson

Cloward H2O, Professional Engineer, Principal & Partner

Ru Hill

Surf Supply, Founder & CEO

Sam Houghton

Amped Insurance, National Program Director for Pool Builder, Service and Repair Division

Carl Kish

STOKE, Co-Founder & CEO

Dave Prodan

World Surf League, SVP Global Brand Identity; The Lineup, Executive Producer & Host

Randy Rarick

Triple Crown of Surfing, Former Executive Director; World Surfing Tour, Co-Creator; Surfboard Shaper

Ron Williams

Economic Vitality for the City of Virginia Beach, Deputy City Manager

Fred Hemmings

Legendary Surfer, Author, Entrepreneur and Politician

Debbie Beacham Professional World Champion Surfer, 1982; International Surfing Association, Former VP


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Reece Pacheco

World Surf League, VP Ocean Responsibility, Executive Director WSL PURE

Kris Primacio

International Surf Therapy Organization, Executive Director

Andrew Ross

URBNSURF, Australia, Founder & CEO

Sebastian Smith

STORE Capital, Managing Director [$8 Billion+ in Total Investments]

Sean Swentek

A Walk on Water: We are Surf Therapy, Executive Director

Peter ‘PT’ Townend

First World Professional Surfing Champion, Surfing Legend

Aaron Trevis

Surf Lakes, Founder & CEO

Gregg Webber

Webber Wave Pools, Founder

Sean Young

Wavegarden, Head of Development Projects

Jim Kempton

Author, Editor, Historian, Media Marketing Authority & Restauranteur

Tasha Mentasti

Find Your Stoke NPO, Surf Therapist

Tony Finn

Liquid Force, Founder; Unit Surf Pools, US Distributer

Patti Paniccia

Pepperdine Law School, Adjunct Law Professor; Journalist

Wes Long

StarGuard ELITE (SGE), President

Dennis Berkshire

Aquatic Design Group, Principal and President

Sunshine Makarow

AkuShaper 3D Software, CEO; Surf Life for Women Magazine, Founder & Publisher; Former Member US Surf Team

George Panton

Water Safety Products, Marketing & Development Manager

Zach Weisberg

The Inertia, Founder; SURFER Magazine, Former Editor

Wayne Dart

Surf Lakes, Media Director, BEd, B. Comm

Guy Kawasaki

Canva, Chief Evangelist; Podcaster; Mercedes-Benz, Brand Ambassador; Apple, Former Chief Evangelist

Rob Machado

Surfing Icon; 12 career WCT victories; Surf Hall of Fame Inductee; Rob Machado Foundation; Founder

Curtis Barton

AMPED Insurance, President

Gregg Sanders

Water Tech Solutions, Inc., Founder & CEO

Ross McCarthy

AirWave, Founder & Director

Photo courtesy of BSR Surf Resort | Sam Moody

Request an invitation

This event is designed for investors, real estate developers, suppliers, entrepreneurs, athletes, professional service providers, experts, and surf industry representatives.