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January’s Surf Park Industry Headlines

2024 is shaping up to be a huge year in the surf park industry. In just over a week, the booming world of human-made surf has grabbed many headlines. Between new development announcements, a park opening its doors, and big-name surfers discussing surf parks, this year is set to be one of the most outstanding in recent years.

Here’s a look at what’s making headlines.

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(Source: Palm Springs Surf Club)

Palm Spring Surf Club Gets Attention from the TODAY Show

The TODAY Show, one of the most popular TV news programs ever, turned their attention to the Palm Springs Surf Club. The park opened its doors to the public at the start of the year. The opening brought mainstream media attention with an incredible look inside the park.

Watch the video here.

Kelly Slater Discusses Wave Pools Vs. The Ocean

Surfing legend Kelly Slater spoke about his surfing preferences in a new Firewire video. During a recorded interview, Slater was asked whether he prefers a wave pool or the ocean. Slater, who continues to be a significant player in the surf park industry, says he still prefers the ocean. However, according to Slater, other surfing legends like Mark Richards said they prefer the Surf Ranch.

Check out the interview.

URBNSURF CEO Shares More About His Departure

Damon Tudor has been a significant factor in the surf park industry in the last few years. Tudor has navigated the waters for URBNSURF Melbourne and the currently under construction park in Sydney. Recently, he announced that he planned to step away from URBNSURF.

In a new post, Tudor discusses the decision further. 

More Details About Lost Shore Surf Resort in Scotland

Plenty of projects are nearing completion in 2024, and one will likely be in Scotland. The Lost Shore Surf Resort aims to open by the end of this summer.

A recent article dives deeper into the plan and what makes this development unique.

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