“Skaters grow up wanting a skate park. Surfers grow up wanting a Surf Park.”
On September 13th, Surf Park Summit will bring together the industries top academics, researchers, investors, developers, suppliers, surfers and industry representatives to do one thing and one thing only…Accelerate The Future of Sustainable Surf.
As we see it, the mission is clear: build authentic, sustainable and profitable surfing experiences to grow the surf industry and provide the mental, physical and emotional stoke of surfing outside the ocean. To do this, we are gathering the industries top minds to discuss the opportunities and challenges related to sustainable development of man-made surf parks.
Surf Parks are here to Stay
Over the last 10 years, surfing has proven to be one of the fastest growing sports despite geographical limitations and access to quality wave conditions. Surf Parks create profitable opportunities to overcome current obstacles and grow the sport of surfing globally.
Recent advancements in wave generation technology and energy consumption produce attractive returns for investors while Surf Parks create amazing visual and experiential attractions for visitors and complementary businesses.
Surf Parks Will Disrupt the Industry
The true value of Surf Parks extends far beyond the monetary benefits. Surf Parks create the opportunity for international and olympic competitive surfing to emerge through fair and technical standards of judging. The predictable nature of Surf Parks also makes surfing better suited for syndicated television as it can be scheduled and easily broadcasted to the masses. As a result, the action sports retail industry will experience exponential growth and the sport of surfing will continue to thrive.
“The ultimate potential unlock is substantial when you think about all the places that don’t get mother natures benefit from real surf…The opportunity for surf parks is massive when you think what it could do for our industry.”Doug Palladini, VP Global Marketing @Vans & President @SIMA
The State of Wave Technology and Man-Made Wave Enhancement
Surf Park Business Models (e.g. training, learning, private club, theme park)
Investment, Development, Management of Surf Parks
The Economics of Surfbreaks, Surf Tourism and Surf Parks
Development of Surf Culture in Non-Coastal Regions
Surf Parks and the Impact on the Surf Industry
Surf Park Regulation, Ethics, and Governance
Consumer Trends Driving Sustainability in Surfing and Surf Tourism
Advances in Sustainable Technologies
Sustainable Surf Tourism Hospitality and Operations
We’ve worked hard to bring together the most intelligent minds in the industry to collaborate on the advancement of Surf Parks and sustainable surf. Were constantly updating our list, but here are just a few of the Surf Park Summit speakers:
President @International Surfing Association (ISA)