Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Details on Sky Surf Park released for Skyplex on I-Drive

Posted By on Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 3:17 PM

  • Photo via Skyplex

The purposed surf park at Skyplex Orlando will feature waves from California-based company American Wave Machines. 

President and founder of American Wave Machines Bruce McFarland is beyond stoked. "With surfing as one of the most aspirational of all sports and recreations, and with Orlando being one of the most visited cities in the world, Sky Surf Park will become a world-class surf destination,” said McFarland, in a press release Wednesday.

click to enlarge PHOTO VIA SKYPLEX
  • Photo via Skyplex

The park, which is called Sky Surf Park, will feature three SurfStream wave machines, each capable of creating different types of waves for different radical activities like boogie boarding, paddle boarding and bodysurfing, to name a few.  

Our theme park reporter Ken Storey reported on the purposed surf park back in July, "The new surf park will be adjacent to the on-site 350 room hotel, both sitting on top of the 10-story parking structure. The large main surf pool will have surfers facing towards the Skyscraper tower. Two small surf pools will have surfers facing east with the tower to their right. Bleachers overlook the main pool which is designed to host professional competitions. Two pool bars, a café and a surf shop finish out the surf park."

Earlier this month, the Orange County Planning and Zoning Commission voted 4-3 denying developer Joshua Wallack's $460 million Skyplex development, which includes plans for a massive 570-foot-tall "polercoaster," a 450-foot SkyFall drop tower, this surf park and the world's largest Perkins. 

Orange County Commissioners will vote on whether or not the Skyplex attraction will be built in December. If everything goes as planned, the new surf park will open in 2018. 

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