In January, Australia’s first surfable wave park, Urbnsurf, opened in Tullamarine – before closing again in late March due to Covid-19 risks.

The wave park, which is a three-minute drive from Melbourne Airport, was more than seven years in the making for founder Andrew Ross.

Today it reopens, with 18 surfers allowed on either side of the 2.1-hectare man-made lagoon, in line with current government rules.

Around 1000 waves roll across the lagoon each hour (read about Broadsheet’s 2019 test drive).

Initially only surfers will be allowed in the park, but surfing lessons and spectator visits will resume when restrictions ease further.

Likewise, Urbnsurf’s on-site cafe – the fifth outpost of Sydney’s Three Blue Ducks, run by Masterchef judge Andy Allen – is expected to open this winter.

Bookings for surfing sessions are open now, priced from $69 for adults and $59 for kids.