Getting a surf in over the weekend will become a lot easier when surf park Urbnsurf opens near Melbourne Airport.
This is far from Bells Beach, but the new MCG-sized development is aimed at surfers of any skill level, and uses a leading wave-generating technology developed in Spain called Wavegarden to pump out 1000 two-metre high waves every hour.
LED lighting will allow visitors to surf day and night, whether you’re on a shortboard, longboard, bodyboard, kneeboard or stand-up paddleboard.
In addition to the 2.1-hectare lagoon and surfing academy, there will be a food and beverage precinct, skate ramps, playgrounds, rock-climbing and mountain-bike pump tracks.
Construction on the $28.3 million development, located next to Essendon Football Club, is expected to finish around Easter 2019. Testing will begin in winter ahead of a spring 2019 opening to the general public.
Urbnsurf parks are also due to open in Sydney and Perth.
You can register your interest as a test surfer here.
This article was updated on February 7, 2019 at 12.37pm.