Surfers are just two months away from being able to catch a wave in Tullamarine.
Urbnsurf will open its $28 million surf park near Melbourne Airport in January. The park is the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere.
Members of Australia’s Olympic surfing team and junior surfing champions were among the first people to catch a wave at the new facility, testing out the surf last week.
They were joined by representatives from Melbourne Airport, Surfing Victoria, Surfing Australia and Three Blue Ducks.
PHOTO GALLERY: Surfers test first waves at Urbnsurf.
Urbnsurf founder Andrew Ross said the park has been seven years in the making.
“Whether it’s learning how to stand up on a board for the first time, or pulling in to challenging barrels without having to travel for hours or be at the mercy of the elements, Urbnsurf Melbourne is set to become a new hub for the Victorian surf community and a must-visit destination for locals and tourists alike,” he said.
Melbourne Airport’s chief of property, Linc Horton said the park would be a great addition to the airport.
“We’re working to create an elite sports precinct right here at Melbourne Airport known as Elite Park, which will service travellers, the community and wider Victoria. Urbnsurf Melbourne is set to play a big foundational role as part of the precinct,” he said.