WhiteWater, a leading waterpark manufacturer, has announced that it will be providing an Endless Surf pool to a new development at The Club at Parkwood Village on Australia’s Gold Coast, 10 kilometres away from the world-famous Surfer’s Paradise.
Currently, Parkwood provides a range of sport and leisure activities to its 500,000-strong local community, as well as being the training centre of the Gold Coast Titans rugby league team. The new development will add more hospitality, medical and commercial services and a new 200+ bed hotel as well as residential apartments, with an Endless Surf pool as its centrepiece.
World-class surf pool
“There is nothing more quintessentially Australian than surfing, and this new technology creating customized repeatable man-made waves is going to revolutionize the sport,” says Luke Altschwager, Managing Director and founder of Parkwood.
“I want to make sure Parkwood becomes the heart of the sport here on the Gold Coast. Not only is a world-class surf pool a perfect fit for our active community, it anchors a whole new level of economic investment in the area.”
WhiteWater has built more large-scale wave pools than any other company, and its pneumatic technology and patented pool design has many environmental benefits. Endless Surf pools are, so require fewer resources to build and water to operate.
“Endless Surf represents the most cutting-edge surf technology today, offering an authentic vibe in an attractive and welcoming setting while providing great, flexible waves for all types of surfers – which is why we’ve chosen Endless Surf,” said Altschwager “Plus it is a family run company with an approach to business much like ours, driven by a sense of purpose to provide the very best experiences that enhance lives.”
The $200 million mixed-use development will see the creation of a community hub with residential, hospitality and commercial properties and world-class surfing, all within the existing location for easy transport access.
Paul Chutter, President of Endless Surf, says, “There are those projects which epitomize what we are trying to do, with great clients who contribute to our collaborative approach – Luke and the Parkwood team are a perfect example of this.
“They share our passion for pushing technological boundaries, putting Endless Surf as the heart and soul of their development in order to build a vibrant community hub. The venue’s existing high-performance sports focus will lend itself to this world-class surf showcase and help develop the talents of a whole new generation of local surfers.”
Earlier this year, WhiteWater announced that Paul Chutter has taken on the role of President of the company, while founder Geoff Chutter remains as CEO.