- 06 February 2017 | Surfing
The small Mediterranean coastal town of Montgat, near Barcelona, will build a Wavegarden surf pool.
The "Tarifa of Catalonia," as it is also known in Spain, will have a 15,000-square-meter artificial wave lagoon capable of pumping 5.5-foot (1.70 meters) waves every four seconds.
The first public Wavegarden complex to open in Spanish territory will cost 10 million euros, and will occupy a total area of 48,500 square meters.
Apparently, the Catalan surf park is getting ready to debut the second generation of Wavegarden technology - the new wave pool will be triangular, generating A-frame waves, i.e., left and right-handers.
"Montgat is an iconic place for natural surfing, and it will also be for artificial surfing. It will not be a water park, but it will have free access. There will be no bathing area, only surfing will be practiced," explained Pau Serracanta, one of the surf pool promoters.
The Wavegarden Barcelona-Montgat can accommodate 108 surfers per hour in the freshwater lagoon, and will produce barreling waves. The project also includes commercial areas, shops, and restaurants.
The new man-made wave complex by Wavegarden will charge between 20 and 35 euros per hour for surfing in the artificial environment. The wave lagoon opens Spring 2018.