Surf Parks: getting barrel under the moonlight | Photo: Webber Wave Pools

Leaders of the surf industry will discuss the future of artificial surf pools at the Surf Park Summit, on the 13th September, 2013, in Costa Mesa, California.

How can we accelerate the future of sustainable surf? The question may be answered when researchers, investors, developers, suppliers, surfers and industry representatives get together in the upcoming Surf Park Summit.

Over the last 10 years, surfing has proven to be one of the fastest growing sports despite geographical limitations and access to quality wave conditions. Surf parks create profitable opportunities to overcome current obstacles and grow the sport of surfing globally.

Recent advancements in wave generation technology and energy consumption produce attractive returns for investors while surf parks create amazing visual and experiential attractions for visitors and complementary businesses.

Building authentic, sustainable and profitable surfing experiences to grow the surf industry and provide the mental, physical and emotional stoke of surfing beyond the ocean is clearly possible.

Man-made surf parks are on the daily menu and create the opportunity for international and Olympic competitive surfing to emerge through fair and technical standards of judging.

The 2013 Surf Park Summit will discuss the state of wave technology, surf park business models, surf tourism, surf park regulation, and advances in sustainable technologies.

Fernando Aguerre, Doug Palladini, Chad Nelson, Jess Ponting, Bruce McFarlan, Greg Webber, Tom Lochtefeld, Jamie Meiselman, Glenn Brumage, Chris Clarke and Lloyd Ravenscroft are invited speakers.