Surf pool: the future of surfing outside the ocean | Photo: Surf Park Summit

The second edition of the Surf Park Summit will take place at the Surf Expo, in Orlando, on September 7th, 2016.

The event is organized by Surf Park Central and the Center for Surf Research and aims at discussing the future of surfing outside the ocean.

"Success for us means two things: first, multiple surf parks are funded and developed as a result of the connections made at the event. Second, we want current developers, investors, operators and suppliers to be able to make the best possible decisions because of the knowledge, information and insights that are presented and contacts made during the Summit," explains John Luff, founder of Surf Park Central.

"As we see it, the vision is clear: build authentic, sustainable and profitable surf experiences to grow the surf industry and provide the mental, physical and emotional stoke of surfing to those that do not have access to the ocean," adds Jess Ponting, director of San Diego State University's Center for Surf Research.

The Surf Park Summit 2 will feature a wave technology panel with the industry's top companies and experts showcasing the latest breakthroughs, finance and funding solutions for surf parks and surf pool real estate developments, the development of surf destinations in non-coastal regions, as well as presentations by key industry executives.

Fernando Aguerre (ISA President), Roy Turner (Surf Expo director), Doug Palladini (Vans vice-president), PT Townend (1976 ASP world champion), Robert Reynolds (Surf Park Solutions director), Tristan Boxford (Waterman League founder), Skip Taylor (RePlay Resorts), and Brad Gerlach (National Surf League) are some of the names already confirmed.