Alfred Cove wave park will bring financial benefits: Melville report
THE proposed Alfred Cove wave park will provide significant short and long-term financial benefits to the local community, according to an economic impact assessment (EIA) report released by the City of Melville last week. The AEC Group report estimates 20 per cent of the project’s $28 million total construction cost will be directly returned to the local economy, with $5.2 million in incomes and salaries paid to City of Melville households. The construction phase is predicted to create 51 full-time equivalent jobs and once complete, operation of the park as well as the business it generates for the surrounding area could mean an additional 122 full-time equivalent positions. Melville chief executive Shayne Silcox said the City would also benefit from...
Mateus Herdy’s Solo Session In The Cove
The slightly built flyweight son of Alexandre Herdy and the nephew of Guilherme Herdy, (both surf legends in Brazil) buzzed all over the fun waves like a little mosquito. It’ll be interesting to see how the waves hold up to a heavyweight or even super- middleweight surfer. They say the Wavegarden Cove, is capable of producing up 1000 waves per hour. And this very technology is coming to Melbourne early next year.
Mateus Herdy shreds the Wavegarden
Recently, 16-yr-old Brazilian surf prodigy Mateus Herdy was invited to the R&D demo center in Spain to test the Wavegarden Cove. One of the most talented junior surfers in the world, Herdy was able to put his equipment through its paces in a rare solo session at the wavepool. The son of Alexandre Herdy and the nephew of Guilherme Herdy, both former pros and surf legends in Brazil, Mateus was in Europe for the first time competing in the WQS in Zarautz when he was invited to test out The Cove.
Wavegarden Cove: Mateus Herdy’s Solo Surf Session
With the wave pool marketing wars gathering steam, Wavegarden have released a new video of Brazilian grommet Mateus Herdy enjoying a solo session at their Spanish R&D demo centre. This vision provides a broader overview as to the entire setup for Wavegarden Cove - although still a relatively small wave, there seems to be more wave variety on offer than previously alluded to by the narrow framing in Wavegarden's teaser clip a month ago.
1000 perfect waves per hour!
WaveGarden claimed with it’s “Cove” technology they were capable of pumping out 1000 perfect waves per hour. Cynics cried, “Impossible!” “There’s no chance in hell!” “My undies are on too tight!” Well, maybe it’s not impossible, as here’s the explanation and accompanying Video which says otherwise. They’ve also employed some heavy hitters endorsing their pool. Seabass, Gabriel Medina, Filipe, Josh Kerr and a slew of other pros (Taj) were on hand to dip their toes into the chlorine. URBNSURF will be bringing this exact wavepool tech to Melbourne early next year, so until then we’ll just have to take everyone’s words for it, that it is as good as advertised. Here’s a special bonus teaser, for all of you who...
Spanish break shows the kind of waves Perth’s surf park would produce
Two-metre barrels and up to 1000 rides per hour - surfers hanging out for Perth’s proposed wave park have plenty to be excited about, if this sneak peek is anything to go by. The group behind the $25 million Alfred Cove project have released vision of a Spanish wave park which they say shows what the Perth version would be capable of producing. “It’s called The Cove and it creates two-metre high perfect barrels,” Wave Park Group chairman Andrew Ross said. “It can create a very high frequency of waves, up to 1000 rideable waves per hour. “What’s come before is technology that really suits the needs of bathers. It creates an ocean-type environment for swimmers, whereas this technology is...