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Topic Title: Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida
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 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - surfnole - 03/15/2017 12:21 PM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - Captain Obvious - 03/15/2017 12:32 PM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - dingpatch - 03/15/2017 04:19 PM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - sharkey - 03/15/2017 04:32 PM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - RegularJoe - 03/15/2017 05:45 PM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - dingpatch - 03/15/2017 06:20 PM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - paddleout - 03/15/2017 07:57 PM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - ww - 03/16/2017 01:17 AM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - StirfryMcflurry - 03/16/2017 03:35 AM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - Central Floridave - 03/16/2017 04:39 AM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - big rick - 03/16/2017 04:47 AM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - tom - 03/16/2017 05:45 AM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - dingpatch - 03/16/2017 06:12 AM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - daner - 03/16/2017 06:47 AM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - 3rdworldlover - 03/16/2017 06:57 AM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - chopola - 03/16/2017 07:33 AM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - TATTOO74 - 03/16/2017 07:45 AM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - RegularJoe - 03/16/2017 09:21 AM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - jwieland - 03/16/2017 11:53 AM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - artz - 03/16/2017 02:24 PM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - dingpatch - 03/16/2017 02:55 PM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - StirfryMcflurry - 03/16/2017 03:02 PM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - ww - 03/16/2017 03:11 PM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - dingpatch - 03/16/2017 04:18 PM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - dingpatch - 03/16/2017 04:21 PM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - ummm - 03/16/2017 04:52 PM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - dropsolo - 03/16/2017 05:44 PM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - ww - 03/16/2017 06:34 PM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - dingpatch - 03/17/2017 05:23 AM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - stevea - 03/17/2017 06:04 AM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - stokedpanda - 03/17/2017 07:10 AM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - surfmcc32 - 03/17/2017 09:30 AM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - surfnole - 03/17/2017 01:00 PM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - SunriseSurfer - 03/17/2017 01:15 PM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - bus - 06/05/2019 10:40 AM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - tom - 06/05/2019 11:48 AM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - UCF G - 06/06/2019 11:52 AM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - worksuxgetsponsered - 06/06/2019 12:22 PM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - seaspray - 06/06/2019 04:07 PM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - StirfryMcflurry - 03/17/2017 02:09 PM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - Burry - 05/30/2019 01:31 PM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - ww - 05/30/2019 01:54 PM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - worksuxgetsponsered - 05/31/2019 04:10 AM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - Cloudsurfer - 05/31/2019 09:47 AM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - IamSAW2 - 05/31/2019 10:46 AM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - 426Blue - 05/31/2019 01:12 PM  
 orlando   - slideaway - 06/02/2019 08:42 PM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - johnnyboy - 03/16/2017 08:25 AM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - Captain Obvious - 03/18/2017 04:36 PM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - 3rdworldlover - 05/31/2019 05:37 AM  
 Kelly Slater man-made surf park proposed in South Florida   - Mums7873 - 11/27/2019 03:54 AM  
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Out-in-the-middle-of-nowhere, , , ,

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I'm sure we can count on Kelly to face that wave toward the Atlantic, where the trades would make it offshore every afternoon!

 03/15/2017 05:45 PM
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Wow, that's not really even "south" by South FL standards. Close to home!
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dingpatch

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100 minute drive from Melbourne
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OMG MAKE THIS HAPPEN..

and yes, face the wave east! (Or maybe NE)

And reverse our wind curse

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Not a location where you'd expect a tiki shack serving cocktails.  More like entry by appointment.  

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Interesting. That will be bigger than Disney World in a few years!
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Um.

How come Space Coast EDC isn't pitching Kelly a 100 year tax incentive

to build this sucker in Palm Bay instead of Palm Beach?



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Ya, even though that area is a bit "out of town", the home prices are rather high!
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This should help keep all those South Florida kooks south of Ft. Pierce State Park!

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Looks like permitting might get expensive, wet site
 03/16/2017 07:33 AM
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Make a left,
 03/16/2017 07:45 AM
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They need to stick this thing between the last toll on 528 & 520, or somewhere off I95 before the Pineda exit.
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Originally posted by: TATTOO74

They need to stick this thing between the last toll on 528 & 520, or somewhere off I95 before the Pineda exit.


It's definitely do-able there, and closer to OIA for Kelly's friends and Surf Expo visitors. But maybe too close. Any closer to MIA and it would instantly be overrun by Brazilians.

At least in Jupes the water will stay a few degrees warmer year round, but that could be risky from the brain-eating amoeba (Naegleria fowleri) perspective.

Maybe this location is just some good-will parking relief for the Reef Road crew.

Doesn't Kelly's daughter live in SoFlo?
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Next up an exclusive wave pool country club.  Buy an expensive mebership. use the wave pool. Then a monthly dues  Have beer and after surf snacks in tiki lounge.  Surf Shop on sight with discounts for members. Board rentals and demos. All th enwest boards from all th big name brands.Surf lessions for the kids. Coaching for you.  Swimming pools and hot tubs. Night surfing for thoses that spend way too much time at the office. While you surf wife can check all the hot young surf coaches.  What other items would you want for your Surf Country Club? 

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Originally posted by: dingpatch Pool side pole dancing?

 

 



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 03/16/2017 03:11 PM
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Wieland's guess is the same as mine--the story mentioned an odd-shaped parcel.  Even good wind orientation.

For airport access, MIA is important for Latin America and the Caribbean, but FLL is more popular.  Really well organized.  Haven't been to PBI.  

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Hmmmmmm. Certainly large enough, , , , roughly 600 X 5200 feet. The existing plot in California is roughly 340 X 2600 feet.

Now, do we know the dimensions of the current pool, in regard to the actual wave mechanism, and resultant wave? Rough Google Earth rulering says that the current pool is aprox 200 feet wide. Then, there may be room for two (2) pools, one right and one left!

EDIT: I did not read the part in the article that delineates the proposed pool's size; 185 X 2000 feet. Hmmmm, , , , , a right when the plow goes one direction, and a left when it returns to the starting point?

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Oh, and, , , , we are talking about a very, very, long dreamed of "wave" place!!!! Who here has not had fantastical dreams about a wave machine ever since that place in Arizona opened?

Now, it all seems to be a reality and, , , , we are having serious talk about nearby international airports!!!
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15 minutes from my new house.

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Originally posted by: dingpatch

Oh, and, , , , we are talking about a very, very, long dreamed of "wave" place!!!! Who here has not had fantastical dreams about a wave machine ever since that place in Arizona opened?



Now, it all seems to be a reality and, , , , we are having serious talk about nearby international airports!!!



Oh great! Who wants to take bets on how long till the Brazilians ruin this wave.



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Brazil's in a terrible economic and political slump.  

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Let the Braz dudes pay the full price for "prime time" and let us local slobs pay the reduced price for "non-prime".
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I'm sure there will be a discount for our local 2nd Light club!

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Originally posted by: artz

Next up an exclusive wave pool country club.  Buy an expensive mebership. use the wave pool. Then a monthly dues  Have beer and after surf snacks in tiki lounge.  Surf Shop on sight with discounts for members. Board rentals and demos. All th enwest boards from all th big name brands.Surf lessions for the kids. Coaching for you.  Swimming pools and hot tubs. Night surfing for thoses that spend way too much time at the office. While you surf wife can check all the hot young surf coaches.  What other items would you want for your Surf Country Club? 



"Top Golf" meets surfing LOL

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Originally posted by: stokedpanda
Originally posted by: artz Next up an exclusive wave pool country club.  Buy an expensive mebership. use the wave pool. Then a monthly dues  Have beer and after surf snacks in tiki lounge.  Surf Shop on sight with discounts for members. Board rentals and demos. All th enwest boards from all th big name brands.Surf lessions for the kids. Coaching for you.  Swimming pools and hot tubs. Night surfing for thoses that spend way too much time at the office. While you surf wife can check all the hot young surf coaches.  What other items would you want for your Surf Country Club? 

 

"Top Golf" meets surfing LOL

thats probably what it's gonna be like.. rumor has it that it will be a membership thing costing 100k+ 

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South Florida makes sense. Much larger population and more money down there than Central Florida.
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Yes, keep it in South Florida.

If ... if I want to surf the wave pool, I'll make the drive, I'll stay in a nice hotel
one or two nights, surf and and make a mini-vacation out of it.
Then, I'll come back home to "our waves"

If they put in up here in Brevard/Palm Bay, "they" would drive up here,
surf the wave pool and then stay a few extra days surfing "our" waves,
taking up "our" parking spaces, and crowding "our" lineup even more.



Bad enough daner keeps coming up here from waaaaaay down south!!


Keep it in South Florida.






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Originally posted by: SunriseSurfer Yes, keep it in South Florida. If ... if I want to surf the wave pool, I'll make the drive, I'll stay in a nice hotel one or two nights, surf and and make a mini-vacation out of it. Then, I'll come back home to "our waves" If they put in up here in Brevard/Palm Bay, "they" would drive up here, surf the wave pool and then stay a few extra days surfing "our" waves, taking up "our" parking spaces, and crowding "our" lineup even more. Bad enough daner keeps coming up here from waaaaaay down south!! Keep it in South Florida.
If I come back 'home' and visit am I surfing my waves?
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Seems unlikely. I looked today. I'm not sure who's waves those were. GI Joe maybe.

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Sounds like doing a $1500 soil boring would have saved them a lot of time and money....
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Sounds like doing a $1500 soil boring would have saved them a lot of time and money....


Hell you'll hit groundwater with a hand auger there, or just look at the data from other borings in the area and save the $1500....

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Too simple to overlook the water table issue. I'm guessing this is a cover-up for something else, like the return is projected to be lower than expected. They'll probably revisit their business model and see how they can make money off this
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Originally posted by: surfnole South Florida makes sense. Much larger population and more money down there than Central Florida.

 

Thank you , Captain Obvious! .

 

The NEW So Fla Trifecta will be: Catch the refracto swell, then do the wave pool, then end up on a random hurricane swell on the Gulf side. You heard it hear first.



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High water table, among other things. WPTV, of course
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Looks like permitting might get expensive, wet site


I thought you were personally going to walk that permit through?

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hope this isn't true. Saw a story that WSL cancelled the construction due to high water table in the area. Saw it in thePalm Beach Post.

Edited: 05/31/2019 at 09:57 AM by Cloudsurfer
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High water table and wetland issues in South Florida?
 05/31/2019 01:12 PM
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Concur with Sunrise on this. Why would any surfer in this county wish or lobby for a wave pool? You really think you'll be using it $$$$. It's like hoping that someone opens a surf school at the end of the street that you live or surf at. Hope it never makes it up this way. Don't let the Disney stuff. like a wave pool, migrate into this area.
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Heck yea, seems a good fit for MCO....

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Maybe 20 minutes from me. This could be awesome.

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ACOE wetlands - that may have been the deal breaker. Takes them forever and mitigating might have been expensive. Also, nuking prime habitat while Sierra Club et. al howls probably isn't a good look for WSL.

They engineered a valve to be placed at several points along the pool bottom, would allow groundwater to flow up to reduce pressure when draining. Maybe testing failed?

Water supply may have been an issue too. They had an injection well in their plans for disposal of dirty water (very expensive), but no wells for water supply. Their plan was to buy treated water from a utility (also, very expensive). I recommended a Plan B. Likely much less expensive to install and operate an R/O system using saline water from the Upper Floridan.

Looks like poor planning and jumping the gun got them. Nobody listens to Turtle.


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Wasn't there supposed to be a big one made in Orlando a few years ago? Just read a article how Slater's wave park in Cali is just breaking even and possibly loosing money every month hopefully one being built towards Miami will be more affordable for regular surfers to enjoy. Also I sent you a PM about a board thanks
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