Ron Jon Surfparks
- Location: Orlando, FL
- Under Construction: As of December 2007
- Estimated Completion Date: TBD
- SurfParks - Orlando
Descriptive Data: Master plan, theming, environmental impact design and ancillary structure design of a 2.5 acre wave pool facility built specifically for surfing and body boarding.
SurfParks - Legoland Carlsbad, CA
Descriptive Data: Master plan, theming, environmental impact design and ancillary structure design of a 4.5 acre wave pool facility built specifically for surfing and body boarding In schematic design as of December 2007.
The Surfpark is the world’s first and only wave pool facility built specifically for surfing and body boarding. Owned and operated by surfers, the Surfpark is designed to produce perfect, consistent waves for all levels of wave riders. Proprietary surf pool technology produces a full spectrum of wave types, from slowly peeling 3-footers for first timers to spitting 8 foot barrels for world champions. Even if you don’t want to get wet, the Surfpark offers world class food, drink, shopping and entertainment in a truly one-of –a-kind setting.
The Ron Jon Surfpark will be located at Festival Bay, a new mall at 5250 International Drive, in the heart of Orlando’s entertainment district. The Surfpark will be at the rear of the mall (in direct view of the Florida Turnpike and Interstate 4), strategically situated between the Vans Skatepark and the Cinemark Theatres. A typical Surfpark will have a Pro Surf Pool, a Training Pool, and a Body Boarding Pool. The Body Boarding Pool makes a perfect introduction to riding waves, with 2-3 footers that are easy to ride, with no ocean or surfing experience necessary. The Training Pool is a real Surf Pool used for teaching beginners how to surf and novices to improve their technique. Waves in the Training Pool will be slow, peeling 3-4 footers, perfect for learning. The Pro Pool is for intermediate to pro-level surfers/body boarders and offers waves from 4-8 foot and rides up to 100 yards. The “reef” in these pools is adjustable via computer, allowing near infinite variation in wave style, from full barrels to more performance-oriented waves.
SurfParks LegoLand is the second of many parks internationally using the parking lot area that is currently under capacity. The site is adjacent to the entrance of the main park and an earthen berm is used to provide for a visual separation from the parking lot to the park. While providing for elevated seating and an integrated amphitheater, the pool is situated to take advantage of bleacher seating. The pool will be heated using solar and thermal heat panels, which will be located on top of the mechanical buildings. Radiant cooling tubes in the pool decks will not only serve as a cooling system for the decks, but simultaneously heat the pool as well. Many structures are incorporated into the park using a prefabricated building system of aluminum framing section clad in sustainably harvested lumber with all finishing and fitting fabricated in Indonesia.