Specifics on just how big the pool will be, and the size of the waves it will be able to produce, are still scarce. However, per a report from TimeOut, the pool will span 51 million square meters. The Surf Ranch in Lemoore, CA is reportedly 2,300 feet long – that’s only 700 meters.
As Surf Abu Dhabi takes shape, the world will be watching to see if this ambitious project can ride the wave of success and transform the capital of the United Arab Emirates into a global surfing destination.
Referred to as the “world’s largest man-made wave pool,” Surf Abu Dhabi is creating waves – quite literally – in the industry. The excitement around this project has been building since a press release on June 13, 2023, announced Modon Properties’ ambitious plans. The grand reveal is scheduled for the end of 2023, promising a transformational surfing experience, unlike anything the world has seen before.
The impressive project can already be seen taking shape on Google Maps. The wave pool is expected to be a game-changer in the world of artificial surfing, and its design is based on Slater’s patented Surf Ranch, which has been acquired by the World Surf League (WSL).
The goal is to develop a facility that will proudly boast the world’s longest ride, biggest barrel, and largest human-made wave pool.
The scale and ambition of the Surf Abu Dhabi project are grandiose, but so is its potential impact. Modon Properties aims to attract not just professional surfers but beginners and enthusiasts, thereby cultivating a rich and diverse surfing community. Given the state-of-the-art facilities, the venue is perfectly poised to host major international events and is expected to contribute significantly to the local, regional, and global development of the surfing community.
According to the surfertoday/Timeout