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Plans officially revealed for huge $45 Million Orlando Surf Park at Horizon West

Ocean Sports Development, Inc, and OCE West Orange, LLC have officially revealed exciting plans for Orlando Surf Park development.


Plans officially unveiled for huge $45-million Orlando Surf Park at Horizon West

Back in October we first brought you the news that Coral Springs based developer, Ocean Sports Development had plans to build a massive 13 acre Surf Park near to Walt Disney World in a former construction land-fill site close to the Horizon West development in Winter Garden, and now the company have officialy announced the development.


Plans officially unveiled for huge $45-million Orlando Surf Park at Horizon West

Ocean Sports Development, Inc. (OSD) and OCE West Orange, LLC today announced plans to develop a world-class surfing destination on OCE’s 44-acre site at 7902 Avalon Road, adjacent to the Orange County National Golf Center in Horizon West.


According to OSD Chairman Anthony Brown, “Our proposed Orlando Surf Park will offer the public an unparalleled recreational experience while at the same time providing a state-of-the-art venue for surfer training, practice, and competition at all levels.”

 

The $45-million project will showcase a 15-acre surf pool featuring innovative wave technology developed and patented by surfboard pioneer Greg Webber. Utilizing programmable flow controls to produce an artificial reef effect, the Webber Wave Pool system will create a remarkably variable surf environment, with wave shapes and sizes that will lead the industry. The patented wave systems will be made from mass-manufactured component integration, assuring cost-effective systems construction, operation, and maintenance.

 

The surf pool will be surrounded by a sand beach and boardwalk, with other amenities to include sand volleyball courts, an event pavilion, and a 27,000-square-foot athletic training center. The complex will feature a BC Surf & Sport Superstore, retail shops, a restaurant, and two tiki bars, all situated in a landscaped casual setting with a tropical beach vibe. Spectators will be able to enjoy the outdoor experience while watching individual surfers or competition events with live playback on one of two 700’-wide video screens. 

 

The park will have generous landscape buffers around the perimeter as well as lush interior landscaping with on-site parking for guests as well as bus parking for teams and other groups.

 

Brown says the developers are committed to transforming the former landfill site into an environmentally safe, ecologically advanced community asset. The pool basin will have a geosynthetic liner as well as an underlay of sand and bentonite clay; a solar grid will power the wave generation equipment; and state-of-the-art water treatment systems will provide full surface water reuse. All systems will be a focal point of academic programs for high school and collegiate studies.

 

The construction phase is projected to provide employment for 250 workers. Once open, the park is expected to create 150 permanent jobs. Industry experts from the Sports Facilities Companies of Clearwater FL project a positive multimillion-dollar direct and indirect impact for Orange County from year one of operation forward.

 

While Orlando Surf Park is expected to draw surfing enthusiasts from across the United States and around the globe, Brown notes that his development team is strongly committed to serving the local community: “Our initiatives are set to include lifeguard and first responder training, veteran wellness surfing, kids’ swim and surf lessons, school field trips, and college internships. And the park will serve as a regional training facility for the next generation of champion surfers and future home of the National Surfing LeagueTM.”


Plans officially unveiled for huge $45-million Orlando Surf Park at Horizon West

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