November 12, 2018 1 min read

Surfing history as we know it shifted in Oct 2018.  As Australia unveiled it's first man-made wave park.

Smack in the middle of farmland of Central Queensland, Australia.

In advanced efforts to accelerate the development of surfing beyond the ocean,
5 Waves unleashed the final phase of construction for a full scale 7+ plus surf-able wave. 

Described as plunger-like technology, Surf Lakes has the potential to produce 2,400 waves per hour, at 5 different levels of intensity.

 All frothing aside, Joel "Parko" Parkinson 1st wave showcased less than inviting perspective especially coming from a pro-surfer. "That wave was HECTIC. I was absolutely pressed, my heart is pounding. That wipeout was heavy."

As Olympic Surfing in 2020 quickly approaches all eyes on new wave technology.

Watch the adventure unfold HERE→

Michelle Michalak
Michelle Michalak

Michelle's diploma reads BA Psychology with a minor in English, and her license plate reads #CaliforniaDreaming4Life. She begin her career in the NYC fashion industry working with fashion and internet pioneer, However, due the constant "nagging" of her entrepreneurial spirit, her crush on surfing, and hardcore love for the ocean, she chosen to call San Diego home for the past 10 years. On the west coast she 's chased waves & enlightenment working alongside "Gurus" in the online marketing & personal development industries. It in May 2012 she found her true Zen & Stoke, and joined the Slyde Handboards Team.