Surf Park Summit 2022

Join us for Surf Park Summit 2022

October 16th - 18th, San Diego, CA.

The must-attend event for entrepreneurs and executives in the surf-anchored attraction industry. Join for the networking, stay for the industry intelligence and unique experience on the beach in La Jolla, San Diego.

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Why Attend Surf Park Summit?

Surf Park Summit is the #1 event in surf pools and surf-anchored attraction real estate, designed for entrepreneurs and executives in the sector including new entrants. Surf pool demand is exploding, with billions of dollars committed to new development projects on a global scale - surf pools represent a new trend in wellness tourism, poised to grow by more than 10x in the next 10 years as new wellness categories reaches billions of new people. Surf Pools represent a new generation of tourism who will contribute trillions of dollars to the global economy.

“An explosion of innovative technologies, new constructions, and worldwide interest has detonated in the artificial surfing space.” - Surfline

Come to Surf Park Summit to learn more about the keys to success in this industry from a development, investment, and operations perspective, and to meet the right people to get your projects moving.

Former Speakers Include

Jess Ponting Surf Park Summit

Jess Ponting

CoFounder, Surf Park Central

Shane Beschen Surf Park Summit

Shane Beschen

Professional Surfer and Consulting Specialist, Swell MFG

Doug Sheres Surf Park Summit

Doug Sheres

Finance & Development, Beach Street Development

Jessica O'Leary Surf Park Summit

Jessica O'Leary

Marketing Director, UNIT Surf Pool

Skip Taylor Surf Park Summit

Skip Taylor

Partner, Surf Park Management

Andrew Thatcher Surf Park Summit

Andrew Thatcher

VP Business Development, Endless Surf

Tom Lochtefeld Surf Park Summit

Tom Lochtefeld

Founder & CEO, Surfloch

Brian Gile Surf Park Summit

Bryan Gile

Director of Sales, North America, Surf Lakes


Shaun Tomson

Former World Surfing Champion, Author & Motivational Speaker

“A professional and inspirational show you put together! I am so stoked to be connected to all of you and such a vibrant new world. Surfing will create so much positive transformation in individuals and communities too.”

Jessica O'Leary Surf Park Summit

Jessica O'Leary

UNIT Surf Pool Distribution Partner & Marketing Director

"From the beautiful location to the guest speakers, the panel topics, and even the happy hours, it was all so thoughtfully curated and well organized."

Bob Rief

Executive Director San Diego Sport Innovators

“I know how absolutely invaluable the conference is. If you are a wave pool entrepreneur, and you do not attend the Summit… that would be a big miss. Amazing amount of insight, super well done!”

Panel Topics To Expect 2022

Wave Technology Advancements & Innovations
Developer Showcase
Consumer Trends In Surf Pools
Alternative Financing Opportunities within Surf Parks
Surf Park Operations Case Studies
Sustainablity Efforts in Surf Parks 

Surf Park Summit 2022 Agenda

Sunday, October 16th

5:00 - 8:00 pm - Exclusive VIP Networking Evening


Monday, October 17th 

9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Surf Park Summit Conference Day-1

  • Expert Curated Panels
  • Company Presentations
  • Special Guest Speakers

5:00 - 7:00 pm - Networking Happy Hour

Tuesday, October 18th 

8:00 - 9:00 am - VIP Breakfast

9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Surf Park Summit Conference Day-2

5:00 - 7:00 pm - Networking Happy Hour

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Surf Park Summit 2021 Highlights

Surf Park Insiders Membership

Join Insiders to stay connected to the surf park industry, including virtual access to recordings from all past Surf Park Summit events, access to research and whitepapers, access to our monthly Insiders video series, and a personalized Insider dashboard where you can find thousands of insights relevant to your professional journey in surf parks. Head to the Community section to meet fellow Insiders.