Surf Park Developer Looking At Two Tampa Bay Area Locations
A developer who is looking to build a surf park in the Tampa area is narrowing down his search.
Developer Tony Miller has been looking for a site for Peak Surf Park. He purchased the rights from an Australian-based company to build the inland surf park.
The locations now being looked at are: Zephyrhills near U.S. 301 and State Road 56 and the current site of Derby Lane in St. Petersburg. Miller has had advisors look at the two possible locations and is in talks with each.
SURF'S UP 🏄♂️🤙 Florida's first and only surf park is slated to open in 2025 - but we're already getting a first look at what it could look like.— WFLA NEWS (@WFLA) July 19, 2022
The company behind Peak Surf Park released new renderings this week, in addition to expected economic impacts. https://t.co/90U8HMxH1o pic.twitter.com/SngYrX81J2
Which do you think is the better location? The Wesley Chapel area is growing rapidly and a surf park might fit in perfectly as a local attraction. On the other hand, putting it where Derby Lane sits on Gandy Blvd. could give that real beach feel, being so close to the Gulf of Mexico.
According to Tampa Bay Business Journal, either location could be open by January of 2025.