The industry’s second ever Summit to accelerate the future of surfing outside the ocean.
As we see it, the vision is clear: build authentic, sustainable and profitable surf experiences to grow the surf industry and provide the mental, physical and emotional stoke of surfing to those that do not have access to the ocean. To do this, the Summit will gather the industry’s top minds including surf park and surf pool developers, investors, operators, suppliers, academics, experts and athletes to discuss the opportunities and challenges related to the development of man-made surf destinations.
“Surf Expo is happy to collocate with Surf Park Summit 2 and we’re excited about the possibilities of expanding the business of water-related board sports going forward.” — Roy Turner, Surf Expo Show Director, SVP Emerald Expositions
For businesses this is a powerful opportunity to showcase your company’s services, products, technology and expertise to key investors, developers and influencers within the burgeoning surf park industry. Become an integral part of the rapidly developing surf park and man-made surf destination market and engage with the leaders in the field. The very latest in surf park and surf pool innovations will be on display with pre-event, on-site and post-event media coverage via top tier media outlets including global digital, print and video coverage.
“We have absolute confidence that the value of attending Surf Park Summit 2 will far exceed everyone’s expectations and are carefully grooming every request for invitation to ensure each attendee has the appropriate abilities, expertise and value to contribute to the industry.” – Dr. Jess Ponting, Director of SDSU’s Center for Surf Research
The first Surf Park Summit was held in Laguna Beach, CA in September of 2013 with over 300 attendees from 30+ countries including 3 world surfing champions and a range of great speakers. Co-Founded by Dr. Jess Ponting of SDSU’s Center for Surf Research and John Luff of Surf Park Central, the event attracted global media attention including Yahoo! News, NBC, Forbes, ESPN, USA Today and the Associated Press. Over 100 combined TV, digital and print publications covered the event.
Surf Expo is the longest running and largest boardsports and beach/resort lifestyle trade show in the world. Produced in January and September the show draws buyers from major resorts, retailers, specialty stores and cruise line companies across the U.S., the Caribbean, Central and South America and around the world. The show is recognized as a leader in the industry and has celebrated record-breaking attendance (26,000+) in 2014 and 2013 and features more than 2,600 booths of apparel and hard goods and a full line-up of special events, and annual award ceremonies and demos. Learn more at SurfExpo.com