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Brazil Just Got Its Third Wave Pool

Wavegarden unveils Surfland Brazil in Garopaba.

elsewhere // Nov 17, 2023
Words by August Howell
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Wavegarden announced today it’s opened its second Brazilian pool, this time in the coastal town of Garopaba in Santa Catarina, about 300 miles southwest of Rio (as featured in Red Bull No Contest).

The tech reportedly offers surfers 20 different waves, ranging from ankle-nibblers to foam-crunching tubes. According to the website, the pool can pump out 450 waves an hour, each of which runs for 150 meters (492 feet). Provided you stay in one of the new 78-unit hotel rooms, tickets for a 50-minute session will cost around €75 to €90 ($81 to $98 USD). Not bad.

“I have spent almost four hours in the water over the past few days and I’m really impressed with the turn and barrel waves,” Tatiana Weston Webb said. “I have been able to do anywhere from four to six turns per wave and I’ve been getting some really good barrels.”

But the pool is just one part of the Surfland Brasil development built by Giesta Enterprises. In addition to the hotel, the facility offers 278 apartments priced around €30-40K. The idea is that buyers invest in the property through “fractional apartment ownership.” It’s similar to a time-share, where fractional owners can use the pool year-round, even outside their allotted time to reside on their properties. You can learn all about Brazil’s thriving private wave pool model, here.

In true resort fashion, the complex also hosts a skatepark, swimming pools, tennis courts, restaurants, gym, spa, and, get this, a surf museum, according to a release from Wavegarden. Oh, and don’t worry about Surfland’s water color. The lagoon had a lot of iron in it, and Wavegarden is going to make it squeaky clean. 

The company also teased that more new pools will be on the way in several cities around the globe, including Sydney, Edinburgh and Virginia Beach.


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