(eap) Spain’s capital Madrid is known for its passionate love for sports – so far mainly for its soccer teams, but in the future certainly also for urban surfing. A large artificial beach facility including a surf park is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2025 near the Cívitas Metropolitano stadium. The associated surfing technology will be supplied by the Spanish company Wavegarden, which has already brought the sport of surfing to cities around the world. The “Wavegarden Cove” technology makes it possible to generate a total of 20 different types of waves, ranging in size from 0.5 to 2 meters, allowing both beginners and advanced surfers to get their money’s worth. Thus, the facility will not only offer the possibility to try the popular sport all year round but will also provide a training venue for national and European surf teams. In addition to the surfing facility, there will also be a surf school, a surf store, a skate park, beach bars, amenities for young children as well as other beach sports activities. Thus, the facility will not only be a contact point for surfers and skaters, but also a destination for everyone.
Investors are the Swiss company Stoneweg, Spanish company Teras Capital and Atlético Madrid. “After more than six years of hard work, we have finally found the perfect partners to make this dream a reality. We are excited to offer Madrid residents and visitors a beach experience without leaving the city. We thank Atlético de Madrid for their trust and Wavegarden for their exceptional work that has led us to this point,” said Miguel de Lucas, founding partner of Teras Capital. ■