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Something big is happening to Tampa as a new theme park is on its way here. But this one won't be another roller-coaster adventure.

Something big is happening to Tampa as a new theme park is on its way here. But this one won’t be like some roller-coaster adventure. Channel 8 reports it’s actually going to be a Surf Park. Peak Surf Park will span over 30 acres here in Tampa, costing around $60 million to build, depending on factors such as land cost. The founder Tony Miller is hoping to build as soon as possible as soon as he can lock down the property.

What Makes the Park different?

There won’t be any rollercoasters here it’s more about surfing. Don’t Surf. That’s ok. The park offers more than just surfing as it has biking, skating, and climbing attractions. A half-mile-long beach will be laden with multiple restaurants and bars, and they are looking to be able to host concerts and more events. Working with technology from the Surf Lakes in Australia. This technology makes multiple levels of waves possible at one time. It allows beginners and pros alike to be able to surf simultaneously.

Cheaper than Disney?

This is unclear at this time, but Miller assures us the park is “very affordable” for guests to come in and spend the day. The cost of surfing will be hourly and competitive with similar wave parks. Though Photos of the park look luxurious, Miller wants the Surf Park to be accessible for families and the entire community. The park plans to include programs for underserved markets “a holistic program of surfing, action sports, conservation education and internships for low-income groups, at-risk youth, people with disabilities, veterans and first responders suffering from PSTD [and more.].” [Source WFLA]

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