To find out more about DSRT Surf, we gave CJ Hobgood and asked about how it all came to be, what he’s learned from past mistakes (he was involved in a wave pool start-up back in the 2000s that unfortunately failed miserably), and what sort of surf we can expect to see in Palm Desert in the (fairly) near future.
It’s actually served us well that we’ve dragged our feet a little bit, because we’ve seen the success and failures of these other wave pools while we’ve been sitting on the sidelines and taking notes.
Kalani [Robb] and Cheyne [Magnusson] are doing their pool with a different technology, and then we’ll have ours, and I think it’d be cool if someone else does another project in the valley, and that area could become the North Shore of wave pools [laughs].
Another wave pool will be gracing the state of California–this time in the dry city of Palm Desert, a roughly 2-hour drive from the nearest ocean (and a hell of a lot closer to popular surf towns than the wave machine in Lemoore).
Read more here: Surfer Mag