Riding the Wave of Excitement: Cannon Beach Surf Park Set to Make a Splash in Mesa
If you thought the arid landscapes of Mesa, Arizona would never be associated with surfing, think again. A thrilling new attraction, the Cannon Beach Surf Park, is making waves, quite literally, as it prepares to become the next hot spot in the desert city. As construction progresses steadily, we can't help but anticipate the excitement and entertainment that this mixed-use development promises to deliver.
**A Surfer's Paradise in the Desert**
Located at the intersection of Power and Warner roads, the 37-acre Cannon Beach venue has been under construction since mid-2021. Despite the dry desert surroundings, this ambitious project is set to offer an array of amenities that will cater to locals and tourists alike. The centerpiece of the development is the impressive 1.89-acre Revel Surf wave lagoon, which will undoubtedly be the main attraction.
Developers are working tirelessly with a goal to open Revel Surf by the fourth quarter of 2023, though some features, such as the hotel, will open at a later date. The anticipation is building for what is poised to become "America's original wave pool" in this unlikely desert location.
**More Than Just Surfing**
While the wave lagoon may steal the spotlight, Cannon Beach offers much more than just epic surfing experiences. The site will feature a diverse range of activities for thrill-seekers and relaxation enthusiasts alike. KTR, known as the ultimate indoor sports playground, will feature a parkour course, trampolines, BMX bikes, scooters, a skate park, and "high-flying aerialist attractions," promising non-stop excitement.
For those who appreciate fine dining, Cannon Beach will have a restaurant row bordering the lagoon, complete with four full-service restaurants and second-story dining areas. Among them, the Cannon Beach Revel Surf Beach Grill is generating quite a buzz. Moreover, fast-casual eateries like Moku Hawaiian Grill, Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade, and It’s Boba Time will cater to a variety of culinary tastes.
**Pampering and Wellness**
Cannon Beach aims to be a one-stop destination for relaxation and self-care. The development includes Panda Nails and Ananda Salon—an Aveda-based hair salon, along with discussions ongoing with three med spas. These spas will offer a range of services, including haircare, massage, sculpting, and cosmetic injections.
A salon suites concept, based in Scottsdale, is also in the works, further adding to the development's appeal for those seeking wellness and personal care.
What sets Cannon Beach apart is its commitment to supporting Arizona-based businesses. Founder Cole Cannon emphasizes this commitment to local talent, saying, "At the core of our identity is the aspiration to be the homegrown Arizona beach filled with regional food and service talent." This dedication to local businesses adds a unique touch to the development, promising a vibrant and authentic atmosphere.
The highlight of Cannon Beach is, of course, its wave pool. It promises "some of the most epic and diverse waves for every level of surfer," thanks to its cutting-edge wave technology by Swell Manufacturing. From short, punchy barrels to long, peeling lefts and rights, surfers of all levels can ride the waves here.
Notably, the project will source its water from a well on-site, a testament to its eco-conscious approach. The lagoon is expected to use a fraction of the water that 75 households in Arizona consume annually, demonstrating a commitment to sustainability.
**Diving into the Excitement**
As if all of this weren't enough, Cannon Beach recently announced the addition of a cliff-diving lagoon, featuring a 17-foot-deep pool and platforms ranging from 6 to 26 feet tall. This adrenaline-pumping feature is sure to be a hit among thrill-seekers and adventure enthusiasts.
In conclusion, Cannon Beach Surf Park in Mesa is gearing up to be an extraordinary destination, defying expectations with its diverse offerings in the heart of the desert. With its commitment to local businesses, innovation in surfing technology, and a dedication to eco-friendliness, Cannon Beach is set to become an iconic landmark and a must-visit destination for both residents and visitors to the area. As the wave of excitement builds, keep an eye on Cannon Beach for the ultimate desert surfing experience.