Episode 8 – Shane Beschen
Listen in as Surf Park Central’s Chris Kluesener and Jess Ponting sit down with Shane Beschen to discuss surf park culture. Shane provides insight into Wai Kai, an upcoming surf park he is helping to develop in Hawaii that features Citywave® technology. Shane also shares about Revel Surf, a new surf park he’s working on in Mesa, Arizona that will feature Swell MFG technology and UNIT Surf Pool technology.
ABOUT Shane Beschen
Skilled regular foot pro surfer from San Clemente, California, described by Surfing magazine as “the ultimate contest machine”; world-ranked #2 in 1996, and the only pro surfer in history to score a perfect 30 during a heat. Beschen was born (1972) and raised in San Clemente, the son of a general contractor, began surfing at age 10, and was soon a leading light among a neighborhood group of surfers that included Matt Archbold, Dino Andino, and Christian Fletcher. In recent years Shane has become a bit of a surf park entrepreneur, getting involved with a variety of exciting projects and parks.
ABOUT Wai Kai
The LineUp at Wai Kai will be an exciting social and recreational hub headlined by the Wai Kai Wave, the world’s largest deep-water standing surf wave, along with water-based activities on the adjacent 52-acre recreational lagoon, a restaurant, café, and unique retail. Wai Kai Wave will be a surf destination for locals and visitors, and for surf competitions. It is being created by Citywave® in partnership with Shane Beschen (a partner in The LineUp at Wai Kai’s operating company), X Games Gold Medalist, and former world #2 ranked professional surfer. The LineUp is managed by Surf Park Management.
ABOUT Revel Surf
Revel Surf is a new surf park development that recently broke ground in Mesa, Arizona, and slated to open in 2022. Revel Surf was created in collaboration with X Games Gold Medalist and former Top Ranked Pro Surfer Shane Beschen. The development and wave technology was created by Cole Cannon, Matthew Gunn, and John Bushey with consultation by Tony Finn, the inventor of wakeboarding.
ABOUT Swell MFG
Swell Manufacturing is owned and operated exclusively by engineers and lifelong surfers. Offering the best experience possible in wavepark surfing for all types and levels of ability and self-expression. Connecting technology and high-performance surfing with a unique surf lifestyle experience unlike any other.