Saturday, July 08, 2006
Miami: Surfing U.S.A?
Wouldn't it be cool if after working downtown you could grab your surfboard and walk across Biscayne Boulevard to Museum Park to surf? Or, walking from your dowtown condo over to the park to get in a little surfing before going to work?
The City of Miami Planning department recently revealed a model for the proposed Museum Park (see picture). It shows how they envision incorporating the existing unused ship basin which is well-conceived. But wouldn't it be cool if that basin was transformed into a wave pool for surfing? That would be one long ride! It sits directly opposite the city's designated nightclub district. A "surfing nightclub"? Sure! Why not have a 24-hour surfing spot? And, why not contract with a company that makes these things to build and operate a surfing theme park downtown? It would also appeal to passive recreationalists who would get their rush watching the waves and the surfers from shaded berms and seating along both sides of the channel. And, of course, as always, having a permanent surfing pool would help our chances landing the summer Olympic Games. That's my opinion. What's yours?