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Worlds First Fully Integrated Inland Surfing Resort Gets Green Light

Press Release from DSRT Surf


Desert Wave Ventures and Beach Street Development announced today that the City of Palm Desert has approved their DSRT Surf Resort as the newest addition to the 36 holes of golf at the Desert Willow Golf Resort. The City Council unanimously approved the amended specific plan and precise plan submittals to build the 92 key barefoot luxury hotel, 83 residential villas, and a World Class 5.5 acre surfing lagoon powered by Wavegarden Cove technology. The project has been almost 5 years in the making and this represents the final entitlement approval.

The Wavegarden Cove is a new and exciting wave generating system which produces high quality multi faceted waves for expert surfers and also gentle rolling surf for beginners just learning to surf. DSRT Surf partner and professional surfer, Josh Kerr explained, “ I have surfed the Cove several times with my daughter in Spain and Australia and couldn’t believe how fun it was. Surfing perfect waves with friends and family is an incredible way to have fun, stay healthy, and enjoy time together. ”

Josh Kerr at Wavegarden
Josh Kerr on Wavegarden Cove Technology

DSRT SURF will provide a unique destination oasis for those who wish to enjoy the outdoors and surfing in one of the most beautiful environments in the world. In addition to the surfing lagoon and the world class Desert Willow golf courses, the surf center will feature a surf academy for lessons, rentals, retail and all things surf. Furthermore, the Surf Destination and hotel will also feature leisure swimming pools, hot tubs, restaurant and bars, a pump track, putting greens, pickle ball and an upscale resort with luxurious spa facilities. Unique surf and golf course front villas surrounding this idyllic surf destination will be offered for sale.

While the many project amenities and fully integrated resort provide an array of activities to keep the family entertained, it is the high quality and infinite variety of surfing waves that anchor the experience. “I can’t wait to surf here with my wife and kids. Perfect waves and golfing will be a haven for hanging out with my family and friends” said former surfing World Champion and DSRT Surf team member C.J. Hobgood.

Also worth noting and given the shortage of water in California, DSRT Surf is implementing a unique “Turf for Surf” program to offset all surf lagoon water use by converting 20 acres of turf on the golf courses to drought tolerant landscaping. Energy efficiency is also critical and distributed solar power will be used extensively while passive and active energy efficiencies will be designed throughout the buildings and grounds.

“This project is our first Wavegarden Cove in North America and we are excited to see this iconic venue unfold,” said Fernando Odriozola, Chief Commercial Officer at Wavegarden. Construction is expected to begin this summer with an opening date by the end of 2023.

DSRT Surf Rendering
DSRT Surf Rendering
DSRT Surf Rendering
DSRT Surf Rendering

About DSRT Surf

DSRT Surf is about much more than just endless waves and world class surfing. DSRT Surf is a destination resort anchored by a 5.5 acre WaveGarden Cove surfing lagoon. The resort includes an upscale hotel, villas, restaurants, bars, and a broad mix of resort style amenities all embedded in the world class Desert Willow golf club in Palm Desert CA. Visit

About Beach Street Development

Beach Street is pioneering a new segment – barefoot lifestyle destinations and resorts anchored by man-made surfing lagoons. These lagoons provide ocean-like waves and a surfing experience that often rivals the ocean. The Beach Street team has over 90 years of combined experience in surf technology, real estate development, project finance and surf lagoon operations. They are uniquely qualified to develop projects of this scale and have hands-on experience designing, building and operating similar projects in both surf and other industries. Visit

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