You Can Soon Surf in Arizona at Mesa’s New Revel Surf Park at Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach, the highly-anticipated 37-acre surf, shop, hospitality and lifestyle development project in Mesa, is bringing an unprecedented experience to Arizona with the world’s first-of-its-kind Revel Surf park. 

Set to open in spring of 2024, Cannon Beach is set to be the intersection of lifestyle and adrenaline featuring a four-story hotel, office buildings, shops, restaurants, a gym and multi-use community spaces in addition to Revel Surf, which will be the the first surf park development in the world to feature both a large traveling wave and a stationary rapid surf wave in one park.

Revel Surf recently completed the installation of its in-ground UNIT Surf Pool, a stationary rapid surf wave experience that is 16 feet deep and uses revolutionary technology to produce a unique continuous deep-water wave that can be adjusted to create mild waves for beginners or larger, more challenging waves for pros, giving surfers the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of surfing or perfect new tricks and skills. 

“Having both a standing wave and a traveling wave juxtaposed in the same park makes our project first in class and expands our toolbox of stoke. The UNIT Wave creates a platform for the first-time surfer and the pro alike, not to mention the sport of spectating,” says Cole Cannon, founder of the Cannon Beach / Revel Surf project.

The UNIT Surf Pool recirculates 100 percent of its water through the Revel Surf filtration system, thereby limiting water consumption to evaporation on the small area of exposed water surface. The water is sourced from an on-site well improved by Cannon. 

“Most people are surprised to learn our entire surf offering consumes significantly less water than one hole of golf at most courses,” says Cannon. “Mesa City and our development team have been very water conscious every step of the way from the lagoons down to the showerheads.” 

A focal point of Cannon Beach will be the 2.2-acre state-of-the art surf lagoon that features the world’s first Swell MFG’s Traveling Surf Technology. The traveling wave attraction offers a unique surfing experience that better resembles the ocean by creating a more natural wave with a peak rather than the right-session-only or left-session-only option found in many of today’s wave pools.  

“Unlike most other surf technology that forces surfers to surf alongside a wall, Swell MFG technology allows the surfer to ride toward the beach, like in the ocean. So, parents get out your cameras and prepare to capture some first-wave memories!” says Matt Gunn, co-developer of Revel Surf’s Swell technology. 

For more information about Cannon Beach and Revel Surf Park, visit

Renderings courtesy Cannon Beach

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