A "Surf" Resort is Coming to the Coachella Valley

The only thing about this that worries me is that too MANY people will start hanging out in La Quinta

From the LA Times:

...with more than 100 golf courses already serving the region, the builders hope to instead stand out with a $200-million complex built around a surfing basin created byKelly Slater Wave Co.The Solana Beach engineering firm founded bysurfing legend Kelly Slatersays it will provide the largest, rideable open-barrel, human-made waves in the world.

By substituting surfing and other adventure sports such as rock climbing for golf, developers Meriwether Cos. and Big Sky Wave Developments intend to create a new kind of neighborhood for the Palm Springs area, which has seen a demographic shift in recent years toward younger visitors and residents.

As evidence of the change, consider the thousands drawn by the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and the proliferation of hip hotels meant to appeal to millennials.

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