"The first big rotation air I landed, a full nose-to-the-beach haymaker was probably the best air I have ever done."


Jacob Szekely was talking to the WSL from Siheung, South Korea, after he had just done his first day's testing at the Wave Park, a new facility powered by


 "The speed you can generate is insane, and it has the perfect little lip every time," said Szekely. "I've surfed all the other wave pools and the ramp is as good as anything I've surfed. I've done some airs that no one has ever seen before and hopefully there's more to come."
"There isn't many surfers here, but they are teaching so many instructors so it's cool to see the very start of a surf scene happening," said the WSL Airborne competitor Szekely.

In terms of a surf trip, it definitely is something very different from the usual jaunts to Mexico, Hawaii or Indonesia. The center is surrounded by newly constructed skyscrapers and purpose-built surf resort style shopping malls, all built on previously contaminated reclaimed ocean.