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  1. Urbnsurf Sydney
    Photograph: Supplied/Applejack Hospitality
  2. Tuna dish at Rafi
    Photograph: Steven Woodburn
  3. Urbnsurf Sydney
    Photograph: Supplied/Applejack Hospitality
  4. Urbnsurf and Applejack Hospitality founders
    Photograph: Supplied/Applejack Hospitality
  5. Urbnsurf Sydney
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  6. Urbnsurf terrace
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  7. Urbnsurf Sydney
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  8. A render of Rafi at Urbansurf
    Photograph: Supplied
  9. The surf park at Urbansurf
    Photograph: Supplied

Time Out says

As well as ace waves, Sydney's new surf park Urbnsurf will also be home to the winning-restaurant, Rafi

Surf (and turf) is up, Sydney! It’s been almost five years since construction started on Sydney’s $50 million artificial surf park, Urbnsurf. And we know that the highly-anticipated 3.2-hectare centre will open within Sydney Olympic Park in April 2024. (Stay tuned for the exact date.)

Plus, it's been announced that premier hospitality group Applejack Hospitality will be opening a second iteration of their award-winning restaurant Rafi (but with a coastal twist), as well as an all-day waterfront eatery called Sandy's. Post-surf fuel never sounded so good.

You’ll be able to catch some serious swells at NSW’s first-ever surf park, which will centre around a diamond-shaped lagoon churning out up to 1,000 perfectly surfable waves – of up to two metres in height – every hour. 

Post-waves, you’ll be able to stroll on over to the 200-seat Rafi, which will feature a pretty rooftop terrace with views of the park, and hits from the North Sydney restaurant, including the much-loved South Coast tuna with chilli and tomato. For a more casual affair, head to Sandy's for B&E rolls, crisp fish tacos and beef barbacoa burritos, plus coffee, beers, cocktails and vino. Sandy's will also service the seven private poolside cabanas (please save us one.)

We also like the sound of ‘The Hill’ – an sprawling event space next to the lagoon, which can host up to 2,000 people for concerts, shows and sporting events.

Urbnsurf is the largest project to date for Applejack Hospitality, and the ninth addition to their impressive resume, which includes the Butler, Bopp and Tone, Forrester’s, and gorgeous North Sydney restaurant Rafi.

Hang loose, or hang tight, for the opening of Urbnsurf in Autumn 2024. 

Prefer your surf experiences au naturale? Check out our rundown of the best beaches in Sydney.

Melissa Woodley
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Melissa Woodley


Pod 5B, Sydney Olympic Park
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