Typhoon Lagoon GOING OFF!

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by DawnPatrol321, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. chicharronne

    chicharronne Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    So, how does the line up work? everyone gets in line and gets in one at a time? Or is it aggro, winner take all, like 1st st.
  2. Thewaternerd

    Thewaternerd Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2013
    One at a time. Like a waterslide...

  3. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

    Jun 27, 2010
    That looks way too good right now.
  4. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    I wouldn't mind surfing a wave pool,id be trying some crazy shyt knowing im not going to get eaten or drown,let alone in 3ft waves lol.a wave is a wave,except for closeouts.iv seen some good wave pools like Dubai.if I lived close to florida I would definitely go,imagine that a surf trip to a wave pool lol,im down,screw nica
  5. pcsurfer2

    pcsurfer2 Active Member

    May 15, 2013
    Some guys from work and I rented it out one night last summer, it was actually a lot of fun. I would definitely recommend it even if you only do it once. It's a really easy wave to surf. You do wear a leash because the concrete beach will ding your board if it gets away from you.
  6. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    That's what I figured. I'd wear one by choice to not ruin my board.
  7. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    "How big are the waves?"

    "Waves run from five to five and a half feet high. Wave height cannot be adjusted."

    Dudes, that's like shoulder to nearly head high for me (I'm 5'9"), way better than flat! I just can't see myself dropping $110-$150 to get like 10 waves with 10 other dudes getting their 10 waves. Only for a special occasion like a birthday or something. I can afford it, it's just principle to me. If someone invited me I wouldn't say no though HAHA
  8. fl.surfdog

    fl.surfdog Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2010
    Yeah its a little steep, but so is the price of everything else, I might consider it at least one time. Don't want to hijack your thread, but I did the 5 lap ride around Daytona at 180mph for 250 clams, point is you only live once, and Im glad I did that.
  9. Kahuna Kai

    Kahuna Kai Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    I wonder if there's a market for a race track with a wave pool on the infield that you can parachute in to. #yolo #ripbodie
  10. Kuono

    Kuono Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2010
    do they rent jet skis for the tow in experience?:cool:

    what a nice lineup (on stairs)...just wave deprived right now, just might paddle out in a day or two to get in the water regardless.

    If I had the means, I would do it once.
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2014
  11. Sniffer

    Sniffer Well-Known Member

    Sep 20, 2010
    holy smokes a couple of those guys were painful to watch! Their footing wanted me to scratch my eyes out.
  12. capecodcdog

    capecodcdog Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    My thoughts exactly. The thought of paying ~$15/wave is hard to swallow. Special event, maybe. My pockets aren't that deep.
  13. zach619

    zach619 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Well, I am going to Disney for Thanksgiving. Going to be there for 4 days. My wheels are turning right now. I would throw down $100 on 10 waves. Just have to find 9 other a-holes willing to do the same.

    Has anyone ever actually surfed it? It looks like its actually a pretty quick takeoff. I would probably bring the 5'8 sharpe eye disco, which is a pretty light board all in all. I would be pissed if I was under-foamed and lost a $10 wave because of it, but since its not actually the ocean, from the video footage, it looks like just a wall of water that is moving faster than an ocean wave would, so I am gathering that the force from the initial surge would be enough to get even a small, HPS into it. My fish would be perfect for that, but its a quad, and for a gutless wave like that, I would certainly want a thruster setup to dance around on that thing.

    Anyway, if it works out for me, I will try it for sure. I am hoping between now and november, we are all just gassed out from the constant swells that we are about to get, but right now, I would probably drop $20 per wave to get some surf.
  14. capecodcdog

    capecodcdog Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    Desperate times call for desperate measures ;)
  15. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

    Jun 27, 2010
    Typhoon Lagoon looks better and better everyday. It's been a while since we've had a flat spell this long and brutal, and there's no end in sight.

    Today was the flattest I've ever attempted surfing. Just desperate right now
  16. Tlokein

    Tlokein Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    Did it about 6 years ago. Wife signed me up as a surprise reward for dishing out all those fat stacks for a Disney trip and for being a good sport about her planning every second of every day. She bought me the 7am learner class, but it was the same wave. Not the same mushburger wave they throw when the pool is full of kiddies, but is pretty much like what you see in the vid. No peelers, has some size, and they can go left/right/split with it. They'll tell you to drop out once you get out of the deep end, so the rides are short. So pretty much like east coast waves!

    I wouldn't make a special trip for it but if you're stuck for 7 days at mouseworld and no chance of sneaking off to the coast its better than nuttin'. I think it was about $100 back then and I got about 10 waves. On the plus side the instructors were good, the girl pointed out some specific bad habits I was doing that I wasn't aware of and worked on after that. Midweek is good, I was able to reset a bit and be able to deal with the rest of the trip. And if you go for your last ride just take it all the way in. They're good sports about it, and what are they gonna do about it, kick you out? ;-)
  17. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    lol what was your reaction?were u like fuk yea awesome,or why didn't u take us to indo?reminds me of my brothers wife trying to surprise my brother with a new car.hes a racer,so she made sure she got him the slowest piece of shyt on the market,and the look on his face was like 'u serious!!?? lol it was priceless
  18. smitty517

    smitty517 Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2008
    The Goon is very fun. Been there 3 times. My friends kind of adopted the Goon for our bachelor parties. Doesn't compare to a real wave but it is a fun novelty. Steepness and such depends on wind but mostly a mush burger. Really fun to do the split peak option. Shorter than the left or right option but it is fun to share. It's expensive but I definitely recommend the experience. Surfing in a big ass pool in an empty park. The parking lot looks like Wally World in the movie vacation - totally empty.
  19. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Good point, agreed. Hijack away brother, don't bother me none, I've come to realize you can't control the thread, just let it do it's thing hahaha