Canberrans despairing at the lack of surfing in the capital can now rest easy – waves are coming to Lake Burley Griffin!

Local development company Gnarly Griffin Group announced on April 1st plans to develop an artificial wave business and surfer’s paradise on Canberra’s beloved lake.

Gnarly Griffin president of spurious innovation Don Tlisten said the business would initially be called Canberra Beach and would primarily consist of a wavepool of international competition standards.

“We are in negotiations with a surfing legend to advise on how to make Canberra Beach a premium stage for national and world surfing events,” Don said.

“We also want the locals to be able to enjoy this ‘gnarly’ swimming experience and ‘hang ten’ at Canberra Beach, so we’re incorporating plenty of areas to buy ridiculously elaborate food options, take Instas, sample 500 different types of craft beer and have a glass of wine or two.”

The plans for Canberra Beach also include areas of artificial sand on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, offering public and private beach spaces.

“Imagine spending a long summer afternoon drinking cocktails on the deck of Frothing Burley Bar, or slamming an awesome burger at the Surfing Swan bistro and takeaway, before grabbing a board and catching a sweet wave with the actual swans,” Don said.

“Canberra Beach will redefine the capital as a coastal mecca and provide a ‘swell’ time for locals as well.”

The plans for the wavepool development of Lake Burley Griffin will be on the Gnarly Griffin Group’s website on April Fool’s Day.