As we share a table of Mama’s seafood, Pan details how within the year they’ll raze all the old structures (including Mama’s) and erect hotels and shops, grandstands from which spectators can watch the surﬁng, and eventually a pair of artiﬁcial islands (one shaped like the sun, the other like a crescent moon). They plan a grand opening for January 2013, timed for the Chinese New Year tourist rush. “They want to make Riyuewan a water-sports park, just like a Disneyland,” says Pan, through my local translator. “Not exactly like Disneyland, but everybody can do water sport and enjoying.” “Disneyland,” Pan chimes in with a big smile. “He said surﬁng has a very good future in China. This company and the government will focus on surﬁng development, so in the future, surﬁng is going to look really good.” As the meeting goes on, Mama and her sons begin orbiting our table. Mama looks agitated. This isn’t lost on Pan, so he calls out to her.