North America’s First Ever Surf Park Is Set To Open In Austin

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North America's First Ever Surf Park Is Set To Open This Friday In Austin

We talk a lot here in the office about the lack of big wave action here in central Texas. At least I do, because, as you all know, I’m basically two or three lessons away from becoming a pro surfer. I’m joking of course – I’m about as novice a surfer as you can get. But I’d be lying if I told you that I didn’t miss the sandy beaches of Pacifica, California, where I was free to paddle out as far as I wanted and try my hand at catching a few tasty waves.

I’m not sure I’ll ever be good enough at surfing to warrant buying a really nice board, but I’m highly considering getting something serviceable after finding out that this surf park is set to open in Austin this Friday.

This place looks fucking crazy. It’s got waves for every kind of surfer, and I know that true beach bums are going to scoff at a place that spoon feeds it’s patrons artificial waves, but this is fucking Texas we’re talking about here. Do you know how insane it is that someone decided to build a surf park that manufactures perfect waves on a continuous basis all day long? And why in the middle of Texas? I’ve never heard of such a thing in my twenty-five years of life.

Per Surfer Magazine:

For experts, there’s a head-high, open-faced wave with a 35-second ride; for enthusiasts, there’s a challenging two-footer; and for kids and beginners, there’s gentle rollers.

I’ll probably stick with gentle rollers if I decide to head over to Nland this weekend, but this place is definitely going to make some money out here. Not having to drive down to the gulf to catch a few waves is going to be a godsend for a ton of transplants in Austin.

[via Surfer Mag]

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