New BSR Surf Resort near Waco temporarily closes for maintenance

Morgan Faulkner rides a wave at the new BSR Surf Resort near Waco. The park opens to the public on Saturday. Photo courtesy Rob Henson

Don’t strap that longboard to your car’s roof just yet, surfers.

BSR Surf Resort, the new land-locked surfing facility that opened as part of Barefoot Ski Ranch Cable Park northeast of Waco on May 12, has temporarily closed because of problems with the liner in the surf lagoon.

Park officials sent an email to season pass holders Wednesday afternoon, cancelling surf sessions this week and notifying customers that the facility would be closed “for approximately two weeks due to liner maintenance.”

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The Waco surf park park uses an air-powered system to mimic ocean waves whose strength and timing can be adjusted. Waves roll out in sets of three, with each wave spaced about 5 seconds apart and a new trio every 45 seconds.

“From all of us here at BSR, we sincerely apologize for any miscommunications and inconveniences,” said the email, from Courtney Magnusson, manager of the pro shop at the surf resort. “The outpouring of interest in our new facility has been positively overwhelming and we are restructuring and strengthening the areas needed to make sure we can best serve you.”

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The email also said that the surf park’s online booking system is not yet up and running. “It is currently still in beta and with the closure of our surf, we are going to utilize the downtime to perfect the online booking,” the email said, adding that the park’s social media platforms will announce when the system is operational.

Other areas of Barefoot Ski Ranch Cable Park, 5347 Old Mexia Road in Axtell, remain open. water park and wakeboard areas remain open.

Don’t want to drive that far anyway? Head to NLand Surf Park east of Austin, where you can ride a man-made wave or drink beer brewed on site.

 

Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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