If you’d waxed up your surfboard in anticipation of catching some waves at one of two Central Texas surf parks this week, you’re out of luck.
Both NLand Surf Park, just east of Austin, and the new BSR Surf Resort, which opened May 12 northeast of Waco, are closed for maintenance issues.
BSR Surf Resort opened May 12 but closed May 30 due to problems related to the liner in the surfing pool. According to the resort’s website, it will reopen to the public on July 1.
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.
Here in Austin, NLand Surf Park is also temporarily closed.
“Our next Low Tide was initially planned for mid-July but a particular area of our lagoon needed maintenance sooner than we had originally scheduled,” a press release said. “The work is under way, with a June 21st completion target. Blue Prairie restaurant and NLand Brewing Company will remain open with normal operating hours as we perform maintenance on the lagoon. For updates, please visit our website.”
The park, which opened in October 2016, closed not long after it opened to repair leaks in the liner of the surfing lagoon. It reopened in May 2017.
Suffice it to say you won’t be catching any waves at either of the Texas surf parks. If you still want to hang 10, you’ll have to head to the Texas coast, where I just camped a few weeks ago with some surfers at Mansfield Cut.
They got lucky – the surf was relatively good and they spent two days playing in the waves. Or do what I’m doing – heading to Costa Rica to participate in a women’s only surf camp with Surf With Amigas. Look for a story soon.