NLand Surf Park

The First Landlocked Surf Park in America

It’s in Texas and It Has Perfect Waves

By Hadley Tomicki
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Everything is bigger in Texas.

And finally, improbably, that proverb applies to waves, too.

That’s because NLand Surf Park is offering a steady supply of barrels for beginners, dabblers and the skilled, opening tomorrow in Austin. Yes, that Austin. And here’s visual proof.

Creating thousands of perfectly shaped waves every day involves state-of-the-art technology and some really incredible engineering. All of which we’re going to not talk about so we can get to the massive body of water you’re going to shred in.

It’s a huge—14 acres, 11 million gallons—environmentally friendly lagoon that you’ll schedule time to surf in. You have three kinds of waves. There’s the Bay where the newly initiated can ride some gentle whitewater. There’s the Inside, where intermediate surfers can practice not dropping in on their friends while getting a long ride. And the Reef, for expert surfers to face a challenging 35-second ride. And there’s a training center, too, for any hopeful Kelly Slaters out there.

Plus, you’ll find a restaurant here serving braised pork mofongo and fish tacos. And a pro shop for buying sticks.

Anyway, somewhere, Matthew McConaughey is probably super stoked right now.

Hadley Tomicki lives in Los Angeles. He is probably going nowhere on the 10 Freeway this very second.

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NLand Surf Park
4836 E Hwy 71
Del Valle, TX 78617
512-806-1900
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