NLand Surf Park announces Friday opening

NLand Surf Park, shown here in a rendering provided by the company, will open Friday.

NLand Surf Park, shown here in a rendering provided by the company, will open Friday.

It’s time to wax your surf boards, people.

NLand Surf Park, the massive surf park located east of Austin, announced today that it will open on Friday.

The park’s opening had been delayed by a legal disagreement about whether the park needed a swimming pool permit. NLand apparently reached an agreement with local and state officials over how to regulate the 14-acre lagoon, filled with rainwater collected on the property.

Statesman reporter Elizabeth Findell is checking into the specifics of that agreement.

Doug Coors, CEO of NLand Surf Park. Courtesy Kenny Braun

Doug Coors, CEO of NLand Surf Park. Courtesy Kenny Braun

According to NLand officials, the park uses bio-filtration, permanent media filtration, ozone and chlorine to treat its water.

“As a surfer and an engineer, NLand has been a dream of mine for the past 20 years. We have had our share of challenges, but they are behind us and I look forward to sharing our waves with the world,” NLand founder Doug Coors said in a press release.

Wave-making machines will roll out all kinds of waves, from head-high giants for experts to gentle lappers for kids and beginners.

The park will also serve locally-sourced food at its on-site restaurant, Blue Prairie. A surf shop will peddle high-end surf gear, including boards and surf accessories.

The park will initially operate from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and 2 to 7 p.m. Monday. Book passes and learn more about coaching here or call 512-806-1900.


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