There’s a Surf Park in Austin That You’ve Got to Check Out Mary Zakheim October 5, 2016 Adventure Travel, Trending Stories Are you ready to shred the gnar? The moment has arrived. 10/7/16. #makewaveshttps://t.co/WCHZ9ehthc — NLand Surf Park (@nlandsurfpark) October 4, 2016 That’s right, inland surf fanatics. This Friday, October 7th, NLand Surf Park is bringing some sick waves to Austin, Texas. “I honestly can’t remember the last time I was that excited and having that much fun.” – @parkercoffin! A big happy 21st to this talented goofy-footer! 📸: @kennybraun #makewaves #nlandsurfpark #wavegarden #cisurfboards A photo posted by NLand Surf Park (@nlandsurfpark) on Sep 26, 2016 at 9:16am PDT Yup, that’s in a wave pool. Er, as they’d like to call it, America’s first “Surf Park.” We’re excited to see little rippers in Austin and beyond fall in love with surfing, like these talented boys from Spain. #makewaves #nlandsurfpark #wavegarden A video posted by NLand Surf Park (@nlandsurfpark) on Sep 13, 2016 at 1:42pm PDT The park was supposed to have opened this past summer, but ran into some regulatory issues concerning health and safety requirements that apply to pools in the city limits. NLand is committed to providing the highest standards of quality and safety. Disappointed #TravCo choses legal action over dialogue. — NLand Surf Park (@nlandsurfpark) July 12, 2016 No need to fear! After lengthy talks with county and state officials, NLand Surf Park and Austin have reached an agreement that will allow the park to open this Friday. Finally. From 9’6″ Longboards to 6’0″ fish, the boards are taking over at NLand. pic.twitter.com/3Jy4BjyS41 — NLand Surf Park (@nlandsurfpark) May 6, 2016 Now the only thing we have to worry about is: are you ready to shred? @nathaniel_curran lights up Austin ⚡️ #makewaves #cisurfboards #nlandsurfpark A video posted by NLand Surf Park (@nlandsurfpark) on Sep 12, 2016 at 3:22pm PDT That dude certainly is. NLand’s pier at sunset #surf #atx #nland pic.twitter.com/dVu9cKHn5f — NLand Surf Park (@nlandsurfpark) March 4, 2016 In addition to that awesome pier, the “park” will feature waves for expert, intermediate, beginner, and kid surfers along with restaurants and a gear shop. Looking forward to great food and epic views from the Overlook and to every dream realized at Surf Central. pic.twitter.com/LDHH4w4ArE — NLand Surf Park (@nlandsurfpark) June 7, 2016 Apparently, the pool is the length of nine football fields (NINE!) and features 11 different surfing areas. 2014 @surftgsa All-Star and NLand Surf Coach Mariah Almond takes you on a quick tour of our waves. Filmed during our commissioning period. You’ll be the first to know when we open. #makewaves #nlandsurfpark A video posted by NLand Surf Park (@nlandsurfpark) on Sep 20, 2016 at 12:25pm PDT Plus, the park is self-sustaining using rainwater — which NLand claims will hold up even in a massive drought. To that we say, “Chyeah bruh!” @mitchcrews doing work during wave commissioning. 📸: @kennybraun #makewaves #nlandsurfpark #wavegarden #hurley A photo posted by NLand Surf Park (@nlandsurfpark) on Sep 15, 2016 at 10:34am PDT Time to hang loose and get ourselves over to Austin!