America's first 'surf park' to open in Austin, Texas


NLand Surf Park, America's first "surf park," opens Friday, and all skill levels are welcome. The waves can be calibrated from gentle to head-high.

With a pool nine football fields long, visitors can expect the rides to last a long time. 

That's welcome news, since surfers have been waiting months for the park to open. 

First, heavy rains stalled construction, then the county and company had to settle competing lawsuits over how to safely treat the park's water.

With the issue settled, and the park finally opening to the public, the next step may be bringing in professionals. 

>> Read more trending stories  

Red Bull hosted a surf competition last year at NLand's sister park in Wales.    

For those who aren't very experienced, NLand has a training center to help surfers develop their skills.

See more at NLandSurfPark.com


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Nation & World

Missing boy last seen 2 years ago in Massachusetts found safe in Florida
Missing boy last seen 2 years ago in Massachusetts found safe in Florida

A 5-year-old boy last seen in Massachusetts about two years ago was found 1,500 miles away in Orlando, Florida. An anonymous tip sent to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children on Tuesday helped Florida sheriffs locate the boy. Police in Webster, Massachusetts, said Matthew Hale was kidnapped by his mother, Christina Hale,...
Powerball prize hits $430 million after no one wins jackpot Wednesday
Powerball prize hits $430 million after no one wins jackpot Wednesday

Two national lottery games – Mega Millions and Powerball – are sporting huge jackpots, topping a billion in total combined winnings. Update 12:52 a.m. EDT Oct. 18: The estimated jackpot for Saturday’s Powerball drawing has climbed to $430 million, according to the Powerball website. Update 11:30 p.m. EDT Oct. 17: No one won the...
Subscribe or buy – what’s the best model for software?
Subscribe or buy – what’s the best model for software?

Here’s a deal: You buy a new car, and during the year you get a new one free. With that business model, car companies would soon go broke. It’s a different matter with computer software. As providers are transitioning to yearly subscriptions, they’re offering free upgrades during the year. Well, they’re not exactly free &mdash...
Portable hot seat, a fan favorite
Portable hot seat, a fan favorite

Surviving the cold at football games and other events will be a lot more comfortable and luxurious with the new Hot Seat from Pro Design. The Kickstart campaign just started for what Pro Design calls the world’s first heated stadium chair. With USB-powered ThermaGridz technology, your bottom will stay cozy warm with the heat, which will penetrate...
Insomniac Games’ ‘Spider-Man’ swings into fun
Insomniac Games’ ‘Spider-Man’ swings into fun

The Peter Parker that Insomniac Games and Marvel Entertainment have crafted in the new “Spider-Man” game is nothing like the one we’ve seen in previous games, or in the many movies. In this Sony-published PlayStation 4 exclusive, Insomniac has crafted the best interactive Spidey adventure ever. And that’s saying a lot, given...
More Stories