NLand Surf Park to open in Austin, Texas

Aerial view of the Wavegarden Demo Center in Spain, which is 1/3 the size of the new NLand Surf Park in Austin, Texas Photo: Courtesy of Wavegarden
Aerial view of the Wavegarden demo center in Spain, which is closed to the public and 1/3 the size of the new NLand Surf Park in Austin, Texas. Photo: Courtesy of Wavegarden

Doug Coors, relative of brewing legend Adolph Coors, is making waves in Texas with a recent announcement that Austin has been chosen for the first inland surf park in North America.

The parks innovative design takes into account limited resources, including water, by partnering with Spanish engineering firm, Wavegarden.

Caption: Architect's rendering of NLand Surf Park, opening in Austin, Texas in 2016. Photo credit: Courtesy of NLand Surf Park
Architect's rendering of NLand Surf Park, opening in Austin, Texas in 2016. Photo credit: Courtesy of NLand Surf Park

“[The firm has] figured out how to create incredible waves that are super energy efficient,” said NLand Surf Park CEO Coors in a recent press release. “Even in the most challenging drought conditions, we will be capable of operating the lagoon with only rainwater.”

This park will be Wavegarden’s first venture into the U.S. The company has tested it’s wave technology at it’s demo center, closed to the public, in Spain.

The lagoon will feature 11 surfing areas, with four surfing levels, ranging from beginner to professional and the technology is capable of creating create one-foot, four-foot and six-foot waves every 60 seconds.

"As an engineer, I am incredibly proud of what we will be creating in Austin," said Coors. "As a surfer, I can't wait to share the waves with my family and friends in Austin."

NLand Surf Park plans to open in 2016.

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