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North America’s First Wavegarden Is Open For Biz This Friday

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news // Oct 5, 2016
Words by stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

After a scare regarding brain eating bacteria, a lawsuit courtesy of Travis County, and a delayed ribbon cutting ceremony, this Friday, Dougy Coors (descendant of the Coors Brewing family) will bring out the oversized scissors.

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

“This is an historic moment for surfers around the globe as our second Wavegarden facility is launched,” said Wavegarden CEO Josema Odriozola. “Together, we have scaled this project to a level never before seen.”

https://player.vimeo.com/video/182925609

It may not be up Kelly’s piping hot tunnel, but Mitch Crews found a few openings to slip into at NLand.

Because of these health concerns, and the cesspool that tends to come along with community pools, waterparks, and stagnant water, according to a press release from earlier this morning:

NLand has built a state-of-the-art water treatment system that utilizes bio-filtration, permanent media filtration, ozone and chlorine to treat the water. Independent testing shows the water quality meets or exceeds standards set by organizations such as the World Health Organization and the Environmental Protection Agency. The lagoon is 100% self-sustaining, using a system that captures water from the property.

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Regardless of your surfing purism, it’s impossible to look at this and not wanna flow it all day. Here’s Parker Coffin giving NLand a going over.

Today’s announcement comes after NLand reached an agreement with local and state officials over how to regulate the lagoon, a 14-acre body of water with more than 11 million gallons of rainwater collected from the property.

The lagoon features waves for surfers of all levels: from head-high, open face waves with a 35-second ride for experts, challenging open face waves for passionate travel surfers and gentle white water waves for kids and beginners.

Dear Texas, leave the boots and spurs at home, but for the love of god, don’t forget that ten-gallon hat!

And for the music enthusiasts, Austin’s home to South x Southwest and Austin City Limits (both very time worthy), if you’re looking to lose your head and jam to good tunes for a few days, it may be wise to fork out the cash to fly a board and wash off. 

https://player.vimeo.com/video/183735920

And Yadin Nicol for good measure.

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