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The Waco Wavepool Is Looking To Hire A “Stoked Surfing Ambassador”

BSR wants you, mid-20s surf bum!

news // Mar 14, 2019
Words by stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Dream jobs – they don’t come along every day.

In fact, for most people, a “dream job” might never come. The average human spends their life working 40-hour weeks at a job that barely pays the bills and offers little in terms of personal fulfillment, let alone time to surf. All of it a means to a bitter, waveless end.  

But it doesn’t have to be that way!

Our friends at Waco’s Barefoot Ski Ranch (home of the American Wave Machines pool that featured in Stab High) are looking to hire a “Surf Ambassador” to help run the show between April 1 and September 30 of this year.

Help run the fun!

What does the “Surf Ambassador” title entail? Pretty much what you’d expect:

(Actual requirements from BSR)

  • Must like to surf epic waves
  • Must be able to get barreled
  • Must be able to do airs
  • Must want to surf at least 2 hours each day
  • Must be nice and cool
  • Must be willing to help beginners through pros have a good time

So, pretty much what Cheyne Magnusson was doing before he went and opened his own wavepool in Palm Springs.

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But really, no one could replace Cheyne. Photo: Sam Moody

But what does it pay?

BSR is quoting a salary between $3,000 to $4,000 per month, which considering the rock-bottom cost of living in Waco, is enough to get you wasted at every Baylor home game while still fattening your wallet.

All of the above makes becoming a BSR Surf Ambassador seem fresh-french fries good, but would it really be?

We’ve listed a few potential downsides to living in Texas for six months to right the scale:

  • Getting fat from all the BBQ (easy fix: just surf more)
  • Reef rash (that concrete shelf is not soft!)
  • Saying “y’all” in complete earnesty (it rubs off)
  • Getting struck by lightning and/or hail (Texas storms are wild)
  • Dehydration (The summer sun is hot, but BSR’s open bottle status keeps the hydration flowing)
  • Seceding from the Union (it comes with the territory)
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We heard Eithan Osbourne might forgo his 2019 Qampaign in pursuit of this once in a lifetime opportunity. Photo: Moody

All things considered, becoming a BSR Surf Ambassador would be a bitchin’ way to spend the next six months, especially for a mid-20s surf bum. Do you know anyone, besides a few Stab staffers, whose description that fits?

Have them send their resume, two-to-three sentences on why they want to work at BSR, plus two photos of them surfing and one other photo that shows their personality to [email protected]


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