The waves have ceased at the newest surf spot in Austin, Texas.

The waves have ceased at the newest surf spot in Austin, Texas.

Less than a month after opening its gates in Austin, Texas, North America’s first “surf park” is being forced to close for repairs.

NLand Surf Park first released a statement on October 30th, stating, “On Saturday, we discovered some damage under the lagoon and we are going to close on Monday, October 31st for the week to drain the lagoon and make some repairs.”

They followed up on November 1st, stating “Our crews are assessing the situation and we will have more updates soon. For guests who have booked a session through Tuesday, November 8th, we will contact you to discuss a refund and a personal rebooking.”

Unfortunately, the issue was more than the Texas surf park had originally imagined. On November 4th, NLand revealed, “The liner in our reef section has been compromised more so than expected by fin and nose cuts and we need to do more extensive repairs. Therefore, we will be closed through November and potentially beyond. We will be contacting guests with reservations through the end of the month to discuss their options.”

A setback, indeed, and a bummer for those getting excited to rip in the heart of the United States. I guess we’ll all just have to wait a little longer for the real Rick Kane.

Don't you worry landlocked Texans, the stoke should be back soon.

Don’t you worry landlocked rippers. The stoke will (hopefully) be back soon.