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NLand is currently closed and will reopen for the 2017 season in the spring.

 

Contact

4836 E. Highway 71

Del Valle, Texas 78617

512-806-1900

questions@nlandsurfpark.com

“Once you got used to it, it felt like surfing a really fast normal wave. Towards the end, I felt like I was surfing on a wave kinda like Snapper.”

Pricing

Surf Passes range from $60 to $90 for a session just under an hour in the lagoon. Coaching sessions and clinics range from $65 to $190 with 30-minutes dry land training and a session just under an hour in the lagoon.

Surf Passes and training sessions include a softboard. High performance demo boards may also be rented for $25.

For non-surfers, Shore Passes are just $5.

 

See the Pricing Guide

Getting to NLand

Whether you’re in Austin or beyond, NLand is your next road trip.

  • 10 minutes from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
  • 20 minutes from downtown Austin
  • 90 minutes from San Antonio
  • 140 minutes from Houston
  • 180 minutes from Dallas
  • 840 minutes from Denver
  • 1030 minutes from Chicago
  • 1230 minutes from Los Angeles
  • 1560 minutes from New York

Can’t drive? 610 minutes from London (daily, non-stop flights).

You may also check here for real-time traffic information.

Getting Around NLand

NLand is more than just waves.

Grab fresh tacos and a fruit salad as you check out surfers from the Overlook, enjoy a smoothie on your way to the beach, talk shop with our coaches at the NLand Training Center or browse through our surf shop for the latest gear and apparel.

 

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NLand A–Z

Everything you need to know before you visit

Age

  • Children under the age of 3 must sign a waiver, but do not need a Shore Pass.
  • Children under the age of 5 are not permitted in the lagoon.
  • Children ages 5–7 may only surf with a private coach, not a parent or guardian.
  • Children ages 8–14 may enroll in our NLand Training Center junior coaching programs or surf with a parent or guardian on the same wave with individual boards.
  • A competitive junior may only opt out of the “same wave” requirement if he/she has been authorized by the Head of Surf Operations at the conclusion of their first surf session.

Arrival
You should arrive one hour before the start of your surf session. This will give you enough time to fill out the waiver, pick up wristbands and store your belongings. Arrive at your Launch Pad no less than 15 minutes before your surf time. Note: latecomers may lose their wave time and rescheduling is not guaranteed.

 

Board Storage
NLand has board racks in multiple locations throughout the park. Be sure to keep an eye on your board—it is your responsibility, not ours.

 

Bodyboarding
You may bodyboard (boogie board) if you have swim fins and a leash. You may rent a bodyboard at Check-In.

 

Bodysurfing
You may not bodysurf at NLand.

 

Booking Passes & Training
We recommend you book surf passes, shore passes and training sessions online to ensure availability.

You may only purchase three Reef Wave passes at a time. In addition, the Inside and Bay Waves each have a purchase limit of five passes at one time.

 

Booties
We recommend that guests wear surf booties while in the lagoon.

 

Beach Chairs
You are welcome to bring your own beach chairs. You can also purchase NLand beach chairs in the Surf Shop. Beach chairs are not allowed on the pier.

 

Beach Umbrellas
Beach umbrellas are not allowed.

 

Cancellations
With 48 hours notice, guests may cancel a surf or coaching session for a full refund or reschedule.

For group cancellations, full payment must be received at the time of the booking.  If a group cancels farther than one week out, we will rebook for a later date. If a group cancels less than a week out, we will refund 50%.

For weather-related lagoon closing refunds, please see Weather.

 

Children

  • Children under the age of 3 must sign a waiver, but do not need a Shore Pass.
  • Children under the age of 5 are not permitted in the lagoon.
  • Children ages 5–7 may only surf with a private coach, not a parent or guardian.
  • Children ages 8–14 may enroll in our NLand Training Center junior coaching programs or surf with a parent or guardian on the same wave with individual boards.
  • A competitive junior may only opt out of the “same wave” requirement if he/she has been authorized by the Head of Surf Operations at the conclusion of their first surf session.

 

Clinics
The NLand Training Center offers a variety of skill-specific clinics for adult and junior surfers. Clinics may be booked online, on-site or by calling 512-806-1900.

 

Coaching (Group)
The NLand Training Center offers accelerated training in a group setting of 6:1 and 8:1 for first-time juniors in the Learn to Surf coaching session. Group coaching sessions may be booked online, on-site or by calling 512-806-1900.

 

Coaching (Private)
Surfers may book private coaching sessions for focused, tailored training in individual or small groups of up to three surfers. Private coaching may be booked by calling 512-806-1900 or by visiting the NLand Training Center on-site.

 

Demo Boards
High performance surfboards from Channel Islands, Lost and Stewart are available to rent at Check-In or to purchase at the Surf Shop. These may only be used on the Reef Wave. Bodyboards are also available for rent at Check-In.

 

First Aid
For any bumps and bruises, NLand has trained EMTs on-site at a dedicated first aid building.

 

Food & Drink 
You may not bring outside food into the park. We offer locally-sourced, farm fresh options from our restaurant to enjoy on the Overlook or for take out. We also have grab-n-go options from Blue Prairie available at the Surf Shop and at the Juice Bar.

 

GoPros & Action Cams
See Photography.

 

Gift Cards
Gift cards are available at the Surf Shop.

 

Group Sales
For groups of 10 people or more, corporate outings or other special events, please call 512-806-1900.

 

Guns & Weapons
Guns, ammunition and other weapons are not allowed at NLand.

 

Jewelry
Jewelry, including necklaces, rings bracelets, earrings and other piercings are prohibited in the lagoon.

 

Kneeboarding
You may kneeboard if you have fins and a leash. You must bring your own kneeboard.

 

Lagoon Rules
The Lagoon Surfing Rules govern accepted behavior and choreography in the lagoon to reduce injury and promote safety.

  1. Only enter and exit the lagoon from a launch pad, not from the end areas.
  2. Catch waves only from designated take off areas.
  3. Surf only in your designated area.
  4. All surfers must dismount by flopping in the water flat on their backs, rather than diving off head first or jumping in feet first.
  5. Watch out for other surfers and maintain a safe distance from them.
  6. Always follow safety rules and surf guide instruction.
  7. Only surfers are allowed in the lagoon.
  8. Participate responsibly. You should be capable of self-rescue. You should be in good health and know your physical conditions and limitations. If you believe your health could be at risk or aggravate a pre-existing condition of any kind, do not surf.

 

Launch Pads
Launch Pads one through three run the length of the west side of the Lagoon, while Launch Pads four through six run the length of the east side of the Lagoon.

Surfers may only enter and exit the Lagoon from one of these Launch Pads. Launch Pad assignments are given to each surfer when they pick up their wristbands.

Note: if you would like to surf with a group of surfers who are at the same level or want to stay on the same side of the Lagoon and are at varying levels, let Admission know before they print your wristband. Capacity is limited but we will try to accommodate these requests.

Surfers must arrive at their assigned Launch Pad 15 minutes before their session begins.

 

Lessons
See Coaching and Clinics.

 

Life Jackets
Life jackets are prohibited in the lagoon.

 

Locker Rooms & Showers
Men’s and women’s locker rooms and showers are located on the east and west sides of the lagoon. You may rent the lockers while at Check-In.

 

Loopster
Loopsters continually transport guests around the one kilometer path circling the Lagoon.

 

Lost and Found
NLand is not responsible for lost or stolen items. The lost and found is located in Admission. All items lost in the lagoon

 

Park Rules
Park rules provide a safe and enjoyable experience for our Guests. The complete list of park rules is available here.

 

Parking
General parking is free.

 

Passes 
Surf Passes allow you to surf in the Lagoon while Shore Passes give beach, pier and juice bar access. The pass is a wristband that you can link your debit or credit card to make purchases throughout the park.

No pass is required to enjoy the Overlook, Blue Prairie or the surf shop.

 

Pets
Pets or other animals, with the exception of approved service animals, are not allowed inside the Park. Service animals must remain leashed and under control at all times.

 

People Movers
See Loopster.

 

Pier Fence
Reef surfers may not hang onto the pier fence that encloses the central channel and the wave foil.

 

Photography
There are three important things to remember regarding photography:

  1. No commercial photography of any kind is permitted. Guests may take photographs or videos for personal use and enjoyment only.
  2. Guests grant NLand the right to film, video, record or photograph them for any reason without payment or consideration.
  3. Guests may not bring drones or other aerial photography systems.

In addition, GoPros and action cameras may only be used in the lagoon if secured to your body or your board. Selfie sticks and other handheld mounts are not allowed. You may not attach a camera mount to an NLand surfboard.

 

Prohibited Items
Guests may not bring the following items to the park:

  • Food/coolers, with the exception of guests with special dietary needs to include food allergies and baby food or formula
  • Markers, paint and spray paint
  • Aerosol cans
  • Glass bottles
  • Knives, multi-tools or other similar items (regardless of size)
  • Inappropriate attire
  • Fireworks or explosives
  • Firearms or ammunition
  • Mace, pepper spray or any type of weapon
  • Skates, rollerblades or any footwear with wheels
  • Any illegal substances

 

Smoking
NLand is a smoke-free facility.

 

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
Stand-up paddle boarding is not allowed in the Lagoon.

 

Surfboards
A softboard is included with your surf session, coaching session or clinic. In addition, you may rent high performance demo boards at Check-In for $25. These boards are also available for purchase in the Surf Shop. The demo boards may only be used on the Reef Wave.

Feel free to bring your own board to use in the lagoon. Hardboards are only allowed on the Reef Wave, while softboards are allowed in all areas of the Lagoon. For longboards, single fins over 7 inches are not recommended as it will impact your performance.

 

Surfer Responsibility Code
The Code ensures everyone enjoys the waves and is safe during their time at NLand. Know the Code.

  1. Always stay in control, and be able to avoid other surfers or objects.
  2. People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  3. Whenever you are in the lagoon, be aware of other surfers and yield to others.
  4. Prior to entering the lagoon, you must have the knowledge and ability to swim safely.
  5. Always use a leash and maintain control of your equipment.
  6. Observe all posted signs and warnings. Stay away from closed areas.
  7. Respect the staff. Respect other surfers. Respect the park.

 

Surf Shop
The Surf Shop stocks anything you forgot plus tons of great gear, including high performance surfboards, GoPros, Native Sunglasses and NLand and RVCA apparel.

 

Waiver
All guests purchasing a surf pass, shore pass, coaching session or clinic must sign our waiver either online or on-site.

If a guest is under the age of 18, his or her parent or legal guardian must fill out the waiver on the minor’s behalf. Aunts, uncles, grandparents or family friends that are not legal guardians may not sign for the minor.

 

Water
You may bring your own water bottles to NLand. Water filling stations are located at the west and east locker rooms.

 

Waves
NLand generates hundreds of waves each day, including steep, high performance Reef Waves, long, open face party waves, and playful white water Bay Waves. NLand is the new home break for experts and beginners alike.

 

Weather
In the event of lightning, tornados or other major weather occurrences, we will evacuate the lagoon to ensure the safety of our guests. Please note, we post weather alerts at the top of our website.

If a session is cut short, we will prorate refunds. However, a session which lasts 45 minutes or more is considered complete and no refund will be given.

 

Wetsuits
NLand does not rent wetsuits. They are available for purchase in the Surf Shop.

Let’s go surfing.