Company to make big waves in Waco


The surf area at BSR Cable Park is slated for opening next summer.
The surf area at BSR Cable Park is slated for opening next summer. Getty Images/iStockphoto

North Texans won’t even have to drive to Austin to catch some waves.

Following in the footsteps of the 14-acre Nland Surf Park opening in Austin, BSR Cable Park in Waco announced its plans for a multimillion-dollar surf ranch to open summer 2017.

The Waco Tribune reports BSR’s would be a little smaller at 5 acres and have 2 acres of water.

The park is teaming up with American Wave Machines to add onto the 500-acre park.

“We can combine pieces of waves and create shape and amplitude,” Bruce McFarland, American Wave Machines president, told the newspaper. “Ultimately, the goal is to find surf like you’d find at an ocean with a nice beach environment.”

The newspaper also reports the park will truck in 3,000 tons of white sand to create a tropical paradise in the middle of Central Texas.

“We want people to come in and bring their kids and play at the beach and build sand castles,” owner Stuart Parsons, a champion barefoot skier himself, told the paper. “You’re going to see blue water, white sand, cabanas, a really nice beach, something you wouldn’t expect to see in Waco, Texas.”

BSR also boasts cabins, a 3,600-foot lazy river and “The Royal Flush,” a 120-foot water slide. The park is now closed for winter.