Design: NLand Surf Park Opens in Austin, Texas

Apparently you don't need an ocean to get barreled.

Today in design we head to Austin, Texas to check out North America’s first public surf park. Designed by found Doug Coors along with Spanish engineering firm Wavegarden, this man-made barrel is perfect for catching a variety of waves while still hundreds of miles away from the ocean. Unlike past wave pools, NLand can adjust their wave to the rider’s liking. From nearly standup barrels, to bayside white water, every level of rider can enjoy hours of fun. Rather than sucking down the the limited Texas water supply, NLand catches rainwater and filters it through an organic algae and fish filtration system before it is pumped into the massive pool. With such advanced technology floating about the park, it is not surprising to hear passes cost sixty to ninety dollars an hour.