Not having access to ocean waves created by Mother Nature is no problem for a growing community of surfing enthusiasts in and around Austin. Our surf scene is rooted in area lakes, where water-skiing in the 1960s and ’70s morphed into wakeboarding in the 1990s and evolved into wake surfing a decade ago. That lake culture spilled into related sports, from stand-up paddleboarding on Lady Bird Lake to jet surfing on Lake Travis and traditional surfing at NLand Surf Park, which opened in October 2016.

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