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A surf competition in Waco? It's coming June 29

Kristin Finan
The Stab High surfing competition arrives at Waco's BSR Surf Resort June 29. [Contributed by Stab High]

Want to see world-class surfers without heading to the beach? Look no further than Waco.

On June 29, the Stab High surfing competition will arrive at Waco's BSR Surf Resort and will feature 24 of the world’s top aerial surfers vying for $25,000 and bragging rights.

“Not many contests have a field of competitors exclaiming how much fun the contest was,” said Scott Sisamis, Vans’ director of sports marketing, in a statement. “It is a really creative stage for progressive freesurfing and surfers that haven’t been showcased on this level before.”

BSR Surf Resort features a sprawling wave pool and caters to surfers of all levels with its beginner, intermediate and expert waves. Doors to Stab High open at 10 a.m. and the competition starts at 3 p.m. June 29. Tickets are $41.50; children under 12 get in free.

BSR Surf Resort made headlines last fall after a 29-year-old died from a brain-eating amoeba 13 days after visiting the park. His mother has filed a wrongful death suit against the Texas company she says is responsible for his death.