To our employees, friends, family and future customers, we hope you are doing as well as possible during this pandemic. Big Surf Waterpark has taken fun and safety very seriously since day one, more than 51 years ago and nothing has changed in that regard! With that being said, we are following all City, County, State and Federal rules in handling this COVID-19 outbreak. OUR CURRENT OPENING DATE IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR MAY 2020, WITH A HARD DATE TBD AS WE RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION FROM HEALTH AUTHORITIES. Please check back in with us in a few weeks when we hope to have more accurate park opening dates! We know you will be ready for some family fun this summer and we are doing our best to get ready for you!
Big Surf Water Park Has Been Providing Family Fun For 50 Years!
Did you know that Big Surf Waterpark opened on October 24, 1969? In 1965, four years before the “surf center” opened, it was just an idea thought of by a man named Phil Dexter. Dexter took that idea and in 1966 built the first model of his wave machine…in his backyard!
Big Surf served as more than just a surf center. It was a popular destination for numerous concerts from musicians like: Pink Floyd, Elton John, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Beach Boys, Chicago, Sting, Rod Stewart and many, many more. The concert tradition was revived in 2011 with two Sound Wave Electronic Dance Music festivals. Big Surf was also featured in three motion pictures: Just One of the Guys (1985), Another Day In Paradise (2016) and Storm of the Century (1999).