BSR Surf Resort reopens with transparent water and new waves

March 21, 2019 | Surfing
BSR Surf Resort: the water quality has been improved | Photo: Red Bull

The BSR Surf Resort officially reopens to the public on March 22.

Nearly six months after voluntarily closing its doors, the surf pool powered by American Wave Machines is back in business at Waco, Texas.

Hailed as one of the best artificial wave pool concepts ever created, the BSR Surf Resort made its public debut in early June 2018 and was a hit within the surfing community.

Everyone who surfed it said they had the closest experience possible to riding an ocean wave in an inland environment.

However, the wave pool was forced to close its doors in October after a 29-year-old surfer died a few days after visiting the BSR Surf Resort.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found evidence of Naegleria fowleri - brain-eating amoeba - at the BSR Cable Park.

The owner immediately closed the wave even though the deadly amoeba was not detected at the Surf Resort, Lazy River, or Royal Flush, three of the structure's five water bodies.

State-of-the-Art Water Quality

In the last months, the management team invested $1.5 million in a new state-of-the-art filtration system that promises to deliver transparent water all year round.

BSR Surf Resort's second life comes with a new wave riding experience. It is called "Freak Peak," a powerful wedge that will keep advanced surfers entertained for hours.

American Wave Machines has also taken time to fine-tune Perfect Swell, the software that interacts with the hardware to produce waves.

Now, there are up to 40 different types of waves that can be pumped into the pool.