Surfing in Texas? Yes, there is surf in Texas. From Austin, it’s less than a four-hour drive for some good Gulf Coast surf spots, including Bob Hall Pier, Horace Caldwell Pier, and others. There are also excellent windsurfing spots on the coast. As for Austin itself, people do plenty of wakesurfing, and of course windsurfing. The most popular spot to windsurf in Austin is the Bob Wentz Windy Point Park on Lake Travis.
Outside of town, within a 1.5-hour drive are other great spots for windsurfing, including Canyon Lake in the southwest and Lake Buchanan (pronounced “buck-annen”), which provide less crowded conditions and a slow country feel.
Because Texas has been in one of the worst multi-year droughts in history, lake levels are low and it’s a longer walk to the shoreline, especially in summer, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying the beautiful Central Texas water.