Surfing & Windsurfing in Austin, TX
About Austin Surfing & Windsurfing
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.
Whether you’re looking for a treehouse or a (non-criminal) jail cell, here are a few must-visit Texas Hill Country getaways to have on your radar.
One of the most popular and beloved outdoor spaces in all of Texas, the Barton Creek Greenbelt has become something of a synonym for outdoor fun in Austin. In fact, although several greenbelts exist within the Austin city limits, when locals simply ...
Here are some of the best ways to camp in Central Texas, from glamping to sleeping like a cowboy beneath the Hill Country stars.
There are many excellent spots for fly fishing in Austin, & with the launch of Patagonia's new Simple Fly Fishing, expect the sport to grow
How Central Texas aquifers (and pumping them out) affect Austin's swimming holes and your outdoor recreation.
See All Stories in Austin, TX