Aerial surfing competition comes to Central Texas

Aerial surfing competition comes to Central Texas


BSR Surf Park will host an aerial competition on June 29. Photo courtesy Stab High

The world’s top aerial surfers will gather in Central Texas this month for Stab High, a surfing competition.

Chippa Wilson, Noa Deane, Dion Agius, Nathan Florence, Eithan Osborne, Mason Ho and others will demonstrate their skills on a man-made wave at the BSR Surf Resort, just north of Waco. They’ll be vying for a $25,000 winner-takes-all purse.

This year’s event will include a Ladybirds Division for 15-and-under female surfers, and something called the Vans Acid Drop, in which surfers will try to jump from the top of the wavepool’s 12-foot concrete wall straight onto a wave. 

“There’s so much new energy in surfing and skating now,” said Scott Sisamis, Vans’ director of sports marketing. “It’s our job to set the stage and offer these unique opportunities to everyone.” 

Doors open at 10 a.m., surfing starts at 3 p.m. and music ends at 11 p.m. General admission tickets are $41.50; children 12 and under are free. VIP tickets are $175 and include free food, drink and access to the VIP deck. (Tickets can be purchased here.)

Can’t make it in person? will stream the action via a live webcast.

Surfers will compete for a $25,000 winner-take-all purse. Photo courtesy Stab High

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