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Big Surf

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  • ShaneNchrystal H.
    "Best thing at Big Surf is the wave pool."(6 Tips)
    Sharon G.
    "Great place to ride the waves and slides."(6 Tips)
    Halloween H.
    "Get there early though it gets crowded around 11ish"(2 Tips)
    Phoenix New Times
    "best park to beat the heat"(2 Tips)
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  • ShaneNchrystal H.
    Sunsplash is bigger, has a lazy river and bigger slides, plus it's closer for us. Best thing at Big Surf is the wave pool. A lot of renovations need to be done.
  • Nicolle B.
    Nicolle BryantJuly 20, 2013
    Super fun! Save with the groupon. Pretty cool 'water' sidewalks so you don't burn your feet. And they have a great kid area with kid only slides.
  • Jackie S.
    Jackie S.July 13, 2011
    Good variety of food offered but so easy to go in and out to eat snacks. There is a shady grass strip between the parking lot and the park where many families set up a picnic.
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJuly 13, 2011
    Did you know? In the ocean, and in wave pools, waves are caused when a disturbance on the water’s surface (like wind) causes water molecules to push against each other in succession. Read more
  • Halloween H.
    Halloween HallJuly 7, 2013
    It was fun and cheap. Nice day to go to a small water park. Get there early though it gets crowded around 11ish
  • Madi G.
    Madi GraceJune 26, 2015
    Big surf is a blast! If you love water slides, I recommend you go there and try the corkscrew! It's looks scary but it's so much fun!
  • Phoenix New Times
    Phoenix New TimesJanuary 9, 2013
    2012 Best of Phoenix Winner: Best Water Park! The best park to beat the heat with thrilling water attractions and the nation's first wave pool! Read more
  • Christian P.
    Christian PetrieAugust 13, 2013
    Arizona tradition since before I was kid. Still fun for the family. Look for specials on-line to save on admission.
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PetersonApril 14, 2011
    Located about 5 to 10min from campus. Great place to enjoy the summer sun. Opens May 14th, and is open only sat& sun till 27th, then open everyday till Aug 6th. Season passes are available!
  • Megan
    MeganMay 30, 2012
    There is a pass called PogoPass that gives you one free admission to BigSurf and a bunch of other places around the valley. I got mine from
  • Alicia M.
    Alicia MarieSeptember 3, 2013
    Was way fun- practically no lines on a holiday weekend! :) free life jackets for the little kids was a very nice perk! Fun stay-cation day :)
  • L
    LJuly 16, 2013
    People are greedy and take twice as many chairs than they need. Bring a blanket to sit on just in case!
  • Greg L.
    Greg LooJune 18, 2014
    Don't know how crowded it gets on weekends, but it's pretty nice on Wednesday. :-D
  • Eli P.
    Eli PhillipsFebruary 20, 2012
    Buy the summer pass for 49 bux before may :) otherwise it goes up once the season starts.
  • Sharon G.
    Sharon G.June 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The $49 season pass price is now good all summer
  • Anna W.
    Anna WimerAugust 17, 2013
    We had a blast make sure to re apply sun screen
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DunmoreAugust 21, 2013
    So fun! Best wave pool ever :-)
  • Jai V.
    Jai VigilMarch 18, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Please remember the lifeguards are not babysitters. They are there to assist in an emergency and enforce Big Surf Laws of Safety.
  • 98.7 The Peak
    98.7 The PeakJune 13, 2011
    Arch your back on the slides if you want to go super fast!
  • ASU's Tempe Campus
    ASU's Tempe CampusMarch 14, 2012
    When the weather heats up, cool off at Big Surf.
  • Sharon G.
    Sharon G.August 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to ride the waves and slides. Consider a season pass.
  • Jonathan L.
    Jonathan LSeptember 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    People who can't swim should stay out of the wave pool.#epicfail
  • Terrence G.
    Terrence GuerreroJuly 7, 2013
    It was Fun.
  • Jason H.
    Jason HostalleroApril 7, 2011
    Rave in the wave pool!
  • Sharon G.
    Sharon G.June 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Keep ur legs together on the body slides.
  • Lucas N.
    Lucas NApril 10, 2011
    Come find me!! For pictures. Rave in wavepool txt it
  • Jennifer E.
    Jennifer EatonOctober 14, 2011
    They could have at least hosed off the tables before Soundwave started. So gross. Fuck insomniac.
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