Big Surf

Water Park
1500 N McClintock Dr (btwn Loop 202 and McKellips), Tempe, AZ 85281, United States
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  • Today
    • 6:00 AM–7:00 AM
    • 9:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Mon–Tue
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 10:00 AM–Noon
  • Thu
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
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  • What you need to know
    ShaneNchrystal H.
    "Best thing at Big Surf is the wave pool."(7 Tips)
    Sharon G.
    "Consider a season pass."(3 Tips)
    98.7 The Peak
    "Arch your back on the slides if you want to go super fast!"(7 Tips)
    Halloween H.
    "Get there early though it gets crowded around 11ish"(2 Tips)
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  • Jarrin R.

    The best and biggest wave pool! I had a great time when I went with my job. The lines were sort for the slides and the staff was nice!

    Jarrin Rozenblad · July 17
  • Madi G.

    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!

    Madi Grace · June 26
  • Greg L.

    Don't know how crowded it gets on weekends, but it's pretty nice on Wednesday. :-D

    Greg Loo · June 18, 2014
  • Alicia M.

    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 :)

    Alicia Marie · September 3, 2013
  • Melissa D.

    So fun! Best wave pool ever :-)

    Melissa Dunmore · August 21, 2013
  • Anna W.

    We had a blast make sure to re apply sun screen

    Anna Wimer · August 17, 2013
  • Christian P.

    Arizona tradition since before I was kid. Still fun for the family. Look for specials on-line to save on admission.

    Christian Petrie · August 13, 2013
  • 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.

    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.

    Nicolle Bryant · July 20, 2013
  • L

    People are greedy and take twice as many chairs than they need. Bring a blanket to sit on just in case!

    L · July 16, 2013
  • Halloween H.

    It was fun and cheap. Nice day to go to a small water park. Get there early though it gets crowded around 11ish

    Halloween Hall · July 7, 2013
  • Terrence G.

    It was Fun.

    Terrence Guerrero · July 7, 2013
  • Phoenix New Times

    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

    Phoenix New Times · January 9, 2013
  • Megan

    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

    Megan · May 30, 2012
  • ASU's Tempe Campus

    When the weather heats up, cool off at Big Surf.

    ASU's Tempe Campus · March 14, 2012
  • Eli P.

    Buy the summer pass for 49 bux before may :) otherwise it goes up once the season starts.

    Eli Phillips · February 20, 2012
  • Jennifer E.

    They could have at least hosed off the tables before Soundwave started. So gross. Fuck insomniac.

    Jennifer Eaton · October 14, 2011
  • Jonathan L.

    People who can't swim should stay out of the wave pool.#epicfail

    Jonathan L · September 4, 2011
  • K12 Inc

    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

    K12 Inc · July 13, 2011
  • Jackie S.

    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.

    Jackie S. · July 13, 2011
  • Sharon G.

    Keep ur legs together on the body slides.

    Sharon G. · June 29, 2011
  • 98.7 The Peak

    Arch your back on the slides if you want to go super fast!

    98.7 The Peak · June 13, 2011
  • Sharon G.

    The $49 season pass price is now good all summer

    Sharon G. · June 2, 2011
  • Matthew P.

    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!

    Matthew Peterson · April 14, 2011
  • Lucas N.

    Come find me!! For pictures. Rave in wavepool txt it

    Lucas N · April 10, 2011
  • Jason H.

    Rave in the wave pool!

    Jason Hostallero · April 7, 2011
  • Jai V.

    Please remember the lifeguards are not babysitters. They are there to assist in an emergency and enforce Big Surf Laws of Safety.

    Jai Vigil · March 18, 2011
  • Sharon G.

    Great place to ride the waves and slides. Consider a season pass.

    Sharon G. · August 17, 2010