Coastal bend surfers participating in new Foam Wreckers surfing series event in Waco

When one thinks of surfing in Texas, they often think about riding the waves of the Gulf of Mexico along the southern coast.

However, that is not the only place one can cure their surfing itch in the Lone Star State.

The BSR Surf Resort in Waco is described as a skate park for surfers and provides wave riders the chance to perfect their craft all year long.

On May 23, the surf resort will host the first event in the new Red Bull Foam Wreckers event series. The series participatory and only foam (soft-top) surfboards are allowed in the contest.

The concept of the event comes from the mind professional surfer Jamie O’Brien, a Hawaiian surfer who made his name by conquering the famous Pipeline wave. 

Jamie O'Brien surfing at BSR wave pool in Waco, Texas on April 26, 2018. // Domenic Mosqueira / Red Bull Content Pool // SI201806120208 // Usage for editorial use only //

“I feel like Red Bull Foam Wreckers is the coolest contest in the world, because anybody could win. It’s not about how good you are, it’s about how much fun you can have and how creative you can be.” O’Brien said. 

For the contest, participants will spin a wheel containing pictures of 12 to 15 different types of surfboards to decide which board they will be riding for that round. 

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