Waco Water Activities to Stay Cool & Active During Summer

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I have lived in Texas nearly all my life, and let me tell y’all, it gets HOT here in the summertime! Luckily, there are many ways to stay cool, splashing in the water and making fantastic memories with your family and friends. Check out these Waco water activities for ways to beat the Texas heat this summer!

4 Waco Water Activities for An Unbelievably Good Time in Nature

Hawaiian Falls

Hawaiian Falls Waco is over 10 acres of exciting water rides and adventures, perfect for beating the heat of a hot Texas day! Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or more of a lazy-river kind of adventurer, Hawaiian Falls has something for everyone! Kona Bay is a new area with a multi-level water-play structure featuring over ten water slides perfect for guests of all ages. 

Breaker Bay is Central Texas’ first Wave Pool, designed for families with young children, perfect for relaxing in the sun or trying body surfing on their gentle waves. Those seeking an adrenaline rush will love The Rush, a water slide that propels you down in total darkness except for a laser light show and water misters, or the Monsoon & Typhoon, which are two 65-foot high free fall body slides that are as refreshing as they are exhilarating! 

Book a private cabana for a reserved shady resting place with lounge chairs and wait service, and when stomachs start to rumble, be sure to grab a hot dog, pizza, burger, ice cream treat, or whatever else you’re in the mood for from one of their dining locales! There’s also a bar for grown-up beverages! 😉 

Waco Surf

Whether you’ve never surfed a day in your life or you consider yourself an expert, you’ll definitely have a blast at Waco Surf! It’s one of the largest inland surfing and water sports facilities, and even if surfing isn’t your jam, they have something fun and water-based for you to enjoy! 

When it comes to surfing, their 2-acre surf lake uses something called PerfectSwell technology that guarantees you’re riding an epic surf every single time. They also have a water park with Wedge Water Slides, a relaxing lazy river, and even a private Beach Club that lets you cool off in the water as you sunbathe on the shore. 

Check out their dining options when you need to refuel, and if you’re looking for an even more exciting way to experience Waco Surf, check out their overnight accommodations, like their contemporary hotel, cozy cabins, and fabulous surf houses. Or, if you prefer to bring your own accommodations, they have RV hookups, too!

Waco Lake Rentals

If you want to experience all the perks of spending a day on a boat out on Lake Waco but don’t want the hassle or investment of owning a boat, you have to check out Waco Lake Rentals! They rent out pontoon boats that seat up to 10 – 15 people for an incredible day on the water so that everyone can experience beautiful Lake Waco at an affordable price! They’ll deliver the boat to you on the lake, and you can sail it for a 4-hour or 8-hour time slot. 

Waco Lake Rentals’ boats are equipped for gentle tubing and have ladders in the back, making it easier to hop aboard again after a dip in the lake. In addition to your included fuel, your reservation also includes life vests for everyone riding, plenty of storage space, a Bluetooth radio, leisure floats, and much more. Plus, fur babies are welcome so you can bring the whole family for a fun day on the water!

Pura Vida Paddle

One of the best ways to experience Waco is from the water! Pura Vida Paddle offers plenty of opportunities to connect their guests with the joy and relaxation that nature brings. They understand the importance of slowing down to release stress, reconnect to our breath, and engage with the great outdoors. 

Take a Kayak Training Course with one of their certified instructors and paddle your way along the river, or try stand-up paddle boarding for a peaceful yet challenging physical activity. If stand-up paddle boarding isn’t zen enough, try one of their stand-up paddle boarding yoga classes, connecting your body, mind, and nature.

Waco Water Activities

Whether visiting a water park, taking a surf lesson, renting a pontoon boat, or exploring the river by kayak, there are plenty of unique ways to stay cool and busy this summer. Check out these Waco water activities you can enjoy with the whole family, and let me know what you think!

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