A waterpark with numerous attractions and has been a venue for concerts from several famous rock groups
About This Deal
- When can I visit?: May 9–September 7, 2020:
- Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
- Sunday: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
- Sunset Fridays in June and July: park will remain open until 9 p.m.
- See the calendar.
- Free admission for children ages 3 and under
- What can I bring inside?: sunscreen, sunglasses, towels, cameras, sandals, flip-flops or other shoes for water activities
- Prohibited items: no outside food and drinks, music playing devices, cell-phone portable speakers, or radios
- Lockers available? yes
Need To Know
About Big Surf Waterpark
In 1966, Big Surf Waterpark founder Phil Dexter built his first model of a wave machine in his backyard, a place he affectionally named Tahiti Phil's. With some help, and several models later, he perfected the contraption, making it the centerpiece of his newly opened waterpark in 1969. Dexter's invention instantly snagged press from Time, Sports Illustrated, and Life, and today, it remains Big Surf Waterpark's 2.5-million-gallon keynote attraction. Over the years, despite Arizona's lack of rain, the park has managed to grow around the wave pool, and its current 20-acre campus features dozens of slides, rides, and areas for all ages. Big Surf's real estate has also played host to entertainment events, including concerts from Pink Floyd, Elton John, and the Beach Boys.