Summer Fun 2014

Doesn't dipping into a refreshing body of water sound pretty darned good just about now? Whether your cool water adventures lead you to environments natural or man-made, there's so much to explore in Central Texas. Grab your suit and some SPF, because as the temps continue their steady upward creep, this list could be your summer salvation. Welcome to Summer Fun 2014! – Kate X Messer

Swells Across Texas

Texas has plenty of surf – on the coast and on linand lakes. Here are some Attractions, Gear hubs, Instruction outlets, and general Resources to let you make your own waves.

Summer Fun 2013

With new and updated information

Summer Fun 2012

With new and updated information

Fun in the Sun

Planning your summer early? Check out our roundup of the season's big events.


Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi Sneak Peek

Come with us to "sea" the progress Schiltterbahn is making in CC

Thu., May 15, 2014

The Good Eye: Swimming at Every Size

Does this swimsuit make me look foiiiine? You better believe it.

Thu., May 15, 2014

Bartholomew Pool

Eastside favorite, Bartholomew Pool reopens soon

Mon., May 12, 2014

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Kenny Braun's gorgeous 'Surf Texas' tome inspired this year's Summer Fun

Kate X Messer, Thu., May 15, 2014

Surfer Girl

Local wakesurf phenom Raleigh Hager acclimates to life at the top of the podium

Sarah Marloff, Thu., May 15, 2014

Slippery Slope

To water-park jefe, Schlitterbahn's Jeff Henry, whimsical salvage is no mere whim

Kate X Messer, Thu., May 15, 2014

Riding the Wave of Rum Punch

Pleasant Storage Room fuels summer fun with rum

Gracie Salem, Thu., May 15, 2014

A Tall Drink of Water

Stars we love at the Paramount Summer Classic Film series

Thu., May 15, 2014

Far Away, From Home

Local authors' summer lit-aways to distant places

Thu., May 15, 2014

Summer Fun: The Classic Beach Read

Recommendations for the ideal read when you're camped out on the sand

Robert Faires, Thu., May 15, 2014


Last Call for Surf Texas

Autumn's a few weeks away; it's not too late to catch some last Summer Fun

Nina Hernandez, Wed., Sept. 3, 2014

A [Revised] Guide to Floating the River

Lessons learned during a Texas summer staple

Adrienne Whitehorse, Wed., May 21, 2014

Obviously, It's Not Summer Without Them…

No, we didn't forget these perennial faves

David Estlund, Tue., May 20, 2014

Some Like It Hot Cold & Dreary

Counterprogramming Gidget: 11 icy, downer movies

Kimberley Jones, Mon., May 19, 2014

Find Yourself in a Swimsuit

Custom or retail: Do swimwear your own way this summer.

Anne Harris, Fri., May 16, 2014

Jean Grae on the San Marcos River

Femcee summer floats of days gone by

Nina Hernandez, Wed., May 14, 2014

Into the Mystic of High Road Pool

Plunging back in time with my iPod

William Harries Graham, Tue., May 13, 2014

Texas Surf, Turf, and Tequila

Kenny Braun celebrated the release of his 'Surf Texas' this Saturday

Lizzie Jespersen, Tue., May 13, 2014

Summer Fun Is Coming: Chill Out

Draw on our past years' special issues to inspire your Summer Fun

Nina Hernandez, Mon., May 12, 2014

Teacher's Day: School's Out Forever

Only Alice Cooper could describe leaving school for the last time

Nina Hernandez, Tue., May 6, 2014

Pull Out That Easter Bahn-et

Summer fun kicks off this weekend at Schlitterbahn

Nina Hernandez, Thu., April 17, 2014