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Address: 1500 N. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone Number: 480-994-2297
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Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Big Surf is opening for the summer! Come catch the waves and beat the...
Big Surf is opening for the summer! Come catch the waves and beat the Arizona heat. Excellent place to host your next party. Catering is available. Season passes are available.
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Awesome for tweenagers!

Small park with fun slides - perfect for older kids & tweenagers to wander alone with their friends and you don't have to worry about them! Older teens I think would get bored... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Tempe, AZ
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Tempe, AZ
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Small park with fun slides - perfect for older kids & tweenagers to wander alone with their friends and you don't have to worry about them! Older teens I think would get bored after a while.

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Victoria, Canada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
28 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

You could totally get away with going to this park from 3-6 for half price. My husband and I paid the full 27.95 and honestly it was too much money for what we got, don’t get me wrong, we had fun, but 3 hours is enough, you can only go up and down less than a handful of rides for... More 

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Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have been here twice now, both times I had a great time but they rip you off every chance they get. The best deal is to go for the 4 for $45. The food is outrageously expensive. $9 for a small cheese burger, fries, and a drink. $3 for a Gatorade! $6.50 to per raft for the wave pool.... More 

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Saskatoon
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123 reviews 123 reviews
12 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We had a fun day overall but couldn't quite get some of the "rules" that they had there. We couldn't stand/swim within 10 feet of the walls....the wave pool closes every little but so that "surfers" can practice....and waves come only every few minutes, most wave pools I have been at the waves are fairly consistent. The one set of... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It's not the biggest water park in Phoenix, but it has enough to make for a fun day. There are several slides and a nice size wave pool. My only issue is that they did not have enough inter tubes out for the day. Half the time you ended up with a half inflated tube, as the good ones were... More 

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El Mirage, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

$125 for five people from 10 am-6 pm. That's just for admission. They kick you out of the wave pool so boogie boarders can practice? Stupid. Why pay the price to be kicked out of the wave pool. The food is outrageously expensive and doesn't taste good either.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Even though this place is a bit older and not very big it was perfect for walking around with younger children. A little pricey but the customer service was excellent!!! Very hard and rare to find these days! I would definitely recommend this to anyone who was looking for a waterpark.

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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My family and I spent the hot summer morning at this water park. The park is clean, has plenty of slides, and staff is relatively friendly. However, the park is very small - which may not be a bad thing during the weekday when it is less crowded. However, it is not worth the price ($27.95) for the entrance; they... More 

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PA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This was our first, and our last trip to Big Surf. First of all, there are not many rides for adults. The line situation is very confusing, we were waiting in line,without having a tube, and people kept passing us. Very irritating. Then we find out that the line is the same for two sets of slides and whether you... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

It as my daughter's birthday and unfortunately a lot of our family was out of town on "her"day. So, the 14, 12 and 10 year olds and I loaded up and headed over for a fun day at the water park. They move you through the gates quickly and they have PLENTY of storage. Some can be paid for others... More 

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