Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on November 4, 1969 · Page 54
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 54

Phoenix, Arizona
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Tuesday, November 4, 1969
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ALL EDIT1UM* A* 'v JPRBD HEMMINGS; JR., winner of the 1968 World | Surfing Championship, in action at Big Surf. EVEN WITHOUT THE SURF,'this would be a great fresh water fun-spot. The water is kept safe and. immaculately clean by constant filtering, and the wide, .sandy beach surrounding Big Surf's, lagoon is equally well cared for. There's never a rusty can or broken glass to be found here! BIG SURF will make plenty of allowance for those little surfers who still have some growing to do. Varying waves willgive them opportunity to paddle and splash in the shallow water to their hearts' content . .. always under the watchful eye of specially- trained lifeguards." We'll even have small-size Sea Sleds just'for them. A", little farther out, Mom and Dad can take a refreshing dip in the surf, or bob around on a raft. . ., THE BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED MALL, with its 'Polynesian styled buildings and colorful .decor,; in-:, eludes bath houses, snack bar, shade structures, and,comfort facilities. In addition ;to-these, ydu'll want to visit the Big Surf shop, where'you may rent equipment such as 'surfboards, rafts, and umbrellas. The shop will also sell surfing:equipment, sportswear and a multitude of other fascinating items. ; ' . , ,'-••'.• THE REAL THRILL OF BIG SURF ... the main attraction-. . . is trying the high waves on a surfboard. Even if you've never seen a surfboard be.fore, our free lesson program will have you paddling and ^earning surfing in a very short time. The highly qualified teaching staff will take you from the simple basics right on through advanced surfing. So start to surf right away, and enjoy air the fun Big Surf has to offer. 0 CJT o*jt cftu, vwtx, •fe • * It's hard to believe, but now you can go surfing . . . right here in the Valley! And make no mistake about it. . . this is real surfing . . . the fascinating sport with an appeal so strong it draws enthusiasts thousands of miles, sometimes becomes an entire way of life. Now it's here ... the only real man-made inland surfing in the entire world ... Big Surf! You'll be absolutely wide-eyed at this multimillion dollar recreation achievement. Years of engineering development were devoted to the giant system producing the surf . . . authentic "spilling breaker" man-sized waves. The varying waves formed provide ideal conditions for a wide scope of activities . . . from shallow water play by small children, to heavy surf that challenges the most accomplished surfer. The tremendous Big Surf lagoon is surrounded by a spacious sand beach and beautifully landscaped Polynesian mall. Big Surf offers just about every kind of water fun imaginable, you can surf, swim, ride a surf raft, or just loll on the beach while the kids build sand castles and play in the shallow water. You'll certainly enjoy a delicious bite to eat from the snack bar, at a cool, shaded table on the mall. And it's fascinating just to stroll through this South Sea Island fantasy. Maybe you'd rather watch the girls on the beach (or be watched by the boys on the beach)... or just get a. good fan. But whatever you do, learn to ride a surfboard soon by taking advantage of the Big Surf Free Lesson Program. In no time at all you'll experi ence the exciting thrill of surfing... at Big Surf That's what it's all about! INTRODUCTORY ADMISSIONS . Adults $3.0O , Juniors $2,00 (12-17 years) Children $1.00 (3-11 years) Open weekdays 12 noon to 6:00 p.m.; weekends from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; closed Mondays. SORRY, BUT BECAUSE OF SANITATION REQUIREMENTS, WE MUST ASK YOU NOT TO BRING FOOD OR BEVERAGES. EASY TO GET TO! On Hayden Road between Scottsdale and Tempe, Big Surf is ideally located. All- roads lead here quickly and easily. Getting to Big Surf is a snap, but going away is tough . . . you just won't want to leave! SCOTTSDAtE 1SOO NORTH HAYDEN ROAD, TEMPE ?'

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