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Big Surf sells iconic waterpark items in online auction

Big Surf Water Park
Posted at 10:33 AM, Feb 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-16 19:46:49-05

TEMPE, AZ — Big Surf Waterpark’s website and social media have remained quiet for about a year and a half, but new activity from an auction site confirmed the apparent end to the summertime staple.

The Tempe waterpark planned to open as usual for the 2020 season, however, it remained closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the park advertised drive-in movies, which became more popular as social distancing took hold.

A year later, the waterpark stayed dry for the 2021 season.

Leading to speculation about the park's future was an online auction that wrapped up Wednesday, featuring hundreds of items from Big Surf Waterpark apparently quietly placed online and up for sale since the auction launched on Jan. 19.

Bidders were able to sign up to purchase everything from chairs to Big Surf merchandise, lifeguard apparel, festive signs, slides, tiki totems, surfboards, floaties, and more.

A representative confirmed to ABC15 on Wednesday that Big Surf is for sale, but did not release any additional information.