What is The Wave?
The Wave© is the brand for surf park developments in the UK and Europe. We are creating unique, world class, inland surfing environments which bring the ocean inland.
The surf destinations feature ground breaking, man-made, surf lakes which use Wavegarden ‘Cove’ wave generating technology. The lakes deliver high quality, authentic surf waves and create ideal conditions for surfing and other surf sports.
Where are these developments planned?
We have planning, funding and technology for the first project in Bristol UK.
What else does The Wave do?
The Wave© also runs The Wave Productions which is at the cutting edge of creative and intellectual work on surfing.
We produce, perform and curate groundbreaking films, exciting digital media content, dynamic books and pioneering educational programs that explore and celebrate surfing’s potential to inspire positive change and social good in both local and global contexts.
What is the lake layout?
A standard lake measures approximately 155 metres in length by 155 metres in width, however the length and width of a lake will vary from site to site.
The lake is divided into surfing zones. These include the ‘Peak’ in the central part of the lake, which is designed for experienced surfers and the ‘Bays’ which are at each edge of the lake, which are perfect for beginners and intermediate surfers.
The Wavegarden ‘Cove’ technology can provide perfect breaking waves on the ‘Peak’ and the ‘Bays’ up to every 8 seconds, resulting in excess of 1,000 surfing waves per hour!
When the team have surfed the demo facility, we were not able to catch all the waves on offer!
Do I need to be able to surf to try it out?
The Wave© lake can accommodate non-surfers, beginners and improvers, through to expert surfers simultaneously.
Our bespoke coaching pathway will allow people to progress through the zones of the surf lake in the ‘Bays’, and improve their technique until they are ready to take on the main ‘Peak’. Even the ‘Peak’ can be adjusted to go from a large but friendly wave to a hollow, grinding barrel.
The Wave© team have surfed the Cove several times in the demo facility and we are of very mixed ability! It was an incredible experience!