The Wave to reopen

The Wave to reopen

Posted on: 27 Jul 2020

The pioneering inland surfing lake is taking bookings now for August and September.


The team behind innovative inland surf centre The Wave have announced plans to reopen on Saturday 1 August, following months of closure as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.


With new safety measures in place, The Wave is inviting all surfers, regardless of ability, to test the waters at the UK's first full-size inland facility.



Operating from their HQ in BS35, The Wave team have been hard at work in recent weeks preparing for a full reopening, establishing new safety measures across the site in line with the latest government guidelines.


As well as requiring all visitors to pre-book, The Wave will now be operating a new socially-distanced queuing system upon entry to the park, following a new one-way system across the site and limiting sessions to no more than five surfers.


Find out more about changes at The Wave and read more about new safety guidelines here.


Opened just last year, The Wave was the realisation of an almost decade-long dream of founder Nick Hounsfield to establish a proper inland surfing hub in Bristol, and improve the health and wellbeing of people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.


Powered by pioneering wave-making technology, The Wave's 200m surfing lake allows surfers of all abilities to catch some waves in a safe and fun environment, with Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert sessions available.

The Wave Bristol.

Revealing news of their reopening across their social media channels, the team said they were "properly excited" to open their doors once again at the beginning of August.


"We are so grateful for the many messages and on-going support we have received from our brilliant surfing community over the last few challenging months," the post continued. "We look forward to catching some waves with you all very soon!"


Starting at £50 (or £40 for kids' passes) for an hour session, The Wave is taking bookings through August and September, with slots available from 08:00 to 18:00. Find out more and book your session here.


For more information on The Wave, to book a session or to get in touch with the team, head to their website or check out their Facebook page.

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