The Wave are hosting women-only surf sessions throughout June & JulyPosted on: 09 Jun 2022
The team are hoping to make surfing accessible for everyone this summer.
State-of-the-art inland surf centre The Wave have relaunched their women-only surf sessions for the summer season, providing an opportunity for female surfers of all abilities to test their skills in an informal, supportive environment.
Having opened in 2019 following years of planning and consultation, The Wave was forced to remain closed for months on end during the pandemic, but reopened at full capacity to the relief of Bristol's growing surf community in 2021.
Beginner, Waikiki (basic, rolling waves), Intermediate and Advanced sessions will be taking place regularly throughout June and July, and are bookable via The Wave's website.
Happy #InternationalWomensDay! Today is a celebration of all things women and waves??????— The Wave (@TheWave) March 8, 2022
We want to remove as many barriers as possible, so we have launched women-only sessions as one of a number of plans to attract a wider range of people to experience the joy of #surfing. pic.twitter.com/mOFydMUPBb
Aware of the fact that surfing is generally a male-dominated sport, The Wave are looking to remove as many barriers as possible to make it accessible and encourage more people than ever to give it a go.
Women-only sessions are just one of the ideas implemented into the centre's Summer 2022 programme, promoting the unique element of camaraderie and mutual support among participants.
"We have created these sessions to offer a supportive female space for those who feel they want it, or need it, as they progress on their surfing journey," The Wave's website reads.
"Women-only sessions are just one of many initiatives we have underway to help make our surfing community more diverse."
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 guided Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert sessions on offer.
The Wave's women-only surf sessions will continue throughout June and July, with an Advanced session on the way next, on Sunday 12 June. The next Beginner session will take place on Tuesday 12 July.
Spaces are bookable in advance, priced at £45 for children and £55 for adults. Find out more and secure your spot on an upcoming session here.
The Wave is open to everyone, regardless of ability - head to the centre's website for more information or to get in touch with the team.
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