Nick Hounsfield surfing at The Wave in Bristol

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The Wave is the first inland-surfing destination of its kind, where people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can experience the joy of surfing and its many physical and mental health benefits. But it’s not just about surfing. It’s about getting back to nature, improving health and well-being, connecting with other people, enjoying great food and drink, and having a load of fun in the process! 

Our Story

At The Wave we believe our business can be a force for good. In order to do this we are careful with our decision-making, challenge our thinking and always consider the balance and trade-offs to be made. We consider the effect of our decisions on our profit, the people around us and the planet we share.

Nick Hounsfield surfing at The Wave, surfing inland pool in Bristol

Before The Wave even had a name it had a loyal band of supporters. These are the incredible group of Wavemakers who surfed with us, backed us with crowdfunding, shared our story on social media and motivated us every step of the way.

Aerial view of surfing inland lake of The Wave near Bristol

Our first Wavemakers are our founders, Nick Hounsfield and Craig Stoddart. They are the people who have led The Wave’s pioneering and successful business.

Man surfs in inland surf lake at The Wave in Bristol

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From beginners to seasoned pros, The Wave offers the ultimate surfing experience. The price of your surf includes the hire of a wetsuit & board, or you can bring your own.

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Escape the everyday, connect with nature, enjoy great food, spend quality time with those close to you – and of course surf until you drop!

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Did You Know?

Did you know The Wave uses 100% sustainable energy to power our wavepool?

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Work With Us

Whether you are looking to further a successful career, have just left college and don’t have a clue what you want to do, or maybe have taken early retirement and now want to jump back into a new role, we’d love to hear from you.
Girl high fives surf coach during beginner surf lesson at The Wave inland surf lake near Bristol

Gift Vouchers

Our surf gift vouchers are not just for keen surfers - they're a great gift to give to someone who wants to experience surfing for the first time.

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Entrance to the Clubhouse at The Wave inland surfing lake near Bristol