Surfboards and wetsuits are included in the price


We include hiring them in the price of your surf. You're welcome to bring your own wetsuit and if you’re an advanced surfer you can bring your own board too but we encourage you to try our high quality wetsuits and boards. This makes it really easy to visit us via public transport or bikes without worrying about having to carry lots of kit.

Wetsuits made for The Wave

We ask everyone who surfs at The Wave to wear a wetsuit to keep them warm and safe. In the colder seasons, we’ll include wetsuit boots, gloves and a hood if needed. Just pick them up along with your wetsuit when you get to the surfing area before your session.

Our high-quality wetsuits are made for us by Rip Curl, who have worked hard to provide a wetsuits, hoods and boots that are perfect for The Wave. It’s really important to us that everyone feels comfortable in their wetsuit and we have a large range of sizes to fit all ages, sizes and body shapes.

If you are bringing children, you’ll be pleased to hear that our children’s wetsuits also have a zip at the bottom of the leg which also makes getting in and out much easier.

What equipment can I bring?


In our beginner area all surfers must surf with a lesson. These take place on one of our beginner surfboards and you cannot use your own boards in this area. Please feel free to wear your own wetsuit if you prefer, but this will be provided as well as any other equipment, including wetsuit boots and hoods if required.


In our advanced waves we allow:

  • Surfboards (all lengths),
  • Bodyboards,
  • Bodysurfing (with hand plane, leash and fins),
  • Knee boards
  • Adapted surfboards for those with disabilities.

What do I need to bring?

You only need to bring a swimming costume to wear underneath your wetsuit and a towel to get dry after your surf. Everything else you need to enjoy your session is supplied for you.

What equipment can I not bring?

We currently can’t accommodate paddle sports such as stand-up-paddle boarding and surf kayaking in any areas of the lake - we may organise special sessions at a later date and you can register interest for these, with our lovely customer service team

Non-permitted equipment:

  • SUPs
  • Surf Skis
  • Windsurfing
  • Kite surfing
  • Foil surfing
  • Kayaks
  • Skim boarding

If you are unsure or have any other queries about your equipment, please contact us at

Surfboards made to suit The Wave

We want everyone who surfs to get exactly the right board for their surfing experience. This gives you the best opportunity to learn, improve and develop.

We have a wide range of different boards with over 200 surfboards on site, including beginner, improver and high performance boards of different hardness, shape, length, fin set-ups and tail shapes.

We’ll show you which surfboard you can use depending on your ability and you will be able to pick your surfboard with advice from your coach on the day. If you are on the beginner waves you must use our supplied boards. If you are an advanced surfer you can bring your own board if you prefer.

The Wave has chosen the internationally renowned Softech for its beginner boards to ensure they are robust and learner-friendly. Our advanced surfboards are made by Toy Factory and Skindog, two top board makers based in Cornwall. We also have other British and international board suppliers, alongside top level surfboard accessory partners including FCS, providing equipment for The Wave.


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