Advanced surf sessions

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The Wave offers consistent waves that make practising and perfecting your skills easier and lots of fun for everyone. Our non-guided surf sessions are available for advanced surfers. We also have a beginner area where you can learn to surf with a lesson.

Advanced surf sessions

Our advanced surf sessions take place on The Reef, where we can create a range of different wave profiles, from open-faced waves with a soft incline and slow peeling speed, to rapid breaks with steep barrel sections.

A typical session will begin with a gentle open faced wave gradually increasing in intensity to more powerful sections, finishing with a gentle barrel to challenge your skills. In the reef, you have the benefit of being able to choose between the right or the left side for your session.

All our equipment is free of charge, including our diverse range of surfboards. You’re welcome to try them out or use your own.

Please arrive at least 60 minutes before your surf session.

Advanced area - the facts and figures

  • Wave type: A range of open-faced waves, both right and left. Some have faces with a soft incline and slow peeling speed, while others break rapidly with steep barrel sections.
  • Water depth: 1.5m at take off 
  • Wave height:1.2m-1.9m
  • Wave length: 12-15 seconds
  • Suitable for: Advanced surfers who have mastered all the fundamentals of surfing and surfing etiquette and can comfortably ride waves above 1m. They can handle themselves in most conditions: duck diving through whitewater; paddling in deep water; lining up in the take-off zone; catching a wave before it breaks; popping up to their feet; managing their speed, and turning on the open-face until the end of the wave.
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Should I book a left or right?

Advanced surfers can book ‘the left’ or ‘the right’ for their session, the waves are perfectly mirrored either side of the pier;

  • The Right: Is a righthander to the right of the pier as viewed from shore, which will be forehand for ‘regular’ stance and backhand for goofy stance.
  • The Left: Is a lefthander to the left of the pier as viewed from shore, which will be backhand for ‘regular’ stance and forehand for ‘goofy’ stance.

*Surfers stay on their booked side for the duration of the session, with no switching, for safety reasons and to ensure surfers maximise their time in the lake.

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What will my day look like?

Please allow at least 60 minutes before your surf session start time.

An example of how a session with us might look is below for a session start time of 9.00am.

  • 8.00: Arrival to the gatehouse
  • 8.15: Arrival to the clubhouse
  • 8.30: Health and Safety briefing & Signing the waiver
  • 8:45: Collect your equipment and get changed.
  • 9.00: Surf session starts
  • 10.00: Surf session ends – out of the water and get changed
  • 10:15: relax and enjoy the view of more waves from the clubhouse

Intermediate surf sessions

We are not currently running an intermediate surfing experience. We weren’t happy with the original wave we were running - it wasn’t the intermediate experience we wanted for our visitors - and we are now testing a new setting that we believe is far better.

What will the intermediate wave be like?

This wave will be a gentle green wave that breaks left and right on both sides of the lake. It will allow surfers to get used to trimming down the line on a green wave and practice gentle turns. You will need to paddle back to the beginning of the wave again and your fitness will improve rapidly.

When will it be launching?

We hope to start running the intermediate wave as soon as possible, but safety is our top priority and we first need to carry out our risk assessment process. It's important that we 100% understand how each wave setting performs across the lake, and these things take time, but it will definitely be worth the wait!

We thank you for your patience while we get the new intermediate wave ready to launch. Please sign up to our newsletter and keep an eye on our social media channels to make sure you don't miss any updates. Check out our founder Nick Hounsfield’s thoughts on what we've learned about our waves since opening below.

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