The Wave Blog

This is our journal. Our place for our latest news and updates on The Wave. Whether it’s our big builds, hot surfing topics or help to improve your surfing, our blog contains it all. We also regularly share updates on events we’re attending and news about all our partners and ambassadors, who help make The Wave the great place it is.

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1st July 2021

Never Too Old

You’re never too old to surf. Only injury might slow you down, but even then our minds can stay much younger than our bodies.

Sam Bleakley
30th June 2021

Climate Surfers

What are the links between surfing and the climate crisis? Sam Bleakley caught up with Belinda Baggs in Australia and Dan Crockett in Cornwall to find out more.

Sam Bleakley
30th June 2021

The Wave To Host World-Leading Adaptive Surfing Competition

The Wave are hosting the 2021 dryrobe English Adaptive Surfing Open on Thursday 8th July.

1st June 2021

Surfing and Sustainability

To find out more about the relationship between surfing and sustainability we caught up with two leading voices: blue heath activist, multiple Irish champion and marine social scientist, Dr Easkey Britton, and Adam Hall from North Devon, who is Head of Sustainability at the online action sports retailer, Surfdome.

Sam Bleakley
31st May 2021

The Brazilian Storm

Brazil has injected a much-needed spirit of diversity into the annual world title race in an exciting movement collectively known as ‘the Brazilian Storm’.

Sam Bleakley
29th May 2021

A Place Together

Surfing is not all go-it-alone, but usually a social activity where sharing space is demanded.

Sam Bleakley
11th May 2021

What has shaped surfing’s culture of ‘cool’?

From laidback go-with-the-flow attitudes, to post-punk-hipster, lifestyles have been shaped around the ‘cool’ of surfing.

Sam Bleakley
10th May 2021

Surfing as "Blue Mindfulness"

Surfing is one of the best activities to take you outside of your comfort zone by immersion in a liquid environment.

Sam Bleakley
7th May 2021

The ‘shortboard revolution’

Lifestyles were pushed into experimental places, minds often fuelled by spiritual practices like yoga and meditation. It was a period when surfing styles and surfboard design changed radically. While minds expanded, boards contracted. It was the ‘shortboard revolution’.

Sam Bleakley