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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26th July 2019

Build update: our waves, lake and technology

On an ordinary day, when we open, we’ll have three different waves rolling at any one time. The sets are every 10 seconds and range from gentler waves for beginners to larger waves for expert surfers. A ten second power on ride is a long wave for the vast majority of people here in the UK.

Nina Whitby
Wavemaker - Content
22nd July 2019

The Wave and Surfing England mark two years of working in partnership

The Wave, which is on track to open the doors of its Bristol site this autumn, has announced that it will be continuing its support for Surfing England through 2019.

Abby Richardson
Wavemaker - Media Team
11th July 2019

My surfing journey with Spike Kane

Spike Kane turned to adaptive surfing after being paralysed in a motorbike accident. He now competes internationally and met up with us to talk about what surfing is like as a disabled person, how he overcomes challenges and why surfing means so much to him.

Nina Whitby
Wavemaker - Content
13th June 2019

Sophie Hellyer: what surfing means to me

Sophie Hellyer, former British and English surfing champion and Ambassador for The Wave, tells us how she got into surfing as a girl in Devon and what she loves about it.

Nina Whitby
Wavemaker - Content
12th June 2019

Behind the scenes: building our Clubhouse

We met up with architect, Adam Parsons, to chat about our beautiful new building; The Clubhouse. We discuss what inspired him when designing it and how he feels seeing it getting close to completion.

Abby Richardson
Wavemaker - Media Team
10th June 2019

Rip Curl catches The Wave

We need wetsuits at The Wave. We wanted to make sure we got it right and we are excited to say we will be partnering with Rip Curl to make sure everyone is well suited and booted at The Wave!

Abby Richardson
Wavemaker - Media Team
22nd May 2019

Getting into your wetsuit

As we all know, the wetsuit is a truly marvellous invention. And yet this modern-day wonder-garment does have a flaw, namely that whenever you try to put it on or take it off, it becomes determined to resist your every effort. Tactics and tricks are needed and we share the best ones here.

Nina Whitby
Wavemaker - Content
16th May 2019

Jenny Jones: what surfing means to me

Jenny Jones is a British professional snowboarder and Olympic champion. She's a dab hand on a surfboard too and she met up with us to talk about how surfing has made her a better athlete, being ok with making mistakes and the importance of the social side of surfing.

Nina Whitby
Wavemaker - Content
16th May 2019

Why surfing therapy is great for mental health

We know from our own experience that surfing makes us feel great. After a session we feel more relaxed, revitalised and reconnected, and we aren’t the only ones noticing this dramatic wellbeing shift.

Abby Richardson
Wavemaker - Media Team