The Wave Blog

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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15th July 2019

Engineering at the heart of The Wave

The lake that lies at the heart of The Wave is a pretty incredible feat of engineering. As well as working closely with the brilliant engineers at Wavegarden in Spain, we also have our own structural engineering team from Bristol-based company, Hydrock. Meet out engineering team.

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
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
3rd May 2019

Surf etiquette: a fun way to teach your kids some manners

The little codes of honour between surfers can really rub off on your kids, and a few hours learning to surf can teach them good manners without them even realising they're being taught.

Nina Whitby
Wavemaker - Content
30th April 2019

International Leadership Programme

The Wave Founder, Nick Hounsfield, has been selected to be part of the UK Sport International Leadership Programme 2019. Just 15 people are chosen to be part of the prestigious programme, which is now in its tenth year.

Abby Richardson
Wavemaker - Media Team