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.

Bristol

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
13th January 2021

Ice Ice Baby

Cold water has been receiving a lot of attention of late, being touted as a treatment for depression, a way to slow down dementia and a brilliant boost for our immune systems, amongst other benefits.

Abby Richardson
Wavemaker - Media Team
24th December 2020

The Year We've Had

The Year We've Had

Nick Hounsfield
Founder
18th November 2020

The Realisation of a Dream

The 2020 Korev Lager English Adaptive Surfing Open

Nick Hounsfield
Founder
14th August 2020

Into The Blue: Blue Health and Surfing in the 21st Century

Surfing to me is more than just a sport, a culture, a way of life. It’s my medicine, my reset button, the thing I do to rediscover the best version of myself. I’m delighted to share the news that The Wave has today published ‘Into the Blue: Blue Health and surfing in the 21 st Century’ - a report bringing together research into Blue Health, surfing therapy and its benefits for mental health and wellbeing.

Nick Hounsfield
Founder
14th August 2020

Into The Blue - What surfing means to me

Into The Blue - What surfing means to me

Nick Hounsfield
Founder
30th July 2020

Top outdoor Summer activities for the whole family near Bristol

Here's our round-up of some of our favourite family activities in and around Bristol. We hope they'll help you get the whole family outside and connecting to nature this Summer.

Abby Richardson
Wavemaker - Media Team