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.

Bristol

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
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
26th April 2019

Teaming up with Cornish surfboard makers

When we open we'll have over 200 surfboards on site, including beginner and improver boards of different hardness, shape, length, fin set-ups and tail shapes, to name just a few of the variations.

Abby Richardson
Wavemaker - Media Team
7th March 2019

The Wave puts down roots with founding copse of trees

Symbolic trees planted on site marking the first of over 7,500 that will be planted on the site this year alone.

20th February 2019

Behind the scenes as Wavegarden technology arrives

Despite adverse weather conditions in February, the build in Bristol is pushing full steam ahead. See our latest update and shots as the team goes on site to see the Wavegarden technology arrive.

Abby Richardson
Wavemaker - Media Team
28th November 2018

Main contractor appointed for Bristol

Things are full steam ahead on The Wave Bristol and we have recently appointed Andrew Scott Ltd as our main contractor for the build phase of the project.

Abby Richardson
Wavemaker - Media Team