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.


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
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
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
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
4th October 2018

Diggers have been rolling

The earthworks team has rolled in and is working hard to build the ground levels, create access and put in services ready for the main construction phase.

Abby Richardson
Wavemaker - Media Team