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.

Health

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
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
8th March 2019

Sam Bleakley: what surfing means to me

Sam Bleakley, multiple-award-winning British surfer, travel writer and presenter, met up with us to talk about getting a start in surfing, mindfulness, and the wonders of wetsuits.

Nina Whitby
Wavemaker - Content
16th January 2019

Health benefits of surfing for body and mind

Explore how taking to the waves can benefit the mind and body and discover the benefits of surfing for individuals, groups and even whole communities.

Nina Whitby
Wavemaker - Content
31st December 2018

England takes gold at the World Adaptive Surfing Championship

On my third trip to the ISA World Adaptive Games, I had the enviable opportunity to spend a week in warm Californian sunshine with a group of truly exceptional athletes who are part of a developing movement of serious competition, dedication and stoke.

Nick Hounsfield
Founder
18th December 2018

Is surfing risky in the rain?

Want to surf, whatever the weather? Then The Wave is the place for you. Find out about the risks of surfing in the sea when there's heavy rain and storms about – and why you'll be safe at The Wave.

Nina Whitby
Wavemaker - Content