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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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
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
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
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
6th February 2019

Cold water surfing - can I surf all year round?

The UK is home to a growing tribe of winter warriors who are out catching waves in all weathers and surfing is now most definitely a year-round activity.

Abby Richardson
Wavemaker - Media Team
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