The world of professional surfing in the 1980s and 1990s was dominated by men. A brilliant new film called Girls Can’t Surf shares the untold story of the gritty women...

20 May

Wave Wahines

by Sam Bleakley

Surfing for everyone During the first flowering of Polynesian stand-up surf culture in the Hawaiian Islands from the fourth century until European colonialism in the eighte...

17 Jan

Surfers Not Street Children

by Sam Bleakley

Surfers Not Street Children surfing at The Wave in Bristol
For those of us lucky enough to have a roof over our head, a bed to sleep in, a loo and shower and other amenities, it is difficult to imagine living from day-to-day with...

10 Jan

Jenny Jones

by Sam Bleakley

Jenny Jones surfing at The Wave in Bristol
Bristol-born superstar Jenny Jones is a massive role model in British action sports as world champion snowboarder, adventurer, presenter, passionate surfer and one of our...
Reef surfer at The Wave in Bristol
1935: The Year Of The Fin 1935 could be called ‘The Year of The Fin’. It was when one of the most enduring contributions to surfboard design allowed a quantum...
Nick Donawa surfing at The Wave in Bristol
The importance of diversity, inclusion and awareness of cultural, social and racial disparities in our surfing spaces is something for us all to recognise, discuss...

18 Nov

Beekeeping at The Wave

by Sam Bleakley

Bees at The Wave
In our on-going work to improve the biodiversity in and around The Wave site, we’ve recently established some new beehives with an exciting new busine...

27 Oct

Feel Good Drinks

by Sam Bleakley

Feel Good Drinks with surfers at the back
We are excited to announce that Feel Good Drinks are partnering with us on our social impact programme, specifically supporting disadvantaged young adults in Bristol to...

5 Oct

Surf Therapy Research

by Sam Bleakley

The positive power of surfing and ‘blue space immersion’ has long been used to boost the confidence and personal wellbeing of people around the planet. But what about...