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Ripcurl wetsuits at The Wave surflake bristol

We include surfboards, wetsuits, boots, hats and gloves in the price of your surf, which makes it especially easy for beginners trying surfing for the first time.

Our high-quality wetsuits, hoods, gloves and boots are made for us by Rip Curl. It’s really important to us that everyone feels comfortable in their wetsuit and we have a large range of sizes to fit all ages, sizes and body shapes.

If you are bringing children, you’ll be pleased to hear that our children’s wetsuits also have a zip at the bottom of the leg which also makes getting in and out much easier!

Check out our new boardroom

We’ve revamped the space and have a great selection of boards available for you to hire, ranging from £12 – £25 per session, including a new fleet of Firewire surfboards.

Speak to a Wavemaker and try out a great new board on your next session. Boards are subject to availability.

What equipment can I bring?

Beginner Bay

Beginner lessons and beginner surf sessions take place on one of our beginner surfboards and you cannot use your own boards in this area. Please feel free to wear your own wetsuit if you have one, if not this will be provided along with any other equipment, such as wetsuit boots and hoods.

The Reef (all none beginner lessons and sessions)

In reef sessions we allow:

  • Surfboards (all lengths)
  • Bodyboards
  • Knee boards
  • Adapted surfboards for those with disabilities

What do I need to bring?

You need to bring a swimming costume to wear underneath your wetsuit and a towel to get dry after your surf. Everything else you need to enjoy your session is supplied for you – however if you do have your own wetsuit, and boots/gloves/hood for surfing in the colder months, then we do recommend that you bring them. Don’t forget your waterproof sun cream too especially during the summer months.

What equipment can I not bring?

We currently can’t accommodate paddle sports such as stand-up-paddle boarding and surf kayaking in any areas of the lake.

Non-permitted equipment:

  • SUPs
  • Surf Skis
  • Windsurfing
  • Kite surfing
  • Foil surfing
  • Kayaks
  • Skim boarding
  • Bodysurfing (with, leash and fins)

If you are unsure or have any other queries about your equipment, please contact us at hello@thewave.com

Getting to The Wave

The Wave is close to junction 17 of the M5 motorway in South Gloucestershire, just 20 minutes from Bristol City Centre. Easter Compton, Bristol, BS35 5RE

Surf Lessons And Coaching

From Beginner Lessons to Advanced Coaching. Lessons and Coaching are delivered by our excellent experienced team of qualified coaches designed to help you learn and improve.
Coach giving instructions before starting the surf class at the Wave near Bristol

Surf Sessions

Surf sessions are an hour long experience without a lesson or coach. We have a range of surf sessions available, make sure you select the right one for your ability to get the most out of your surf session.
Nick Hounsfield surfing at The Wave, inland surfing lake in Bristol