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Surf The Wave

At The Wave, we have set out to create a place where people of all abilities can surf on consistent top quality waves.

Surfer getting barrelled at The Wave, wavepool in Bristol

Surf Lessons

We have a range of surf lessons for beginners looking to learn how to surf as well as improving and experienced surfers so you can build your skills in a fun and supportive environment. They are delivered by our experienced team of qualified coaches who are down-to-earth, friendly and supportive.

Our lessons are 1.5 hours long, with a 30 minute dry side lesson and 60 minutes in the water. We recommend all those who are new to surfing to start with a beginner lesson. 

Women’s only sessions

Find out about our women’s only surf sessions here.


Find out about bodyboarding at The Wave here.

Surf Sessions

We offer non-guided surf sessions for intermediate to advanced surfers who are already confident on a board and just want to catch some waves. We have a range of sessions suitable for all abilities. Please make sure you’re booked onto the right wave for your ability.

Surf sessions are 1 hour long.

Adaptive surfing

Find out about adaptive surfing here.

play in the bay

A perfect first introduction to the waves, find out about Play in the Bay here.

Surfing at The Wave

Wavepool surfing

Whatever your age, fitness, learning or physical ability, we’ll help you to get the most out of your surfing and your time at The Wave. 

With a 180m long surfing lake, The Wave delivers an unrivalled inland surf experience suitable for everyone from beginner to seasoned professional. We’ve designed every aspect to ensure it is fun for all, whatever your ability. At The Wave, no one is judged – except on competition days! It’s wonderful place to learn to surf in England, on safe and consistent waves.

Our waves are produced by Wavegarden Cove technology. This technology is groundbreaking and can generate up to 1,000 quality waves per hour, ranging from 50cm (1.7ft) to almost 2m (6.5ft) in height. We can produce a new wave every 8-10 seconds. 

Importantly, the whole surfing experience has been designed to ensure each surfer has the space, time and serenity to enjoy their surf at The Wave without ever needing to contend with the crowds.

equipment included

Wetsuits, gloves, boots and hood hire are included in the price of your surf.

We have foam boards available to use for free for Beginner – Intermediate sessions. Our boardroom has a range of hardboard and performance softboards to hire.  Starting from £12 for softboards and £17 for hardboards, subject to availability.

We also have bodyboards available to use.


Find Your Wave

Find Your Perfect Wave

Surf coach explaining how to catch a wave to two kids at The Wave near Bristol

Learn to


We offer a range of surf lessons for ages 6+, delivered by our experienced team of qualified coaches. In our lessons you’ll learn about water safety, surf equipment, body positioning and how to surf.

Surf Lessons
Woman enjoying surfing at The Wave, surfing inland lake in Bristol



We have surf sessions available for all abilities. Make sure you pick the right wave for you.

Surf Sessions

Food & Drink

We have an on-site café bar serving declicious food and drink.
Delicious breakfast served at the Wave's bar in Bristol

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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