The Wave near Bristol has launched two new experiences dedicated to the art of bodyboarding, with the aim of sharing blue health with even more people. The new Beginner Bodyboarding and Improver Bodyboarding sessions have been designed to encourage everyone to get in the water and experience the positive health benefits of being in the waves.  

Nick Hounsfield, Founder of The Wave, explains: 

“We know how brilliant we feel physically and mentally after spending time in the waves and we want to share that feeling as widely as possible. We want to dispel any misconception that you need a surfboard to be able to access this – you don’t! Bodyboarding has been a way of catching waves around the UK and across the globe for centuries, creating instant smiles with every crest ridden. Whether it’s surfing, body surfing, bodyboarding or just splashing about on a Play in the Bay session – for us it is all just about the sheer joy water and waves!” 

Whether you simply want an hour of guaranteed fun with friends and family, or you are at the start of a lifelong ambition to get barreled, the new bodyboarding-only sessions are perfect. The hour-long Beginner Bodyboarding sessions start from £35 for an adult and £25 for a child and Improver Bodyboarding sessions cost from £45 for adults and £35 for a child. All wetsuits and equipment are included.   

The Beginner Bodyboarding sessions are located in the Bay and are a great way to access the water and build confidence on a bodyboard, while developing the basic, fundamental skills. You’ll learn how to position yourself in the water, catch a wave, and ride it to the shore in the correct position.  

This will prepare you to progress onto Improver Bodyboarding, which takes place in the Reef area of the lake. This is a bodyboarding-only session where you will learn how to move around the lake wearing swim fins, as well as how to position yourself to take off and catch unbroken waves. The host will be on hand to give all body boarders great tips and advice on how best to ride this wave, developing the ability to take off and trim along an unbroken wave face. 

With a 180m lake, The Wave delivers an unrivalled inland wave riding experience suitable for everyone, from beginners to seasoned professionals. 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 bodyboard, on safe and consistent waves. 

Book Bodyboarding

Beginner Bodyboarding

Improver Bodyboarding

Food & Drink

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