Surfing

An inland surfing destination close to Bristol City

  • Perfect waves every day for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

  • 1.9m waves every 30 seconds producing smaller secondary waves for intermediate and beginner surfers.

  • High performance surf centre for elite athletes and aspiring professionals.


Health

A health destination

  • Swimming, surfing, yoga and open space for activity and relaxing.

  • Healthy food grown on site, prepared and eaten in a relaxing space.

  • Surrounded by countryside, nature and water.


Education

An educational destination

  • Supporting schools in STEM subjects and engaging children to encourage life long learning.

  • Providing education about conservation and management of water. Protection of coastal and marine environments.

  • Importance of exercise, nutrition, natural environment
The Wave: Bristol is a place that will bring surfing and its many benefits to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. At the heart of our plans is a surfing lake powered by the latest wave-making technology. This will sit in beautiful gardens – spaces where people can relax and recoup, get back in touch with nature, play, learn and explore. 
 
There will be sensory gardens, healing gardens, activity areas, peaceful hideaways and kitchen gardens, as well as a natural swimming pool, café, changing facilities, education centre and surf shop. We will also be home to a High Performance Surf Centre that will help bring on the UK's future surfing stars.
 
The project has surfing at its heart but is about a lot more than just that. We want this space to help educate people on a whole range of areas, from marine conservation to science and technology. We want it to inspire healthier lifestyles and to make a positive difference on the lives of those in Bristol and further a field. We want to use this place to showcase the use of renewable energy and sustainable building techniques. Most importantly, we want to do all of this whilst making sure people have great fun in the process.
 
The site is in the village of Easter Compton, not far from Junction 17 on the M5. Our plans were granted planning permission in June 2014 and we aim to be building on site in 2015.
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DNA of The Wave®

The business is based on the ‘triple bottom line’ of sustainability - measured according to environmental, financial and social factors. The success of a business is normally measured on the financial profit & loss or the ‘bottom line’. The triple bottom line adds social and environmental profit & loss to the mix to assess the overall sustainability of a business.
Sustainability requires that the system does not make a loss in any of the three elements. In reality this means that the system must aim to make a profit in order that inevitable occasional losses balance out and do not result in the degradation and collapse of the system.
The Bruntland definition: “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”


This is an ambitious but achievable plan. On first glance the projects will be cool, engaging and fun...scratch the surface, and you will find that it gets right to the heart of some of the issues facing society today. We want it to enhance the lives of many different people, from many different backgrounds in the surrounding communities.

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AIMS



Create the opportunity for people of all ages, all abilities and all backgrounds to try surfing and waves sports on consistent waves all year round.

Put people in touch with nature and encourage greater interaction with the natural world.

Increase children and young peoples educational attainment.

Increase the number of older people enjoying a higher quality of life.

Improve young peoples employment readiness.

Improve the physical and mental well being of children and young people.

Increase the number of older people participating in social, cultural and active lifestyles.

Teach people about ecology in a hands-on way.

Create a rehabilitative environment for ex-servicemen and women with physical and emotional needs.

Employ young adults and provide training and a career path for the future.

Integrate generations to encourage greater respect between them.

Create access to nature and leisure facilities for ill/terminally sick and disabled people.

Help disadvantaged young people engage with society in a positive way.

Give back a % of annual profits to local charities and projects.

OUR PARTNERS

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Surfers Against Sewage
Surfers Against Sewage is an environmental charity protecting UK waves, oceans and beaches.
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The Wave Project
Award-winning surf project helping young people to reduce anxiety and improve confidence through surfing!
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Toy Factory Surfboards
The finest purveyors of UK manufactured surfboards.
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The Museum of British Surfing
Brandon, North Devon based mecca for British surf history.
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Surfing GB
Designated national body for surfing in Great Britain.