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The Wave: Bristol will be 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 and inspire 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.
Our plans were granted planning permission in June 2014 and we aim to be building on site in 2015.

We are on an incredible journey and we would love you to join us, making waves of positive change…..

For more information on development milestones, please see The Wave Bristol development plan.

Our Impact Objectives:

› A destination for people of all ages, all abilities and all backgrounds to try surfing, exercise and be more active & healthy.

› Create an engaging, educational space for kids and visitors.

› Increase the number of older people enjoying a higher quality of life through activities and social space.

› Teach people about the growing and preparation of healthy food.

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

› Create job opportunities for ex-military personnel.

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

› Integrate generations to encourage greater respect between them.

› Give access to leisure facilities for terminally ill/disabled children.

› Support our separate grant giving body: The Making Waves Foundation.

An inland surfing destination close to Bristol City

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

Three surf zones. Head high waves for advanced surfers, waist to chest high secondary waves for intermediate and knee to waist high beginner waves.

High performance surf centre for elite athletes and aspiring professionals.

An educational destination

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

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

Importance of exercise, nutrition, natural environment, culture and art.

A health destination

Swimming, surfing, triathlon, 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.

Read more about us here

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