the-wave-bristolHang ten until summer 2015, dudes! The construction of a rather impressive man-made surfing lake in Bristol has been given the go ahead by South Gloucester council.

The £6.2-million 40-acre development will work using Wavegarden technology to generate “the world’s longest” artificial waves for surfers at a rate of 120 waves per hour. The lake, or freshwater lagoon, will also be surrounded by gardens, barefoot trails, lakes, foraging areas, and a swimming pool. It will be built on greenbelt land outside Easter Compton in Almondsbury.

Nick Hounsfield, co-founder of The Wave, said: “To say we are over the moon would be an understatement. This is the culmination of three years’ hard work and we are very excited that South Gloucestershire Council has chosen to give it the go-ahead.

“We believe that The Wave will have a hugely positive impact on people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities in the local area, in Bristol and further afield.”

You can see the Wavegarden technology in action in the videos below: