Bristol confirms artificial wave pool site

June 11, 2013 | Surfing
Artificial waves: Bristol is ready to the robot waves

The coastal city of Bristol will have the first freshwater wave lagoon built over a 40 acre site, at Easter Compton.

The team behind "The Wave: Bristol" has revealed it has agreed terms over the exact location of the future artificial wave pool, powered by the Wavegarden technology.

The British artificial wave pool will pump waves of up to 1.6 meters high, at a rate of approximately 120 waves per hour. Expect rides of 20 seconds. This might be the first Wavegarden installation open to the public.

"We have been looking at a number of sites in and around Bristol and we are delighted to be able to join forces with Mojo Active at this fantastic location", says Tobin Coles, co-founder of The Wave.

"This is a great space that maintains a rural feel whilst also being located close to the city. We want to make sure that the destination is accessible for people of all ages, all abilities and all backgrounds", says Nick Hounsfield, co-founder of The Wave: Bristol.

"There is plenty of space to fit the lake and all the other elements such as the natural landscaping, adventure trails, education space and infrastructure, including changing facilities and a café", adds Tobin Coles.

The site straddles land at Over Court Farm in Almondsbury and Washingpool Farm, in Easter Compton. "The Wave: Bristol" has contacted residents and are talking to local elected representatives to explain its proposals.