Westwood surf pool to be built in Mid Devon

July 8, 2014 | Surfing
Westood: the surf pool will be built near Junction 27 of the M5, in Mid Devon

Westwood will be the third artificial surf pool installed in the United Kingdom.

A surf park with its own beach in a man-made lagoon will be built near Junction 27 of the M5, in Mid Devon, in the Southwest of England.

The surf park is one of the seven leisure attractions that will be connected in Westwood. In the center of the project, the Westwood Reef will pump artificial waves for surf enthusiasts.

"The surf park lagoon will provide consistent, high quality waves which replicate ocean surfing with conditions suited to all ages and abilities," the developers at AXA Real Estate explain.

"Attractions alongside the surf park and concert venue are to include a range of outdoor activities in a woodland setting with a focus on cycling, a sports village, a West Country visitor centre, an artisan area featuring food and other products from the region, a lifestyle outlet village and hotels."

Westwood will occupy an area of 90 hectares, and promises to create more than 3,500 jobs. The surf pool will be connected by a new foot and cycle bridge to the nearby Tiverton Parkway railway station.

Two surf pools have already been announced for the United Kingdom: The Wave: Bristol and Surf Snowdonia. Westwood will not feature Wavegarden technology.

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