THE WAVE: BRISTOL – THE WORLD'S FIRST PUBLIC WAVEGARDEN HAS BEEN GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT

The Wave: Bristol – The world's first public Wavegarden has been given the green light
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THE WAVE: BRISTOL – THE WORLD'S FIRST PUBLIC WAVEGARDEN HAS BEEN GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT



Written by James Ratcliffe
04 Friday 04th July 2014

The Wave: Bristol will use the Wavegarden technology. It will be the first official installation of the artificial wave concept developed by Jose Manuel Odriozola and Karin Frisch.

Designed to generate 120 waves per hour, and with a height of up to 1.6 metres, the technology provides a good surfer with a 20-30 second ride.

"It's been a long three years. I can't believe we've finally made it. It's very emotional." 

"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."

– Nick Hounsfield, co-founder of the project.

The layout means that the Bristol surf pool could host up to 80 surfers in the water in one go, with an enthuses on sustainability throughout project.

The 40-acre development is set for Washingpool Farm, in Easter Compton and will cost will cost around£6.2 million to build. 

More information can be found on their website: www.the-wave.co.uk

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