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Waves 'now rolling' at UK's first inland surfing destination

The first footage of waves rolling down Bristol's newest surfing attraction have been released.

The Wave, as it's known, is based on a 200-metre lake near Cribbs Causeway just off the M5 and is an inland surfing destination.

It is due to open next month.

Surfing is a rapidly growing sport which will be part of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Founder Nick Hounsfield said: "The Wave will bring the joy of surfing to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

"There will be waves to suit all levels, whether it’s a child stepping on a board for the first time, or a professional training for the Olympics.

"I can’t really put into words what it is like to see these perfect waves rolling down the fields at last. All I can say is a huge thank you to all the family, friends, Wave team, Wavegarden, funders and supporters that have backed us over the years and enabled our dream to become a reality. 

"The opportunity to improve lives through these waves is enormous and it’s something we are really excited to share with everyone."

The site has been shrouded in secrecy for the past couple of weeks whilst Wavegarden’s engineering team have been testing and fine-tuning the technology. 

The footage shows the waves without any surfers riding them and is the first look at what is in store for visitors.  

Testing will continue for the next couple of weeks, as The Wave team prepare for opening.  

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