The Wave, a new inland surf destination near Bristol, is to open in November, Colliers International, specialists in destination development, have announced.

Colliers International, a market leader in the development of surf parks, has provided advice about market viability and business planning services to The Wave.

Matt Hyslop, destination consulting leader at Colliers International, spoke about the new surf park, commenting: “This is innovation in the South West that is right on trend, far beyond the surfing itself.

“The Wave reflects innovative thinking in technology, business model and attitude, and is a perfect fit with modern consumer expectations.”

The Wave will be the second surf park to open in the UK. Inland surf destinations are rising in popularity and typically comprise of a manmade lagoon, which creates a consistent and reliable surfing environment, so that surf lessons, events and parties can be held all year round.

“While the principles are very similar to other surf parks, The Wave is really quite a different proposition,” Hyslop continued.

“It is the first destination in the northern hemisphere to offer Wavegarden Cove wave-making technology. This promises a lot of high-quality waves, for all abilities.

“The lagoon provides up 1,000 waves of varying sizes and shapes an hour – around one wave every 10 seconds. Heights start at 50cm and peak at 1.8m, providing sport for all ability ranges from first-timers to Olympic hopefuls,” Hyslop added.



The Wave waterpark in Coventry has announced the official opening date on the second phase of the attraction site.

The waterpark will open to the public on October 21, 2019. The first phase of the site, the fitness centre and spa suites, opened this July.

Visitors to the soon-to-be-opened waterpark can experience six water slides, including The Cascade, The Torrent, The Cyclone, The Riptide, The Crestar and The Rapids.

The Coventry waterpark is also home to the largest wave pool in Britain, generating 20 million litres of water daily. Visitors can also bathe in a lazy river and enjoy refreshments in a beach café.

Councillor Kamran Caan, who is a cabinet member for public health and sport, refereed to the facilities at the waterpark as “incredible.” “I’m delighted that we have an opening date for the waterpark at The Wave,” said Caan.

“Between the six thrilling slides, the lower bowl with its splash pads and toddler friendly slides, wave pool and the lazy river, there is something for all the family.

“No other city has this kind of facility in the heart of the city centre and it’s the perfect legacy to our year as the European City of Sport. Keeping active is a great way of keeping fit in mind and body.

“More importantly, thanks to the design and the input of local school children waterpark is accessible for everyone,” Cann added.



The opening of The Wave, a long-awaited new waterpark in Coventry, has been delayed. The park’s gym and spa facilities were due to open to the public on June 24 but the opening has been put back.

CV Life, the park’s operators, have said there will be a ‘short wait’ before the official opening date is to be confirmed, though gave no indication as to when the site will open.

Paul Breed, chief executive of CV Life, said that membership fees for The Wave or CV Life will not be taken until August 1.

“The opening of the Health and Fitness Suites and Mana Spa will be a hint as to how amazing the waterpark and the rest of The Wave is going to be, and for this reason we would like to wait a little longer to open to ensure the highest standards are met,” said Breed.

“The facilities must be finished to the highest quality and until we are satisfied we have that, we will not be opening.

“It will only be a short wait until we can release an official opening date which will definitely be worth the wait,” he added.

The Wave will feature nine flume slides. The new waterpark and fitness centre is located in Coventry’s city centre.