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Surfing man-made wave in Europe. No ocean required.

Last year I wrote about Boscombe Surf Reef , the first artificial surf reef in Boscombe, Dorset, UK. In my post I wrote that the reef had problems since early days ( the quality of the waves was not impressive, the rides were short and only reliable for bodyboarders ). According to the news, this year, the reef will be fine- tuned.

But Boscombe Surf Reef might not be the only place in Europe to surf man-made waves.

Located in the Basque Country, Northern Spain, Wavegarden gives people of all ages and surfing levels the ability to enjoy a beach environment and a real surfing experience...beyond the oceans of the world.
Just like Boscombe Surf Reef, Wavegarden leaves more to be desired. Wave are consistent, but small and short ( you can make about 3 or 4 turns on it’s glassy wave face if you’re quick, before it hits a bank at the end of the pond ).

Good news ( for both Boscombe Surf Reef and Wavegarden ) is there is a big and bright future in man-made wave pools/surfing waves : they are getting bigger, longer, cleaner...

Wavegarden (Extended) from wavegarden on Vimeo.

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