The Wave Bristol

by nick-hounsfield in Bristol, City of Bristol

Creating a beautiful inland surfing destination and fusing surfing, outdoors & education for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

by nick-hounsfield in Bristol, City of Bristol

We did it
On 22nd December 2014 we successfully raised £219,473 with 937 supporters in 28 days

New stretch target

To celebrate we have decided to release one Golden Ticket. 

One lucky pledger on our T-shirts will be entered into a prize draw to win a lifetime membership to The Wave Bristol including a surfing session every week. Any sessions not used will be donated to a local charity. To qualify you just need to pledge on any of our t-shirts. This is a reward not to be missed out on!

Having reached our initial target, we are now charging through with a week to go and hoping for even better things. Our plan is to pump these funds into the project to deliver more renewables, more social outcomes and ensure this project delivers and over-delivers on all the objectives that we envisaged. Your support continues to be a continued inspiration to us and together we are making something fun, beautiful and meaningful for the future. Thank you!

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WE ARE NOW OVERFUNDING

To celebrate we have decided to release one Golden Ticket.

One lucky pledger on our T-shirts will be entered into a prize draw to win a lifetime membership to The Wave Bristol including a surfing session every week. Any sessions not used will be donated to a local charity. To qualify you just need to pledge on any of our t-shirts. This is a reward not to be missed out on!

 Thanks to all your support and eagerness to get involved, we have charged through our target with a week to go! The more we raise, the better we can be so please get involved and help us make waves of positive  change.

At The Wave Bristol our vision is to bring surfing and its many benefits to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

We will do this by building a surfing lake powered by the latest wave-making technology. This will be set in beautiful gardens – spaces where people can relax and recoup, get back in touch with nature, play, learn and explore.  From a safe environment for beginners to learn, to a High Performance Surf Centre to help coach the surfing stars of the future, whatever your age or ability The Wave Bristol will be open to you.

We want this place to not only be brilliant fun, but to make a positive difference to the people around it and the environment it sits within. We have built sustainability on all levels into the DNA of our project and its these elements that really make us tick. 

We are raising the funds for a basic build but this project deserves to be much better than basic. The funds raised via our Crowdfunder campaign will go to support some specific elements of the project that mean a lot to us.

We will ring-fence membership and surfing session funds until all the construction finance is in place. If we don't raise it, we give it back to you. Simple.

The Making Waves Foundation

A percentage of money raised will go the The Making Waves Foundation, which is an independent Charitable Trust that has been set up to fund community projects and charities in the local area. When the site opens a percentage of annual profits will also go to the foundation and the Trustees will decide how this is spent.

Additional funds raised by the campaign will be going to push forward some of our plans to make the site as environmentally sustainable as possible. Our long term aim is to take it completely off-grid and these funds will help us move towards this target by building in more renewable technologies at the build stage of the project.

If you want to know more detail about the project and what we are all about, then head to www.thewave.com 

* Memberships can be paid for by Direct Debit for ease of budgeting. HERE

We are on an incredible journey and we would love you to come with us!

In the media:

The Daily TelegraphThe Sunday Times 

Here is a film that sums up why we feel it is important that we build this facility, and build it right.

Fresh food, Yoga and outdoor swimming.

To find out the story behind our limited edition t-shirts by Kristine Khan. Click HERE 

Many thanks to:

Ben Howard Music - Old Pine

Richard Asquith - Haven

Thanks to our supporters and partners for helping us so far, it has been the best ride and it is only going to get better!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Thank you! We are eternally grateful that you have decided to join us on our journey. You will receive a very loud shout out on Facebook.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Thank you. We will have a special page on our website and your name will be entered onto that "Wavemaker" page as a legacy.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Limited edition Kids t-shirt with unique design by Kristine Khan, award winning artist. (Available in - Blue, Orange, Green)

£30 or more

54 of 200 claimed

£30 Reward

Come to our first dig party! Please join us in celebrating the start of the build, you can even dig a bit yourself and be part of this milestone moment! Refreshments and entertainment will be provided.

£30 or more

£30 Reward

Limited edition "The Wave" logo t-shirt. Carefully supplied by Finisterre. (Available in - White, Navy Blue or Graphite)

£40 or more

£40 Reward

Limited edition Male Finisterre t-shirt with unique design by Kristine Khan, award winning artist. (Available in - White, Graphite, Navy Blue)

£40 or more

£40 Reward

Limited edition Female Finisterre t-shirt with unique design by Kristine Khan, award winning artist. (Available in - White, Graphite, Navy Blue)

£40 or more

25 of 100 claimed

£40 Reward

Limited edition Giclee print by Kristine Khan, award winning artist, on acid free paper. A3 size - £40 inc. P&P Delivery by Christmas if you order by 12pm Tuesday 16th December.

£60 or more

3 of 3 claimed

£60 Reward

DIY handplane making kit from Arbo Surfboards includes: - Paulownia handplane blank - Hand strap with fastening buckle - Sanding block with different grade abrasives - Spare sanding paper - Linseed oil - Instructions

£75 or more

19 of 200 claimed

£75 Reward

Under 16: 1 hr surf lesson, 1 hr free surf and photos. Come and surf The Wave before we open to the public and have a chance to hone your skills. Could you be the next UK Pro........?

£75 or more

32 of 100 claimed

£75 Reward

Name engraved on our wooden sponsors wall for posterity and an invitation to the 'dig party'! This is a chance to be part of history making and leave a permanent memory of your involvement.

£100 or more

283 of 300 claimed

£100 Reward

Adults : 2 hr surf including 1 hour coaching and photo gift pack. You will be able to ride The Wave before it is open to the public and get tips from our experts. (please state ability level when booking).

£100 or more

20 of 200 claimed

£100 Reward

Annual pass to the site with free annual swimming pass. You will be able to enter The Wave site to come and relax, have a picnic, go for a swim or meet friends/family during normal opening hours.

£150 or more

7 of 100 claimed

£150 Reward

Name engraved on our wooden corporate sponsors wall for posterity and an invitation to the 'dig party'! This is a chance to be part of history making and leave a permanent memory of your involvement.

£350 or more

51 of 200 claimed

£350 Reward

**Annual Individual membership** (includes free access to site year round, priority booking, free hire of wet suits and boards, 10% discount peak time sessions, 20% discount off peak sessions, 15% discount for bar and café and event spaces, priority invites to events and functions, limited edition T-shirt and 2 hour free surf before public opening). Monthly payment options available*

£450 or more

4 of 4 claimed

£450 Reward

Surf photography work shop weekend with the amazing Tim Nunn. Friday, Saturday & Sunday - with 2 hours surfing per day. On site camping. All before we are fully open to the public!

£475 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£475 Reward

A custom board from any of the brands made at Toy Factory surfboards including custom art work by KE Surfboard art. Brands include: Fourth Surfboards, Toy Factory, Art of Trim Rebellion Project, J Leon Shapes, Bos Surfboards. Including a 2 hour surf session at The Wave Bristol once open.

£600 or more

9 of 200 claimed

£600 Reward

**Annual family membership** (Two adults and two children - includes free access to site year round, priority booking, free hire of wet suits and boards, 10% discount peak time sessions, 20% discount off peak sessions, 15% discount for bar and café and event spaces, priority invites to events and functions, 2 hour free surf before public opening). Add £50 to your pledge for an extra child.

£650 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£650 Reward

Build your own Wooden Surfboard with Paul from Arbo Surfboards. Take part in one of the intense three day workshops held around the UK and Europe or arrange a week at the Arbo Surfboards Workshop in Cornwall for a one-on-one session. You will be guided through the building process of constructing a custom hollow, skin on frame wooden surfboard and you end up with a beautiful and lightweight surfcraft build by your own hands. No special woodworking skills needed.

£700 or more

52 of 200 claimed

£700 Reward

Use of the lake for 2 hours for 8 friends before public opening + photo gift pack. This will be a great alternative surf trip for a group of friends wanting to do a trip with a difference!

£15,000 or more

£15,000 Reward

Company promo day. A clean unbranded site to hold your own event/competition, client networking day or a media/filming, company team building day. Full VIP treatment. Contact us to discuss with our event experts. A totally unique experience!

£20,000 or more

£20,000 Reward

The Ultimate Wave-making Opportunity - Practically a key to the front door! Please contact us to discuss. Also includes, first access to The Wave, name engraved on the wall for posterity, VIP Invitations to pretty much everything we do! Limited edition T-shirt.


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