The Wave:IOW, advised by the Destination Consulting team of Colliers International, has unveiled plans to create a new inland surfing facility on the Isle of Wight. At the centre of the plans is a lake in which water technology would generate waves of up to 1.6m high, at a rate of 120 waves per hour.
The experience is suited to both experienced and first time surfers and the lake would be surrounded by botanical and healing gardens.
Seán Young, Director of Destination Consulting at Colliers International commented: “The Wavegarden system is the most exciting leisure attraction concept I have seen in over 10 years. There truly is nothing else like it on offer at the moment”.
Following a market review carried out by Colliers International, the group has partnered with Wightlink and the Isle of Wight Council to investigate the possibility of creating a site on the island.
Co-founder of The Wave, Tobin Coles, said: "We were already planning to build another 'Wave' elsewhere in the UK and were keen to look at locations on the south coast.
"The Isle of Wight is a great fit for The Wave - it is rural, has a resident surfing community but also attracts a good influx of tourists every year. We are in discussions with a number of key organisations, such as the Council and Wightlink, regarding the project but can now confirm that it is definitely our intention to create The Wave:IOW.”