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Bristol Wave

Postby Goat » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:34 pm

It's all go. Looking pretty decent too IMO. As a Bristol local, I wish this was built before the tender age of 37! :lol:

https://wavelengthmag.com/watch-first-w ... wave-pool/

https://www.facebook.com/TheWaveSurfing ... 766910753/

Anyone been yet?
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Re: Bristol Wave

Postby briggfoot » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:57 pm

Cant wait to have a crack at it, will be making more trips up and down the M5 now for sure and allowing some extra time to get to it.
Looks so much better than the Snowdonia wave pool, hollow!
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Re: Bristol Wave

Postby Chris152 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:32 am

I took my son Tuesday. He's pretty new to surfing but reading the level descriptions I decided he was 'advanced' (which he isn't in the sea - their levels aren't what most of us would think of) and he loved it, on the right side. From what I've read the waves they have at the mo are limited as they've not risk-assessed most of the waves it can do (the ones you see in the advertising vids). He struggled with a slow section half way through, before it turns to a tiny barrel at the end - good surfers handled it fine. Perfect for him but I guess some of you would want more challenge, which apparently will come when it's fully functioning. I didn't go in (40 quid) and was told to take pics. One thing - the water's cold, about 7 degrees apparently! Overall, brilliant, great for working on skills on a consistent wave, good atmosphere and we'll defo be going back. Seemed a bit surreal to my old mind tho...
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Re: Bristol Wave

Postby thechimp » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:16 am

VALS.............spreading..........worldwide............

https://beachgrit.com/2019/11/meanwhile ... -the-wave/
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Re: Bristol Wave

Postby Black » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:58 am

the waves they have at the mo are limited as they've not risk-assessed most of the waves
I doubt its anything to do with risk assessment as that's just a case of standing there with a form and box ticking. More likely is they have no insurance. :lol:
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Re: Bristol Wave

Postby Black » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:06 am

thechimp wrote:VALS.............spreading..........worldwide............

https://beachgrit.com/2019/11/meanwhile ... -the-wave/
What's a VAL?
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Re: Bristol Wave

Postby thechimp » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:32 pm

VULNERABLE ADULT LEARNERS

https://beachgrit.com/video/val-and-pro ... t-learner/

https://beachgrit.com/2019/10/dangerous ... ifeguards/

They have been around for years, but its worse now, some have had a few hours in a Surf School, bought brand new top of the range boards and are in the lineup, without a real clue, its unlike the learner of years ago who would stay in the white water, they actually think they can 'Surf'. Beachgrit jumped on it some time ago, they are all nationalities and have caused mayhem in the Maldives, Ments, etc, its not just surfing, VALS on Sup's are even worse, they have had lessons to paddle but cannot surf, they stand in the middle of the pack, take off, but cannot bottom turn, some have managed an angle take off, but they keep paddling like a maniac, the Phenomenon has spread worldwide and now to 'Bristol'
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Re: Bristol Wave

Postby Black » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:17 am

Ah I think I met one the other week... Paddling into the line-up with the nose of his board in the air, paddling for a wave then stopping just as he should takeoff and funniest (or scariest) of all was when a clean-up wave came through I heard this voice calling to me "I'm all right, I'm all right" and he was putting his thumbs up as though it was a close call!! He got out shortly after that but I felt responsible for his safety while he was in the water. Not easy to concentrate on waves and wallys.
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Re: Bristol Wave

Postby thechimp » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:32 am

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