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Surfing lake to be built near Bristol

Councillors are considering plans for a £6 million artificial lake on farmland near Almondsbury near Bristol. It would generate five feet high waves to provide ideal conditions for surfers.

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Surfing lake could be given go-ahead near Bristol

The lake would generate 2m waves Credit: ITV News West Country

England's first inland surfing lake could be given the go-ahead by South Gloucestershire councillors today.

The Wave Bristol hope to create the £6 million facility on land at Easter Compton near the M5. The lake would be able to generate waves nearly 2 metres high, at a frequency of 120 an hour.

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