Family holidays in Cornwall inspired the man behind Europe's biggest surfing project.
The £20 million lake called 'The Wave' - an inland surfing lagoon - will open near Bristol this autumn.
It's the brainchild of Nick Hounsfield. Remembering his family holidays off the North Cornish coast in the 1970s and 1980s, the 45-year-old quit his job as an osteopath and spent years raising the millions needed for the project.
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I've just never felt more alive than when I've just come out of the water. I always feel like I've found the best version of myself and it was something that I just constantly craved and then I just got to this point where I realised I could actually do this - bring surfing inland.
There is a prototype in Spain, and although Wales has a surfing lake, Nick Hounsfield's project will use a new technology which promises many more waves - one every eight seconds - of different sizes for different abilities. It's the first of its type in the northern hemisphere.
The project is about halfway through construction on a site at Easter Compton near Cribbs Causeway.