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Nick Hounsfield: Speaking at the Leisure Toy & Gift Fair

Nick Hounsfield

Founder - The Wave


Founder and Chief Visionary Officer

From dream to reality – the journey to build The Wave in Bristol.

About Nick Hounsfield

A former osteopath, Nick founded The Wave in 2010 with a vision of bringing surfing, nature and ‘blue health’ to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. The Wave is an inland-surfing destination where anyone and everyone can surf on perfect waves, all year round, and reap the many physical and mental health benefits it offers.

The Wave''s first destination opened in Bristol, UK, in autumn 2019 and was the first place in the world to use groundbreaking Wavegarden Cove technology. Nick''s story from osteopath with £500 and a vision, to raising 25million to make it a reality is fascinating.

Nick is the Chair of Surfing England, and was also selected to be one of only 15 people to be part of UK Sports International Leadership Programme 2019-20.