New pictures give a first look at the world’s first inland surfing resort in Edinburgh. Lost Shore Surf Resort will be Scotland’s newest premier tourism and leisure destination. Complete with luxury lodges, premium accommodation pods, restaurants, spa and shopping, it is set within a 60 acre country park and will open in September.
Images released to the public for the very first time, show the resort and the stunning accommodation pods that will be available for people wanting to enjoy the surfing at a wave pool three times the size of Wembley football pitch.
Coming to Scotland.
With a beachfront stretching for 250 metres, the surfing lagoon is going to be the biggest across all of Europe, but it is also going to be one of the most advanced on the planet. The cutting edge wave technology, developed by Wavegarden, is capable of producing up to 1000 customisable waves per hour, from 52 software driven modules.
Rides of up to 22 seconds, and with more than 20 different varieties of waves, there are opportunities for all abilities.
Lost Shore Surf Resort will be the largest wave pool in Europe both in size and in terms of wave producing modules (52).
This allows Lost Shore to maintain the size of the wave for a longer time, offering rides that will be on average, 30% longer compared to other facilities and producing waves that last as long as 22 seconds.
This latest iteration of Wavegarden’s Cove technology features a new Delta shape and depth that apart from increasing the beachfront area, also improves the currents in the pool and therefore the wave quality.
Thanks to the fact that it is a software driven technology, Lost Shore will be able to push any waves that already exist in Wavegarden’s wave menu, air section included, and any other waves that might be created in the future.
South Korea uses the more traditional shape of pool (same as Bristol and Melbourne), the Scottish wave pool will be using the new Delta shape and be one of the first parks with this new design.
Korea has 56 modules, which is the most in any Wavegarden facility in the world. When Lost Shore opensit will be second to them with 52.
Beginners will be able to benefit from expert tuition from surfing instructors. Included in the price is the use of surfboards and wetsuits from leading brands. More experienced surfers will be able to book sessions well in advance knowing that the waves will always deliver high quality surfing. The state of the art wetsuits will ensure that surfers will stay warm regardless of the weather, with heated indoor changing rooms to use before and after.
There will be a dedicated surf shop on site, which will have a board shaping room attached – the only one in Scotland. Giving visitors the chance to browse a broad range of surf hardware and wetsuits, they will also have the opportunity to test products in the surf cove, before committing to buying them.
Bosses have revealed that vouchers are now on sale to celebrate the first look for the public, and the launch of the new website.
These limited vouchers for surfing and accommodation are at huge discounts. For expert tuition or a session in the surf lagoon, multiple session vouchers are on sale from £100 meaning each hour-long session can be as little as £25 including surfboard and wetsuit hire. This is considerably cheaper than other inland surfing locations anywhere in the world.
Overnight pod stay vouchers can be purchased from as little as £100 for two people.
Ben Larg has hailed the new resort as a game changer for Scottish and British surfing. Scottish big wave pro surfer and Red Bull athlete, Ben Larg, said: “As a pro surfer this is incredible. Lost Shore is going to push up the level of Scottish surfing, bring so many more people to the sport, and, who knows, maybe get some Scots in the Team GB squad for the Olympics.
“It can be really difficult to access surfing in Scotland sometimes, but this is going to deliver reliable waves all the time. If I had access to this sort of facility when I was young, I would be such a better surfer now. That’s why Lost Shore will be so good for the next generation.”
Andy Hadden, founder of Lost Shore Surf Resort, said: “It is so incredibly exciting for us to share these new images. Bringing the world’s first inland surfing resort to Scotland is such a huge addition to the world class tourism that we already have.
“Our surf lagoon will be the largest in Europe when we open and one of the most advanced on the planet. Scotland has some incredible waves, but our resort will deliver high quality, customisable and reliable waves every day of the year.
“To celebrate our new website, we are offering amazing value on our vouchers, allowing you to be one of the first to enjoy the surf lagoon. Start planning now and buy your surf experience at the best price they will ever be.”
Marc Crothall MBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Tourism Alliance, said: “This spectacular resort is going to be a real game changer for Scottish tourism. Not only will this attract people from all over the UK, but from right across the world.
“To have an asset like this just 10 minutes from Edinburgh Airport and on the doorstep of an already world famous tourism destination is fantastic. These new pictures show what an incredible place this will be. I cannot wait to see it open in September.”
The new website with full information and voucher details can be found at: https://www.lostshore.com/