The Camp at The Wave

Campsite Boardwalk and Individual Tent Decks

Surf’s up and Gripsure decking is down at The Camp at The Wave in Bristol!

Our Classic non-slip boards have been installed at the first inland surfing destination of its kind in the UK. People of all ages and abilities come here to experience the thrill of riding a wave – or at least having a go. There are different lessons and sessions to suit beginners and experts, as well as a range of activities for children.

Just metres from the most consistent surf break in the country, The Camp provides overnight accommodation where guests are perfectly placed for dawn patrols or sunset sessions. The 25 luxury safari tents aim to celebrate the simple things in life, offering a place to escape, chillout, connect, sleep and reset.

Gripsure recently provided 9,165 linear meters of our Classic boards to be used for boardwalks around the campsite, as well as porch areas outside each tent. It was the second instalment of Gripsure decking at The Wave. Previously, our Classic boards were used to create a pier, boardwalks and a viewing terrace at the popular destination, which attracts hundreds of visitors each year.

Accommodation supervisor Sam Jones said it was important to go for such a high-quality, non-slip decking. “The nature of The Wave is watersports with kids around and people walking through the campsite in wetsuits,” he said. “We didn’t want people slipping over. Everybody has to be safe around the campsite. We’re really pleased with how the latest instalment of decking is working out. There have been no issues with anything. It looks really good and is completely fit for purpose.”

The Wave’s glamping style tents on its campsite sleep eight people and are kitted out with comfortable beds, a kitchenette, private toilet and a large balcony, where guests can relax after a long day of surfing. There are also two fully wheelchair accessible tents.

The team at The Wave wanted to use Gripsure decking for this latest project because we share their strong commitment to sustainability. In recent years, Gripsure has taken great steps towards environmental sustainability, from working with sustainable FSC and PEFC certified timber to reducing waste. We have just taken this a step further by signing up to a commitment of becoming a net zero carbon business.

The Wave also has sustainability built into its ethos. Environmentally, the business is continually striving to be resourceful, finding ways to minimise environmental impact. Jac Griffiths, Customer Experience Manager at The Wave said it was a pleasure to work with Gripsure. He said: "Gripsure did a fantastic job over the camp. The whole team were unbelievably helpful - whether it was back office staff or the team that did the installation. Would use their services again in a heartbeat.”

Gripsure Classic Non-Slip Decking