Artificial surfing waves in France, new places to practice open all year long…

Artificial surfing waves have become a darling for all our young budding surfers who want to try this sport which has just entered the Olympic Games during the Tokyo Games which took place in 2021 due to Covid.

For most of these, they are open all year round due to their indoor positioning in major cities such as Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Marseille, Perpignan, Avignon, Grenoble, La Roche-sur-Yon…

The different types of artificial waves

Several types of waves can be created depending on the configuration of the site which will vary from Flowrider type (which is a projection of water over a height of a few centimeters) to a more wave rider type (where you can manage to surf on a height of water between 40 cm and 1.30 meters depending on the power of the pumps)

The only problem with this type of wave is an impressive energy consumption to be able to put the pumps and the water treatment system into service, which runs in closed circuit for indoor waves and in open circuit for those outdoors. located on bodies of water …

Here is the Top 10 of its artificial waves in France

#9 Wave-Pool Exo 38 tencin north of Grenoble< /h4>

Firstartificial surfing wave floating in France! Hydrostadium, Method and Exoloisirs have joined forces to offer you the best artificial surf wave technology

The height of the wave can be adjusted up to 130cm in order to adapt to the level of the users. The activity is accessible from 10 years old.

Whether you are more of a surfer, wakesurfer or beginner, you will love it!!!

#8 Wave surf Paris, the wave in the heart of the capital…

Wave in Paris uses a unique technology in France since it is Flowrider, a world reference and leader in static waves.The water projected at high power on the inclined plane creates a static wave on which the practitioner can slide and perform their figures.It is a pool measuring 16 meters by 10 meters for 160m3 of water and it is powered by 2 autonomous pumps (90kwa each) where it is possible to regulate and vary the powers. one of the most popular artificial surf waves in the capital


#7 Wave surf Café Bordeaux, the Urban surf spot

The indoor wave at the Wave Surf Café Bordeaux brings the ocean and the mountains closer to the city center of Bordeaux, and is similar to a ramp of infinite skateboarding.

The first indoor surfing wave open all year round in France to have fun and practice surfing, bodyboarding, snowboarding, skimboarding and skateboarding. It is also a bar and a restaurant to enjoy a surf atmosphere over a drink or a meal

Wave surf café where artificial surf waves combine fun and the art of city living

#6 Wave surf Café Perpignan, where surfing and trampoline combine plural

Come have fun, discover water sliding, test your ollies and 360s, jump and perform aerobatics on our trampolines, celebrate your birthday, your bachelor/bachelorette party, bring your teams together or simply have a drink and take advantage

show, the Wave Surf Café welcomes you every day in the heart of Perpignan on its unique artificial surf waves…

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#5 Echirolles The artificial wave for surfing all year round

If the people of Isère are used to snow sliding, they will now be able to confront “riding” in an aquatic environment.“La vague”, an indoor space dedicated to occasional or experienced surfers, has just opened. launch in Echirolles. The only resort of its kind in the region other than outdoor artificial surf waves

#3 The Glassy house, an infinite wave, in 28 degree water, do you think it’s possible?

A perfect combination between the language of surfing, an intimate atmosphere and the unifying spirit that surf culture brings.
A UNIQUE artificial wave IN FRANCE of adjustable size and infinitely surfable! It adapts to all levels and allows you to practice this sport in complete safety (you are supervised by a state-certified instructor and a pool supervisor).

#2 O gliding simulator – Aqualudic Center in Orléans< /h4>
No matter your age, your level in board sports, come and enjoy a unique board riding experience on the indoor artificial wave in Orléans (two hours south of Paris)! It is designed by MADEA CONCEPT, a designer and manufacturer of aquatic attractions committed to sustainable development.

Here, you can try more than ten water sports in the same place: surfing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, towed buoying, etc. Alone, in twos or threes, come and ride in a secure setting. An instructor will be there to accompany you throughout the session and so that you too can become an expert in water sports!

Let yourself be tempted by a unique experience and discover the pleasure of sliding, regardless of the season or your level of practice. Thrills guaranteed!

This gliding simulator is the ideal opportunity to discover numerous water sports. And to find out more about the other artificial waves in France from MADEA CONCEPT and the brand: go to our dedicated article.


MY SURF®CityWave is the indoor and heated artificial wave from WAVE ISLAND, globally recognized and accessible regardless of the outside temperature.

Beginner? MY SURF®CityWave lets you discover surfing in a secure environment. Thanks to its modular power and its crossbar which you can hold on to, you can learn and have fun in complete safety.

Experienced? MY SURF®CityWave allows you totrain and perfect your technique, on a real board, in conditions close to reality, on a wave that can be modulated and used infinitely.

10-min initiations are offered for those who want to test themselves on the wave and, from 4 p.m., 30-min sessions are also available. reservation for those who really want to discover skiing and develop their technique.

The only artificial surf wave spot that includes a flowrider and a waverider