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

#10 Flow-rideur Cergy Leisure Center< /a>

Go discover the biggest outdoor surfing wave in Europe! Go surf on 256 m of waves!
The principle is simple: a stretched and inclined tarpaulin in the shape of a slide on which water is projected at high power, this creates static artificial surf waves on which you can do either Surfing or Body-Boarding.
Duration of the activity: 30 min

#7 Wave surf Café Bordeaux, the Urban surf spot

The indoor wave of the Wave Surf Café Bordeaux, brings the ocean and the mountains closer to the city center of Bordeaux, and resembles a ramp endless skateboarding.

The first wave of indoor surfing 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 dish

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


and DA WAVE, it’s the sliding simulator that can reach up to 3.50m high, visible at WAVE CORNER, the meeting spot for surfers in the Vaucluse, in Monteux, just 15 minutes away from Avignon. Certified with the Guinness World Records, it is the largest artificial wave in the world!