The team behind Wavegarden Scotland and Scottish surfers alike are celebrating the news that the planning application to build a Wavegarden Cove in Craigpark Quarry, Edinburgh has been given the green light. The disused quarry will now be transformed into a world-class surf park and family leisure attraction – a first for Scotland.
Wavegarden Scotland will include a surf school, self-catering luxury guest lodges, glamping pods, a waterfront café and restaurant, retail spaces, zip line, water tubing area, integrated natural play, bike skills track, and a snow-sports training jump. “We believe that this facility will deliver many benefits for the local community and for Scotland by offering world-class adventure leisure amenities alongside a wonderful country park, for walkers, runners and cyclists to enjoy,” said Andy Hadden, the man leading the project.
Wavegarden’s founder and CEO of Wavegarden, Josema Odriozola, was equally as pleased with the decision, explaining that now Scottish locals and tourists alike can experience the exhilarating feeling of surfing, regardless of their level.
The Scottish surfing legend Mark Boyd was stoked with the decision. “We welcome Wavegarden Scotland’s visionary project and look forward to practising our sport in safe and consistent waves. Having this facility will give the Scottish surfing team a huge edge when it comes to future competitions, to have this as a base will do wonders for the sport”.