First look at construction on Europe’s largest wave pool

New pictures give a first look at the world’s first inland surfing resort in Edinburgh. Lost Shore Surf Resort will feature 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 (including drone footage) show the resort and the accommodation pods that will be available for people wanting to enjoy surfing at a wave pool three times the size of Wembley football pitch.

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.

Artist rendering shows multi-person accommodation which will sleep up to 6 people.

“It is so incredibly exciting for us to share these new images,” said Andy Hadden, founder of Lost Shore Surf Resort. “Bringing the world’s first inland surfing resort to Scotland is such a huge addition to the world class tourism that we already have. Scotland has some incredible waves, but our resort will deliver high quality, customisable and reliable waves every day of the year.”

To celebrate the new website launch and construction progress, Lost Shore is offering early bird specials ahead of their launch

Vouchers are now on sale for surfing and accommodation at 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. Overnight pod stay vouchers can be purchased from as little as £100 for two people. 

A smaller one or two person pod that looks pretty spacey and cool.

Ben Larg has hailed the new resort as a game changer for Scottish and British surfing.

“As a pro surfer this is incredible,” said Ben. “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.”

Marc Crothall MBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Tourism Alliance thinks the resort will be a real game changer for Scottish tourism. Not only attracting 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” said Marc. “These new pictures show what an incredible place this will be. I cannot wait to see it open in September.”