A brand new “world class” surfing park is set to be built in the UK.
The sea around Britain isn’t best known for its surfing suitability, but now we’ll be able to hang ten with the best of them.
The £40m development will be built on the Merseyside coast an hour away from Manchester.
Sefton council are collaborating with Go Surf to create the Southport Cove Resort.
It’s thought that the attraction could pump £20m into the local economy.
And, around 150,000 visitors will make use of the park every year.
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Southport Cove will also create 120 jobs.
Constucted on the Southport sea front, the resort will include a 250m long beach, a boardwalk and planted gardens.
There will also be a wellness and spa facility, four star accommodation, restaurants, cafes and leisure areas.
The “world class wave pool” is at the heart of the plans.
Using high-level tech, the pool will simulate waves which can tower over two metres high!
Beginners can practice with smaller waves while the pros go all out.
A Go Surf spokesperson said that the location and facilities in Southport "lend themselves perfectly to the town becoming a true haven for water sports, indoor and outdoor attractions, and wellness".
They continued: "The town benefits greatly from the successful integration of its town centre, marine lake and seafront.
"We're taking a world class surf pool and building a resort around it that's far more than just a place for catching waves, something that all visitors and members can enjoy on any given day of the year.
"Our aim is to create a perfect environment where people meet with friends and family, be it to lounge on the beach or in the gardens, catch some waves, relax in the spa, or just grab a coffee and a bite to eat."
Councillor Marion Atkinson noted: "Many people will remember that in 1989 the much-loved open-air swimming bath on the seafront next to Princes Park closed its doors to the public for the very last time.
"When we were doing the consultation around the Southport Town Deal it was clear that many people still had memories of the Lido in Southport.”