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Edinburgh’s Ambitious Surfing Vision: Lost Shore Surf Resort Welcomes Council Leader


Cammy Day, the leader of the council, visited the location of the upcoming Lost Shore Surf Resort in Ratho.

During the visit, the team behind the Lost Shore Surf Resort provided the council leader with a comprehensive tour of the site and shared their ambitious vision to establish the world’s inaugural ‘surf resort’ in the heart of Scotland’s capital.

Construction began in July 2022 and the resort is set to open to the public in September 2024. Upon completion, Lost Shore will be the world’s first inland surf resort and home to Europe’s largest surf pool. The state-of-the-art surf lake will be set within a 60-acre country park to the west of the city.

Powered by Wavegarden technology, the new facility will be capable of generating up to 1,000 waves per hour. The facility will have a variety of wave settings dependent on ability and experience.

There will also be luxury accommodation options, food markets, shopping, and a wellness spa.

From beginners to experienced riders there is truly something for everyone of all ages at the new facility.

“It was a real pleasure to visit the site today and meet the Lost Shore Surf Resort team. I got to see first-hand the incredible amount of work that is going into the resort and hear about its bold and ambitious plans for the future.

“Ever since planning permission for Lost Shore was given by the Council in 2018, we’ve been waiting with excitement to see the finished product and it’s fantastic to have it just around the corner. Upon completion this will be a truly groundbreaking and world class sport and leisure facility, not just for our residents in Edinburgh, but for all of Scotland, and visitors from further afield. 

“I’m confident this will be a huge draw for the city and I’m proud that ETAG is a partner in the project. We welcome over 4.3 million visitors a year to Edinburgh, and Lost Shore represents a fantastic addition to our tourism landscape.

“The team behind Lost Shore have been working on the concept for nearly a decade so I’d like to congratulate them on all of their efforts to get to this point. They have my full support and I’m looking forward to coming back next September and experiencing it myself.”

Council Leader and Chair of Edinburgh Tourism Strategy Implementation Group (SIG), Cammy Day

“Lost Shore Surf Resort is going to be an incredible destination when we open in September. We are bringing the world’s first inland surfing resort to Edinburgh, and it will be such a brilliant addition to the world class tourism that we already have here.

“It’s really positive to have the support of the City of Edinburgh Council. We are at a key point in the construction phase, launching our new website and have vouchers on sale for the first time too.

“Councillor Day knows how important the tourism industry is to the local economy and it’s great to have him here today and show him how we will support this, and of course be a great leisure destination for people across Edinburgh.”

Founder and Managing Director of Lost Shore Surf Resort, Andy Hadden

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