Easter Compton's inland surfing lake, The Wave, will reopen on Saturday.

The unique attraction, which opened last November, has been closed since March due to the coronavirus crisis.

The Wave Founder, Nick Hounsfield, said: “Having to close our doors days before the Easter holidays, and on the cusp of our first peak season, was gutting.

"It is properly exciting to now finally have a reopening date.

"We have been closely following Government guidance and developing a new way of working which will allow us to safely welcome people back to ride our waves.

"We are currently bringing our brilliant team off furlough and are all working hard to get ready for a summer of surfing.”

The Wave has changed a number of things about the way it operates. These include:

• Managing the numbers visiting at any one time.

• Reducing the number of surfers in beginner lessons to 5 plus a coach.

• Maximising the use of the spacious grounds with plenty of socially distanced seating.

• Increasing the frequency of cleaning key areas such as changing rooms and toilets.

• Putting a new ‘one way’ system in place to change the way people move around the site.

• Locating plenty of hand sanitizer points around the site, which staff will ask people to use.

All visitors will also have to pre-book.

Nick added: “We are an outdoor destination with plenty of space around the surfing lake and further afield.

"We have now opened up the paths and green areas around the site and added more socially distanced seating, allowing people to easily find their own space to settle and enjoy their visit.

"We have also added more ‘pop up’ food outlets in the grounds, so people can enjoy a delicious al fresco bite to eat after their surf!”

From August, surf slots will be available from 7am until 8pm, with lessons offered from 8.30am until 5.30pm.

To find out more about The Wave and to book tickets, visit thewave.com