It’s quite a concept, surfing in the Swiss Alps. As we know, surf parks pop up around the globe constantly with the proliferation of manmade wave technology, and Switzerland’s Alaïa Bay facility, a Wavegarden product, is the newest concept set to open this year. But aside from dropping another wave pool in a landlocked location, it’s worth examining if the pool (wave) itself is as good as it’s made out to be and what the park’s facilities are bringing to the table. And to do that, we can look at the landscape of this unique location for a surf park and the unique story of how it came about.
The Alaïa Bay Founder, Adam Bonvin, has worked endlessly to ensure the experience is mindblowing for surfers. “The wave is more powerful than you think, and the facility has been embraced because it brings four seasons of activity to the area,” Bonvin says.