A novel combination of two watersports is making waves with visitors on the shores of Windermere.

English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues, which runs the Watersports Centre at Low Wood Bay, has been working with new venture Wake on the Bay to offer tuition in wakesurfing.

The exhilarating activity requires a short surfboard, plus a specialist wakesurfing boat, tow rope and buoyancy aid for safety. The surfer starts off holding on to the tow rope as the boat accelerates. Once upright and ready, the surfer then discards the rope.

Edward Grey from Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa said: “As the Mastercraft sports boat generates a wake that mimics the ocean in a controlled and consistent way, it allows the surfer to work the wave and develop their surfing skills and style, adding different moves, jumps and tricks.

“Wake on the Bay is an exciting opportunity to share my passion for this sport with others, and indeed bring what’s usually an ocean-based activity inland!”

Mr Grey grew up learning to sail and raced boats at the Royal Windermere Yacht Club, which led to sailing with team GB at junior and youth level.

He became a dinghy sailing instructor before training as a senior sailing, water skiing and wakeboarding instructor.

He then learned to surf whilst in Australia, where he also coached a school sailing team which won the Queensland State Championships and secured a bronze at the Australian Schools National Championships.

For further information, or to book a wakesurfing session, call 01539 439 441 or visit englishlakes.co.uk/low-wood-bay/watersports/.