The name “Alaïa” is inspired by the first surfboards used by Hawaiians. Surfing is at the root of several board sports, including skateboarding and snowboarding, so it seemed natural to use this name to create spaces dedicated to action sports.
This crazy project came into being in March 2016 after money was raised through crowdfunding and will open to early birds in May 2021. Others will have to wait until June.
Alaia Bay is powered by the revolutionary Wavegarden Cove technology, which is the most versatile, energy-efficient and highest capacity surfing lagoon in the world.
Capable of producing between 300-1000 quality waves per hour depending on the wave setting, the patent awarded technology is based on a modular electro-mechanical design that replicates the exact movement of water particles in ocean swells. The system pumps energy into the waves as they move forward to ensure they maintain a constant height for most of the ride.
Wave size, shape, power, and frequency can be adjusted at the push of a button, simply by changing modes on the control desk software – a unique feature of this system.
With the potential to host around 80 surfers simultaneously in a safe and controlled environment, the surfing lagoon has a variety of different surf zones that offer ideal waves for everyone – from newcomers to professionals.
Need some coaching for your first surf session? Head to the Surf School, where you can get coaching sessions. Our coaches will give you a warm welcome and some friendly advice.
Route d’Aproz 65,
Domaine des Îles,
+41 27 322 7171