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April 19, 2024

A Temperature Guide to Alaïa Bay: The waves are back, but what to wear?

From April 13th the waves are back in the Bay. We’re so excited to fill the pool with shredders again this Spring – it’s time to warm up for the season. However, surfing in a pool that see’s both ice and sun across the year can make it a tough call when deciding what to… Continue reading A Temperature Guide to Alaïa Bay: The waves are back, but what to wear?

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April 2, 2024

Surfing’s dark tides: are wave pools the answer?

Surfing being knighted as an Olympic sport is a bittersweet turn of events, a feel that many surfers will resonate with. The Olympic committee’s controversial decisions at Teahupoʻo, Tahiti, started a growing friction between environmentalists, surfers, and the world of competitive surfing. The decision to upheave ancient and pristine coral reefs to build a judging… Continue reading Surfing’s dark tides: are wave pools the answer?

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April 2, 2024

Surfboards Explained: A guide to finding your stick

With an industry over 70 years old , surfing has sky-rocketed in its innovation for producing the best ride possible, in a plethora of conditions. If you can imagine it you can probably find it, from longboards over 9ft to twin fin pocket rockets at 5ft 2, but what’s the point of all these different… Continue reading Surfboards Explained: A guide to finding your stick

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March 14, 2024

NEW LEVELS 2024

Welcome to our 2024 wave guide! It’s coming up to that time of year again when the swell starts to pulse in the heart of the mountains once more.

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February 27, 2024

NAZARÉ: WHAT CREATES THE WORLD’S LARGEST WAVES?

The last few weeks have seen Portugal’s beast in the North rear its head again. Nazaré, named after the biblical land ‘Nazareth’, this wave frequently reaches heights of 50ft and higher.

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February 16, 2024

COLD WAVES AROUND THE WORLD: FROM ALASKA TO RUSSIA

We might think Alaïa Bay gets pretty damn cold, but the truth is it gets a whole lot harsher for people in other corners of the world.

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January 29, 2024

ALAÏA BAY 2024 WAVE GUIDE

Welcome to our 2024 wave guide! It’s coming up to that time of year again when the swell starts to pulse in the heart of the mountains once more.

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January 12, 2024

OUR TOP 5 WINTER SURF TRIP DESTINATIONS

FOR THOSE OF US IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE, THE WINTER MONTHS CAN BE TRYING ON OUR LOVE FOR SURFING.

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December 20, 2023

BEST THINGS TO DO IN CANTON DU VALAIS WHILE ALAÏA BAY IS CLOSED

While the winter months mean the waves must stop in the Bay, it doesn’t mean the adventures need to stop.

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December 7, 2023

HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR SURFERS: 5 MUST-HAVE PRODUCTS

You want to nail the xmas gifts this year, but not totally sure where to start?

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November 23, 2023

WAVE POOL: A BRIEF HISTORY

Transforming from the elaborate gardens of European kings in the radical ability to get barrelled at the foot of the Alps in Alaia Bay, it’s safe to say the last 30 years of wave pool tech have seen the artificial wave accelerate beyond anyone's expectations.

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November 22, 2023

NICK CRETTENAND: A GROUNDBREAKER IN PROFESSIONAL SURFING

Nick grew up in land-locked Switzerland, and didn’t set foot on a SUP board until the age of 33 – making his rise as SUP surfing champion all the more compelling.

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June 6, 2023

POOL ACCESS – NON-SURFING CHILDREN

For safety reasons, and to ensure that our customers’ experience runs as smooth as possible, we would like to inform you that children who have not booked a surfing session will not be allowed to enter the pool area.

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May 23, 2023

NEW MALIBU COURSE AVAILABLE!

We are excited to announce the arrival of a brand new course: the Malibu Course!

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April 5, 2023

COMEBACK OF THE BRUNCH!

We are excited to announce the return of our beloved brunch every weekend at our surf destination.

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April 5, 2023

SURFERS CUP UPDATE

The Surfers Cup, an event organized by Alaïa Bay in collaboration with the Freeride World Tour, was an outstanding event that attracted the attention of many other surfing and action sports enthusiasts.

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April 5, 2023

PRIVATE LESSONS

Is your progress stalling? Feel like you need some guidance? Do you want to work on a specific maneuver? You want a personalized service? Our Private Lessons are for you.

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April 5, 2023

ONLINE LEVEL SELECTOR

We are excited to introduce our new level selector at Alaïa Bay. We know that it can be difficult to choose the right type of lesson/session for your level of surfing; especially when you come from the ocean with little experience in an artificial pool.

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April 5, 2023

BEGINNER & WAIKIKI COURSES START

We are excited to announce that Beginner & Waikiki lessons are back at Alaïa Bay!

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April 5, 2023

INSTALLATION OF THE CHECKPOINT IN THE POOL

What is this strange ball floating in the air next to the machine? Could it be a new rule to facilitate the surfers’ flow?

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February 7, 2023

ALAÏA BAY OPENING ON MARCH 3RD 2023

ALAÏA BAY welcomes you again in March, from Wednesday to Sunday, for surf sessions from Malibu to Beast level. The Beginners and Waikiki lessons, which require instructors in the water for the duration of the course, will be available to the public from April 1st.

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February 7, 2023

NEW SESSIONS 2023

Malibu session and Mega Turn session: don’t wait any longer, book your place now before it’s gone!

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February 7, 2023

FREE SURF

Alaïa Bay introduces the ” Free Surf ” validation which offers several advantages to its holders. To access the most powerful sessions, Mega Turn, Pro and Beast, it is essential to have surfed at least 2 Expert sessions or 5 Intermediate or Advanced sessions and to have obtained a manual validation by our team.

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February 2, 2023

SURFING FOR ALL AT ALAÏA BAY

The Alaïa group is committed to making action sports accessible to everyone, regardless of their condition.

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September 22, 2022

FREE SURF

become a Free Surfer and enjoy all those benefits!

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August 25, 2022

NEW IN: CLOTHING COLLECTION AND FUNCTIONAL EQUIPMENT LINE!

Discover the latest project, designed to support your action sports practice!

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August 18, 2022

THE ENDLESS SUMMER PACKAGES EASY AND COZY

Welcome to Alaïa! Come and discover the cozyness of the Alaïa Lodge, in the HQ of mountain activities!

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March 21, 2022

KIDS CLUB

You no longer have to go on holiday to the sea to let your children surf: Now there is a surf club for children and teenagers in the middle of the Alps! Every week, we make it possible for the children of the region to meet and develop their surfing skills together.

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