With no coastline and weather like this, it's no surprise that there are not masses of surfers in London.

However, one man has started an ambitious campaign to build a custom-made surfers' paradise - in Swanley.

Joby Ingram-Dodd, 37, has been surfing for 25 years - and now wants to bring the sport closer to home.

As CEO of company London Surf, Mr Dodd has started a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to build a lake, rock climbing centre and skatepark inside the M25.

He said: "I've been surfing since I was a kid. I started developing this at the end of last year and it is starting to build momentum, it's exciting.

"With the Swanley and Hextable regeneration project, it's makes it a great area and opportunity for a project like this.

"It would be a place people can go to after work, or where you can bring the family for the weekend. I want it to be a place where you can do all the of cool sports that you just don't have the chance to do in the city.

"It would be all the experiences you want but you can't do in London - this would be just a train away."

Mr Dodd, originally from Hextable, said his vision includes a 700x300m lake, a barbecue area, golf course and adventure play park.

He said: "It would have something for everyone, and a lake that we have made ourselves - using tech to make the perfect waves without having to drive miles."

The company is in the early stages of negotiating a site, and a Crowdfunder page went live to try and boost the funds needed.

A £4million goal has been set - and the company already has 1,000 people following it on Facebook.

Mr Dodd said he was estimating the project to bring 200 jobs once it was finished.

According to the fundraising page: "[London Surf] has not secured our final site yet (partly why we are raising funds) however we are working with the local authority in south east London, around Swanley area to secure a site."

To view the project's crowdfunding page, click here.