Big success at world's first Wavegarden surfing contest: Red Bull Unleashed, Surf Snowdonia
The Red Bull Unleashed 2015 was the first international surf contest to be held in a Wavegarden facility, taking place at Surf Snowdonia (Dolgarrog, Wales, U.K.) on September 18-19. The event brought together some of the best surfers in the world and, thanks to our technology, all competitors surfed the same number of identical waves, in an innovative man-on-man elimination format.
Unhindered by the different factors that affect wave quality in the ocean (wind, swell and tide), Surf Snowdonia’s lagoon offered ideal conditions for the pro-surfers to fully display their talents. Contest winner Hawaiian pro surfer Albee Layer, along with the other competitors, praised not only the mechanical perfection and quality of the waves, but also the close proximity of the 2,000 vibrant spectators that cheered every manoeuvre on every wave.
Surf Snowdonia is the first commercial installation using Wavegarden’s technology. It opened its doors on August 1, 2015 and is located in a lee of the beautiful Snowdonia mountains, next to the village of Dolgarrog, where a derelict aluminium factory has been transformed into one of the most innovative surfing facilities in the world.
The Wavegarden lagoon at Surf Snowdonia measures 300m x 120m and provides ocean-like waves tailored for surfers of all ability levels. Perfect waves ranging between 0.7m and 1.85m high, with a lengthy surfing experience of 16 seconds per wave, are consistently generated in a safe and natural environment.
For more information and bookings, please go to www.surfsnowdonia.co.uk