World-first Wavegarden® opens in Surf Snowdonia, North Wales on August 1st
August 1, 2015 marks a historical moment for Wavegarden. Following an exhaustive decade of research and testing on three evolving full-scale prototypes, the first commercial lagoon using our technology is ready to open its door to the public. Located in the beautiful lee of the Snowdonia mountains next to the village of Dolgarrog, Surf Snowdonia is transforming a derelict aluminium works into one of the most innovative surf facilities.
The surfing lagoon at Surf Snowdonia measures 300 metres by 120 metres and provides the opportunity for visitors from the UK and all over the planet to ride ocean-like waves tailored for surfers of all ability levels. Perfect waves ranging between 0.7m and 2 m high, with a lengthy surfing experience of 16 seconds per wave are consistently generated in a safe and natural environment.
Although fine-tuning the machinery generally takes several months to execute, our engineers have accelerated the process in order to meet the initial launch date. We are very pleased with the waves being produced during the commissioning phase. Some professional surfers have tested the expert wave, rating it as a high performance wave that offers plenty of speed and power. This is excellent news and we will continue to fine-tune the machinery in order to create even better waves very soon.
Jayce Robinson, one of UK’s top surfers, was fortunate enough to be one of the first people to test out the waves on offer at Surf Snowdonia. “The wave was longer than what I imagined it would be, it was really manoeuvrable and allowed me to practice a combination of turns”, exclaimed Robinson. “It’s definitively a great training ground to practice for competitive surfing”.
For more information and bookings, please go to www.surfsnowdonia.co.uk