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Historic first wave fires off in world's largest wave pool

Jo Dennison © Joel Evans/Surf Snowdonia



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Test wave rolls down the lagoon with resident pro Jo Dennison

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 16 July, 2015 - Yes, waves 10 miles inland, and no it’s not a tidal bore. Surf Snowdonia turned on the engines to test out the new Wavegarden facility in Wales. The first wave to roll through was ridden by resident pro Jo Dennison.

Dennison went left in the freshwater wave pool that’s scheduled to open in August.

“It's important to note that this was slow testing of the machinery,” said Surf Snowdonia on their Facebook page. “Fine tuning of the wave is underway and the 2m barreling wave, with the 1.2m by it's side will be here soon.”

With a decade of R&D behind it, Surf Snowdonia will deliver the longest man-made waves in the world. The facility will generate consistently powerful surfing waves of varying heights in a 300m long lagoon. 

With guaranteed barrelling point-break type rides of up to 20 seconds long, it’s a concept which has fired the imagination of surfers world-wide.

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