Surf Snowdonia Adventure Parc opens doors for first full season
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 19 March, 2016 - The Surf Snowdonia Adventure Parc opened its doors for its first full season at 10am on Saturday 19th March, a week ahead of the long bank holiday weekend and Easter holidays.
The unique inland surf lagoon near Conwy, North Wales, is a world-first piece of engineering which generates the longest man-made surfable waves on the planet. Its much anticipated re-launch follows £1 million of new investment during a five-month winter downtime.
Exciting new facilities include water-based thrills which are set to delight fans of TV’s ‘Total Wipeout’: a ‘Crash & Splash’ obstacle course as well as a spectacular catapult ‘Blob’. There will be new guided stand up paddleboard and kayak safaris on the River Conwy as well as enhanced glamping accommodation and catering facilities.
Surf Snowdonia’s spectacular 300-metre surf lagoon simultaneously generates different wave profiles in different zones – so beginner surfers can surf alongside elite athletes. Because waves are consistent and guaranteed, surfers are able to progress and perfect their technique more quickly than in the ocean. Surfers can either surf as part of a lesson, or independently in a ‘freesurf’ session.
Andy Ainscough, managing director at the Surf Snowdonia Adventure Parc said: “We’re so pumped about opening those doors tomorrow morning and getting the waves on for 2016.
“This is a place that has to be seen to be believed – 300 metres of freshwater lagoon in one of the most beautiful inland landscapes in the UK. One minute you’re driving through the mountains, the next you’re hitting the surf. There’s nothing like seeing the look on people’s faces as they see and hear those waves go roaring past for the first time.
“We’re very much looking forward to welcoming surfers – and non-surfers - for what will be our first full season.”
Surf Snowdonia has been listed as ‘one of the world’s hottest new experiences for 2016’ by influential travel journal Lonely Planet. The surf lagoon proved a major tourism draw for North Wales in 2015 with the surf lagoon booked at an average 97% occupancy in its short first season. High profile visitors including Larry Page, the founder of Google, and Nick Woodman, founder of GoPro.