The WaveGarden to partner with leading SUP brand
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 23 April, 2015 - Dolgarrog, United Kingdom - In a press release yesterday, Surf Snowdonia announced a partnership with leading SUP brand Starboard UK.
"As we move into our final construction phase ahead of our summer opening we are delighted to announce a partnership with Starboard UK, the industry-leading stand up paddleboard (SUP) brand. We think Surf Snowdonia is going to be a fantastic destination for the UK’s (and further afield!) growing contingent of SUP fans.
Starboard UK will supply all of our SUP kit, including hard and soft boards, carbon paddles, accessories as well as specialist SUP training sessions through our Surf Academy. Starboard kit will also be available to buy in our retail space.
With over twenty years’ worth of research and development investment behind it, Starboard is widely recognised as the world’s number one SUP brand. The company provides the widest range of SUP boards, catering for world champions and beginners alike. Boards are designed to cater for different paddle level, rider weight and wave conditions.
Scott Warren, Starboard UK’s brand manager and Starboard SUP team rider, said: “To say the office was excited about Starboard UK supporting Surf Snowdonia is a bit of an understatement. We are all immensely proud to be involved in such a ground-breaking project and can’t wait to get started on site.
“Working with the world’s first publicly accessible Wavegarden was certainly an opportunity not to be missed. The prospect of not only showcasing the amazing Starboard brand but also the sport in the UK gave us all a definitive YES when the Surf Snowdonia team got in touch.
“We all can’t wait to show the thousands of people visiting just what SUP is all about both in and out of the surf. Roll on summer 2015… I already have my visits pencilled in the diary.”
Can’t wait to see you Scott. Thanks to our unique wave-generating engineering and technology, the Wavegarden will produce powerful and consistent waves of varying heights up to 2 metres, in a 300m long lagoon. That’s quite a ride we’ll think you agree. Different areas of the lagoon will produce different sizes of wave, meaning absolute beginners will be able to enjoy the water alongside seasoned professionals.
As well as free-surf sessions on the lagoon we will also offer expert tuition in a number of water sports, including SUP, from our Surf Academy. SUP is an excellent entry-level water sport which is accessible and enjoyable for all ages and abilities.
Starboard UK is an innovative and forward-thinking brand which is constantly evolving its offer and range and we strongly believe that the quality of their products will ensure our visitors have the best possible SUP experience on the Wavegarden lagoon.
SUP is growing quite a following in the UK, with more and more people taking part regularly in the sport. It’s hugely exciting for us to be part of that momentum, and we’re confident that Surf Snowdonia will soon become one of the UK’s most compelling SUP destinations."