The location of the new development is the former Aluminium works at Dolgarrog. Set in the foothills of the Snowdonia National Park, Surf Snowdonia will be a showcase for the World’s first publicly accessible Wavegarden® artificial surfing lagoon.
This revolutionary concept, which has fired the imagination of the World’s surfers, generates powerful and consistent surfing waves, of varying heights up to 6 feet, in a 300m long lagoon. It is ideal for all surfers, from grommets (beginners both young and old) to professional surfers, and will be a fantastic family destination.
Surf Snowdonia will also play host to events, competitions and surf demos, giving the public access to the World’s top surfers.
Complementing the Wavegarden facility will be a range of other exciting attractions. The Hub building will feature a 50 metre long café, restaurant and bar positioned immediately alongside the surfing lagoon, whose glass front will allow visitors to enjoy food and drink whilst watching the surfing action close-up. The catering facilities will be available to visitors who wish merely to stop off for a drink and a snack, or perhaps a full meal, but who have no intention of getting wet. Retail and changing facilities complete the Hub building offer.
Other activities around the site will include attractive rural landscaping, woodland trails, Wifi, outdoor play and events spaces.
The Activity Lagoon will focus on low skill fun for all the family featuring an amazing experience of ‘Blobbing’, obstacles, overhangs and inflatables, all within sight of the Hub building. An indoor children’s play building will provide a safe and secure soft play and activity centre for 2-10 year olds, complete with a coffee bar. In the early stages of the project they will provide a camping site complete with a shower block facility.
Partnerships with local accommodation providers will cater for those seeking a more sophisticated level of overnight comfort, and it is their intention to build their own accommodation units after a few years of operation.
Surf Snowdonia has already won two awards - www.surfsnowdonia.co.uk/surf-snowdonia-projects-wins-two-awards/
10 things you should know about Surf Snowdonia - www.surfsnowdonia.co.uk/10-things-you-should-know-about-surf-snowdonia/