Following the success of the Red Bull Unleashed event at the weekend, it has now been announced that Surf Snowdonia will have to close its doors to the general public for two days, following the discovery of a tear in the liner of the lagoon. The dates of the closure haven’t been revealed yet as the team are currently assessing the extent of the damage and making sure that all the necessary equipment to carry out the repair is on site before commencing work.
Since officially opening on August 1st, this is the second time that Surf Snowdonia has had to drain the water from the lagoon, the first occasion occurred in mid August when the Wavegarden engineers were forced to make a repair to the drive wheels on the wave mechanism. Although the reason for the tear is still to be investigated, we have seen various reasons being speculated on social media, including a split seam, possible surfboard damage and even some saying damage possibly caused by the scaffolding used to allow spectators access to the central pier at the weekend.
Surf Snowdonia expect the work to be carried out at some stage over the next week and are advising anyone with bookings for this period to check in at the official SS Facebook page for updates. As before, all other facilities at the site will remain open and anyone affected by the closure will either receive a credit to their Surf Snowdonia account or a full refund.
No one ever said it would be perfect or trouble free but do you feel that two major closures in less than two months is a little bit worrying? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section below and let us know if you have been affected by either closure?