As well as getting the chance to try the 2017 Starboard range on the manmade wave, you can also improve your technique at a SUP skills workshop, participate in Q&A sessions with the experts, watch demonstrations and grab some freebies in the Goody Giveaways.
Entry to spectate at the Surf Snowdonia Pro Surf Challenge, which conveniently falls within the Autumn school holidays, is free along with free parking and promises to offer an exciting day of family friendly entertainment.
Testing has been successful and Surf Snowdonia are happy they have addressed the reliability issues at the site.
Apparently the motor that drives the wave mechanism is currently in Austria, undergoing modifications and should be back in Dolgarrog in January.
The facility was always intended to be shut down for the winter period, but a serious mechanical failure with the main drive mechanism that will take 3 months to repair, has meant the team have unfortunately brought the winter shutdown forward by 8 weeks.
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.
There were some who felt the idea of a wavepool competition would be lacking excitement, but with everyone competing on a level playing field, it can only be the competitor who surfs the best who will eventually win through.
There can be no excuses about not getting the right wave, or lady luck not being on side when the each competitor is guaranteed a perfect head high wave every few minutes.
The lagoon needed to be drained to enable the engineers to address the problem, which turned out to be an issue with the wheels that drive the wave mechanism.
Surf Snowdonia are promising to refund anyone who is affected by the closure and have made it clear that although the lagoon is out of action, the rest of the site is still open, including the café bar, the surf shop and the soft play shack and the camping pods.