Following on from our article last week when we revealed that the filling process at Surf Snowdonia was underway, we are pleased to be able to report that the Wavegarden surf lagoon in Dolgarrog is now full and wave testing has begun. Two videos we have found on YouTube capture the various stages of the fill and give an insight into the size of the lagoon, the equipment needed to pump the 33000 cubic metres of water into the lake and the work still needed to ensure the smooth opening on August 1st.
The featured videos were filmed and directed by Jane Bowles and shared by filmmakingmad and they follow the filling of Surf Snowdonia right from the off when Managing Director, Steve Davies welcomed local dignitaries to the site to witness the pumps being turned on and thanked local residents for their support, right through to the pumps falling silent when the lagoon reached the required depth. It is also revealed that now the lake is full, it will continue to be topped up with a smaller 100 m3/hr pump and surprisingly the water level is actually tidal.
The second clip explains that the filling ran into a second day and the giant pumps finally fell silent just after 5pm on the 10th of July. The popular wave forecasting website Magicseaweed have also revealed a sneak glimpse of the wave at Surf Snowdonia being fired into life and showing testing underway. The two videos of the filling of Surf Snowdonia can be found below, let us know if you are impressed with the sheer scale of the lagoon and are you getting excited to finally see this extraordinary project reaching completion?