Way back in late January we brought you news of the Bristol Wavegarden and how plans had been submitted for the Surfing lake and accompanying nature site. Well it seems like Wavegarden’s are like buses, as after all the years of waiting we now report on a second proposed development, this time in the beautiful region of Snowdonia.
Surf Snowdonia is planned for the Conwy Valley of North Wales in a village called Dolgarrog and like the Bristol venue, the site is going to offer much more than just the wave pool. Plans are afoot for both indoor and outdoor play areas, a dedicated Surf shack with coffee bar, woodland trails and at the initial stage an onsite campsite. The developers are promising accommodation with a few more home comforts, once the Wavegarden becomes established.
The Surfing lagoon itself will be 300 metres long and provide waves that vary in size up to a maximum 6 feet. With the wave being fully adjustable the site will cater for the youngest of Surfing Groms right up to Professional Surfer’s that will be involved in competitions or demonstration days.
Now this isn’t some pie in the sky, nice to have scenario, the Conwy Adventure Leisure group have signed an official contract with Wavegarden and have made the first payment in the £7.7 million investment. The official Surf Snowdonia website also promises the Wavegarden will be complete by early summer 2015, with work starting this May, although worryingly they also say they are waiting on final planning consent, which we hope goes through, hassle free.
To keep up to speed with developments in the progress and building of Surf Snowdonia, head over to the official site here and to see the Roxy team sessioning the original Spanish Wavegarden and to give you an idea of what to expect check out the embedded video below this article. We would love to know if you are excited by the prospect of Surf Snowdonia and do you think this is a good location for the Surf Lagoon?