Where can you get nearly two metre high, one hundred and eighty metre long waves every day of the year? You’d be forgiven for guessing Hawaii, Australia or Bali, but the answer, surprisingly, is soon to be the Conwy Valley in North Wales!
Surf Snowdonia have signed a contract with Wavegarden, an industry leader in wave generation technology, and an inland wave lagoon is scheduled to open in the summer of 2015. Wavegarden’s innovative design means that the generator requires less energy and is more reliable than previous artificial wave technologies.
Upon completion, it will be the first inland artificial wave generator that has the capability to host International Surfing Association (ISA) competitions.The ISA has long hoped that surfing will one day be recognised as an Olympic Sport and has said that the Surf Snowdonia announcement “significantly boosts the sport’s ultimate ambition.” Professional surfers are looking forward to having the opportunity to surf perfect waves all year round without jet-setting across the globe.
Amateur surfers also have reason to celebrate, as they will soon have an ideal place to practice which isn’t totally dependent on the weather. Surf Snowdonia are hoping that the sport will be accessible to millions more people thanks to projects like theirs.
Great Escapes Wales has a couple of beautiful holiday homes perfectly located fifteen minutes away from the Surf Snowdonia. If luxurious stone-built cottage is what you are looking for, Ty Newydd will take your breath away. We also have The Treehouse, a unique Art Deco style bolthole. If you want to make 2015 a summer to remember, then get yourself a surfboard and head to North Wales!