With the ambition of becoming one of the hottest destinations in Europe in the field of adventure, Wales officially opened the world’s largest artificial surfing lake.
A great construction
It was one of those ambitions that Wales tourism industry decided to build the free-winding cable system. After more than two years of construction on an old aluminum foundry, Snowdonia surfing park in the town of Dolgarrog, located in the middle of the Conwy valley at the foot of the Snowdonia Mountains, northern Wales, welcomed the first guests
This is the first artificial surfing center in the world by Spanish company Wavegarden. Previously, in 2011, this model was introduced in Spain for commercial testing and demonstration purposes.
An ideal destination for surfing
Different from the structure of a wave lake, Wavegarden is an outdoor lagoon and the whole device is submerged. As a result, the artificial surfing lake can blend in with the natural landscape in Snowdonia National Park, where there are many beautiful rivers and lakes and forests.
Wavegarden surfing lake is 300 m long, 113 m wide. It has the longest artificial waves in the world with an altitude of 1.2-2 m and 150 m long. The wave at the end of the lake is smaller for beginners to learn to surf. The lake can pick up dozens of players to surf at the same time. Entrance fee for Snowdonia surfing area changes with season and surfing level.
Besides the traditional picnic journey to the mountains, Wales tourism expands more risky activities. For example, at the Blaenau Ffestiniog, visitors can swing on giant spring-loaded canvases in an old quarry. And in Bangor, about 10 km away, visitors can fly into the sky via the Zip World cable-free cable system which is considered the longest in Europe and the fastest in the world.