Construction for the first Wavegarden accessible to the public has been confirmed! The 300m long lagoon will feature a variety of waves, up to 6 feet wave face heights. The Managing Director of Conwy Adventure Leisure, Steve Davies, has been working alongside the team at Wavegarden and finally confirmed their first payment for the new playground in a recent statement.
Surf Snowdonia is expected to kick off to the public in the spring of 2015 in the village of Dolgarrog, located in Conwy Valley of North Wales. It will be ideal for all types of surfers, from first-timers to professionals. The park will hosr events, competitions, surf demos and even be open to the public. Take a look:
In addition to the Wavegarden, the park will host other exciting attractions such as a café, restaurant and bar alongside the surfing lagoon so visitors could enjoy food and drinks while watching the surfers shred. Other activities will consist of attractive landscaping, woodland trails and outdoor play. There will be a camping site with shower blocks and future plans to branch out and partner with local accommodation providers to target those that are into sophisticated overnight adventures.
All in all, they are hoping for the park to not only benefit surfers but also the whole population of Dolgarrog. After the aluminum factory closing down in 2007, causing the loss of over 70 jobs and affecting the growth of the town, “the village has been eager for something positive to happen, and have been very supportive of the Wavegarden concept.” said Andy Ainscough, director of Conwy Adventure.
The Surf Snowdonia project will not only impact Wavegarden’s history but will also promote the economic growth in Wales’ Conwy Valley. It will open job opportunities to over one hundred construction workers during the build out and there will be numerous onsite jobs to operate the park and facilities.
Surf Parks will definitely enhance the culture in the surf industry, promoting the sport and enlarging its recognition.