Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Surf Snowdonia | Wales


"Picture this. A perfect lozenge-shaped fresh-water lagoon, roughly the size of six football pitches, set in the lush, green Conwy Valley in the lee of the Snowdonia mountains. Now add something entirely unexpected.
A powerful two-metre wave that rises at the centre of the lagoon, peels perfectly for more than 150 metres, and dissipates softly as it hits the shore."

Surf Snowdonia Wavegarden is a revolutionary world-first inland surf lagoon set in the majestic Conwy Valley in North Wales.

Surf Snowdonia has been built on a former industrial site - an aluminium rolling and casting works which closed in 2007. Before transformation, the site was a derelict, brownfield wasteland with little prospect for development but - over the course of twelve-month construction phase - it was completely cleaned up and over a hundred years’ worth of industrial waste were removed.

"Recycling is a big deal for us. We have crushed and reused 25,000 cubic metres of onsite material, and 85% of the stone we have used in construction is recycled. We have also recycled 400 tonnes of steel, cast iron and copper from the site. It’s a pretty impressive transformation."

temporary closed - waiting for re-opening next spring 2016!

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