North West Wales

Snowdonia rainwater to be used at new surf attraction

Surf Snowdonia project Image copyright Weber Shandwick
Image caption The attraction will be capable of producing 6ft man-made waves

A multi-million pound surf attraction and "wave garden" in the Conwy Valley will be filled with Snowdonia rainwater.

The Surf Snowdonia project, at a former aluminium factory in Dolgarrog, is currently under construction on the edge of the national park.

It will be filled entirely by Welsh rainwater collected from Snowdonia mountain reservoirs.

The rainwater will be transformed into powerful two-metre waves.

The unique surf lagoon, which opens this summer, covers an area comparable to six football pitches.

The rainwater that fills the lagoon will travel from four different Snowdonia mountain reservoirs including Llyn Cowlyd, the deepest lake in north Wales.

"What we're doing here is using north Wales's most abundant natural resource to deliver a unique experience which will appeal to surf pros and families alike," said Steve Davies, the managing director of Conwy Adventure Leisure Limited, who are behind the project.

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