VIDEO: SURFING IN SNOWDONIA

There's now a new and very different way to enjoy Snowdonia National Park

The world's first ever publicly accessible surfing lagoon has just opened on the edge of the Carneddau range in Snowdonia.

Surf Snowdonia is an inland surf facility that uses underwater technology to deliver the longest man-made surfable waves on the planet.

The £12 million facility has been built on the site of a former aluminium factory near the Conwy Valley. There was said to be over 100 years worth of heavy industrial waste that needed moving before the building process could begin.

The lagoon will be filled with rainwater taken from neighbouring reservoirs and will be able to generate waves to suit different surfing abilities. Over 75,000 visitors are expected to visit in the first year of operation.

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