Surf Snowdonia is the latest in a long and impressive line of recent adventure attraction launches in North Wales. It comes hot on the tail of the largest zip zone in Europe, Zipworld Titan, adrenalin fuelled underground assault course, Zip Below Extreme, and underground giant trampoline playground Bounce Below, all of which have opened in the past year. This series of world-beating new attractions, coupled with internationally renowned mountain biking, sailing, kayaking, abseiling, and rafting to mention but a few, is putting North Wales on the map as the UK’s adventure capital.
Surf Snowdonia has been built on the site of a former aluminium factory. Over 100 years’ of heavy industrial waste has been removed, and 400 tonnes of steel, cast iron and copper have been recycled. Around 25,000 cubic metres of hardcore has also been recycled, with 85% of the stone used in the new construction sourced from the original site. The surf facility will be filled with rainwater taken from neighbouring mountain reservoirs.
The £12 million facility will create over 60 direct jobs, additionally sustaining around 100 jobs in the supply chain. It is conservatively expecting in excess of 75,000 visitors per year.