One of the world's largest wave pools - you won't believe where it is!
The Welsh countryside is one of the last places you'd go searching for a wave, but now it’s home to the longest man-made waves in the world.
The village of Dolgarrog may be small, with a population of around 500, but it’s fast becoming one of the most talked about places in the surfing community.
Dolgarrog is home to the $25 million ‘Surf Snowdonia’, a mammoth surf lagoon that generates super long rides and boasts to be ‘the longest man-made surfable waves on the planet’.
The concept for the ‘wavegarden’ took more than 10 years to develop and uses new wavefoil technology that is controlled by the touch of a keyboard. Underneath the water is an aquatic style snowplough with a countoured bottom, which runs through the centre of the lagoon and allows for different sized waves to break on either side of the track with swell ranging from 0.7m to up to 2m.
All pictures: Oli Scarff
Alongside the wave pool is a restaurant, café, bar and camping ground. Its sounds pretty epic and it’s definitely on our list of places to go!