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 two-metre high barrelling wave that starts at the centre of the lagoon, peels perfectly for more than 150 meters, and dissipates softly as it hits the shore.
Conwy Adventure Leisure Ltd (CAL) and their contractors (D Morgan) have built Surf Snowdonia on a former Industrial site – an aluminium rolling and casting works which closed in 2007. Before they set to work it was a derelict, contaminated, brownfield wasteland with little prospect for development. TerraConsult undertook extensive site investigations and made recommendations for the clean-up and redevelopment of the site.