When you think of the planet’s prime surfing territory, Britain isn’t high on the list. A new £12 million project is out to change that.
The project is Surf Snowdonia, a 300-metre-long lagoon in Wales that promises the largest man-made surfable waves in the world. The waves are created once a minute by a plough-like weight that moves underwater, and measure variously 2 metres, 1.2 metres and 70 centimetres high.
Surf Snowdonia hopes to attract both casual enthusiasts and elite surfers with the promise of 20 second rides, perfect for practicing manoeuvres without being subject to the whims of Mother Nature.