PRESS RELEASE – May 29, 2013
Today Conwy Adventure Leisure has revealed further plans to regenerate the aluminium works site in Dolgarrog, to create Europe’s first Wavegarden.
With growing interest amongst the local community, Conwy Adventure Leisure held its second wave of community consultation at the Glasdir Conference Centre on Thursday 23rd May. Council members and local businesses were updated on the multimillion pound plans to create the surfing facility known as Surf Snowdonia.
Setting its mission to ‘Create a spectacular water sports family focussed adventure attraction’ Conwy Adventure Leisure’s Managing Director, Steve Davies MBE said:
“The plans for Surf Snowdonia are picking up pace and it was important for us to engage with local council members and businesses and give attendees the chance to raise any concerns. We feel very encouraged by the feedback we have received to date and we are looking forward to the next stage of the process.”
Adding his continued support to the plans was four times Welsh surfing champion Lloyd Cole, who attended the consultation event at Glasdir. Lloyd said:
“This project is rapidly coming to the attention of surfers both in the UK and overseas. The combination of the Wavegarden Lagoon, other water sports attractions and high quality café and retail facilities is going to place North Wales firmly on the adventure tourism map.”
Surf Snowdonia will not only be home to a Wavegarden, Conwy Adventure Leisure has announced that a surf themed indoor family play area will form part of the plans, appealing to children of all ages. The 850 square metre play area will be an ideal space for families to enjoy time together on the site.
The Activity Lagoon will provide family focused enjoyment and an enjoyable and compelling experience for day trippers, over nighters, families, beginners and experts alike. Activity courses and Cable Wakeboarding will make Surf Snowdonia a must-visit attraction in North Wales.
Adding to the plans Conwy Adventure Leisure revealed that relaxed and informal accommodation suitable for families and couples will add to the appeal of Surf Snowdonia, attracting visitors from further afield.
Conwy Adventure Leisure is submitting its plans to create Surf Snowdonia within the next two weeks. If permission is granted it is hoped construction will commence in September of this year, with the first surfers riding the waves by summer 2014.
Section Head Tourism & Communities, Jim Jones said: “The plans for Surf Snowdonia are vital to the economic wellbeing of the area. There is a huge amount of support and interest in this unique and very exciting development. Conwy Adventure Leisure will certainly help us deliver our vision in putting Conwy and North Wales on the map as the heart of adventure for the outdoors, fast becoming the top adrenalin destination in the UK.
Read previous news about this project: Conwy Adventure Leisure to Develop Europe’s First Wavegarden