SH7667 : Surf Snowdonia

taken 3 years ago, near to Dolgarrog, Conwy, Great Britain

Surf Snowdonia
Surf Snowdonia
Excavation work has commenced on a £7.7m project to construct a water theme park due to open in April 2015.LinkExternal link
Surf Snowdonia - water theme park :: SH7767
Surf Snowdonia, opened in August 2015, as a brand-new artificial wave facility at Dolgarrog in the Conwy Valley, North Wales. Privately funded, it cost £12m to build, on the site of a former aluminium factory – though it has been decontaminated since, and approved by Welsh environmental regulators. It is the first in the world.
Surf Snowdonia uses WaveGarden technology, pioneered by a group of surfer-engineers in San Sebastián, Spain, and which will soon be rolled out globally (Spring 2016). The waves are created once a minute by a snow plough-like weight that moves underwater along a central pier.
The attraction is 300 metres (985ft ) long and 110 metres (360ft) wide (around the size of six football pitches) containing six million gallons of water with three wave heights offering waves that are up to six feet high if you ride the whole way of 150 metres. The pool is filled with rainwater collected from Snowdonia reservoirs including Llyn Cowlyd. This water passes through the adjacent hydro-power station, originally built to power the former aluminium plant, before being pumped from the tail-race into the surfing pool.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 8 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Construction, Development 
Primary Subject of Photo
Construction 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7698 6743 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:11.3813N 3:50.5602W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7696 6742
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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