Surf Snowdonia's 300 metre lagoon is full. The almost crystal clear water clearly exposes the twin stripes of reef which will produce a 2 metre barreling wave.
Speaking on Monday, Louise McWatt of Surf Snowdonia was confident that their instructors would be testing it out this week after a couple of days testing the wave's functionality. And the wave seen here is a modest version of the 2m barreling wave we all want to see.
This wave isn't subject to the vagaries of a storm 1000s of miles away. All you need to forecast is a free weekend at the lagoon which promises one wave per minute and could become as regular in your diet as a morning coffee – just as soon as we have a wave in every major city.
The wave at a glance- The longest man-made surfable wave on the planet.
- Created by a wavefoil (which resembles a snowplough) shuttling back and forth along a central underwater track generating a barrelling wave on either side.
- The 2 metre wave will peel for 150 metres.
- Moving at 6 metres per second it is a ride of just over 20 seconds.
- Up to 52 surfers a session will be able to ride the waves in the lagoon which will simultaneously be producing: a 2m left and right (advanced), a 1.2m left and right (intermediate) and a 70cm (learner) wave at each end of the lagoon.
- Situated right on the edge the Snowdonia National Park.
- Opening August 1st.