Surf Snowdownia Construction on Track

08 Sep 2014 Posted by Admin in Media

Construction of the first commercial Wavegarden facility is on track, with an opening in July 2015 anticipated. Steve Davies, the managing director of site developer Conwy Adventure Leisure, said: “We have already started construction of the central channel which will be the base for the wave making machine.” There are currently 20 pieces of…

Wavegarden wetsuits for 2015

23 Jul 2014 Posted by Admin in Media

Wave Park Group will be producing a limited run of men’s chest-zip steamer wetsuits for the 2015 winter season. The latest prototype has been received and incorporates all of the latest technology in wetsuit design. The neoprene comes from limestone so is inherently longer wearing and more environmentally sustainable  than suits made from petroleum…

This is Us

11 Jun 2014 Posted by Admin in Media

Kai Neville’s short film “This Is Us” celebrates the joys of surfing and travelling in Europe. Join Dion Agius, Noa Deane, Wade Goodall and Brendon Gibbons as they score fun beachbreak barrels, skate in Paris and shred the Wave Garden.

World’s First Surfing Lake Opening in 2015

23 May 2014 Posted by Admin in Media

Britain’s first artificial surfing lake is due to open in Snowdonia, Wales next year. Revolutionary Wavegarden technology means that 2m high waves can now be created at the touch of a button. The mechanical wave is a world first and is set to transform the sport of surfing, giving it the potential…

First Commercial Wavegarden to open by mid-2015

08 Apr 2014 Posted by Admin in Media

Conwy Adventure Leisure (CAL) has signed a contract with Wavegarden to purchase the latest Wavegarden wave generator, paving the way for the first commercial Wavegarden facility to open to the public by mid-2015. The Surf Snowdownia Project is based in Wales and is currently awaiting final planning consent, with work expected to…

2014 Taj’s Small Fries Yallingup

22 Jan 2014 Posted by Admin in Media

The ninth edition of Taj’s Small Fries wrapped up in sensational style on Sunday in Yallingup, Western Australia. Competitors revelled in the fun 2-3ft peaks on offer at Shallows and performances reached their peak as the stakes were raised. In the blue ribbon boys 16 & under division, Sunshine Coast goofy-footer Reef…

Wavegarden Technology to Revolutionise Artificial Surfing

22 Jan 2014 Posted by Admin in Media

Australian Leisure Management magazine has published an article on the Wavegarden in Australia. Wave Park Group’s Executive Chairman, Andrew Ross, describes plans to build Wavegardens in Australia delivering up to 2.0 metre high tubing waves. He is also quoted as saying that Wavegarden lagoons have the potential to “significantly boost surfing participation…

John John in the Wavegarden

13 Jan 2014 Posted by Admin in Media

Surfing’s wunderkind, John John Florence has released a new video of his time spent in Europe late last year. John also popped into the Wavegarden whilst in Spain to ride our half pipe and the lagoon, and included a couple waves from his session in the edit. Check it out.

Wave Park Group supports Taj’s Small Fries

09 Jan 2014 Posted by Admin in Media

Wave Park Group is pleased to announce that it has agreed to become a supporting partner of Taj’s Small Fries 2014 junior surfing contest to be held at Yallingup between 17 and 19 January 2014. Now into its 9th year, the Small Fries event draws the most talented junior surfers and their families from…

Surf Video of the Year – 2013

30 Dec 2013 Posted by Admin in Media

There has been some great clips published this year – deep barrels from Go Pro, epic road trips, tropical bliss, footage of the Wavegarden in action, and of course the controversy that raged over Steph Gilmore’s somewhat provocative video promoting the Roxy Pro in Biarritz (which ironically, despite all the hoo-hah in…

Update on the Wavegarden in Wales

13 Dec 2013 Posted by Admin in Media

Forget Hawaii – the future of surfing could be eight miles inland and close to Wales’s tallest mountain. A £7.7m “Wavegarden” in Snowdonia is set to open on the site of an old aluminium works. Artificial surfing lakes have been built around the world, but they either push out a shortlived wave…