Wavegarden signs contract to build UK’s first inland surfing lagoon

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Gipuzkoa company Wavegarden has signed the first sale of its exclusive artificial wave generation technology in the United Kingdom, to be installed at a waterpark in North Wales.

A contract, said to involve a 7 figure payment, has been signed for the Wavegarden artificial wave system to be installed at the Surf Snowdonia park, according to the British company Conwy Adventure Leisure (CAL). Signing the contract means a step forward for the Surf Snowdonia project, which plans to open to the public in early summer 2015.

In an official communiqué, CAL states that it has opted for the Wavegarden technology because the Basque company is the industry leader in the design and manufacture of wave generation systems. The communiqué also mentions the testing facility that Wavegarden has been developing in Aizarnazabal (Gipuzkoa) for the last 7 years.

The wave designed by engineers at Wavegarden has been tested by the best surfers in the world, who have approved its characteristics. Construction work for the artificial wave system in Wales is expected to start immediately.

According to Josema Odriozola, founder and CEO of Wavegarden, this sale is a milestone in the history of the company, whose engineers are already working on the production of a 6-foot wave version for the British park.

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