How much does it cost?
It depends on the level you surf at and whether you visit on a peak or off-peak day. Adult wave sessions start at £35 per hour, child from £25. Adult surf lessons start at £50 for 90 minutes, child from £40.
When are the peak and off-peak sessions?
Off-peak pricing applies outside of school holidays and public holidays from 4pm on Sundays until Thursday evening. Peak prices apply from Friday morning until Sunday 4pm, as well as in school holidays and on public holidays.
What age do you need to be?
We offer surfing from age 5+. Children aged 5-7 must be accompanied in the water by a non-surfing adult. Crash & Splash is suitable for children aged 12+ (and a minimum of 50kg, maximum weight of 115kg). Family Crash & Splash is suitable for children aged 5+.
What discount can I get?
Look for our off-peak availability which is substantially cheaper than peak. We also offer annual membership for £100 which entitles the member to a 20% discount on all water-based activities, accommodation and events. The discount applies to our retail too, with the exception of SmoothStar skate boards and surf boards.
Is the water salty?
No, our waves are made out of pure Welsh rain water. We draw our water from reservoirs in the Carneddau mountains above the Conwy Valley. It passes through a neighbouring hydroelectricity plant before filling our lagoon.
What thickness is the wetsuit?
We offer seasonally appropriate wetsuits for hire at £5 per day.
What else is there?
As well as surfing we offer a Wipeout-style Crash & Splash obstacle lagoon, a soft play café, a skate ramp, retail, bar and surf-side café diner. We also have cosy glamping pod accommodation, a TiPi events space and a corporate boardroom which is available for hire. We host regular events and live music.
Do we need to book in the restaurant?
We always recommend booking in advance, especially if you are visiting during busy times (weekends and school holidays). You can book by visiting the restaurant welcome post or by calling us on 01492 353 123.
Can we buy photographs of our time on the waves?
Our photographers are always on site to capture your session. You can view your images at the Surf Photo Hut (on the decking next to the soft play café) after your session. Buy your digital copies from £7.50 per image.
Can I wear my glasses in the lagoon?
For practical reasons you cannot wear glasses / spectacles in the water – they would be washed away by the waves. If you can’t surf without glasses, we recommend you ask your optician about getting some prescription goggles in advance of your visit.
Do I have to pay to get into the park?
No, parking and entry to Surf Snowdonia is free. We have always wanted to make the park accessible to anybody who might want to come to watch the surfing, enjoy the atmosphere and have a coffee, drink or a meal. You only pay if you choose to take part in a specific activity like surfing, the activity lagoon or indoor soft play.
Is there accommodation on site?
Yes! We offer glamping accommodation, with each glamping pod sleeping up to four people in two single beds and one double. Glamping guests get free access to our hot tubs and sauna. Delicious food and drink served in our surf-side diner, cafes and bar.
What is there to do in the local area?
North Wales is known to many as the ‘Heart of Adventure’. Whilst staying with us at Surf Snowdonia you are not restricted to on-site activities. There is plenty going on close by including walking, climbing, kayaking and world-class mountain biking. You’ll also find the world’s fastest zipwire just down the road as well as a cavern converted into a huge trampoline system with slides and neon lights!!! Check out www.adventuremap.co.uk for some ideas.