Here are some of our most frequently asked questions. If there is anything that we haven’t managed to answer, please feel free to drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How long and how much is a surfing session?
A one-hour free-surfing session on the Wavegarden will cost in the region of £30 (for beginner surfers) to £50 (for advanced surfers), with 1.5 hour lessons available from £45 for beginner surfers with lessons and courses for intermediate and advanced surfers. The price that you end up paying will depend on how you buy your hours and whether it is for a peak time or off peak.
How big are the waves?
We have three different waves that all run simultaneously in distinct areas of the lagoon. An over-head ‘advanced’ wave, a waist-high ‘intermediate’ wave and the knee-high ‘beginner’ waves.
How many waves am I likely to get during a session?
Surfers on the advanced and intermediate waves work on a rotation basis (three per wave, so each surfer catches every third wave) and the wave runs every 90 seconds. Surfers in the beginner bays will get every other wave.
Will kayaks and surf kayaks be allowed on the lake?
We welcome surf-specific kayaks and skis but for the safety of all our lagoon users we can only accommodate them on the advanced wave. Please only book as a kayaker on this wave if you have the necessary skills and experience to ride our over-head waves. It’s critical that you are able to get off the wave at the necessary spot and not run into the beginner bays. Failure to do so may result in you being asked to leave the wave. You’ll need to bring your own boat, paddle and helmet (although we will be carrying a couple of Ride Demo kayaks which you can rent).
Are you recruiting staff?
We’re always happy to hear from talented and enthusiastic individuals. Our career opportunities range from surf instructors, lifeguards, retail staff, catering staff, booking and reception staff to engineers, marketeers and accountants. If you feel that you have the skills and the personality to join us please click here to download the Expression of Interest for Employment at Surf Snowdonia and email it back along with your CV to email@example.com. We’ll contact you as soon as suitable job specifications become available.
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 going to be accommodation?
Yes! We have 36 wooden camping pods sleeping a total of 144 on our site. Each cosy pod sleeps 4 (two single beds and one double) and comes with internal and external light, 2 plug sockets and a heater. For showers and toilets there is a clean and warm shower block within the accommodation area. We offer bed and breakfast accommodation for £100 per night (this is the same price whether you put 2 or 4 people in your pod). If you fill the pod this works out to be £25 B&B per person. Your hearty breakfast will be served over in the main hub building.
Apart from surfing what else can I do at Surf Snowdonia?
If you’re not keen on the surfing, SUP, surf kayaking or bodyboarding there will still be heaps to do on site. Our ‘Crash and Splash’ activity lagoon opens in autumn 2015. The Crash and Splash activity lagoon will host ‘blobbing’ as well as a fun water-based obstacle course testing skill, fitness and your luck. For the younger kids (toddlers to 12 years) there is the super-fun surf-themed Soft Play Shack, and everyone will love the great food and drink available in our Surf Side Café Bar and coffee shops. Our surf retail area means you can browse the best quality wetsuits, boards, accessories and clothing. And our 50-metre glass-fronted viewing gallery (3m from the waters edge) will allow you to watch all the action whilst enjoying something to eat and drink.
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.
Are dogs allowed on site?
Dogs are allowed on site, dogs are allowed on decked viewing area. Strictly NO dogs on the lagoon side path (due to health & safety). NO dogs in buildings. These rules don’t apply to guide dogs. We ask that owners have poop bags on them at all times.