Surf Snowdinia, a Former Aluminum Factory, Produces The World’s Longest Artificial Waves

By: | August 16th, 2015

What was once an aluminum factory is now a man-made lake in North Wales, England, known for producing the world’s longest artificial waves.

Surf Snowdinia, which took almost 10 years to create, is an experience like no other for surfers looking to ride waves that roll for nearly 500 feet, at six-and-a-half feet tall!

The facility itself is approximately 1,000 feet in length and 400 feet wide and was built by a company called Wavegarden.

Surf Snowdinia can handle up to 36 surfers at a time, using an underwater plow that travels along a central track to push out waves.

In order to provide a more realistic surfing experience, the direction of the swells can be altered by contours on the bottom of the man-made lake.

Good news if you are located in the United States because a similar Wavegarden development called Nland Surf Park is expected to open in Austin, Texas in 2016.

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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