Surf Snowdonia review | The Amazing Surfing in Snowdonia
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Just returned from a much needed night away down at Surf Snowdonia, the UK’s only artificial wave pool situated within the Conwy Valley, North Wales. We set off bright and early to miss the morning traffic and arrived at Llandudno to tackle the Great Orme, a prominent limestone head land which looks out towards the Irish Sea. Next we headed into Llandudno town and stopped off for lunch whilst watching the world go by.
Surf Snowdonia and Surf Snowdonia pods Review
Next stop, Surf Snowdonia! We arrived to a welcoming reception and were allocated glamping pod 15 by the lagoon side. The pods sleep up to four people, with two single beds and one double, however an important reminder is to bring your own bedding and pillows or you might be in for a sleepless night! Outside each pod there is a seating area and artificial grass to sunbath if you’re lucky enough to have some sunshine. Don’t forget to make use of the hot tub and sauna’s situated by the lagoon lakeside, a perfect way to end a perfect day! The Surf Snowdonia review is looking good so far!
Day two started off wet and miserable, which didn’t give us much get up and go. Despite the rain we gobbled up our full English and headed out to Conwy town, home to the famous Conwy Castle and the smallest house in Great Britain. Admission to the castle is £7.95 for adults and £5.60 for children under 16, students and senior citizens, with children under 5 free! We also had a wonder around the town walls and finished off at the quaint harbour where we fuelled up with a cup of Costa’s finest and watched the fishing boats head out to sea!
Another must see when visiting North Wales is Bodant Welsh food centre, an 18th century farmhouse, tearoom, restaurant and B&B. It was difficult not to get carried away and buy half the farm shop, with delights such as cakes, jams, chutneys, meats and cheese’s all homemade in Wales being sold. As dinner time approached it was time to head back to Surf Snowdonia for our surf lesson and the nerves started kicking in.
After squeezing into my wetsuit we watched a quick safety briefing and learnt the basics on land before heading into the water. Despite the sun shining the water was still freezing, however we soon forgot about that when the surfing fun started. Wave one and we both fell straight off our boards, however with every wave we go better and better until we were riding out the wave to shore.
Hands down one of the best experiences ever and I would recommend it to anyone. Our 90 minutes were up and unfortunately it was time to head home. We will defiantly be returning to Surf Snowdonia in the near future to practise for the real thing in 6 weeks’ time when we head of to South East Asia for an adventure of a life time and hopefully the water will be a few degrees warmer over there! We could’nt rate the Surf Snowdonia review any higher!
Surf Snowdonia how does it work | price
- Price of the surfing is £35 for one hour
- there are three sections to learn in within the waves: section 1 at the lowest part of the waves for begginers, section 2 intermediate where the wave is somewhat higher and section 3 is the wave at its highest. Furthermore, section 3 is where the best surfers go.
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Things to do in Wales near Surf Snowdonia
- Visit and walk up mount Snowdonia, this is a great day out and takes about roughly 2-4 hours to get to the top. Furthermore, this can be a full day out so have a look for hotels near Snowdonia if your looking to stay the night. There is also the Snowdonia rail available for the public to get a lift to the top of the mountain, if you don’t fancy walking, the price is just a few pound. Also, you will be glad to know there is a cafe at the top of the mourning, hallelujah.
- Visit Llandudno, a brilliant little place with lots of shops, cafes, coffee shops and a good atmosphere. There is also a good stretch of beach front in Llandudno and a pier with shops, food huts and arcades for family fun.
- Visit Conwy and see the Conwy castle. You can walk along the castle walls all way around the city. There is a small price to actually see the Conwy castle. However, the walls are free and provide just as good views. Furthermore, the streets of Conwy are mega to just walk around and see all the quirky shops. There are also plenty of great coffee shops.
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