Set in the lush, green Conwy Valley in the lee of the Snowdonia mountains is one of the region’s most high profile and well-visited destinations – Surf Snowdonia. The award-winning adventure hub opened in 2015, and focuses on surfing, glamping, and adventure. The site’s main feature is a fresh-water lagoon, roughly the size of six football pitches, that simulates a wave on which visitors can learn to surf.
New for this year, Surf Snowdonia is holding the Electric Wave Festival, a unique music festival set for July. It will be held on the shores of their inland surf lagoon, with a backdrop of stunning mountains and forests. The weekend will feature surf, music, comedy, and an endless list of fun activities – including slacklining, mountain biking and a Crash & Splash. The festival will also offer a range of the best local producers in street food, BBQ, real ales, craft beers, and locally distilled gin.
On the Festival site itself there is a restricted amount of VIP Glamping accommodation and campervan park-ups available, and a campsite located a short distance from the festival site with transport on offer to those who want to avoid the walk. Of course, festival-goers will be able to book surf sessions and enjoy some wave action with their music! These are to be arranged in advance and start from £30 per hour.
The festival was originally planned to launch last summer but was called off after just one day. Despite 2000 tickets having been sold, the organisers were forced to close the site down due to exceptionally high unseasonal winds, as it caused the main area to become unsafe for visitors. The festival was expected to attract over 3,000 people across 3 days last year, and numbers are looking similar for the re-scheduled event.
Electric Wave will take place at Surf Snowdonia in Dolgarrog on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th July 2018. Visitors are told to expect a family-friendly vibe celebrating some of the best music in the past 25 years, alongside local Welsh talent!