Welsh surf lagoon closes for winter after faults plague opening months

A groundbreaking new artificial surf lagoon in Wales  has been closed for the winter after suffering several faults.

Wales surf lagoon closed due to technical faults.

Wales surf lagoon closed due to technical faults. Image by Derek Key / CC BY-SA 2.0

Surf Snowdonia, which contains 33,000 cubic metres of filtered rainwater and generates massive man-made waves, opened in July. It emptied due to a fault in August, then shut for five days in September due to a tear in the lagoon liner. The latest problem is with the drive mechanism that generates the waves. The fault could take three months to repair. The owners have announced further investment to ensure that the flagship attraction can return in 2016. Read more: bbc.co.uk

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