Lonely Planet Writer

Surf the world's longest wave....in Wales!

Surf Snowdonia, a £15 million inland lagoon boasting 2m-high artificial waves, opens this weekend in Wales. The owners claim the lozenge-shaped lagoon, which is 300m long and 110m wide, has the longest man-made surf wave in the world.

A lake in the Conwy Valley.
A lake in the Conwy Valley. Image by Stuart Madden / CC BY 2.0

The centre uses ground-breaking technology to create around 50 consistent waves an hour, allowing expert surfers to perfect complex moves and giving beginners the chance to practice in areas where the waves are smaller. The site is in the Conwy Valley, on the edge of Snowdonia National Park. Read more: bbc.co.uk