The surfing lagoon in Dolgarrog, which opened on August 1, has already been forced to close twice after a mechanical problem and then a rip in the liner Surf Snowdonia has closed again after another breakdown in the wave generating machinery – with no date set for its re-opening.
The surfing lagoon in Dolgarrog, which opened on August 1, had already been forced to close twice after a mechanical problem and then a rip in the liner.
Now a further problem has been detected in the Wavegarden machinery that saw the waters fall flat before the weekend.
Engineers have now identified and isolated the section that needs to be repaired – but discussions are continuing over how long this latest shutdown will last.
The Daily Post has been told there is no chance that the waves will start rolling this week but beyond that they have been unable to pin down how long this closure will last.
It is not known if the problems will impact on the 100 jobs at the facility.
The rest of the facility – including the restaurant and soft play area – remains open.
A spokeswoman for Surf Snowdonia said: “Our Wavegarden engineers have been hard at work all weekend and we have now isolated the section of the wave-generating machinery that needs to be repaired.
“Due to a number of factors, including accessibility, this has been no easy task.
“We are now in a better position to accurately assess the extent of the fault to the Wavegarden.
“We will be meeting with engineers from Wavegarden and Leitner, the suppliers of technology, in the coming hours.
“We are certain there will be no more waves this week and our bookings team is in the process of contacting customers who will be affected. We apologise sincerely to all who will be disappointed and inconvenienced by this closure.
“As soon as we have more information from Wavegarden and Leitner we will bring it to you. Thanks again for your support and your patience.”
The lagoon – which received a multi-million pound grant from the Welsh Government – attracted worldwide attention when it opened and has proved popular when it has been operating.