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Edinburgh Surf Lake Proposal Looks to Surf Snowdonia Success

Edinburgh Surf Lake Proposal Looks to Surf Snowdonia Success

A proposal for a surfing lake on the outskirts of Edinburgh has been inspired by the success of Surf Snowdonia.

The Welsh adventure park attracted over 150,000 visitors last year, reports Global Construction News.

The Scottish plan has been put forward by Tartan Leisure. The company is keen to repurpose the Craigpark Quarry near Ratho as an artificial lake.

Edinburgh International Climbing Arena is close to the proposed Scottish location. The intention of having both surf and rock climbing side by side is to position Ratho as an international outdoor adventure destination.

Andy Hadden, the co-founder of Tartan Leisure, highlighted the country’s existing world-class natural breaks. He said the addition of the surf lake could position Scotland as a leading surfing destination.

The expected cost of the project is in the region of £10 million.

Out of sea surfing looks to be a trend to watch as the profile of the sport is raised with inclusion in the Olympics in 2020.  Other projects set to open this year include the BSR Surf Ranch in Texas.

Image courtesy Surf Snowdonia

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Charles is Managing Director at Blooloop. He attends numerous trade shows around the world and frequently speaks about trends and social media for the attractions industry at conferences. Outside of Blooloop his passions are diving, trees and cricket.

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