Welsh Adaptive Surf Championships: A Huge Thank You - Adventure Parc Snowdonia

WELSH ADAPTIVE SURF CHAMPIONSHIPS

A QUICK RECAP OF AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENT 

The Welsh Adaptive Surf Championship is one that we are incredibly honoured to host here at Adventure Parc Snowdonia, and our second competition, that took place over the 1st & 2nd July, was a huge success. 

We were privileged to welcome 20 adaptive surfers from all over the world including the USA, France and Israel, along with some homegrown UK talent including Liverpool-born Spike Kane, Bournemouth’s Tash Davies and our very own Llewelyn Williams, the man responsible for bringing this event to Snowdonia.

The driving force behind both this and our previous event, Abersoch local Llewelyn remembers when all of this was just a possibility. After posing the question of a Welsh championship while on tour at the US Open Championship, Llewelyn left with a list of over 40 interested surfers and the rest, as they say, is history. 

Found at Sea: The inspiring stories of our surfers

Our legendary lineup of British Surfers took home several trophies, with Spike Kane claiming first in the sitting category and third in prone surfing, while Llewelyn won the kneeling category. Competing in the prone assist class, Tash Davies, who has been disabled since the age of 13 with a weakness in her arms, describes surfing as “a different challenge which I enjoy taking on.”

You can read more about the awe-inspiring stories of our surfers over at Nation Cymru.

We’d also like to give a special thanks to the sponsors of this event starting with The Mailing Room, a Bury-based family company with an interest in adaptive surfing. Also to AmpSurf, an organisation set up to inspire and rehabilitate people with disabilities, and Llywelyn’s family company, Hopalong Clothing, who also supported the event.

3C International Live Stream also played a huge part in making the event accessible for all those who couldn’t attend, while our onsite supporters showed up in strong form to cheer on our athletes.

Learn to surf at Adventure Parc Snowdonia

Feeling inspired by our amazing athletes? Always wanted to try surfing yourself? Our 300m freshwater lagoon is the ideal place for learning to surf, with four different graded wave types ranging from beginner through to advanced. Running lessons, courses and free surf wave sessions in the mountains of Snowdonia, this is the ultimate surf spot. 

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We’re very excited to get back to creating waves and sharing the stoke from 1st April 2022! You can secure your weekday waves in advance and enjoy 10% off your midweek ‘Just Surf’ session using the code EARLYBIRD at checkout. This promotion will expire Thursday 31st April!