The joke's on you! I mean me! Let's pop the bubbs and celebrate surfing's rebirth!
Who saw that one coming? Do you think the people of Wales saw it? Do you think when their government mixed in with various developers and told them an unbelievable economic boost was coming straight to their region courtesy of an inland wave park that the neighbors thought, “Yeah! Totally! We can’t wait!”
Do you think Kelly Slater saw it? Do you think he imagined a little but extremely fun little roller would earn lots more money than his peaky blinder?
Do you think the people of Texas saw/see it? Doug Coors standing over his broken down plow with maybe no hope of ever opening again but still seeing fame and fortune just behind that giant mural of Tom Jones?
I’ll be honest. I didn’t see it coming. I saw a trail of broken tears. I saw surf destroying an economy that didn’t need any more help getting destroyed. I saw a few laughs.
But I was wrong! Can we read from the fabulous Whitelines Magazine? But of course we can!
Despite a seemingly shaky start, according to newly released figures, Surf Snowdonia has enjoyed a throughly successful first year.
The stats revealed it has welcomed a massive 150,000 visitors over the course of the season, which is more than double what they had originally forecast.
The number includes 18,000 oversees visitors, ratifying the parks initial claims that it would draw international tourism to the region. Managing director Andy Ainscough said these figures regarding international visitors made him “smile for all sorts of reasons” adding that “The majority of visitors live within a two-hour-drive radius, with London and the South West also making up a significant part of our UK market.”
Read the rest here and dance up and down! Surf is a wonderful commodity! The depressive clouds stand no chance against a bright and shining Welsh sun!