“We’re in the Shire,” says Kalani Robb to Go Pro founder Nick Woodman, as they rip through one of the world’s most beautiful roads. They’re on the A470, a winding mountain track that makes me almost cry with national pride every time I get to drive it. And now here are some of surfing’s major names, also cruising that road, like I’ve seen them do in surf movies since I was a teenager. This time, though, it’s not some dust track in West Oz, the US-Baja border or Capetown’s Garden Route. This time, they’re in WALES!
“Cymru am byth,” shouts my mate, who’s watching the clip over my shoulder. “This Wavegarden thing is gonna bring Wales to the world!”