Kelly Slater Just Built A Perfect Artificial Wave -- And It May Save Surfing
Huffington Post - about 2 years
The surfing world is abuzz after world champion Kelly Slater casually took to Instagram on Friday to unveil what he says is, without a doubt, the "best man-made wave ever made." "It's a freak of technology," Slater said of the wave. The wave generator, located in a "secret spot" about 110 miles from an undisclosed coast, has been in the works for a while. As he writes on Instagram, Slater has been "sitting on" his announcement for a couple of weeks. "For nearly ten years, my team and I have been working on creating the first truly world-class, high-performance, human-made waves," he writes. "This is something I dreamt about as a kid. Through rigorous science and technology, we’ve been able to design and build what some said was impossible, and many very understandably never thought would actually happen." Artificial waves have long been a sort of holy grail for the sport -- and business -- of surfing. By taking geography out of the equation, everyone from ...
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